Geelong to host White Night in 2018

Posted 15 November 2017

The enormously popular White Night festival is coming to Geelong in October 2018. White Night Geelong will be held on Saturday 13 October 2018, with more details to be announced closer to then. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren made the announcement today, alongside the event director David Atkins. The all-night cultural festival Read More »

Word for Word’s Amazing 2017 Line-up

Posted 15 November 2017

The Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival will once again be presented at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre over three days from 17 – 19 November 2017. This year’s festival will host more than 70 guest presenters discussing topics ranging from climate change to feminism, sport to sexuality, racism, biography, adventure and Indigenous culture. Read More »

KIM BARTER The Kimberley + VICTORIA HOWLETT Hills of Yarrabah

Kim Barter Metropolios Gallery

Posted 9 November 2017

Opening Night 5 – 7 pm Saturday 18 November Metropolis Gallery is excited to present concurrent solo exhibitions by artists Kim Barter and Victoria Howlett, both inspired by the vibrant Australian landscape but with quite unique and personal responses to two distinct places. Kim Barter’s exhibition ‘The Kimberley’ follows a recent trip where she immersed Read More »

Geelong announced as UNESCO City of Design

Posted 9 November 2017

It’s where the ute was born, where mechanical refrigeration was pioneered and now Geelong’s design credentials have been internationally recognised with the news that the city has been designated as a UNESCO City of Design. Announced in Paris on 31 October, Geelong was one of 64 international cities to be inducted into the United Nations Read More »

Queenscliff Music Festival sold out!

Posted 9 November 2017

It’s official. Queenscliff Music Festival 2017 has now sold out, and it’s no surprise when you consider the bands and programs this year’s event has secured. For those who missed out, a ticket swap is now underway where people can register to buy and sell authentic tickets for re-sale here: http://qmf.net.au/tickets/ticket-swap. As well as the spectacular music that’ll run non-stop throughout the Read More »

Oddlands wins best short at AFF 2017

Posted 9 November 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that ODDLANDS has been chosen for Adelaide Film Festival‘s Best Short Award, as voted by the audience. It’s been an incredible experience working with Matchbox Pictures to develop a broader audience for our actors and their work, and we’re delighted to see that our first screen endeavour has resonated with a Read More »

Geelong announced as UNESCO City of Design

Posted 2 November 2017

It’s where the ute was born, where mechanical refrigeration was pioneered and now Geelong’s design credentials have been internationally recognised with the news that the city has been designated as a UNESCO City of Design. Announced in Paris on 31 October, Geelong was one of 64 international cities to be inducted into the United Nations Read More »

Anglesea Art Studios open weekend

Posted 2 November 2017

Seven Anglesea home/studios plus two local art spaces are open to the public over the Melbourne Cup Weekend, 11am – 4pm. We are an eclectic bunch in Anglesea and will be offering: ceramics, painting, printmaking, sculptural weaving (workshops), creative metalwork sculpture and jewellery plus edgy contemporary jewellery. For more information please call 0400 436 308, maps Read More »

Oddlands wins best short at AFF 2017

Posted 2 November 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that ODDLANDS has been chosen for Adelaide Film Festival‘s Best Short Award, as voted by the audience. It’s been an incredible experience working with Matchbox Pictures to develop a broader audience for our actors and their work, and we’re delighted to see that our first screen endeavour has resonated with a Read More »

Queenscliff Music Festival sold out!

Posted 2 November 2017

It’s official. Queenscliff Music Festival 2017 has now sold out, and it’s no surprise when you consider the bands and programs this year’s event has secured. For those who missed out, a ticket swap is now underway where people can register to buy and sell authentic tickets for re-sale here: http://qmf.net.au/tickets/ticket-swap. As well as the spectacular music that’ll run non-stop throughout the Read More »

Bellarine Arts Trail this weekend!

Posted 2 November 2017

We are looking forward to the Bellarine Arts Trail that will be held on 4 – 5 November 2017. There will be approximately 100 artists who will participate in the Arts Trail this year. HISTORY OF THE TRAIL The first Bellarine Arts Trail took place on the 29-30 October 2016, with approximately 40 artists involved and studios open to the public across Barwon Heads Read More »

EOI – SEEKING ARTISTS – closes in 4 days

Posted 26 October 2017

GEELONG AFTER DARK (GAD) Friday 4 May, 2018 Geelong After Dark returns in 2018 bringing Central Geelong alive! The City of Greater Geelong is now seeking artists, groups and artist collaborations for the 2018 event. GAD is a night where artists deliver short, sharp and edgy art attracting thousands of people to the city centre. Read More »

2017 Archibald Prize

Posted 26 October 2017

Geelong Gallery 28 October to 10 December 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. Read More »

Come on People ! Artist, Music Lovers!

