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June 2020

Scenic Victoria—Land, sea, city

22 June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 18 April 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition draws on Geelong Gallery’s exceptional collection to survey artists’ enduring interest and engagement with the landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes of our region and wider State, with a specific focus on artistic responses to locations of personal significance. Includes historical works by Eugene von Guérard, Louis Buvelot, Frederick McCubbin and Walter Withers, through to more contemporary interpretations of the landscape and suburbia by Fred Williams, Jan Senbergs and Jenny Watson, amongst others. This exhibition is temporarily closed due to…

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October 2020

Colac Otway Arts Trail 2020 – Postponed

31 October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 30 June 2021 @ 4:00 pm

The Colac Otway Arts Trail 2020 has been postponed to a date in 2021. You can still participate, celebrate and visit the amazing artists of the Colac Otway Shire and their work on our virtual arts trail. How can you be involved? For Artists Photo or film your Studio Register for the Virtual Arts Trail  Here Tell Your friends For Art lovers Visit our Virtual Colac Otway Arts Trail Here  

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February 2021

Virtural Expo 2021

21 February - 21 May

Festival of Glass Virtual Expo 2021 In the light of Covid-19 uncertainties and restrictions the 2021 Expo is going virtual and will be online. Instead of just a single day event the Virtual Expo in 2021 will run for a number of weeks, launching on the 21 February 2021. Expo visitors can browse and buy from ‘virtual store fronts’ for jewellery, sculptures and homewares. Visit the Festival of Glass website for more information: www.festivalofglass.net.au

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March 2021

Home – A Group Exhibition

11 March @ 12:00 pm - 30 April @ 4:00 pm

A group exhibition where we invited artists and makers to tell us what ‘home’ means to them. Featuring art pieces by: Carol Kite-Close, Charlotte Guest, Deborah McHugh, Di Ellis, Jan Verouden, Janine Giddings, Jo Wattle Taylor, Kathy Fahey, Katika Schultz, Leonardo McClaren, Mandy Schulze, Marianne Huhn, Mary-Ellen Belleville, Meg Shaw, Michelle Thompson, Molly O’Hara, Rocket, Romana Topic, Ryan Lee, Sandra Batten, Sharon Leeds & Sienna Barton  Our exhibition can be viewed in our space and online now until the end…

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Andy Pye in Contemporary Landscape Perspectives: A Group Show

13 March - 30 May

At Wangaratta Art Gallery This dynamic exhibition of five contemporary landscape Australian painters, Max Berry, Holly Greenwood, Dan Kyle, Bronte Leighton-Dore and Andrew Pye explores individual perspectives of elements of the Australian bush, the terrain,  landscape and key symbolism of trees and flora in their immediate environment. All five artists are emerging as contemporary painters in the Australian art scene. Berry, Greenwood, Kyle and Leighton-Dore are New South Wales based (Sydney and Blue Mountains), the four have partnered with local…

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2021 Geelong acquisitive print awards

22 March @ 10:00 am - 4 June @ 5:00 pm

The Geelong acquisitive print awards continue a long tradition of prize exhibitions staged by Geelong Gallery and reflect a longstanding commitment to the acquisition and display of prints. Important dates Entries open Monday 22 March (10.00am) Entries close Friday 4 June (5.00pm) Shortlisting June Notification of selection mid-July Selected entries to be delivered to the Gallery from Monday 16 to Friday 20 August (between 10.00am and 4.00pm)   Exhibition dates Saturday 28 August to Sunday 24 October Official opening Friday 3 September (invitation only) Collection of non-acquired works from Tuesday 26 to…

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Cricket Saleh / Kasper Raglus / Lotte Frances / Emma Lipscombe

25 March - 18 April

Doll Parts / Cricket Saleh Doll Parts is a little vignette, with moments of navel gazing. It was born out of a discussion I fell into with a loved one – that lingered with us both – which queried a pause in feminism. It looks at the work itself, poking about at its decorative elements, as it soap boxes with much huff and puff, wanting to exist for greater purpose.” Cricket Saleh works in Photography. In a professional context she is highly…

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Gayle Seach & Andrew Strang exhibition, Apollo Bay

31 March @ 10:00 am - 18 April @ 5:00 pm

Showing paintings by Gayle Seach and photography by Andrew Strang as well as hand made items by local makers, at the Church Hall, 25 Nelson St Apollo Bay (top of main st) Open daily except Good Friday. This event is also part of the Colac Otway Arts Trail.

