Bellarine Lighthouse Films – weekend of fine arts films

Posted 20 July 2017

OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL EVENT FRIDAY 4 AUGUST 7pm PAWNO (MA) (Australia) Film Screening +Q&A and Special Guests Paul Ireland (Director) and Damien Hill (Writer). Complimentary wine and cheese on arrival. SATURDAY 5 AUGUST 1.00pm : Sweet Bean (M) (Japan) 3.30pm : Gett (PG) (Israel) 7.30pm : The Lobster (MA) (Europe / UK) SUNDAY 6 AUGUST Read More »

Join us for Bellarine Community Planting Days!

Posted 20 July 2017

The Swan Bay Environment Association, with support from Borough of Queenscliffe, City of Greater Geelong and Mountain to Mouth Greening the Songline, announces two upcoming community annual planting days.   Queenscliff – Sunday July 30 2017 10am to 12.30pm Join us for the ‘National Tree Day’ event and maintenance weeding along Lovers Walk and Dog Beach Car Read More »

Learn how to grow your creative business

Posted 20 July 2017

Geelong Small Business Festival :  1-31 August Enterprise Geelong is proud to coordinate The Geelong Small Business Festival… a month long celebration of the importance of small business in our region. The Geelong Small Business Festival now in its seventh year, is a flagship event in the local business calendar.  We are proud to be part Read More »

Queenscliff Music Festival 2017 reveals second round of artists

Posted 20 July 2017

Weeks after its first bumper lineup announcement, the Queenscliff Music Festival 2017 has dropped yet another impressive list of diverse talent. Running from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November, the festival is already experiencing record speed ticket sales, and looks set to sell-out for a second year in a row – the 2 day tickets have officially sold out! This year will once again feature Read More »

Multicultural Bus Shelter Program brings colour and pride Corio and North Geelong

Posted 20 July 2017

Regular bus travellers along Melbourne Road between St Georges Road and North Shore Road are noticing some amazing and colourful changes to the bus shelters along their route. Eight of the bus shelters – formerly regular targets for graffiti – were removed by the City’s Graffiti Team some weeks ago and have since undergone a Read More »

Changes to Community Arts & Festivals Grants 2017-18

Posted 13 July 2017

The City of Greater Geelong has recently undertaken a review of all grants across council and have now introduced an integrated grants scheme to better target its future funding of community projects. This means that the original funding streams now sit within an ‘umbrella’ heading called COMMUNITY AND INVESTMENT SUPPORT FUND, and have been renamed: Read More »

‘Hubcaps to Creative Hubs’ short films set to start shooting this week

Posted 13 July 2017

Locally crowd funded Deakin & Melbourne University and Creative Geelong Inc film project set to capture stories of ‘industrial past and creative future’ The locally funded film research project ‘Hubcaps to Creative Hubs’ is set to start filming over four Geelong locations this week in a collaborative effort between Deakin University, the University of Melbourne Read More »

The Tapestry Show – A Show from Gabrielle Parbo

Posted 13 July 2017

Be swept back to the psychedelic 70’s with the hit songs of four of the most influential female singer-songwriters of the era. The TAPESTRY show weaves together the songs and stories of Carole King, Carly Simon, Rickie Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell; amazing women whose lives were connected by more than just music. Feel the Read More »

Revitalising central Geelong with more artworks

Posted 13 July 2017

A mural celebrating the life of rock legend Chrissy Amphlett will capture people’s attention as they walk past the wall in McLarty Place in the Laneways precinct, off Little Malop Street. The mural will be painted by highly regarded local airbrush artist Ian Lowe and is one of the final enhancements made to McLarty Place Read More »

Last days to catch the Emerging Talent exhibition

Posted 13 July 2017

Ends 4pm this Sunday 16th July. Four young Surf Coast artists have been chosen for this inaugural youth exhibition at the Surf Coast Art Space in Anglesea. Momoko Rose, Harry McEvoy, Martha Dawson and Ned Gude have been brought to our attention in a number of ways. Momoko is an established songwriting musician who is currently recording Read More »

The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez

Posted 13 July 2017

The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez – Friday 4 August, 8pm and Saturday 5 August, 8pm. Starring triple Best Actress Winner (direct descendant of Lola herself!) Miss Caroline Lee and Parisian dance siren Holly Durant, directed by the Queen of Provocative Variety Moira Finucane. She horsewhipped the editor of the Ballarat Times (for a bad Read More »

Monsieur Mayonnaise Screening and Director Q&A

Posted 6 July 2017

If you come from Victoria and consider yourself a bit of a foodie, or an art buff, it’s highly likely you will have heard of Mirka and Georges Mora. The Mora family are well-known for their work in contemporary art and their bohemian Melbourne eateries (the Mirka Café, Balzac Restaurant and Tolarno). Less known however, Read More »

