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February 2019

Bauhaus centenary—Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack

23 February @ 10:00 am - 26 May @ 5:00 pm
Bauhaus centenary—Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack

The centenary of the influential Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture will be celebrated around the world in 2019. Founded in the German city of Weimar in 1919, the school operated until 1933. Its influence spread to Australia through émigré artist Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack (1893–1965). Hirschfeld Mack enrolled at the Weimar Bauhaus in 1919 and studied under Johannes Itten, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, and was apprenticed to Lyonel Feininger in the print workshop. He was deported to Australia in 1940 and soon after his release from…

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March 2019

Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series

2 March @ 10:00 am - 26 May @ 5:00 pm
Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly 1946 from the Ned Kelly series 1946–47 enamel paint on composition board National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Sunday Reed 1977

For the first time in 15 years, the National Gallery of Australia’s collection of Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly’ paintings is touring Australia in its entirety. The national tour gives Australians across the country the chance to experience some of the most famous and poignant masterpieces of 20th century Australian art. While the Kelly paintings have been exhibited internationally at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, they have rarely visited the far corners of…

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You Yangs – Group Exhibition

28 March - 24 April

The name ‘You Yang’ has formed from the Aboriginal words ‘Wurdi Youang’ or ‘Ude Youang’ meaning “big mountain in the middle of a plain” or possibly “big or large hill” or even “bald”. Although only 319 metres at their highest, they dominate our local landscape. The You Yangs have always attracted artists to paint them and feature most strongly in works by one of Australia’s greatest artists, Fred Williams. Williams spent long periods developing his plein air representations of the…

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John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda—Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas

30 March @ 10:00 am - 2 June @ 5:00 pm
John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda—Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas

John Wolseley’s 2016 gift to Geelong Gallery of his ten metre long, six panel panoramic watercolour The pearl fisher’s voyage from Ise Shima to Roebuck Bay, 1985–89, is the catalyst for an immersive installation in which Wolseley and senior Yolgnu artist and clan leader Mulkun Wirrpanda, extend their decade-long collaboration. Both artists share a profound sense of the beauty and fragility of the earth and its ecosystems, and in this project their works meditate especially on the mollusc as a powerful indicator…

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April 2019

MARCO LUCCIO: New York Postcards

9 April @ 9:00 am - 20 April @ 4:00 pm
Metropolis Gallery - MARCO LUCCIO: 'NEW YORK POSTCARDS' 64 page hardcover book $35 available at Metropolis Gallery from 9 April.

Artist Talk, Book Launch and Exhibition of Postcards and Cityscapes from Manhattan. Award winning artist Marco Luccio will present an Artist Talk at the Geelong Book Launch of NEW YORK POSTCARDS at Metropolis Gallery 11am-12pm Tuesday 9 April. NEW YORK POSTCARDS is a 64 page hardcover book and its launch will be accompanied by an exhibition of Luccio’s original postcards and cityscapes from Manhattan continuing until 20 April. NEW YORK POSTCARDS began ten years ago when Marco began collecting used…

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‘Our Ned’ – First Librarian of the Geelong Public Library

23 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

As part of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival, ‘meet’ the first Librarian of the Geelong Public Library, Mr Edward Purdue (played by Ben Mitchell from Geelong Repertory Theatre Company). In this theatrically-inspired presentation, Dr Coralie Jenkin presents the story of the rather rascally ‘Our Ned’, who in 1878 absconded with Geelong Library funds, abandoning his wife in the process. Join us for an exposé of one of Geelong’s most colourful public characters.

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Community Paint Party

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

Community Paint Parties are launching! A great way to have fun and socialize on a Saturday morning.  Absolutely no art experience is needed. Create your own acrylic on canvas painting with step by step instruction. Book your seat online at www.dianespicer.com/paint-parties  (Seating limited to 12.)

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Andrea Goldsmith – Invented Lives

29 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In the mid 1980s, 24 year old Galina Kogan leaves Leningrad – forbidden ever to return. As a Jew, she’s inherited several generations’ worth of Russia’s chronic anti-Semitism. As a Soviet citizen, she is unprepared for Australia and its easygoing ways. Andrea Goldsmith’s first novel, Gracious Living, was published in 1989. This was followed by Modern Interiors, Facing the Music, Under the Knife, and The Prosperous Thief, which was shortlisted for the 2003 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Reunion was published…

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Lindsay Tanner – Comeback

30 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

President of the Essendon Football Club and former politician Lindsay Tanner held the seat of Melbourne from 1993 to 2010 and is the author of several books, including Politics with Purpose and Slideshow. His latest crime fiction work, Comeback, is the sequel to Comfort Zone in the Jack van Duyn series, set in gritty inner city Melbourne and the world of crooked property developers, angry unionists and the homelessness crisis. Join Lindsay to discuss politics, football and the precarious existence…