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April 2021

Exhibition at ART 16 – Art Gallery | Studio

1 April @ 10:00 am - 2 May @ 3:00 pm

ART 16 – Art Gallery | Studio  – Art Exhibition 1st April – 2nd May 2021 Meet the artists: Linda Gallus ‘Finding the Rural’ & Helen Hewitt ‘Fine Lines’ OPENING – Saturday 3rd April 2-5pm Gallery open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 – 3pm & Sunday 11 – 1pm  or by appointment

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2021 Colac Otway Arts Trail

2 April - 18 April

It’s time to mark your calendars and book your accommodation.  ​ This is your invitation to celebrate and visit the amazing artists of the Colac Otway Shire and their work from 2 – 18 April 2021.   The 2021 Colac Otway Arts Trail promises to be more varied than ever with open studios throughout the shire, an Arts Expo in Colac and art shows and galleries in Cororooke, Gellibrand, Forrest, Beech Forest, Apollo Bay, Birregurra and Lavers Hill.

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home/town

8 April @ 9:00 am - 1 May @ 3:00 pm

Geelong Illustrators present home/town, an ode to whatever “home” means to each exhibiting artist. Lockdown forced the artists to appreciate their domestic and local surroundings more than ever, with many being able to continue creating from home. With Geelong and Surfcoast a constant source of daily inspiration, Geelong Illustrators welcome you into a glimpse of home/town.    

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An Exhibition at ……The Papermill Gallery Fyansford

11 April @ 11:00 am - 2 May @ 4:00 pm

“PAINTING SPACE” An exhibition of Sharryn Jenkinson’s impressive oil paintings will be a feature during April. These paintings demand your attention and delight the senses. The papermill Gallery is at 100 Lower Papermills Road Fyansford

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Sarah Krasnostein – THE BELIEVER

15 April @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Award-winning author of the Trauma Cleaner, Sarah Krasnostein, joins Geelong Regional Libraries for this online author event to discuss her latest book, The Believer, an exploration of the power of belief about ghosts and gods and flying saucers and certainty in the absence of knowledge. Weaving together the stories of six ordinary people, The Believer looks at the stories we tell ourselves to deal with the distance between the world as we know it.

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Alli Sinclair – THE CODEBREAKERS

22 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Geelong-based author Alli Sinclair teams up with Geelong Regional Libraries for this Australian Heritage Festival event to discuss her latest novel The Codebreakers, a compelling story about tenacity and friendship and inspired by the real codebreaking women of Australia’s top secret Central Bureau in WWII. Alli has won multiple awards for her writing, which explores history, culture, love and grief.  

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Sue Williams – ELIZABETH & ELIZABETH

28 April @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Geelong Regional Libraries for this online Australian Heritage Festival event with author Sue Williams. She tells the story of how two women, who should have been bitter foes, combined their courage and wisdom to wield extraordinary power and influence behind the scenes of the fledgling colony. One was Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of the new governor Lachlan Macquarie, nudging him towards social reform and magnificent buildings and town planning. The other was Elizabeth Macarthur, the wife of John Macarthur,…

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May 2021

Hidden Gems Artist Open Studios- May 2021

1 May - 2 May

Nestled in the countryside just minutes from Ballarat, Lucas, Smythesdale and Delacombe you will find these treasure troves of art and inspiration in Golden Plains Shire. Visit these five picturesque studios to meet the artists and see a range of unique and desirable artworks including paintings, original prints and ceramics. All of the artists are members of GP Arts Inc., so take a tour on the first weekend of the month and explore some of the wonderful creative talents in…

