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May 2018

Jenny Laidlaw Solo Exhibition “Friendship is a Flowering Tree”

14 May @ 10:00 am - 17 September @ 5:00 pm

Jenny is having a Solo Exhibition titled “Friendship is a Flowering Tree” at the Epworth Art Gallery, Epworth Geelong, Waurn Ponds. This exhibition will feature new original artworks from her series “Inspired by Words”. These vibrant, detailed and whimsical and thought provoking paintings have all been inspired by historical quotes from people such as John Muir, Emerson, Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matsuo Basho and many more. All Jenny’s paintings stir the imagination of children and adults alike. They reflect curiosity…

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Brook Andrew—rethinking Antipodes

25 May - 2 September

In 2016 Brook Andrew undertook a comprehensive study of the collections of the Cambridge Museums, and the extensive print collection of the British Museum, London, as part of the Australian Print Workshop’s Antipodes project. In the resulting suite of eight photolithographs—acquired by Geelong Gallery in 2017—he uses reproductions of 18th century satirical prints by British artist James Gillray as his primary source material: specifically a number of prints in which Gillray addressed British Imperialism, the political climate of the late 18th century and various conflicts…

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June 2018

One Spirit African Drumming & Dance Workshops, Interactive Performances and Kids Parties

24 June 2018 @ 8:00 am - 31 December 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Torquay-based cultural educators and performers, One Spirit African Drumming & Dance offer school incursions, staff team-building workshops, interactive performances and drumming workshops for kids parties throughout Victoria. Facilitated by Fredrick Kpakpo Addo, master drummer and dancer from Ghana in West Africa, we offer group drumming, singing and dancing classes and interactive performances, with traditional instruments for every participant, guaranteeing a thoroughly immersive cultural experience for students of all ages and abilities. For bookings or enquiries, please contact Dannielle Millard or…

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July 2018

Life Drawing Group

18 July @ 1:00 pm - 12 September @ 3:00 pm

LIFE DRAWING GROUP This wonderful group is held every Wednesday from 1.00pm to 3.00pm ( except during school holidays) in the spacious Shearers Arms Studio at 202 Aberdeen st , West Geelong. No booking is necessary – everyone is welcome . Cost – Geelong Art Society  members- $ 15 / Non members – $18 This is an untutored , informal group . Easels and boards are supplied . Bring your own paper and materials. A different model attends  each week…

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Fundamentals of drawing Class

19 July @ 7:00 pm - 13 September @ 9:00 pm

Always wanted to learn how to Draw? Then this class is for you ! Well known caricature artist / watercolour artist and tutor will be running THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING classes at Shearers Arms Gallery studio , 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West . Term 3 starts on Thursday July 19 and runs for 9 weeks , 7.00pm to 9.00pm . students will learn to draw using various mediums incorporating use of tone, perspective, shape recognition and application . Class places…

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My Geelong—our Gallery

28 July - 9 September

The second biennial exhibition, My Geelong—our Gallery reveals the artistic riches of Geelong Gallery, a collection owned by the people of Geelong. Twenty diverse members of the Greater Geelong community are invited to meet Gallery Director Jason Smith and select a favourite work of art. 2018 participants include Igni restaurant owner and chef, Aaron Turner, Geelong Football Club captain, Joel Selwood, local Aboriginal leader, Norm Jurrawaa Stanley, primary school student, Alyssa Taylor and City of Greater Geelong Mayor, Bruce Harwood. The participants’ collective choices are exhibited in this…

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Realism to Whimsy

30 July @ 9:00 am - 25 August @ 1:00 pm

A Collection of Artists A Collection of Styles A diverse body of work by a group of local artists drawn together by a common interest in art and creativity. Realism to Whimsy features a variety of forms, mediums and content – from seascapes to intricate drawings. Featured artists are Anne Arrowsmith, Jean Badenhop, Helen Hewitt, Christine Raven, Xanthe Smith,  Elly Smits and Zoe Zanos.

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August 2018

Open Studio: Possibility of Pattern

3 August @ 9:00 am - 31 August @ 5:00 pm
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7 August @ 11:00 am - 26 August @ 4:00 pm

The Geelong Art Society is showcasing the work of its wonderful tutors and coordinators at Shearer’s Arms Gallery 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West from August 7 to August 26 . The Artists being featured are – Jacinta Lietch , sculptor and painter Jennifer Nitchie , Children’s tutor , Rachel Kirby , printmaker David Moore , outdoor art coordinator Lynette Palmer . together on Tuesday group coordinator Mary Tegelaers , Life Drawing coordinator Jill Shalless , Pastel and Oils tutor tony…

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Sempre Sempre – Jan + Geo. Francis Retrospective