Posted 26 October 2017

The concert is called Phase One Intent, and is being performed by ancalled Revival House Project, which sees artists from a range of disciplines such as opera singers and film makers who combine their practice into a unique show which pushes the boundaries of the traditional classical recital context.  Louise Keast soprano, Shikara Ringdahl mezzo-soprano and Read More »

The Three Kings are back!

Posted 26 October 2017

7:30pm Saturday 28th October 2017 Piping Hot chicken & Burger Grill – 5&6, 63A The Terrace,  Ocean Grove Melbourne blues super group, Three Kings brings together a trio of this country’s most dedicated, authentic blues artists, with down and dirty, totally inspiring results.Three Kings’ hard-hitting, greasy blues style takes you on a dangerous joy ride Read More »

Bellarine Arts Trail 2017 – 2 weeks to go!

Posted 25 October 2017

We are looking forward to the Bellarine Arts Trail that will be held on 4 – 5 November 2017. There will be approximately 100 artists who will participate in the Arts Trail this year. HISTORY OF THE TRAIL The first Bellarine Arts Trail took place on the 29-30 October 2016, with approximately 40 artists involved and studios open to the public across Barwon Heads Read More »

Geelong to ring in the festive season with one spectacular weekend

Posted 20 October 2017

Geelong’s Christmas celebrations will open with a bang as the City hosts a spectacular weekend of free Christmas attractions to ring in the festive season. It all starts on Friday 10 November, when Geelong’s floating Christmas tree will return to the bay. One lucky local child – chosen through a colouring competition – will have Read More »

Free Family Fun Day this Sunday at the Potato Shed

Posted 19 October 2017

The Bellarine’s biggest Free Family Fun Day returns to the Potato Shed on Sunday 22 October from 11am – 3pm. With over 8,000 attendees in 2016 and growing, the event has become one best children’s events held annually in the Geelong region. The FREE event has something for families of all ages including an animal Read More »

Calendar competition opens for public vote Monday, 16 October 2017

Posted 19 October 2017

Our 2018 calendar competition is now open for public vote. After receiving more than 1000 entries we have shortlisted two photos per month giving the community a choice between images and a cover. Voting opens Monday 16 October 2017 and will close on Monday 30 October 2017. Calendars will be distributed with Community Update during the second week Read More »

Six Hours In Geelong

Posted 19 October 2017

Six Hours In Geelong, showing at GPAC Friday 27 October, is a story of loss, loathing, love, and racism. A fast and funny musical ride, through a cultural kaleidoscope, into the soul of a changing city. Created by the Geelong Edge Ensemble, a company of local emerging artists from Middle Eastern, Pacifika and African backgrounds. Read More »

Celebrate Diwali this Friday night!

Posted 19 October 2017

Every year, millions people of diverse faiths come together to celebrate the festival of lights, Diwali. Diwali is one of the most important occasions on the Hindu calendar. It’s an annual celebration that signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. It is a time to Read More »

Word for Word’s Amazing 2017 Line-up

Posted 19 October 2017

The Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival will once again be presented at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre over three days from 17 – 19 November 2017. This year’s festival will host more than 70 guest presenters discussing topics ranging from climate change to feminism, sport to sexuality, racism, biography, adventure and Indigenous culture. Read More »

Celebrating three BIG milestones for The Blues Train

Posted 13 October 2017

We officially launch our brand new website We mark the release of our 24th year of shows We introduce to you a new, simpler way to purchase tickets HELLO 21ST CENTURY Thanks to our long-time mates at One Rabbit, we are stoked to be launching our brand new website. Cleaner and simpler we’re sure you’ll love it as Read More »

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SEEKING ARTISTS

Posted 12 October 2017

GEELONG AFTER DARK (GAD) Friday 4 May, 2018 Geelong After Dark returns in 2018 bringing Central Geelong alive! The City of Greater Geelong is now seeking artists, groups and artist collaborations for the 2018 event. GAD is a night where artists deliver short, sharp and edgy art attracting thousands of people to the city centre. Read More »

Colour to Win!