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Music at Waterfront Market Sunday May 2

2 May

On the first Sunday of each month until May 2021 the Waterfront Growers and Makers market will have even more music to showcase local musicians who have been in “iso” for so long. These performances are supported by the City of Greater Geelong through its ‘ COVID-19 Arts, Culture and Heritage Recovery Grants Program’. On Sunday May 2 we will feature: Salted Fish from 10.30 am Sonus Ensemble from 12.30 pm Come on down – enjoy the market, the music…

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June 2021

Hidden Gems Artist Open Studios – June 2021

5 June - 6 June

Nestled in the countryside just minutes from Ballarat, Lucas, Smythesdale and Delacombe you will find these treasure troves of art and inspiration in Golden Plains Shire. Visit these five picturesque studios to meet the artists and see a range of unique and desirable artworks including paintings, original prints and ceramics. All of the artists are members of GP Arts Inc., so take a tour on the first weekend of the month and explore some of the wonderful creative talents in…

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August 2021

BACH’S GENIUS – THE MOTETS – Australian Chamber Choir

8 August @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Motets and movements from the Suites for solo cello During JS Bach’s lifetime, in Germany and throughout Europe, the music that was performed publicly was almost always new works by living composers. The Bach motets were held in such high regard that they continued to be performed after the composer’s death. The publication of Forkel’s On Johann Sebastian Bach’s Life, Genius and Works in 1802 marked the beginning of what became known as the Bach revival. This was one of the…

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MELBOURNE CHAMBER CHOIR

29 August @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

MELBOURNE CHAMBER CHOIR Director – Alan Cook Music of Gounod and Ravel Tickets $35 Adult and Senior, $30 Concession Children and school students – free https://www.trybooking.com/BPQYK

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September 2021

SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST by Theodore Dubois

17 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Teresa Duddy – Soprano, David Campbell – Tenor, Manfred Pohlenz – Baritone Windfire Choir and orchestra Conductor – Joseph Hie Tickets $50 Full, $45 Seniors and $40 Concession Children and school students – free available from www.trybooking.com/BPQZE  or at the door.

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October 2021

12 Annual Windfire Music Festival

1 October @ 7:30 pm - 10 October @ 7:30 pm

Friday October 1 Orchestra Geelong with Lee Abrahmsen soprano, conductor Mark Shiell – 7.30pm, Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, 136 Yarra St., Geelong Saturday October 2 Vardos Trio – 3.00pm Wesley Hall, 100 Yarra St., Geelong (Venue to be confirmed) Sunday October 3 Peter Roberts, harp – 3.00pm, All Saint’s Church Noble St., Geelong (Venue to be confirmed) Monday October 4 Organ plus 1 – Brad Treloar organ & Tania Spence soprano – 12.30pm (Venue to be confirmed),…

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Jam for Refugees

30 October

A day of Music All proceeds to go to the Combined Refugee Action Group Geelong legal fund Entry by donation.  Come anytime you like…stay for as long as you can…

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November 2021

TOP 10 CHORAL CLASSICS Australian Chamber Choir

21 November @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Australian Chamber Choir  invite you to vote for your favourite unaccompanied choral work from our list. They will curate a concert program based on the top 10 most loved works from the results of the vote. Visit their website for details on how to vote.  https://www.auschoir.org/top-10-choral-classics/    Tickets $50 Full, $45 Seniors and $40 Concession available from www.auschoir.org or at the door. Children and school students – free

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December 2021

CHRISTMAS CONCERT St Nicholas by Benjamin Britten

17 December @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Windfire Choir and orchestra Geelong Youth Choir Conductor – Rick Prakhoff Tickets $50 Full, $45 Seniors and $40 Concession Children and school students – free available from www.trybooking.com/BPRAA or at the door.

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