Surf Coast Shire Arts Trail

Posted 6 July 2017

Discover the art and meet the artists in their studios and creative venues on the coast and hinterland of the Surf Coast Shire Collect the official Arts Trail map and artists guide at Torquay and Lorne Visitor Centres, Council offices and local galleries Significant upcoming dates: Thursday 20 July – Event launch and equipment collection Read More »

Building our Creative State – One year on

Posted 6 July 2017

From mentoring Indigenous fashion designers to get their work to the runway, to supporting Australia’s biggest outdoor gallery, to taking Victorian talent to the world – the first year of Victoria’s Creative State strategy has created new opportunities across the state. Creative State is Victoria’s first creative industries strategy and was launched in April last Read More »

Construction starts on Malop Street Green Spine

Posted 6 July 2017

The Green Spine will deliver significant change to central Geelong’s Malop Street, as a spectacular eight metre wide ‘botanic walk’ is built along the south side of the street. Funding of $8 million for stage 1 has been contributed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, the City of Greater Geelong and Regional Read More »

Geelong Gallery redevelopment

Posted 6 July 2017

Short term Gallery closure: Monday 17 July to Friday 11 August 2017 In line with Geelong Gallery’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and prior to the hosting of major exhibitions Fred Williams in the You Yangs and the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize, we are transforming your visitor experience and creating an exceptional entrance to Read More »

Join us down the rabbit hole…

Posted 6 July 2017

We’re inviting everyone to turn your weekend wander into an online adventure with Geelong & The Bellarine’s exciting new virtual quest. It’s a fantastic activity to keep the kids entertained (not to mention the internet savvy oldies) and encourages everyone to get outside and explore – with over $5000 worth of prizes up for grabs! We’ve hidden clues Read More »

Stardust: The Col Brain Story wins silver!

Posted 29 June 2017

Congratulations to Geelong’s Joel Carnegie for winning silver for Best Innovation and Best Performance at the New York Festivals® International Radio Program Awards. Launched at Geelong After Dark, Stardust: The Col Brain Story played to a packed GPAC audience before airing on Radio National. Told through the eyes of his grandson, this story is a Read More »

Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ at the Potato Shed

Posted 29 June 2017

School holidays are around the corner. Don’t miss out on Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ show which will be brought to life at the Potato Shed this Saturday 1 July. Kids will love the story of a brave young boy and his Norwegian grandmother as they battle England’s witches. Brave boys and girls, rat-racers and adults Read More »

Wander Geelong & the Bellarine

Posted 29 June 2017

The Wander Geelong & the Bellarine Campaign starts this Friday 30 June 2017. This campaign is being coordinated by Tourism Greater Geelong & the Bellarine targeting the ‘visiting friends and relatives’ segment for the school holidays. Built on some of the successful elements of the 2016 Treasure Adventure, with a styled ‘scavenger hunt’ around the region, incorporating Read More »

Creative Fund For Major Works Kicks Off

Posted 29 June 2017

A new ground-breaking Andrews Labor Government program will help Victoria’s creative practitioners take their skills, and their careers, to the next level by giving them one of the most important creative resources – time. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today launched the Creators Fund, which will support creative practitioners across all disciplines and career Read More »

Scarf Festival July School Holiday Activities at the NWM

Posted 29 June 2017

Visit the National Wool Museum these school holidays for an exciting program of galaxy themed craft activities. Craft activities are free for children under 16 when accompanied by a paying adult. No bookings required. Weekdays between 10:30am and 12:30pm during the July 2017 school holidays. When: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday of every week from Read More »

The Creative State Summit starts today!

Posted 29 June 2017

Victoria’s first Creative State Summit 29-30 June, 2017 Join us as we bring together leading innovators from across Victoria at the inaugural Creative State Summit. Creativity is the source of radical new ideas that are both the lifeblood of our society and at the centre of Victoria’s emerging innovation economy. Supporting creativity in all its Read More »

The Witches

Posted 22 June 2017

The Witches is one of Roald Dahl’s scariest tales, full of life and physical movement with a little bit of audience interaction as people are singled out for witchery. The play centres around one little boy who unwittingly stumbles into the annual meeting of witches. He hears their nasty plan to get rid of all Read More »

Queenscliff Music Festival 2017 makes its first line up announcement

Posted 22 June 2017

Riding high after a spectacular 20th birthday edition in 2016, Queenscliff Music Festival 2017, running Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November, is set to impress with a first line up announcement rich in Australian talent. Held annually in the last weekend of November, the festival has carved a clear position as one of Australia’s great music festivals, Read More »

Fancy new art installed at Little Malop Street Bridge

Posted 22 June 2017

Curls of Fancy, a sculpture by Victorian artist Roman Liebach, is made from powder coated stainless steel and is “open to interpretation”, according to the artist. The artwork is now part of the City’s public art collection, designed to enhance streetscapes and vibrancy across central Geelong. Roman’s work was exhibited as part of the 2016 Read More »

Save Energy and $$ in your Business!