Posted 12 October 2017

Calling all kids 13 years and under! Colour in the picture (right) for your chance to win a chance to flick the switch and turn on Geelong’s Floating Christmas Tree!* Visit  our website to download pdf of the picture HERE Once completed, return this page by mail to: Geelong’s Floating Christmas Tree Competition, PO Box 104, Read More »

BE INVOLVED WITH BACK TO BACK

Posted 12 October 2017

Back to Back Theatre is looking for some fresh new talent to get involved in SERVICE LEAGUE, our latest creative performance making process.  We have 10 places available to adults with a perceived intellectual disability who are interested in developing their performance making skills. No experience is necessary, just an interest in making art and Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Design Award by Broadsheet

Posted 10 October 2017

Do you have a design idea for the dining space? Entries have been extended for the Mercedes-Benz Design Award by Broadsheet.  Find out more There’s still time to enter to win the opportunity for your design to be prototyped, manufactured and sold by Cult Design; a trip for two to Germany; and mentorship from Australia’s Read More »

Lord of the Strings

Posted 10 October 2017

Guitarra & Virtuoso Spanish and Classical Guitar Concert Starring 10 String Guitarist Matthew Fagan 4pm Sunday 22nd October, Queenscliff Uniting Church Join 10 String Spanish classical guitarist, Matthew Fagan, for an evening of  Spanish and classical guitar at its emotive and technical best, as Fagan presents Guitarra, crossing 5 Centuries of Spanish Guitar music from Read More »

Cass Eager Live at the piping hot chicken & Burger Grill 14th Oct

Posted 10 October 2017

Cass Eager has a brand new beat and she’s hitting the road with her band this October to send new single ‘Ain’t No Stopping Me’ off into the world. Strange Daddy produced the new track which is somewhat of a stylistic departure from Cass’ previous work. Lyrically, it’s a testament to her resolve, and sonically Read More »

Light the night

Posted 3 October 2017

Friday 6 October 5- 9pm Ocean Grove Park Now in its tenth year, Light the Night is a unique event bringing Australia’s blood cancer community together in more than 100 locations to remember and reflect during a moving ceremony and short lantern walk. Light the Night fundraisers all receive a coloured lantern to carry as Read More »

THE BALD ARCHIE PRIZE

Posted 3 October 2017

14 OCTOBER – 11 NOVEMBER 2017 NATIONAL WOOL MUSEUM, 26-32 MOORABOOL ST, GEELONG 3220 Created in 1994 as a spoof of that more serious competition, the Bald Archy Prize provides artists of all styles and standards with a genuine opportunity, ranging from the hilarious to the bizarrely vulgar, to create portrait paintings of humour, dark Read More »

HOLD THE DATE – ARTLANDS 2018

Posted 3 October 2017

Artlands Victoria will be held from 10-14 October 2018 in Bendigo and Castlemaine In 2018, it’s Victoria’s turn to host Artlands, the national regional arts conference in Australia. We’ve been leading up to this announcement for a few months and can now share the framework and news about how you might be involved in the lead up Read More »

Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights

Posted 3 October 2017

Every year, millions people of diverse faiths come together to celebrate the festival of lights, Diwali. Diwali is one of the most important occasions on the Hindu calendar. It’s an annual celebration that signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. It is a time to Read More »

Free Family Fun Day

Posted 3 October 2017

The Bellarine’s biggest Free Family Fun Day returns to the Potato Shed on Sunday 22 October from 11am – 3pm. With over 8,000 attendees in 2016 and growing, the event has become one best children’s events held annually in the Geelong region. The FREE event has something for families of all ages including an animal Read More »

Grant Finck

Posted 3 October 2017

‘Commutable Spaces’ by Grant Finck being installed in Waurn Ponds between Leisurelink and Waurn Ponds library. The work speaks about the spaces we move between. The is a beautiful connection between the sculptures and the circular motifs in library facade. Biography Starting his professional career as a sculptor and potter in 1978,  Grant has accumulated over Read More »

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SEEKING ARTISTS

Posted 26 September 2017

GEELONG AFTER DARK (GAD) Friday 4 May, 2018 Geelong After Dark returns in 2018 bringing Central Geelong alive! The City of Greater Geelong is now seeking artists, groups and artist collaborations for the 2018 event. GAD is a night where artists deliver short, sharp and edgy art attracting thousands of people to the city centre. Read More »

