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February 2019

Bauhaus centenary—Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack

23 February @ 10:00 am - 26 May @ 5:00 pm
Bauhaus centenary—Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack

The centenary of the influential Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture will be celebrated around the world in 2019. Founded in the German city of Weimar in 1919, the school operated until 1933. Its influence spread to Australia through émigré artist Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack (1893–1965). Hirschfeld Mack enrolled at the Weimar Bauhaus in 1919 and studied under Johannes Itten, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, and was apprenticed to Lyonel Feininger in the print workshop. He was deported to Australia in 1940 and soon after his release from…

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March 2019

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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Wildlife Photography Of The Year

22 March - 24 June

Wildlife Photography Of The Year National Wool Museum The world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 54 is opening at the National Wool Museum on 22 March 2019. On loan from London’s Natural History Museum, the exhibition features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. 22 March 2019 to 14 July 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform…

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You Yangs – Group Exhibition

28 March - 24 April

The name ‘You Yang’ has formed from the Aboriginal words ‘Wurdi Youang’ or ‘Ude Youang’ meaning “big mountain in the middle of a plain” or possibly “big or large hill” or even “bald”. Although only 319 metres at their highest, they dominate our local landscape. The You Yangs have always attracted artists to paint them and feature most strongly in works by one of Australia’s greatest artists, Fred Williams. Williams spent long periods developing his plein air representations of the…

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John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda—Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas

30 March @ 10:00 am - 2 June @ 5:00 pm
John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda—Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas

John Wolseley’s 2016 gift to Geelong Gallery of his ten metre long, six panel panoramic watercolour The pearl fisher’s voyage from Ise Shima to Roebuck Bay, 1985–89, is the catalyst for an immersive installation in which Wolseley and senior Yolgnu artist and clan leader Mulkun Wirrpanda, extend their decade-long collaboration. Both artists share a profound sense of the beauty and fragility of the earth and its ecosystems, and in this project their works meditate especially on the mollusc as a powerful indicator…

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April 2019

Parallel Universe

3 April @ 1:00 pm - 27 April @ 5:00 pm

Parallel Universe Curated by Felicity Spear Michael ValeImagining a parallel universe suggests that we look to the complex workings of the human brain, much of which still remains a mystery, in order to propose a parallel or different universe. The idea or experience of an imagined other is the subject of the artists in this exhibition. They create works which speak of an unfamiliar environment where a different way of thinking or seeing, a scientific hypothesis or a psychological state,…

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Automaton Video and Sound Installation

4 April @ 9:00 am - 26 April @ 4:00 pm

AUTOMATON: noun au~tom~a~ton 1: a mechanism that is relatively self-operating 2: a machine or control mechanism designed to follow automatically a pedetermined sequence of operations or respond to encoded instructions 3: an individual who acts in a mechanical fashion AUTOMATON is an experimental exploration of video and sound installation in space. Each vinyl banner strung in the space presents an automated film which has been reconstructed in a number of sequences showing the artist performing to the viewer. The films…

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Blue Illusions – Pat McKenzie

6 April @ 8:00 am - 3 May @ 5:00 pm

Blue Illusions – Pat McKenzie An exhibition of paintings by Pat McKenzie. Eagles Nest Gallery once again are very proud to present to you some stunning artworks by our very own local artist Pat McKenzie. Pat is constantly influenced by the beauty of Aireys Inlet and surrounds. The wealth of material and opportunities available to Pat provide her with endless inspiration and a treasure trove of creative energy that manifests itself in her works of art. She is very fortunate to live…

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MARCO LUCCIO: New York Postcards

9 April @ 9:00 am - 20 April @ 4:00 pm
Metropolis Gallery - MARCO LUCCIO: 'NEW YORK POSTCARDS' 64 page hardcover book $35 available at Metropolis Gallery from 9 April.

Artist Talk, Book Launch and Exhibition of Postcards and Cityscapes from Manhattan. Award winning artist Marco Luccio will present an Artist Talk at the Geelong Book Launch of NEW YORK POSTCARDS at Metropolis Gallery 11am-12pm Tuesday 9 April. NEW YORK POSTCARDS is a 64 page hardcover book and its launch will be accompanied by an exhibition of Luccio’s original postcards and cityscapes from Manhattan continuing until 20 April. NEW YORK POSTCARDS began ten years ago when Marco began collecting used…

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Tiwi Jilamara – exhibition

11 April @ 10:00 am - 26 May @ 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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‘Our Ned’ – First Librarian of the Geelong Public Library

23 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

As part of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival, ‘meet’ the first Librarian of the Geelong Public Library, Mr Edward Purdue (played by Ben Mitchell from Geelong Repertory Theatre Company). In this theatrically-inspired presentation, Dr Coralie Jenkin presents the story of the rather rascally ‘Our Ned’, who in 1878 absconded with Geelong Library funds, abandoning his wife in the process. Join us for an exposé of one of Geelong’s most colourful public characters.

