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 »

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 »

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