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July 2017

STEVE SALO Halcyon Days

12 July - 24 September

Halcyon Days takes us on an exploration of the coastal landscape as seen through the eyes of Geelong-based painter Steve Salo. In this series of works, drawn largely from memory, Steve recalls those places from which feelings of freedom, wonder and a deep sense of connection to the natural world are mixed with recollections of childhood riverside adventures and day trips down to the coast. Hoping to share his sense of continuity and connectedness to place, Steve reflects “It is…

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August 2017

The You Yangs—Mark Dober

12 August @ 10:00 am - 15 October @ 5:00 pm
Mark Dober You Yangs watercolour 36 2016

Reflecting the enduring interest of artists in this unique location, this exhibition of recent watercolours by Mark Dober includes large-scale multi-panelled works painted en plein air in a vibrant palette.

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2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards

12 August @ 10:00 am - 8 October @ 5:00 pm
Carolyn Hawkins Trashed 2015

Geelong Gallery’s nationally acclaimed acquisitive prize exhibition features entries from around Australia by established and emerging printmakers representing the diversity of current practice through both traditional printmaking techniques as well as contemporary processes. 38 works by 39 leading and emerging Australian artists have been shortlisted for the 2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards. The acquisitive awards and biennial exhibition will feature works by Benjamin Armstrong, Rosalind Atkins, Elizabeth Banfield, G.W Bot, Laura Castell, Jock Clutterbuck, Marian Crawford, Ben Fennessy, Dianne Fogwell, Peter…

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Fred Williams in the You Yangs

19 August @ 10:00 am - 5 November @ 5:00 pm
Fred Williams You Yang Pond 1963

Fred Williams in the You Yangs brings together the ground-breaking paintings, drawings and etchings that represent the turning point in Fred Williams’s art.  Williams started working in the You Yangs in 1962. It is his work of this period that defined what is commonly considered his ‘classic’ interpretation of the Australian landscape. This exhibition reveals Williams’s enduring fascination with the You Yangs as a recurring subject (among others) for his painting throughout the 1960s to the late 1970s, and surveys…

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Free Stand-up Comedy Class

22 August @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You’re a funny person. At least that’s what people tell you. You’ve been wanting to try your hand at stand-up comedy, but don’t know where to begin. You know comedy is an art, but there must be some ‘golden rules’, right? Join us on Tuesday, August 22 at Beav’s Bar for a FREE workshop on stand-up comedy, and have all your questions answered. You’ll get to meet stand-up comedy veteran and comedy teacher, and learn the ‘Normal-Normal-Twist’ and ‘Random Word’ joke generation.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

24 August @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Melbourne City Ballet offers another Shakespearian classic for audiences in 2017, after the huge success of their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2016. Melbourne City Ballet will perform an interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream choreographed by Artistic Director, Michael Pappalard. Audiences will see a range of diverse movement, executed by some of Australia’s most talented artists. This comical tale explores the lives of two couples whose lives are affected by the meddling fairies who live in a…

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Bakersfield Mist

24 August @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

BY TASMANIAN THEATRE COMPANY & STRAIGHTJACKET PRODUCTIONS, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE KARRALYKA CENTRE Colourful comedy/drama inspired by real events Written by Stephen Sachs Is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder? Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an opp shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact, she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel Percy (John…

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Voices of Our Time

27 August @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Geelong Chorale, conducted by Allister Cox will present a concert of music written by local, state, national and international composers including Malcolm John, Stephen Leek, James MacMillan, Eric Whitacre, Karl Jenkins and the hauntingly ethereal Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen.   What do all these composers have in common?  They are all alive!   Details of the concert are as follows: Concert:   Voices of Our Time Artists:  The Geelong Chorale, Conductor – Allister Cox Date and Time:   Sunday 27…

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Bethany Arthouse Film Festival screening: Rosalie Blum

29 August @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Bethany Arthouse Film Festival in Geelong. Film five: ROSALIE BLUM (France)    The biggest hit in the 27-year history of the Alliance Française French Film Festival, Rosalie Blum is an enchanting, witty and ingeniously crafted comedy about a random encounter that has unexpected and life-changing consequences. Thirty-something Vincent Machot (Kyan Khojandi) is a hairdresser, like his father before him. Life rotates around work, his overbearing mother who lives in the apartment upstairs, and a womanising…

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September 2017

Printmaking workshop—Joel Wolter

2 September @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn the basic techniques of linocut and dry-point printmaking in a two hour printmaking workshop at the Geelong Gallery with local artist, Joel Wolter. Techniques such as carving, engraving, ink application and printing will be covered and enable participants to produce a print to take home.

