Queenscliff Music Festival 2018 Presents Gurrumul’s Dijarimirri Live

Posted 21 June 2018

Queenscliff Music Festival 2018 Presents Gurrumul’s Dijarimirri Live In 2018 arguably Australia’s most significant indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu became the highest selling indigenous artist of all time following the release of his album Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow). Sadly Gurrumul wasn’t around to enjoy it as just weeks after completing the recording in 2017 he passed Read More »

Today is International Make Music Day 2018!

Posted 21 June 2018

Community Music Victoria in partnership with the Australian Music Association and Make Music Alliance has been working to bring you news of events happening across the State, the Country and the World! Brighten the shortest day with a spot of music making! Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. If Read More »

Renew Geelong is ready to deliver with rent-free spaces for Geelong’s Creatives!

Posted 21 June 2018

Employing the successful model pioneered in Newcastle, Renew Geelong is ready to connect owners of vacant properties with makers, creators, artists, community groups and local enterprises to reinvigorate empty spaces in central Geelong – Rent free! “Geelong has quickly established its reputation as one of our state’s great cultural hubs – and the future couldn’t Read More »

We’re Hiring! Cultural Planner wanted

Posted 18 June 2018

About the Arts & Culture Department This department is part of our Investment & Attraction Division, and is responsible for leading and supporting the City’s arts and culture direction and strategies, and operating significant cultural and community facilities such as the National Wool Museum and the Potato Shed. About the role This position will take a lead role in Read More »

Living a rich and creative life in Geelong

Posted 14 June 2018

Living a rich and creative life in Geelong Court House Youth Arts new Executive Producer, Alexandra McTavish, writes in her first newsletter for the organisation: “I want Courthouse Youth Arts to be a place where young people gather to speak up – to let it all out – to share our experience of what we’re all living through, so you Read More »

Congratulations to Andrew Browne, winner of the $30,000 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize

Posted 14 June 2018

An evocative, narrative-rich, and skilfully executed painting by Melbourne artist Andrew Browne is the winner of the 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize, Geelong Gallery’s biennial acquisitive award for contemporary painting. Browne’s The awakening 2017 is an outstanding example of this established artist’s practice and brings together a number of his enduring interests including landscape, natural Read More »

Artlands Early Bird Registrations Now Open!

Posted 14 June 2018

Artlands Victoria early bird registrations are now open. Book your place today and join the national discussion at Australia’s largest regional arts conference and gathering. Early bird registrations offer you the best price on the full four day conference program. Need support to attend? There are a number of grants and travel bursaries available for Read More »

Ocean Grove are coming back

Posted 14 June 2018

The energetic heavy outfit returns to Geelong Almost 18 months since the boys launched their epic debut album in Geelong, they are bringing it back for a special performance at The Workers Club on July 14, alongside The Beverly Chills and Amberyse. READ MORE… at Forte Magazine

Quick Quick Quick – The Other Film Festival 2018 Submissions Closing

Posted 14 June 2018

If you are still wanting to submit a film for TOFF 2018, you have exactly one day until submissions close on Friday June, 15 -apply through FilmFreeway. We are encouraging local and national artists and arts organisations that have produced animations, experimental films and / or music videos created by, with and about disability or Read More »

Last Chance! Creative Communities Grants Information Session

Posted 14 June 2018

The last Information Session regarding funding opportunities for the COMMUNITY INVESTMENT AND SUPPORT FUND for 2018-2019 Subject to the adoption of Council’s 2018-2019 budget we will have available a range of grant programs to assist not-for-profit organisations with local projects and events that benefit the wider Geelong community: The funding streams are: Healthy and Connected Communities Read More »

Back to Back Theatre head to the UK this June/July

Posted 8 June 2018

Leaving on a jet plane! LADY EATS APPLE, RADIAL and THE DEMOCRATIC SET head to the UK this June/July ‘A story is a dream in a person’s mind. Being on stage is being in that dream. The whole time your heart is thumping and you get the sweats and your words stumble. We all know we’ve Read More »

New Program To Kickstart Creative Startups – Foundry658 announcement

Posted 8 June 2018

7th Jun 2018 The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new business development program to kickstart the next generation of creative and cultural businesses. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced Foundry658 – an accelerator program that will help emerging creative entrepreneurs, organisations and collectives turn their ideas into successful businesses. “When we were Read More »

Watch This Space! New artwork soon to be installed in Malop St

Posted 7 June 2018

With Green Spine works in Malop street nearing completion we are excited to be adding some cultural fabric to the space with a new Public Artwork. Watch This Space! Don Walters Artwork ‘Peloton’. Arrives next week. Don Walters is an Australian sculptor, painter and graphic artist. He often explores the use of simple shapes and bold Read More »

