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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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June 2019

The Moon

15 June @ 10:00 am - 1 September @ 5:00 pm
Georges Méliès 'A Trip to the moon (Le Voyage dans la lune)' 1902

20 July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing and the first steps taken on the lunar surface by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. This exhibition is programmed to coincide with this significant milestone, and brings together artistic responses to the celestial body that orbits the Earth. For centuries artists from many cultures have been inspired by the Moon, the most prominent feature of our night sky. The exhibition includes historical works created when the Moon could…

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CROSSXPOLLINATION 2019

28 June @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

‘Connections’ is the theme for the 2019 instalment of fibre and textile art exhibition CrossXpollinatioN. CrossXpollinatioN 2019 is taking place at COPACC this June 28 to July 17, 2019. The exhibition will be open daily in COPACC’s Civic Hall from 10am to 4pm daily. This year’s event offers an exciting group of feature artists, workshops, artist talks and participatory art experiences. The 2019 event is proudly sponsored by Tarndie and The Baronga Motor Inn.       

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – CROSSXPOLLINATION 2019 FEATURE ARTIST ERICA GRAY

28 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CrossXpollinatioN feature artist Erica Gray will be in the CrossXpollinatioN exhibition space and available to talk to visitors and artists about her collection of works entitled life.e.quatic.

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Hercules – The Panto at The Geelong Arena

28 June @ 7:30 pm - 30 June @ 5:00 pm

Hercules the Panto! In a venue as big as he is… get ready for GSODA Junior Players “Hercules – The Panto” as it takes to the stage at The Geelong Arena in 2019. He’s… strong mighty a hero all singing, all dancing, and here in Geelong! Let the GSODA Junior players transport you to Athens, to the theatre of Dionysus, in a pantomime that promises to have you clutching your stomach, rolled over in balls of laughter, tapping your toes…

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Central Geelong Winter School Holiday Activities

29 June @ 9:00 am - 14 July @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy a range of activities as part of the Central Geelong Kids Fun Guide. Running from 29 June – 14 July, with a collection of free and paid activities, events and exhibitions for children ages 3-16 years. The theme is food and fun – so come along, join in the fun and get involved in cooking classes, food crafts and more. We look forward to seeing you in Central Geelong these school holidays!

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Community Paint Party

29 June @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Community Paint Parties are 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.)  Everything you need is supplied.  Coffee/Tea/nibbles too!

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WEARABLE ART MARKET

29 June @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

CrossXpollinatioN’s Wearable Art Market is a boutique fibre and textile bazaar of high quality wearable art pieces and accessories. If you love handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces, this market is for you.  

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ARTIST TALK BY CROSSXPOLLINATION 2019 FEATURE ARTIST ERICA GRAY

29 June @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Queensland-based Erica Gray’s life.e.quatic is inspired by the complex structures, vivid colours and intricate patterns of marine life. She has used plastic 3D-printer filament manually extruded from a 3D pen to create a vividly coloured collection of threedimensional sea creatures. Join Erica as she talks about the messages behind her work, and delves deeper into the techniques she uses. Includes complimentary tea & coffee RSVP: By Wednesday 26 June to *protected email* or 5232 9418

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July 2019

BUSY BEES – A SCHOOL HOLIDAY FIBRE ART WORKSHOP WITH VERONICA PHILLIPS

2 July @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trees need bees…and so do we! The pollination services provided by bees are vital for humankind’s survival. They pollinate the plants that produce fruits, berries, nuts, seeds, roots and leaves that we eat. In this special school holiday activity, local environmental artist Veronica Phillips will help children make the connection between bees, the environment they live in and the food that they eat. Then, it’s time to get crafty, creating needle-felted bees using wool supplied from CrossXpollinatioN sponsor Tarndie. RSVP:…

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B Sharp Big Band

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

Australia’s renowned B Sharp Big Band returns to Geelong to provide another swingin’ taste of the 30s, 40s and 50s swing era. Featuring one of Australia’s favourite and renowned crooners – Jefferson Smith, fans of Big Band Swing music can expect a fabulous taste of tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darrin, Dean Martin plus other mid century swingin’ crooners. Jefferson’s crooning vocal talents will be backed by the high class 10 piece B Sharp Big Band, as he gives you…

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B Sharp Big Band

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

Australia’s renowned B Sharp Big Band returns to Geelong to provide another swingin’ taste of the 30s, 40s and 50s swing era. Featuring one of Australia’s favourite and renowned crooners – Jefferson Smith, fans of Big Band Swing music can expect a fabulous taste of tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darrin, Dean Martin plus other mid century swingin’ crooners. Jefferson’s crooning vocal talents will be backed by the high class 10 piece B Sharp Big Band, as he gives you…