Posted 22 June 2017

As part of the Geelong Small Business Festival (1-31 August 2017), Future Proofing Geelong is hosting an expo style networking event. Do you want to reduce your energy bills? Not sure where to start? This event will provide answers to your questions. Come and learn about how to cut your energy bills, the availability of Read More »

Bronze Stories: City Plaques Project

Posted 21 June 2017

Bringing moments of discovery and intrigue to city spaces and places The project: Designed to animate the city for residents and visitors alike, this project will bring a sense of intrigue and awe to the fabric of the city through the use of plaques laden with captured moments that evoke wonder, laughter, reflection or pause. Read More »

2017 Scarf of the Year – Discover the process behind Trappist – 1

Posted 15 June 2017

This year’s winner, Karina Irvine, gives us a fascinating overview of the process she used to create her award-winning felted scarf, Trappist – 1. Karina won the Felted category and Scarf of the Year. The Story Behind Trappist-1 It all started with a ‘Big Bang’. The Galaxies theme was officially announced in February and I had some ideas. Then Read More »

The Emerging Writers’ Festival

Posted 15 June 2017

The 2017 Emerging Writers’ Festival runs from Wednesday 14 June – Friday 23 June. The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) exists to promote the interests of emerging writers – to improve their opportunities for professional development and their… engagement with the broader public. The festival mixes emerging literary professionals with more established writers to forge a better understanding Read More »

The Creative State Summit

Posted 15 June 2017

Victoria’s first Creative State Summit 29-30 June, 2017 Join us as we bring together leading innovators from across Victoria at the inaugural Creative State Summit. Creativity is the source of radical new ideas that are both the lifeblood of our society and at the centre of Victoria’s emerging innovation economy. Supporting creativity in all its Read More »

End of Year Giving

Posted 15 June 2017

Make more music with Community Music Victoria There’s something about making music and singing with others that’s like nothing else. It’s that sense of inclusivity, empowerment and creativity that you feel somewhere unidentifiable deep inside your belly. But more than that, it’s simply about the joy of sharing. And across Victoria, from Morwell to Melton, Read More »

Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll 2017

Posted 15 June 2017

Nominations for the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll 2017 are now open. Applications close 5pm Friday 7 July 2017 Earlier this month the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs launched the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll 2017 roadshow at the Gathering Place in Morwell. Now in its seventh year, the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll (the Honour Roll) acknowledges and Read More »

Music Passport Program To Take Victorian Music To The World

Posted 15 June 2017

Victorian music will take off across the globe like never before, thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government program to build international business opportunities and connections for the state’s music industry. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley announced Music Passport today – a suite of initiatives that will support Victoria’s music industry to establish global Read More »

Scarf Festival 2017 winners announced

Posted 8 June 2017

Congratulations to this year’s winners and all entrants for supporting Scarf Festival at the National Wool Museum. Galaxies: a textile journey to infinity and beyond was judged by Catriona Rowntree, Presenter & Travel Reporter, Richard Ferguson, Executive Director, Craft Victoria and Dr Tanya Hill, Planetarium Manager & Senior Curator – Astronomy, Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks. Read More »

Community Arts and Festivals Grants 2017-18

Posted 8 June 2017

Community Arts and Festivals Grants 2017-18 The City of Greater Geelong is currently reviewing all grant processes across Council.  During this review, the annual July round of the Community Arts and Festivals Grants 2017-18 round has been postponed. Opening dates for the next round will be published in the Arts Bulletin shortly. If you have Read More »

Take a journey with Back to Back Theatre

Posted 8 June 2017

Inspired by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, Back to Back Theatre creates new work in Geelong, and takes it to audiences around the world. Written from the hearts and minds of the actors, our work explores social and political issues that speak to all people. We are committed to producing artistic opportunities for Read More »

Grant announcement: Music Works rounds hit the high notes

Posted 8 June 2017

From Norway to Wangaratta, the latest round of Music Works grants packs a punch with exciting local and international opportunities for the music industry, at every level. Major Funding and Quick Response grants will enable Victorian musicians, producers, labels and promoters to expand their businesses, undertake career-making opportunities, and tour, record or write new music. Read More »

National Celtic Festival 2017 this long weekend!

