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November 2019

Abstract Painting – Stephen Bram Exhibition

23 November 2019 - 23 February 2020

Abstract Painting – Stephen Bram Exhibition Stephen Bram began exhibiting his work in the mid-1980s and has achieved a reputation as one of Australia’s most accomplished contemporary artists. He is critically acclaimed for highly refined paintings, large-scale wall drawings, and architectural environments that he has produced and exhibited in galleries around the world. Bram’s long engagement with abstraction takes, for him, a radical new direction in Geelong Gallery’s Australian premiere of a new series of mesmerising black and white paintings…

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December 2019

55th Wildlife Photography of the Year Exhibition

21 December 2019 @ 9:30 am - 26 April 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Wildlife Photography of the Year Returning to the National Wool Museum for another season! The fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species, exhibited on 100 stunning light box displays. Go deeper and discover the surprising – and often challenging – stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis. A panel…

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January 2020

Sara Paxton Exhibition “Summer Spirit”

4 January @ 10:00 am - 2 February @ 5:00 pm

Sara Paxton Exhibition “Summer Spirit” January 4th – February 2nd. View Sara Paxton latest exhibition held at the Eagle’s Nest Gallery. Sara’s vibrant treatment of subject matter using vivid colour and contemporary form gives her paintings a unique, expressive style. Born in the UK and growing up in an artistic and creative family environment, she chose painting as her medium. She moved to Sydney in her early twenties where she continued to study and develop her individual style. She currently…

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Treasure Hunt 2020

6 January - 17 February

Treasure Hunt Look for tiny glass treasures hidden around businesses in Drysdale and Portarlington from 6 January 2020 to 16 February 2020. Spot them and receive a stamp on your entry form. Entry forms are available from participating businesses. Collect 10 stamps and you can enter the draw for Glass Art Prizes at the 2020 Festival of Glass Expo (16th February 2020, Christian College Stadium Drysdale). For more information re the Treasure Hunt, visit the Festival of Glass website: www.festivalofglass.net.au

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Metropolis Summer Salon

10 January @ 9:00 am - 2 February @ 4:00 pm

Metropolis Gallery kicks off the New Year with a bumper summer show, giving a contemporary twist to the 18th Century ‘salon-style’ exhibition – an eclectic mix of works by many artists represented at the gallery. You can find large and small paintings, edition prints, art glass, ceramic sculpture and jewellery. And to add to the mix there’s a fine selection of collectable prints available by artists like Rick Amor, Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Graham Fransella, David Larwill, Lionel Lindsay, Marco…

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LOOK > SEE.. Kim Doherty… Contemporary Textiles & Mixed Media Works

11 January @ 2:00 pm - 26 January @ 5:00 pm

KIM DOHERTY’S passion for all things textile & textile techniques, along with exploring the capabilities of different materials using these techniques, is boundless. Kim has a very diverse practice.  In this exhibition you will see:- Her signature, award-winning, scarves made from extremely fine yarns….. Works of art for your interior spaces, a favourite being mixed media works on various backgrounds, often incorporating her own photography printed onto metal, as well has using hand-knitted and hand-woven wire and other materials….. Jewellery…

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They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

13 January @ 9:00 am - 8 February @ 2:00 pm

Developed by Behind the Wire, They Cannot Take the Sky traverses refugees’ lived experience of immigration detention through a range of mediums including short films, photographic portraits and text. Behind the Wire works with men, women and children who have sought asylum in our community and who experienced mandatory detention in Australia, Papua New Guinea or Nauru. They Cannot Take the Sky is the first touring exhibition to come to the Rachinger and is supported by Creative Victoria and Road…

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2020 Summer Musical MamaMia

17 January - 2 February

2020 Summer Musical MamaMia Footlight Productions are excited to announce their 2020 summer musical. More than 60 million people all around the globe have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical. Now Geelong audiences have the opportunity to see this musical sensation at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre in January/February 2020. Told through the legendary music of ABBA, MAMMA MIA! is set on a Greek island and centres on Sophie,…

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The Blues Train Saturday 25 January 2020

25 January @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Roll on up and book your tickets now for the legendary Blues Train’s 26th season shows. Saturday 25 January has a stellar line-up featuring Shoeshine Mick Dog Ezra Lee Trio and the Sammy Owen Blues Band. January is a perfect time to be ridin’ the rails, as you watch the sun set over Swan Bay following a delectable meal prepared by local food provodores Bellarine Catering On Australia Day Weekend Saturday 25 January, you will be in the running to…

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February 2020

Paul Margocsy – Art Workshop – Australian Wildlife

1 February - 2 February

PAUL MARGOCSY – AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE ARTIST – Two day  ART WORKSHOP We are fortunate to have Paul Margocsy facilitate this workshop and share his tips and skills in how to use watercolor, gouche and airbrushing to create beautiful wildlife paintings.  The techniques that Paul will share with you will enable you to not only paint feathers and fur, but to paint attitude and character within your subject. It’s a fun course and a weekend workshop gives you time to learn how…

