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October 2019

Play & Release with Jess Walters

9 October @ 3:30 pm - 18 December @ 5:00 pm

Play & Release with Jess Walters Courthouse Youth Arts and Geelong Youth Development Unit are bringing an afterschool program for young people to gather with peers and mentors for drama games, art projects and more! Wednesdays 3.30pm -5pm COURTHOUSE YOUTH ARTS WEBSITE – https://www.courthouse.org.au/  

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November 2019

Abstract Painting – Stephen Bram Exhibition

23 November 2019 - 23 February 2020

Abstract Painting – Stephen Bram Exhibition Stephen Bram began exhibiting his work in the mid-1980s and has achieved a reputation as one of Australia’s most accomplished contemporary artists. He is critically acclaimed for highly refined paintings, large-scale wall drawings, and architectural environments that he has produced and exhibited in galleries around the world. Bram’s long engagement with abstraction takes, for him, a radical new direction in Geelong Gallery’s Australian premiere of a new series of mesmerising black and white paintings…

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December 2019

Unity of Arts: an exhibition by genU artists

2 December @ 9:00 am - 20 December @ 5:00 pm

Unity of Arts is a celebration of a year’s creative work by genU’s artists living with a disability, an eclectic and diverse exhibition of paintings and artworks. With subject matter ranging from fantastic landscapes to piano bars and Micheal Jackson’s glove via still lifes, abstract and non-figurative work, Unity of Arts invites you to open your eyes and be amazed. Jason R’s painting, The Broken One, investigates hybrid life forms, creating a monster that is part sea creature, part insect.…

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Amber Stokie / Sarah Kelk

5 December - 23 December

Amber Stokie / And So It Goes “This body of work is about moments: moments of support, moments of togetherness, moments of quiet ritual, moments of love and intimacy within relationships. We have control over the frequency and nature of these moments, we decide who and how we are with others. In today’s disordered and increasingly chaotic world, this acknowledgment seems pertinent and important. I appropriated the title And So It Goes from the love song written by Billy Joel in 1983.…

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A Christmas Carol

6 December - 15 December

A Christmas Carol Skin Of Our Teeth Productions presents a gothically, darkly remarkable new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of regret, repentance and Christmas pudding. Join us for ghosts, dancing, rattling of chains and a whole lot of BAH HUMBUG. The performance will have you thrilled, frightened and ultimately overwhelmed by the joy of the season!  The cast is amazing, the scene is set, so come and spend the holidays with us at the WAURN PONDS HALL Featuring Glen…

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Carols at St Paul’s

15 December @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS at St Paul’s Geelong Celebrate Christmas with the traditional service of carols and readings, made famous by the choir of King’s College, Cambridge. The service at St Paul’s Geelong is led by the 35 voice parish choir, directed by Tom Healey. The choir will sing beautiful carols and there are plenty more for everyone to sing, accompanied by the church’s fine pipe organ in one of Geelong’s loveliest acoustics. Everyone is welcome, whatever your…

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Creative Wanderings in the Golden Plains Shire – Launch Event

19 December @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us to celebrate the launch of Creative Wanderings in Golden Plains Shire-  a publication celebrating creative industry . This book contains artwork and details of 20 artists and artist studios, 6 festivals and 7 community arts groups, as well as inspirational itineraries to encourage residents and visitors to interact with the local cultural industry. Golden Plains Shire Council invites local creatives, residents and visitors to the launch event at 10.30am to on Thursday 19 December at the Bannockburn Cultural…

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January 2020

Treasure Hunt 2020

6 January 2020 - 17 February 2020

Treasure Hunt Look for tiny glass treasures hidden around businesses in Drysdale and Portarlington from 6 January 2020 to 16 February 2020. Spot them and receive a stamp on your entry form. Entry forms are available from participating businesses. Collect 10 stamps and you can enter the draw for Glass Art Prizes at the 2020 Festival of Glass Expo (16th February 2020, Christian College Stadium Drysdale). For more information re the Treasure Hunt, visit the Festival of Glass website: www.festivalofglass.net.au

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High Tea Launch

6 January 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Festival of Glass and Treasure Hunt High Tea Launch Join the Festival of Glass for its 2020 High Tea Launch at Cafe Zoo, Drysdale. The High Tea includes delicious hot and cold, savoury and sweet finger food with tea or coffee. There will be glass blowing demonstrations and glass treasure door prizes. Be the first to join the 2020 Glass Art Treasure Hunt. Limited places – book direct with Cafe Zoo, Drysdale ph: 5251 5333.  

