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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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September 2018

Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

1 September @ 10:00 am - 25 November @ 5:00 pm

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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Who’s who portrait prize

15 September - 18 November
2017 Who’s who portrait prize

Coinciding with the Geelong Gallery’s presentation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales‘ 2018 Archibald Prize, this student prize marks Jules Francois Archibald’s connection to Geelong and aims to encourage and inspire young artists to celebrate local or regional identities, their personal histories and achievements—through portraiture. Selected entries will be exhibited across Geelong including Geelong Gallery, Geelong Regional Libraries, Westfield Shopping Centre and more. Learn more

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2018 Archibald Prize

22 September - 18 November

First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been engaging art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many…

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October 2018

Rick Knowles Photography Coastal Photography Exhibition

1 October @ 9:00 am - 30 November @ 3:00 pm
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ALPHABET SOUP – an exhibition of sculpture inspired by letters of the alphabet

2 October @ 11:00 am - 27 October @ 4:00 pm

An exhibition of sculpture at 101 Ryrie ARTS October 2-27 Open 11-4 Tues-Sat Close to 100 sculptures, furniture and jewellery created by our Geelong Sculptors Inc members. Our group create in studios dotted all over the region, and work in mediums including: metals, timber, ceramic, mosaic, glass, paper, stone, bronze, fibres, mixed media and more!!!! This year we are holding a writer’s event on Oct 27th 2-4pm. Local writers are invited to experience our month long exhibition and be inspired…

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DoLLy Vardenesque exhibition – Karingallery, 4 James Street Geelong VIC 3220

9 October @ 10:00 am - 26 October @ 3:00 pm

The D o L Ly VARDENESQUE show at Karingallery, James Street, Geelong from October 9 – 26 features over 30 female mannequins that are at times fanciful, humorous, and quirky. “I see them as being perhaps a lucky talisman – or woman more correctly – much like the dolls we had as children – toys that were the entrusted keepers of our secrets, or were an imaginary friend imbued with special powers in our imagination”.  These unique sculptures will be…

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Life Drawing Group

10 October @ 1:00 pm - 5 December @ 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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BOOM GALLERY – Cricket Saleh / Emily Besser / Bridgette McNab

11 October - 4 November

Cricket Saleh – Dog This body of work, titled Dog, speaks to the process of of ageing, both human and artefact. It talks to the relationship we have with the visual outcomes of the process, and is a quiet celebration of the inevitable patina of ageing. The set moves away – albeit momentarily – from Cricket’s Flemish window light – into a space with the occasional contemporary reference. The flowers, at different stages of undoing, are often secondary to the ordinary happenings…

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Metropolis Gallery Collectors Show

13 October @ 10:00 am - 4 November @ 5:00 pm
Metropolis Gallery - Eric Thake 'An Opera House in Every Home' 1972 Linocut 14 x 21cm

Significant smaller works by important Australian artists. The Metropolis Gallery Collectors Show opens 6-8pm Saturday 13 October to coincide with the first White Night Geelong! It will be a big night in central Geelong and art lovers are welcome to start the evening at this major exhibition opening – a great opportunity for both established and new collectors to add some well known names in Australian art to their walls. Metropolis is proud to announce that Charles Blackman’s son Auguste…

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How Diverse Art Can Be

17 October - 17 November

Paintings, prints, photography, line drawings and sculpture by seven artists living on the Bellarine. From Leah Kateiva’s work using alcohol inks on yupo paper and Robyn Lowe’s prints exploring minute and cosmic natural forms, to Jennifer Pullen’s whimsical black and white drawings of creatures both domestic and wild and Steve Pratt’s steel sculptures, the work on show reflects the diversity of artworks by regional artists. Exhibiting artists are: Marion Braybrook Marlyse Carroll Julie Derrick Leah Kateiva Robyn Lowe Steve Pratt…

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SHADOWS AND LIGHT – original songs about Caring

