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March 2019

Creatures Creative Art Carnival

3 March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Local artists are taking over the laneway at Little Creatures Brewery on March 3rd, for our 2nd annual art carnival. There will be market stalls, art demonstrations, entertainment, and even a live art battle.  10am – 3pm at Little Creatures Brewery Village Geelong.  FREE ENTRY. Interested artists email *protected email*

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Creative Practice Workshop with Penny Sharples

4 March @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

A chance to think and talk about your arts future with other artists This workshop targets adults in pursuit of creative endeavours wishing to review or improve their practice. It will be a combination of information sharing, interactive exercises and reflections to understand the actions required to create a sustainable creative practice. Minimum 4, maximum 10 participants. Penny Sharples is an abstract artist, working in acrylic, oil and cold wax, and mixed media. She draws from 30 plus years of…

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Creative Practice Workshop with Penny Sharples

4 March @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A chance to think and talk about your arts future with other artists This workshop targets adults in pursuit of creative endeavours wishing to review or improve their practice. It will be a combination of information sharing, interactive exercises and reflections to understand the actions required to create a sustainable creative practice. Minimum 4, maximum 10 participants. Penny Sharples is an abstract artist, working in acrylic, oil and cold wax, and mixed media. She draws from 30 plus years of…

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Introduction to Alcohol Ink, hands-on workshop with Deidre Ogilvie

5 March @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Make your masterpiece – even if you’re a beginner! This experimental class is designed to introduce participants to the magic of alcohol ink. It will be a hands-on class with materials and instruction designed to inspire participants to experiment with this medium and come away with their own masterpiece. Deidre supplies specialist paper for this type of ink, but participants can also bring their own glass or tile to experiment with. Maximum 10 participants. The class is being taught by Deidre…

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Artist talk with Deidre Ogilvie

5 March @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Deidre to hear about her arts practice across many genres and mediums Deidre works in oils and watercolour, but has been exploring mixed media and alcohol ink recently. Her inspiration comes mainly from her travels, and she takes photographs so that she can recreate her favourite scenes. She also paints specifically for children’s bedrooms, incorporating significant toys and emblems to create lifelong memories. Deidre facilitates a water colour group, exhibits regularly in local exhibitions and has had solo exhibitions…

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Clever Living Seminar 1: Innovative Options for Affordable Housing

5 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The first 2019 Clever Living Seminar takes a look into the possibilities for citizen-led development; enabling residents to take control of the design of their own high quality and collective housing. Join presenters Katherine Sundermann, Andy Fergus and Tim Riley as they explore socially and environmentally sustainable alternatives to investor-oriented housing.

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The Basics of Urban Sketching with Julia Zoellner

6 March @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sketch Geelong with Jules Urban sketching is more than a quick drawing on a piece of paper. It is a mindful practice to observe your environment in a creative way. Join Julia to learn the basics of urban sketching—and if you are a first timer, so much the better! Julia will introduce you to simple tools, share her extensive knowledge as an artist and enable you to build your own practice of urban sketching. Julia Zöllner is a German artist…

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Monica Dullard…Fancy That!

6 March @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

21 years in stand-up comedy…fancy that! Accomplished corporate entertainer and talented stand-up comedian Monica Dullard will provide a sneak preview of some material she will perform at the upcoming Melbourne Comedy Festival. This 21st birthday bash – about looking back, and looking forward – will be a show full of ridiculous, hilarious fun.

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Get Started Painting with Pat Duncan

7 March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Give Painting a Chance This is a ‘come and try’ painting workshop for total beginners. We will each paint a picture using acrylic paints on an 8” x 10” canvas, which is not big but a good size for framing. Bring a shirt or coverall to protect your clothes should you spill some water or paint. If you have a photo which you would like to paint, please bring it along. The course fee covers all materials, including a canvas/canvas…

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Julienne van Loon – The Thinking Woman

7 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On the eve of International Women’s Day, we present award-winning novelist Julienne van Loon to discuss her extraordinary new book, The Thinking Woman. “The thinking woman exists: she is alive and well. Browsing through the philosophy sections of some of the world’s best bookshops one has to be sharp-eyed and persistent to find her… Life, for the thinking woman, can be messy and complicated. She is not a philosopher. She is rarely a household name. When she gets too powerful,…

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Pop-up Drop-in Art Activity with NancyDee Sculptures

8 March @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have fun with a found object flatlay – for 5 minutes or 5 hours! Take your chances and drop in for a bit of fun. Nancy will have an art activity using both natural and manufactured found objects to spark your creativity and lift your day. Come on your own or bring your friends and chat. The atmosphere is informal and experimental – there are no mistakes, just learning by doing. You are encouraged to create your flatlay from objects…

