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November 2018

Recent acquisitions 2017–18

28 November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 17 March 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Elizabeth Gertsakis 'Melancholy suicide in Geelong Cemetery—verdict of a ‘Christian’ jury' 2007

A diverse exhibition of works that reflect Geelong Gallery’s active acquisition program, and the generosity of a range of valued donors. Includes works by Del Kathryn Barton, Charles Blackman, Andrew Browne, Elizabeth Gertsakis, Richard Larter, Amanda Marburg, Fiona McMonagle, Mike Parr and Jörg Schmeisser.  

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February 2019

101 RYRIE ARTS Celebrating Nature

2 February @ 11:00 am - 2 March @ 4:00 pm

       Three experienced and accomplished local artists present a collection of their recent works across many media, including paint, print and textiles. Robyn Lowe brings together her interest in nature using botanic art and textile work through the eyes of the Impressionists. Dolores Malloni  showcases her studies of Australian fish, leaves of heritage trees, beetles and Eucalypt floral development. Helen Black features her recent studies of indigenous seaweeds.  

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Contemporary Photography Exhibition – National Trust Portarlington Mill

2 February @ 12:00 pm - 24 February @ 4:00 pm

Baker & Hutch Contemporary Photography Exhibition – featuring 3 series at the historic Portarlington Mill each weekend in February Sat & Sun only 12 – 4 pm. Visit this historic property and meander through the contemporary photography exhibition on the first floor with over 40 photographs on display. National Trust Admission fees apply ($5 ad $4 conc $3 child $12 family). Entry fee supports the National Trust – a not for profit organisation. Featuring 3 series: Carbon Coast series 1…

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Life Drawing at Geelong Art Society

6 February @ 1:00 pm - 3 April @ 3:00 pm

This popular untutored Life drawing Group returns in 2019 . Term 1 runs for 9 weeks from Wednesday February 6 until April 3 Male and female models . Short and long poses . 1pm-3pm . Easels , boards , tea and coffee provided Studio at the back of Shearers Arms Gallery , 202 Aberdeen St , Geelong West GAS members $15 non members $18 . No booking required

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Summer Projects VI

10 February - 24 February

Group Exhibition – Summer Projects VI Boom’s annual group exhibition featuring a range of represented and new artists to the gallery, showcasing fresh work made over the summer months. Elizabeth Barnett Elizabeth Barnett’s creative practice encompasses painting, printmaking and illustration. Elizabeth’s work documents her surroundings, often depicting intimate domestic spaces filled with exotic and interesting plants, colour, treasured objects and furniture, seasonal still life compositions and landscapes. “With these latest works I sought to encapsulate what summer means to me, with a palette…

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Creativity Cluster Exhibition and Art Activities Program

16 February @ 2:30 pm - 15 March @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Creativity Cluster: Encouraging art in your community The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of fun. NancyDee Sculptures is joined by a diverse group of artists to present the Creativity Cluster – four weeks of exhibitions and artists’ talks, workshops, seminars and pop-up art activities, especially for the Geelong community. Creativity Cluster artists work across many mediums, from water colour, acrylics and sketching to mosaics, ceramics, textiles and found object assemblage. We believe everyone…

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Rita Halabarec: mccal/spain/egypt

18 February @ 9:00 am - 2 March @ 5:00 pm

Rita is a prolific artist, creating artworks that explore her obsessions with queens,  monumental structures and a disembodied Michael {mccal} Jackson. Her work is often figurative yet diagrammatic, incorporating cultural fragments and her own distinctive hieroglyphics. Subversive and darkly beautiful, Rita employs pen and paint in rich colours including gold, silver and copper. This is Rita’s first solo show in the Rachinger and is showing alongside Books Beyond Boundaries‘ Signature Wall, the final iteration of this collaborative community project.