Posted 8 June 2017

With the long weekend fast approaching, Portarlington prepares to host Australia’s premier celebration of Celtic culture, music and traditions; the National Celtic Festival. Whether you drop in for a day with the kids, or get the gang together for the full festival experience, you’re guaranteed a great time! 9 – 12 June 2017 (June Long Weekend) Tickets: Weekend Read More »

Get the most out of the arts

Posted 8 June 2017

Courthouse Youth Arts want to help young locals get the most out of the arts. If have 4 minutes, we would love to hear what you think about us, the arts and creativity. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZLDD3LM And if you complete the survey (see link above) by Friday 16th of June you can go into the draw to win Read More »

Community Arts and Festivals Grants 2017-18

Posted 6 June 2017

Community Arts and Festivals Grants 2017-18 The City of Greater Geelong is currently reviewing all grant processes across Council.  During this review, the annual July round of the Community Arts and Festivals Grants 2017-18 round has been postponed. Opening dates for the next round will be published in the Arts Bulletin shortly. If you have Read More »

Bellarine Arts Trail

Posted 1 June 2017

Not long to go Bellarine artists! Registrations are open until 2 June for the Bellarine Arts Trail If you are a jeweller, photographer, ceramist, sculptor, mixed media artist, illustrator, painter, textile artist or any other kind of artist and you live or work on the Bellarine why not participate in this great event? It’s such Read More »

ASHMORE ARTISTS OUT OF THE STUDIO

Posted 1 June 2017

A COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION You’re invited to the official opening of Surf Coast Art Space Official opening Friday 2nd 6.30-8pm Exhibition open Fri – Sun 11-5 June 2nd – 25th   Special open day Monday June 12th Situated overlooking magnificent Spring Creek, Ashmore Arts is a commercial hub for local artists of all genres to work and Read More »

Exciting times at Future of Housing Forum in May 2017

Posted 1 June 2017

The latest in building technology, demographic drivers, energy efficiency and exciting case studies were showcased, demonstrating current technology available now to bring our built environment into the 21st century. Builders, designers, architects and developers of Geelong were invited to the Future of Housing Forum to explore global trends and new technology in home building and Read More »

More Than $1 Million To Fuel Victoria’s Independent Arts Sector

Posted 1 June 2017

More than 1200 career opportunities will be created for artists and creative industries workers across the state through  the Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of VicArts grants. Sixty-two projects will share in more than $1 million in funding, which will create opportunities for almost 900 independent artists and 350 technical, administrative and other support roles Read More »

Just over a week to go until the National Celtic Festival 2017

Posted 1 June 2017

With the long weekend fast approaching, Portarlington prepares to host Australia’s premier celebration of Celtic culture, music and traditions; the National Celtic Festival. Whether you drop in for a day with the kids, or get the gang together for the full festival experience, you’re guaranteed a great time! 9 – 12 June 2017 (June Long Weekend) Tickets: Weekend Read More »

MMW 2017 | 17-25 November expressions of interest

Posted 1 June 2017

Melbourne Music Week (MMW) is a nine-day celebration of the city’s thriving, world-renowned music scene. Driven by its vision as a uniquely Melbourne event—it’s the only event of its type in Australia—MMW teams up with a range of independent promoters, venues, labels and businesses to create a dynamic program that illuminates the connections between music, Read More »

Scarf Festival 2017 – Galaxies

Posted 25 May 2017

Let the cosmos be your guide. Find your inspiration amongst gas, dust and stars. Calculate your trajectory to the National Wool Museum. 2 June to 27 August 2017 Scarf Festival is the National Wool Museum’s annual celebration of all things scarf. This must-see textile exhibition is an eclectic showcase of original handcrafted scarves entered by Read More »

Join us at the first Creative State Summit

Posted 25 May 2017

A year into the Victorian Government’s Creative State strategy we invite you to be part of meeting of minds, ideas and perspectives at the first creative industries summit. The Creative State Summit, 29-30 June,  is an opportunity to seek inspiration and connections that will inform your creative career and continue to shape and strengthen our Read More »

City Hall projections for Reconciliation Week

Posted 25 May 2017

A sneak peek of the projections on City Hall to celebrate the cultural strength of our aboriginal communities. Join us 5.30pm tomorrow, Friday 26 May for Welcome to Country, traditional dance & launch. Projections will run nightly (6pm-10pm) from tomorrow until Sunday 4 June. Come to City Hall tomorrow 5:30pm for Welcome to Country, traditional Read More »

Workshops and Demonstration Markets at NWM

Posted 25 May 2017

Scarf Festival is the National Wool Museum’s annual celebration of all things scarf. This must-see textile exhibition is an eclectic showcase of original handcrafted scarves entered by anyone – from school kids to beginner crafters to accomplished artisans from Australia and internationally. There is an exciting program of workshops and demonstration markets throughout Scarf Festival. Watch Read More »

