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August 2018

Surf Coast Arts Trail 2018

11 August @ 10:00 am - 12 August @ 4:00 pm

Get curious and follow the trail…. A wonder-filled weekend of artist open studios all over the Surf Coast: this year 65 venues with a diverse array of creative offerings invite you into explore the spaces where artists express themselves, come closer to the process by watching artists at work, and even get involved through demonstrations and workshops. Don’t miss this great opportunity to immerse yourself in a weekend of art, reflection, connection, learning, and creative play! Maps available at cafes,…

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Mackintosh and the Glasgow Four – Dr Anne Anderson Adfas – August Lecture

13 August @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

13th August Lecture Mackintosh and the Glasgow Four – Dr Anne Anderson Charles Rennie Mackintosh, now regarded as Scotland’s most famous architect, claimed that while he was talented, his wife Margaret McDonald, was a genius. The Macdonald girls, who were inspired by Japanese prints, the English Arts and Crafts movement and the graphics of Aubrey Beardsley, helped to create the Glasgow style. This lecture will explore the Four’s work in Glasgow through their major commissions. Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Adfas Geelong…

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Geelong Schools Music and Movement Festival 2018

13 August @ 1:00 pm - 17 August @ 5:00 pm

School children from prep through to VCE are putting the finishing touches on their acts in preparation for the 72nd annual Geelong Schools Music and Movement Festival (GSMMF).  The region’s oldest festival, this year’s GSMMF is set to be one of the biggest in recent years, with thousands of students from over 40 schools performing across four days on August 13-17. The festival gives students an opportunity to shine in a professional theatre environment, through a variety of performances including…

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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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Back to Broady: Growing Up in Broadmeadows

17 August @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Caroline Van de Pol, a journalist and academic, will discuss the challenges of writing true stories about family and the migrant experience of Melbourne in the 60s, alongside her work with new immigrants. Her book ‘Back to Broady: a memoir of growing up in Broadmeadows’ reveals that sometimes the only way to heal and move forward is to go back.

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Madame Butterfly – @ThePotatoShed

17 August @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Passion, love and tragedy have certainly been strong themes in Melbourne City Ballet’s 2016 program which comes to an end with Michael Pappalardo’s adaption of Giacomo Puccini’s infamous “Madame Butterfly”. Madame Butterfly follows a young Japanese girl called Cho-Cho (nicknamed “Butterfly) as she marries US Naval Officer Pinkerton only to have him depart for the Americas. As the years pass Butterfly awaits his return with hope, refusing any new suite but her Pinkerton. It is only upon Pinkerton’s return that…

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FROM DUFAY TO TCHAIKOWSKY  – Melbourne Chamber Choir

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

LITURGICAL MUSIC OF FRANCE AND RUSSIA Melbourne Chamber Choir Musical Director – Dr David Kram Assistant Musical Director – Alan Cook “To regret the past, to hope in the future, and never to be satisfied with the present: that is what I spend my whole life doing”. Tchaikovsky’s perfectionism can be experienced with the rarely-heard but very moving Nine Sacred Pieces, conducted by Russian expert Alan Cook. MCC’s Music Director David Kram conducts a panorama of French sacred music, encompassing…

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Flirting with Photography

21 August @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Flirting with Photography is a new photography group with a focus on the eastern suburbs. We welcome digital and analogue photographers, beginner and experienced, and aim to create small weekly photobooks as well as work towards an exhibition sometime in 2019. Please join us for our second session at Analogue Academy on Tuesday 21 Aug at 12.30pm for some planning and image making. Our first handmade photo book will be available on the day too.

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Bach to Broadway

22 August @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

After a swinging season opener with the B Sharp Big Band, Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s season 2 of Musical Mornings returns in August with a feast of favourites in Bach to Broadway. Featuring star Australian tenor Bradley Daley and international soprano Alison Jones, Bach to Broadway comes to The Playhouse stage for two performances, Wednesday 22 August and Thursday 23 August at 10.30am. Equally at home in famous European opera houses as well as on musical theatre stages, Bradley Daley…

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SOCETY by Theatre of Speed

22 August @ 2:00 pm - 25 August @ 7:00 pm

SOCIETY is a show about a room and the people in it. It is about categories. It is about queues. It is about people having private conversations with each other. Bitching. It is about the ratings we give each other. It is about nothing. It’s about a group of people figuring each other out. Creating rules to make sense of things, and then abandoning them. SOCIETY is unexpected. Being scared is permitted. SOCIETY is the latest production from Back to…

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Bach to Broadway 2

23 August @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

After a swinging season opener with the B Sharp Big Band, Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s season 2 of Musical Mornings returns in August with a feast of favourites in Bach to Broadway. Featuring star Australian tenor Bradley Daley and international soprano Alison Jones, Bach to Broadway comes to The Playhouse stage for two performances, Wednesday 22 August and Thursday 23 August at 10.30am. Equally at home in famous European opera houses as well as on musical theatre stages, Bradley Daley…

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The Sound Doctor Presents… An Evening with Emma Pask