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Glass Jewellery Lab

21 February @ 9:00 am - 24 February @ 5:00 pm

Glass Jewellery Lab (Masterclass): From wondering to wearing Tutor: Davide Penso, (Murano, Venice, Italy) Davide Penso is an internationally recognised jewellery designer and glass artist who has taught widely in Europe and the USA. He will give individual guidance and assist you to turn your jewellery ideas into unique, well engineered, stylish wearable pieces. For beginners to experienced, hobbyist to professional 4 day program with Gala evening Day 1: 21 February 2019 DESIGN your project by exploring design techniques and…

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METROPOLIS GALLERY – Natasha Ber: Innocence To Sin

23 February @ 10:00 am - 17 March @ 4:00 pm
METROPOLIS GALLERY - NATASHA BER: 'Juno' Oil on Panel 60 x 90 cm

Natasha Ber has been inspired by her dreams and a strong connection to nature in creating a highly contemplative and symbolic new series of paintings for her forthcoming exhibition ‘Innocence to Sin’. Please join us on opening night 4 – 6pm Saturday 23 February at Metropolis Gallery – ALL WELCOME!  ‘Exploration of my dreams began at an early age when I would search for an interpretation of things I had seen and experienced while sleeping. I was fascinated by the…

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Glass blowing beginners

25 February @ 9:00 am - 27 February @ 5:00 pm

Glass blowing: the basics for beginners Tutor: Davide Penso, Murano, Venice, Italy Davide Penso is an internationally recognised jewellery designer and glass artist who has taught widely in Europe and the USA. 1, 2 or 3 day program Day 1 – 25 February 2019 Basic skills for glass blowing. Using the mini blow pipe, gathering glass on the pipe, holding the pipe correctly and inflating the gather. This is essential experience prior to Days 2 & 3. Tutor: Glenda Mac…

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Sand and Stone on Display

25 February @ 10:00 am - 8 March @ 4:00 pm

Ben Lombardi Exhibition Gordon Gallery – Geelong “Sand and Stone on Display” is my sixth solo exhibition and second exhibition at Gordon Gallery. I created the photographic artworks from digital images taken on a 2018 trip north to Broadbeach and Noosa. I walked the beaches and found inspiration from the intricate patterns offered by sand, stone, shells and water. Returning home, I combined the images with graphic elements in various symmetrical and triptych arrangements. My final compositions emphasise the innate…

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Creative Practice Workshop with Penny Sharples

25 February @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

A chance to think and talk about your arts future with other artists This workshop targets adults in pursuit of creative endeavours wishing to review or improve their practice. It will be a combination of information sharing, interactive exercises and reflections to understand the actions required to create a sustainable creative practice. Minimum 4, maximum 10 participants. Cost: $10. Book in advance, or pay on the day. Penny Sharples is an abstract artist, working in acrylic, oil and cold wax,…

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Artist talk with Penny Sharples

25 February @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Artist talk with Penny Sharples Penny is an abstract artist, working in acrylic, oil and cold wax, and mixed media. She will discuss the mediums and techniques she works with, and why. Just as importantly, she will talk about how she uses her inner imagination to translate her experiences of natural beauty, architecture and ravishing colours from other cultures into an ethereal and energetic presence within her works. Followed by Q&A. You are also invited to view Penny’s works in…

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Get Started Painting with Pat Duncan

26 February @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Give Painting a Chance This is a ‘come and try’ painting workshop for total beginners. We will each paint a picture using acrylic paints on an 8” x 10” canvas, which is not big but a good size for framing. Bring a shirt or coverall to protect your clothes should you spill some water or paint. If you have a photo which you would like to paint, please bring it along. The course fee covers all materials, including a canvas/canvas…

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The Basics of Urban Sketching with Julia Zoellner

27 February @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sketch Geelong with Jules Urban sketching is more than a quick drawing on a piece of paper. It is a mindful practice to observe your environment in a creative way. Join Julia to learn the basics of urban sketching—and if you are a first timer, so much the better! Julia will introduce you to simple tools, share her extensive knowledge as an artist and enable you to build your own practice of urban sketching. Julia Zöllner is a German artist…

