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January 2020

Metropolis Summer Salon

10 January @ 9:00 am - 2 February @ 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 @ 2:00 pm - 26 January @ 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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They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

13 January @ 9:00 am - 8 February @ 2:00 pm

Developed by Behind the Wire, They Cannot Take the Sky traverses refugees’ lived experience of immigration detention through a range of mediums including short films, photographic portraits and text. Behind the Wire works with men, women and children who have sought asylum in our community and who experienced mandatory detention in Australia, Papua New Guinea or Nauru. They Cannot Take the Sky is the first touring exhibition to come to the Rachinger and is supported by Creative Victoria and Road…

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The Blues Train Saturday 25 January 2020

25 January @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Roll on up and book your tickets now for the legendary Blues Train’s 26th season shows. Saturday 25 January has a stellar line-up featuring Shoeshine Mick Dog Ezra Lee Trio and the Sammy Owen Blues Band. January is a perfect time to be ridin’ the rails, as you watch the sun set over Swan Bay following a delectable meal prepared by local food provodores Bellarine Catering On Australia Day Weekend Saturday 25 January, you will be in the running to…

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February 2020

Paul Margocsy – Art Workshop – Australian Wildlife

1 February - 2 February

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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Reduction Lino Print Demonstration – Pip Williams

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

Demonstration Series – FEBRUARY 1ST 2020 During this session Pip will take you through a demonstration of the reduction technique of hand printing in lino from the workshop at Artisans of Australia in Drysdale. This technique uses one block, as opposed to several, and through its very nature creates limited edition prints that are completely unique every time. This demonstration has limited spaces, creating an intimate event with Pip where you will gain first hand experience with a highly acclaimed…

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Weaving Workshop with Adrienne Kneebone – Baby Rattle

2 February @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Spend a few hours with Adrienne Kneebone crafting a gorgeous baby rattle for gifting or for your very own bub! All materials including red hot poker leaves, dianella and raffia will be provided. Enjoy a mindful session learning new contemporary weaving techniques! Please note: this workshop will be held upstairs in the mezzanine. Unfortunately, this area is only accessible by staircase. Refund Policy Please note that the ticket price is non-refundable but tickets are transferable. If you are unable to…

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Geelong’s Best Busker 2020 – Geelong CBD

11 February @ 12:00 pm - 21 February @ 3:00 pm

>>>Geelong’s Best Busker 2020<<< To Enter:   Email   stevethew@ymail.com An Event in the CBD of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It will be held over three days in the summer of Feb 2020. Dates: Tue 11th Feb 2020 Fri 14th Feb 2020 Tue 18th Feb 2020 *Finals on Fri 21st Feb 2020. *Location: The Little Malop St, Central Area from Yarra St to Moorabool St in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. *Production: Photographed LIVE! Note: No Videoing this year by organisors *Prizes to a total…

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Twilight Flames: glass weaving and sculpting spectacular

15 February @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Internationally renowned Venetian master glass blower Mauro Bonaventura will light up his torch at The Range @ Curlewis to sculpt pieces of stunning glass art. Mauro is known for his spectacular life-sized woven glass art human figures, stunning glass spheres and beautifully elegant solid figurines of horses and human figures. Be entranced as you watch him pull strands of hot glass and weave them into shapes that surprise and intrigue. There will be a commentary by a local glass artist…

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Festival of Glass Expo

16 February @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Festival of Glass Expo 2020 Activities at the 2020 Glass Expo Specialist displays and demonstrations from community groups with expertise and interest in glass Items for sale – glass art supplies and glass art items made by exhibitors Demonstrations – watch experts in diverse glass art media including mosaics, leadlighting, glass fusing and beadweaving. This will include free demonstrations by our International Artist in Residence: Mauro Bonaventura. Try-it-yourself sessions Treasure Hunt activities and prize draws. Pick your prize out of…

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Drawing Children – Art workshop with Shay Downer

