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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

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

15 May @ 9:00 am - 15 September @ 5:00 pm

Highlights of Geelong’s 20th Century Architecture in Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design. Exercise minds and bodies with a 20th Century Walking Tour Package developed by the Geelong and Region Branch of the National Trust (GRBNT). This Walk was intended to be a guided walk held during Design Week, cancelled due to COVID-19. However armed with the booklet showing some of the City’s 20th Century highlights, and with a set of walking guidelines, you can now choose your own time…

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Live solo jazz piano with Callum Watson

28 May - 27 August

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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POSTPONED – Rone in Geelong – Geelong Gallery Exhibition

30 May - 16 August

POSTPONED – Rone in Geelong – Geelong Gallery Exhibition   Over the last two decades, Geelong-born artist Rone has built an exceptional reputation for large-scale wall paintings and immersive installations that explore concepts of beauty and decay. Rone’s latest site-specific installation will transform Geelong Gallery’s rooms in response to the architecture and history of the building, and the Gallery’s collection. The first comprehensive survey of Rone’s career to date will also be presented, charting the artist’s practice from early stencil…

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June 2020

#NotTheSurfCoastArtsTrail presents PORTAL

1 June @ 8:00 am - 31 August @ 5:00 pm

In 2020, the Surf Coast Shire Council has pivoted the Surf Coast Arts Trail to an event that fits with current social distancing rules, and one that will provide social connection, collaboration and community engagement through creativity. In June, our series of free workshops Elevate will commence. Developed in response to the wants and needs of local creatives, Elevate will extend existing artistic practice and provide artists with the skills required in a socially distanced world. Sign up to these…

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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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Bellarine Jongleurs

13 August - 15 August

Bellarine Jongleurs The original residents of the shed the Bellarine Jongleurs will be presenting a great now family production in 2020 featuring young people aged 6 – 16. IMPORTANT DATES Thursday 13th August, 7.30pm Friday 14th August, 7.30pm Saturday 15th August, 2.00pm Theatre Seating

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Kasper Raglus / James Price / Christopher Jewitt / Cat Bailey / Michael McCafferty / Nina Rose Prendergast

13 August - 6 September

Kasper Raglus / Never Over “For this new series of paintings I wanted to continue my exploration of physical and mental space. Creating the work during such an uncertain time influenced the colours and structure.” Local painter and musician Kasper Raglus plays a long game. Ignoring external distractions, he has steadfastly continued to refine the formal elements and pictorial symbols that populate his own singular sphere of geometric abstraction. The signature linear and angular motifs Kasper has employed and explored…

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POSTPONED: Skin of Our Teeth Productions presents: HYSTERICA

13 August @ 5:00 pm - 16 August @ 8:00 pm

Skin of Our Teeth Productions presents: HYSTERICA A Series of Monologues About Women We’ve Never Heard of…  HYSTERIC is a performance of eight new monologues about women we’ve never heard of but should have. This special presentation incorporates performance, art installation and a community-inspired gathering of photographs and stories. Written, directed and performed by regional theatre-makers and proudly presented by award-winning Skin of Our Teeth Productions and proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong. Bookings are now open. Purchase…

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Arts and Culture: Who’s Responsibility Is It?

18 August @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Arts and Culture: Who’s Responsibility Is It? Join Moderator journalist Ashleigh Wilson and Panel Members Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, MAV President and Councillor Coral Ross, Artistic Director Jacob Boehme, Artists Casey Bennetto and Lisa Roet, and Philanthropist Graeme Wood who will discuss the crucial role governments, artists, community and the private sector collectively play in fostering a thriving arts and culture sector now and into the future. Register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/

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Simon Gleeson and Natalie O’Donnell: Live in your Lounge Room | #WhereCreativityMeetsAtHome Live

