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October 2020

Geelong Symphony Orchestra – Tales of Love and Death

24 October @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Olivier Bonnici Violin Richard Davis Conductor Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Op.35 Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre Op.40 The exotic heroine of One Thousand and One Nights gives her name to Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece. Love and death have served composers well over the centuries; the drama of Romeo and Juliet is matched by a dance with Death himself in Saint-Saëns’ classic tone poem.

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Geelong Harmony Chorus – Sing Into Spring 6

25 October

Geelong Harmony Chorus – Sing Into Spring 6 (Subject to the lifting of  Covid-19 social restrictions) Geelong Harmony Chorus Seniors Special Geelong Harmony Chorus is back with their annual Sing into Spring show during Senior’s Week.  Geelong’s ever popular acapella women’s chorus will perform their trademark four part ringing harmonies in an afternoon packed with music and fun. Includes a sumptuous afternoon tea and fabulous raffles. Drinks can be purchased at the licensed bar.

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ONLINE – Artistic Resilience and ‘Making It’

29 October @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE – Artistic Resilience and ‘Making It’ Organised by Geelong Arts Centre. How do artists sustain their practice over the course of a career? Hear from Rachael Maza, Artistic Director of Ilbijerri Theatre, in this online Artists Accelerate speaker session. Take on Rachel’s learnings as she dives into her career, her work across a range of art forms and what ‘making it’ means to her. With an aim to support artists in building a pathway to professional artistic practice the…

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Spookfest 2020 at the Potato Shed

31 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tune into Potato Shed TV from 6pm Saturday 31 October when the Potato Shed presents the inaugural sensational COVID-19 safe Spookfest. Presented in partnership with local production company Bellarine AV, Spookfest will provide just the right amount of kooky-spookiness to get you into the Halloween spirit this year. Like its predecessor, Family Fun Day, Spookfest continues the magical tradition of involving the local community, albeit virtually, in an event that celebrates in all its imagination the arts on the Bellarine…

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November 2020

Julie Cotter—portraits destroyed: power, ego and history’s vandals (a virtual event)

6 November @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For centuries, portraits have provided the ultimate tool for image control by queens, emperors, statesmen and dictators. Join art historian and author Dr Julie Cotter as she journeys through eras, continents and regimes to examine the extraordinary stories in her latest book, Portraits Destroyed.   Cost— Members: $10 Non-members: $12 Purchase tickets This lecture will be presented online to ensure COVID-19 safety. These inspiring talks are fundraising events for Geelong Gallery.  

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Morning Showtime – The Elvis Presley Story

10 November

Morning Showtime – The Elvis Presley Story (Subject to the lifting of  Covid-19 social restrictions) Elvis is in the building! Back by popular demand, The Elvis Presley Story returns to the Shed. This show tells the story of The King – told by Colin Mockett – enhanced by images and highlighted with his songs played and sung by All Shook Up! This show sold out fast last year, we recommend you book early. Tuesday morning at 10.30am Only $17 each…

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North Bellarine Film Festival

13 November - 15 November

North Bellarine Film Festival 2020 The North Bellarine Film Festival which is usually held at the Potato Shed in Drysdale will move online this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. It will be held from November 13 to 15 with quality films from around the world. The festival will open at 7:30 pm on November 13 and run all weekend. Films and ticket sales are at www.northbellarinefilmfestival.org

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North Bellarine Film Festival 2020

13 November @ 7:00 pm - 15 November @ 11:00 pm

The North Bellarine Film Festival 2020 will be entirely online this year featuring a line-up of international and Australian films. Tickets will be available online.

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In conversation: Kate Beynon and Lisa Sullivan (a virtual event)

14 November @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Hear from exhibiting artist Dr Kate Beynon and Senior Curator Lisa Sullivan in a virtual in-studio event exploring Kate Beynon—kindred spirits. Build a deeper understanding of the artist’s practice as you learn more about the watercolours, paintings and soft sculptures on display. This is a free event Book now This event will be hosted on Zoom and include a moderated Q&A session via the chat function. Details will be sent to participants 72 hours prior to the event.

