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December 2017

Christmas Noel

15 December 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Windfire Choir and Orchestra Conductor  Rick Prakhoff Soloists  Lee Abrahmsen, Soprano Timothy Reynolds, Tenor, Manfred Pohlenz, Bass The program will include JS Bach’s great Christmas Cantata – Wachet Auf (or Sleepers Wake!), with internationally acclaimed Geelong soprano, Lee Abrahmen and Bass – Manfred Pohlenz, and tenor – Timothy Reynolds.  Frank De Rosso will play organ works by Pinkham and Messiaen, and he will be joined by two other organists – Tom Healey and Beverley Phillips, who will play a piece…

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Town Hall PAKO Market 2017

16 December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

A quality Artisan & Gourmet Food Market. At the Town Hall PAKO, in the Supper Room (behind the library), at 153 Pakington St, Geelong West. 3rd Saturday of the month (excluding Jan, Feb & Winter) 10am to 2pm The MARKET Christmas market is this SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER 2017 The Market is featuring Maria’s wonderful Baking; Christmas cakes, biscuits, danishes, quiches, jams, chutney’s. Also featuring Murray the blind basket weaver. He will be weaving cane baskets ideal for gifts and Christmas…

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Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

17 December 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols Sunday 17th December at 3pm and repeated at 7pm St Paul’s Anglican Church Latrobe Terrace This beautiful, traditional Carol Service is led by the 42 voice St Paul’s Choir, accompanied by the pipe organ and directed by Tom Healey. There is plenty of singing for everyone as well as special carols sung by the choir. All are very welcome.

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Free Advent Organ Recital – Frank De Rosso

18 December 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Frank De Rosso is the Artistic Director for Music at the Basilica which he established to promote the performance of excellent sacred music in Geelong. He is also the Principal Organist at The Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, Geelong. He graduated from The Victorian College of the Arts studying under John O’Donnell and then continued with further studies overseas. Frank has a strong interest in preserving the rich heritage of sacred music from many sources and periods. Fran will play: 1.  Toccata on Veni Emmanuel – Adolphus…

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Look what we’ve Done

19 December 2017 @ 9:00 am - 23 January 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Rachinger Gallery presents an exhibition of new work by the Studio artists. Abstractions, strange creatures, cityscapes and portraits, Look What We’ve Done is outrageous, bizarrely beautiful and mysterious. Featured artists include Marcus Lovell, Oscar Camorro, Rita Halabarec and Gloria Day.   Exhibition runs from 19-22 Dec and 3-23 January. Rachinger Gallery at Eastern Community Hub 285a McKillop Street East Geelong. 9am-5pm Monday to Friday 9am-3pm Saturday

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21 December 2017 @ 11:00 am - 28 January 2018 @ 4:00 pm

This regular exhibition features artworks by members of the Geelong Art Society at the Shearers Arms Gallery 202 Aberdeen St , Geelong West . It runs from December 21 to January 28 . There will be a diverse range of art mediums on display and for sale , including water colours, pastels , oils, acrylics, prints and lime stone carvings . This is a wonderful opportunity to support local artists as well as visiting a beautiful heritage listed building .…

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22 December 2017 @ 11:00 am - 28 January 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Noel Colbert will be the featured Artist of the Month at Shearers Arms Gallery , 202 Aberdeen St from December 22 to January 28. Noel has worked mostly in water colour as he enjoys the immediacy of the medium and the challenge of achieving a result with the minimum of fuss.Trying to capture light and mood in the landscape has been his greatest challenge , and continues to be so . He is trying to also diversify the subject matter…

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28 December 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11 February 2018 @ 4:00 pm

This popular annual event allows art lovers to meet and watch some of the talented artists of the Geelong Art Society as they exhibit and demonstrate their artworks . Each or the front rooms will feature 2 artists who have not previously exhibited while the back rooms will be occupied by previous exhibitors . Some of the new artists are : Noel Colbert , Susan Mathews , Faye Owen , Bronwyn Sturrock and Emma Van Etten. Their work represents water…

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January 2018

METROPOLIS SUMMER SALON Featuring Stella Clarke: New Coastal Paintings

6 January @ 9:00 am - 29 January @ 5:00 pm

Metropolis Gallery kicks off 2018 with the feature exhibition ‘Stella Clarke: New Coastal Paintings’ – part of a salon style exhibition of paintings, limited edition etchings, sculpture and art glass by gallery artists. This suite of paintings by Stella Clarke explores the dynamic colours, forms, patterns and textures of the places where the ocean meets the shore. The works celebrate the fragile wildflowers and wind-sculpted plants that cling to cliff edges, thriving in an onslaught of salt air and sea-spray. In one sense, they…

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“eclectic” contemporary textiles by Kim Doherty

