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February 2020

Collection leads: Kate Beynon—kindred spirits: a virtual exhibition

29 February @ 10:00 am - 15 November @ 5:00 pm
Collection leads: Kate Beynon—kindred spirits

Kate Beynon—kindred spirits is part of the ‘Collection leads’ series of exhibitions that draw on major works held in the Geelong Gallery collection to build a deeper understanding of the artist’s practice. Kate Beynon’s Graveyard scene/the beauty and sadness of bones (2014–15)—winner of the 2016 Geelong contemporary art prize—is based on a scene from An-Li: a Chinese ghost tale, the artist’s re-telling of a supernatural story of two young spirits who traverse opposing worlds: one aquatic, the other earthly. This ‘Collection leads’ exhibition includes watercolours,…

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September 2020

ONLINE Workshop: Create your own poster

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

ONLINE Workshop: Create your own poster A workshop hosted by PLATFORMS ARTS with local artist Jess Walters. Participants will have the chance to express a message straight from their personality & into poster form. Create something small that draws you in with a secret or something huge that says ‘HEY, I’M A POSTER & I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY’. We want you! Forage the house for coloured paper, patterns, old magazine/comics & your favourite markers. Get yourself caught in the…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Express and create from home

23 September @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Express and create from home A workshop hosted by PLATFORMS ARTS with local artist Vanessa Conte. Participants will be able to reflect and practice self expression through colour and text in this workshop facilitated by Vanessa Conte. Each person attending should bring 2 ‘Plein air’ (outdoor scenery) photos. These photos can be archives or new, either taken by the participant or sourced from elsewhere. They will have an opportunity to journal out their thoughts and draw or paint…

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Collecting and collage at home

30 September @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Collecting and collage at home A workshop hosted by PLATFORMS ARTS with local artist Rachel Morley. Participants will learn how to collect and respond to found material through the medium of collage. Participants will learn how to collect and respond to found material through collaging in this workshop facilitated by photo and collage artist Rachel Morley. Each attendee is encouraged to bring a photo, ticket stub, or other found image they would like to use. They will have…

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October 2020

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Weaving from home

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

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Weaving from home A workshop hosted by PLATFORMS ARTS with local artist Jane Bartier. A short introduction to weaving. For one hour the workshop will explore with materials that are close by to make a small woven object. Established artist Jane Bartier will take you through basic introductory weaving techniques using everyday materials that you can find around your house. Jane will take you through step-by-step to create your own woven object. This workshop is for participants aged…

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TRICK OR TREAT – Spooktacular Family Fun

31 October

TRICK OR TREAT – – Spooktacular Family Fun (Subject to the lifting of  Covid-19 social restrictions) A new fun filled event for everyone !!!   Some great giveaways and prizes, dress up and visit the “Spooky Shed” if you dare!    With different activities during the day and into the night to appeal to the young and the not so young. Will you trick or will you treat ? Including Films, Music, Interactive Art and magician Richard Vegas – one of Australia’s…

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March 2021

COVID-19 Wearable Art Installation at The Papermill Gallery

11 March 2021 - 18 March 2021

  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 2021 - 28 March 2021

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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