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June 2019

ARTIST TALK BY CROSSXPOLLINATION 2019 FEATURE ARTIST ERICA GRAY

29 June 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Queensland-based Erica Gray’s life.e.quatic is inspired by the complex structures, vivid colours and intricate patterns of marine life. She has used plastic 3D-printer filament manually extruded from a 3D pen to create a vividly coloured collection of threedimensional sea creatures. Join Erica as she talks about the messages behind her work, and delves deeper into the techniques she uses. Includes complimentary tea & coffee RSVP: By Wednesday 26 June to copacc@colacotway.vic.gov.au or 5232 9418

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July 2019

BUSY BEES – A SCHOOL HOLIDAY FIBRE ART WORKSHOP WITH VERONICA PHILLIPS

2 July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trees need bees…and so do we! The pollination services provided by bees are vital for humankind’s survival. They pollinate the plants that produce fruits, berries, nuts, seeds, roots and leaves that we eat. In this special school holiday activity, local environmental artist Veronica Phillips will help children make the connection between bees, the environment they live in and the food that they eat. Then, it’s time to get crafty, creating needle-felted bees using wool supplied from CrossXpollinatioN sponsor Tarndie. RSVP:…

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MODERN MACRAMÉ WORKSHOP WITH CHRISSY LORICCO

6 July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn the beautiful craft of macramé whilst having fun in a small, friendly class environment led by Colac fibre artist Chrissy LoRicco of WallKnots Macramé Co. If you can tie your shoe laces you can macramé! Each workshop is suitable for beginners and will teach you the skills for creating this 1970s craft, but with a modern look and feel. You will learn the three basic knots needed to create a beautiful wall hanging and a variety of different knotting…

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MODERN MACRAMÉ WORKSHOP WITH CHRISSY LORICCO

7 July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn the beautiful craft of macramé whilst having fun in a small, friendly class environment led by Colac fibre artist Chrissy LoRicco of WallKnots Macramé Co. If you can tie your shoe laces you can macramé! Each workshop is suitable for beginners and will teach you the skills for creating this 1970s craft, but with a modern look and feel. You will learn the three basic knots needed to create a beautiful wall hanging and a variety of different knotting…

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TARNDIE INDIGO DYE DEMONSTRATION

7 July 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

See the magic of natural indigo dye turn Polwarth wool green and then blue in front of your eyes. Using age old techniques and natural ingredients, the Tarndie dyers are able to create a range of colourfast blue shades for woolcrafters to knit and crochet into beautiful warm garments.

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TARNDIE INDIGO DYE DEMONSTRATION

7 July 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

See the magic of natural indigo dye turn Polwarth wool green and then blue in front of your eyes. Using age old techniques and natural ingredients, the Tarndie dyers are able to create a range of colourfast blue shades for woolcrafters to knit and crochet into beautiful warm garments.

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TARNDIE INDIGO DYE DEMONSTRATION

13 July 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

See the magic of natural indigo dye turn Polwarth wool green and then blue in front of your eyes. Using age old techniques and natural ingredients, the Tarndie dyers are able to create a range of colourfast blue shades for woolcrafters to knit and crochet into beautiful warm garments.

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TARNDIE INDIGO DYE DEMONSTRATION

13 July 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

See the magic of natural indigo dye turn Polwarth wool green and then blue in front of your eyes. Using age old techniques and natural ingredients, the Tarndie dyers are able to create a range of colourfast blue shades for woolcrafters to knit and crochet into beautiful warm garments.

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BAG MAKING WORKSHOP WITH NICOLA CERINI

14 July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Please arrive at 9.30am if you are bringing your own sewing machine. Handbags can’t change the world…but the women who carry them can. We transport our lives around in our handbags – this is an opportunity to create your own carry-all that is beautiful, bespoke and practical. Join CrossXpollinatioN feature artist Nicola Cerini and a bunch of other bag making enthusiasts for an afternoon of fun, creating a simple but beautiful cloth tote bag with seatbelt webbing straps, lining, pocket…

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WOOLCRAFTERS’ SUNDAY SESSION

14 July 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring along your own woolcraft project to join with others in spinning, knitting, crochet and needle felting by the wood fire in historic Tarndwarncoort Homestead. Or purchase yarn and patterns from the Tarndie Woolshop to get started.

