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June 2018

One Spirit African Drumming & Dance Workshops, Interactive Performances and Kids Parties

24 June 2018 @ 8:00 am - 31 December 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Torquay-based cultural educators and performers, One Spirit African Drumming & Dance offer school incursions, staff team-building workshops, interactive performances and drumming workshops for kids parties throughout Victoria. Facilitated by Fredrick Kpakpo Addo, master drummer and dancer from Ghana in West Africa, we offer group drumming, singing and dancing classes and interactive performances, with traditional instruments for every participant, guaranteeing a thoroughly immersive cultural experience for students of all ages and abilities. For bookings or enquiries, please contact Dannielle Millard or…

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September 2018

Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

1 September @ 10:00 am - 25 November @ 5:00 pm

Elizabeth Gower is one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists with a career spanning forty years, and as a pioneering feminist artist who emerged in the 1970s, her work has had, and continues to have, an important impact on her peers and younger artists. Gower’s ingenious formal manipulation and transformation of materials is conditioned by her work’s exceptional conceptual rigour. Gower recycles and collages remnants of popular culture to create exquisite optical patterns and explore ideas of consumerism and consumption. Her work…

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Who’s who portrait prize

15 September - 18 November
2017 Who’s who portrait prize

Coinciding with the Geelong Gallery’s presentation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales‘ 2018 Archibald Prize, this student prize marks Jules Francois Archibald’s connection to Geelong and aims to encourage and inspire young artists to celebrate local or regional identities, their personal histories and achievements—through portraiture. Selected entries will be exhibited across Geelong including Geelong Gallery, Geelong Regional Libraries, Westfield Shopping Centre and more. Learn more

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2018 Archibald Prize

22 September - 18 November

First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been engaging art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many…

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October 2018

Rick Knowles Photography Coastal Photography Exhibition

1 October @ 9:00 am - 30 November @ 3:00 pm
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ALPHABET SOUP – an exhibition of sculpture inspired by letters of the alphabet

2 October @ 11:00 am - 27 October @ 4:00 pm

An exhibition of sculpture at 101 Ryrie ARTS October 2-27 Open 11-4 Tues-Sat Close to 100 sculptures, furniture and jewellery created by our Geelong Sculptors Inc members. Our group create in studios dotted all over the region, and work in mediums including: metals, timber, ceramic, mosaic, glass, paper, stone, bronze, fibres, mixed media and more!!!! This year we are holding a writer’s event on Oct 27th 2-4pm. Local writers are invited to experience our month long exhibition and be inspired…

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BOOM GALLERY – Cricket Saleh / Emily Besser / Bridgette McNab

11 October - 4 November

Cricket Saleh – Dog This body of work, titled Dog, speaks to the process of of ageing, both human and artefact. It talks to the relationship we have with the visual outcomes of the process, and is a quiet celebration of the inevitable patina of ageing. The set moves away – albeit momentarily – from Cricket’s Flemish window light – into a space with the occasional contemporary reference. The flowers, at different stages of undoing, are often secondary to the ordinary happenings…

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FAMILY FUN DAY @ The Potato Shed

21 October @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Potato Shed’s Free Family Fun Day returns for it’s 10th anniversary! Live music featuring family favorites The Mik Maks. a pantomime, story telling, face painting, pony rides, a skate park, jumping castles and a variety of workshops. Bring a picnic basket or purchase food from the fantastic food vans. There will also be a special performance of ‘Super Amazing Giant Girl’, direct from SOLD OUT shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Castlemaine. A hilarious parable exploring the challenges of fitting in…

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Folklore and Fairytales

21 October @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Trio Anima Mundi presents their eleventh subscription series – Wanderings – in 2018. Each concert in this 3-concert series showcases an Australian composer. Alongside these works, Trio Anima Mundi continues its ‘Piano Trio Archaeology’ mission of presenting rarely-heard works from the piano trio repertoire as well as works of the canon such as Dvorak and Mendelssohn. Concert 3 looks at trios which have an underlying musical narrative and features Australian composer Ian Munro’s first Piano Trio – Tales from Old Russia…

