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August 2018

Lorne Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA)

30 August @ 7:00 pm - 2 September @ 9:00 pm

The Lorne Festival of Performing Arts returns Thursday 30 August to Sunday 2 September with cabaret, music, magic, comedy and more.  Visit the website to stay in touch. A great weekend to get way and be entertained in Lorne on the Great Ocean Road  

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September 2018

Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

1 September - 25 November

Elizabeth Gower is one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists with a career spanning forty years, and as a pioneering feminist artist who emerged in the 1970s, her work has had, and continues to have, an important impact on her peers and younger artists. Gower’s ingenious formal manipulation and transformation of materials is conditioned by her work’s exceptional conceptual rigour. Gower recycles and collages remnants of popular culture to create exquisite optical patterns and explore ideas of consumerism and consumption. Her work…

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HELL SHIP – THE JOURNEY OF THE TICONDEROGA @ The Potato Shed

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

Written and performed by Michael Veitch In 1852, the emigrant ship ‘Ticonderoga’ limped into Port Melbourne after a nightmare voyage from England in which nearly 200 of her passengers had died of typhus. Her saga of tragedy, loss and heroism gripped the people of the young nation like nothing before. This though, is just the beginning of the story. Michael Veitch takes us on one-man’s journey through one of Victoria’s most horrific maritime events. Reviews from Michael’s last one man…

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World Class Art at the Tate Modern – Mr Ian Swankie – Adfas September Lecture

10 September @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

10th September Lecture World Class Art at the Tate Modern – Mr Ian Swankie Housed in a converted power station, the Tate Modern quickly became the world’s most visited modern art museum. This talk looks at the building, with its mixture of industrial and sleek new architecture, then moves inside to experience the best of the collection. Some works are profound, some are witty, some are whacky, but they all have a place. Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong Inc. (Registration number: A0024034Y…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Almighty Sometimes

13 September @ 8:00 pm - 15 September @ 8:00 pm

Anna has been medicated for a range of mood and behavioural disorders for as long as she can remember. Now she wants to know what life would be like without pills and prescriptions. More fulfilling? More exciting? More real? As Anna tries to find out who she really is, her mother, Renee (played by Hannah Waterman), remains determined to protect her. She can’t bear to watch her daughter go through the anguish all over again, to throw it all away…

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Who’s who portrait prize

15 September - 18 November
2017 Who’s who portrait prize

Coinciding with the Geelong Gallery’s presentation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales‘ 2018 Archibald Prize, this student prize marks Jules Francois Archibald’s connection to Geelong and aims to encourage and inspire young artists to celebrate local or regional identities, their personal histories and achievements—through portraiture. Selected entries will be exhibited across Geelong including Geelong Gallery, Geelong Regional Libraries, Westfield Shopping Centre and more. Learn more

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Paris Underground – By Madotti and Vegas

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

PARIS UNDERGROUND By Madotti and Vegas Cabaret performance – bring your culinary delights and purchase drinks from our licensed bar. Journey into the dark delights of the underground of Paris with comedy, astounding magic and illusion, burlesque, feats, flesh and feathers, surprises and seductions, incendiary song, spectacular dance, brilliant, beautiful and strange circus and cabaret and introducing new performers, new routines and new jokes. Welcome to the Underground, the dark heart of Paris – a night to remember! “If you want to be lured into the world…

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2018 Archibald Prize

22 September @ 10:00 am - 18 November @ 5:00 pm

First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been engaging art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many…

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS @ The Potato Shed

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

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Hit Productions Thursday 27 September, 2.00pm and 8.00pm The play Around the World in 80 Day is an epic, funny, madcap adaptation of the classic novel by Jules Verne. The story opens on Tuesday 1 October 1872…at 11.57pm…and 30 seconds…with a sinister robbery taking place…Big Ben chimes midnight and within minutes the central London bank is 40,000 pounds poorer. Pursued by Scotland Yard through Europe, Africa, Australia, it is race to stay ahead of the law, stay on schedule and to…

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS @ The Potato Shed

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

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Hit Productions Thursday 27 September, 2.00pm and 8.00pm The play Around the World in 80 Day is an epic, funny, madcap adaptation of the classic novel by Jules Verne. The story opens on Tuesday 1 October 1872…at 11.57pm…and 30 seconds…with a sinister robbery taking place…Big Ben chimes midnight and within minutes the central London bank is 40,000 pounds poorer. Pursued by Scotland Yard through Europe, Africa, Australia, it is race to stay ahead of the law, stay on schedule and to…

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October 2018

GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – Prize Fighter

3 October @ 8:00 pm - 6 October @ 8:00 pm

Get ringside for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling paired with the visceral thrill of live boxing. Fleeing the Congo as a child, playwright Future D. Fidel lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of the people he has known. Isa is a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, he…

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

5 October - 14 October

Call for Artists – Free Entry Surf Coast Arts Space, Shop 2, 103 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea 5th – 14th October 2018 – Opening night Friday 5th October Criteria Impacted by Mental Illness – this may be family, friends or your own experience Utilise Art as a tool for expression, wellbeing and/or your recovery Items must be for sale (no commission taken from price) Art piece is designed to match the theme of “Connection” How to register: contact *protected email*…

