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February 2020

Pako Festa

29 February 2020

Pako Festa showcases cultural diversity – via a smorgasbord of cultural food, folk dancing, the famous Pako Parade, workshops, art exhibitions, multicultural craft displays and entertainment on five world music stages in a 1km street festival. The festival is an opportunity for local and regional cultural groups to promote cultural diversity and educate the broader community of the beauty and enriching capacity of multiculturalism and community arts. Pako Festa is traditionally held on the last Saturday of February. Now in its…

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

29 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 17 January 2021 @ 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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March 2020

Ethical Clothing Australia Panel & Networking Event

12 March 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ethical Clothing Australia Panel & Networking Event Join Ethical Clothing Australia’s National Manager Angela Bell in collaboration with Melbourne Museum for a night of discussion and networking with fashion industry leaders from Perri Cutten, Organic Crew and The Ark Clothing Company. Have questions answered by the Director of Organic Crew Mel Lechte, Director of The Ark Clothing Company Lyn McPherson and Creative Director of Perri Cutten Penelope Loorham. Learn about why ECA was created 20 years ago, plus, gain insight…

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Object Re-imagined Exhibition

19 March 2020 - 28 March 2020
Yanhuang-Kingfisher-sculpture-functional

An exhibition of works by Yan Huang. From a decades-long career in automotive design, Yan Huang is well versed in function. She takes the passion for her automotive work – the idea, the modelling, the making – and has carried it into her Anakie studio. Working with her husband and a team of local artisans, she creates sculpture objects with functionality. Yan’s current work is sinuous, robust, refined, and exploratory: there’s a whisper of practicality and playfulness about the pieces.…

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Kathy Holowko’s Fibre Workshop

22 March 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Kathy Holowko’s Fibre Workshop In this workshop, Kathy will introduce the concepts behind her fibre-based artwork and give a hands-on demonstration on the ways Kathy has turned fibre into sculpture. Participants can choose which method of construction they would like to explore, and make their own cocoon-like sculpture to take home. Bookings Essential.

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How to Create A Sustainable Wardrobe | With Courtney Holm

22 March 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

How to Create A Sustainable Wardrobe | With Courtney Holm Join A.BCH founder and acclaimed Geelong-based sustainable fashion designer Courtney Holm to learn how to create a sustainable wardrobe.  

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May 2020

ONLINE Webinar Caring for Collections during closure

1 May 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

ONLINE Webinar Caring for Collections during closure Join AMaGA, Grimwade Conservation Services and Margaret Birtley AM, for a webinar on how to best care for collections with limited access. This session will explore and expand on the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material’s (AICCM) valuable ‘Closed by COVID’ resource. The Grimwade team will share practical advice and respond to questions about caring for specific materials at a distance. Our panellists will also look to the coming months and…

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Geelong’s 20th Century self-guided heritage walking package

15 May 2020 @ 9:00 am - 15 September 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Highlights of Geelong’s 20th Century Architecture in Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design. Exercise minds and bodies with a 20th Century Walking Tour Package developed by the Geelong and Region Branch of the National Trust (GRBNT). This Walk was intended to be a guided walk held during Design Week, cancelled due to COVID-19. However armed with the booklet showing some of the City’s 20th Century highlights, and with a set of walking guidelines, you can now choose your own time…

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June 2020

Resin Workshop for Beginners

27 June 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Resin Workshop for Beginners Always wanted to know how resin artwork is created? Learn how with resin artist and illustrator Mandy Dollery, and create your own piece! This is a fun and interactive class with all materials supplied. You don’t have to be able to draw for this class, anyone can have a great time mixing colours and pouring resin! The Pop Up Gallery is a great space to learn, practice and experiment, while meeting like-minded people. You will be…

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July 2020

Grant Writing workshop for the Arts, Music and Creative Industries

30 July 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Grant Writing workshop for the Arts, Music and Creative 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 workshop/s will go through step by step how to approach the application process. It will include how to approach applications strategically, how to prepare a balanced budget, what should be included in your support materials, and what sort of language to use in your application. Specifically…

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POSTPONED – Pointe, Line and Surface – the history of ballet

31 July 2020

POSTPONED – Pointe, Line and Surface – the history of ballet Abstract art intersects with modern ballet in Pointe, Line & Surface – the history of ballet. Using Wassily Kandinsky’s theoretical work on abstract painting as a starting point, ‘Pointe, Line and Surface’ defines and expresses the elemental nature of dance through three pieces exploring the themes of technique, alignment and movement and the evolution of classical dance through time. Theatre Seating / Licensed Bar

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August 2020

Kasper Raglus / James Price / Christopher Jewitt / Cat Bailey / Michael McCafferty / Nina Rose Prendergast

13 August 2020 - 6 September 2020

Kasper Raglus / Never Over “For this new series of paintings I wanted to continue my exploration of physical and mental space. Creating the work during such an uncertain time influenced the colours and structure.” Local painter and musician Kasper Raglus plays a long game. Ignoring external distractions, he has steadfastly continued to refine the formal elements and pictorial symbols that populate his own singular sphere of geometric abstraction. The signature linear and angular motifs Kasper has employed and explored…

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Grant Writing workshop for the Arts, Music and Creative Industries