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February 2020

Geelong’s Best Busker 2020 – Geelong CBD

11 February 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 21 February 2020 @ 3:00 pm

>>>Geelong’s Best Busker 2020<<< To Enter:   Email   stevethew@ymail.com An Event in the CBD of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It will be held over three days in the summer of Feb 2020. Dates: Tue 11th Feb 2020 Fri 14th Feb 2020 Tue 18th Feb 2020 *Finals on Fri 21st Feb 2020. *Location: The Little Malop St, Central Area from Yarra St to Moorabool St in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. *Production: Photographed LIVE! Note: No Videoing this year by organisors *Prizes to a total…

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Twilight Flames: glass weaving and sculpting spectacular

15 February 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Internationally renowned Venetian master glass blower Mauro Bonaventura will light up his torch at The Range @ Curlewis to sculpt pieces of stunning glass art. Mauro is known for his spectacular life-sized woven glass art human figures, stunning glass spheres and beautifully elegant solid figurines of horses and human figures. Be entranced as you watch him pull strands of hot glass and weave them into shapes that surprise and intrigue. There will be a commentary by a local glass artist…

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Festival of Glass Expo

16 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Festival of Glass Expo 2020 Activities at the 2020 Glass Expo Specialist displays and demonstrations from community groups with expertise and interest in glass Items for sale – glass art supplies and glass art items made by exhibitors Demonstrations – watch experts in diverse glass art media including mosaics, leadlighting, glass fusing and beadweaving. This will include free demonstrations by our International Artists in Residence: Mauro Bonaventura and Davide Salvadore. Try-it-yourself sessions Treasure Hunt activities and prize draws. Pick your…

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Feast and Furnace: glass blowing spectacular

22 February 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

11th generation Venetian master glass blower Davide Salvadore will light up the furnace at the Flying Brick Cider Co to blow pieces of stunning glass art. Be “blown away” by the flair and skill of Davide Salvadore and get close-up views as he creates extraordinary glass art using a gas furnace. Davide lives and works on the island of Murano (Venice, Italy), which has been famed for centuries for its glass art. He is internationally renowned for his large and…

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Geelong Symphony Orchestra – Celebrating Beethoven

22 February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Emily Sun Violin Richard Davis Conductor Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major Op.61 Symphony No.5 in C minor Op.67 2020 is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and the entire planet will be celebrating. Ludwig van is arguably the most well known of all composers and audiences are still enthralled by the range and vision of his music. These major works by Beethoven are pinnacles of symphonic and concerto form and sound as vibrant and compelling as the day they…

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Miranda Brockman & Kenji Fujimura

28 February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Miranda Brockman was born into a large musical family in Geelong, studied a Masters Degree in Music Performance at Melbourne University and won her current position as permanent cellist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 1999. Miranda has performed as principal cellist and as soloist with a variety of orchestras in Australia. She was a founding member of Trio Anima Mundi and the Lyric Piano Trio and is a regular recitalist across a number of Victorian regional centres. Dr Kenji…

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Pako Festa

29 February 2020

Pako Festa showcases cultural diversity – via a smorgasbord of cultural food, folk dancing, the famous Pako Parade, workshops, art exhibitions, multicultural craft displays and entertainment on five world music stages in a 1km street festival. The festival is an opportunity for local and regional cultural groups to promote cultural diversity and educate the broader community of the beauty and enriching capacity of multiculturalism and community arts. Pako Festa is traditionally held on the last Saturday of February. Now in its…

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John McCutcheon

29 February 2020

John McCutcheon John McCutcheon is a powerhouse of song, story and amazing music.  A superb multi-instrumentalist, prolific song-writer and amazing story-teller he has appeared at major music festivals and in concert halls across America, Europe and Australia. The 2019 release of ‘100 years of Pete Seeger’ is a tribute to his friend and mentor. The Washington Post described McCutcheon as “Folk music’s rustic renaissance man … storytelling with the richness of fine literature.” Theatre Seating / Licensed Bar

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March 2020

Morning Showtime – Meet the Ancestors 111

3 March 2020

Morning Showtime – Meet the Ancestors 111 Meet iconic historic Geelong residents in person as they explain their stories and their place in our region’s heritage. Hosted by Charles Brownlow and Godfrey Hirst, you’ll meet Dr Mary de Garis, Alfred Douglass, Ellen Davitt, Francis Ormond, Bransby Cooper and more.  Brought to you by Drop of a Hat Productions. Tuesday morning at 10.30am Only $17 each Ticket   –  Group Discounts Available  Please call the box office to arrange a group booking…

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The Look – Geelong Gallery Exhibition

7 March 2020 - 3 May 2020

The Look – Geelong Gallery Exhibition You don’t have to be beautiful to have it, or young, or famous or notorious. You don’t have to dress on-trend, or even neatly. The Italians have an expression, bella figura, to describe a way of being that’s striking. The French might call it je ne sais quoi. It’s a quality that makes you look twice, without really knowing why. In English, it might be called cool. In Canberra’s National Portrait Gallery there’s The Look—a collection of…

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For Schools – Class Clowns 2020

11 March 2020

For Schools – Class Clowns 2020 Class Clowns is Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s development program for young comedians around Australia. From workshops in schools to a national comedy competition, the bright young things of tomorrow have the opportunity to be on a journey like that of alumni Josh Thomas, Joel Creasey, Tom Ballard, or YouTube sensation Neel Kolhatkar to name a few. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Register at www.comedyfestival.com.au Workshop 4-6pm, Performance 7pm (Free)