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ARTIST TALK BY NICOLA CERINI

14 July 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CrossXpollinatioN feature artist Nicola Cerini grew up in a landscape dominated by an ancient volcano, Tower Hill, and her childhood experiences immersed in the Australian bush are ever present in her artwork. Join Nicola as she talks about her creative inspirations, and the methods she has used to create Analog to Digital, a collection of screen and digitally printed fabrics created especially for CrossXpollinatioN. RSVP: By Monday 8 July to copacc@colacotway.vic.gov.au or 5232 9418.

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SOUTH WEST TAFE COMMUNITY CONNEXIONS DAY

17 July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Take a journey in creativity and learn a new skill as part of South West TAFE’s Community ConneXions Day. Work alongside South West TAFE textile students and local artists from the Makers’ Space who will guide you in the creation of a new takehome project in felting, hand stitching or drawing. Suitable for all ages and skill levels. Stay for an hour or stay the whole day.

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Wilbur Wilde: Saxlife!

24 July 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

For members of the Hey Hey It’s Saturday generations, Wilbur Wilde is a friend. For 16 years, we invited him and the rollicking Hey Hey cast into our lounge rooms every Saturday night during a golden era of Australian television. Having had success with two mighty Oz rock bands including Ol’55, and Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, the variety and musical leanings of Hey Hey suited Willy to the core. Some of the stories and popular music along the…

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August 2019

Help shape what’s next for Victoria’s creative industries

14 August 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

To our creative industries colleagues and supporters, The Victorian Government is seeking views from across the state’s creative community to inform its next four-year creative industries strategy, for the period 2020-2024. All Victorians, whatever their connection to the creative sector, are invited to contribute their insights and ideas relating to the issues, challenges and opportunities ahead for Victoria’s creative industries. Geelong Performing Arts Centre and the City of Greater Geelong will make a formal submission to the strategy development process,…

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September 2019

“Reflections of You” Kim Doherty @ The Papermill Gallery

6 September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 13 October 2019 @ 4:00 pm

The Papermill Gallery is hosting an exhibition of Textile Artist, Kim Doherty’s beautiful and creative work. About her work, Kim says:- In my extremely diverse practice, I am constantly teasing out new ideas, and employing new and various materials, in the pursuit of what Textile Art is, and can be. Using materials such as wire, metal and monofilament, with textile techniques such as weaving, knitting, knotting and coiling, is a particular passion;  putting a contemporary spin on what is essentially…

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LAURIDSEN THE MYSTIC – Tudor Choristers

15 September 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Tudor Choristers, directed by Dr Kathleen McGuire, will present a program of Morten Lauridsen‘s exciting sacred music. Imbued with Greek modes and Gregorian plainchant, in contemporary yet highly accessible settings, Morten Lauridsen’s breathtaking music appeals to all lovers of choral music. His music left audience members in awe when Tudor Choristers performed some of his works in the past two years. As such, by popular demand, Tudor Choristers presents an entire program of sacred works composed by the award-winning…

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October 2019

Cheek to Cheek

23 October 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Cheek to Cheek is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the romance, the glamour and the elegance of Hollywood’s most iconic song and dance partnerships – the immortal Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It features some of the most electric dance sequences ever conceived for film. Cheek to Cheek is a rare chance to see the flair and skill of the two Silver Screen legends recreated live on stage by two of Australia’s brightest young music theatre performers – Ross Hannaford…

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November 2019

Distant Voices: Paintings by Karen Redlich

2 November 2019 @ 11:00 am - 30 November 2019 @ 4:00 pm

A solo exhibition of Acrylic Paintings by Illustrator and Designer Karen Redlich. Karen’s works are inspired by her travels to archaeological sites in Scotland and Ireland, where she picked up many folk stories and myths from her guides. Karen’s paintings tell the evocative  story of various figures from legend and history. Even though who or what they once were has been blurred by antiquity, their voices echo down to us from the distant past.