6 January @ 2:00 pm - 28 January @ 5:00 pm

Kim Doherty is thrilled to be exhibiting work at The Space in St. Leonards throughout January. The exhibition title “eclectic” really describes Kim’s practice.  With a passion for all things textile, and a curiosity for mixing media, Kim employs textile techniques such as hand-weaving and knitting using traditional and non-traditional materials, and found objects, to create a broad and varied range of work. In this exhibition, you can expect to see a broad overview of Kim’s practice, including  her signature,…

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Surfboard fine art by Jarryn Dower

10 January @ 11:00 am - 3 February @ 4:00 pm

Jan 10-Feb 3             Surfboard Fine Art              Jarryn Dower   Beach and surf inspired stippling artworks on surfboards and a range of other media. The exhibition is open from Wed to Sat, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the gallery 101 Ryrie Arts, at 101 Ryrie Street in Geelong.  

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Summer Sculpture 2018

12 January @ 10:00 am - 30 January @ 5:00 pm

Summer Sculpture is an exhibition of sculpture in a variety of mediums by members of Geelong Sculptors Inc. We nurture sculptors at all levels and promote sculpture in all mediums, and have been doing so since 2002. Our members hail from right across the local region. This exhibition in Anglesea at the Surf Coast Community Art Space will display works in: timber, metalwork, ceramics, weaving, precious metals, glass and more….. You will find large and small pieces suitable for your…

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Minya by Moonlight Concert series.

13 January @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Goldilocks and the 3 bears – 3Triple2 – 4 Kids

16 January @ 10:00 am - 19 January @ 2:00 pm

3Triple2 4 Kids is back with a great show: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears will delight audiences over the January School holidays. Various dates from 16 January 2018 to 19 January 2018 Come join Mumma, Papa and Baby Bear as they go on the hunt for Honey… and Little Goldilocks the sweet girl who causes just a few upsets in the Bear Household Great songs – great fun for everyone !!!! Tickets can be purchased over the phone with credit card…

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28 January @ 1:00 pm - 11 February @ 4:00 pm

An exhibition of work by members of the Geelong Art Society : Noel Colbert, Susan Mathews, Elizabeth Mendoza, Faye Owen, Bronwyn Sturrock and Emma Van Etten . Some are first time exhibitors in a GAS Art Market while others have exhibited previously . Mediums represented include printmaking, oils, acrylics, water colours and pastels. You are invited to visit the Art Market , see the artists at work and view their exhibition . You may even be lucky enough to find…

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February 2018

Permission to Create

1 February @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  An art class providing encouragement and skill-building for people yearning to draw and paint. Facilitator Julian Cornish is an experienced arts educator and practising artist. He enjoys assisting people to observe the world in a creative way. Permission to Create offers two programs: Mondays (from 5 Feb for 8 weeks. Cost is $120) and Thursdays (from 1 Feb for 9 weeks. Cost is $135). To register please call Sue at Eastern Community Hub on 5249 6128 or email *protected…

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Marion Lennox – The Romantic Life

2 February @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Marion Lennox’s first romance novel was published by Harlequin Mills and Boon in 1990. Since then she’s had 115 romances novels published, in over thirty languages and in over a hundred and thirty countries. Marion has had twelve nominations for Romance Writers of America’s International Rita Award, winning twice for the year’s Best Traditional Romance. She’s also won Romance Writers of Australia’s Romance Book of the Year three times. After holidaying in Queenscliff for over twenty years, Marion is now…

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3 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music at the Hub returns in February with a great line up including the Chestnut Street Blues Band and Steve Thew. A great night of live music and singalongs in the Eastern Hub lounge, plus refreshments, for only $5.

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COPACC 2018 Theatre Season Launch

3 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Hal and the COPACC team look forward to seeing you there!

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Geelong’s Best Busker Competition February 2018

6 February @ 12:00 pm - 17 February @ 2:00 pm

>>>Geelong’s Best Busker Competition February 2018<<< An Event in the CBD of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It will be held over four days in the summer of Feb 2018. Dates: Tue 6th Feb 2018 Sat 10th Feb 2018 Tue 13th Feb 2018 *Finals on Sat 17th Feb 2018. *Location: The Little Malop St, Central Area from Yarra St to Moorabool St in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. *Production: Videoed, Photographed and Recorded LIVE! *Prizes to a total value of $1300 : Awarded for…

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Tangerine – Film Screening

10 February @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tangerine (MA15+) This film features Mya Taylor’s award winning performance becoming the first transgender actress to win a major film award. Geelong Queer Film Festival (GQFF) presents a special screening of this film at The Pivotonian as part of the Geelong Rainbow Festival.  In West Hollywood Sin-Dee is back on the block. After hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra (Mya Taylor), embark on a…

