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March 2021

A Day on the Green featuring Midnight Oil at Mt Duneed

20 March

A day on the green is bringing Midnight Oil to Geelong The band will perform their only Victorian show at Geelong’s Mount Duneed Estate on Saturday March 20. Midnight Oil are one of the most ‘Australian’ rock bands this country has ever produced. Born from the Australian pub rock scene that gave us AC/DC, Cold Chisel and INXS, the Oils were able to break out of that scene without compromising themselves in any way. General tickets for the show will…

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Golden Plains Southern Open Studios Program

20 March - 21 March
Open Studios Program- Sthn Golden Plains

Eleven Golden Plains Artists will exhibit their work in an open studio program spread across three sites in the southern end of the region -Bannockburn, Inverleigh and Wingeel. This is a lovely day trip loop for anyone interested in immersing in the arts and seeking a country Sunday (or Saturday!) drive! GP Arts Inc Artists are running a  series of Open Studios as replacement for the former Arts Trail Program.

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Interregnum Over – Geelong Design Week

20 March - 28 March

Join emerging artist Jack Herd for an outdoor screening of his film INTERREGNUM Over to find out what the future holds for the Regent Theatre, the ‘grand old dame’ of Little Malop Street. Take a virtual journey inside the theatre and explore the Regent’s elusive history. The documentary will be screened onto the building’s front farcade, recently known as Dimmeys. There will be pre entertainment prior to the screenings. Screenings are: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 March. Saturday 27 and…

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James Harrison’s Momentous Achievements – models, medals, memorabilia

20 March @ 1:00 pm - 28 March @ 2:00 pm

Everyone will make exciting discoveries at this Exhibition about Geelong’s world-significant inventor of refrigeration, including designers, engineers, scientists and historians. In creating a means of making ice, James Harrison first experimented with volatile chemicals in a cave at Rocky Point before building a shed beside the Barwon River. There he invented the world’s first ice-making machine in 1854 – because he wanted to keep his fishing catch cold. On display at this Exhibition will be patents and models of Harrison’s…

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2021 Geelong acquisitive print awards

22 March @ 10:00 am - 4 June @ 5:00 pm

The Geelong acquisitive print awards continue a long tradition of prize exhibitions staged by Geelong Gallery and reflect a longstanding commitment to the acquisition and display of prints. Important dates Entries open Monday 22 March (10.00am) Entries close Friday 4 June (5.00pm) Shortlisting June Notification of selection mid-July Selected entries to be delivered to the Gallery from Monday 16 to Friday 20 August (between 10.00am and 4.00pm)   Exhibition dates Saturday 28 August to Sunday 24 October Official opening Friday 3 September (invitation only) Collection of non-acquired works from Tuesday 26 to…

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Cricket Saleh / Kasper Raglus / Lotte Frances / Emma Lipscombe

25 March - 18 April

Doll Parts / Cricket Saleh Doll Parts is a little vignette, with moments of navel gazing. It was born out of a discussion I fell into with a loved one – that lingered with us both – which queried a pause in feminism. It looks at the work itself, poking about at its decorative elements, as it soap boxes with much huff and puff, wanting to exist for greater purpose.” Cricket Saleh works in Photography. In a professional context she is highly…

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Garage Sale Embroidery

27 March

Garage Sale Garage Sale of Embroidery and Textile Arts materials and Equipment. Includes preloved treasures, yarns threads, fabrics and embroidery equipment such as frames and hoops. Books galore!

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RAISING GIRLS WHO LIKE THEMSELVES – with Kasey Edwards & Christopher Scanlon

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

When you raise a girl who likes herself, everything else follows. Raising Girls Who Like Themselves is packed with practical, evidence-based advice around raising a girl who is happy and confident in herself. Join Geelong Regional Libraries for this online event with authors Kasey Edwards and Christopher Scanlon and learn about the qualities that enable girls to thrive in a world that tells them they are flawed.

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Gayle Seach & Andrew Strang exhibition, Apollo Bay

31 March @ 10:00 am - 18 April @ 5:00 pm

Showing paintings by Gayle Seach and photography by Andrew Strang as well as hand made items by local makers, at the Church Hall, 25 Nelson St Apollo Bay (top of main st) Open daily except Good Friday. This event is also part of the Colac Otway Arts Trail.