17 October @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Three months ago, a team of professional musicians/song-writers was matched with a group of community musos who are also Carers, providing unpaid care to a family member or friend with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who is frail aged. These mentoring pairs worked together over a series of one-on-one songwriting sessions and group workshops to develop songwriting and performance skills. Now you’re invited to hear about the Shadows and Light of caring… $10 book online at shadowsandlight2018.eventbrite.com.au A…

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Locus (Distinct)

18 October @ 10:00 am - 25 November @ 5:00 pm

(Image: St Malo II, Damon Kowarsky) Featuring etchings by Sir Arthur Streeton Exhibition dates: Oct 18 – Nov 25 Join us for the official (soft) opening: Oct 21, 3pm Exhibiting artists: Warren Cooke, Philip Davey, Carolyn Hawkins, Damon Kowarsky, Emmy Mavroidis, David Moore, James Pasakos, Stephen Tester, Wayne Viney and Susan Wald. Exhibition online

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19 October @ 8:00 am - 14 December @ 5:00 pm

For the first time ever, Ceres Environmental Park in Melbourne is running it s famous Urban Farming course here in Geelong.  It will take place in the grounds of one of Geelong’s most historic houses at The School of Lost Arts in Newtown.  Well known permaculture teacher and author Justin Calverley will run the course over eight Fridays,. From 9 am to 3 pm,  19 October to 14 December 2018  Booking at ceres.org.au/education/courses

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Talking art @ the Archibald Prize—Yvette Coppersmith

19 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet the 2018 Archibald Prizewinner, Yvette Coppersmith, in conversation with Geelong Gallery Director and CEO, Jason Smith. Have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the artist while enjoying the 2018 Archibald Prize exclusively after hours. Book now This is a fundraising event for Geelong Contemporary.

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Books Beyond Boundaries workshop

20 October @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join artists David and Teresa and make your own handmade artist book. Use a range of materials to explore bookmaking in all its forms, from repurposed signatures to limited edition micro books. For people of all ages and abilities, this session will have you ripping, remaking, painting, stitching, stabbing and foiling all manner of texts and things on paper. Free!

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Sun Rising – The Songs That Made Memphis

20 October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

For the last four years, Sun Rising have travelled the country, playing sold out performances, dazzling crowds with their incredible musicianship, infectious passion and standout renditions of Sun’s timeless music. Relive the amazing songs and classic tales of Sun Records early years. You will be amazed by how many songs you know. Paying homage to both the artists and Sun’s owner/producer, Sam Phillips, the show has even been endorsed by the Phillips family! So break out the brylcreem, slip on…

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FAMILY FUN DAY @ The Potato Shed

21 October @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Potato Shed’s Free Family Fun Day returns for it’s 10th anniversary! Live music featuring family favorites The Mik Maks. a pantomime, story telling, face painting, pony rides, a skate park, jumping castles and a variety of workshops. Bring a picnic basket or purchase food from the fantastic food vans. There will also be a special performance of ‘Super Amazing Giant Girl’, direct from SOLD OUT shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Castlemaine. A hilarious parable exploring the challenges of fitting in…

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Folklore and Fairytales

21 October @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Trio Anima Mundi presents their eleventh subscription series – Wanderings – in 2018. Each concert in this 3-concert series showcases an Australian composer. Alongside these works, Trio Anima Mundi continues its ‘Piano Trio Archaeology’ mission of presenting rarely-heard works from the piano trio repertoire as well as works of the canon such as Dvorak and Mendelssohn. Concert 3 looks at trios which have an underlying musical narrative and features Australian composer Ian Munro’s first Piano Trio – Tales from Old Russia…

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SHEARER’S ARMS PORTRAIT PRIZE- all about the person

23 October @ 11:00 am - 18 November @ 3:00 pm

2018 is the first year that this exhibition/ competition has been run by the Geelong Art Society at Shearers Arms Gallery at 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West . It has been organised to complement the 2nd year of the Archibald Prize Exhibition at the Geelong Art Gallery . There will be a diverse range of \Art works representing many mediums by memebers of the Geelong art Society as well as invited portrait artists , including Lianne Gough and Lisa Wang…

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Anita Iacovella & Brett Mallon in the gallery