Hello, Beautiful – a Hilarious Show by Hannie Rayson

Posted 25 May 2017

Hello, Beautiful! is a funny, big-hearted, one-woman show performed by one of Australia’s best-loved playwrights. When: 26 may 2017 8pm Where: Potato Shed, Peninsula Drive, Drysdale Based on her best-selling memoir, Hello, Beautiful! brings you a 60-minute piece of sublime comic storytelling – true stories from an adventurous life, spiced with wit, tenderness, social observation, Read More »

Geelong After Dark 2017 – have your say!

Posted 18 May 2017

The 2017 event theme was THE SOUND OF LIGHT Thank you to all who helped to make Geelong After Dark 2017 such a wonderful night! We would love to hear your thoughts about how we can make it even better next year. Complete the following survey (click on link) by Monday 29th May 2017 and provide your contact Read More »

International IDAHoBIT Day

Posted 18 May 2017

City of Greater Geelong’s Director Community Life Linda Quinn said the City and community would be showing their support for our diverse community. “We want to support all LGBTI people and celebrate the diversity of our community and we are pleased to host an event for people from the Geelong community to come together to Read More »

Sounding Out New Grant Opportunities For Live Music Venues

Posted 18 May 2017

Live music venues have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $25,000 to support sound proofing and sound reduction projects. Applications are now open for the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Good Music Neighbours program, which offers matched funding for projects that will help venues to control the level of Read More »

Craft Victoria’s Annual Fundraising Dinner

Posted 18 May 2017

The annual CRAFT fundraising dinner supports important craft initiatives Statewide. Lousje Skala, Chairman, and Richard Ferguson, Executive Director, encourage you to support Craft by attending the Fundraising Dinner 2017 Saturday 17th June 6.30 pm Black Tie with a touch of Craft The Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins The event will feature live and silent Read More »

Connecting Song and the Mallrats video

Posted 18 May 2017

Connecting Songs comprises three different works from three different artists that help us to think about Geelong and our region in a different way. The program is a part of the Mountain to Mouth project, funded by Creative Victoria and the City of Greater Geelong, and was intended to allow some of our emerging artists Read More »

Construction on The Laneways Project is starting

Posted 17 May 2017

We’re enhancing West End, along Little Malop Street, James Street and Shorts Place, between Moorabool and Gheringhap Streets. There’ll be new streetscapes, alfresco spaces, seating, more trees and plants, public art and improved lighting to enhance this vibrant precinct. All businesses will be open during works. Pedestrians are encouraged to continue to shop, dine and Read More »

2017 Queenscliffe Literary Festival

Posted 11 May 2017

Entering its third year in May 2017, the Queenscliffe Literary Festival (QLF) is a boutique literary festival, now incorporating the long running community based “Sea of Words” festival, celebrating Australian author talent – both rising stars and acclaimed authors. With 15 curated events across the month of May at various venues in Queenscliff and Point Read More »

National Celtic Festival 2017

Posted 11 May 2017

National Celtic Festival Australasia’s Leading Celtic Gathering Newcombe Street, Portarlington, Vic 9 – 12 June 2017 (June Long Weekend) Tickets: Weekend Adult $165 / Weekend Youth $70 Single Day Adult $90 / Single Day Youth $45 Links: Website | Video New Announcements: Adam Sutherland & Marc Clement (Scotland), Feis Rois (Scotland), Daire Mulhern (Ireland), Ports Read More »

Crowds flock to Geelong After Dark

Posted 11 May 2017

Geelong’s CBD was abuzz at Geelong After Dark on Friday night with thousands of people excited to see edgy art, musicians, artists, quirky performances and stunning lighting projections. More than 25,000 people flocked to central Geelong, a significant boost on previous years. The Amazing Arts Adventure proved very popular with children as they navigated their Read More »

Launch of Remnant Canoe

Posted 11 May 2017

A permanent legacy of the City of Greater Geelong’s Mountain to Mouth biennial extreme arts walk has been unveiled at Big Rock in the You Yangs Regional Park. Internationally renowned artist Benjamin Gilbert was been engaged to create the permanent public sculpture in honour of M to M’s ephemeral Canoe, which was set alight at Read More »

Hidden gem to be unveiled in Fyansford

Posted 4 May 2017

Major new sculpture to be installed at Red Gum Island in Fyansford – where the Barwon and Moorabool rivers meet. The City of Greater Geelong, in partnership with the Geelong Environment Council and the Friends of Buckley Falls invited all members of the public to attend the installation of the new sculpture on Sunday 7 Read More »

New funding for the creative industries

Posted 4 May 2017

Hot off the presses, the 2017-18 Victorian Budget has been announced and it includes $106.6m in new funding for the creative industries. Get the low-down on the budget initiatives below and find out about the latest industry opportunities. We also hear from Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley with a round-up of the budget and Read More »

Get ready for a night to remember!