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April 2021

Exhibition at ART 16 – Art Gallery | Studio

1 April @ 10:00 am - 2 May @ 3:00 pm

ART 16 – Art Gallery | Studio  – Art Exhibition 1st April – 2nd May 2021 Meet the artists: Linda Gallus ‘Finding the Rural’ & Helen Hewitt ‘Fine Lines’ OPENING – Saturday 3rd April 2-5pm Gallery open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 – 3pm & Sunday 11 – 1pm  or by appointment

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2021 Colac Otway Arts Trail

2 April - 18 April

It’s time to mark your calendars and book your accommodation.  ​ This is your invitation to celebrate and visit the amazing artists of the Colac Otway Shire and their work from 2 – 18 April 2021.   The 2021 Colac Otway Arts Trail promises to be more varied than ever with open studios throughout the shire, an Arts Expo in Colac and art shows and galleries in Cororooke, Gellibrand, Forrest, Beech Forest, Apollo Bay, Birregurra and Lavers Hill.

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Hidden Gems Artist Open Studios – April 2021

3 April - 4 April

Nestled in the countryside just minutes from Ballarat, Lucas, Smythesdale and Delacombe you will find these treasure troves of art and inspiration in Golden Plains Shire. Visit these five picturesque studios to meet the artists and see a range of unique and desirable artworks including paintings, original prints and ceramics. All of the artists are members of GP Arts Inc., so take a tour on the first weekend of the month and explore some of the wonderful creative talents in…

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home/town

8 April @ 9:00 am - 1 May @ 3:00 pm

Geelong Illustrators present home/town, an ode to whatever “home” means to each exhibiting artist. Lockdown forced the artists to appreciate their domestic and local surroundings more than ever, with many being able to continue creating from home. With Geelong and Surfcoast a constant source of daily inspiration, Geelong Illustrators welcome you into a glimpse of home/town.    

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Pip Williams – The Dictionary of Lost Words

8 April @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Pip Williams is teaming up with Geelong Regional Libraries for this online author event to discuss her national number-one bestselling novel The Dictionary of Lost Words. The remarkable novel, based on actual events, is a delightful, lyrical and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words and the power of language to shape our experience of the world. To register go to https://events.grlc.vic.gov.au/events

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Northern Bellarine Open Studios Trail – April 10th and 11th 2021

10 April - 11 April

The Northern Bellarine Open Studios Trail is on again over the weekend of the 10th and 11th of April, 2021. There will be more than 30 open studios, galleries, cafes and local businesses displaying the work of a wonderful variety of local artists. What a fabulous weekend of art and craft for all to see. Enjoy the beautiful vistas of the stunning Bellarine Hills as you drive around the country side of this lovely area. Enjoy the food and wine…

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An Exhibition at ……The Papermill Gallery Fyansford

11 April @ 11:00 am - 2 May @ 4:00 pm

“PAINTING SPACE” An exhibition of Sharryn Jenkinson’s impressive oil paintings will be a feature during April. These paintings demand your attention and delight the senses. The papermill Gallery is at 100 Lower Papermills Road Fyansford

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John Bartlett – AWAKE AT 3AM POETRY BOOK LAUNCH

11 April @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join prize-winning poet Julie Maclean as she interviews John Bartlett about his work at the launch of Awake at 3am, his most recent poetry collection. John is the author of three novels, a collection of short stories and published non-fiction. Book now for this in-person event at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre by going to https://events.grlc.vic.gov.au/events

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Sarah Krasnostein – THE BELIEVER

15 April @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Award-winning author of the Trauma Cleaner, Sarah Krasnostein, joins Geelong Regional Libraries for this online author event to discuss her latest book, The Believer, an exploration of the power of belief about ghosts and gods and flying saucers and certainty in the absence of knowledge. Weaving together the stories of six ordinary people, The Believer looks at the stories we tell ourselves to deal with the distance between the world as we know it.

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Jasmine Mansbridge

22 April - 16 May

Jasmine Mansbridge / Painting A Perfect World “As the title suggests this body of work is an optimistic one. Instead of what is wrong with the world, I wanted to focus on what an ideal world would look like. I wanted to touch on various subjects and quietly pose a question about them, leaving room for contemplation and reflection. I wanted to paint pieces that were hopeful, poignant and warm. Life is full of highs, lows, challenges and joys, all…

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Alli Sinclair – THE CODEBREAKERS

22 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Geelong-based author Alli Sinclair teams up with Geelong Regional Libraries for this Australian Heritage Festival event to discuss her latest novel The Codebreakers, a compelling story about tenacity and friendship and inspired by the real codebreaking women of Australia’s top secret Central Bureau in WWII. Alli has won multiple awards for her writing, which explores history, culture, love and grief.  