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Artist talk with Luna Cameron-Parrish (Amethyst Moon)

9 March @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Luna Cameron-Parrish is a mixed media sculptor and mosaic artist who lives and works in Brunswick East. Her style is eclectic and quirky, ranging from decorative or functional through to abstract. Her pieces often contain an assortment of contrasting materials, including found objects. Recycling is an important part of Luna’s process, breathing new life and love into discarded items. Luna is interested in using art to explore everything in life and imagination, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Luna will discuss…

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Mixed Media Mosaic with Luna Cameron-Parrish

9 March @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Using Found Objects  Create a small, ungrouted mosaic using a variety of mixed materials and found objects. The focus of this workshop is fun, innovation and spontaneity! Bring found objects (or use any that Luna has on hand), an apron or old shirt (it might get messy) and your sense of fun! Cost: $20, plus materials fee of $5 ($25 in total) Luna Cameron-Parrish is a mixed media sculptor and mosaic artist who lives and works in Brunswick East. Her…

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All About Women – Satellite Program: #MeToo, Year Two

10 March @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, Geelong Regional Libraries is proud to partner with the Sydney Opera House in presenting All About Women 2019. Drop in to the Dome to watch and listen to any of these discussions about ideas that matter to women via live web link to the Sydney Opera House. Panel discussion A decade since the Me Too campaign began, and a year since #metoo rocked the entertainment industry, there has been a clear cultural…

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All About Women – Satellite Program: Backstage Pass

10 March @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, Geelong Regional Libraries is proud to partner with the Sydney Opera House in presenting All About Women 2019. Drop in to the Dome to watch and listen to any of these discussions about ideas that matter to women via live web link to the Sydney Opera House. An exclusive backstage speaker interview with Emily Steel, Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times journalist, will be conducted by Edwina Throsby, Head of Talks and…

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All About Women – Satellite Program: Feminism in the Arab World

10 March @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, Geelong Regional Libraries is proud to partner with the Sydney Opera House in presenting All About Women 2019. Drop in to the Dome to watch and listen to any of these discussions about ideas that matter to women via live web link to the Sydney Opera House. Panel discussion co-curated by Sara Saleh In a global feminist movement, our understanding of women’s rights needs to go far beyond the English-speaking world. Arab…

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Make Your Own Mandala with Pat Duncan

12 March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A mandala of your own design Discover the artistic possibilities of drawing mandalas and use your creativity to design your own. We will each complete at least one small mandala and start on a larger one to complete at home. Bring a folder to keep your completed mandala flat on the way home. Maximum 10 participants. Pat Duncan came to Australia from Scotland over 30 years ago. Travelling through Western Australia and the Red Centre, she was impressed by the…

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Frankly Sinatra – A Tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes

13 March @ 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Frankly Sinatra weaves the fascinating story of Ol’ Blue Eyes through skilful narration and the songs of an unforgettable era. Australian music theatre star Philip Gould and award winning singer and actress Michelle Fitzmaurice come together to sing and dance their way through 22 hits of the man they called the ‘Chairman of the Board’. The show also contains hits from the leading women in Sinatra’s life, including Nancy Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland. If you loved hits such…

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Class Clowns 2019

13 March @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Class Clowns 2019 Budding comedians get expert tips from industry professionals before testing their funny bones in front of a live audience. 2 hour workshop at 11:00am  is followed by performances at 2:00pm. This is a free event – register online at the Comedy Festival

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Mark Brandi – The Rip

13 March @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Rip is an urban crime novel following a hidden trio of drifters and addicts in inner city Melbourne. Author Mark Brandi’s inspiration came from his intimate knowledge of Richmond, where in 2017 heroin overdose deaths reached a 17-year high, with 34 of those deaths occurring in a four-block area. While faced with enormously challenging circumstances, both main characters are portrayed with respect and dignity, and not as passive victims of circumstance. Mark is a rising star of Australian literature.…

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Recent acquisitions 2017–18

14 March @ 10:00 am - 17 March @ 5:00 pm
Elizabeth Gertsakis 'Melancholy suicide in Geelong Cemetery—verdict of a ‘Christian’ jury' 2007

A diverse exhibition of works that reflect Geelong Gallery’s active acquisition program, and the generosity of a range of valued donors. Includes works by Del Kathryn Barton, Charles Blackman, Andrew Browne, Elizabeth Gertsakis, Richard Larter, Amanda Marburg, Fiona McMonagle, Mike Parr and Jörg Schmeisser.  