Coming soon: 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize

Posted 7 June 2018

2018 Geelong contemporary art prize Saturday 9 June to Sunday 19 August Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian painting practice, this $30,000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition will feature works by Natasha Bieniek, Seth Birchall, Amber Boardman, Andrew Browne, Jon Campbell, Nancy Constandelia, Yvette Coppersmith, Ann Debono, Troy Emery, Emily Ferretti, Patrick Francis, Nyarapayi Giles, Peter Graham, Camille Read More »

Don’t miss out! Creative Communities Grants Information Sessions – Book Now

Posted 31 May 2018

Free Information Sessions regarding our proposed funding opportunities for the COMMUNITY INVESTMENT AND SUPPORT FUND for 2018-2019 Subject to the adoption of Council’s 2018-2019 budget we will have available a range of grant programs to assist not-for-profit organisations with local projects and events that benefit the wider Geelong community: The funding streams are: Healthy and Connected Read More »

Complete the Geelong After Dark survey – go in the prize draw!

Posted 25 May 2018

Did you go to Geelong After Dark (GAD) this year? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts what you enjoyed and  how we can make it even better next time? Complete the following survey via these links by 4 June 2018 and provide your contact details to go into the draw to win a Read More »

Complete the Mountain to Mouth 2018 survey – be in the prize draw!

Posted 25 May 2018

Did you go to Mountain to Mouth (M~M) this year? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts what you enjoyed and  how we can make it even better next time? Complete the following survey via these links by 4 June 2018 and provide your contact details to go into the draw to win a Read More »

National Celtic Festival 2018 third and final line-up announcement

Posted 17 May 2018

The National Celtic Festival is set to shine amidst the sparkling Portarlington foreshore this June long weekend (8-11 June). Boasting crowds of over 15,000 and performances across 14 stages, the festival is the premier Celtic gathering in Australasia and it’s easy to see why it has become such a draw card for audiences, with its breadth of artistic Read More »

Local Communities Come Together to create contemporary songlines on the Bellarine

Posted 26 April 2018

Mountain to Mouth, the multi-award winning arts walk will pass through Drysdale, Swan Bay, Pt Lonsdale Village, Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads from 10:30am to 6.00pm Saturday 5 May 2018. Mountain to Mouth begins the 80km journey Friday morning 4 May  from the You Yangs, crossing the industrial heartland of Geelong before arriving in the Read More »

Valuable practical insights into Oral History recording

Posted 26 April 2018

Sarah Rood will present a rare workshop next week on how to prepare questions; about the forms, the ethics and permissions involved; and the top tips to a good interview. Sarah uses real examples to illustrate some of the pitfalls and some of the gems from actual interviews. You will have the opportunity to practise writing Read More »

Geelong has a new bronze sculpture to add to its diverse and growing collection

Posted 26 April 2018

Bike Boy by local artist Sue Corbet has just been installed at the recently established Mountain bike park ‘The Hill’ in Newtown. This latest public art acquisition is a beautifully rendered playful bronze sculpture which is full of the joy and energy which comes from learning to ride a bike. This work will capture the Read More »

Day, Evening and Weekend tickets are still available for the Sacrededge Festival May 4-6

Posted 26 April 2018

It’s not too late to experience these superb artists live in Queenscliff. Friday and Saturday Aine Tyrrell will sing her songs on Friday night, and then generously share her story “Dream a new Dream” on Saturday morning. Aine’s story moves from domestic violence to “being myself again after so many years of being lost”. We Read More »

Join the team while you still can. GAD2018 and M~M2018 only a week away!

Posted 19 April 2018

Want to Join Us as a Volunteer? M~M2018 is Geelong’s very own multi-award winning biennial extreme arts walk, an 80 km journey of discovery, held Friday 4 and Saturday 5 May 2018. In the tradition of the Wadawurrung, M~M creates a contemporary songline across the Geelong and Queenscliffe regions. What roles are needed? We are Read More »

Baby Guerrilla artwork is coming to life.

