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November 2018

Great Songs of the War Years

8 November 2018 @ 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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9 November 2018 @ 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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SUSAN SUTTON: The Artist and her Art

15 November 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2 December 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Metropolis Gallery - SUSAN SUTTON: The Artist and her Art

A new biography SUSAN SUTTON: The Artist and her Art will be launched by author Marion Pescud at Metropolis Gallery 6-8pm Thursday 15 November to coincide with an exhibition of selected recent paintings and retrospective works featured in the book, which will be available at the launch and during the exhibition. The biography follows Sutton’s journey from the aspirations of her early years to the maturity of acclaimed recognition. Metropolis Gallery has exhibited Susan Sutton’s paintings for about thirteen years…

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North Bellarine Film Festival 2018 @ The Potato Shed

16 November 2018 - 18 November 2018

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 2018 @ 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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‘ J o u r n e y ’ – Introducing a new generation of Geelong artists

16 November 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Invitation:  EXHIBITION OPENING – Oxygen College Visual Arts – End of Year Exhibition Students of Oxygen College invite you to attend the opening of ‘Journey’, our end of year Visual Arts exhibition. During 2018, students have been learning what is required to take the art world by storm. This diverse group of sixteen up and coming Geelong artists, hope to share the fruits of their journey of research and experimentation. The range of works on display will be varied and…

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North Bellarine Film Festival

16 November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The North Bellarine Film Festival will be held from November 16 to 18 with a weekend of quality films.The Potato Shed’s Black Box Theatre in Drysdale will again be the festival hub. A satellite venue at the Portarlington Neighbourhood House will also feature an animation, experimental and avant-garde film program as part of the festival. The opening night reception and film will be held on Friday, November 16. Tickets are now on sale. Visit the festival website for details.

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Animation + Experimental + Avant Garde Film Program seeks entries

18 November 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A new program associated with the North Bellarine Film Festival is now seeking entries from animation, experimental and avant garde filmmakers in the Geelong and District, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula regions. For the first time, the festival – which held its inaugural edition at the Potato Shed’s Black Box Theatre in Drysdale in November last year – will host an Animation + Experimental + Avant Garde film program in addition to its lineup of feature films and Australian narrative…

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Tip of the Iceberg

19 November 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1 December 2018 @ 1:00 pm

What is the creative practice of artists who also have day jobs? This exhibition seeks to render visible the hidden iceberg of artworks produced by artists away from their paid employment. From collage, mixed media and sculpture to large scale paintings, photography and jewellery, these 16 artists, who all also work for genU, are showing together for the first time in an exhibition revealing the enormity of that creative iceberg. Among the myriad works on view are Mary-Anne Bleakley’s mixed…

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25 November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Bannockburn Arts and Crafts market, is for Local Creators and Designers, to show and sell their artistic products. From professional artists to backyard gran-mas with beautiful knit wear, the Golden Plains Shire, shows off its artistic and individual flare. With 3 markets annually, it’s a great opportunity to buy that special and unique gift for Mum, Dad or Christmas. It will be held on the Farmers market site, at the corner of High/Milton streets in Bannockburn, from 10.00am to…

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Geelong Theatre Awards @ The Potato Shed

25 November 2018 @ 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 2018 @ 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

Poetry book launch

1 December 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You are very welcome to attend the launch of the poetry chapbook, Artisan, by Lyn Chatham. The chapbook is being published  as part of the Melbourne Poets Union Platinum series, 2018. John Bartlett will be launching the chapbook, with readings by the author, as well. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by November 24 on 0423 189 108.

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A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS – Australian Chamber Choir

2 December 2018 @ 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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3 December 2018 @ 9:00 am - 19 January 2019 @ 2:00 pm

An exhibition of new works by Eastern Hub Studio Artists. Be surprised, amazed and confounded by the array of artworks created by our studio artists. From sculpture to digital works, THE END is a diverse and unpredictable exhibition concluding the Rachinger Gallery’s 2018 program. Opening on International Day of People with Disability (3rd Dec) THE END runs until 19 Jan.    