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2018 Archibald Prize: Creative conversation—A portrait of an artist

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

Hear a selection of Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2018 Archibald Prize finalists and sitters under the spotlight in a Q&A format at The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. 2018 Archibald Prize finalists, Fiona McMonagle and Jonathan Dalton, join 2018 Archibald Prize sitter, Abdul Abdullah, moderated by Geelong Gallery Senior Curator, Lisa Sullivan. Book now

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

27 October @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

“and – pop! – out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”  One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.   Journey through Eric Carle’s incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show. Featuring some other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classics tales including The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mr. Seahorse and The…

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Petula – Downtown to Broadway – A tribute @ The Potato Shed

28 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Petula Clarke… so much more than the sixties pop princess who sang Downtown! Hilary Henshaw and Will Conyers grew up tapping their toes to Petula’s hits of the sixties… and continue to follow her career with fascination and Come and revel in the nostalgia, the surprises and the beautiful compositions that have been recently created by a legend who continues to sing the song of her life! Cabaret performance – bring your culinary delights and purchase drinks from our licensed bar.

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November 2018

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL – WOMEN ON FIRE @ The Potato Shed

4 November @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Following on from the huge success of the original production, coming to the Potato Shed in November is Menopause the Musical – Women on Fire. Four women in a department store who have nothing in common but a black lace bra they want to buy at a lingerie sale. The female cast poke fun of their woeful hot flushes, wrinkles, night sweats, and chocolate binges. This new production features new songs, new dance routines and new gags in a non-stop comedic celebration of women and ‘the change’. “Ninety…

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Great Songs of the War Years

7 November @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Commemorating the centenary of the cessation of WWI, Great Songs of the War Years, features 20 songs from the Andrew Sisters, Vera Lynn and more, plus a special tribute to the Vietnam War with music from Bob Dylan and Normie Rowe. Starring popular Australian tenor Roy Best, international Soprano Alison Jones, music theatre star Jazz Flowers and Opera Australia mezzo Caroline Vercoe, this show will stir the emotions. Presented as part of Tuckers Musical Mornings 2018.

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Great Songs of the War Years

8 November @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Commemorating the centenary of the cessation of WWI, Great Songs of the War Years, features 20 songs from the Andrew Sisters, Vera Lynn and more, plus a special tribute to the Vietnam War with music from Bob Dylan and Normie Rowe. Starring popular Australian tenor Roy Best, international Soprano Alison Jones, music theatre star Jazz Flowers and Opera Australia mezzo Caroline Vercoe, this show will stir the emotions. Presented as part of Tuckers Musical Mornings 2018.

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IN FLANDERS FIELDS – REMEMBRANCE DAY CONCERT

9 November @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Windfire Chamber Choir Conductor – Rick Prakhoff Works by Ivor Gurney, Eleanor Daley, Stephanie Martin, Edward Elgar, Fiona Yelland and Frederick Septimus Kelly with Timothy Reynolds – tenor Philip Healey – violin Ben Mitchell – reader Wendy Rechenberg – piano   Tickets $40 adult and seniors   $35 concession available from www.trybooking.com/TNVB or at the door (cash sales only).  Children and school students – free  

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North Bellarine Film Festival 2018 @ The Potato Shed

16 November - 18 November

The North Bellarine Film Festival …will feature four international films to be screened exclusively at the Potato Shed. The weekend will feature Australian short films, a program of international animated shorts and a children’s film session, the North Bellarine Film Festival is a must-see. All events will be held at venues across the North Bellarine Peninsula with the majority of films being shown at the Potato Shed.