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2 Worlds Festival

2 September @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The 2 Worlds Festival, which aims to bring our cultures together in a fun, entertaining and interactive festival atmosphere. It will showcase a variety of indigenous and western performers, art, traditional and not so traditional activities, indigenous and modern multicultural food offerings. A true celebration of culture and walking in 2 worlds. The headline acts include Archie Roach, Jeff Lang, Neil Murray, Shane Howard Trio, Chris Wilson and Yirrmal and the Miliyawutj, with at least another 15 local and national musicians…

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GPAC’s Musical Mornings – Rachael Beck Stars in This Girl

6 September @ 10:30 am - 7 September @ 10:30 am

Rachael Beck is a multi-award winning music theatre star of Australia with a commanding stage presence, stellar vocals and a superb repertoire. Rachel brings her stunning and critically acclaimed show This Girl, to the stage. Featuring songs from her vast career on the musical stage as well as popular ballads including Running Up That Hill, State Of The Heart, Only Girl In The World and Make You Feel My Love, this brand new show encompasses many diverse styles that will…

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Pike St

6 September @ 8:00 pm - 9 September @ 8:00 pm

In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, a struggling family prepares to ride out the next big storm.  Unable to move her teenaged daughter Candace  whose mysterious aneurysm has rendered her unable to move or breathe on her own out of their crumbling tenement, Evelyn plans for more than just survival: she fights for healing and redemption. Pike St is Nilaja Sun’s first solo show since her international hit, the OBIE Award-winning No Child. With trademark humour, political incisiveness, and virtuosity, she…

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John Williamson

8 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

He is firmly cemented in the nation’s musical culture, his impressive career spans more than forty years. He has survived and soared in the often cut-throat entertainment industry. His unofficial anthems, tributes to legends and unsung heroes and tender ballads have captured the spirit of the nation in song unlike any other. His honest and passionate songs are synonymous with the country that inspires him and connect him with his countrymen regardless of age, sex or creed. Add to this…

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Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

12 September @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The always-popular combination of film and images of Geelong’s past given new 21st Century treatment and presented by Colin Mockett and Shirley Power. Tickets can be booked at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased by credit card over the phone.

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You’re My World – The Cilla Black Story

13 September @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tickets available from the Box Office, (03) 5232 2077 Cilla Black is back in a biographical cabaret full of the powerhouse vocals and self-deprecating humour that made her one of the UK’s most loved performers. We meet the British pop icon and TV star at the peak of her popularity, belting out Anyone Who Had a Heart and Alfie. She reminisces about her childhood in Liverpool, and shares cheeky anecdotes about The Beatles and her old mate Queen Elizabeth! With beautiful…

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15 September @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dance Initiative Productions explores the stages of four women’s lives interpreted through contemporary dance and drama. Ideas of expectation, passion and inspiration unite them – together they discover their stories are reflective of each other’s thus strengthening their bond and own sense of identity. Order your tickets at our Customer Service Centres or purchase by credit card over the phone.

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Bluebird Vintage Trivia Challenge

16 September @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

It’s 1957 and Edna, Beryl and the ladies of the Bluebird Auxiliary are back with the second trivia challenge. Test your wits against the Bluebird Brains Trust once again as we challenge you with questions such as: * What popular platter-shaped toy was first available for sale in 1957? * In the number one hit, where was Johnny Ray walking? * What day of the week was February 6th of this year? ie 1957 Gentleman – cuff links and shoe…

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16 September @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dance Initiative Productions explores the stages of four women’s lives interpreted through contemporary dance and drama. Ideas of expectation, passion and inspiration unite them – together they discover their stories are reflective of each other’s thus strengthening their bond and own sense of identity. Order your tickets at our Customer Service Centres or purchase by credit card over the phone.