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MODERN MACRAMÉ WORKSHOP WITH CHRISSY LORICCO

6 July @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn the beautiful craft of macramé whilst having fun in a small, friendly class environment led by Colac fibre artist Chrissy LoRicco of WallKnots Macramé Co. If you can tie your shoe laces you can macramé! Each workshop is suitable for beginners and will teach you the skills for creating this 1970s craft, but with a modern look and feel. You will learn the three basic knots needed to create a beautiful wall hanging and a variety of different knotting…

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MODERN MACRAMÉ WORKSHOP WITH CHRISSY LORICCO

7 July @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn the beautiful craft of macramé whilst having fun in a small, friendly class environment led by Colac fibre artist Chrissy LoRicco of WallKnots Macramé Co. If you can tie your shoe laces you can macramé! Each workshop is suitable for beginners and will teach you the skills for creating this 1970s craft, but with a modern look and feel. You will learn the three basic knots needed to create a beautiful wall hanging and a variety of different knotting…

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TARNDIE INDIGO DYE DEMONSTRATION

7 July @ 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 @ 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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Children Are Stinky

12 July @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Children are Stinky is an exciting award-winning children’s comedy by Circus Trick Tease. Still buzzing from another dream run at the Edinburgh Fringe with five star reviews and sold-out shows globally, this show has been captivating adults and children alike. Set in the 1990s, plenty of in-jokes and a cleverly choreographed nostalgic mash-up hooks parents in for a rollicking trip down memory lane. This is an enjoyable show for all ages that encourages the slight of years to be proud of themselves. Performers April Dawson…

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Children Are Stinky 2

12 July @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Children are Stinky is an exciting award-winning children’s comedy by Circus Trick Tease. Still buzzing from another dream run at the Edinburgh Fringe with five star reviews and sold-out shows globally, this show has been captivating adults and children alike. Set in the 1990s, plenty of in-jokes and a cleverly choreographed nostalgic mash-up hooks parents in for a rollicking trip down memory lane. This is an enjoyable show for all ages that encourages the slight of years to be proud of themselves. Performers April Dawson…

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TARNDIE INDIGO DYE DEMONSTRATION

13 July @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 *protected email* or 5232 9418.

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SOUTH WEST TAFE COMMUNITY CONNEXIONS DAY

17 July @ 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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Diplomacy

17 July @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Two of Australia’s finest actors will captivate audiences when the highly entertaining WWII thriller Diplomacy opens at Geelong Performing Arts Centre next month. Theatre legend John Bell AO OBE (founder of Bell Shakespeare Company) and John Gaden AO (Muriel’s Wedding, Caddie) will reprise their roles for regional audiences. A smash hit for Ensemble Theatre when it premiered in 2018, Diplomacy comes to the Drama Theatre for five performances July 17-20 as pat of the the 2019 Deakin University Theatre Season.…

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Diplomacy 2

18 July @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Two of Australia’s finest actors will captivate audiences when the highly entertaining WWII thriller Diplomacy opens at Geelong Performing Arts Centre next month. Theatre legend John Bell AO OBE (founder of Bell Shakespeare Company) and John Gaden AO (Muriel’s Wedding, Caddie) will reprise their roles for regional audiences. A smash hit for Ensemble Theatre when it premiered in 2018, Diplomacy comes to the Drama Theatre for five performances July 17-20 as pat of the the 2019 Deakin University Theatre Season.…

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Diplomacy 2

19 July @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Two of Australia’s finest actors will captivate audiences when the highly entertaining WWII thriller Diplomacy opens at Geelong Performing Arts Centre next month. Theatre legend John Bell AO OBE (founder of Bell Shakespeare Company) and John Gaden AO (Muriel’s Wedding, Caddie) will reprise their roles for regional audiences. A smash hit for Ensemble Theatre when it premiered in 2018, Diplomacy comes to the Drama Theatre for five performances July 17-20 as pat of the the 2019 Deakin University Theatre Season.…

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Diplomacy 2 2

20 July @ 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm

Two of Australia’s finest actors will captivate audiences when the highly entertaining WWII thriller Diplomacy opens at Geelong Performing Arts Centre next month. Theatre legend John Bell AO OBE (founder of Bell Shakespeare Company) and John Gaden AO (Muriel’s Wedding, Caddie) will reprise their roles for regional audiences. A smash hit for Ensemble Theatre when it premiered in 2018, Diplomacy comes to the Drama Theatre for five performances July 17-20 as pat of the the 2019 Deakin University Theatre Season.…

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Diplomacy 2 2 2

20 July @ 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Two of Australia’s finest actors will captivate audiences when the highly entertaining WWII thriller Diplomacy opens at Geelong Performing Arts Centre next month. Theatre legend John Bell AO OBE (founder of Bell Shakespeare Company) and John Gaden AO (Muriel’s Wedding, Caddie) will reprise their roles for regional audiences. A smash hit for Ensemble Theatre when it premiered in 2018, Diplomacy comes to the Drama Theatre for five performances July 17-20 as pat of the the 2019 Deakin University Theatre Season.…

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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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