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The Masterclass Series – Wildlife & Nature Photography with Doug Gimesy

1 February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Masterclass Series- Wildlife & Nature Photography with Doug Gimesy Internationally acclaimed conservationist and wildlife photographer Doug Gimesy will guide you through an interactive masterclass – exclusive for photographers. Receive valuable feedback on your images and leave with a better understanding of what to consider when trying to capture memorable wildlife/nature photographs. For participants, prior understanding of camera use required (see below for more details). There are no prerequisites for observers Maximum 12 participants. Maximum 10 observers. Participants need to…

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Reduction Lino Print Demonstration – Pip Williams

1 February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Demonstration Series – FEBRUARY 1ST 2020 During this session Pip will take you through a demonstration of the reduction technique of hand printing in lino from the workshop at Artisans of Australia in Drysdale. This technique uses one block, as opposed to several, and through its very nature creates limited edition prints that are completely unique every time. This demonstration has limited spaces, creating an intimate event with Pip where you will gain first hand experience with a highly acclaimed…

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Weaving Workshop with Adrienne Kneebone – Baby Rattle

2 February @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Spend a few hours with Adrienne Kneebone crafting a gorgeous baby rattle for gifting or for your very own bub! All materials including red hot poker leaves, dianella and raffia will be provided. Enjoy a mindful session learning new contemporary weaving techniques! Please note: this workshop will be held upstairs in the mezzanine. Unfortunately, this area is only accessible by staircase. Refund Policy Please note that the ticket price is non-refundable but tickets are transferable. If you are unable to…

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Geelong Gallery In Conversation – Raymond Arnold & Lisa Sullivan

6 February @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Geelong Gallery In Conversation – Raymond Arnold & Lisa Sullivan Join Senior Curator, Lisa Sullivan in conversation with renowned Australian printmaker, Ray Arnold whose monumental 8-sheet etching Elsewhere world (Final consolidated A–H) (2018) has recently been acquired by the Gallery through the generous support of the Colin Holden Charitable Trust. Arnold’s enduring fascination with the Australian landscape, mastery of the print medium and representation in the Gallery’s collection will be explored.   This event is proudly supported by the Colin…

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ICARUS: AN OVERVIEW

10 February @ 9:00 am - 7 March @ 2:00 pm

Before Christ, a Roman named Ovid wrote an epic poem called Metamorphoses, in book VIII of which a man named Daedalus and his son Icarus, determined to escape their exile on the island of Crete, made wings from feathers and bees wax, and flew away across the Mediterranean Sea. Alas, it ended badly for them. But imagine what it must have been like being the first people to see the world from above. Getting that incredibly different perspective of the…

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Geelong’s Best Busker 2020 – Geelong CBD

11 February @ 12:00 pm - 21 February @ 3:00 pm

>>>Geelong’s Best Busker 2020<<< To Enter:   Email   stevethew@ymail.com An Event in the CBD of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It will be held over three days in the summer of Feb 2020. Dates: Tue 11th Feb 2020 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…

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Workshop: Writing Labels & Exhibition Text (Introductory level)

12 February @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Content suitable for members of Historical Societies, Museum volunteers, those drafting or presenting interpretive text… This workshop focuses on preparing text for interpretive panels and labels. Participants will learn the art of preparing succinct labels without compromising curatorial intent. The workshop includes a hands on component and participants will also explore a variety of affordable physical mediums for preparing and producing labels. Presented by Golden Plains Shire Council in partnership with the Victorian Branch of Australian Museum and Galleries Association.

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Twilight Flames: glass weaving and sculpting spectacular

15 February @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Internationally renowned Venetian master glass blower Mauro Bonaventura will light up his torch at The Range @ Curlewis to sculpt pieces of stunning glass art. Mauro is known for his spectacular life-sized woven glass art human figures, stunning glass spheres and beautifully elegant solid figurines of horses and human figures. Be entranced as you watch him pull strands of hot glass and weave them into shapes that surprise and intrigue. There will be a commentary by a local glass artist…

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All Ford Day !

16 February

AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST FORD VEHICLE DISPLAY IS ON AGAIN! All Ford Day is back again marking the 29th Year ! Join in on the fun this February ! Display your pride and joy or compete for a trophy at the largest single-make car exhibition in Australia. All Ford and Ford-powered vehicles are welcome, especially those from this year’s featured era; the 80’s! Come and celebrate a decade where Ford dominated design trends and set the standard for modern driving. Open to clubs…

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Festival of Glass Expo

16 February @ 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 Artist in Residence: Mauro Bonaventura. Try-it-yourself sessions Treasure Hunt activities and prize draws. Pick your prize out of…

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Music in the Courtyard – ft. Wayne Jury and Justin Brady