21 August @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As one of Australia’s leading musical theatre duos, Simon Gleeson and Natalie O’Donnell have starred in numerous musicals in Australia and the West End. Simon is known for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and Natalie most recently delighted audiences as Donna in Mamma Mia. Not only have they shared some of the nation’s most prestigious stages, they also share a life, two kids and a dog. The ‘In Your Living Room’ performance will see Geelong’s internationally acclaimed…

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22 August

WALLFLOWERING Wallflowering by award winning Australian playwright Peta Murray, revolves around the lives of Peg and Cliff Small, an ordinary, suburban, middle aged couple who were once prize-winning ballroom dancers. This delightfully amusing and poignant play about marriage, happiness and the pursuit of the perfect foxtrot, features action interspersed with world class ballroom dancing by a younger couple, who represent not only Peg and Cliff in their glory days, but also the older couple’s idealised view of themselves. Theatre Seating…

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BSC Production

27 August - 29 August

BSC Production After a sellout season last year, Bellarine Secondary College are proud to present it’s 2020 School Production. The show will be announced early 2020 and will showcase the incomparable talent of the students from years 7-12. IMPORTANT DATES Thursday 27th August, 7.30pm Friday 28th August, 7.30pm Saturday 29th August, 7.30pm Theatre Seating  

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Digital Communities- Arts Action Workshop (Online Delivery)

27 August @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Action Workshops Online

FREE  facilitated sessions to: connect and strengthen your networks; encourage you to be market ready; provide opportunities to broaden your reach; and gain new skills working collectively to expand your impact. Workshop #3 DIGITAL COMMUNITIES [for professional visual artists who want expanded market reach] To explore how connecting yourself effectively through digital links to the world, may provide new opportunities. Furthering links between your artwork and potential customers and strengthening community connections as a whole. Register now- https://popupart.com.au/goldenplains/

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Grant Writing workshop for the Arts, Music and Creative Industries

27 August @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Grant Writing workshop for the Arts, Music and Creative Industries Learn how to put together a strong funding application in this grant writing workshop run by Selene Bateman from Auspicious Arts Projects Inc. The workshop/s will go through step by step how to approach the application process. It will include how to approach applications strategically, how to prepare a balanced budget, what should be included in your support materials, and what sort of language to use in your application. Specifically…

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Bored in the house with Lash78 | #WhereCreativityMeetsAtHome Live

28 August @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lash78 won’t leave you with a dull moment on your Friday night! Combining the vocal talents of sisters Lauren and Sheridan Harvey, inspired by a wide range of artists, their unique Pop/Rock sound resonates with all ages. After the release of their debut EP ‘Who’ the girls have been taking the Australian music industry by storm, landing the top finalist position in the Good Things Music festival 2019 and with a list of supports under their belt like Thirsty Merc,…

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September 2020

Selby & Friends

4 September @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kathryn Selby piano Natalie Chee violin Julian Smiles cello Australian pianist Kathryn Selby created Selby & Friends in 2007 and her guest artists include many of the finest solo and ensemble performers from Australia and around the world. The series is widely considered “world class” and of “the highest possible level of performance” with many hailing Ms Selby as not only an “entrepreneurial force” but amongst the finest of Australian artists. She was awarded the AM as part of the…

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5 September

NEWK By Kieran Carroll Written by award-winning Melbourne playwright Kieran Carroll and performed by the star of recent hit film The Merger, Damian Callinan, NEWK (The John Newcombe Story) traces the life of the great Australian tennis champion of the 1960s and 70s. Set in 2014 at Newk’s 70th birthday, the show is a wonderfully moving portrait – both drama and comedy – of a man striving for success as the game goes into full colour in the 1970s and beyond. Don’t forget to…

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Morning Showtime – History of Music Hall

8 September

Morning Showtime – History of Music Hall My Old Man Said Follow The Van – straight to the Potato Shed where our historian/entertainer Colin Mockett will explain the history of Britain’s Old Time Music Hall. He’s helped, at enormous expense, by your very own entertainers Mr Ronald Sudden and the delectable Mistress Shirley Power. 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 the…

