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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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July 2018

Fundamentals of drawing Class

19 July @ 7:00 pm - 13 September @ 9:00 pm

Always wanted to learn how to Draw? Then this class is for you ! Well known caricature artist / watercolour artist and tutor will be running THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING classes at Shearers Arms Gallery studio , 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West . Term 3 starts on Thursday July 19 and runs for 9 weeks , 7.00pm to 9.00pm . students will learn to draw using various mediums incorporating use of tone, perspective, shape recognition and application . Class places…

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My Geelong—our Gallery

28 July - 9 September

The second biennial exhibition, My Geelong—our Gallery reveals the artistic riches of Geelong Gallery, a collection owned by the people of Geelong. Twenty diverse members of the Greater Geelong community are invited to meet Gallery Director Jason Smith and select a favourite work of art. 2018 participants include Igni restaurant owner and chef, Aaron Turner, Geelong Football Club captain, Joel Selwood, local Aboriginal leader, Norm Jurrawaa Stanley, primary school student, Alyssa Taylor and City of Greater Geelong Mayor, Bruce Harwood. The participants’ collective choices are exhibited in this…

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August 2018

Sempre Sempre – Jan + Geo. Francis Retrospective

8 August @ 11:00 am - 1 September @ 4:00 pm

Last year in 2017 two wonderful milestones were reached for Jan and Geo Francis of Moongate Studios.  Firstly it was their Golden Wedding Anniversary in April, and in October this dynamic duo was recognised in Piedmont Italy with a Medaglia Mauriziana for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.   It was time to celebrate this creative sojourn of 5 decades with SEMPRE SEMPRE……a Retrospective Exhibition of their artwork. Italian for always always, it seemed an appropriate title as Moongate Studios has…

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Rohan Robinson / Michelle Kettle / Cat Rabbit

16 August - 9 September

Rohan Robinson – Desire for a Sedentary Personality “So somebody asks… “What do you do?” I’m at a point of the more I do it, the less I really know, the landscape is a vehicle for language, not STYLE, but a developed deep seated personal language, that takes many years to reach. My work is not necessarily site specific, but more a conglomerate of parts that would become a regional identifier, subtle. Something between the Western European model and the…

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TRUE ROMANTICS – Australian Chamber Choir

26 August @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Australian Chamber Choir, Director- Douglas Lawrence Why is light cast upon the sorrowful? These are the first words of Brahms’ Motet Op.74. And the answer unfolds as one listens to the program. Throughout history, when composers have dwelt on emotions of sadness and longing, they have produced some of the most movingly beautiful and uplifting music. Taking in a broad range of music, from Monteverdi Madrigals to Ravel’s luscious Chansons, the program includes Elgar’s arrangement for voices of Nimrod from his…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – Jurassica

29 August @ 8:00 pm - 1 September @ 8:00 pm

Jurassica is a story of family, migration, language and growing old. It is a heart-warming tale, told with humour and pathos and spoken in both English and Italian. It is also about dinosaurs – but not necessarily those from pre-historic times. Ralph and Sara migrated from Tuscany in the 1950s to their concrete-front-yard house in suburban Moorabbin. Their son, Ichlis, never really forgave them for his misunderstood name, and grandson Luca is struggling to talk to his father or grandfather.…

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September 2018

Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

1 September - 25 November

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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HELL SHIP – THE JOURNEY OF THE TICONDEROGA @ The Potato Shed

7 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Written and performed by Michael Veitch In 1852, the emigrant ship ‘Ticonderoga’ limped into Port Melbourne after a nightmare voyage from England in which nearly 200 of her passengers had died of typhus. Her saga of tragedy, loss and heroism gripped the people of the young nation like nothing before. This though, is just the beginning of the story. Michael Veitch takes us on one-man’s journey through one of Victoria’s most horrific maritime events. Reviews from Michael’s last one man…

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World Class Art at the Tate Modern – Mr Ian Swankie – Adfas September Lecture

10 September @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

10th September Lecture World Class Art at the Tate Modern – Mr Ian Swankie Housed in a converted power station, the Tate Modern quickly became the world’s most visited modern art museum. This talk looks at the building, with its mixture of industrial and sleek new architecture, then moves inside to experience the best of the collection. Some works are profound, some are witty, some are whacky, but they all have a place. Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong Inc. (Registration number: A0024034Y…

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GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – The Almighty Sometimes

13 September @ 8:00 pm - 15 September @ 8:00 pm

Anna has been medicated for a range of mood and behavioural disorders for as long as she can remember. Now she wants to know what life would be like without pills and prescriptions. More fulfilling? More exciting? More real? As Anna tries to find out who she really is, her mother, Renee (played by Hannah Waterman), remains determined to protect her. She can’t bear to watch her daughter go through the anguish all over again, to throw it all away…

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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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Floortalk: Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

15 September @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Elizabeth Gower, for a guided tour exploring Cuttings. Gain insight into Gower’s artistic practice and creative process, spanning forty years, as a pioneering feminist artist who emerged in the 1970s.