23 October @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pop in and chat to Anita Iacovella and Brett Mallon next Sunday! Bring your questions along or just enjoy some conversation. A FREE event. Where: 81 Hesse Street Queenscliff Date: Oct 23rd Time: 2 – 5pm #qgwlocus

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2018 Archibald Prize: Creative conversation—A portrait of an artist

27 October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hear a selection of Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2018 Archibald Prize finalists and sitters under the spotlight in a Q&A format at The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. 2018 Archibald Prize finalists, Fiona McMonagle and Jonathan Dalton, join 2018 Archibald Prize sitter, Abdul Abdullah, moderated by Geelong Gallery Senior Curator, Lisa Sullivan. Book now

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

27 October @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

“and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”  One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.   Journey through Eric Carle’s incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show. Featuring some other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classics tales including The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mr. Seahorse and The…

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Petula – Downtown to Broadway – A tribute @ The Potato Shed

28 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Petula Clarke… so much more than the sixties pop princess who sang Downtown! Hilary Henshaw and Will Conyers grew up tapping their toes to Petula’s hits of the sixties… and continue to follow her career with fascination and Come and revel in the nostalgia, the surprises and the beautiful compositions that have been recently created by a legend who continues to sing the song of her life! Cabaret performance – bring your culinary delights and purchase drinks from our licensed bar.

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November 2018


2 November - 4 November

It is back- for the 9th year ! This wonderful exhibition showcases 100 artworks and 100 clocks . It is held in the tranquil garden setting of our host and artist David Whittaker . This year , 3 artists will be displaying and selling their art : David Whittaker – watercolourss and pencil drawings Marg Bunting- oil paintings Mary Tegelaers- oil paintings and printmaking There will also be handmade cards and mini paintings for sale , with a percentage of…

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The Sound Doctor Presents… An Evening with All Our Exes Live in Texas

2 November @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
All Our Exes Live in Texas promo image

  ARIA Award winning indie-folk band, All Our Exes Live in Texas, are a fantasy draft of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of musical prowess, known as much for their side-splitting banter and feminist politics as their devastatingly beautiful harmonies. With a top 10 debut album and a reputation as festival favourites, they’ve had multiple sell out tours around Australia and are carving up the USA and UK.   Ahead of their Lost…

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Soula opens her studio for the Bellarine Arts Trail 2018

3 November @ 10:00 am - 4 November @ 5:00 pm

Artist and QG&W director, Soula Mantalvanos opens her personal studio for the Bellarine Arts Trail 2018. Soula will open the doors to her newly established studio, welcoming conversation about her practice and works that will form part of QG&W’s summer group exhibition, Lustre. Having realised Parisian facades in oils, acrylics and etchings, but unable to return to Europe for over six years, Soula turned to her (previous) local Collingwood area for inspiration creating etchings of Gertrude Street and some of her other favorite local…

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The Sound Doctor Presents… An Evening with Mama Kin Spender

3 November @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers – ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender. It’s a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies, illuminated for this show by four beautiful backing singers. Their songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart rending ballad, with a sound that is as raw as it is joyful. Since the release of their album Golden Magnetic in February, Mama…

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4 November @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Following on from the huge success of the original production, coming to the Potato Shed in November is Menopause the Musical – Women on Fire. Four women in a department store who have nothing in common but a black lace bra they want to buy at a lingerie sale. The female cast poke fun of their woeful hot flushes, wrinkles, night sweats, and chocolate binges. This new production features new songs, new dance routines and new gags in a non-stop comedic celebration of women and ‘the change’. “Ninety…

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The GEORGIA BROOKS SWINGTET at Uniting Queenscliff

4 November @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The GEORGIA BROOKS SWINGTET Vintage swing with a natural elegance… Set to release her debut album and tour in 2018-2019, Georgia and her band are doing great things! A rising star in the Australian jazz scene, Georgia Brooks wows audiences wherever she goes. She has assembled some of the finest musicians alongside her and together they relish performing anywhere from a rip-roaring swing dance to the more subdued and dynamic concert setting. Imbued with a decidedly vintage tone, a natural elegance and a great respect for the classic repertoire…

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