Posted 4 May 2017

Geelong After Dark  Friday 5 May 2017 The Geelong After Dark Program is here! Plan your night. Here are some highlights: The Kids Treasure Hunt – Kids can complete tasks and submit a completed card from one of the businesses below by 10pm to go into the draw to win amazing prizes.  Geelong Gallery, Geelong Performing Read More »

Geelong After Dark at the National Wool Museum

Posted 4 May 2017

In the Shadow of Giants What lurks in the shadows between the historically accurate and the imagined? See and hear the shadows of monstrous Bullockornis – Daemon Duck of Doom and the terrifying and elusive swamp-dwelling Bunyip. These giants of the past come to life in a shadow and sound experience by the renowned Barking Read More »

Future of Housing Forum

Posted 4 May 2017

ARE YOU THE NEW JONESES? Exploring global trends, the future vision of our suburbs, building technology and exciting case studies. 5–7 MAY GEELONG WATERFRONT INDUSTRY BREAKFAST THE NEW JONESES AND THEIR TINY HOUSE POP UP FUTURE OF HOUSING FORUM – WITH MC COMEDIAN TIM ROSS FRIDAY 5 MAY 7.00am–9.00am Industry Breakfast, Carousel Forecourt, Geelong Waterfront. Read More »

Mountain to Mouth brings songs and stars to Geelong After Dark

Posted 4 May 2017

Mountain to Mouth brings songs and stars to Geelong After Dark Three unsigned artists teamed up with three experienced music industry mentors to write a song about a place in the Geelong region: that’s the premise of Connecting Song, a City of Greater Geelong initiative to support up and coming songwriters. Jeff Harwood, Tex Miller Read More »

ECTOPLASM at Geelong After Dark

Posted 4 May 2017

Friday 5 May 6pm – 10pm The dead are among us. Join Back to Back Theatre in an immersive installation of psychic forces and materialisation. As part of Geelong After Dark 2017 Friday 5 May 2017, 6.00 – 10.00pm Back to Back Theatre Studio Old Courthouse Building, entry via Police Lane 60 Little Malop Street, Read More »

The Amazing Arts Adventure

Posted 4 May 2017

Discover Geelong After Dark through The Amazing Arts Adventure. Children will love this fun and interactive journey of discovery through central Geelong. Complete all tasks and go into the draw for some amazing prizes! Collect your entry form from any of the participating venues. Geelong Performing Arts Centre Geelong Library & Heritage Centre Geelong Gallery Read More »

Volunteer for Geelong After Dark 2017

Posted 27 April 2017

Geelong After Dark is a night of discovery – of short, sharp and edgy art, on Friday 5th May 2017.  Last year’s event attracted around 15,000 people, illuminating secret, unassuming and unexpected spaces with free pop-up performances, artistic interventions and provocative installations. The 2017 event theme is: “The Sound of Light.” We see the city centre Read More »

Launch of Remnant Canoe & Twilight Picnic

Posted 27 April 2017

A permanent legacy of the City of Greater Geelong’s Mountain to Mouth (M to M) biennial extreme arts walk will soon be unveiled at Big Rock in the You Yangs Regional Park. Mountain to Mouth is creating a contemporary songline. Uncle Bryon Powell, Executive Officer of Wadawurrung describes it as, “a tangible coming together of Read More »

Last weeks – Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists

Posted 27 April 2017

Until Sunday 7 May Drawn from the extensive collection of the National Gallery of Australia, this exhibition reveals the astounding contribution Australian women artists have made to abstract art. Covering the work of 38 artists from a wide ranging period, the exhibition reveals a passion for colour, shape and rhythm and a dedication to experimentation Read More »

Mountain to Mouth brings songs and stars to Geelong After Dark

Posted 27 April 2017

Mountain to Mouth brings songs and stars to Geelong After Dark Three unsigned artists teamed up with three experienced music industry mentors to write a song about a place in the Geelong region: that’s the premise of Connecting Song, a City of Greater Geelong initiative to support up and coming songwriters. Jeff Harwood, Tex Miller Read More »

CRAFT CUBED deadline extended!