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Electrical Jewellery share and solve with Vivian Qiu

17 November @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Electrical Jewellery share and solve with Vivian Qiu The National Wool Museum is bringing you a series of live online events in November. Join in for a chance to meet some of the artists behind We The Makers Create in small group sessions and ask all your burning questions. Are you sporting a new pair of electrical wire jewellery?  Did you enjoy learning techniques to make your own bespoke pieces with recycled materials?  Meet the artist behind the course, Vivian…

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The Ethics of Arts Partnerships panel with Creative Partnerships Australia

18 November @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Ethics of Arts Partnerships panel with Creative Partnerships Australia When it comes to business partners for arts organisations, is all money good money? When, how and why should you say no? What are the short and long-term risks and outcomes for your organisation, the sector, and the community? Join the discussion with Creative Partnerships Australia’s The Ethics of Arts Partnerships panel and tackle these timely questions, drawing on different perspectives and all sides of the debate – ethics, arts and business. Dr Simon Longstaff,…

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ONLINE – Building Audiences For Your Work

19 November @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE – Building Audiences For Your Work Organised by Geelong Arts Centre. Join Matthew Kelly and Richard Higgins – a.k.a. The Listies – online for an Artists Accelerate speaker session. The comedic duo have grown a thriving creative practice across stage, screen and web. Hear their learnings such as how they have built audiences for their work, and what tools, tips & tricks they have for other independent artists. With an aim to support artists in building a pathway to…

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Life drawing—adult workshop (a virtual event)

19 November @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a facilitated life drawing workshop online—practice observation and explore drawing techniques while experimenting with rendering and the relationship between forms.   Cost— Members: $18 Non-members: $22 Purchase tickets All skill levels welcome | Attendees must be 18+

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Natural Dyeing share and solve with Tamara Leacock

19 November @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Natural Dyeing share and solve with Tamara Leacock The National Wool Museum is bringing you a series of live online events in November. Join in for a chance to meet some of the artists behind We The Makers Create in small group sessions and ask all your burning questions. Did you enjoy discovering just some of the possibilities when it comes to Natural Dyeing? Would you like to learn more or solve challenges you faced along the way? Join the artist behind the…

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Ausmusic T-Shirt Day

20 November

Do you love Australian music? And do you care about the people who create it? Then be a part of #AusmusicTShirtDay! Support Act is Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers as a result of ill health, injury, a mental health problem, or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music. Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is a massive nation-wide celebration of Australian music that reminds us how lucky we are to have…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival – Unconscious Bias & Cultural Respect in Non-Fiction

20 November @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival – Unconscious Bias & Cultural Respect in Non-Fiction Marsha Uppill and Sue Lawson Live 2.00pm-5.00pm AEDT Join First Nations cultural awareness educator and Director of Arranyinha, Marsha Uppill, and award-winning children’s and YA author of Freedom Ride and co-author of Nganga and the Our Place series, Sue Lawson, for an informative and enlightening journey of understanding that examines privilege, unconscious bias and cultural appropriation, and how to approach these issues in your writing. As Marsha…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Modern Feminism Riding The Wave

21 November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Modern Feminism Riding The Wave Live 10.00am-11.00am AEDT Suffragettes, bra-burners, #MeToo – there have been many waves of feminism. But what does it mean to be a feminist today? A lot has changed in the two decades since journalist and broadcaster Virginia Trioli published the first Generation F, and yet dismayingly her original text is just as relevant. Egyptian-born feminist writer Mona Eltahawy’s latest book The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls is a…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: The Mutant Project Australian Launched

21 November @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: The Mutant Project Australian Launched Live 11.15am-12.15am AEDT  As scientists elsewhere start to catch up with China’s vast genetic research program, gene editing is fueling an innovation economy that threatens to widen racial and economic inequality. In doing so, it’s also raising questions about science, health, social justice and what makes an ethical and fair society. Join American anthropologist and Deakin University Associate Professor Eben Kirksey live from the US for the exclusive Australian launch…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: On Young Shoulders

21 November @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: On Young Shoulders Live 12.30pm-1.30pm AEDT Catastrophe, grief, heartbreak and betrayal. These are the raw emotions laid bare by young memoirists Shannon Molloy and writer and Director of the Wollongong Writers Festival, Chloe Higgins. Molloy’s Fourteen is a deeply personal story of a gay kid that faces a terrible year of torment, and survives. Higgins’ The Girls is a memoir of family, grief and sexuality that begins with an unimaginable tragedy. While autobiographies reflect on…

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A Brush with Birds Exhibition

21 November @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Hive Gallery has been transformed with all of upstairs taken over by Richard Weatherly OAM paintings, studies and sketches, and Lucy McEachern’s sculptures, rather than our usual mix of artists. Richard Weatherly considers himself an environmental and bird artist and has married these themes throughout his life with his work restoring the land on his farm, making it more productive for his Merino flock and creating a huge linked-in wildlife corridor in the Mortlake region. His son has now…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Becoming Older

