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March 2020

Jams for Juniors – The Carnival of The Animals

7 March @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Harness the power of music to inspire and engage the mini-maestro in your life with Jams for Juniors, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s interactive musical workshop for children aged 0-5 years, their siblings, parents, grandparents and carers. Led by dynamic presenter, composer and conductor Karen Kyriakou, Jams for Juniors offers children and their families the opportunity to discover and play along with beautiful arrangements of orchestral repertoire. A perfect introduction to classical music, Karen Kyiakou will guide the littlest music lovers…

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Jams for Juniors – The Carnival of The Animals

7 March @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Harness the power of music to inspire and engage the mini-maestro in your life with Jams for Juniors, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s interactive musical workshop for children aged 0-5 years, their siblings, parents, grandparents and carers. Led by dynamic presenter, composer and conductor Karen Kyriakou, Jams for Juniors offers children and their families the opportunity to discover and play along with beautiful arrangements of orchestral repertoire. A perfect introduction to classical music, Karen Kyiakou will guide the littlest music lovers…

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“What Have You Got To Loose ?” Exhibition

10 March - 28 March

“What Have You Got To Loose ?” Exhibition You’re invited to a very special exhibition, launching at the Rachinger Gallery in East Geelong, on Sunday March 15 (1-3pm), 2020. ‘What have you got to lose?’ (Vulnerability and the threat of extinction), aims to celebrate women who tread softly on the environment, rage against environmental vandalism, or work to remedy the damage done. Twenty-seven artists have responded to perceived changes in natural, urban, political, and domestic environments, in hope for positive…

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For Schools – Class Clowns 2020

11 March

For Schools – Class Clowns 2020 Class Clowns is Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s development program for young comedians around Australia. From workshops in schools to a national comedy competition, the bright young things of tomorrow have the opportunity to be on a journey like that of alumni Josh Thomas, Joel Creasey, Tom Ballard, or YouTube sensation Neel Kolhatkar to name a few. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Register at www.comedyfestival.com.au Workshop 4-6pm, Performance 7pm (Free)

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What Have You Got to Lose?

12 March @ 9:00 am - 28 March @ 5:00 pm

Vulnerability and the threat of extinction Thirty women artists respond to perceived changes in natural, urban, political and domestic environments in an exhibition of artworks ranging from sculpture to photography, video to textiles. Political works sit alongside works that focus on environmental issues. Artists have explored issues from urban sprawl to the loss of woodlands, while addressing the beauty of nature including items salvaged from the ocean. Exhibiting artists: Anita Barrett * Val Betteridge * Gabrielle Bridges * Nikki Browne…

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Ethical Clothing Australia Panel & Networking Event

12 March @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ethical Clothing Australia Panel & Networking Event Join Ethical Clothing Australia’s National Manager Angela Bell in collaboration with Melbourne Museum for a night of discussion and networking with fashion industry leaders from Perri Cutten, Organic Crew and The Ark Clothing Company. Have questions answered by the Director of Organic Crew Mel Lechte, Director of The Ark Clothing Company Lyn McPherson and Creative Director of Perri Cutten Penelope Loorham. Learn about why ECA was created 20 years ago, plus, gain insight…

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NEAL presents SeenSound

12 March @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

PLATFORM ARTS THEATRE 60 Little Malop St. Geelong  SEENSOUND Brigid Burke – Jutta Pryor – Sophie Rose   FREE A performance ensemble incorporating interactive sound and visuals exploring a changing visual and sound universe using voice, clarinets, electronics, found footage, photography stills, paintings and drawings, all of which are woven into a tapestry depicting natural phenomena, cultural landmarks, events, and themes of there own devising. Brigid Burke is an Australian clarinet soloist, composer, performance artist, visual artist, video artist and educator whose…

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Energetical Symposium

13 March

On Friday March 13, Platform Youth Arts and Deakin University will co-present Energetical, a one-day symposium that focuses on the value, labour, experience and intergenerational knowledge of women artists and arts workers living or working regionally in Victoria. This hybrid symposium, exhibition and workshop program will be the first of its kind in Victoria, with over twenty esteemed arts leaders from regional centres delving into topics around diverse and inclusive programming, legacy art projects, navigating contemporary arts practice as well…

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Geelong Sweats

13 March @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Geelong Arts Centre’s Creative Engine presents Geelong Sweats, a physical theatre project starring the inimitable personalities of Waterworld Leisure Centre. Geelong Sweats explores the role of physical activity in our lives, scrutinises fads in training and health regimes, and embraces our diverse and changing bodies over time. In this joyous and inspirational theatre performance, Waterworld gymgoers share stories of transformation and fitness, while working out non-stop … almost. Come along to watch these charismatic and diehard personalities get up, dress up, show…