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Clever Living Seminar Series

13 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Seminar 1 – Why Good Design Doesn’t Cost the Earth. The first seminar in this Clever Living Series will explore sustainable house design including orientation and passive solar design in relation to the cooling/heating and comfort as well as insulation, thermal mass, glazing and shading. Gain a level of knowledge that puts you in the driver’s seat when asking key questions of your builder or architect and maximise your home’s performance and minimise it’s running costs. During this four-part series,…

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Musical Mornings Presents Michael Cormick – Feeling Good

14 February @ 10:30 am - 15 February @ 10:30 am

Join musical theatre star, Michael Cormick for a wonderful morning’s entertainment.  Accompanied by the talented David Cameron on guitar and piano, Michael will perform songs from some of his favourite show and share stories of the great composers and directors he has worked with both here and overseas.  Repertoire will include songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty & The Beast, The Boy from Oz and Les Misérables.  Michael began his professional career at the age of fourteen and went on to…

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Geelong connection to Folk Alliance International – Kansas City USA

14 February - 19 February

Una McAlinden who is known across our region for her work in the arts and events, playing a major role in the National Celtic Festival is mixing in some influential circles in the Music industry both nationally and globally. Una is the Executive Director of Folk Alliance Australia – a peak body representing the Folk industry in Australia. Una heads to Kansas City, USA  and the Folk Alliance International Conference this week where she will represent Australia on music industry…

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Live at The Dome: Mick Thomas – These Are The Days

15 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us as we kick off our Live at The Dome series which will feature interviews with some of Australia’s finest songwriters and musicians as they discuss the songs that needed to be written, the shows that needed to be played and stories that needed to be told. In this first session, Mick Thomas will chat with Jamie McKew about his enduring and intriguing career as a writer, performer and raconteur.   Bookings: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/whats-on/live-dome-mick-thomas-these-are-days

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2018 Geelong Contemporary soirée

15 February @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2017 Geelong Contemporary committee members: Geoffrey Carran, Rowena Martinich, Amy Lu, Morgan Jamieson, Sarah Scott, Deborah Fisher, Dylan Foley, Nicky Sleep and Melissa Hoare.

Geelong Contemporary invites you to support the acquisition of contemporary art for Geelong Gallery at the 2018 Geelong Contemporary soirée. $25 raised from each ticket will assist with the acquisition of one work by an Australian contemporary artist on the Gallery’s priority list. Form an opinion as Director Jason Smith and Senior Curator Lisa Sullivan pitch each of the works to you! You will have your chance to vote for the work that most captivates you on the night. Purchase tickets

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NEAL-New and Experimental Arts Laboratory

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

NEAL is starting 2018 with a bang! This first event of 2018 will feature Ros Bandt, Brigid Burke, Vicki Hallett and Megan Kenny performing in a multi-media collaboration as well as the World Premiere of Vicki Hallett’s once-in-a-lifetime performance in South Africa. Mingling with artists and audience encouraged after the performance. NEAL is the new epicentre of exciting creative practice in music, sound and visual art for Geelong. A monthly event will take place at the historic Gingerbread House on…

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17 February @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experiment and play with text, imagery, annotation and collage to create an altered book. Books Beyond Boundaries is a community art project investigating books as tangible objects, part of an ecosystem of signs and signifiers. Books Beyond Boundaries is creating an alternative library of books that will be displayed in Geelong Library for Geelong After Dark. Suitable for people of all ages, backgrounds, languages and abilities, no previous experience is necessary. Supported by City of Greater Geelong Community Arts Grant.…

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Stephanie Asher – The Footy Lady: The trailblazing story of Susan Alberti

20 February @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

No tragedy, no challenge, has proved too hard for Susan Alberti. The woman from the working-class suburbs has battled boardrooms, courts, lymphoma and adult diabetes; and was one of the driving forces behind the AFL’s move into women’s football. This is a story of passion, generosity and a woman who will inspire you to take on the seemingly impossible and triumph. Join biographer Stephanie Asher as she discusses the writing of this extraordinary life.   Bookings: http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/whats-on/stephanie-asher-footy-lady-trailblazing-story-susan-alberti

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Reflections 1: Free Lunchtime Recital with Shannon Ebeling

21 February @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

A free lunchtime recital of soothing and meditative saxophone music performed by Shannon Ebeling. Australian saxophonist Shannon Ebeling graduated with the Masters of Music (Performance) from the University of Melbourne after completing the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Teaching degrees with first class honours. He received the Australian Postgraduate Award at the University of Melbourne, the  Melbourne Education Excellence in Music Teaching Award in 2005 and the ASME Tertiary Music Student award for outstanding achievement in Music Education Studies…

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