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October 2019

ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) Geelong presents: Forty Shades of Green- Gardens of Ireland

7 October @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) Geelong presents: Forty Shades of Green: Gardens of Ireland Forty Shades of Green- Gardens of Ireland Tom Duncan The history of gardening in Ireland broadly reflects the changes in Irish society over the past few hundred years. There are no Irish gardens of note extant before the late seventeenth century. Formal gardening in the French and English manner was created, but little has survived. The nineteenth-century saw the development of new ideas as…

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ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) Geelong presents: Forty Shades of Green- Gardens of Ireland 2

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

ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) Geelong presents: Forty Shades of Green: Gardens of Ireland Forty Shades of Green- Gardens of Ireland Tom Duncan The history of gardening in Ireland broadly reflects the changes in Irish society over the past few hundred years. There are no Irish gardens of note extant before the late seventeenth century. Formal gardening in the French and English manner was created, but little has survived. The nineteenth-century saw the development of new ideas as…

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Jeff Raglus / Joel Wolter / Natalie Anderson / Andrew Pye

10 October - 3 November

Jeff Raglus / Boneyard “Earlier this year I was given a large private commission of 26 paintings for new houses in the Byron Bay area. The only instructions were to ‘keep it simple and abstract’. I enjoyed this challenge so much, that I decided to just continue on for my Boom show in much the same vein, but producing mostly smaller works. I found this whole experience quite liberating and I think I became closer to the actual essence of…

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ARTHUR BOYD + JAMIE BOYD: Connection

10 October @ 9:00 am - 27 October @ 4:00 pm

ARTHUR BOYD + JAMIE BOYD: Connection is an exhibition of contrasts and similarities that places the drawings, prints and paintings of Jamie Boyd alongside rare and collectable works by his father Arthur Boyd. There is such history and cultural wealth surrounding the Boyd family that it’s quite an honour for us to present the art of a father and son, two generations side by side.  Many describe the Boyds as an artistic dynasty, with important influence across a number of…

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MENTAL HEALTH WEEK Film Screening ‘Forged From Fire’ at RRRT Cororooke

11 October

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK Film Screening ‘Forged From Fire’ at RRRT Cororooke The Making of the Blacksmiths Tree Colac Area Health with the support of Colac Otway Shire, Diversitat and Neighbourhood House are hosting the screening of Film ‘Forged From Fire’. In support of Mental Health Week. The Screening will be at Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery, Cororooke. If you are a firefighter, mental health worker, artist or just someone that would like to see how one community coped with…

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Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market – by Tim Webster

11 October @ 10:00 am - 27 October @ 5:00 pm

‘ When the stallholders have gone home at the end of their day of trade, you can shut your eyes, you look up the aisles and it could be 1923, it could be 1953, it could be 1973…I have memories of people who are no longer here. It’s the people that make the market. It’s the people.’ Melbourne’s Vic Market is an Australian heritage gem, a place for everyone. For over a century and a half, generations of small traders…

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Geelong Jazz Soirées with Amelia Evans

13 October @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This event will feature James Morrison Scholarship winning vocalist Amelia Evans accompanied by Geelong’s best jazz musicians. There will also be award-winning wines from Jack Rabbit Vineyard, scones and cheese. The local band will include: Callum Watson – Piano Evan Jones – Bass Sean Loughran – Drums This event is supported by the City of Greater Geelong through Geelong Seniors Festival, Vline and Jack Rabbit Vineyard.

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Trio Anima Mundi- Three’s Company

13 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

International award-winning Trio Anima Mundi is one of Australia’s best-known chamber groups. Since their foundation in 2008. it has become renowned for its ‘Piano Trio Archaeology’ – the unearthing and performing forgotten works – and presenting these ‘findings’ alongside masterpieces of the piano trio genre and freshly-minted contemporary compositions. Sometimes composers believe that larger-scale works can be successfully presented with smaller forces. Such is the case with the two works in Concert Three. Both the Symphony (reduced from full orchestra)…

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Pre-Dinner Concert by Thomas Heywood

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

Internationally acclaimed Concert Organist Thomas Heywood is performing a Pre-Dinner Concert at St Paul’s Geelong on Friday 18 October at 6 pm to 7 pm.  Enjoy music from the most famous classical composers such as Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Bach. Enjoy watching the live performance on screen and marvel at the brilliant technique of ‘The acknowledged master’.