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MY LIFE AS A PIANO @ The Potato Shed

7 October @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

MY LIFE AS A PIANO Seniors Festival special Cabaret performance – bring your culinary delights and purchase drinks from our licensed bar. Jan Preston’s My Life as a Piano is a show of unforgettable autobiographic stories, sometimes uproarious, sometimes poignant, interwoven with never before seen images, original songs and music. From the über-cool ambience of dark and dingy jazz dives to the sweaty raw energy of honky tonk houses around the world, Jan and her band play the grooves of boogie, ragtime and more, all the while…

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Sun Bear Children’s Festival #5

13 October @ 5:30 pm - 14 October @ 3:00 pm

The family wildlife, Sun Bear Children’s Festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year!! We have found an exciting new location that’ll foster a deeper connection for the whole family to our local natural environment —the Anglesea Shark Park— located next to the river mouth and with access to the dunes and beach. Our activities will now be even more nature-based and community-focussed! And to make this celebration even more special, we have added a Twilight Program the night before…

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – Chloe Sayer – Adfas 15 October Lecture

15 October @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

15th October Lecture Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – Chloe Sayer Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera have iconic status in Mexico. The Mexican Revolution of 1910 swept away the old régime and banished European influence in the arts. Kahlo and Rivera, in their different ways, helped to shape the cultural identity of twentieth-century Mexico. Together they made Mexico a magnet for the rest of the world. Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong Inc. (Registration number: A0024034Y / ABN: 860 1740…

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Carrick Hill: A Collection to Live In – Mr Richard Heathcote – Adfas 12 November Lecture (and AGM)

15 October @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

12th November AGM and Lecture  Carrick Hill: A Collection to Live In – Mr Richard Heathcote Created in the mid-1930s, Carrick Hill in the Adelaide foothills, contains the oldest interior in Australia and the most significant collection of British modern art in the country. *   Note that November has is no morning lecture Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong Inc. (Registration number: A0024034Y / ABN: 860 1740 4297) Geelong Inc. is a non-profit organisation that aims to foster increasing interest…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

27 October @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

“and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”  One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.   Journey through Eric Carle’s incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show. Featuring some other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classics tales including The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mr. Seahorse and The…

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November 2018

IN FLANDERS FIELDS – REMEMBRANCE DAY CONCERT

9 November @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Windfire Chamber Choir Conductor – Rick Prakhoff Works by Ivor Gurney, Eleanor Daley, Stephanie Martin, Edward Elgar, Fiona Yelland and Frederick Septimus Kelly with Timothy Reynolds – tenor Philip Healey – violin Ben Mitchell – reader Wendy Rechenberg – piano   Tickets $40 adult and seniors   $35 concession available from www.trybooking.com/TNVB or at the door (cash sales only).  Children and school students – free  

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North Bellarine Film Festival

16 November @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The North Bellarine Film Festival will be held from November 16 to 18 with a weekend of quality films.The Potato Shed’s Black Box Theatre in Drysdale will again be the festival hub. A satellite venue at the Portarlington Neighbourhood House will also feature an animation, experimental and avant-garde film program as part of the festival. The opening night reception and film will be held on Friday, November 16. Films will be announced in August with ticket sales from September.

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Animation + Experimental + Avant Garde Film Program seeks entries

18 November @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A new program associated with the North Bellarine Film Festival is now seeking entries from animation, experimental and avant garde filmmakers in the Geelong and District, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula regions. For the first time, the festival – which held its inaugural edition at the Potato Shed’s Black Box Theatre in Drysdale in November last year – will host an Animation + Experimental + Avant Garde film program in addition to its lineup of feature films and Australian narrative…

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December 2018

A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS – Australian Chamber Choir

2 December @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Australian Chamber Choir, Director – Douglas Lawrence In European countries across the centuries, Christmas has been marked by vibrant and joyous music-making. Serious composers would compete with each other to write music with the maximum popular appeal for adults and children alike. In this program, Douglas Lawrence presents his selection of the most entertaining Christmas music from the late 1500s to the late 1700s, with music by Bach (In dulci jubilo, Singet dem Herren, O Jesulein süss), Byrd, Handl, Palestrina, Praetorius,…

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CHERYL & PETER IN CONCERT

14 December @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Geelong’s international stars Cheryl Barker and Peter Coleman-Wright perform Arias from Opera and Oratorios Mendelssohn, Handel, Purcell, Schubert, Strauss and Novello with carols by Rutter Wendy Rechenberg – piano and Frank De Rosso – organ Tickets $50 adult and seniors   $45 concession available from www.trybooking.com/TNVC  or at the door (cash sales only). Children and school students – free  

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March 2019

Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series

2 March 2019 - 26 May 2019
Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly 1946 from the Ned Kelly series 1946–47 enamel paint on composition board National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Sunday Reed 1977

For the first time in 15 years, the National Gallery of Australia’s collection of Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly’ paintings is touring Australia in its entirety. The national tour gives Australians across the country the chance to experience some of the most famous and poignant masterpieces of 20th century Australian art. While the Kelly paintings have been exhibited internationally at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, they have rarely visited the far corners of…

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