8 August @ 11:00 am - 1 September @ 4:00 pm

Last year in 2017 two wonderful milestones were reached for Jan and Geo Francis of Moongate Studios.  Firstly it was their Golden Wedding Anniversary in April, and in October this dynamic duo was recognised in Piedmont Italy with a Medaglia Mauriziana for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.   It was time to celebrate this creative sojourn of 5 decades with SEMPRE SEMPRE……a Retrospective Exhibition of their artwork. Italian for always always, it seemed an appropriate title as Moongate Studios has…

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Metropolis Gallery: The Affordable Fine Art Print Show

9 August @ 9:00 am - 2 September @ 5:00 pm
Metropolis Gallery - David Larwill 'Dead Heading' archival digital print 75x60cm

Metropolis Gallery has joined with Geelong Picture Framers to present beautiful, limited edition digital art prints that are archival quality, numbered, titled and signed by the artist, framed and ready to hang to suit your decor. The Affordable Fine Art Print Show includes prints by some of the most collectable contemporary artists in Australia today: DAVID LARWILL, JOHN OLSEN, JAMIE BOYD, GILL DEL-MACE, indigenous artist TOMMY WATSON, MICHAEL LEUNIG, as well as children’s book illustrator SHAUN TAN and symbolist artist…

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Sempre Sempre- a quality exhibition in Geelong by Jan + Geo. Francis

10 August @ 6:00 pm - 1 September @ 5:00 pm

A top quality exhibition by Jan + Geo. Francis coming up in Geelong. Sempre Sempre (Italian for always always) is a celebration of over 40 years of creativity that this husband and wife duo have achieved! Living on the Surf Coast in their hand built mud brick home and studios – Moongate, (just another testament to their creativity and drive)…..this retrospective will be held in Geelong where their creative careers were born. SEMPRE SEMPRE Last year in 2017 two wonderful…

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Rohan Robinson / Michelle Kettle / Cat Rabbit

16 August - 9 September

Rohan Robinson – Desire for a Sedentary Personality “So somebody asks… “What do you do?” I’m at a point of the more I do it, the less I really know, the landscape is a vehicle for language, not STYLE, but a developed deep seated personal language, that takes many years to reach. My work is not necessarily site specific, but more a conglomerate of parts that would become a regional identifier, subtle. Something between the Western European model and the…

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Flirting with Photography

21 August @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Flirting with Photography is a new photography group with a focus on the eastern suburbs. We welcome digital and analogue photographers, beginner and experienced, and aim to create small weekly photobooks as well as work towards an exhibition sometime in 2019. Please join us for our second session at Analogue Academy on Tuesday 21 Aug at 12.30pm for some planning and image making. Our first handmade photo book will be available on the day too.

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Bach to Broadway

22 August @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

After a swinging season opener with the B Sharp Big Band, Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s season 2 of Musical Mornings returns in August with a feast of favourites in Bach to Broadway. Featuring star Australian tenor Bradley Daley and international soprano Alison Jones, Bach to Broadway comes to The Playhouse stage for two performances, Wednesday 22 August and Thursday 23 August at 10.30am. Equally at home in famous European opera houses as well as on musical theatre stages, Bradley Daley…

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SOCETY by Theatre of Speed

22 August @ 2:00 pm - 25 August @ 7:00 pm

SOCIETY is a show about a room and the people in it. It is about categories. It is about queues. It is about people having private conversations with each other. Bitching. It is about the ratings we give each other. It is about nothing. It’s about a group of people figuring each other out. Creating rules to make sense of things, and then abandoning them. SOCIETY is unexpected. Being scared is permitted. SOCIETY is the latest production from Back to…

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Bach to Broadway 2

23 August @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

After a swinging season opener with the B Sharp Big Band, Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s season 2 of Musical Mornings returns in August with a feast of favourites in Bach to Broadway. Featuring star Australian tenor Bradley Daley and international soprano Alison Jones, Bach to Broadway comes to The Playhouse stage for two performances, Wednesday 22 August and Thursday 23 August at 10.30am. Equally at home in famous European opera houses as well as on musical theatre stages, Bradley Daley…

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The Sound Doctor Presents… An Evening with Emma Pask

24 August @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Award-winning vocalist Emma Pask is heading to Anglesea for The Sound Doctor. Emma has performed for adoring audiences, including the late Princess Diana and Princess Mary of Denmark and at Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s wedding. She is sure to delight audiences as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat Latin rhythms, tender ballads and some raucous blues. Supporting her on the night will be local outfit The Stills performing  instrumental jazz music to get you in the…

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The Sound Doctor Presents… An Evening with Fraser A. Gorman

25 August @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

He has toured the world to great acclaim and now former Torquay local Fraser A. Gorman is coming back to the Surf Coast armed with a brand-new album and off on a national tour that includes this special ‘homecoming’ gig. Fraser’s songwriting builds around his ability to convey his life, hopes and fears openly with sun-drenched tones and lyrical wit. His new album has a warm and timeless feel – think laid-back Americana with a driving pop sensibility. This Sound…

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TRUE ROMANTICS – Australian Chamber Choir