Posted 19 April 2018

Yes, its true! Baby Guerrilla artwork is coming to life. We are pleased to offer residents and visitors a glimpse of what is to come as a part of our latest projection canvas located on the Cnr of Shorts Place and Little Malop Street. Projection artist Olaf Meyer has created the first digital response to Read More »

M~M2018 CANOE Artist Workshop Announced

Posted 12 April 2018

Canoe Artists Workshop: Between 5 – 7 practicing artists will be selected to participate in a workshop with Canoe Artists.  You must be available on Sunday 22 April from 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Expressions of Interest are sought from practicing artists wishing to participate in a workshop and mentorship program with Mountain to Mouth (M~M2018) Canoe Read More »

Fresh Call for Volunteers – M~M2018

Posted 5 April 2018

Mountain to Mouth (M~M) is calling for your support. M~M2018 is Geelong’s very own multi-award winning biennial extreme arts walk, an 80 km journey of discovery, held Friday 4 and Saturday 5 May 2018. In the tradition of the Wadawurrung, M~M creates a contemporary songline across the Geelong and Queenscliffe regions. Volunteers If you would Read More »

Drop In Art Show Inspires Youth

Posted 5 April 2018

The Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre Inc commenced a youth program in January 2000 to cater for the needs of young people residing on the Bellarine Peninsula. The age group for the program is young people from Grade 6 to year 12 or equivalent. The Bellarine Training & Community Hub is carrying on the tradition and this Read More »

National Celtic Festival 2018 second line-up announcement

Posted 29 March 2018

National Celtic Festival 2018 second line-up announcement 2018 marks the 16th anniversary of the National Celtic Festival – an opportunity to see world-class folk music from across the globe. The festival will run from 8-11 June and has so far unveiled an impressive line-up of artists hailing from cities near and far, including legends of the Irish Read More »

Exhibition Opening “South Coast” by Susan Sutton

Posted 29 March 2018

Qdos Arts invites you to the opening of South Coast A collection of Susan Sutton’s much loved subjects celebrating the life, colour, atmosphere and uniqueness of this region. 31 March @ 2:00 pm opening by Kaz Paton Manager Arts & Culture City of Greater Geelong The Artist is represented by Qdos Arts Lorne preview: 30th Read More »

Arts and the Environment – Biodiversity In Your Backyard 2018

Posted 28 March 2018

Local artists and their connections to the Bellarine natural environment will be celebrated in an evening of art and creativity. The evening event at The Potato Shed, (41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale) will feature a diversity of art disciplines, the evening will showcase each artist’s creations while they share stories of the artistic journey behind their works. You will want to book ahead Read More »

A Creative Transformation For Geelong

Posted 23 March 2018

Geelong’s creative industries will be inspired to transform underutilised spaces into new cultural hubs as part of new initiatives supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens today visited the Geelong Performing Arts Centre to announce new $250,000 in funding to support the local creative Read More »

Artist Opportunity Ending!

Posted 22 March 2018

EOI, due this Friday, March 23. A reminder that you are warmly encouraged to be part of this years Sacrededge Festival Exhibition. Visual artists are invited to submit artwork to the annual Sacrededge Art Exhibition exhibited at the Queenscliff Uniting Church. The Sacrededge Festival brings together the Indigenous, Refugee, LGBTIQ communities with people passionate about sustainability and mental health. The Read More »

Volunteer Call for Major Geelong Arts Event 4-5May 2018

Posted 22 March 2018

Mountain to Mouth and Geelong After Dark 2018 Volunteers Wanted Come volunteer and get your hands in the Earth and your feet on the ground together as the Mountain to Mouth and Geelong After Dark worlds collide on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May 2018! Mountain to Mouth (M~M) is Geelong’s multi-award winning extreme arts Read More »

Janne Kearney’s painting ‘Me too’, wins top American Art Prize

Posted 15 March 2018

Geelong Artist Janne Kearney has been recognised amongst the world’s best realist painters. The ARC is the most important realist painting prize in the US and the Americas, the 2018, 13th Annual ARC Salon had over 3,750 entries from 69 countries. Fashion Week San Diego Award (FWSD), is an award where FWSD designers will be matched Read More »

Encounter Australia’s polar dinosaur in a ground-breaking Virtual Reality x 3D experience

Posted 15 March 2018

A polar dinosaur who roamed the Otway Ranges (Victoria) some 106 million years ago is the subject of a ground-breaking Virtual Reality x 3D palaeontology experience, opening at the National Wool Museum in Geelong on Friday 16 February 2018. The ambitious exhibition, called “The Little L Project” has brought together the National Wool Museum, Deakin Read More »

Ready, steady, knit! Entries now open for Scarf Festival 2018

Posted 15 March 2018

Entries are now open for the National Wool Museum’s annual Scarf Festival! Taking inspiration from this year’s theme – Living On The Land – scarf makers are being encouraged to incorporate natural and/or built landscapes and the places where people live, work and play, into their designs. National Wool Museum Director Padraic Fisher said the Read More »

National Celtic Festival 2018 line-up announcement

Posted 15 March 2018

Lovers of culturally rich music, dance and arts rejoice – the National Celtic Festival is ready to reveal a broad bevy of talent as part of its first line-up announcement. Held over the June long weekend in Victoria’s picturesque seaside town of Portarlington – Friday 8 June – Monday 11 June – the festival has unveiled eleven artists from Read More »

