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February 2020

Collection leads: Kate Beynon—kindred spirits: a virtual exhibition

29 February @ 10:00 am - 15 November @ 5:00 pm
Collection leads: Kate Beynon—kindred spirits

Kate Beynon—kindred spirits is part of the ‘Collection leads’ series of exhibitions that draw on major works held in the Geelong Gallery collection to build a deeper understanding of the artist’s practice. Kate Beynon’s Graveyard scene/the beauty and sadness of bones (2014–15)—winner of the 2016 Geelong contemporary art prize—is based on a scene from An-Li: a Chinese ghost tale, the artist’s re-telling of a supernatural story of two young spirits who traverse opposing worlds: one aquatic, the other earthly. This ‘Collection leads’ exhibition includes watercolours,…

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March 2020

Jacky Redgate—HOLD ON: a virtual exhibition

7 March 2020 @ 10:00 am - 14 February 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Jacky Redgate HOLD ON #4, 2019-20

Jacky Redgate has a 40-year practice and is critically acclaimed as one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Redgate’s career began in the context of late 1970s feminism, minimalism and conceptual art. Redgate is well known for her sculptural and photographic works using systems and logic, and particularly for her sustained series of ‘mirror’ works over the past two decades that have engaged with optical phenomena, ‘perceptual dislocations’ and slippages between representation and abstraction. Jacky Redgate—HOLD ON presents the most recent iteration…

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May 2020

Live solo jazz piano with Callum Watson

28 May - 29 October

Missing your fix of live jazz? Join award-winning Surf Coast jazz pianist and host of Geelong Jazz Soirees Callum Watson for a live jazz piano session EVERY thursday night 8-9pm on YouTube or Facebook. Hear some of your favourite jazz standards performed in unique solo piano arrangements with a new set of tunes each week. There is also the chance to make requests! These live performances are streamed in stunning HD with studio quality audio, so its just like being…

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June 2020

Scenic Victoria—Land, sea, city

22 June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 18 April 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition draws on Geelong Gallery’s exceptional collection to survey artists’ enduring interest and engagement with the landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes of our region and wider State, with a specific focus on artistic responses to locations of personal significance. Includes historical works by Eugene von Guérard, Louis Buvelot, Frederick McCubbin and Walter Withers, through to more contemporary interpretations of the landscape and suburbia by Fred Williams, Jan Senbergs and Jenny Watson, amongst others. This exhibition is temporarily closed due to…

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August 2020

Geelong Gallery—360° virtual tour

5 August - 31 December

Wander through the Gallery from the comfort of your home to experience Geelong Gallery’s permanent collection and current exhibitions in our 360° virtual tour. Visit our virtual gallery to explore the treasures of our collection, Collection leads: Kate Beynon—kindred spirits, Jacky Redgate—HOLD ON, Going public—portraits from the Colin Holden Collection and Resonance + Reflection—design ideas for an expanded Geelong Gallery.

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Meet Orby—your digital tour guide

6 August - 31 December
Orby at Home visualisation

Bring works of art to life in your own home! Transform your home into a virtual gallery and explore some of the key works from the Geelong Gallery’s collection. Orby finds three key features in each work and brings your attention to stories behind the artist or artwork in a playful and lively manner. This interactive tour is designed to promote curiosity and an appreciation for learning, providing new and interesting ways for children to experience works of art—encouraging their engagement with…

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September 2020

Geelong’s 20th Century self-guided heritage walking package 2

30 September @ 9:00 am - 30 December @ 5:00 pm

  CBD Walking tour booklet again available – Highlights of Geelong’s 20th Century Architecture. Exercise minds and bodies – take a 20th Century Architecture CBD Walking Tour through Geelong, Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design. The Geelong and Region Branch of the National Trust (GRBNT) developed the tour as a guided walk, intended to be held during UNESCO Design Week 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19), producing this booklet for walkers. It has sold well online and is now reprinted with a…

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October 2020

2020 IAN Art Exhibition

5 October @ 9:00 am - 31 October @ 3:00 pm

Welcome to the 2020 IAN Art Exhibition, a first for Rachinger Gallery. The Inclusive Arts Network is proud to be able to bring you this exhibition. This event is part of our network’s annual program where artists across Victoria are able to exhibit. We have been providing opportunities to exhibit since 2014 – this enables artists to be able to exhibit as part of a group showcase. Over the last six years we have exhibited artworks from 100’s of artists…

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Rachel Hine / Charlotte Thodey / Harry McEvoy

8 October - 1 November

Rachel Hine / Heard Not the Voice of a Bird “Australia doesn’t really have much of a history of European style tapestry weaving in a historical way. Our indigenous plant life was not rendered in the form of tapestry, unlike the plants of Europe. Mille fleur, the intense patterning of flowers and foliage, that were used as a horror vacui in the backgrounds of tapestries like The Lady and the Unicorn suite are unknown here in Australia. One of my hopes with this…