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Faye M Tsatsakis: Flowerscapes New & Old

21 October @ 8:00 am - 9 November @ 2:00 pm

Faye M Tsatsakis is a flower painter extraordinaire. In her second exhibition in Rachinger Gallery Faye is inspired by photographs her father took when he arrived in Australia in the 1960s. Old black and white photographs with their decal edges have been reimagined as abundant floral arrangements in a colour palette evocative of midcentury aesthetics. Also on show is a series of watercolour and ink works on paper that are highly stylised but again reflect Faye’s passion for flowers and…

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Cheek to Cheek

23 October @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Cheek to Cheek is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the romance, the glamour and the elegance of Hollywood’s most iconic song and dance partnerships – the immortal Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It features some of the most electric dance sequences ever conceived for film. Cheek to Cheek is a rare chance to see the flair and skill of the two Silver Screen legends recreated live on stage by two of Australia’s brightest young music theatre performers – Ross Hannaford…

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Social Paint Party

26 October @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Community Paint Parties are a great way to have fun and socialize on a Saturday morning.  Absolutely no art experience is needed. Create your own acrylic on canvas painting with step by step instruction. Book your seat online at www.dianespicer.com/paint-parties  (Seating limited to 10.)  Everything you need is supplied.

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Punch Needle Workshop Geelong

26 October @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Punch Needle Workshop Geelong Come along and learn a craft that feels like meditation. You will learn the techniques and start punching in the class, taking home your cloth that you punch in the lesson AND if you LOVE it you can purchase a kit to continue at home. $55 per person. $45 per kit which includes the tool and hoop and yarn. All ages are welcome and can learn this relaxing and fun craft. It needs no devices or…

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Open Mic Night

26 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a night of live music and entertainment at Eastern Hub Community Centre. Open Mic is the place to try out new songs, refine your performance or just test the waters. If you want to be on the lineup please give us a call on 0477 002 326. Only $5

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Geelong Jazz Soirées: An Afternoon OF Silent Movies

27 October @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An afternoon of classic silent films accompanied by authentic silent film piano playing. There will also be award-winning wines from Jack Rabbit Vineyard, scones and cheese. Includes films by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Performed by renowned Victorian jazz pianist Callum Watson. This event is supported by the City of Greater Geelong through Geelong Seniors Festival, Vline and Jack Rabbit Vineyard.

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Get Serious About YOUR Music Goals – Meet Key Music Industry Reps

31 October @ 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Get Serious About YOUR Music Goals – Meet Key Music Industry Reps THIS MONTH MEET THE LOCALS – GEELONG ! THURSDAY, 31 October. Doors open 5:45pm, 6pm-8:30pm event. Beav’s Bar, 77-79 Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220 RSVP: via Eventbrite Our Meet The Locals series is coming to Geelong. This is your opportunity to get up close with key music industry reps and to connect with your fellow songwriters.Ready to get serious about YOUR musical goals? We’re here to help. Part…

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November 2019

The Northern Bellarine Arts Trail

2 November - 3 November

The Northern Bellarine Arts Trail This is the first year for the Northern Bellarine Arts Trail which will be located on the stunning rolling hills of the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. The Northern Bellarine Arts Trail 2019 is an Open Studio event where the public can visit artists in their studios. This year we will feature over 50 artists at 25 venues. There will also be group shows in a few locations and some studios have more than one artist exhibiting…

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Open Studios and Artisan Market

2 November - 3 November
Artisans of Australia Open Day 2019

Be entranced by the beautiful works on display at the Artisans of Australia studios and exhibition space in Drysdale, opening for the first time, and displaying works as part of the North Bellarine Arts Trail. It is not just the public joining us for this weekend…As well as our usual artists in residence we are pleased to be able to host other talented artists from across this region who will join us in this celebration of creativity and hard work.…

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Dias de los Muertos

3 November @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The first – and possibly most important – thing to note is that Dias de los Muertos is not Halloween! Where Halloween originated from an ancient Celtic festival to scare off spirits, Dias de los Muertos is a celebration of lost loved ones. While the name itself does not give it away, the celebration is actually about LIFE…on this weekend it is believed that the vale between life and death is lifted, and that families can once again be reunited…

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KEYS TO HEAVEN – Australian Chamber Choir