Important Risk Information for Arts Organisations

Posted 15 March 2018

Victorian Not for Profit organisation Our Community will hold a week of special training ideally suited to community arts organisations via its Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA). Our Community have this week announced a “Not-for-Profit Insurance Week”  designed to provide advice, products and support for the staff and board members tasked with overseeing the insurance and risk management Read More »

24th Birthday for the Blues Train

Posted 8 March 2018

Hugo, Chris and the Blues Train team have told us the legendary Blues Train has now been “groovin’ and movin’” (their words not ours) for 24th Years!  Apparently everyone is invited to celebrate with them. They have even promised a very special discount if you use the (not so) secret Birthday Celebration code for when Read More »

Latest Council Public Art Commission Completed

Posted 1 March 2018

The latest Council Public Art commission has been completed by the highly regarded artist ‘Baby Guerrilla’. The artwork depicting a couple holding a child whilst also wearing virtual reality glasses offers a commentary on how people engage with virtual and physical realities. The mural will also provide digital artists with the opportunity to respond to Read More »

‘Hubcaps to Creative Hubs’ Trailer Is Here!

Posted 23 February 2018

The greatly anticipated documentary film project Hubcaps to Creative Hubs will have its World Premiere in Geelong on 1 March 2018. Congratulations to the talented team — Dr Cristina Garduno Freeman (University of Melbourne), Dr Fiona Gray (Deakin University) partnering with Nicholas Searle (The Makers TV) along with Creative Geelong — who are proud to bring Read More »

April School Holiday Program announced – Potato Shed

Posted 22 February 2018

The Potato Shed Multi Arts Centre has released its latest 2018 School Holiday Performances. Venue Manager Rob Macleod says “Don’t miss our ever popular school holiday shows. Great fun, great stories (often with a twist), colourful costumes and catchy tunes – and lots of Audience participation! – makes for a lineup of great shows.” The Read More »

Creative Community Acknowledged at Potato Shed

Posted 22 February 2018

The Creative Community Grants Ceremony was held at The Potato Shed (Bellarine Multi-Arts Centre) on Monday 19th February. Bellarine Ward Councillors Jim Mason and Trent Sullivan were in attendance to congratulate successful applicants to Council’s Creative Communities Grant Program (formerly known as Community Arts & Festivals Grants), and hand out certificates of achievement. Upon arrival at the event Read More »

$30,000 – 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize now open

Posted 22 February 2018

The 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize is a signature event that assists with the development of the Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general.  Justin Paton, Head Curator, International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Rebecca Coates, Director, Shepparton Art Museum, join Lisa Sullivan, Senior Curator, Geelong Gallery, Read More »

New Music Festival for the Bellarine!

Posted 22 February 2018

On Easter Saturday, the cream of Australian music will flood Ocean Grove with great sounds in the very first  “Grove Is In The Heart” family friendly music festival. For one day only, Australia’s best rock, country, pop, psychedelic, alternative and African music from biggest names to hot emerging talent, will wow the Bellarine from the beautiful parkland Read More »

AZURIA#7 “Madonna” Launch Announced – Polyglots 2018

Posted 15 February 2018

POLYGLOTS 2018 and … launch of AZURIA#7 Madonna Guest Reader – MYRON LYSENKO & then … OPEN MIKE Soloist ARIELLE RENTON-GIBB & Harpist QUINLAN HAMES Coordinator TED REILLY THURSDAY 22 FEB. 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM PAKO RAW – 26 PAKINGTON ST., GEELONG WEST ENTRY $5, HORS D’OEUVRES SUPPLIED WINE, SPIRITS, BEERS & COFFEE AT THE BAR COPIES OF AZURIA#7 FOR SALE @ $15 Read More »

Rachinger Gallery Announces No Gallery Hire Charge for 2018!

Posted 15 February 2018

The Rachinger Gallery has updated its information for exhibitors. In order to profile and promote the gallery to the wider artistic community, there will be no gallery hire charge for 2018. A small commission of 10% will be charged on sales. If you haven’t already been to Rachinger Gallery, please drop in. The first show Read More »

Geelong Performing Arts Centre Appoints New CEO

Posted 15 February 2018

The Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Joel McGuinness as the new Chief Executive Officer. Following a national search, Joel McGuinness will commence at the centre on 13 March 2018. A Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) graduate, Joel is an experienced arts and culture manager who has worked in metropolitan Read More »

A Time of Opportunities for Geelong Artists

Posted 8 February 2018

Have you noticed the number of opportunities for Artists flowing in to the Geelong Region Arts Atlas this year? Whether you are one of the Geelong Region’s many established artists or if your Arts Practice is just emerging on the scene, there is plenty to offer. Already this year there are exciting listings from: City Read More »