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Little Creatures after dark—2018 Archibald Prize

16 November @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the final weekend of the 2018 Archibald Prize at Geelong Gallery after hours. Stop in at our Pop up café and bar and enjoy the intimacy of viewing the exhibition after dark. Purchase tickets

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Geelong Theatre Awards @ The Potato Shed

25 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop of A Hat Productions presents – GEELONG THEATRE AWARDS NIGHT The second year of this glittering red-carpet event. Recognising excellence in our region’s theatrical productions, performers and performances during 2018. Organised and hosted by entertainmentgeelong.com the event will allow our region’s theatre community a rare opportunity to get together at their own glamour ceremony with surprise guests, entertainment – and 14 awards in categories from ‘best production’ and ‘best musical’ through to ‘most refreshing newcomer’. Cabaret performance – bring your culinary delights and purchase drinks from our…

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Madness, Mayhem & Mystery @ The Potato Shed

30 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bellarine Jongleurs Theatre Company Inc presents Madness, Mayhem & Mystery The Bellarine Jongleurs celebrate 30 years creating drama and theatre for the Bellarine. They invite all past present cast, crew and parents to be involved.

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December 2018

A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS – Australian Chamber Choir

2 December @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Australian Chamber Choir, Director – Douglas Lawrence In European countries across the centuries, Christmas has been marked by vibrant and joyous music-making. Serious composers would compete with each other to write music with the maximum popular appeal for adults and children alike. In this program, Douglas Lawrence presents his selection of the most entertaining Christmas music from the late 1500s to the late 1700s, with music by Bach (In dulci jubilo, Singet dem Herren, O Jesulein süss), Byrd, Handl, Palestrina, Praetorius,…

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Christmas with Silvie Paladino

5 December @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Silvie Paladino will delight audiences with a selection from her vast repertoire and favourite Christmas songs. Silvie is well known to audiences through her stage and screen appearances – and of course is a regular favourite at Melbourne’s Carols by Candlelight. David Cameron, one of the country’s most experienced musical directors, will accompany Silvie in this festive concert. Presented as part of Tuckers Musical Mornings 2018.

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Christmas with Silvie Paladino

6 December @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Silvie Paladino will delight audiences with a selection from her vast repertoire and favourite Christmas songs. Silvie is well known to audiences through her stage and screen appearances – and of course is a regular favourite at Melbourne’s Carols by Candlelight. David Cameron, one of the country’s most experienced musical directors, will accompany Silvie in this festive concert. Presented as part of Tuckers Musical Mornings 2018.

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There is no there—Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano

8 December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10 February 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano’s collaborative video works explore the relationship of the body with material objects, space and time. Their works emphasise improvisation, process, gesture and the sculptural. In There is no there, the Manganos extend their concept of performance to a form of community engagement whereby fellow artists, friends and colleagues enact a series of movements and postures inspired by recent media coverage that wordlessly communicate degrees of urgency, anxiety, enquiry and stillness. Learn more Geelong Gallery is closed Christmas Eve,…

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12 X 12 PLAYS – Theatre 3Triple2 @ The Potato Shed

12 December @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Theatre 3Triple2 presents the 12 X 12 PLAYS Local writers and performers from across the region bring 12 original plays to the Potato Shed. Each play is 12 minutes long. Some deal with the darker side of life while others will have you laughing in the aisles.

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CHERYL & PETER IN CONCERT

14 December @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Geelong’s international stars Cheryl Barker and Peter Coleman-Wright perform Arias from Opera and Oratorios Mendelssohn, Handel, Purcell, Schubert, Strauss and Novello with carols by Rutter Wendy Rechenberg – piano and Frank De Rosso – organ Tickets $50 adult and seniors   $45 concession available from www.trybooking.com/TNVC  or at the door (cash sales only). Children and school students – free  

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March 2019

Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series

2 March 2019 - 26 May 2019
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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April 2019

Geelong Pride Film Festival

12 April 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 14 April 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Geelong Pride Film Festival (formerly Geelong Queer Film Festival) 12-14 April 2019 is a brings contemporary and classic LGBTIQA+ themed films to Geelong for an inclusive film festival for the whole community. Our successful 2018 festival was a great community which sold out. So save the dates and follow us on Facebook for updates. https://www.facebook.com/GeelongPrideFilm Confirmed sponsors and community supporters for 2019 include: Deakin University, Provincial Media, Piano Bar Geelong, The Pivotionian Cinema, Melbourne Queer Film Festival and Geelong…

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