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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

14 March 2020

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll By Ray Lawler A beautifully observed and poignant play, Ray Lawler’s much loved tale of two Queensland cane cutters who for 16 years have worked up north in the brutal sugar cane fields and travelled back to Melbourne to meet up for five months of partying and romance with their barmaid girlfriends. But this seventeenth summer will prove challenging for them all. A triumph at its 1955 Melbourne premiere, and highly successful West End season,…

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Geelong Design Week 2020

19 March 2020 @ 9:00 am - 29 March 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Geelong Design Week 19 – 29 March 2020 The first ever Geelong Design Week will celebrate how design impacts our daily lives and how doing it differently can make our lives better. We’re inviting organisations and community groups to host workshops, talks, tours, demonstrations and exhibitions to explore new ideas, challenge what’s possible and showcase our achievements in design and innovation. Events are welcome across the following categories: Technology, innovation and manufacturing Culture and heritage Social and community services Architecture,…

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27 March 2020 - 29 March 2020

COSI By Louis Nowra In a burnt-out old theatre adjoining the grounds of a mental hospital in 1970s Australia, a motley crew is assembling. Corralled by the manic depressive Roy – in equal parts endearing and insufferable – and encouraged by social worker Justin, the eccentric group of patients is attempting to stage a production of Mozart’s opera, Cosi fan Tutte. Against a backdrop of political activism during the Vietnam War, what truly matters is getting this unusual production off the…

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April 2020

School Holidays – Easter Egg Party

2 April 2020

School Holidays – Easter Egg Party BELLARINE YOUTH ACTION CREW Come join the fun at the second BYAC Easter Egg Hunt at The Shed. – 4pm  FREE  

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Susan O’Neil

2 April 2020

Susan O’Neil SON is the stage name of Susan O Neill,  who argues through her work, for a transnational melding of musical styles, encompassing the old and new.  After the release of her first album ‘found myself lost’, Susan has been compared to Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, a ‘ballsier’ Adele and Florence Welch. Eclectically fusing traditional Irish folk with rock, soul, gospel and blues, her live performances are electrifying. The amazing range of her husky vocals combined with her superb…

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Geelong Pride Film Festival – 2020

2 April 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5 April 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Geelong Pride Film Festival

The 3rd Geelong Pride Film Festival will be held at Courthouse Youth Arts and the Pivotonian Cinema from 2nd – 5th April 2020. The Geelong Pride Film Festival (GPFF) in a volunteer-run LGBTIQ+ film festival that screens contemporary and classic LGBTIQ+ themed films for the whole community. In addition to the annual festival Geelong Pride Film hosts special one-off screenings throughout the year. Opening night of the GPFF in 2020 will be at Courthouse Youth Arts on Thursday 2nd of…

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Geelong’s Best KID Busker 2020 – Applications now OPEN

2 April 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 9 April 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition – 2020 Heats – Thu 2nd Apr 2020, Tue 7th Apr 2020 Finals – Thu 9th Apr 2020 Time 12noon till 3-00pm Location: Little Malop St Central – between Yarra St and Moorabool St, Geelong CBD Free Event for all ages To be held in The Easter, School holidays in Litlle Malop St An event for local kids iand youths 5 to 16 years of age in The Geelong Bellarine and Surf Coast region to …

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Morning Showtime – The Music of the Shadows : Bayside Drifters

14 April 2020

Morning Showtime – The Music of the Shadows : Bayside Drifters Be transported back to ‘60s Britain as local outfit The Bayside Drifters pay homage to the legendary UK instrumental outfit The Shadows, playing all the hits from the swinging 60’s. Tuesday morning at 10.30am Only $17 each Ticket   –  Group Discounts Available  Please call the box office to arrange a group booking or to receive the Morning Show VIP  price any 5 for $75. Morning Tea provided by Bakers…

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Memoirs and Mullets

18 April 2020

Memoirs and Mullets By Fava Productions A unique Australian love story, told through music, roller skating, circus, comedy & dance. Follow lovers Frankie & Shazza through the 50s to the 80s and a love affair that outlasts the ages. This fast paced show will delight audiences of all ages. Featuring world class circus tricks, seamless dance routines and characters you are sure to love, Memoirs and Mullets is guaranteed to put a smile onya dial. Plus an 80’s Disco Party…

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May 2020

Piers Lane with ANAM musicians

1 May 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

With an international career spanning nearly 40 years over 40 countries and an astounding repertoire containing at least 75 concertos… Piers Lane is an Australian music icon. He stands out as an engaging and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto repertoire. In great demand as soloist and collaborative artist, recent highlights include a performance of Busoni’s mighty Piano concerto at Carnegie Hall, premieres of Carl Vine’s second Piano concerto, written for him, with the Sydney…

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