Story of Migration $20,000 Public Art Commission

Posted 1 February 2018

Community Culture Connection Public Art Commission The City of Greater Geelong is seeking to commission suitably qualified/experienced sculptor/artist/creative/team to create a  public art work that will become a strong visual point of connection in the walking trail which tells the story of migration from the 1860’s until the present day. See the Opportunity HERE for Read More »

Intense International Musical Act hits the Potato Shed

Posted 1 February 2018

Nancy Ruth is a Canadian-born singer, songwriter, and recording artist. A world traveller with a powerful stage presence, she comes alive as she cooks up a very tasty brew of jazz, latin, and flamenco. Her Spanish roots eventually led her to Málaga, Spain, where she now resides and finds creative inspiration for her songwriting, weaving Read More »

Outdoor Cinema provides refreshing nights under the stars

Posted 25 January 2018

Furphy outdoor cinema returns to Geelong this summer January 2018 – Geelong locals are in for a real treat as the Furphy Refreshing Ale outdoor cinema experience returns to the Little Creatures Brewery this January and February. Over five weeks, moviegoers will be able to experience some of the most iconic Australian films to grace Read More »

Registrations Open! Mountain to Mouth2018

Posted 25 January 2018

Registrations are open for Geelong’s own multi-award winning extreme arts walk, Mountain-to-Mouth2018 (M~M2018), to be held Friday 4 and Saturday 5 May 2018. In the tradition of Wadawurrung, M~M creates a contemporary songline traversing the City of Greater Geelong and the Borough of Queenscliffe. Covering 80 kilometres, from the granite ranges of the You Yangs Read More »

Artist Expression of Interest Extended!

Posted 18 January 2018

Mountain to Mouth 2018 is extending the expression of interest period for Walking Circle Artists to Friday 2 February 2018. The wonderful variety of original concepts received has prompted the City of Greater Geelong Arts and Culture Department to extend the time available for submissions. “We are so excited to see what other inspirational work Read More »

Finucane & Smith’s Dance Hall kicks off 2018 Potato Shed Season

Posted 18 January 2018

Creators of world famous cabaret and variety, Finucane & Smith, prance back to country Victoria with their brand new work Finucane & Smith’s Dance Hall, kicking off the Potato Shed 2018 season. The structure is simple; the Finucane & Smith artists take the role of callers, choir leaders and on-the-floor enthusiasts, as the local community Read More »

Come and see! The silo artwork on Herne Hill cement works is ready

Posted 11 January 2018

It’s done! Come to the viewing platform off the Hyland St footpath and get up close with this tremendous Herne Hill artwork. The towering images are of three remarkable Geelong identities: 78 year old cement works labourer Cor Horsten, Wadawurrung identity Corrina Eccles, and paralympics athlete Kelly Cartwright. This clever and creative spectacle will bring many residents from Read More »

Artist for GPAC exterior major public artwork to be announced

Posted 11 January 2018

The G21 Arts Pillar announces Dramatic GPAC upgrade promises creative gains.  “Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s $38.5 million redevelopment is well underway, temporarily blocking access from Ryrie Street but promising state-of-the-art amenities and significant creative gains.” …”A feature of the redevelopment will be addition of a major public artwork on the building’s exterior.” Sixty-four acclaimed and Read More »

Blues Boot Camp Bellarine 2018

Posted 3 January 2018

Wayne Jury is proud to present Blues Boot Camp Bellarine 2018. Blues Boot Camp is a fun and challenging two day workshop followed by a public performance. Participants gain theoretical and practical music skills from trained and experienced music industry professionals. Registrations are now open for Blues Boot Camp on 9, 10, 11 January. The Potato Shed Arts Facility, Read More »

SEEKING LEAD ARTIST FOR MAJOR AUSTRALIAN EPHEMERAL SCULPTURE COMMISSION

Posted 20 December 2017

M~M2018 GEELONG’S EXTREME ARTS WALK SEEKS LEAD ARTIST FOR MAJOR AUSTRALIAN EPHEMERAL SCULPTURE COMMISSION. COMMISSION $20,000 Geelong’s Extreme Arts Walk M~M2018 is now calling for artists based in Australia or overseas to submit an Expression of Interest for a major $20,000 Australian Ephemeral Sculpture Commission Canoe. The Canoe Commission has been made possible by funding Read More »

Art and technology collide at the Chrissy Amphlett Mural

Posted 20 December 2017

A mural of Geelong rock legend Chrissy Amphlett in McLarty Place has taken on a new dimension with the addition of a digital augmented reality experience. We commissioned airbrush artist Ian Lowe to paint the mural as a celebration of one of Geelong’s favourite daughters. The mural acts as a platform for a digital augmented Read More »