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Melbourne Theatre Company’s What Rhymes with Cars and Girls

21 September @ 8:00 pm - 23 September @ 8:00 pm

His achingly lyrical first solo album, What Rhymes with Cars and Girls, cemented You Am I frontman Tim Rogers’ already formidable reputation as one of Australia’s premier songwriters.  Playwright Aidan Fennessy (National Interest) has threaded these beautiful songs across the class divide to create a tale of love in contemporary Australia. Performed with a live band led by Rogers,  What Rhymes with Cars and Girls is an intimate musical jewel that sees two lovers brought together by a conjunction of…

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Horrible Harriet

23 September @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

GPAC’s 2017 Love Central Geelong Family Magic Program Presents Horrible Harriet for two performances only. Look out! Here comes Horrible Harriet. She’s wicked, wild and wonderful! Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework. Harriet and the other children don’t see eye to eye – but all Harriet really wants is a friend. When Athol Egghead lands in his hot air balloon, Harriet finally meets someone who understands…

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Flinders Quartet

27 September @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

FLINDERS QUARTET DEATH & THE MAIDEN  A colourful chamber concert, coffee & cake Coffee & cake: 10:30am Flinders Quartet (FQ) is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. A quartet for the twenty-first century, FQ continues its second decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity. The group’s dynamic and stirring performances of a full spectrum of repertoire make them a highly respected force in Australian chamber music. Programme: RICHARD MILLS String Quartet No. 4 Glimpses from…

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October 2017

Justice Crew: KICK ONS TOUR

6 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm

VIP TICKETS: VIP Sound Check Ticket Holders are able to attend and experience the JUSTICE CREW Sound Check for a total time of 20 minutes, including an opportunity to ask questions. The VIP Experience commences at 5pm. Since winning Australia’s Got Talent in 2010, Justice Crew has set the nation on fire releasing non-stop chart smashing music. Their #1 ARIA Single “Boom Boom” is certified 6 x Platinum, backed up by two further ARIA Top 10 hit singles “Best Night” and…

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Geelong Harmony Chorus – Sing into Spring 3

8 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Geelong Harmony Chorus are back for their annual Sing into Spring Concert for the Seniors Festival. Geelong’s ever-popular a capella women’s chorus perform their trademark ringing harmonies in an afternoon filled with music, laughter and fun. Afternoon tea provided, raffle with great prices and purchase drinks from our licensed bar. Tickets can be ordered at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased by credit card over the phone.

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Golden Hits from the Drop of a Hatband

10 October @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

From the Beatles and Dylan to Dire Straits and the Travelling Wilburys – the Hatband’s choice of greatest hits have their backgrounds explained and then delivered in the easiest of styles. Tickets can be ordered at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased by credit card over the phone.

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The Popular Mechanicals

11 October @ 8:00 pm - 14 October @ 8:00 pm

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the theatre this evening. Shakespeare’s greatest clowns – the rude mechanicals from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – take centre stage in this wild reimagining of what might have happened off-stage during the Bard’s most loved comedy. Perhaps the most famous group of amateur thespians of all time, the cast of the play-within-a-play Pyramus and Thisbe, bumble their way through rehearsals, misadventures and sheer idiocy in an hysterically funny mix of…

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Love Songs – Kate Ceberano & Paul Grabowsky

11 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

RAZ MUSIC A repertoire as diverse as love itself An intimate evening with the high priestess of Australian pop Kate Ceberano and musical partner, ARIA and Helpmann Award-winning Paul Grabowsky. This very personal journey into words and music by two of Australia’s most respected musicians brings brilliant interpretations of some of the greatest love songs of the past 50 years. The effect on audiences is palpable as Kate and Paul present stripped-back renditions of love songs they’ve hand-picked together for…

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Birdcage Thursdays

12 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Birdcage Thursdays is a new Australian play which takes a theatrically innovative and tragicomic look at the issue of hoarding and some of the complexities around communication across services and the families of those who hoard. An ageing mother resists her adult daughter every step of the way towards an important inspection. This performance features rebound local actress Genevieve Picot and addresses a major issue within the city of Greater Geelong with a Q&A session facilitated through the Geelong Hoarding…

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Blue Love

13 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

SHAUN PARKER & COMPANY Snappy acting & a fat dose of funny   Infused with intense physical theatre, film and dance, Shaun Parker’s Blue Love is a poetic and satirical take on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia. From a fantastic place where TV soap meets art-house film, Glenn and Rhonda Flune take the audience on an expedition in search of the perfect relationship. Blue Love is inspired by famous works of art, theatre, music and film,…

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17 October @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

ATHOL GUY – THE SEEKERS STORY IS A PERSONAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST CELEBRATED MUSIC GROUPS Celebrating one of the country’s most revered music groups, Athol Guy – The Seekers Story, is a musical and visual spectacular that takes the audience on a journey from the 60s through to modern day. Athol Guy – bassist and one of The Seekers’ founding members – is joined by an all-star cast including…

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