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5 December 2018 @ 9:00 am - 24 December 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Metropolis Gallery - Amanda Louden 'Sturt Pea Vase', etched blown glass

The Art of Christmas. The Metropolis Gallery Christmas Show on now and features stunning collections of paintings and prints, exquisite art glass, unique jewellery, books by exhibiting artists and hand-crafted timber boxes. A must see for anyone searching for special Christmas gift ideas. While there is a focus on smaller, well-priced artworks there are also larger paintings from the studios of many artists represented at Metropolis Gallery that will help with last minute home décor decisions in the lead up…

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Christmas with Silvie Paladino

5 December 2018 @ 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 2018 @ 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 at the Piano

7 December 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Date: Friday 7 December 2018 Time: 7:30pm Location: The Black Hatt 54 Little Myers St, Geelong   Geelong’s youngest and brightest musicians present their innovative take on the classic Australian Christmas carols show. Having grown up with carols events; these young people believe they have found the best way to celebrate Christmas and the start off the holiday season. No backing tracks, all new arrangements, and some of Geelong’s best musical talent that should be celebrated at Christmas. Christmas at…

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8 December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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Glass Art Open Studio Sat. 8 December 2018 Drysdale

8 December 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and explore Glenda Mac Naughton’s working Glass art studio in Drysdale. Breathing air into molten glass to blow, hand shape and spin it to create small sculptures and jewellery is one of Glenda Mac Naughton’s great creative joys. By softening and hand shaping glass using an oxygen and gas torch (known as flamework) Glenda creates one-of-kind glass art pieces inspired by natural worlds near and far. Her latest work is inspired by NASA images of outer spaces otherworldly colours,…

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Aireys Inlet artisan market

9 December 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mary-Ellen Belleville, aka fibreMellen, will have a selection of her DoLLy Vardenesque sculptures at the next Aireys Inlet Homegrown, Handmade, Recycled, Vintage, Local market on Sunday 9 December, 2018 9am-1pm.  If you missed seeing her recent exhibition at Karingallery, here’s a chance to be amused by the whimsical female mannequins, or ‘dolls’ which are individually decorated with found items, fabrics and allude to the sea, the forest, the environment.  Mary-Ellen has also been creating unique wearable art made from upcycled…

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

12 December 2018 @ 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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The Healing Heart Project ~ an Art Exhibition to lift the spirits

14 December 2018 @ 8:00 am - 16 December 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Healing Heart Exhibition Artworks by local artists and art groups will be displayed on the concept of healing. We would love your presence to celebrate this special event created to lift the spirits of others. This project aims to share the value of the arts for healing and support the growth of the Hospital Arts Program, touching more lives in the community we live. Hearts created by patients and families at St John of God Geelong Hospital will be displayed along…

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14 December 2018 @ 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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St Paul’s Geelong Christmas Carol Events

16 December 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 25 December 2018 @ 10:00 am

Christmas at St Paul’s Sunday 16 December Service of 9 lessons and Carols – 3pm and 7pm Christmas Eve (24 December) Children’s Service – 5:00pm Choral Eucharist 11:00pm (… your chance to get off the naughty list before midnight?) Christmas Day Choral Eucharist 8:30am (25 December) 175 LaTrobe Terrace, Geelong Enquiries call 0452 005 269

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January 2019

High Tea Launch

7 January @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Festival of Glass and Treasure Hunt High Tea Launch Join the Festival of Glass for its 2019 Launch at a High Tea in one of Drysdale’s iconic cafes. The High Tea includes delicious hot and cold, savoury and sweet finger food with tea or coffee. There will be glass blowing demonstrations and glass treasure door prizes. Be the first to join the 2019 Glass Art Treasure Hunt. Browse the Birds of the Bellarine Glass Art Exhibition. Book early as numbers…

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Bach to the Bush – Geelong

13 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bach to the Bush – Music for Solo Cello Anthony Albrecht (Juilliard MM) The Geelong Boat House, Western Foreshore Rd 7pm, January 13th, 2019 – Bar open from 6pm Tickets and info at www.anthonyalbrecht.com Adults $40, Concession $35 – Tickets include a glass of French bubbly Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Bach’s stunning suites for solo cello. Cellist Anthony Albrecht, known for his “dramatic flair” and “fluent and virtuosic” performances (Seen and Heard International, Sydney Morning Herald) will perform…

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The Folk House in Summer

19 January @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The second in a series of four dance events, this energetic event will have you moving, laughing, and connecting through the joy of dance. Eklezmic brings traditional Klezmer tunes to the seaside town of Barwon Heads. Experienced dancers and beginners alike will be lured into the heady mix of music, fun and movement, as the band plays their irresistible style of traditional Yiddish folk. What is The Folk House? The Folk House pays tribute to the great tradition of community…

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Gwen Scott, Artist Talk

20 January @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Gwen Scott for an artist talk and demonstration during QG&W’s Lustre exhibition Gwen Scott lives in Melbourne, Australia and works from her home studio producing original colour and black & white limited edition prints. Gwen works full-time as a printmaker and specialises in the reduction technique to produce her colourful prints. All her prints are hand cut and hand pulled by her and the finest 100% cotton rag paper, oil-based inks and linoleum are used. Gwen’s iconography stems from her interests in classical mythology, the human…

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