Birdcage Thursdays

Posted 21 September 2017

Birdcage Thursdays 12 October 2017, 08:00 PM Birdcage Thursdays is a new Australian play which takes a theatrically innovative and tragicomic look at the issue of hoarding. It addresses some of the complexities around communication across services and the families of those who hoard. Features renowned local actress Genevieve Picot. “…the script is wonderful, a Read More »

Word for Word Festival 2017

Posted 21 September 2017

17-19 November 2017 Refer to program for location and times HERE What is Word for Word? Welcome to Australia’s only non-fiction writing festival. Word for Word is a unique annual literary event showcasing non-fiction writing in all its many facets and forms with world-renowned writers, dynamic panel discussions and “in conversation” sessions. Where is Word Read More »

Russell Morris plays Queenscliff Music Festival 2017

Posted 21 September 2017

Locals and a legend are rounding out the fifth & final announcement for Queenscliff Music Festival 2017, which drops along with the news that the festival has now sold out of Saturday tickets. With 2-day tickets already sold out, less than 200 3-day tickets up for grabs, and less than 200 Sunday tickets, Queenscliff Music Festival WILL sell Read More »

Turner Brown Band Live

Posted 21 September 2017

We are very excited about the line up of talent appearing at the Piping Hot Chicken and Burger Grill in October. First up is ‘The Turner Brown Band’, a joint Australia/USA musical collaboration between Australian slide guitarist and music producer Dom Turner (of awarded blues act ‘Backsliders’ fame) and Ohio based ‘Sacred Steel’ vocalist and Read More »

Fred Williams in the You Yangs

Posted 21 September 2017

At the Geelong Gallery until Sunday 5 November Fred Williams first spotted the You Yangs in 1957 from the deck of the ship on which he was sailing home to Melbourne from London. Williams commenced gouache painting in the You Yangs in 1962, and the geography provided him with various vantage points to focus on Read More »

Funding opportunities close next week!

Posted 21 September 2017

Online submissions accepted for: Healthy and Connected Communities, Creative Communities, Environment and Sustainability from 14 August to midnight 25 September 2017 Community Facility Infrastructure Fund from 5:00pm 18 August to midnight 25 September 2017. Visit Geelong Australia for further information or follow the link: http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/grants/default.aspx

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SEEKING ARTISTS

Posted 20 September 2017

GEELONG AFTER DARK (GAD) Friday 4 May, 2018 Geelong After Dark returns in 2018 bringing Central Geelong alive! The City of Greater Geelong is now seeking artists, groups and artist collaborations for the 2018 event. GAD is a night where artists deliver short, sharp and edgy art attracting thousands of people to the city centre. Read More »

School Holiday Activities – Wacky Woolly Creatures

Posted 20 September 2017

Visit the National Wool Museum these school holidays for a fun-filled woolly adventure! Drop-in to the National Wool Museum anytime between 10:30am and 12:30pm on the following days. Suitable for children from 3 years to 16 years. These facilitated workshops are free for children when accompanied by a paying adult. Wacky Woolly Creatures Monday 25 September 2017 – Wool Read More »

City funding supports creative ‘Makers Hub’

Posted 20 September 2017

The City of Greater Geelong has funded $100,000  to local not-for-profit Creative Geelong Inc for the next two years to support a ‘Makers Hub’ project in Centrepoint Arcade, Little Malop Street. According to Chair Administrator Dr Kathy Alexander, who officially launched the project on Wed 20th September, the Makers Hub is a working example of Read More »

Iconic Industry #VacantGeelong Symposium

Posted 20 September 2017

Iconic Industry #VacantGeelong Symposium: Vacancy and Preservation National Wool Museum on Friday 22 September 2017. This is a FREE event and lunch is included. The Symposium Vacancy and Preservation: the architecture of the post-industrial community marks a pivotal point for the #VacantGeelong project. Through the work of several artists the exhibition Iconic Industry powerfully evokes Read More »

Free Family Fun Day

Posted 19 September 2017

The Bellarine’s biggest Free Family Fun Day returns to the Potato Shed on Sunday 22 October from 11am – 3pm. With over 8,000 attendees in 2016 and growing, the event has become one best children’s events held annually in the Geelong region. The FREE event has something for families of all ages including an animal Read More »

Back to Back takes to the screen

Posted 19 September 2017

ODDLANDS is the story of Des (Simon Laherty) and Tam (Sonia Teuben), members of a clean-up crew in a strange toxic wasteland. It’s a lousy job, but it’s the best they can get, and it may just get them what they want. When they stumble upon what may be the wasteland’s last human survivor, these Read More »

The Studio@54 Contemporary Art Prize

Posted 14 September 2017

INVITATION TO EXHIBIT – NOVEMBER  2017 BELLARINE ARTS TRAIL ‘The Studio@54 Contemporary Art Prize’ One of the goals for The Studio@54 is to showcase the many talented artists who live on the Bellarine Peninsula.  The Bellarine Arts Trail is the perfect opportunity to share and celebrate visual artists of the Bellarine Peninsula.  Therefore, we invite Read More »

Have you visited Boom Makers yet?

