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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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July 2018

My Geelong—our Gallery

28 July - 9 September

The second biennial exhibition, My Geelong—our Gallery reveals the artistic riches of Geelong Gallery, a collection owned by the people of Geelong. Twenty diverse members of the Greater Geelong community are invited to meet Gallery Director Jason Smith and select a favourite work of art. 2018 participants include Igni restaurant owner and chef, Aaron Turner, Geelong Football Club captain, Joel Selwood, local Aboriginal leader, Norm Jurrawaa Stanley, primary school student, Alyssa Taylor and City of Greater Geelong Mayor, Bruce Harwood. The participants’ collective choices are exhibited in this…

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August 2018

Sempre Sempre – Jan + Geo. Francis Retrospective

8 August @ 11:00 am - 1 September @ 4:00 pm

Last year in 2017 two wonderful milestones were reached for Jan and Geo Francis of Moongate Studios.  Firstly it was their Golden Wedding Anniversary in April, and in October this dynamic duo was recognised in Piedmont Italy with a Medaglia Mauriziana for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.   It was time to celebrate this creative sojourn of 5 decades with SEMPRE SEMPRE……a Retrospective Exhibition of their artwork. Italian for always always, it seemed an appropriate title as Moongate Studios has…

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Lorne Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA)

30 August @ 7:00 pm - 2 September @ 9:00 pm

The Lorne Festival of Performing Arts returns Thursday 30 August to Sunday 2 September with cabaret, music, magic, comedy and more.  Visit the website to stay in touch. A great weekend to get way and be entertained in Lorne on the Great Ocean Road  

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September 2018

Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

1 September - 25 November

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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World Class Art at the Tate Modern – Mr Ian Swankie – Adfas September Lecture

10 September @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

10th September Lecture World Class Art at the Tate Modern – Mr Ian Swankie Housed in a converted power station, the Tate Modern quickly became the world’s most visited modern art museum. This talk looks at the building, with its mixture of industrial and sleek new architecture, then moves inside to experience the best of the collection. Some works are profound, some are witty, some are whacky, but they all have a place. Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong Inc. (Registration number: A0024034Y…

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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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Floortalk: Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

15 September @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Elizabeth Gower, for a guided tour exploring Cuttings. Gain insight into Gower’s artistic practice and creative process, spanning forty years, as a pioneering feminist artist who emerged in the 1970s.

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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

Sun Bear Children’s Festival #5

13 October @ 5:30 pm - 14 October @ 3:00 pm

The family wildlife, Sun Bear Children’s Festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year!! We have found an exciting new location that’ll foster a deeper connection for the whole family to our local natural environment —the Anglesea Shark Park— located next to the river mouth and with access to the dunes and beach. Our activities will now be even more nature-based and community-focussed! And to make this celebration even more special, we have added a Twilight Program the night before…

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2018 Archibald Prize: Creative conversation—White Night Geelong

13 October @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2018 Archibald Prize finalist, Sally Ross and sitters, Will Huxley and Garrett Huxley for an intimate conversation sharing the mysterious potential of art with ABC Breakfast presenter, Jacinta Parsons. This event will be followed by a special performance by The Huxleys. Book now This event is part of White Night Geelong—a city reimagined.

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – Chloe Sayer – Adfas 15 October Lecture

15 October @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

15th October Lecture Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – Chloe Sayer Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera have iconic status in Mexico. The Mexican Revolution of 1910 swept away the old régime and banished European influence in the arts. Kahlo and Rivera, in their different ways, helped to shape the cultural identity of twentieth-century Mexico. Together they made Mexico a magnet for the rest of the world. Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong Inc. (Registration number: A0024034Y / ABN: 860 1740…

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Carrick Hill: A Collection to Live In – Mr Richard Heathcote – Adfas 12 November Lecture (and AGM)

15 October @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

12th November AGM and Lecture  Carrick Hill: A Collection to Live In – Mr Richard Heathcote Created in the mid-1930s, Carrick Hill in the Adelaide foothills, contains the oldest interior in Australia and the most significant collection of British modern art in the country. *   Note that November has is no morning lecture Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong Inc. (Registration number: A0024034Y / ABN: 860 1740 4297) Geelong Inc. is a non-profit organisation that aims to foster increasing interest…

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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

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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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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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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