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June 2018

One Spirit African Drumming & Dance Workshops, Interactive Performances and Kids Parties

24 June 2018 @ 8:00 am - 31 December 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Torquay-based cultural educators and performers, One Spirit African Drumming & Dance offer school incursions, staff team-building workshops, interactive performances and drumming workshops for kids parties throughout Victoria. Facilitated by Fredrick Kpakpo Addo, master drummer and dancer from Ghana in West Africa, we offer group drumming, singing and dancing classes and interactive performances, with traditional instruments for every participant, guaranteeing a thoroughly immersive cultural experience for students of all ages and abilities. For bookings or enquiries, please contact Dannielle Millard or…

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September 2018

Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

1 September @ 10:00 am - 25 November @ 5:00 pm

Elizabeth Gower is one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists with a career spanning forty years, and as a pioneering feminist artist who emerged in the 1970s, her work has had, and continues to have, an important impact on her peers and younger artists. Gower’s ingenious formal manipulation and transformation of materials is conditioned by her work’s exceptional conceptual rigour. Gower recycles and collages remnants of popular culture to create exquisite optical patterns and explore ideas of consumerism and consumption. Her work…

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Who’s who portrait prize

15 September - 18 November
2017 Who’s who portrait prize

Coinciding with the Geelong Gallery’s presentation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales‘ 2018 Archibald Prize, this student prize marks Jules Francois Archibald’s connection to Geelong and aims to encourage and inspire young artists to celebrate local or regional identities, their personal histories and achievements—through portraiture. Selected entries will be exhibited across Geelong including Geelong Gallery, Geelong Regional Libraries, Westfield Shopping Centre and more. Learn more

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2018 Archibald Prize

22 September - 18 November

First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been engaging art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many…

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October 2018

Talking art @ the Archibald Prize—Yvette Coppersmith

19 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet the 2018 Archibald Prizewinner, Yvette Coppersmith, in conversation with Geelong Gallery Director and CEO, Jason Smith. Have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the artist while enjoying the 2018 Archibald Prize exclusively after hours. Book now This is a fundraising event for Geelong Contemporary.

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FAMILY FUN DAY @ The Potato Shed

21 October @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Potato Shed’s Free Family Fun Day returns for it’s 10th anniversary! Live music featuring family favorites The Mik Maks. a pantomime, story telling, face painting, pony rides, a skate park, jumping castles and a variety of workshops. Bring a picnic basket or purchase food from the fantastic food vans. There will also be a special performance of ‘Super Amazing Giant Girl’, direct from SOLD OUT shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Castlemaine. A hilarious parable exploring the challenges of fitting in…

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2018 Archibald Prize: Creative conversation—A portrait of an artist

27 October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hear a selection of Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2018 Archibald Prize finalists and sitters under the spotlight in a Q&A format at The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. 2018 Archibald Prize finalists, Fiona McMonagle and Jonathan Dalton, join 2018 Archibald Prize sitter, Abdul Abdullah, moderated by Geelong Gallery Senior Curator, Lisa Sullivan. Book now

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November 2018

ART ON TIME – ART/CLOCK EXHIBITION

2 November - 4 November

It is back- for the 9th year ! This wonderful exhibition showcases 100 artworks and 100 clocks . It is held in the tranquil garden setting of our host and artist David Whittaker . This year , 3 artists will be displaying and selling their art : David Whittaker – watercolourss and pencil drawings Marg Bunting- oil paintings Mary Tegelaers- oil paintings and printmaking There will also be handmade cards and mini paintings for sale , with a percentage of…

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Little Creatures after dark—2018 Archibald Prize

16 November @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the final weekend of the 2018 Archibald Prize at Geelong Gallery after hours. Stop in at our Pop up café and bar and enjoy the intimacy of viewing the exhibition after dark. Purchase tickets

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CREATORS & CRAFT MARKET – BANNOCKBURN

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

The Bannockburn Arts and Crafts market, is for Local 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 on the Farmers market site, at the corner of High/Milton streets in Bannockburn, from 10.00am to…

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Geelong Theatre Awards @ The Potato Shed

25 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop of A Hat Productions presents – GEELONG THEATRE AWARDS NIGHT The second year of this glittering red-carpet event. Recognising excellence in our region’s theatrical productions, performers and performances during 2018. Organised and hosted by entertainmentgeelong.com the event will allow our region’s theatre community a rare opportunity to get together at their own glamour ceremony with surprise guests, entertainment – and 14 awards in categories from ‘best production’ and ‘best musical’ through to ‘most refreshing newcomer’. Cabaret performance – bring your culinary delights and purchase drinks from our…

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Madness, Mayhem & Mystery @ The Potato Shed

30 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bellarine Jongleurs Theatre Company Inc presents Madness, Mayhem & Mystery The Bellarine Jongleurs celebrate 30 years creating drama and theatre for the Bellarine. They invite all past present cast, crew and parents to be involved.

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January 2019

High Tea Launch

7 January 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Festival of Glass and Treasure Hunt High Tea Launch Join the Festival of Glass for its 2019 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 2019 Glass Art Treasure Hunt. Browse the Birds of the Bellarine Glass Art Exhibition. Book early as numbers…

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March 2019

Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series

2 March 2019 - 26 May 2019
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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