Posted 14 September 2017

Pop in to see our latest venture which is located directly across the road from the Gallery. Boom Makers a collective studio/retail space run by artists. Featuring 6 studio / retail spaces where makers can create and sell their handmade goods. Picture framing. Jewellery. Macrame. Concrete Planters. Homewares. Leather Goods.  Location: 14 Rutland Street, Newtown. Read More »

New public art commission for Geelong

Posted 14 September 2017

Expressions of interest are open for a significant new public artwork that will adorn the eastern façade of Geelong Performing Arts Centre. The project is part of the $38.5 million Geelong Performing Arts Centre Ryrie Street Redevelopment, which will expand and upgrade the arts centre’s facilities. The Commission aims to create an artwork that complements, Read More »

Humans in Geelong Expo 2017

Posted 14 September 2017

Are you looking for an interest or way of making a difference? Do you like to hear local ‘Good News’ stories? A Free Community Event and fun for everyone! There will be uplifting speakers, workshops, live performances, displays, PRIZES, free face painting and crafts for kids. Be inspired by locals making a difference! Sunday 8th Read More »

Funding opportunities are now open !

Posted 14 September 2017

Online submissions accepted for: Healthy and Connected Communities, Creative Communities, Environment and Sustainability from 14 August to midnight 25 September 2017 Community Facility Infrastructure Fund from 5:00pm 18 August to midnight 25 September 2017. Visit Geelong Australia for further information or follow the link: http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/grants/default.aspx

Have you visited Boom lately?

Posted 14 September 2017

September 14 – October 7 Electric Earth Ellie Malin is a Melbourne based artist working predominantly in relief woodblock printing and experimenting in painting, installations and collaborative projects. Her bold, visceral artworks reflect an intuitive approach to image making where colours and form construct the landscape. Her artworks are inspired by a love for travel, Read More »

The Art of Wool

Posted 7 September 2017

Discover fashion and fine art in The Art of Wool exhibition which matches award-winning garments by International Woolmark Prize designers with inspirational paintings and artworks by leading Australian artists. The exhibition shows the significance of wool in the artistic and design imagination of Australia from the 19th century through to today. The exhibition features paintings Read More »

Inspirational stories of women interpreted through dance and drama

Posted 7 September 2017

A number of women’s lives are united when they discover their own stories are reflective of each other’s in a new show titled ‘Women’ to be performed at the Potato Shed in Drysdale. Ideas of expectation, passion and inspiration unite them – strengthening their bond and own sense of identity The complexities of their lives Read More »

Get back to nature these school holidays

Posted 7 September 2017

School with no walls—nature city Wednesday 4 October, from 11.00am Nature becomes a pathway for exploring place and time in a visceral workshop hosted by School with no walls. Using natural objects from Johnstone Park, children will create their own rich imaginative landscape. Cost—$15 Suitable for ages 5 to 10 years. Children must be accompanied Read More »

Bellarine Arts Trail 2017

Posted 7 September 2017

We are looking forward to the Bellarine Arts Trail that will be held on 4 – 5 November 2017. There will be approximately 100 artists who will participate in the Arts Trail this year. HISTORY OF THE TRAIL The first Bellarine Arts Trail took place on the 29-30 October 2016, with approximately 40 artists involved and studios open to the public across Barwon Heads Read More »

Clever and creative launches our future

Posted 7 September 2017

As the region continues to address the challenges of the twenty-first century, last weeks launch of Greater Geelong: A Clever and Creative Future marks an exciting and significant chapter in Greater Geelong’s modern history. Attended by the Minister for Local Government the Honourable Natalie Hutchins and 150 members of the Greater Geelong community, the launch publically acknowledged Read More »