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‘SIMPLE, STRONG and STRIKING’ Watercolour painting weekend workshops

27 April - 28 April

  Geelong Art Society presents two days of watercolour workshops with Tony White  on Saturday 27 April (10.00 am to 4.00 pm) and Sunday 28 April (9.30 am to 3.30 pm). You are welcome to book one or both days.  $120 per day ($100 for GAS members) payable in advance to the Society. Tony’s workshops are designed to take the edge off the often daunting world of watercolour painting.  Simply focusing on tone, composition and above all FUN. We will…

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Community Paint Party

27 April @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Community Paint Parties are launching! A great way to have fun and socialize on a Saturday morning.  Absolutely no art experience is needed. Create your own acrylic on canvas painting with step by step instruction. Book your seat online at www.dianespicer.com/paint-parties  (Seating limited to 12.)

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Meet Pauletta Kerinaiua, Pedro Wonaeamirri and Timothy Cook

27 April @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pedro & Timothy

DATE: Sat Apr 27 TIME: 3 – 5pm COST: Free Join us, JACA coordinator Will Heathcote, artists Pedro Wonaeamirri and Timothy Cook in the official Tiwi Jilamara exhibition celebration on Sat Apr 27, 3pm. Donations to the Tiwi artists’ GoFundMe campaign amounted to a total of $3,660. This enables Pedro and Timothy to visit the Tiwi Jilamara exhibition and to enjoy an official celebration in Queenscliff. Pedro and Timothy will also visit the local Queenscliff Primary School to demonstrate traditional ochre painting and…

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Anya Anastasia’s The Executioners

27 April @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Anya Anastasia’s The Executioners Award-winning musical-comedy maverick Anya Anastasia returns  –  the Tort-e-Morte and Rogue Romantic superstar is back !!! this time she brandishes her razor-sharp satirical wit, gleefully attacking and dismembering perils of the modern world. Alongside musical partner-in-crime Gareth Chin, she stalks the 21st century landscape: a singing, smart-phone-wielding, Gaga-esque vision in white spandex and stacked heels. The Executioners is digitally enhanced millennial neo-cabaret cutting right to the (funny) bone. And yes, there is a fight scene. Winner:…

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Andrea Goldsmith – Invented Lives

29 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In the mid 1980s, 24 year old Galina Kogan leaves Leningrad – forbidden ever to return. As a Jew, she’s inherited several generations’ worth of Russia’s chronic anti-Semitism. As a Soviet citizen, she is unprepared for Australia and its easygoing ways. Andrea Goldsmith’s first novel, Gracious Living, was published in 1989. This was followed by Modern Interiors, Facing the Music, Under the Knife, and The Prosperous Thief, which was shortlisted for the 2003 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Reunion was published…

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Children’s Art Classes

30 April @ 4:15 pm - 27 June @ 5:45 pm

CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES – TUTOR: Jennifer Nitchie Geelong Art Society Classes : Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4.15 to 5.45 pm Enquiries – Gallery Office Shearer’s Arms Gallery ( Also Thursday on booking demand) Hours : 11am – 3pm Tues – Friday 202 Aberdeen St , Geelong West Term 2 classes begin : April 12 ( 9 weeks ) 1pm – 4pm Sat – Sun Phone : 5223 1825 *protected email* In our Children’s Art classes at the Geelong Art Society…

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Lindsay Tanner – Comeback

30 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

President of the Essendon Football Club and former politician Lindsay Tanner held the seat of Melbourne from 1993 to 2010 and is the author of several books, including Politics with Purpose and Slideshow. His latest crime fiction work, Comeback, is the sequel to Comfort Zone in the Jack van Duyn series, set in gritty inner city Melbourne and the world of crooked property developers, angry unionists and the homelessness crisis. Join Lindsay to discuss politics, football and the precarious existence…

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May 2019

Life drawing group

1 May @ 1:00 pm - 26 June @ 3:00 pm

This is an untutored group held for 9 weeks in each term . We meet at the studio in the back of Shearers Arms Gallery 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West . The coordinator is GAS member , Mary Tegelaers. Each session runs from 1pm to 3pm . Please come early to secure the best spot for you . Artists work in various mediums and are asked to bring their own materials ( no smelly solvents please) We supply models (…

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Michael Carr-Gregg & Flip Shelton – Smart Snacks

2 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Don’t underestimate the power of snacks! When it comes to kids’ mood, energy, focus and success at school, one of the most influential factors is diet. Join parenting expert and one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists and author of 11 books, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, along with writer, presenter, broadcaster and all-round foodie, Flip Shelton, in this discussion of the surprising effects that food choices can have on our children’s health and well-being.