22 February

Artist Shay Downer is also an experienced teacher who has held workshop at The Studio@54 previously and they are always very popular.  Mixing her casual, friendly attitude, with clear specific skills and lots of support, it is constantly amazing to see what participants can produce in their time in class.  Many students who have worked with Shay continue to return to develop and expand their skills. This workshop adds a new dimension.  Different to drawing adults, because of the unique…

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Pako Festa

29 February

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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March 2020

Watercolour Demonstration – Nell Frysteen

7 March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Demonstration Series – 1st Saturday of the month For the second session of our Demonstration Series, Artisans of Australia are excited to welcome Nell Frysteen to the studios, presenting a demonstration on her use of watercolour. During this session Nell will explore the medium of watercolour, taking you through her technique and the way that she takes a perceived visual field and translates it into coloured paint. This demonstration has limited spaces, so you will be able to watch closely and gain…

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Geelong Design Week 2020

19 March @ 9:00 am - 29 March @ 5:00 pm

Geelong Design Week 19 – 29 March 2020 The first ever Geelong Design Week will celebrate how design impacts our daily lives and how doing it differently can make our lives better. We’re inviting organisations and community groups to host workshops, talks, tours, demonstrations and exhibitions to explore new ideas, challenge what’s possible and showcase our achievements in design and innovation. Events are welcome across the following categories: Technology, innovation and manufacturing Culture and heritage Social and community services Architecture,…

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April 2020

Susan O’Neil

2 April

Susan O’Neil SON is the stage name of Susan O Neill,  who argues through her work, for a transnational melding of musical styles, encompassing the old and new.  After the release of her first album ‘found myself lost’, Susan has been compared to Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, a ‘ballsier’ Adele and Florence Welch. Eclectically fusing traditional Irish folk with rock, soul, gospel and blues, her live performances are electrifying. The amazing range of her husky vocals combined with her superb…

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Geelong Pride Film Festival – 2020

2 April @ 11:00 am - 5 April @ 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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Geelong’s Best KID Busker 2020 – Applications now OPEN

2 April @ 12:00 pm - 9 April @ 3:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition – 2020 Heats – Thu 2nd Apr 2020, Tue 7th Apr 2020 Finals – Thu 9th Apr 2020 Time 12noon till 3-00pm Location: Little Malop St Central – between Yarra St and Moorabool St, Geelong CBD Free Event for all ages To be held in The Easter, School holidays in Litlle Malop St An event for local kids iand youths 5 to 16 years of age in The Geelong Bellarine and Surf Coast region to …

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Acrylic Demonstration – Tony Bramwell

4 April @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Demonstration Series – 1st Saturday of the month April at the Artisans of Australia studios is acrylic month. Tony Bramwell, a well known artist, who’s work was featured in the ABC TV show “ Can we Help?” and in Australian Artist Magazine, will be heading to the studios to lead us through a demonstration of his techniques in acrylics. Probably best known as a Caricature artist and tutor, who has been tutoring at Werribee and the Geelong Art Society for…

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May 2020

Pastel Pencil Demonstration – Colleen Beveridge

2 May @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Demonstration Series – 1st Saturday of the month “The medium I love working with is pastel pencils. For years I learnt everything I could about pastels (too messy!), then moved to coloured pencils (so slow!) & then discovered the perfect combination of both.” As part of the demonstration series being hosted at Artisans of Australia, we are excited to have the wonderful Colleen Beveridge attending the studios to give a demonstration in pastel pencils. During this 3hr demonstration Colleen intends…

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12th Annual Windfire Music Festival

15 May @ 8:00 pm - 24 May @ 5:00 pm

featuring Australian Boys Choir and the Vocal Consort, Exaudi Youth Choir, Vardos (pictured), Orchestra Geelong, Geelong Concert Band, Peter Roberts, Kym Dillon, Jacqui Dreessens, organ +1 recitals.  See www.musicatthebasilica.org.au or phone 0499 899 389 for concert dates and venues    

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