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Life drawing workshop (a virtual event)

10 September @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Geelong Gallery for a facilitated life drawing workshop hosted by The Art Room’s Erika Gofton—learn some strategies for working with the figure to imbue energy and volume in your drawings from this highly skilled artist and teacher. The class will provide an opportunity for like-minded adults to connect through art and in this time of uncertainty, turn to drawing as a way to relax and be mindful. Pencil and paper required, although if you have access to more materials…

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Talking art—in the studio with Cricket Saleh

17 September @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Geelong Contemporary for Talking art—in the studio with Geelong-artist, Cricket Saleh. A unique opportunity to visit the studio of a practising artist, this live Talking art session moderated by Senior Curator, Lisa Sullivan, will give participants the chance to go behind-the-scenes. Hear how Cricket has managed throughout the changing environment of COVID-19 and her insights on how the pandemic is affecting contemporary artists. Cricket Saleh’s work This Too Shall Pass (2018) was proposed at the 2019 Geelong Contemporary soirée and purchased through the support of the John Norman…

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3Triple2 School Holiday Event : How Much Can A Koala Bear

29 September - 2 October

3Triple2 School Holiday Event : How Much Can A Koala Bear Don’t miss our ever-popular school holiday shows, brought to life by Theatre 3Triple2 4 Kids. Great fun, great stories, colourful costumes and catchy tunes – and lots of audience participation – make for a great show, grab a colouring comp…. An adventurous tale which sees 4 Koalas embark on a journey to save their town. Along the way they face choices and challenges and learn ways to deal with…

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Geelong’s Best KID Busker 2020 – Rescheduled until later in 2020 – Applications still now OPEN

29 September @ 12:00 pm - 9 October @ 3:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition – 2020 Heats – Rescheduled until later in 2020 Finals – Rescheduled until later in 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  perform and…

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October 2020

Aussie Golden Boys of Rock

3 October

Aussie Golden Boys of Rock Lucky Starr and Roland Storm Australia’s favourite Rock Celebrities, together with Sydney’s most famous Piano Man John Watson and his band pack a punch in this fun filled rock and roll show. Lucky and Roland have performed all over the world and Australia to sell-out concerts in theatres and clubs.  John Watson, founder and performer at Sydney’s famous Piano Bar, join forces with Lucky and Roland to take this show to another level of entertainment. Limited Cabaret Seating …

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The Jeannie Little Show

4 October

The Jeannie Little Show By Kieran Carroll Gold Logie winner, Jeanne Little, rose to prominence in the 70s with regular appearances on The Mike Walsh Show. From TV shows, to starring in the hit musical Jerry Girls, to singing for Princess Diana and Prince Charles at the Sydney Opera House, to worldwide touring shows playing Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe, Jeanne Little’s contribution to Australian entertainment is immeasurable. This high energy show has a fantastic batch of hit songs from…

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Morning Showtime – Songs of Swinging Britain with the Drop of a Hat Band

6 October

Morning Showtime – Songs of Swinging Britain with the Drop of a Hat Band We’re going back in time to London in the 1960s – when England was swinging to the sounds of a new wave of pop music. The show is narrated by Colin with music from favourite group The Drop of a Hat Band. Tuesday morning at 10.30am Only $17 each Ticket   –  Group Discounts Available  Please call the box office to arrange a group booking or to…

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Grand Hotel

11 October

Grand Hotel Where to spend a fashionable weekend in New York City in the 1930’s? The Wonderful Waldorf Astoria of course!  Be elegantly serenaded at high tea with Cole Porter on The Cocktail Terrace, dine and dance with George Gershwin and Irving Berlin on the Starlight Roof then jazz it up with Fats Waller and his syncopated sass in the late night lounge.  Join Hilary Henshaw and Will Conyers as they celebrate the unforgettable melodies that filled the largest hotel…

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