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Jazz Memories Live Stream

18 October - 25 October

‘Jazz Memories’ invites people from across Greater Geelong to share the story behind your favorite jazz song. In this performance, an acclaimed jazz ensemble will perform these songs and share your stories. To participate: Submit your story (video or written message) on our website callumwatson.com.au/geelongjazz before 7 October 2020 or SMS your story to 0490 112 986 (voice recording preferred). Jazz Memories’ will be streamed live on 18 October 2pm 2020 and replayed on 94.7 FM The Pulse on 25 October 2020…

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OZAsia Talks

20 October - 3 November

OZAsia Talks Join in online for a series of critical conversations chaired by OzAsia Festival Artistic Director, Annette Shun Wah. Artists from across Australia and Asia connect across borders to discuss the role of arts and culture – and the future of creativity and cultural engagement – in a society under near-constant threat of lockdown. 20 October – 3 November 2020 For more information, visit ozasiafestival.com.au

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Geelong Pride Film Festival Online

23 October - 3 November

Official trailer of the Geelong Pride Film Festival Online 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf8HAeiUAW4. Tickets on sale now including Festival Passes from $45 ($35 concession) A selection of feature films and short films from our 2020 program. https://gpff.ferve.tickets/Events Featuring Gay Chorus Deep South, Same But Different, Time & Again, Life Is Fine, The Curse Film, Fawzia Mirza’s I Know Her, Boldly Go, Kelly Short Film, Cocodrilo, After Midnight, Pretty Boy, Heaven and many more. GPFF is supported by Deakin University, City of Greater…

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Geelong Harmony Chorus – Sing Into Spring 6

25 October

Geelong Harmony Chorus – Sing Into Spring 6 (Subject to the lifting of  Covid-19 social restrictions) Geelong Harmony Chorus Seniors Special Geelong Harmony Chorus is back with their annual Sing into Spring show during Senior’s Week.  Geelong’s ever popular acapella women’s chorus will perform their trademark four part ringing harmonies in an afternoon packed with music and fun. Includes a sumptuous afternoon tea and fabulous raffles. Drinks can be purchased at the licensed bar.

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ONLINE – Artistic Resilience and ‘Making It’

29 October @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE – Artistic Resilience and ‘Making It’ Organised by Geelong Arts Centre. How do artists sustain their practice over the course of a career? Hear from Rachael Maza, Artistic Director of Ilbijerri Theatre, in this online Artists Accelerate speaker session. Take on Rachel’s learnings as she dives into her career, her work across a range of art forms and what ‘making it’ means to her. With an aim to support artists in building a pathway to professional artistic practice the…

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Colac Otway Arts Trail 2020 – Postponed

31 October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 30 June 2021 @ 4:00 pm

The Colac Otway Arts Trail 2020 has been postponed to a date in 2021. You can still participate, celebrate and visit the amazing artists of the Colac Otway Shire and their work on our virtual arts trail. How can you be involved? For Artists Photo or film your Studio Register for the Virtual Arts Trail  Here Tell Your friends For Art lovers Visit our Virtual Colac Otway Arts Trail Here  

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Spookfest 2020 at the Potato Shed

31 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tune into Potato Shed TV from 6pm Saturday 31 October when the Potato Shed presents the inaugural sensational COVID-19 safe Spookfest. Presented in partnership with local production company Bellarine AV, Spookfest will provide just the right amount of kooky-spookiness to get you into the Halloween spirit this year. Like its predecessor, Family Fun Day, Spookfest continues the magical tradition of involving the local community, albeit virtually, in an event that celebrates in all its imagination the arts on the Bellarine…

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November 2020

Ben Crawford / Tiel Seivl-Keevers

5 November - 29 November

Ben Crawford / Eighty Eight Miles Per Hour   “The idea for this show started with a memory: when I was a little boy in Ireland, I went to a forest with my older brother and some of his friends. A discarded jerrycan had been discovered with a little petrol left inside. Somebody thought to recreate the fire trails made by the DeLorean in the Back to the Future movies. The last drops of petrol were poured out in two lines…

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Morning Showtime – The Elvis Presley Story

10 November

Morning Showtime – The Elvis Presley Story (Subject to the lifting of  Covid-19 social restrictions) Elvis is in the building! Back by popular demand, The Elvis Presley Story returns to the Shed. This show tells the story of The King – told by Colin Mockett – enhanced by images and highlighted with his songs played and sung by All Shook Up! This show sold out fast last year, we recommend you book early. Tuesday morning at 10.30am Only $17 each…

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North Bellarine Film Festival

13 November - 15 November

North Bellarine Film Festival 2020 The North Bellarine Film Festival which is usually held at the Potato Shed in Drysdale will move online this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. It will be held from November 13 to 15 with quality films from around the world. The festival will open at 7:30 pm on November 13 and run all weekend. Films and ticket sales are at www.northbellarinefilmfestival.org

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ONLINE – Building Audiences For Your Work