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

Australian Chamber Choir, Director- Douglas Lawrence Why is light cast upon the sorrowful? These are the first words of Brahms’ Motet Op.74. And the answer unfolds as one listens to the program. Throughout history, when composers have dwelt on emotions of sadness and longing, they have produced some of the most movingly beautiful and uplifting music. Taking in a broad range of music, from Monteverdi Madrigals to Ravel’s luscious Chansons, the program includes Elgar’s arrangement for voices of Nimrod from his…

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27 August @ 9:00 am - 8 September @ 1:00 pm

An exhibition of new work by young artists from Barwon Valley School. Paintings, photographs and collage feature in a stunning show that focuses on both abstract and figurative work, exploring techniques, styles and colour as subject .

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28 August @ 11:00 am - 23 September @ 4:00 pm

This is the Geelong Art Society’s annual Printmaking exhibition featuring the work of some of the finest printmakers in the Geelong region . There will be a huge range of Printmaking techniques on display – linocuts, woodcuts, monoprints, etchings , collagraphs and more . All art will be for sale at very reasonable prices . This is a wonderful opportunity to view and perhaps purchase a unique handmade artwork by some of our best local printmakers. This is also a…

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Morning Music – We’ve Only Just Begun

29 August @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Angela Lumicisi channels Karen Carpenter’s unique voice to recreate the distinctive style that made the Carpenters among the best-selling music artists of all time. If you cherish the music of the Carpenters, if you long to hear it live again, if you love great singing and lush melodies, then this show is for you! The Carpenters recorded some of the greatest love songs in pop music history, songs that captivated many generations of fans. We’ve Only Just Begun: The Music…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – Jurassica

29 August @ 8:00 pm - 1 September @ 8:00 pm

Jurassica is a story of family, migration, language and growing old. It is a heart-warming tale, told with humour and pathos and spoken in both English and Italian. It is also about dinosaurs – but not necessarily those from pre-historic times. Ralph and Sara migrated from Tuscany in the 1950s to their concrete-front-yard house in suburban Moorabbin. Their son, Ichlis, never really forgave them for his misunderstood name, and grandson Luca is struggling to talk to his father or grandfather.…

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Lorne Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA)

30 August @ 7:00 pm - 2 September @ 9:00 pm

The Lorne Festival of Performing Arts returns Thursday 30 August to Sunday 2 September with cabaret, music, magic, comedy and more.  Visit the website to stay in touch. A great weekend to get way and be entertained in Lorne on the Great Ocean Road  

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September 2018

Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

1 September - 25 November

Elizabeth Gower is one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists with a career spanning forty years, and as a pioneering feminist artist who emerged in the 1970s, her work has had, and continues to have, an important impact on her peers and younger artists. Gower’s ingenious formal manipulation and transformation of materials is conditioned by her work’s exceptional conceptual rigour. Gower recycles and collages remnants of popular culture to create exquisite optical patterns and explore ideas of consumerism and consumption. Her work…

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7 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Written and performed by Michael Veitch In 1852, the emigrant ship ‘Ticonderoga’ limped into Port Melbourne after a nightmare voyage from England in which nearly 200 of her passengers had died of typhus. Her saga of tragedy, loss and heroism gripped the people of the young nation like nothing before. This though, is just the beginning of the story. Michael Veitch takes us on one-man’s journey through one of Victoria’s most horrific maritime events. Reviews from Michael’s last one man…

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World Class Art at the Tate Modern – Mr Ian Swankie – Adfas September Lecture

10 September @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

10th September Lecture World Class Art at the Tate Modern – Mr Ian Swankie Housed in a converted power station, the Tate Modern quickly became the world’s most visited modern art museum. This talk looks at the building, with its mixture of industrial and sleek new architecture, then moves inside to experience the best of the collection. Some works are profound, some are witty, some are whacky, but they all have a place. Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong Inc. (Registration number: A0024034Y…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Almighty Sometimes

13 September @ 8:00 pm - 15 September @ 8:00 pm

Anna has been medicated for a range of mood and behavioural disorders for as long as she can remember. Now she wants to know what life would be like without pills and prescriptions. More fulfilling? More exciting? More real? As Anna tries to find out who she really is, her mother, Renee (played by Hannah Waterman), remains determined to protect her. She can’t bear to watch her daughter go through the anguish all over again, to throw it all away…

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Paris Underground – Encore

14 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A CABARET EXTRAVAGANZA! PARIS UNDERGROUND – ENCORE A new production by Madotti & Vegas, it’s still crazy, still sexy, still cool! Journey again into the dark delights of the underground of Paris with more comedy, more astounding magic and illusion, more burlesque, greater feats, flesh and feathers, surprises and seductions, more incendiary song, spectacular dance, brilliant, beautiful and strange circus and cabaret and introducing new performers and new routines. Featuring the magic of Madotti & Vegas, Australia’s most unique magicians,…

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