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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

14 March

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll By Ray Lawler A beautifully observed and poignant play, Ray Lawler’s much loved tale of two Queensland cane cutters who for 16 years have worked up north in the brutal sugar cane fields and travelled back to Melbourne to meet up for five months of partying and romance with their barmaid girlfriends. But this seventeenth summer will prove challenging for them all. A triumph at its 1955 Melbourne premiere, and highly successful West End season,…

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CAMP – Come And Make Performance

14 March - 15 March

CAMP – Come And Make Performance Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 March 2020 An annual weekend of delightfully ruthless theatre & art – making workshops for community members with and without disability who love, or are curious about performance making.  Attend the full weekend, full day or single workshop, tickets are available but positions are very limited. Secondary Students are invited to join in on Youth workshops  carried throughout Sunday 15 March. No experience is necessary and new faces are especially…

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Capturing the Waves – with Tom Romeyn

14 March @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tom Romeyn is a master at capturing the power and grace of the waves. His pieces are large, dynamic and absolutely captivating! On the 1st March Tom will be guiding a small group of individuals through his processes and techniques to help even those just beginning their journey in acrylics to gain confidence when tackling this challenging natural powerhouse. The session is expected to last around 4 hours, with light refreshments provided during the day. All equipment will be provided…

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Geelong Sweats

14 March @ 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Geelong Arts Centre’s Creative Engine presents Geelong Sweats, a physical theatre project starring the inimitable personalities of Waterworld Leisure Centre. Geelong Sweats explores the role of physical activity in our lives, scrutinises fads in training and health regimes, and embraces our diverse and changing bodies over time. In this joyous and inspirational theatre performance, Waterworld gymgoers share stories of transformation and fitness, while working out non-stop … almost. Come along to watch these charismatic and diehard personalities get up, dress up, show…

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The TWA BARDS

14 March @ 7:30 pm

The TWA BARDS A taste of Scotland ! Don Grieve: Vocals, Guitar, Bodhran & Angela Preiss: Vocals, Bodhran, Harp, Flute, Whistles, Fiddle. Don’s definitive Scottish brogue, strong vocal performance & rhythmic folk guitar alongside Angela’s rich vocal harmonies & instrumental variations combine like chilli and chocolate… haggis & whiskey! As a small boy Don discovered his Scottish history through its songs and stories; taught by his father and friends. The work of Robert Burns was an essential part of the…

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What have you got to lose? (Vulnerability and the threat of extinction) Art exhibition & LAUNCH

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

You’re invited to a very special exhibition, launching at the Rachinger Gallery in East Geelong, on Sunday March 15 (1-3pm), 2020, featuring music by Sarah Carroll, and special guest speakers. ‘What have you got to lose?’ (Vulnerability and the threat of extinction), aims to celebrate women who walk gently on the land, rally against environmental vandalism, or work to remedy the damage done. Thirty-one artists respond to perceived changes in natural, urban, political, and domestic environments. Through diverse visual art…

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‘The Art of Nature’ @ Geelong Art Society

17 March @ 11:00 am - 29 March @ 4:00 pm

An exhibition of Artworks inspired by Nature.  Coloured pencil & mixed Media. Located in the two front rooms of the Geelong Society’s Shearer’s Arms Gallery, this exhibition features the following artists: Janet Matthews, Katrina Gavaghan, Marita Reynolds & Di Stockbridge   There will be a Special Demonstration day on Sunday 29 March from 1pm  to 4pm.

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GROUPS Exhibition @ Geelong Art Society

17 March @ 11:00 am - 29 March @ 3:00 pm

This exhibition features Art Works by the Portrait, Life Drawing, Outdoor & Friendship groups. Located in the three back rooms of the gallery.

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Geelong Design Week / BOOM Gallery

19 March - 29 March

Building Sustainable Food Systems for our Community Saturday, March 21 at Big Boom Meet the pioneers who are designing, developing and creating more sustainable food systems and other initiatives that are bringing our community together. Big Boom will host presentations from individuals, groups and businesses leading the way to a healthier Geelong. Urban agriculture provides a real opportunity to grow food close to where it is consumed. This can create a closed loop and minimise any harmful waste generated throughout…

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The Nose Geelong Performance