Youth School Holiday Program

Posted 7 September 2017

Come and enjoy some free fun activities for the upcoming school holidays. All activities are for young people aged 12-25. All activities are free unless stated otherwise. Bookings are essential for all programs except for Drop In. Please email with ‘School Holidays’ in the subject line and list the events you are interested in attending Read More »

Work to begin on $38.5 million Ryrie St redevelopment

Posted 31 August 2017

Work on Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s Ryrie Street Redevelopment is set to begin following the appointment of award-winning builder Kane Constructions. The $38.5 million redevelopment – funded by the Victorian Government and some philanthropic support – will create a striking new entrance, improve access to the centre and provide state-of-the-art dance and rehearsal studios. Kane Read More »

Humans in Geelong Expo 2017

Posted 31 August 2017

Are you looking for an interest or way of making a difference? Do you like to hear local ‘Good News’ stories? A Free Community Event and fun for everyone! There will be uplifting speakers, workshops, live performances, displays, PRIZES, free face painting and crafts for kids. Be inspired by locals making a difference! Sunday 8th Read More »

The Scribe Nonfiction Prize

Posted 31 August 2017

Entries are now open for The 2017 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers! Now in its fifth year, The 2017 Scribe Nonfiction Prize is a unique development award to foster talented writers aged 30 and under writing longform work. Entries between 5,000 and 10,000 words are welcome across all nonfiction genres, including memoir, journalism, essay, Read More »

Funding opportunities are now open !

Posted 31 August 2017

Online submissions accepted for: Healthy and Connected Communities, Creative Communities, Environment and Sustainability from 14 August to midnight 25 September 2017 Community Facility Infrastructure Fund from 5:00pm 18 August to midnight 25 September 2017. Visit Geelong Australia for further information or follow the link: http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/grants/default.aspx

New public art commission for Geelong

Posted 31 August 2017

Expressions of interest are open for a significant new public artwork that will adorn the eastern façade of Geelong Performing Arts Centre. The project is part of the $38.5 million Geelong Performing Arts Centre Ryrie Street Redevelopment, which will expand and upgrade the arts centre’s facilities. The Commission aims to create an artwork that complements, Read More »

New guide puts Geelong and Bellarine on the map for arts and culture

Posted 31 August 2017

The 21st edition of Experience Culture Victoria – the State’s definitive guide to art and culture – highlights the immense depth and quality of cultural experiences on offer in the Geelong and Bellarine Region and right across the State. Launching the 21st edition of Experience Culture Victoria – the State’s definitive guide to art and Read More »

Artists explore Geelong’s iconic industry

Posted 24 August 2017

Iconic Industry is a part of the #VacantGeelong project concentrating on the buildings and sites of Geelong’s current de-industrialisation, the thousands of acres of land and the often overlooked beauty of its industrial buildings. Through the work of artists Sarah Duyshart, Robert Mihajlovski, Bindi Cole Chocka, Merinda Kelly, Amanda Shone, Alex Hamilton and a team of Architecture Read More »

Music From The Neighbourhood

Posted 24 August 2017

Everyone is invited to come along to this community celebration of diversity and musical talent! It’s happening on Friday 1st September, 6pm at Grovedale Neighbourhood House. This exciting community event in it’s second year running, will celebrate the many creative talents from our local communities and will provide a fantastic opportunity for community musicians to Read More »

The Humans in Geelong Writing Competition 2017

Posted 24 August 2017

Kids – ‘Discover your Inner Journalist’ You could win a $100 or $50 JB Hi-Fi Voucher There will be two age categories – High School and Primary School. First Prize $100 and Second Prize $50 will be awarded to each category. The stories are to be factual, with a 500 word limit, about an inspiring Read More »

A Midsummer Night’s Dream tonight at the Potato Shed!

Posted 24 August 2017

Shakespeare’s classic tale A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed by the Melbourne City Ballet in an intimate setting at the Potato Shed. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set in the great city of Athens where the lives of four Athenian lovers are twisted and turned by the meddling of the fairies who live in Read More »

Call out for Artistic Director for Mountain to Mouth 2018

Posted 24 August 2017

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR –  Mountain to Mouth 2018 Mountain to Mouth (M~M) is the City of Greater Geelong’s award winning event that produces highly powerful artistic works and experiences that are bold, creative and inspiring. Mountain to Mouth (M~M) brings together art, sport, community and environment to connect with land, across 80 kilometres from the top Read More »

Expression of Interest closes this Monday!