16 February @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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WAYNE JURY & JUSTIN BRADY Playing as part of our Music in the Courtyard Series, The Studio@54 (located at 54 Grubb Road, Ocean Grove) is proud to present these two talented musicians for our February gig. Singing the blues with a guitar and a passion, he’s all grass roots and heart, but Wayne Jury is more than blues. Together with Justin Brady – well known multi-instrumentalist for ARIA Award winning band Things of Stone and Wood, they create a melodic,…

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Double Delicious at Geelong Arts Centre

19 February @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Double Delicious is a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience from the creators of the critically acclaimed 2014 Sydney Festival hit, The Serpent’s Table. Five stellar storyteller-cooks share the secrets behind the dishes that have proved significant in their lives. Join cooking legend Elizabeth Chong, writer and media personality Benjamin Law, kim chi specialist Heather Jeong, performance maker Valerie Berry and choreographer and dancer Raghav Handa as they reveal intimate glimpses into their lives in an immersive performance that will tantalise all…

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Double Delicious at Geelong Arts Centre

20 February @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Double Delicious is a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience from the creators of the critically acclaimed 2014 Sydney Festival hit, The Serpent’s Table. Five stellar storyteller-cooks share the secrets behind the dishes that have proved significant in their lives. Join cooking legend Elizabeth Chong, writer and media personality Benjamin Law, kim chi specialist Heather Jeong, performance maker Valerie Berry and choreographer and dancer Raghav Handa as they reveal intimate glimpses into their lives in an immersive performance that will tantalise all the…

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Double Delicious at Geelong Arts Centre

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

Double Delicious is a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience from the creators of the critically acclaimed 2014 Sydney Festival hit, The Serpent’s Table. Five stellar storyteller-cooks share the secrets behind the dishes that have proved significant in their lives. Join cooking legend Elizabeth Chong, writer and media personality Benjamin Law, kim chi specialist Heather Jeong, performance maker Valerie Berry and choreographer and dancer Raghav Handa as they reveal intimate glimpses into their lives in an immersive performance that will tantalise all…

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Double Delicious at Geelong Arts Centre

21 February @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Double Delicious is a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience from the creators of the critically acclaimed 2014 Sydney Festival hit, The Serpent’s Table. Five stellar storyteller-cooks share the secrets behind the dishes that have proved significant in their lives. Join cooking legend Elizabeth Chong, writer and media personality Benjamin Law, kim chi specialist Heather Jeong, performance maker Valerie Berry and choreographer and dancer Raghav Handa as they reveal intimate glimpses into their lives in an immersive performance that will tantalise all…

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Double Delicious at Geelong Arts Centre

21 February @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Double Delicious is a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience from the creators of the critically acclaimed 2014 Sydney Festival hit, The Serpent’s Table. Five stellar storyteller-cooks share the secrets behind the dishes that have proved significant in their lives. Join cooking legend Elizabeth Chong, writer and media personality Benjamin Law, kim chi specialist Heather Jeong, performance maker Valerie Berry and choreographer and dancer Raghav Handa as they reveal intimate glimpses into their lives in an immersive performance that will tantalise all…

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Drawing Children – Art workshop with Shay Downer

22 February

Artist Shay Downer is also an experienced teacher who has held workshop at The Studio@54 previously and they are always very popular.  Mixing her casual, friendly attitude, with clear specific skills and lots of support, it is constantly amazing to see what participants can produce in their time in class.  Many students who have worked with Shay continue to return to develop and expand their skills. This workshop adds a new dimension.  Different to drawing adults, because of the unique…

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Double Delicious at Geelong Arts Centre

22 February @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Double Delicious is a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience from the creators of the critically acclaimed 2014 Sydney Festival hit, The Serpent’s Table. Five stellar storyteller-cooks share the secrets behind the dishes that have proved significant in their lives. Join cooking legend Elizabeth Chong, writer and media personality Benjamin Law, kim chi specialist Heather Jeong, performance maker Valerie Berry and choreographer and dancer Raghav Handa as they reveal intimate glimpses into their lives in an immersive performance that will tantalise all…

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Geelong Symphony Orchestra – Celebrating Beethoven

22 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Emily Sun Violin Richard Davis Conductor Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major Op.61 Symphony No.5 in C minor Op.67 2020 is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and the entire planet will be celebrating. Ludwig van is arguably the most well known of all composers and audiences are still enthralled by the range and vision of his music. These major works by Beethoven are pinnacles of symphonic and concerto form and sound as vibrant and compelling as the day they…

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Double Delicious at Geelong Arts Centre

22 February @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Double Delicious is a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience from the creators of the critically acclaimed 2014 Sydney Festival hit, The Serpent’s Table. Five stellar storyteller-cooks share the secrets behind the dishes that have proved significant in their lives. Join cooking legend Elizabeth Chong, writer and media personality Benjamin Law, kim chi specialist Heather Jeong, performance maker Valerie Berry and choreographer and dancer Raghav Handa as they reveal intimate glimpses into their lives in an immersive performance that will tantalise all…

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