27 August 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Grant Writing workshop for the Arts, Music and Creative 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 workshop/s will go through step by step how to approach the application process. It will include how to approach applications strategically, how to prepare a balanced budget, what should be included in your support materials, and what sort of language to use in your application. Specifically…

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September 2020

Geelong Small Business Festival

1 September 2020 - 18 September 2020

The Geelong Small Business Festival is delivered by the City of Greater Geelong in partnership with the State Government to help businesses in Geelong grow and connect through events, webinars and workshops. The Geelong Small Business Festival offers a range of practical, interactive and innovative events that cover topics such as business development, marketing, social media, leadership, networking and financial management. All events are low cost or free, and are designed to help small to medium business owners improve their…

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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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Clever and Creative Lecture Series: Where creativity meets science and business

9 September 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Clever and Creative Lecture Series: Where creativity meets science and business Hear from internationally renowned design thinkers who will explore the role of design and creativity in bridging the knowledge and skill gap of cross-sector innovation. The presentations will be followed by a moderated Q&A session to tackle how creativity and design thinking could be embedded into your own innovation agenda. Please note: This is a FREE event. Booking are essential. To book and register to this event visit: Eventbrite…

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Free Webinar Info Session Arts Industry Commissions (AIC)

14 September 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

*FREE* Info Session Webinar : Arts Industry Commissions (AIC) Program Situation: You have heard about the new Arts Industry Commissions offered through the Arts & Culture Department of the City of Greater Geelong. You have downloaded the EOI form from the Arts & Culture page , but you need more information (need to download the form? Visit the Arts & Culture page to download). Solution: Join the online webinar to hear more detail and ask more questions! Martin Paten (Manager, Arts & Culture) and Duncan Esler (Coordinator, Arts &…

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ONLINE Workshop: Create your own poster

22 September 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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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ONLINE: Craft Victoria presents Broken Is Beautiful

12 October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

ONLINE: Craft Victoria presents Broken Is Beautiful Presented by Richard Tomaino Ceramics Monday 12th October, 10am Richard Tomaino is an artist who sees the potential for creating beauty from destruction. He believes that broken things are often more beautiful. Broken things have a story, they have history. In his Broken is Beautiful video series, Richard will showcase the construction and destruction of a series of ceramic pieces, demonstrating how the process of breaking ceramics can lead to the creation of…

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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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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

PLATFORM ARTS: Sacred View Exhibition

13 November 2020 - 11 December 2020

PLATFORM ARTS: Sacred View Exhibition Joshua Maxwell de Hoog is a Geelong based multidisciplinary maker, with strong spiritual influence, both in style and message. Their work explores the nowness of making, glorifying the output as a means of being present within an age of disconnection. They make in varied forms so as to preach the same message to those who appreciate different art forms, but honour the naivety in exploring mediums they are unfamiliar with. Their work can be seen…

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PLATFORM ARTS: INK — LEVI WARREN EXHIBITION

13 November 2020 - 11 December 2020

PLATFORM ARTS: INK — LEVI WARREN EXHIBITION Levi Warren is a Geelong based (b. 2001), multidisciplinary artist, working across ink and digital illustration, film and video. He is currently undertaking his Bachelors of Fine Arts at RMIT, Melbourne. Levi’s work explores ideas of escapism, storytelling and freedom of expression, through the drawn line and the written word — working extensively with inks, alongside producing short films and scriptwriting. He is interested in experimenting with different mediums within his art practice.…

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Electrical Jewellery share and solve with Vivian Qiu

17 November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Electrical Jewellery share and solve with Vivian Qiu The National Wool Museum is bringing you a series of live online events in November. Join in for a chance to meet some of the artists behind We The Makers Create in small group sessions and ask all your burning questions. Are you sporting a new pair of electrical wire jewellery?  Did you enjoy learning techniques to make your own bespoke pieces with recycled materials?  Meet the artist behind the course, Vivian…

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The Ethics of Arts Partnerships panel with Creative Partnerships Australia

18 November 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Ethics of Arts Partnerships panel with Creative Partnerships Australia When it comes to business partners for arts organisations, is all money good money? When, how and why should you say no? What are the short and long-term risks and outcomes for your organisation, the sector, and the community? Join the discussion with Creative Partnerships Australia’s The Ethics of Arts Partnerships panel and tackle these timely questions, drawing on different perspectives and all sides of the debate – ethics, arts and business. Dr Simon Longstaff,…

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Natural Dyeing share and solve with Tamara Leacock

19 November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Natural Dyeing share and solve with Tamara Leacock The National Wool Museum is bringing you a series of live online events in November. Join in for a chance to meet some of the artists behind We The Makers Create in small group sessions and ask all your burning questions. Did you enjoy discovering just some of the possibilities when it comes to Natural Dyeing? Would you like to learn more or solve challenges you faced along the way? Join the artist behind the…

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REMINDER Artlands Conversation #3

25 November 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

#3 Connection in Times of Isolation What role do we want technology to play in connecting our art practices to the wider world? What skills are artists working in isolated or remote parts of the world equipped with? Can issues such as digital saturation and digital inequality be overcome in order to create a more sustainable future?  Like many regional artists, Kim Goldsmith and Alana Hunt often create work in relatively isolated parts of Australia. In contrast, Jessica Olivieri and…

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