21 November @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Becoming Older Live 1.45pm-2.45pm AEDT As we are living longer, what is it that we expect from our later years? How can we help our elderly loved ones reach safe harbour at the end of their lives, happy and living the best life possible? Join Jean Kittson (We Need to Talk About Mum and Dad) and Robert Dessaix (The Time of Our Lives) for an in-depth discussion of the practical and the philosophical implications of…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Moonlight

21 November @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Moonlight Live 3.00pm-4.00pm AEDT  A gay bush ranger with a love of poetry and guns. A grotesque hangman with a passion for flowers and gardening. A broken young man desperate for love and respect. In Moonlite Garry Linnell traces the tragic love story of George Scott (aka Captain Moonlite) and the bloody end of the bush rangers. The Geelong-raised, Walkley Award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author combines meticulously researched historical accounts with his own unique brand…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Us and Them Australia’s Relationship with America

21 November @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Us and Them Australia’s Relationship with America Live 4.15pm-5.15pm AEDT  Australia has long been tied to the United States by shared values. Recent times have seen an undeniable shift in the relationship, both politically and culturally. As the US faces challenges to its dominance as a world superpower, it needs this alliance more than ever. Join us for this panel discussion with Australian Foreign Affairs editor Jonathan Pearlman, demographer Liz Allen (The Future of Us),…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Climate Crisis

21 November @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Climate Crisis Live 5.30pm-6.30pm AEDT  For the people of the Pacific region, there is no denying climate change and its very real effects. The names of these island nations – Vanuatu, Fiji, Kiribati – may evoke images of white sandy beaches and palm trees, but the reality is these idyllic locations are facing rising sea levels, salinity, cyclones and pollution. Join author Tom Bamforth (The Rising Tide), documentary makers Joel Carnegie & Caleb Plumridge (Three…

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ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Peter Cosgrove In Conversation

21 November @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ONLINE Word for Word Festival: Peter Cosgrove In Conversation Live 7.30pm-8.30pm AEDT General Sir Peter Cosgrove is one of Australia’s most significant public figures. In his new memoir, You Shouldn’t Have Joined… he gives incredible insight into the role and world of Australia’s Governor-General. He was there as two prime ministers were toppled by their own party. He was there through disasters both natural and man-made. He was there for world leaders, and for ordinary Australians. Remembered as much for…

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Blues Train Livestream Showcase at Pistol Pete’s Food & Blues

23 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tune in on Monday the 23rd of November for our Blues Train showcase, brought to you live from Pistol Pete’s Food n Blues. This live online event is proudly funded by the City of Greater Geelong. Lineup: Set 1 – Keith and Harley Set 2 – Bill Barber Music Join us to show support for our musicians and enjoy a night of quality local music in the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget to donate to our GoFundMe Fundraising…

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Blues Train Livestream Showcase at Pistol Pete’s Food & Blues

24 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tune in on Tuesday the 24th of November for our Blues Train showcase, brought to you live from Pistol Pete’s Food n Blues. This live online event is proudly funded by the City of Greater Geelong. Lineup: Set 1 – John McNamara Set 2 – John McNamara & Bill Barber Music Join us to show support for our musicians and enjoy a night of quality local music in the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget to donate to our…

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Meet the Northcote Penguins (a virtual event)

25 November @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate Inclusion week with the Northcote Penguins, part of Arts Project Australia. Join this specialised group of nine Arts Project studio artists online to view their individual arts practice, hear about what goes into making their art, and join a conversation that mixes the personal and professional with a touch of humour, music, Netflix and relaxed fun! Arts Project Australia is a creative social enterprise that supports artists with intellectual disabilities, promotes their work and advocates for their inclusion within the…

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REMINDER Artlands Conversation #3

25 November @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

#3 Connection in Times of Isolation What role do we want technology to play in connecting our art practices to the wider world? What skills are artists working in isolated or remote parts of the world equipped with? Can issues such as digital saturation and digital inequality be overcome in order to create a more sustainable future?  Like many regional artists, Kim Goldsmith and Alana Hunt often create work in relatively isolated parts of Australia. In contrast, Jessica Olivieri and…

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Talking art—in the studio with Rone (a virtual event)

26 November @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Geelong Contemporary for Talking art—in the studio, hosted online with Geelong-born artist, Rone. This live Talking art session, moderated by Senior Curator Lisa Sullivan, will give you a rare glimpse of the artist’s work in-progress as he prepares for the upcoming exhibition, RONE in Geelong. All proceeds raised from this event go towards the support of contemporary artists.   Cost— Members: $10 Non-members: $15 Purchase tickets This event will be hosted on Zoom and include a moderated Q&A session via the chat…

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