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Magic – the Songs of Olivia Newton John

27 February @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

From her early days on television’s The Go Show to the hugely successful movie Grease and beyond, Olivia Newton John has delighted, charmed and entertained us for more than 50 years. Celebrate her remarkable career and hear some of her greatest hits including, If Not For You, The Banks of the Ohio, Let Me Be There, I Honestly Love You, Physical, and of course the hits from Grease and many more. The gifted Seona Murley leads a team of talented musicians in the mis magical concert experience. Presented by Geelong…

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10 Tips to Travel Creatively and Connect with Artists, with Julia Zoellner

27 February @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Meeting artists around the world Learn from a young gypsy how to travel creatively and meet artists along the way. Julia has travelled to almost 30 countries around Europe, Asia and Australia and will share 10 things she learned in order to stay inspired and make meaningful connections with creative minds. Join her for an informal talk and plenty of time for Q&A. Julia Zöllner is a German artist currently based in Melbourne where she develops her artistic portfolio as a…

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Harley Manifold / Sarah Rowe

28 February - 24 March

Harley Manifold – Gateway City Initially inspired after returning from Hong Kong to Torquay and feeling isolated and alone after being amid such a frenzy of life in Asia and leaving a partner, these paintings explore Geelong – The Gateway City and its people. The titles of the paintings come from conversations overheard by Manifold while in Geelong seeking inspiration. The scenes are reminiscent of an everyday walk to and from work, a glimpse down a laneway, a glance over…

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Tiwi Jilamara – exhibition

28 February @ 10:00 am - 28 April @ 5:00 pm
Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop Tiwi Jilamara

EXHIBITING ARTISTS Barbara Puruntatameri, Chris Black, Colleen Freddy, Conrad Tipungwuti Kamilowra, Dino Wilson, Dymphna Kerinaiua, Geraldine Pilakui, Glen Farmer Illortaminni Tjipomurrayl, Janice Murray Pungautiji, Jimmy Mungatopi, Johnathon Bush, Kaye Brown, Kenny Brown, Mary Magdalene Tipungwuti, Michelle Woody, Nicholas Mario, Pamela Brooks, Pauletta Kerinaiua (JNR), Pedro Wonaeamirri, Pius Tipungwuti, Raelene Kerinauia Lampuwatu, Timothy Cook and Tina Patlas. About Tiwi Jilamara Established in 1989 the Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association (JACA) is owned and governed by Tiwi artists from Milikapiti community on Melville Island…

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Magic – the Songs of Olivia Newton John

28 February @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

From her early days on television’s The Go Show to the hugely successful movie Grease and beyond, Olivia Newton John has delighted, charmed and entertained us for more than 50 years. Celebrate her remarkable career and hear some of her greatest hits including, If Not For You, The Banks of the Ohio, Let Me Be There, I Honestly Love You, Physical, and of course the hits from Grease and many more. The gifted Seona Murley leads a team of talented musicians in the mis magical concert experience. Presented by Geelong…

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March 2019

Design a Geometric or Abstract Flatlay with NancyDee Sculptures

1 March @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Clean Up Geelong – and Create Art in the Process In the lead-up to Clean Up Australia Day on 3 March, you can create a flatlay from objects you find on Geelong’s streets or beaches, such as nails, bolts, bobby pins, plastic lids or drinking straws. NancyDee will help you create a geometric or abstract flatlay, then photograph and post it to Instagram, so that you can show your family and friends. Bring whatever you find on the streets or…

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Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series

2 March @ 10:00 am - 26 May @ 5:00 pm
Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly 1946 from the Ned Kelly series 1946–47 enamel paint on composition board National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Sunday Reed 1977