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May 2019

Life drawing group

1 May @ 1:00 pm - 26 June @ 3:00 pm

This is an untutored group held for 9 weeks in each term . We meet at the studio in the back of Shearers Arms Gallery 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West . The coordinator is GAS member , Mary Tegelaers. Each session runs from 1pm to 3pm . Please come early to secure the best spot for you . Artists work in various mediums and are asked to bring their own materials ( no smelly solvents please) We supply models (…

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Michael Carr-Gregg & Flip Shelton – Smart Snacks

2 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Don’t underestimate the power of snacks! When it comes to kids’ mood, energy, focus and success at school, one of the most influential factors is diet. Join parenting expert and one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists and author of 11 books, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, along with writer, presenter, broadcaster and all-round foodie, Flip Shelton, in this discussion of the surprising effects that food choices can have on our children’s health and well-being.

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Geelong After Dark

3 May @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

As darkness falls, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre rises! This year’s annual Geelong After Dark adventures include a number of unusual, interactive performances and installations at the library. One such treat will be Boombox Requests – for one night only get on your leg warmers and go totally 80s! Or join the musical comedy troupe ‘Impromptunes’ who will bring a mischievous mix of improv and musical theatre. See you when the sun goes down…

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Lou Harvey-Zahra – Creative Discipline for Happy Toddlers and Children

7 May - 9 May

International parenting author Lou Harvey-Zahra presents practical ideas to transform tears and tantrums into smiles. Hear expert tips on establishing family values for positive behaviour and increased harmony in the home. Lou is the author of the best-selling Happy Child, Happy Home and Creative Discipline, Connected Family. Multiple sessions are taking place across the region: FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN AGED 0-6 Tuesday 7 May Belmont 2:00-3:00pm Lara 6:30-7:30pm Wednesday 8 May Newcomb 4:00-5:00pm Waurn Ponds 6:30-7:30pm Thursday 9 May Corio…

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Enter Ophelia

8 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Written by Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn & Anna Rodway Directed by John Kachoyan A brilliantly dark and entertaining examination of Shakespeare’s Ophelia: In a world of mad men and murdering uncles, drowning never felt so good. A woman wanders an empty castle, clutching rotting flowers – told what to do, where to stand, what to think. No one really listens to her, no one really sees her. Enter Ophelia is a darkly funny gothic riff imagining a vastly different future for Shakespeare’s famed drowned damsel.

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Natasha Lester – The French Photographer

9 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue model turned one of the first female war photojournalists, is this new novel by the best-selling Australian author of The Paris Seamstress. Natasha is the author of six novels of dynastic fiction – about strong women succeeding in a man’s world – be it obstetrics, cosmetics, fashion or journalism.

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Enter Ophelia 2

9 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Written by Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn & Anna Rodway Directed by John Kachoyan A brilliantly dark and entertaining examination of Shakespeare’s Ophelia: In a world of mad men and murdering uncles, drowning never felt so good. A woman wanders an empty castle, clutching rotting flowers – told what to do, where to stand, what to think. No one really listens to her, no one really sees her. Enter Ophelia is a darkly funny gothic riff imagining a vastly different future for Shakespeare’s famed drowned damsel.

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Fiona Lowe – Home Fires

11 May @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Award-winning Australian author Fiona Lowe’s latest novel beautifully captures the grief caused by bushfires, as well as the hope and sense of community that rises from the ashes. When a lethal bushfire tears through Myrtle in the breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town’s buildings and the lives of the residents are left as smouldering ash. Join Fiona as she examines themes from her novel such as women supporting women, developing emotional strength in rural communities and the role of community in…

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Stardust & The Mission

16 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For 25 years, a locked cupboard sat in a family garage. So what was inside?  A “Fighting Gunditjmara” man returns home from war only to be forced from his traditional lands. What drove him to fight for a country that didn’t even recognise him? The Space Company presents a double bill of documentary theatre: “Stardust” and “The Mission” Starring multi-award winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie, and award winning actor, Tom Molyneux. Two stories about love, music and war, and all the…

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Stardust & The Mission 2

17 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For 25 years, a locked cupboard sat in a family garage. So what was inside?  A “Fighting Gunditjmara” man returns home from war only to be forced from his traditional lands. What drove him to fight for a country that didn’t even recognise him? The Space Company presents a double bill of documentary theatre: “Stardust” and “The Mission” Starring multi-award winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie, and award winning actor, Tom Molyneux. Two stories about love, music and war, and all the…

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Jocelyn Moorhouse – Unconditional Love

22 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Award-winning screenplay writer and film director, Jocelyn Moorhouse has directed numerous films including Proof, How to Make an American Quilt, A Thousand Acres and The Dressmaker. She has also produced two of her husband’s, director P.J. Hogan’s films, Muriel’s Wedding and Mental. Join Jocelyn as she shares stories about movies, motherhood and raising children with autism; her love of film; as well as what she and her family have learned, and offering hope to others.