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KEYS TO HEAVEN – Australian Chamber Choir

3 November 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Australian Chamber Choir, directed by Douglas Lawrence will perform well known choral favourites. Program Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525-94) – Motet Tu es Petrus (1572) Josquin des Prez (c.1450-1521) – Ave Maria Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Missa Aeterna Christi Munera Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652) – Miserere Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) – O magnum mysterium Luca Marenzio (1553/4–99) – Three Madrigals Gregorio Allegri – Christus resurgens   Tickets from www.Auschoir.org

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CESAR FRANCK AND HIS STUDENTS – Windfire Chamber Choir

22 November 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Windfire Chamber Choir, conducted by Rick Prakhoff will perform works by Cesar Franck, Chausson, Duparc, Ropartz, Lekeu and Vierne. The rarely heard Mass in A, Op.12 by Cesar Franck in his revised version featuring solo harp, cello, organ and solo soprano will be the main choral item. You may like to listen to an example below from this Mass. Soloists will be Teresa Duddy – soprano, Tom Healey – baritone, Jacinta Dennett – harp, Timmothy Oborne – cello, Sonoka…

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December 2019

Christmas with Denise Drysdale

4 December 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

It’s going to be a cracker of a Christmas at COPACC when singing-dancing dynamo Denise Drysdale takes to the stage. Denise will put the jingle in your bells with a collection of Christmas classics plus some of her all-time favourite songs such as ‘Hey Paula’, ‘Wonderful World’, ‘Look At Us’ and ‘Personality’. Denise’s television career has been amazing starting as a young girl on Kommotion, The Go Show and guesting on many major television shows including In Melbourne Tonight and…

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January 2020

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

11 January 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 26 January 2020 @ 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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February 2020

Paul Margocsy – Art Workshop – Australian Wildlife

1 February 2020 - 2 February 2020

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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April 2020

Geelong Pride Film Festival – 2020

2 April 2020 @ 11:00 am - 5 April 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Geelong Pride Film Festival

The 3rd Geelong Pride Film Festival will be held at Courthouse Youth Arts and the Pivotonian Cinema from 2nd – 5th April 2020. The Geelong Pride Film Festival (GPFF) in a volunteer-run LGBTIQ+ film festival that screens contemporary and classic LGBTIQ+ themed films for the whole community. In addition to the annual festival Geelong Pride Film hosts special one-off screenings throughout the year. Opening night of the GPFF in 2020 will be at Courthouse Youth Arts on Thursday 2nd of…

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September 2020

Free Grant Writing Workshop

3 September 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grant Writing Workshops for Geelong Creatives

Free Grant Writing Workshop – Arts, Music and Creative Industries The City of Greater Geelong, through the Arts & Culture Department, are offering a free grant-writing workshop for people working in the creative and cultural 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 workshops will go through step by step how to approach the application process. It will include: how to approach applications strategically how to…

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October 2020

Creating Community / Hyper-Local Programming

15 October 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Darwin Festival’s Artistic Director Felix Preval and Program Producer Vanessa Wright online for the first free online Geelong Arts Centre Creative Engine, Artists Accelerate online personal development session. This series of inspirational professional development sessions has been specifically created for artists looking for efficient, effective and engaging ways to further develop their skills from like-minded industry leaders. Wind down your working day as they talk about the role of the festival in creating community, how COVID provided an opportunity…

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Geelong Pride Film Festival Online

23 October 2020 - 3 November 2020

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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ONLINE – Artistic Resilience and ‘Making It’

29 October 2020 @ 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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Spookfest 2020 at the Potato Shed

31 October 2020 @ 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

GUFF20 – Geelong Underground Film Festival

28 November 2020 - 29 November 2020

The festival’s aim is to provide quality films to our festival audience with attention to films which address political, challenging, provoking, disruptive, and rebellious natures which hold particular attention to the craft of performance, cinematography, sound and score, and editing. Due to COVID-19, this years festival will be 100% online.  Tickets on sale at https://www.gbiennale.com/ (available from 29 October until 29 November) Sessions included are 3x Feature Films, Retrospective of Richard Grant, 2x Short Film Sessions, Documentary Session, Music Video…

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