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METROPOLIS GALLERY – Natasha Ber: Innocence To Sin

14 March @ 10:00 am - 17 March @ 4:00 pm
METROPOLIS GALLERY - NATASHA BER: 'Juno' Oil on Panel 60 x 90 cm

Natasha Ber has been inspired by her dreams and a strong connection to nature in creating a highly contemplative and symbolic new series of paintings for her forthcoming exhibition ‘Innocence to Sin’. Please join us on opening night 4 – 6pm Saturday 23 February at Metropolis Gallery – ALL WELCOME!  ‘Exploration of my dreams began at an early age when I would search for an interpretation of things I had seen and experienced while sleeping. I was fascinated by the…

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Make Your Own Mandala with Pat Duncan

14 March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A mandala of your own design Discover the artistic possibilities of drawing mandalas and use your creativity to design your own. We will each complete at least one small mandala and start on a larger one to complete at home. Bring a folder to keep your completed mandala flat on the way home. Maximum 10 participants. Pat Duncan came to Australia from Scotland over 30 years ago. Travelling through Western Australia and the Red Centre, she was impressed by the…

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Creativity Cluster Exhibition and Art Activities Program

14 March @ 2:30 pm - 15 March @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Creativity Cluster: Encouraging art in your community The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of fun. NancyDee Sculptures is joined by a diverse group of artists to present the Creativity Cluster – four weeks of exhibitions and artists’ talks, workshops, seminars and pop-up art activities, especially for the Geelong community. Creativity Cluster artists work across many mediums, from water colour, acrylics and sketching to mosaics, ceramics, textiles and found object assemblage. We believe everyone…

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Pop-up Art Activity Inspired by Italy with Mardie Whitla and Nancy D Lane (NancyDee Sculptures)

15 March @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Italian inspired art activity –  Free and fun! Nancy will chat with Mardie about her experiences in Italy, both as a tour guide and an artist. While you are listening, you will also be challenged to participate in a pop-up art activity inspired by your own personal interpretation of the colours, the landscape, the food and the culture of Italy. The atmosphere will be very informal and experimental, and lots of fun. Before or after the activity, take the opportunity to…

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Stefan Dohr & ANAM musicians

15 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

French horn player Stefan Dohr represents his instrument second to none: as an acclaimed soloist, chamber musician and Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic he is an icon in the international landscape of wind instruments. Regardless of core repertoire for horn or contemporary compositions, his interpretations are widely considered as exemplary. As a soloist, Dohr has worked with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Bernhard Haitink, Christian Thielemann and Daniel Harding and has been invited by…

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The Listies – ROFLSHALBOWCO (rolling on the floor so hard a little bit of wee comes out)

16 March @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Gratuitous, ridiculous, hilarious, joyous and possibly hazardous, Rich and Matt are The Listies, Australia’s maestros of kidult comedy, a multi-award winning duo who win over everyone who comes to see them with their insane, interactive, illogical and irreverent escapades. ‘ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING so hard a little bit of wee comes out‘ is a bonkers comedy extravaganza of epic proportions, it’s jam packed with magically stupid stuff. Any questions? “Does it have a burpershop quartet?” Yes, yes it does.…

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The Listies – ROFLSHALBOWCO (rolling on the floor so hard a little bit of wee comes out) 2

16 March @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Gratuitous, ridiculous, hilarious, joyous and possibly hazardous, Rich and Matt are The Listies, Australia’s maestros of kidult comedy, a multi-award winning duo who win over everyone who comes to see them with their insane, interactive, illogical and irreverent escapades. ‘ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING so hard a little bit of wee comes out‘ is a bonkers comedy extravaganza of epic proportions, it’s jam packed with magically stupid stuff. Any questions? “Does it have a burpershop quartet?” Yes, yes it does.…

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Trio Anima Mundi- Red, White and Blue

17 March @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Trio Anima Mundi, one of Australia’s best-known chamber groups as they kickstart their 2019 concert series with piano trios by Ravel and Warner. Having recently returned from their successful concert tour in China, Trio Anima Mundi returns to present their twelfth subscription series- Three’s Company-2019, 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 Ravel and Haydn. Presenting 1 out of…

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The Benefits of Cancer Research

19 March @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Geelong Region Cancerians presents a specialist panel discussion aimed at exploring the early detection, prevention and research of various types of cancer. Panelists include Professor Tom Jobling OAM, Director of Gynaecologic Oncology at Monash Medical Centre and recipient of the Order of Australia Medal in 2017 for services to Ovarian Cancer Research; Dr Karl Najjar, a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and awardee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; cancer survivor Maureen O’Keeffe; and panel…

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