19 March - 20 March

The Nose Geelong Performance Platform Arts and The Bloomshed present : The Nose . “Cutting Edge Political Theatre” – Theatre People “Wild and Piercing…Hilarious” – Keith Gow The Bloomshed’s award-winning reanimation of Gogol’s short story returns to Geelong. A CEO is crying in front of a mirror. His nose is gone. Worse. It’s running through the city dressed as the President of Honduras. This is its chance for freedom. Disparate narratives collide around the missing appendage in a hilarious farce…

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Object Re-imagined Exhibition

19 March - 28 March
Yanhuang-Kingfisher-sculpture-functional

An exhibition of works by Yan Huang. From a decades-long career in automotive design, Yan Huang is well versed in function. She takes the passion for her automotive work – the idea, the modelling, the making – and has carried it into her Anakie studio. Working with her husband and a team of local artisans, she creates sculpture objects with functionality. Yan’s current work is sinuous, robust, refined, and exploratory: there’s a whisper of practicality and playfulness about the pieces.…

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CANCELLED- Golden Plains Community Arts Trail

21 March - 22 March

Are you looking for a unique creative experience? GP Arts Inc. presents, the Golden Plains Community Arts Trail! Join us and visit 22 venues with 68 participating artists throughout the Golden Plains Shire on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March from 10am to 5pm daily. Head to our  website www.gpartsinc.com, GP Arts Inc. to download the digital flyer with information on artists and a trail map on where to find them. Spend the weekend exploring and experience the joy and inspiration of art, creativity and local talent!

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Ensemble Auditions – PLATFORM ARTS

21 March

Ensemble Auditions – PLATFORM ARTS Be part of a collective of rule-breaking, risk-taking theatre makers, under the mentorship of ensemble director Jackson Castiglione. Through weekly collaborations and rehearsal, you will develop your skills as a performer and devise and present original, innovative contemporary theatre. Open to artists ages 26 years and under – experience is not a requirement! We encourage anyone with an interest in theatre, podcasts or screen content to audition. SATURDAY 21st March Learn more at platformarts.org.au 

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Kathy Holowko’s Fibre Workshop

22 March @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Kathy Holowko’s Fibre Workshop In this workshop, Kathy will introduce the concepts behind her fibre-based artwork and give a hands-on demonstration on the ways Kathy has turned fibre into sculpture. Participants can choose which method of construction they would like to explore, and make their own cocoon-like sculpture to take home. Bookings Essential.

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How to Create A Sustainable Wardrobe | With Courtney Holm

22 March @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

How to Create A Sustainable Wardrobe | With Courtney Holm Join A.BCH founder and acclaimed Geelong-based sustainable fashion designer Courtney Holm to learn how to create a sustainable wardrobe.  

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COSI

27 March - 29 March

COSI By Louis Nowra In a burnt-out old theatre adjoining the grounds of a mental hospital in 1970s Australia, a motley crew is assembling. Corralled by the manic depressive Roy – in equal parts endearing and insufferable – and encouraged by social worker Justin, the eccentric group of patients is attempting to stage a production of Mozart’s opera, Cosi fan Tutte. Against a backdrop of political activism during the Vietnam War, what truly matters is getting this unusual production off the…

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Banksy & The Rise Of Outlaw Art Film

30 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Banksy & The Rise Of Outlaw Art Film “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable”. – Banksy Arguably the most controversial street artist in the world, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture devoted to his works. His political art, criminal stunts, and daring invasions have outraged the establishment and created a revolutionary new movement, yet his identity still remains shrouded in mystery. Banksy’s creativity has made him one of the most famous cultural icons of the modern…

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April 2020

School Holidays – Easter Egg Party

2 April

School Holidays – Easter Egg Party BELLARINE YOUTH ACTION CREW Come join the fun at the second BYAC Easter Egg Hunt at The Shed. – 4pm  FREE  

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Susan O’Neil

2 April

Susan O’Neil SON is the stage name of Susan O Neill,  who argues through her work, for a transnational melding of musical styles, encompassing the old and new.  After the release of her first album ‘found myself lost’, Susan has been compared to Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, a ‘ballsier’ Adele and Florence Welch. Eclectically fusing traditional Irish folk with rock, soul, gospel and blues, her live performances are electrifying. The amazing range of her husky vocals combined with her superb…

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Watercolour Demonstration @ Geelong Art Society

2 April @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Acrylic Demonstration – Tony Bramwell

4 April @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Demonstration Series – 1st Saturday of the month April at the Artisans of Australia studios is acrylic month. Tony Bramwell, a well known artist, who’s work was featured in the ABC TV show “ Can we Help?” and in Australian Artist Magazine, will be heading to the studios to lead us through a demonstration of his techniques in acrylics. Probably best known as a Caricature artist and tutor, who has been tutoring at Werribee and the Geelong Art Society for…

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