Posted 26 April 2017

8th Craft Cubed Festival – August 2017 EOI FOR CRAFT CUBED FESTIVAL deadline has been extended to 16 May 2017 Craft Cubed Festival is Craft’s annual celebration of the handmade and the biggest coming together of the craft and design sectors of its kind in Australia.  This year the theme is Crafting Communities and will Read More »

Report explores the market for arts and culture in Geelong

Posted 26 April 2017

Geelong has a strong and vibrant arts and culture scene giving audiences with a wide range of opportunities to attend events throughout the year. Despite this, there was limited market intelligence providing organisations with a sense of their shared market. This has led to  concerns around the potential duplication of activity and how this may Read More »

Geelong After Dark returns bigger and better

Posted 20 April 2017

Central Geelong is doing it again! Get set for even more edgy art, interactive performances, spoken word, projections, illuminations, live music, soundscapes and exhibitions when Geelong After Dark returns on Friday 5 May. From 6.00pm to 10.00pm the city’s laneways, streets and venues will be transformed for one very surprising night of extraordinary and unique Read More »

Second single ‘The Deep End’ from Geelong band Izzy Losi and the Auracles

Posted 20 April 2017

Following their debut single ‘Change’, Izzy Losi and the Auracles 2nd single, ‘The Deep End’ has just been released on their new EP ‘THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE’. Izzy Losi (vocals/keys), Simon In’t Hout (bass), and Sean Williams (drums) are releasing the 6 track EP in May produced by Mark Leahy (The Twoks). Vyvienne Long, renowned Irish Read More »

Volunteer for Geelong After Dark 2017

Posted 20 April 2017

Geelong After Dark is a night of discovery – of short, sharp and edgy art, on Friday 5th May 2017.  Last year’s event attracted around 15,000 people, illuminating secret, unassuming and unexpected spaces with free pop-up performances, artistic interventions and provocative installations. The 2017 event theme is: “The Sound of Light.” We see the city centre Read More »

EOI deadline for CRAFT CUBED 2017

Posted 20 April 2017

8th Craft Cubed Festival – August 2017 DEADLINE FOR EOI FOR CRAFT CUBED FESTIVAL IS 25 APRIL 2017 Craft Cubed Festival is Craft’s annual celebration of the handmade and the biggest coming together of the craft and design sectors of its kind in Australia.  This year the theme is Crafting Communities and will aim to Read More »

The Light of Movement and Sound

Posted 20 April 2017

Geelong After Dark 2017 Friday 5th may 2017, 6pm – 10pm The Light of Movement and Sound By Luigi Vescio & Andy O’Connor Live sound-scape construction, contemporary dance and light manipulation meet in Andy and Luigi’s multifaceted work, which seeks to bring to light the flux between the contemporary and the everyday, whilst exploring the Read More »

Open Studio / #Vacant Geelong Project

Posted 20 April 2017

Artists are invited to participate in the Open Studio event for the #Vacant Geelong project. #VacantGeelong is a project that responds directly to vacant industrial spaces and the memories that have shaped what it has meant to live in Geelong. Five artists selected for their diverse practices will develop artistic works with a focus on Ford. A Read More »

New artwork at Civic Centre car park

Posted 12 April 2017

This latest public artwork by Tina Mose is located at the Civic Centre car park (located opposite City Hall in Gheringhap Street, Geelong). Tina Mose has worked with companies such as Cotton on Group, Monster Threads, Ollie Pop Films, Art rebels, , Waves to Woods Festival, Free The Reef, Surf Coast Energy and more.. Tina Mose Read More »

Coming up at The Potato Shed

Posted 12 April 2017

The Potato Shed is a multi-arts facility on the Bellarine Peninsula, available for community hire and features facilities for performances, rehearsals, classes, events and conferences. Learn more about the Potato Shed. Ticket information Tickets for all Potato Shed shows can be purchased at any Customer Service Centre, over the phone with credit card or directly Read More »

Sex, love and relationships in an online era

Posted 12 April 2017

Girls and young women are” not going to sit around taking selfies for the rest of their life. Like, how is that possible?” says Professor Catharine Lumby who is enraged by cultural double standards that attach to young women. The co-author of The Porn Report, and the foundation Chair of the Media and Communications Department Read More »

Essential Theatre on track to Edinburgh

Posted 12 April 2017

Hi there, I thought it was time for another update regarding our quest to take our all female production of Julius Caesar to Edinburgh. We have 15 days left of our POZIBLE campaign and $7,315 to raise.  We can do this!   However this last part of the campaign is always the hardest time to maintain Read More »

Professional Development & Quick Response Grants

Posted 11 April 2017

Do you have an Arts Project in need of urgent funding? Do you want to attend training for your Arts practice and can’t afford to attend? The City of Greater Geelong may be able to help you. The 2016-2017 round of Community Arts and Festivals Grants Program is still open for applications to two special grants: Read More »