Arts Atlas Survey

Posted 20 December 2017

Hello, We have developed a very simple survey to see how we can improve and enhance your experience of Arts Atlas. Our aim is to make sure Arts Atlas is meeting all your current and future needs in 2018 and beyond. Your input and feedback is crucial to this process, so we would appreciate it Read More »

The Wintergarden coming to a close

Posted 7 December 2017

Jill Shalless ‘Swan Song’ exhibition celebrates 14 years at The Wintergarden coming to a close. December 6 – 31 The Wintergarden The art work for this show will include paintings from across this era. Landscapes from Geelong to Turkey, portraits and figurative pieces, small scale and larger works, some prize winning paintings and some little Read More »

Blues Boot Camp January 2018

Posted 7 December 2017

The next Blues Boot Camp will be at: The Potato Shed Arts Facility, 41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale. 9am – 5pm on January 9 and 10 and a public performance at 7pm on Thursday January 11, 2018 Register now as places are limited. Cost: $168.90 for two day workshop and public performance. For more details and Read More »

Expression of Interest – District Co-ordinators – Mountain to Mouth (M~M2018) Extreme Arts Walk

Posted 1 December 2017

  Expressions of interest (EOI) are called for the casual contracted position of District Coordinators for M~M2018: Geelong’s Extreme Arts Walk, to be held on 4 and 5 May 2018. Mountain to Mouth (M~M) is Geelong’s multi-award winning extreme arts walk – an 80 kilometre biennial journey of discovery over two days. M~M begins at Read More »

Expression of Interest – Walking Circle Artists Mountain to Mouth (M~M2018)

Posted 1 December 2017

Expressions of Interest are called for 12 artwork commissions for M~M2018, to be held on 4 and 5 May 2018. Mountain to Mouth (M~M) is Geelong’s multi-award winning extreme arts walk – an 80 kilometre biennial journey of discovery held over two days. M~M begins at the You Yangs mountain range, crosses Geelong’s industrial heartland Read More »

Denis Walter Carols By The Bay

Posted 30 November 2017

Sing along to Christmas hymns being performed by some of our region’s talented artists as well as some notable Australian performers. Hosted by Denis Walter, Carols by the Bay will leave you feeling festive with the spirit of Christmas. This event is proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong. When: 02 December 2017, 07:00 PM Read More »

That’s a wrap for Queenscliff Music Festival 2017!

Posted 30 November 2017

All good things must come to an end, and on Sunday evening the Queenscliff Music Festival wrapped for 2017. Like any good 21st birthday party, there were plenty of beers, cheers and even a few (happy) tears! Music lovers from all walks of life were treated to three days of sensational sounds from all corners of the country Read More »

2017 Archibald Prize

Posted 30 November 2017

Until Sunday 10 December Don’t miss your opportunity to view the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize, Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Pre-purchase your tickets online.

Geelong to host White Night in 2018

Posted 15 November 2017

The enormously popular White Night festival is coming to Geelong in October 2018. White Night Geelong will be held on Saturday 13 October 2018, with more details to be announced closer to then. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren made the announcement today, alongside the event director David Atkins. The all-night cultural festival Read More »

KIM BARTER The Kimberley + VICTORIA HOWLETT Hills of Yarrabah

Kim Barter Metropolios Gallery

Posted 9 November 2017

Opening Night 5 – 7 pm Saturday 18 November Metropolis Gallery is excited to present concurrent solo exhibitions by artists Kim Barter and Victoria Howlett, both inspired by the vibrant Australian landscape but with quite unique and personal responses to two distinct places. Kim Barter’s exhibition ‘The Kimberley’ follows a recent trip where she immersed Read More »

Geelong announced as UNESCO City of Design

Posted 9 November 2017

It’s where the ute was born, where mechanical refrigeration was pioneered and now Geelong’s design credentials have been internationally recognised with the news that the city has been designated as a UNESCO City of Design. Announced in Paris on 31 October, Geelong was one of 64 international cities to be inducted into the United Nations Read More »

Queenscliff Music Festival sold out!