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Geelong After Dark

3 May @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

As darkness falls, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre rises! This year’s annual Geelong After Dark adventures include a number of unusual, interactive performances and installations at the library. One such treat will be Boombox Requests – for one night only get on your leg warmers and go totally 80s! Or join the musical comedy troupe ‘Impromptunes’ who will bring a mischievous mix of improv and musical theatre. See you when the sun goes down…

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North Bellarine Film Festival

4 May @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The North Bellarine Film Festival will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Stanley Kramer’s On the Beach with a special screening of the cult 1959 drama on Saturday, May 4 at 7 pm. It will be shown with the Lawrence Johnston documentary, Fallout, that researches the film in the context of the times, exploring the politics and social history of the 1950s. The double feature will be screened in the Portarlington Neighbourhood House with refreshments served at interval. Tickets are available…

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5 May @ 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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Lou Harvey-Zahra – Creative Discipline for Happy Toddlers and Children

7 May - 9 May

International parenting author Lou Harvey-Zahra presents practical ideas to transform tears and tantrums into smiles. Hear expert tips on establishing family values for positive behaviour and increased harmony in the home. Lou is the author of the best-selling Happy Child, Happy Home and Creative Discipline, Connected Family. Multiple sessions are taking place across the region: FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN AGED 0-6 Tuesday 7 May Belmont 2:00-3:00pm Lara 6:30-7:30pm Wednesday 8 May Newcomb 4:00-5:00pm Waurn Ponds 6:30-7:30pm Thursday 9 May Corio…

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Lights, Camera, Geelong

7 May @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lights, Camera, Geelong Shirley Power and Colin Mockett have won reputations in many fields, not least for compiling vintage clips of old Geelong, explaining their context with the benefit of hindsight. Take a nostalgic stroll back along memory lane Tickets can be booked at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased over the phone by credit card. The Box Office will also be open one hour before the scheduled performance. Contact Lisa Harvey or Rob MacLeod Email: *protected email* Phone: 03 5251 1998…

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Caruso to Carreras – The Great Tenors

8 May @ 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

The stories of the world’s greatest tenors and their leading ladies come to life in Caruso to Carreras. Leading Australian tenor Roy Best will perform classic hits of Enrico Caruso and José Carreras as well as many other beloved tenors including Pavarotti, Bocelli, Lanza and Domingo. Every tenor has a leading lady, and in Caruso to Carreras versatile Australian soprano Alison Jones sings all the wonderful solos and duets. Concert virtuoso Len Vorster will be at the piano; while compere…

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Enter Ophelia

8 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Written by Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn & Anna Rodway Directed by John Kachoyan A brilliantly dark and entertaining examination of Shakespeare’s Ophelia: In a world of mad men and murdering uncles, drowning never felt so good. A woman wanders an empty castle, clutching rotting flowers – told what to do, where to stand, what to think. No one really listens to her, no one really sees her. Enter Ophelia is a darkly funny gothic riff imagining a vastly different future for Shakespeare’s famed drowned damsel.

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Natasha Lester – The French Photographer

9 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue model turned one of the first female war photojournalists, is this new novel by the best-selling Australian author of The Paris Seamstress. Natasha is the author of six novels of dynastic fiction – about strong women succeeding in a man’s world – be it obstetrics, cosmetics, fashion or journalism.

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Enter Ophelia 2

9 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Written by Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn & Anna Rodway Directed by John Kachoyan A brilliantly dark and entertaining examination of Shakespeare’s Ophelia: In a world of mad men and murdering uncles, drowning never felt so good. A woman wanders an empty castle, clutching rotting flowers – told what to do, where to stand, what to think. No one really listens to her, no one really sees her. Enter Ophelia is a darkly funny gothic riff imagining a vastly different future for Shakespeare’s famed drowned damsel.

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2019 Queenscliffe Literary Festival: Inside Out

11 May @ 8:00 am - 26 May @ 5:00 pm

2019 Queenscliffe Literary Festival   This year’s Queenscliffe Literary Festival showcases a group of outstanding Australian authors, journalists and performers including Helen Garner, Richard Fidler, Kerry O’Brien, Sarah Ferguson, Michael Robotham, William McInnes, Jeff Sparrow, Rosalie Ham, Michael Veitch and many more. The 2019 Queenscliffe Literary Festival will run over three weekends from Friday May 11 until Sunday May 26 with in-conversation events, performances and workshops in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale.   Toni Jordan will host a fiction-writing workshop; Jock Serong…

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