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June 2019

The Moon

15 June @ 10:00 am - 1 September @ 5:00 pm
Georges Méliès 'A Trip to the moon (Le Voyage dans la lune)' 1902

20 July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing and the first steps taken on the lunar surface by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. This exhibition is programmed to coincide with this significant milestone, and brings together artistic responses to the celestial body that orbits the Earth. For centuries artists from many cultures have been inspired by the Moon, the most prominent feature of our night sky. The exhibition includes historical works created when the Moon could…

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July 2019

Permission to Create

25 July @ 6:00 pm - 19 September @ 8:30 pm

Artist and arts educator Julian Cornish returns to Eastern Hub’s Art Studio to deliver his innovative art class. Permission to Create runs for nine sessions and is for people aspiring to make art, learn new skills, develop confidence in a supportive environment and view the world in new and unexpected ways. From mark making to project development, Permission to Create covers all aspects of the visual arts. To register call 5249 6100 or email *protected email*

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August 2019

101 RYRIE ARTS gallery presents “The Colour of Water”

1 August @ 11:00 am - 31 August @ 4:00 pm

A new exhibition for August open from Wednesday to Saturday, 11:00 – 4:00, celebrating works in watercolour by artists from the region,  on show at 101 Ryrie Street in Geelong. The exhibition features the works of nine artists using watercolour, demonstrating the transparency and light filled qualities of water in the landscape, across a variety of styles and subjects, to explore the depths of colour available on both paper and yuppo. Artists are Tony Bramwell, Priscilla Fenton, Pat McKenzie, Beth…

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The Artists Garden

16 August - 16 September

The Artists Garden Metalwork Sculpture, Wall Work, Jewellery and Illustrations Creative metalwork artists Cinnamon and Rowan are exhibiting an amazing array of works which pay tribute to their love of nature and the beauty of the flora and fauna that pervade our coastline in Victoria. Inspired by their own garden in Anglesea this exhibition encapsulates the beauty, drama, textures, sensory overload and activity that greet the Stephens’ in the gardens that surround their home. Boasting a range of garden sculpture as well as an array of succulents and flowering plants…

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Watto’s Wanderings – 30 Years Behind The Wheel & Behind The Lens

22 August @ 10:00 am - 1 September @ 5:00 pm

This is a 30-year retrospective of work by our founder Craig “Watto” Watson, who worked for six years on The Weekly Times newspaper and more than 20 years freelance – covering motorsport, classic cars, events and news. Watto was official photographer for the 1997 Avalon Airshow and the 2000 Royal Visit to Sovereign Hill, as well as on numerous charity bush rallies and other events. Much of the exhibition is photojournalism, but Watto also has a passion for landscape and…

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IF/THEN MUSICAL

23 August - 31 August

IF/THEN MUSICAL Theatre of the Damned proudly presents IF/THEN at Shenton Performing Arts Centre 379 Ryrie Street Geelong 23rd August – 31st August 7 PERFORMANCES ONLY – TICKETS $37.50 A NEW MUSICAL Bookings Through Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/YTQW TONY DAHL: 0425 786843 EMAIL: *protected email*

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ANGLESEA PERFORMING ARTS presents TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS directed by Iris Walshe-Howling

23 August - 31 August

‘SLIPPED THROUGH THE CRACKS’ by Jules Allen “It seems that trauma needs no words. There is no conscious understanding required” ‘THE BLOOD CRIES OUT OF THE SOIL’ A compilation of Carol Churchill’s ‘Seven Jewish Children’ plus ‘etudes’ on the theme Multi-award-winning theatre company APA (Anglesea Performing Arts) has developed a reputation for its bold approach in exposing the uncomfortable truths, so often hidden in society; and this time around, its presentation of two one-act plays is no exception. The two texts are connected…

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METROPOLIS GALLERY – Riccardo Angelo: Inhabited Landscapes

24 August @ 9:00 am - 15 September @ 4:00 pm
METROPOLIS GALLERY - Riccardo Angelo 'Figures and Trees' 2019, Mixed Media 19cm x 29cm