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Meg & Tom Keneally – The Ink Stain

23 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join one of Australia’s best loved authors Tom Keneally AO and daughter Meg as they discuss their latest collaboration, book four of The Monsarrat Series, The Ink Stain. Soon to be made into a TV series, the series is set in colonial Australia in the convict locations of Port Macquarie, Parramatta and Macquarie Island. The latest, The Ink Stain, is set in colonial Sydney where nothing gets done unless land, sly grog or shares are provided on the side. The…

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Clever Living Seminar 3: Going Out Green: Planning a Sustainable Funeral

28 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For many of us, living sustainably is a lifelong occupation. But can that extend to the end of our lives, and our funeral planning? In this seminar, renowned community educator Libby Moloney looks at natural and sustainable funeral planning choices, from home-based death and family led (DIY) funerals, to your rights and responsibilities under the law.

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Nadia Wheatley – Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

30 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Nadia Wheatley’s biography The Life and Myth of Charmian Clift was The Age Book of the Year (Non-Fiction) and is the only biography to have won the Australian History Prize, NSW Premier’s History Awards. Born in Australia in 1949, Nadia grew up caught in the parental crossfire between an independent woman and a controlling man. After her mother’s death, she began writing the stories her mother had told her of her childhood and her life. Some fifty years later, the…

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Circus Oz – Precarious

30 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

What happens when the overseers of nature fail in their duty of care? In this new show from the extraordinary Circus Oz, the physical possibilities of the human body demonstrate how easily the natural balance can be up-ended, creating chaos on a human and global scale. Returning to Geelong in their 40th year, the ensemble will unearth innovative circus acts to examine the fragility that exists between humanity and nature in this non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem. Expect extraordinary foot…

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Circus Oz – Precarious 2

31 May @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

What happens when the overseers of nature fail in their duty of care? In this new show from the extraordinary Circus Oz, the physical possibilities of the human body demonstrate how easily the natural balance can be up-ended, creating chaos on a human and global scale. Returning to Geelong in their 40th year, the ensemble will unearth innovative circus acts to examine the fragility that exists between humanity and nature in this non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem. Expect extraordinary foot…

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June 2019

Circus Oz – Precarious 2 2 2

1 June @ 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm

What happens when the overseers of nature fail in their duty of care? In this new show from the extraordinary Circus Oz, the physical possibilities of the human body demonstrate how easily the natural balance can be up-ended, creating chaos on a human and global scale. Returning to Geelong in their 40th year, the ensemble will unearth innovative circus acts to examine the fragility that exists between humanity and nature in this non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem. Expect extraordinary foot…

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Circus Oz – Precarious 2 2

1 June @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

What happens when the overseers of nature fail in their duty of care? In this new show from the extraordinary Circus Oz, the physical possibilities of the human body demonstrate how easily the natural balance can be up-ended, creating chaos on a human and global scale. Returning to Geelong in their 40th year, the ensemble will unearth innovative circus acts to examine the fragility that exists between humanity and nature in this non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem. Expect extraordinary foot…

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Classic French Film Les Quatre Cents Coups [The 400 Blows] 8-9 June

8 June @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CLASSIC FILM – SPECIAL EVENT SATURDAY 8th JUNE 4pm and SUNDAY 9th JUNE 4pm Les Quatre Cents Coups [The 400 Blows] 99 Minutes M (Mature themes and violence) Genre: Comedy Crime Drama Director: François Truffaut Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier Debut: 4th May, 1959 (France) Please Note: This film is screened in Black and White Praised by film makers and critics the world over, Truffaut’s The 400 Blows [Quatre Cents Coups] launched the Nouvelle Vogue and paved the way for…

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Trio Anima Mundi- The Kapellmeisters

16 June @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Trio Anima Mundi for the second concert in its 2019 Concert Series, featuring works by Haydn and Reissiger. International award-winning Trio Anima Mundi is one of Australia’s best-known chamber groups. Since their foundation in 2008. it has become renowned for its ‘Piano Trio Archaeology’ – the unearthing and performing forgotten works – and presenting these ‘findings’ alongside masterpieces of the piano trio genre and freshly-minted contemporary compositions. Presenting the second concert of their 2019 Concert Series, Concert 2 features…

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October 2019

Trio Anima Mundi- Three’s Company

13 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

International award-winning Trio Anima Mundi is one of Australia’s best-known chamber groups. Since their foundation in 2008. it has become renowned for its ‘Piano Trio Archaeology’ – the unearthing and performing forgotten works – and presenting these ‘findings’ alongside masterpieces of the piano trio genre and freshly-minted contemporary compositions. Sometimes composers believe that larger-scale works can be successfully presented with smaller forces. Such is the case with the two works in Concert Three. Both the Symphony (reduced from full orchestra)…

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