Posted 9 November 2017

It’s official. Queenscliff Music Festival 2017 has now sold out, and it’s no surprise when you consider the bands and programs this year’s event has secured. For those who missed out, a ticket swap is now underway where people can register to buy and sell authentic tickets for re-sale here: http://qmf.net.au/tickets/ticket-swap. As well as the spectacular music that’ll run non-stop throughout the Read More »

Oddlands wins best short at AFF 2017

Posted 9 November 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that ODDLANDS has been chosen for Adelaide Film Festival‘s Best Short Award, as voted by the audience. It’s been an incredible experience working with Matchbox Pictures to develop a broader audience for our actors and their work, and we’re delighted to see that our first screen endeavour has resonated with a Read More »

Geelong announced as UNESCO City of Design

Posted 2 November 2017

It’s where the ute was born, where mechanical refrigeration was pioneered and now Geelong’s design credentials have been internationally recognised with the news that the city has been designated as a UNESCO City of Design. Announced in Paris on 31 October, Geelong was one of 64 international cities to be inducted into the United Nations Read More »

Anglesea Art Studios open weekend

Posted 2 November 2017

Seven Anglesea home/studios plus two local art spaces are open to the public over the Melbourne Cup Weekend, 11am – 4pm. We are an eclectic bunch in Anglesea and will be offering: ceramics, painting, printmaking, sculptural weaving (workshops), creative metalwork sculpture and jewellery plus edgy contemporary jewellery. For more information please call 0400 436 308, maps Read More »

Oddlands wins best short at AFF 2017

Posted 2 November 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that ODDLANDS has been chosen for Adelaide Film Festival‘s Best Short Award, as voted by the audience. It’s been an incredible experience working with Matchbox Pictures to develop a broader audience for our actors and their work, and we’re delighted to see that our first screen endeavour has resonated with a Read More »

Queenscliff Music Festival sold out!

Posted 2 November 2017

It’s official. Queenscliff Music Festival 2017 has now sold out, and it’s no surprise when you consider the bands and programs this year’s event has secured. For those who missed out, a ticket swap is now underway where people can register to buy and sell authentic tickets for re-sale here: http://qmf.net.au/tickets/ticket-swap. As well as the spectacular music that’ll run non-stop throughout the Read More »

Bellarine Arts Trail this weekend!

Posted 2 November 2017

We are looking forward to the Bellarine Arts Trail that will be held on 4 – 5 November 2017. There will be approximately 100 artists who will participate in the Arts Trail this year. HISTORY OF THE TRAIL The first Bellarine Arts Trail took place on the 29-30 October 2016, with approximately 40 artists involved and studios open to the public across Barwon Heads Read More »

EOI – SEEKING ARTISTS – closes in 4 days

Posted 26 October 2017

GEELONG AFTER DARK (GAD) Friday 4 May, 2018 Geelong After Dark returns in 2018 bringing Central Geelong alive! The City of Greater Geelong is now seeking artists, groups and artist collaborations for the 2018 event. GAD is a night where artists deliver short, sharp and edgy art attracting thousands of people to the city centre. Read More »

2017 Archibald Prize

Posted 26 October 2017

Geelong Gallery 28 October to 10 December First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Read More »

Come on People ! Artist, Music Lovers!

Posted 26 October 2017

The concert is called Phase One Intent, and is being performed by ancalled Revival House Project, which sees artists from a range of disciplines such as opera singers and film makers who combine their practice into a unique show which pushes the boundaries of the traditional classical recital context.  Louise Keast soprano, Shikara Ringdahl mezzo-soprano and Read More »

The Three Kings are back!

Posted 26 October 2017

7:30pm Saturday 28th October 2017 Piping Hot chicken & Burger Grill – 5&6, 63A The Terrace,  Ocean Grove Melbourne blues super group, Three Kings brings together a trio of this country’s most dedicated, authentic blues artists, with down and dirty, totally inspiring results.Three Kings’ hard-hitting, greasy blues style takes you on a dangerous joy ride Read More »

Bellarine Arts Trail 2017 – 2 weeks to go!

Posted 25 October 2017

We are looking forward to the Bellarine Arts Trail that will be held on 4 – 5 November 2017. There will be approximately 100 artists who will participate in the Arts Trail this year. HISTORY OF THE TRAIL The first Bellarine Arts Trail took place on the 29-30 October 2016, with approximately 40 artists involved and studios open to the public across Barwon Heads Read More »

Geelong to ring in the festive season with one spectacular weekend

Posted 20 October 2017

Geelong’s Christmas celebrations will open with a bang as the City hosts a spectacular weekend of free Christmas attractions to ring in the festive season. It all starts on Friday 10 November, when Geelong’s floating Christmas tree will return to the bay. One lucky local child – chosen through a colouring competition – will have Read More »

Free Family Fun Day this Sunday at the Potato Shed

Posted 19 October 2017

The Bellarine’s biggest Free Family Fun Day returns to the Potato Shed on Sunday 22 October from 11am – 3pm. With over 8,000 attendees in 2016 and growing, the event has become one best children’s events held annually in the Geelong region. The FREE event has something for families of all ages including an animal Read More »