Riccardo Angelo’s paintings defy gravity, capturing intersections of time, space, landscape and history – a world of weightless figures in trees and rocky outcrops. These visions of temporal places document ever-changing stories where landscape holds the activities of human habitation. The paintings try to capture a temporal sensation. Time and space. Transience. Light finds forms – images are lost and found. The human form inhabits the spaces with all its frailty, splendor and perversity. Painting and drawing field trips to Hanging Rock in the Macedon…

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CREATORS & CRAFT MARKET – BANNOCKBURN

25 August @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Bannockburn Creators & Craft market, is for local and surrounding creators and designers, to show and sell their artistic products. From professional artists to backyard gran-mas with beautiful knit wear, the Golden Plains Shire, shows off its artistic and individual flare. With 3 markets annually, it’s a great opportunity to buy that special and unique gift for Mum, Dad or Christmas. It will be held at the Lions Club Parkland, 1 Geelong Road, Bannockburn, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Plenty of free surrounding…

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Quirky, Weird & Wonderful

26 August @ 9:00 am - 12 September @ 5:00 pm

Bellarine artists Marlyse Carroll, Leah Kateiva and Jennifer Pullen present an exhibition that encourages you to dream, laugh, ponder and wonder. Here imagination collides with reality in works ranging from whimsical portraits to contemporary abstracts. All three artists are accomplished practitioners across a range of forms, from painting on silk to monochromatic figurative work and abstract works on resin. Quirky, Weird and Wonderful finds Marlyse, Leah and Jennifer in playful mode, but where there is play there is also contemplation.…

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September 2019

Open Exhibition – The Creative Eye

4 September @ 10:00 am - 6 October @ 5:00 pm

Our September exhibition is open with unrestricted theme, celebrating the creative eye. Portraiture, news, landscape, scientific and fine art photography come together to showcase the broad range of interests covered by photography. Work of very high standard is presented from a wide community of local and Melbourne-based photographers. Pinhole and cameraless photography to large format film and high-end digital imaging converge in an exhibition to delight all ages. The gallery is open Wednesdays to Sundays 10am to 5pm  

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Hair | The Original Tribal Rock Musical

4 September @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hair - The Original Tribal Rock Musical

Radical, rebellious and tribal, 2019 marks 50 years since Australia first let its HAIR down in this genre defining revolutionary rock musical. All these years on, we continue to challenge the establishment with this brand new Australian production that breaks convention and all the rules. Hair is making their Victorian exclusive at Geelong Performing Arts Centre, along their national tour from September 4 – 8. Defy your expectations with this contemporary take on the classic hair raising musical. Follow the…

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Hair | The Original Tribal Rock Musical

4 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hair - The Original Tribal Rock Musical

Radical, rebellious and tribal, 2019 marks 50 years since Australia first let its HAIR down in this genre defining revolutionary rock musical. All these years on, we continue to challenge the establishment with this brand new Australian production that breaks convention and all the rules. Hair is making their Victorian exclusive at Geelong Performing Arts Centre, along their national tour from September 4 – 8. Defy your expectations with this contemporary take on the classic hair raising musical. Follow the…

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Hair | The Original Tribal Rock Musical

5 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hair - The Original Tribal Rock Musical

Radical, rebellious and tribal, 2019 marks 50 years since Australia first let its HAIR down in this genre defining revolutionary rock musical. All these years on, we continue to challenge the establishment with this brand new Australian production that breaks convention and all the rules. Hair is making their Victorian exclusive at Geelong Performing Arts Centre, along their national tour from September 4 – 8. Defy your expectations with this contemporary take on the classic hair raising musical. Follow the…

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Hair | The Original Tribal Rock Musical

6 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hair - The Original Tribal Rock Musical

Radical, rebellious and tribal, 2019 marks 50 years since Australia first let its HAIR down in this genre defining revolutionary rock musical. All these years on, we continue to challenge the establishment with this brand new Australian production that breaks convention and all the rules. Hair is making their Victorian exclusive at Geelong Performing Arts Centre, along their national tour from September 4 – 8. Defy your expectations with this contemporary take on the classic hair raising musical. Follow the…

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Hair | The Original Tribal Rock Musical

7 September @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Radical, rebellious and tribal, 2019 marks 50 years since Australia first let its HAIR down in this genre defining revolutionary rock musical. All these years on, we continue to challenge the establishment with this brand new Australian production that breaks convention and all the rules. Hair is making their Victorian exclusive at Geelong Performing Arts Centre, along their national tour from September 4 – 8. Defy your expectations with this contemporary take on the classic hair raising musical. Follow the…