Victorian Kids Help Architects Design Their Dream Library

Posted 11 April 2017

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled new designs for the $88 million redevelopment of State Library Victoria. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley and Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan revealed the designs today, which have been developed in consultation with Victorian school children and community groups. Designed by local firm Architectus together with Danish Read More »

Professional Development & Quick Response Grants

Posted 6 April 2017

Do you have an Arts Project in need of urgent funding? Do you want to attend training for your Arts practice and can’t afford to attend? The City of Greater Geelong may be able to help you. The 2016-2017 round of Community Arts and Festivals Grants Program is still open for applications to two special grants: Read More »

New single ‘Change’ from Geelong band Izzy Losi and the Auracles

Posted 6 April 2017

Izzy Losi and the Auracles are bursting back on the scene, offering listeners a brand new lyric video for their first single ‘Change’. Over $5,000 dollars was crowd funded by fans in 2015 for this new release; proving that people did want to hear more from Izzy Losi and the Auracles since their 2012 debut release Read More »

Art and Business will Fuse

Posted 6 April 2017

When was the last time you saw an Art Competition and Exhibition at a business conference? We think this will boost the Emerge Geelong conference to another level, and supply a vibrant audience to Artists, in a beautiful setting. Click here to learn more about the rest of the Emerge Geelong conference. Theme – Things Read More »

Volunteer for Geelong After Dark 2017

Posted 6 April 2017

Geelong After Dark is a night of discovery – of short, sharp and edgy art, on Friday 5th May 2017.  Last year’s event attracted around 15,000 people, illuminating secret, unassuming and unexpected spaces with free pop-up performances, artistic interventions and provocative installations. The 2017 event theme is: “The Sound of Light.” We see the city centre Read More »

Space and Place: Elaine d’Esterre and Nicky Perkin

Posted 6 April 2017

Surfcoast Art Space 7-30 April, 2017 Shop 2, 103 Great Ocean road (Bottom Of Noble St.), Anglesea Nicky Perkin and Elaine d’Esterre are two Surf Coast artists who share a love both of painting and printmaking.  Their unique creative processes, however, are filtered through very different world views. A shared exhibition at the Surfcoast Art Read More »

School holidays at the Geelong Gallery

Posted 6 April 2017

Eye spy art adventure How does abstract art make children feel? 5–9 year olds will discover how colour, line and shape influence our emotions in an interactive tour of abstract works in the Gallery, and then get creative in a workshop making their own creative collages. Cost— Members $3 Non-members $5 Bookings essential. Children must be accompanied Read More »

Volunteer for Geelong After Dark 2017

Posted 30 March 2017

Geelong After Dark is a night of discovery – of short, sharp and edgy art, on Friday 5th May 2017.  Last year’s event attracted around 15,000 people, illuminating secret, unassuming and unexpected spaces with free pop-up performances, artistic interventions and provocative installations. The 2017 event theme is: “The Sound of Light.” We see the city centre Read More »

Have your say in Geelong’s Creative Future

Posted 29 March 2017

Our Future is a project to develop a long term community vision for the municipality of Geelong. We all recognise the potential of Geelong. Our Future will capture this potential, and guide decision making and investment in our municipality into the future. More about the project. Research shows that creativity is one of the five Read More »

Arts & Culture Marketing Information Session

Posted 29 March 2017

The City of Greater Geelong, cordially invites you to a Arts & Culture Marketing Information Session Wednesday 5 April 2017 5.30pm – 7.00pm National Wool Museum Theatrette, Level Three 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220 Do you work or volunteer in the arts and culture sector? Do you want to find out more about how to Read More »

Music Victoria announces Top 10 Victorian Councils for Music

Posted 29 March 2017

Music Victoria is thrilled to recognise Victoria’s leading music municipalities with the release of its inaugural Top 10 Victorian Councils for Music list. Music Victoria acknowledges the effort of these councils, in particular the top ranked metro and regional councils, including the City of Greater Geelong, in striving to ensure that live music and the Read More »

Wildlife at the NWM!

Posted 29 March 2017

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 exhibition from the Natural History Museum, London, has been viewed by thousands of visitors at the National Wool Museum. The stories behind the photos give an even greater appreciation of the incredible images. Tony Wu, winner of the 2016 Under Water category, was surprised there weren’t many photos of Read More »

Write-ability Goes Regional and Online

Posted 29 March 2017

Writers with disability will benefit from a new program announced by Writers Victoria at the Having a Say Conference last month at Deakin University, Waterfront Campus Geelong 8-10 February 2017. Write-ability Goes Regional and Online is a three-year program for aspiring writers with disability living in regional Victoria. The project has been assisted by the Australian government through Read More »

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