24 August @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Award-winning vocalist Emma Pask is heading to Anglesea for The Sound Doctor. Emma has performed for adoring audiences, including the late Princess Diana and Princess Mary of Denmark and at Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s wedding. She is sure to delight audiences as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat Latin rhythms, tender ballads and some raucous blues. Supporting her on the night will be local outfit The Stills performing  instrumental jazz music to get you in the…

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The Sound Doctor Presents… An Evening with Fraser A. Gorman

25 August @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

He has toured the world to great acclaim and now former Torquay local Fraser A. Gorman is coming back to the Surf Coast armed with a brand-new album and off on a national tour that includes this special ‘homecoming’ gig. Fraser’s songwriting builds around his ability to convey his life, hopes and fears openly with sun-drenched tones and lyrical wit. His new album has a warm and timeless feel – think laid-back Americana with a driving pop sensibility. This Sound…

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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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27 August @ 9:00 am - 8 September @ 1:00 pm

An exhibition of new work by young artists from Barwon Valley School. Paintings, photographs and collage feature in a stunning show that focuses on both abstract and figurative work, exploring techniques, styles and colour as subject .

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28 August @ 11:00 am - 23 September @ 4:00 pm

This is the Geelong Art Society’s annual Printmaking exhibition featuring the work of some of the finest printmakers in the Geelong region . There will be a huge range of Printmaking techniques on display – linocuts, woodcuts, monoprints, etchings , collagraphs and more . All art will be for sale at very reasonable prices . This is a wonderful opportunity to view and perhaps purchase a unique handmade artwork by some of our best local printmakers. This is also a…

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Morning Music – We’ve Only Just Begun

29 August @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Angela Lumicisi channels Karen Carpenter’s unique voice to recreate the distinctive style that made the Carpenters among the best-selling music artists of all time. If you cherish the music of the Carpenters, if you long to hear it live again, if you love great singing and lush melodies, then this show is for you! The Carpenters recorded some of the greatest love songs in pop music history, songs that captivated many generations of fans. We’ve Only Just Begun: The Music…

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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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Lorne Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA)

30 August @ 7:00 pm - 2 September @ 9:00 pm

The Lorne Festival of Performing Arts returns Thursday 30 August to Sunday 2 September with cabaret, music, magic, comedy and more.  Visit the website to stay in touch. A great weekend to get way and be entertained in Lorne on the Great Ocean Road  

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September 2018

How to vote for the Humans in Geelong Book in ‘Pick My Project’. Event 2

1 September @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Would you like to create a better world for our kids? Vote for the Humans in Geelong Book to – INSPIRE – CONNECT – STRENGTHEN our community. Click on link: https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/rounds/pick-my-project/ideas/humans-in-geelong-book-to-inspire-connect-strengthen-our-community Add ‘Humans in Geelong Book’ to shortlist. Register, with an email address and mobile number Verify your account/registration Click View projects. (top left corner) Pop in your suburb. Add two other great projects to your shortlist. VOTE Verify your vote – it’s only after you have verified your vote that it…

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Northside Get Your Groove On

1 September @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come along and join community members and artists as we get our groove on and learn all about the Northside’s newest and most exciting Art Collective “Where You Belong”. An afternoon of daggy dancing, Norlane Kid’s Parade, creativity the Nomadic Art Cart and a communal community feast where we invite you to bring a plate of food to share.  

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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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WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC Victoria Howlett – Artist Talk

9 September @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  Apollo Bay visual artist Victoria Howlett will show her work at WINDOWSPACE – BEEAC a contemporary art space in the small town of BEEAC Victoria will speak about Process and Inspiration – How we get it and what we do with it The process of documenting a sense of place ‘en plein aire’, and translating those gleanings into imagery, will be discussed, along with such tools as notebooks, visual diaries, photographs and the written word. This is a free…

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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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Simon Gleeson – Bring Him Home

12 September @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Musical theatre star Simon Gleeson – most famous for his acclaimed interpretation of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables – is performing on The Playhouse stage in September. Simon’s concert Bring Him Home is part of Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s Musical Mornings Season 2 concert series presented by Tuckers. Simon starred in Cameron Mackintosh’s Australian production of Les Misérables, winning the 2015 Helpmann award for Best Male Actor in a Musical. He recently returned to the role for a seven-month stint…

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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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Paris Underground – Encore

14 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A CABARET EXTRAVAGANZA! PARIS UNDERGROUND – ENCORE A new production by Madotti & Vegas, it’s still crazy, still sexy, still cool! Journey again into the dark delights of the underground of Paris with more comedy, more astounding magic and illusion, more burlesque, greater feats, flesh and feathers, surprises and seductions, more incendiary song, spectacular dance, brilliant, beautiful and strange circus and cabaret and introducing new performers and new routines. Featuring the magic of Madotti & Vegas, Australia’s most unique magicians,…

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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: Creative conversation—The Prize

22 September @ 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, Benjamin Aitken and Nicholas Harding, moderated by Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2018 Archibald Prize Curator, Anne Ryan. This is a free event, however bookings are essential: geelonggallery.org.au/whats-on/events/the-prize Image: 2018 Archibald Prize finalist Benjamin Aitken ‘Natasha’ © the artist. Photo: AGNSW.

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