For the first time in 15 years, the National Gallery of Australia’s collection of Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly’ paintings is touring Australia in its entirety. The national tour gives Australians across the country the chance to experience some of the most famous and poignant masterpieces of 20th century Australian art. While the Kelly paintings have been exhibited internationally at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, they have rarely visited the far corners of…

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Beadweaving bracelet

2 March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beadweaving – Summer shimmers bracelet: a beginner’s project Tutor: Glenda MacNaughton Glenda is an experienced beading teacher who has won many awards for her beadweaving work. She lives and works in Drysdale, Victoria, Australia. This project uses simple flat spiral stitch. This workshop is suitable for beginning beadweavers, those new to the stitch or those wanting a refresher. A kit is available for this project. Please discuss colour preferences with Glenda. Book directly with Glenda by emailing *protected email*

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Watercolour painting demonstration

2 March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Geelong Art Society invites members and non-members of the Society to a demonstration of Watercolour painting by renowned watercolour artist, Rob Candy. Rob is a member of the prestigious Australian Watercolour Institute. He has tutored watercolour painting workshops in China, Tibt, Turkey, The Balkans, India, Vietnam and Cambodia as well as many parts of Australia. Places are limited so please contact Geelong Art Society to book.

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Mixed Media Mosaic I with Luna Cameron-Parrish

2 March @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Incorporating Polymer Clay into Mosaic Works This workshop taster will explore the varied ways that synthetic polymer clay can be used within a mosaic. Participants will create bespoke pieces of their own to use in a later project. Bring your design ideas, notebook, pen/pencil and a disposable aluminium oven tray to take pieces away. Cost: $20, plus materials fee of $10 ($30 in total) Luna Cameron-Parrish is a mixed media sculptor and mosaic artist who lives and works in Brunswick…

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Creatures Creative Art Carnival

3 March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Local artists are taking over the laneway at Little Creatures Brewery on March 3rd, for our 2nd annual art carnival. There will be market stalls, art demonstrations, entertainment, and even a live art battle.  10am – 3pm at Little Creatures Brewery Village Geelong.  FREE ENTRY. Interested artists email *protected email*

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Creative Practice Workshop with Penny Sharples 2

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

A chance to think and talk about your arts future with other artists This workshop targets adults in pursuit of creative endeavours wishing to review or improve their practice. It will be a combination of information sharing, interactive exercises and reflections to understand the actions required to create a sustainable creative practice. Minimum 4, maximum 10 participants. Penny Sharples is an abstract artist, working in acrylic, oil and cold wax, and mixed media. She draws from 30 plus years of…

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Creative Practice Workshop with Penny Sharples

4 March @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A chance to think and talk about your arts future with other artists This workshop targets adults in pursuit of creative endeavours wishing to review or improve their practice. It will be a combination of information sharing, interactive exercises and reflections to understand the actions required to create a sustainable creative practice. Minimum 4, maximum 10 participants. Penny Sharples is an abstract artist, working in acrylic, oil and cold wax, and mixed media. She draws from 30 plus years of…

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Introduction to Alcohol Ink, hands-on workshop with Deidre Ogilvie

5 March @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Make your masterpiece – even if you’re a beginner! This experimental class is designed to introduce participants to the magic of alcohol ink. It will be a hands-on class with materials and instruction designed to inspire participants to experiment with this medium and come away with their own masterpiece. Deidre supplies specialist paper for this type of ink, but participants can also bring their own glass or tile to experiment with. Maximum 10 participants. The class is being taught by Deidre…

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Artist talk with Deidre Ogilvie

5 March @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Deidre to hear about her arts practice across many genres and mediums Deidre works in oils and watercolour, but has been exploring mixed media and alcohol ink recently. Her inspiration comes mainly from her travels, and she takes photographs so that she can recreate her favourite scenes. She also paints specifically for children’s bedrooms, incorporating significant toys and emblems to create lifelong memories. Deidre facilitates a water colour group, exhibits regularly in local exhibitions and has had solo exhibitions…

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