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Paris Underground – By Madotti and Vegas

15 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

PARIS UNDERGROUND By Madotti and Vegas Cabaret performance – bring your culinary delights and purchase drinks from our licensed bar. Journey into the dark delights of the underground of Paris with comedy, astounding magic and illusion, burlesque, feats, flesh and feathers, surprises and seductions, incendiary song, spectacular dance, brilliant, beautiful and strange circus and cabaret and introducing new performers, new routines and new jokes. Welcome to the Underground, the dark heart of Paris – a night to remember! “If you want to be lured into the world…

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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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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS @ The Potato Shed

27 September @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Hit Productions Thursday 27 September, 2.00pm and 8.00pm The play Around the World in 80 Day is an epic, funny, madcap adaptation of the classic novel by Jules Verne. The story opens on Tuesday 1 October 1872…at 11.57pm…and 30 seconds…with a sinister robbery taking place…Big Ben chimes midnight and within minutes the central London bank is 40,000 pounds poorer. Pursued by Scotland Yard through Europe, Africa, Australia, it is race to stay ahead of the law, stay on schedule and to…

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS @ The Potato Shed

27 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Hit Productions Thursday 27 September, 2.00pm and 8.00pm The play Around the World in 80 Day is an epic, funny, madcap adaptation of the classic novel by Jules Verne. The story opens on Tuesday 1 October 1872…at 11.57pm…and 30 seconds…with a sinister robbery taking place…Big Ben chimes midnight and within minutes the central London bank is 40,000 pounds poorer. Pursued by Scotland Yard through Europe, Africa, Australia, it is race to stay ahead of the law, stay on schedule and to…

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October 2018

GPAC’s 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season – Prize Fighter

3 October @ 8:00 pm - 6 October @ 8:00 pm

Get ringside for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling paired with the visceral thrill of live boxing. Fleeing the Congo as a child, playwright Future D. Fidel lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of the people he has known. Isa is a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, he…

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LARRY PARADISEO AND THE FABULOUS DAME FARRAR @ The Potato Shed

12 October @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Get into it with this cabaret tour de force: Carita Farrer Spencer brings you her alter-egos… …theatrical cyclone one The Fabulous Dame Farrar and International sex symbol Larry Paradiseo in this world class Double Act (with herself). Act One – The Fabulous Dame Farrar: Celebrate the glory and disaster of this superbly talented Diva and disgraceful, loveable lush. Act Two – Larry Paradiseo: A showbiz God. He’s got more moves than Mick Jagger and a way with the ladies that makes Tom Jones look a…

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2018 Archibald Prize: Creative conversation—Art collectors

13 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, Robert Malherbe and Joanna Braithwaite, with 2018 Archibald Prize sitters Michael Reid and Pat Corrigan, moderated by Geelong Gallery Director and CEO, Jason Smith. This is a free event, however bookings are essential: www.geelonggallery.org.au/whats-on/events/art-collectors Image: 2018 Archibald Prize finalist Joanna Braithwaite ‘Hall of fame – portrait of Pat Corrigan’ © the artist. Photo: AGNSW.

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Sun Bear Children’s Festival #5

13 October @ 5:30 pm - 14 October @ 3:00 pm

The family wildlife, Sun Bear Children’s Festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year!! We have found an exciting new location that’ll foster a deeper connection for the whole family to our local natural environment —the Anglesea Shark Park— located next to the river mouth and with access to the dunes and beach. Our activities will now be even more nature-based and community-focussed! And to make this celebration even more special, we have added a Twilight Program the night before…

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2018 Archibald Prize: Creative conversation—White Night Geelong

13 October @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2018 Archibald Prize finalist, Sally Ross and sitters, Will Huxley and Garrett Huxley for an intimate conversation sharing the mysterious potential of art with ABC Breakfast presenter, Jacinta Parsons. This event will be followed by a special performance by The Huxleys. Book now This event is part of White Night Geelong—a city reimagined.

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Geelong Harmony Chorus: Sing into Spring 4 @ The Potato Shed

14 October @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Geelong Harmony Chorus are back for their annual Sing into Spring Concert for the Seniors Festival. Geelong’s ever popular acappella women’s chorus perform their trademark ringing harmonies in an afternoon filled with music, laughter and fun. Afternoon tea provided, raffle with great prices and purchase drinks from our licensed bar.

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – Chloe Sayer – Adfas 15 October Lecture

15 October @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

15th October Lecture Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera – Chloe Sayer Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera have iconic status in Mexico. The Mexican Revolution of 1910 swept away the old régime and banished European influence in the arts. Kahlo and Rivera, in their different ways, helped to shape the cultural identity of twentieth-century Mexico. Together they made Mexico a magnet for the rest of the world. Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong Inc. (Registration number: A0024034Y / ABN: 860 1740…

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Carrick Hill: A Collection to Live In – Mr Richard Heathcote – Adfas 12 November Lecture (and AGM)

15 October @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

12th November AGM and Lecture  Carrick Hill: A Collection to Live In – Mr Richard Heathcote Created in the mid-1930s, Carrick Hill in the Adelaide foothills, contains the oldest interior in Australia and the most significant collection of British modern art in the country. *   Note that November has is no morning lecture Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong Inc. (Registration number: A0024034Y / ABN: 860 1740 4297) Geelong Inc. is a non-profit organisation that aims to foster increasing interest…

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Talking art @ the Archibald Prize—Yvette Coppersmith

19 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet the 2018 Archibald Prizewinner, Yvette Coppersmith, in conversation with Geelong Gallery Director and CEO, Jason Smith. Have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the artist while enjoying the 2018 Archibald Prize exclusively after hours. Book now This is a fundraising event for Geelong Contemporary.

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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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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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