Posted 24 August 2017

Expression of Interest CENTRAL GEELONG SCULPTURE COMMISSION Project Outline The City of Greater Geelong is seeking to commission a suitably qualified/experienced sculptor artist/team to develop a large scale highly interactive sculpture which celebrates Geelong as a cycling city. Geelong has a proud and long cycling history of professional and recreational/commuter cycling. Including Sir Hubert ‘Oppy’  Read More »

Music From The Neighbourhood

Posted 24 August 2017

Everyone is invited to come along to this community celebration of diversity and musical talent! It’s happening on Friday 1st September, 6pm at Grovedale Neighbourhood House. This exciting community event in it’s second year running, will celebrate the many creative talents from our local communities and will provide a fantastic opportunity for community musicians to Read More »

Exciting Creative Opportunities

Posted 17 August 2017

CREATIVE PRODUCER – Geelong After Dark 2018 An exciting opportunity for a creative and dynamic producer to build on the success of Geelong After Dark in 2018 and reveal central Geelong through the arts. The City of Greater Geelong is seeking a passionate, visionary and dynamic Creative Producer to develop and deliver an arts activation Read More »

What’s on at the Potato Shed

Posted 17 August 2017

A  Midsummer Night’s Dream by Melbourne City Ballet Shakespeare’s classic tale A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed by the Melbourne City Ballet in an intimate setting at the Potato Shed. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set in the great city of Athens where the lives of four Athenian lovers are twisted and turned by Read More »

French hit to wrap up film festival

Posted 17 August 2017

The Bethany Arthouse Film Festival celebrates its 20th year in 2017, and what better way to wrap up a fantastic festival season than with the feel-good “Rosalie Blum” – the biggest hit in the 27-year history of the Alliance Française French Film Festival. Screening at GPAC on Tuesday 29 August at 8pm, “Rosalie Blum” is Read More »

International artists added to the QMF 2017 lineup

Posted 17 August 2017

Following on from two already impressive lineup announcements, the Queenscliff Music Festival 2017 has another brilliant batch of artists ready to drop. This time it’s the international unveiling, with an array of eclectic talent from Canada and the USA joining the mix. The third lineup is: The East Pointers (CAN) Gabriel Garzon-Montano (USA) Irish Mythen (IRE/CAN) Lindi Ortega (CAN) Read More »

Expression of Interest closes soon!

Posted 17 August 2017

Expression of Interest CENTRAL GEELONG SCULPTURE COMMISSION Project Outline The City of Greater Geelong is seeking to commission a suitably qualified/experienced sculptor artist/team to develop a large scale highly interactive sculpture which celebrates Geelong as a cycling city. Geelong has a proud and long cycling history of professional and recreational/commuter cycling. Including Sir Hubert ‘Oppy’  Read More »

Geelong Gallery re-opens

Posted 17 August 2017

We’re back and looking forward to welcoming you to our redesigned foyer, Gallery shop and revitalised galleries. Today’s visitors have been most impressed with our new spaces and we look forward to welcoming you soon. A special thanks to our builders, Bowdencorp and to the City of Greater Geelong, Daryl Pelchen Architects and a number Read More »

CITY HALL CHRISTMAS PROJECTION PROGRAMME: EOI

Posted 10 August 2017

Expression of Interest Project Outline The City of Greater Geelong is seeking to commission a suitably qualified/experienced projection Artist/team to develop a highly engaging Christmas programme for projection onto the Gheringhap St façade of City Hall. The successful artist(s) will create content to decorate and highlight the architectural features of the building with an accompanying Read More »

The Crow Family – Kids tickets half price!

Posted 10 August 2017

Don’t miss it, Maude Davey in The Crow Family this Saturday Night 7.30 at the Carolyn Theatre Cororooke. RED ROCK REGIONAL THEATRE AND GALLERY Saturday 12th August, 7:30pm Adults $30  Kids $15 (half price) Tickets can be purchased at https://www.trybooking.com/QRLP Also available at Cow Lick Bookshop, Cororooke General Store.

CENTRAL GEELONG SCULPTURE COMMISSION: EOI

Posted 10 August 2017

Expression of Interest Project Outline The City of Greater Geelong is seeking to commission a suitably qualified/experienced sculptor artist/team to develop a large scale highly interactive sculpture which celebrates Geelong as a cycling city. Geelong has a proud and long cycling history of professional and recreational/commuter cycling. Including Sir Hubert ‘Oppy’  Opperman and Cadel Evans. Read More »

Surf Coast Shire Arts Trail on this weekend!

