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July 2019

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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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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Geelong Design Week 2020 – Event Host Information Session #2

20 August 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Geelong’s design-driven future will be showcased at Geelong Design Week 2020. In a celebration of design and creativity, Geelong Design Week 2020 is inviting organisations, community groups, schools and individuals to host workshops, talks, tours and exhibitions to explore new ideas, challenge what is possible and showcase our achievements in design and innovation. Geelong is Australia’s first UNESCO City of Design, an evolving, dynamic city with a deep sense of place and a strong industrial past. We embrace change to…

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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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November 2019

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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CREATORS & CRAFT MARKET – BANNOCKBURN

24 November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Bannockburn Creators & Craft market, is for local and surrounding creators and designers, to show and sell their artistic products. From professional artists to backyard gran-mas with beautiful knit wear, the Golden Plains Shire, shows off its artistic and individual flare. With 3 markets annually, it’s a great opportunity to buy that special and unique gift for Mum, Dad or Christmas. It will be held at the Lions Club Parkland, 1 Geelong Road, Bannockburn, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Plenty of free surrounding…

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December 2019

Creative Wanderings in the Golden Plains Shire – Launch Event

19 December 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us to celebrate the launch of Creative Wanderings in Golden Plains Shire-  a publication celebrating creative industry . This book contains artwork and details of 20 artists and artist studios, 6 festivals and 7 community arts groups, as well as inspirational itineraries to encourage residents and visitors to interact with the local cultural industry. Golden Plains Shire Council invites local creatives, residents and visitors to the launch event at 10.30am to on Thursday 19 December at the Bannockburn Cultural…

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January 2020

Metropolis Summer Salon

10 January 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2 February 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Metropolis Gallery kicks off the New Year with a bumper summer show, giving a contemporary twist to the 18th Century ‘salon-style’ exhibition – an eclectic mix of works by many artists represented at the gallery. You can find large and small paintings, edition prints, art glass, ceramic sculpture and jewellery. And to add to the mix there’s a fine selection of collectable prints available by artists like Rick Amor, Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Graham Fransella, David Larwill, Lionel Lindsay, Marco…

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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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Workshop: Writing Labels & Exhibition Text (Introductory level)

12 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Content suitable for members of Historical Societies, Museum volunteers, those drafting or presenting interpretive text… This workshop focuses on preparing text for interpretive panels and labels. Participants will learn the art of preparing succinct labels without compromising curatorial intent. The workshop includes a hands on component and participants will also explore a variety of affordable physical mediums for preparing and producing labels. Presented by Golden Plains Shire Council in partnership with the Victorian Branch of Australian Museum and Galleries Association.

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March 2020

CANCELLED- Golden Plains Community Arts Trail

21 March 2020 - 22 March 2020

Are you looking for a unique creative experience? GP Arts Inc. presents, the Golden Plains Community Arts Trail! Join us and visit 22 venues with 68 participating artists throughout the Golden Plains Shire on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March from 10am to 5pm daily. Head to our  website www.gpartsinc.com, GP Arts Inc. to download the digital flyer with information on artists and a trail map on where to find them. Spend the weekend exploring and experience the joy and inspiration of art, creativity and local talent!

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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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May 2020

Arts Action Workshop #1 (Online) BEING MARKET READY

7 May 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Action Workshops Online

A free upskilling and professional development program for creatives in regional communities. Supporting people to: get into action; work collaboratively; and refine innovative methods to develop arts enterprise models, pathways and networks. Workshop #1 BEING MARKET READY [for individual creatives & arts workers] A focus on grounding your individual goals and being ready to respond to new marketing opportunities. Thursday 7th May 2020 1:30-3:30pm Register Now- bit.ly/GP-ArtsACTION-1

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July 2020

Working Together Effectively- Arts Action Workshop (Online Delivery)

30 July 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Action Workshops Online

A free upskilling and professional development program for creatives in regional communities. Supporting people to: get into action; work collaboratively; and refine innovative methods to develop arts enterprise models, pathways and networks. Workshop #2 WORKING TOGETHER EFFECTIVELY [for visual artists, arts workers and aspiring arts managers] To connect you to broader networks and ways to work more effectively with others. Through aligning individual and group goals, we explore the potential of working on new projects, collectively. Supporting the establishment of…

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August 2020

Digital Communities- Arts Action Workshop (Online Delivery)

27 August 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Arts Action Workshops Online

FREE  facilitated sessions to: connect and strengthen your networks; encourage you to be market ready; provide opportunities to broaden your reach; and gain new skills working collectively to expand your impact. Workshop #3 DIGITAL COMMUNITIES [for professional visual artists who want expanded market reach] To explore how connecting yourself effectively through digital links to the world, may provide new opportunities. Furthering links between your artwork and potential customers and strengthening community connections as a whole. Register now- https://popupart.com.au/goldenplains/

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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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Geelong’s Best KID Busker 2020 – CLOSED

29 September 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 9 October 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition – 2020 PLEASE NOTE: The Geelong’s best Kid Busker is no longer continuing Please refer to Central Geelong Buskers https://www.face.com/centralgeelongbuskers  

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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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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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