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February 2021

Virtural Expo 2021

21 February - 21 May

Festival of Glass Virtual Expo 2021 In the light of Covid-19 uncertainties and restrictions the 2021 Expo is going virtual and will be online. Instead of just a single day event the Virtual Expo in 2021 will run for a number of weeks, launching on the 21 February 2021. Expo visitors can browse and buy from ‘virtual store fronts’ for jewellery, sculptures and homewares. Visit the Festival of Glass website for more information: www.festivalofglass.net.au

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March 2021

COVID-19 Wearable Art Installation at The Papermill Gallery

11 March - 18 March

  This project has evolved through the pandemic as an exploration of isolation, control and social distancing. We have all been thrown into a world turned upside down, confronted with issues of safety, survival and resilience; what was predictable and solid has now become a series of constantly changing circumstances. Through this we have had to find our way, create a new path, negotiating everyday events , social interactions and living with strict regimes in our rules of engagement. I…

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Event host applications open for Geelong Design Week 2021

18 March - 28 March

The City of Greater Geelong is inviting applications from organisations, community groups and individuals to participate as event hosts for Geelong Design Week 2021. The theme is Unpredictable. Event host applications are open from 3 August – 18 September at www.geelongdesignweek.com.au The City is hosting virtual information sessions throughout the application period to support people who would like to find out more about hosting a Geelong Design Week event. Register for a free session at www.geelongdesignweek.com.au Geelong Design Week 2021,…

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James Harrison (1816-1819) Inventor – Editor – Entrepreneur

19 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

History buffs (and people interested in design, science and engineering) must not miss this online live-streamed event about the brilliant inventor James Harrison, a Glasgow-trained printer who in 1840 sailed to Geelong to found The Geelong Advertiser. The session is for students in all of the above fields, and will enlighten all about Geelong’s pioneering years. Harrison was a ground-breaker in other fields. His 1854 invention of a steam-powered ice making machine in Geelong – then part of a remote…

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James Harrison’s Momentous Achievements – models, medals, memorabilia

20 March @ 1:00 pm - 28 March @ 2:00 pm

Everyone will make exciting discoveries at this Exhibition about Geelong’s world-significant inventor of refrigeration, including designers, engineers, scientists and historians. In creating a means of making ice, James Harrison first experimented with volatile chemicals in a cave at Rocky Point before building a shed beside the Barwon River. There he invented the world’s first ice-making machine in 1854 – because he wanted to keep his fishing catch cold. On display at this Exhibition will be patents and models of Harrison’s…

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April 2021

Hidden Gems Artist Open Studios – April 2021

3 April - 4 April

Nestled in the countryside just minutes from Ballarat, Lucas, Smythesdale and Delacombe you will find these treasure troves of art and inspiration in Golden Plains Shire. Visit these five picturesque studios to meet the artists and see a range of unique and desirable artworks including paintings, original prints and ceramics. All of the artists are members of GP Arts Inc., so take a tour on the first weekend of the month and explore some of the wonderful creative talents in…

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Northern Bellarine Peninsula Arts Trail 2021 – April 10th and 11th

10 April - 11 April

The Northern Bellarine Peninsula Arts Trail is on again over the weekend of the 10th and 11th of April, 2021. There will be open studios, galleries, cafes and local businesses displaying the work of a wonderful variety of local artists. What a fabulous weekend of art and craft for all to see. Enjoy the beautiful vistas of the stunning Bellarine Hills as you drive around the country side of this lovely area. Enjoy the food and wine as you go…

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May 2021

Hidden Gems Artist Open Studios- May 2021

1 May - 2 May

Nestled in the countryside just minutes from Ballarat, Lucas, Smythesdale and Delacombe you will find these treasure troves of art and inspiration in Golden Plains Shire. Visit these five picturesque studios to meet the artists and see a range of unique and desirable artworks including paintings, original prints and ceramics. All of the artists are members of GP Arts Inc., so take a tour on the first weekend of the month and explore some of the wonderful creative talents in…

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June 2021

Hidden Gems Artist Open Studios – June 2021

5 June - 6 June

Nestled in the countryside just minutes from Ballarat, Lucas, Smythesdale and Delacombe you will find these treasure troves of art and inspiration in Golden Plains Shire. Visit these five picturesque studios to meet the artists and see a range of unique and desirable artworks including paintings, original prints and ceramics. All of the artists are members of GP Arts Inc., so take a tour on the first weekend of the month and explore some of the wonderful creative talents in…

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