Posted 10 August 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 »

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Mountain to Mouth 2018

Posted 3 August 2017

Mountain to Mouth (M~M) is the City of Greater Geelong’s award winning event that produces highly powerful artistic works and experiences that are bold, creative and inspiring. Mountain to Mouth (M~M) brings together art, sport, community and environment to connect with land, across 80 kilometres from the top of the You Yangs to the mouth Read More »

CREATIVE PRODUCER – Geelong After Dark 2018

Posted 3 August 2017

An exciting opportunity for a creative and dynamic producer to build on the success of Geelong After Dark in 2018 and reveal central Geelong through the arts. The City of Greater Geelong is seeking a passionate, visionary and dynamic Creative Producer to develop and deliver an arts activation programme that brings the city alive with Read More »

Don’t miss the wildest showgirl of the 19th Century!

Posted 3 August 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 review). Swung Read More »

Revitalising central Geelong with more artworks

Posted 3 August 2017

Two more significant artworks, funded by the City of Greater Geelong, will be installed in central Geelong, with preparations underway this week. 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 Read More »

CRAFT CUBED FESTIVAL 2017

Posted 3 August 2017

AUGUST 1st – 31st 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. Now in its eighth year, the 2017 Festival is centred on the theme of Crafting Communities. Showcasing dynamic and creative communities through a multi-layered, open access festival. Through Read More »

The Hornets are back at the Chicken Shop!

Posted 3 August 2017

“Steeped in the blues, they rise out of the Yarra delta via the American deep south, meeting at the mythical cross roads where Chicago grit has blown in”… so said Warrick McFadyen of The Age when describing The Hornets. The Hornets feature some of the country’s well known and respected musicians. They have released six CDs Read More »

Victorian Premier’s Design Awards Open For Entries

Posted 3 August 2017

Entries are now open for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, celebrating the best in local design. The annual awards recognise Victorian designers and businesses that use effective, sustainable and transformative design to make our state a better place to live, work and visit. Victoria’s strong and diverse design industry generates $5 billion in revenue Read More »

Our Future – Community vision document endorsed at Council meeting

Posted 27 July 2017

More than 16,000 people have contributed Greater Geelong’s community-led blueprint to be recognised regionally, nationally and internationally as a clever and creative city-region. The community-led vision document Greater Geelong: A Clever and Creative Future, which will guide our region’s development over the next 30 years, was endorsed by our Administrators at the Council meeting held Read More »

Tastes of Geelong – The Spirit of Arts for Youth

Posted 27 July 2017

Performance and Dinner Courthouse Youth Arts, 60 Lt Malop Street, Geelong A collaborative Theatre performance embracing the history of the Old Courthouse building. Enter our Gallery to enjoy a delicious and exciting dinner provided by Truffleduck catering. Presented by Courthouse Youth Arts, Somebodys Daughter Theatre Co and Nobodys Fool Theatre- youth ensemble. An opportunity to Read More »

Piccadilly Market this Sunday!

Posted 27 July 2017

The winter market is always a fantastic one and because we are indoors it is a great place to be on a cold day. 65 stalls to explore…. an exceptional selection of modern independent design, including jewellery and accessories, art, fashion, candles, illustration, home decor, children’s clothing and products, skin care, lifestyle products, gourmet food and more. Read More »

NAVA Online Courses

Posted 27 July 2017

Enrolments are open for our Semester 2 series of NAVA Online Courses. What you can gain NAVA Online Courses run for seven (7) and three (3) weeks, are led by experts and allow for collaboration and interaction with your tutor and fellow artists. Learn practical skills to help develop your artistic career Develop or refresh Read More »

Venetian Style

Posted 26 July 2017

Bead Making Venetian Style with Murano Glass Master, Davide Penso The year’s Festival of Glass hosted a range of workshops by international artist, Davide Penso, supported by the Arts and Culture Department at the City of Greater Geelong, with some members of the Beaders Guild of Geelong, fortunate to be amongst those to attend a Read More »

Beethoven, Schubert & Mark Deans

Posted 26 July 2017

LADY EATS APPLE has just returned from an extended tour to three of Europe’s leading Festivals: Theater der Welt (co-hosted by Thalia Theater and Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany); Wiener Festwochen (Vienna Festival, Austria); and the Holland Festival (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). In each location, LADY EATS APPLE appeared on some of the city’s most important stages. In Read More »

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 »

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