19 November @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE – Building Audiences For Your Work Organised by Geelong Arts Centre. Join Matthew Kelly and Richard Higgins – a.k.a. The Listies – online for an Artists Accelerate speaker session. The comedic duo have grown a thriving creative practice across stage, screen and web. Hear their learnings such as how they have built audiences for their work, and what tools, tips & tricks they have for other independent artists. With an aim to support artists in building a pathway to…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival – Unconscious Bias & Cultural Respect in Non-Fiction

20 November @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival – Unconscious Bias & Cultural Respect in Non-Fiction Marsha Uppill and Sue Lawson Live 2.00pm-5.00pm AEDT Join First Nations cultural awareness educator and Director of Arranyinha, Marsha Uppill, and award-winning children’s and YA author of Freedom Ride and co-author of Nganga and the Our Place series, Sue Lawson, for an informative and enlightening journey of understanding that examines privilege, unconscious bias and cultural appropriation, and how to approach these issues in your writing. As Marsha…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Modern Feminism Riding The Wave

21 November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Modern Feminism Riding The Wave Live 10.00am-11.00am AEDT Suffragettes, bra-burners, #MeToo – there have been many waves of feminism. But what does it mean to be a feminist today? A lot has changed in the two decades since journalist and broadcaster Virginia Trioli published the first Generation F, and yet dismayingly her original text is just as relevant. Egyptian-born feminist writer Mona Eltahawy’s latest book The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is a…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: The Mutant Project Australian Launched

21 November @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: The Mutant Project Australian Launched Live 11.15am-12.15am AEDT  As scientists elsewhere start to catch up with China’s vast genetic research program, gene editing is fueling an innovation economy that threatens to widen racial and economic inequality. In doing so, it’s also raising questions about science, health, social justice and what makes an ethical and fair society. Join American anthropologist and Deakin University Associate Professor Eben Kirksey live from the US for the exclusive Australian launch…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: On Young Shoulders

21 November @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: On Young Shoulders Live 12.30pm-1.30pm AEDT Catastrophe, grief, heartbreak and betrayal. These are the raw emotions laid bare by young memoirists Shannon Molloy and writer and Director of the Wollongong Writers Festival, Chloe Higgins. Molloy’s Fourteen is a deeply personal story of a gay kid that faces a terrible year of torment, and survives. Higgins’ The Girls is a memoir of family, grief and sexuality that begins with an unimaginable tragedy. While autobiographies reflect on…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Becoming Older

21 November @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Becoming Older Live 1.45pm-2.45pm AEDT As we are living longer, what is it that we expect from our later years? How can we help our elderly loved ones reach safe harbour at the end of their lives, happy and living the best life possible? Join Jean Kittson (We Need to Talk About Mum and Dad) and Robert Dessaix (The Time of Our Lives) for an in-depth discussion of the practical and the philosophical implications of…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Moonlight

21 November @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Moonlight Live 3.00pm-4.00pm AEDT  A gay bush ranger with a love of poetry and guns. A grotesque hangman with a passion for flowers and gardening. A broken young man desperate for love and respect. In Moonlite Garry Linnell traces the tragic love story of George Scott (aka Captain Moonlite) and the bloody end of the bush rangers. The Geelong-raised, Walkley Award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author combines meticulously researched historical accounts with his own unique brand…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Us and Them Australia’s Relationship with America

21 November @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Us and Them Australia’s Relationship with America Live 4.15pm-5.15pm AEDT  Australia has long been tied to the United States by shared values. Recent times have seen an undeniable shift in the relationship, both politically and culturally. As the US faces challenges to its dominance as a world superpower, it needs this alliance more than ever. Join us for this panel discussion with Australian Foreign Affairs editor Jonathan Pearlman, demographer Liz Allen (The Future of Us),…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Climate Crisis

21 November @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Climate Crisis Live 5.30pm-6.30pm AEDT  For the people of the Pacific region, there is no denying climate change and its very real effects. The names of these island nations – Vanuatu, Fiji, Kiribati – may evoke images of white sandy beaches and palm trees, but the reality is these idyllic locations are facing rising sea levels, salinity, cyclones and pollution. Join author Tom Bamforth (The Rising Tide), documentary makers Joel Carnegie & Caleb Plumridge (Three…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Peter Cosgrove In Conversation

21 November @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Peter Cosgrove In Conversation Live 7.30pm-8.30pm AEDT General Sir Peter Cosgrove is one of Australia’s most significant public figures. In his new memoir, You Shouldn’t Have Joined… he gives incredible insight into the role and world of Australia’s Governor-General. He was there as two prime ministers were toppled by their own party. He was there through disasters both natural and man-made. He was there for world leaders, and for ordinary Australians. Remembered as much for…

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December 2020

POSTPONED : Pl@n B Christmas

1 December

Pl@n B Christmas (Subject to the lifting of  Covid-19 social restrictions – contact the Potato Shed 5221 1998 for updated information) Local legends Pl@n B will take you back to the 60’s and 70’s with some great rock and roll  hits and to finish out the year they will throw in a few Christmas surprises. 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…

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