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Springdale Bush Dance

7 September @ 7:30 pm

Spring into Spring at the Springdale Bush Dance All dancers called with no experience required. Join in the fun in September. With Special Guest Shepard and dance caller David Rackham and Shephards Horn and Friends Springdale Open Dance Band at Springdale Hall in Drysdale Please bring a plate of food to share 7.30-Late

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October 2019

The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes

3 October - 6 October

The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes Back to Back Theatre’s major new work is having it’s world premiere performance in Australia later this year. Coming to Geelong’s Performing Arts Centre from the 3rd of October – 6th of October. “Five activists with intellectual disabilities hold a public meeting to start a frank and open conversation about a history we would prefer not to know, and a future that is ambivalent. The narrative explores the ethics of mass food production,…

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Humans In Geelong Expo 2019

6 October @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Humans In Geelong Expo 2019 The Humans in Geelong Expo is a free community event with everyone welcome and something for everyone. 45 inspiring exhibitors, thought-provoking speakers and culturally diverse live performances. Last year there was a Flashmob, this year ‘The Dance’ will be at 1pm in the courtyard. Over 3,000 attended last year’s event, come and see why! Check out the event here for live updates. https://www.facebook.com/events/406599293533617/?active_tab=about and visit the website for more information. 

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Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market – by Tim Webster

11 October @ 10:00 am - 27 October @ 5:00 pm

‘ When the stallholders have gone home at the end of their day of trade, you can shut your eyes, you look up the aisles and it could be 1923, it could be 1953, it could be 1973…I have memories of people who are no longer here. It’s the people that make the market. It’s the people.’ Melbourne’s Vic Market is an Australian heritage gem, a place for everyone. For over a century and a half, generations of small traders…

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Trio Anima Mundi- Three’s Company

13 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

International award-winning Trio Anima Mundi is one of Australia’s best-known chamber groups. Since their foundation in 2008. it has become renowned for its ‘Piano Trio Archaeology’ – the unearthing and performing forgotten works – and presenting these ‘findings’ alongside masterpieces of the piano trio genre and freshly-minted contemporary compositions. Sometimes composers believe that larger-scale works can be successfully presented with smaller forces. Such is the case with the two works in Concert Three. Both the Symphony (reduced from full orchestra)…

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Cheek to Cheek

23 October @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Cheek to Cheek is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the romance, the glamour and the elegance of Hollywood’s most iconic song and dance partnerships – the immortal Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It features some of the most electric dance sequences ever conceived for film. Cheek to Cheek is a rare chance to see the flair and skill of the two Silver Screen legends recreated live on stage by two of Australia’s brightest young music theatre performers – Ross Hannaford…

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November 2019

North Bellarine Film Festival 2019

15 November @ 7:00 pm - 17 November @ 11:00 pm

Women film directors will be celebrated at this year’s North Bellarine Film Festival screening from November 15-17.  Six feature films will be shown at the festival hub, the Black Box Theatre in the Potato Shed, Drysdale, along with a program of short films. An animation, experimental and avant-garde film program will also be screened at the Portarlington Neighbourhood House. For session times and ticket information, visit www.northbellarinefilmfestival.org

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December 2019

Christmas with Denise Drysdale

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

It’s going to be a cracker of a Christmas at COPACC when singing-dancing dynamo Denise Drysdale takes to the stage. Denise will put the jingle in your bells with a collection of Christmas classics plus some of her all-time favourite songs such as ‘Hey Paula’, ‘Wonderful World’, ‘Look At Us’ and ‘Personality’. Denise’s television career has been amazing starting as a young girl on Kommotion, The Go Show and guesting on many major television shows including In Melbourne Tonight and…

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January 2020

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 Launch at a High Tea in one of Drysdale’s iconic cafes. 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. Booking details – released in November 2019.

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February 2020

Geelong’s Best Busker 2020 – Geelong CBD

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

>>>Geelong’s Best Busker<<< To Enter:   Email   *protected email* An Event in the CBD of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It will be held over three days in the summer of Feb 2020. Dates: 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 value of $1300 :…

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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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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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April 2020

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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