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Sue Williams – ELIZABETH & ELIZABETH

28 April @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Geelong Regional Libraries for this online Australian Heritage Festival event with author Sue Williams. She tells the story of how two women, who should have been bitter foes, combined their courage and wisdom to wield extraordinary power and influence behind the scenes of the fledgling colony. One was Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of the new governor Lachlan Macquarie, nudging him towards social reform and magnificent buildings and town planning. The other was Elizabeth Macarthur, the wife of John Macarthur,…

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Carpe Diem- Rokewood Performance

30 April @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rokewood Memorial Hall will host Carpe Diem

Size the day in Golden Plains … Head out to support the Rokewood and Ross Creek communities at the end of the month when Carpe Diem is heads to Golden Plains! Starring well-known actors, John Woods and John Voce, Carpe Diem is a hilarious show with a serious message. The award-winning production is a contemporary portrayal of everyday Australian men dealing with mental health challenges. Performances will be held in Rokewood on 30 April and in Ross Creek on 1…

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May 2021

Hidden Gems Artist Open Studios- May 2021

1 May - 2 May

Nestled in the countryside just minutes from Ballarat, Lucas, Smythesdale and Delacombe you will find these treasure troves of art and inspiration in Golden Plains Shire. Visit these five picturesque studios to meet the artists and see a range of unique and desirable artworks including paintings, original prints and ceramics. All of the artists are members of GP Arts Inc., so take a tour on the first weekend of the month and explore some of the wonderful creative talents in…

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Carpe Diem @ Ross Creek

1 May @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Seize the Day at Carpe Diem in Ross Creek

Seize the day in Golden Plains Head out to support the Rokewood and Ross Creek communities  when Carpe Diem is heads to Golden Plains! Starring well-known actors, John Woods and John Voce, Carpe Diem is a hilarious show with a serious message. The award-winning production is a contemporary portrayal of everyday Australian men dealing with mental health challenges. Performances will be held in Rokewood on 30 April and in Ross Creek on 1 May, and are open to all ages,…

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Art Exhibition: LUNCH TIME FRIENDS

4 May @ 11:00 am - 30 May @ 4:00 pm
image of Lynette Palmer, Port Fairy Lighthouse, Linocut

You are invited to our art exhibition in May at the Shearers Arms Gallery at 202 Aberdeen Street, Geelong West. We’ve called our Exhibition Lunch Time Friends, because a large group of us go out to lunch once a month to somewhere different in Geelong or the wider region each time. Of course, art matters are often the topic of conversation. There will be paintings and printmaking from ten artists displayed in the delightful rooms of the historic Shearers Arms…

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Platform Arts May Exhibition Openings

14 May @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Friday 14 May, Platform invites you to join us at the opening of four new exhibitions featuring artists Jun Evrim, Aleyna Demet, Spectral Archive (Jasmine Low, Matthew Mifsud, Haiden Nettle and Dana Sinnamon), and Madi Whyte. ABOUT THE ART Jun Evrim presents Recall Jun Evrim is an artist and designer whose work investigates the contexts and concepts of memory, metaphor and materiality. He does this by thoughtfully re-contextualising and reassembling readymade, found and fabricated objects. The resulting sculptures and…

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An Exhibition at…. The Papermill Gallery Fyansford

16 May @ 11:00 am - 6 June @ 4:00 pm

“Without Consent” is an exhibition of the work of Anjella Roessler. Anjella is a fine art photographer with an interest in the emotional links between the past and present. “Without Consent” investigates the trauma of sexual abuse of women, in both the colonial past and the current day, provoking us to ask ourselves why these issues remain ongoing. Using plants containing traces of DNA from victims, the images are created as portraits of the women, acting as visual markers for…

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Stacey McCall, Rowena Martinich, Skye Jefferys

20 May - 6 June

Stacey McCall / Autumn  “At the beginning of Autumn 2020 we moved our family of seven to Toolamba, a small town in the Goulburn Valley north of Melbourne, where my husband and I have been growing walnuts for the past 20 years. It was harvest time, so it was all hands on, but when harvest was done I had those beautiful Autumn days to paint. We were amongst those lucky people who had somewhere to go out of the city,…

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June 2021

Hidden Gems Artist Open Studios – June 2021

5 June - 6 June

Nestled in the countryside just minutes from Ballarat, Lucas, Smythesdale and Delacombe you will find these treasure troves of art and inspiration in Golden Plains Shire. Visit these five picturesque studios to meet the artists and see a range of unique and desirable artworks including paintings, original prints and ceramics. All of the artists are members of GP Arts Inc., so take a tour on the first weekend of the month and explore some of the wonderful creative talents in…

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Music at Waterfront Market Sunday June 6 CANCELLED

6 June

JUNE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID, BUT WE WILL BE BACK – THANK YOU. STAY SAFE! On the first Sunday of each month the Waterfront Growers and Makers market showcases local musicians along with great crafts, produce and gourmet goodies from local identities. On Sunday June 6 come along and hear the great sounds of Waterfront Blues and Folk, 11.00 to 1.00 Come on down – enjoy the market, the music and the magic of our waterfront. (The Waterfront Growers and…

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