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

The Australian Chamber Choir, directed by Douglas Lawrence will perform well known choral favourites. Program Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525-94) – Motet Tu es Petrus (1572) Josquin des Prez (c.1450-1521) – Ave Maria Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Missa Aeterna Christi Munera Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652) – Miserere Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) – O magnum mysterium Luca Marenzio (1553/4–99) – Three Madrigals Gregorio Allegri – Christus resurgens   Tickets from www.Auschoir.org

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The Irresistable

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

It’s dark down there… An intoxicating and mysterious play about memory, desire and depravity in the spirit of Twin Peaks and Stranger Things. Perth’s most exciting performance makers Side Pony Productions and The Last Great Hunt have come together for the first time to create a deeply unsettling theatre experience, to satisfy for those ‘between season’ cravings. Nominated for best play in the 2018 Helpmann Awards, The Irresistible will play 7 November to 9 November at Geelong Arts Centre, following…

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The Irresistable

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

It’s dark down there… An intoxicating and mysterious play about memory, desire and depravity in the spirit of Twin Peaks and Stranger Things. Perth’s most exciting performance makers Side Pony Productions and The Last Great Hunt have come together for the first time to create a deeply unsettling theatre experience, to satisfy for those ‘between season’ cravings. Nominated for best play in the 2018 Helpmann Awards, The Irresistible will play 7 November to 9 November at Geelong Arts Centre, following…

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Open Studio in Geelong

9 November - 10 November

Are you interested in creative works that are aesthetically pleasing and mentally challenging? Do you enjoy exploring existential ideas and pushing boundaries through works of art? This is a unique opportunity to engage with an innovative artist and educator in her own studio. For three decades Ngaire has been exploring these ideas through a variety of subject matters and styles including landscapes and figurative works. Now she is ready to broaden her horizons, and set off on a Creative Development…

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The Ultimate Pop-Up Junkyard Playground

9 November - 10 November

The Ultimate Pop-Up Junkyard Playground invites artists aged 6-16yrs of age to spend two days designing and building their idea of the ultimate village.  Supported by our team of professional artists, architects, designers and amazing volunteers they will have access to an amazing array of reclaimed building materials, pallets and recycled art supplies to bring their visions to life.  A free event we only ask that you bring your imaginations and willingness to share your ideas and collaborate. A parent…

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Artists Open Studio

9 November - 10 November
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Oil Demonstration @ Geelong Art Society with renowned artist Paul McDonald Smith OAM

9 November @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Irresistable

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

It’s dark down there… An intoxicating and mysterious play about memory, desire and depravity in the spirit of Twin Peaks and Stranger Things. Perth’s most exciting performance makers Side Pony Productions and The Last Great Hunt have come together for the first time to create a deeply unsettling theatre experience, to satisfy for those ‘between season’ cravings. Nominated for best play in the 2018 Helpmann Awards, The Irresistible will play 7 November to 9 November at Geelong Arts Centre, following…

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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: the Wicked Poet, Lord Byron

11 November @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Geelong ADFAS* presents: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: the Wicked Poet, Lord Byron Susannah Fullerton *ADFAS Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies. Byron, famous and infamous for his audacious poetry, his scandalous love life and his devotion to liberal ideals was ostracised by English society. He went off to fight for Greek independence and died aged 36. Susannah Fullerton recites some of his best-loved poems and tells the story of the colourful, shocking and revolutionary life of one of…

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FREE Remembrance Day performance of The Mission

11 November @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tom Molyneux in The Mission

You’re invited to a FREE Remembrance Day performance of the acclaimed WWI theatre show “The Mission” on Monday 11 November (5:30pm) at Courthouse Youth Arts. The Mission tells the story of Allan McDonald: a “Fighting Gunditjmara” man from South-West Victoria, who was one of Australia’s first Indigenous soldiers to enlist for war. Allan fought at some of WWI’s most famous campaigns, including Gallipoli and Beersheba – only to be denied a soldier’s settlement on his ultimate return to Australia, and forced from his…

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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: the Wicked Poet, Lord Byron 2 2

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

Geelong ADFAS* presents: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: the Wicked Poet, Lord Byron Susannah Fullerton *ADFAS Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies. Byron, famous and infamous for his audacious poetry, his scandalous love life and his devotion to liberal ideals was ostracised by English society. He went off to fight for Greek independence and died aged 36. Susannah Fullerton recites some of his best-loved poems and tells the story of the colourful, shocking and revolutionary life of one of…

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