Calendar competition opens for public vote Monday, 16 October 2017

Posted 19 October 2017

Our 2018 calendar competition is now open for public vote. After receiving more than 1000 entries we have shortlisted two photos per month giving the community a choice between images and a cover. Voting opens Monday 16 October 2017 and will close on Monday 30 October 2017. Calendars will be distributed with Community Update during the second week Read More »

Six Hours In Geelong

Posted 19 October 2017

Six Hours In Geelong, showing at GPAC Friday 27 October, is a story of loss, loathing, love, and racism. A fast and funny musical ride, through a cultural kaleidoscope, into the soul of a changing city. Created by the Geelong Edge Ensemble, a company of local emerging artists from Middle Eastern, Pacifika and African backgrounds. Read More »

Celebrate Diwali this Friday night!

Posted 19 October 2017

Every year, millions people of diverse faiths come together to celebrate the festival of lights, Diwali. Diwali is one of the most important occasions on the Hindu calendar. It’s an annual celebration that signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. It is a time to Read More »

Word for Word’s Amazing 2017 Line-up

Posted 19 October 2017

The Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival will once again be presented at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre over three days from 17 – 19 November 2017. This year’s festival will host more than 70 guest presenters discussing topics ranging from climate change to feminism, sport to sexuality, racism, biography, adventure and Indigenous culture. Read More »

Celebrating three BIG milestones for The Blues Train

Posted 13 October 2017

We officially launch our brand new website We mark the release of our 24th year of shows We introduce to you a new, simpler way to purchase tickets HELLO 21ST CENTURY Thanks to our long-time mates at One Rabbit, we are stoked to be launching our brand new website. Cleaner and simpler we’re sure you’ll love it as Read More »

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SEEKING ARTISTS

Posted 12 October 2017

GEELONG AFTER DARK (GAD) Friday 4 May, 2018 Geelong After Dark returns in 2018 bringing Central Geelong alive! The City of Greater Geelong is now seeking artists, groups and artist collaborations for the 2018 event. GAD is a night where artists deliver short, sharp and edgy art attracting thousands of people to the city centre. Read More »

Colour to Win!

Posted 12 October 2017

Calling all kids 13 years and under! Colour in the picture (right) for your chance to win a chance to flick the switch and turn on Geelong’s Floating Christmas Tree!* Visit  our website to download pdf of the picture HERE Once completed, return this page by mail to: Geelong’s Floating Christmas Tree Competition, PO Box 104, Read More »

BE INVOLVED WITH BACK TO BACK

Posted 12 October 2017

Back to Back Theatre is looking for some fresh new talent to get involved in SERVICE LEAGUE, our latest creative performance making process.  We have 10 places available to adults with a perceived intellectual disability who are interested in developing their performance making skills. No experience is necessary, just an interest in making art and Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Design Award by Broadsheet

Posted 10 October 2017

Do you have a design idea for the dining space? Entries have been extended for the Mercedes-Benz Design Award by Broadsheet.  Find out more There’s still time to enter to win the opportunity for your design to be prototyped, manufactured and sold by Cult Design; a trip for two to Germany; and mentorship from Australia’s Read More »

Lord of the Strings

Posted 10 October 2017

Guitarra & Virtuoso Spanish and Classical Guitar Concert Starring 10 String Guitarist Matthew Fagan 4pm Sunday 22nd October, Queenscliff Uniting Church Join 10 String Spanish classical guitarist, Matthew Fagan, for an evening of  Spanish and classical guitar at its emotive and technical best, as Fagan presents Guitarra, crossing 5 Centuries of Spanish Guitar music from Read More »

Cass Eager Live at the piping hot chicken & Burger Grill 14th Oct

Posted 10 October 2017

Cass Eager has a brand new beat and she’s hitting the road with her band this October to send new single ‘Ain’t No Stopping Me’ off into the world. Strange Daddy produced the new track which is somewhat of a stylistic departure from Cass’ previous work. Lyrically, it’s a testament to her resolve, and sonically Read More »

Light the night

Posted 3 October 2017

Friday 6 October 5- 9pm Ocean Grove Park Now in its tenth year, Light the Night is a unique event bringing Australia’s blood cancer community together in more than 100 locations to remember and reflect during a moving ceremony and short lantern walk. Light the Night fundraisers all receive a coloured lantern to carry as Read More »

THE BALD ARCHIE PRIZE

Posted 3 October 2017

14 OCTOBER – 11 NOVEMBER 2017 NATIONAL WOOL MUSEUM, 26-32 MOORABOOL ST, GEELONG 3220 Created in 1994 as a spoof of that more serious competition, the Bald Archy Prize provides artists of all styles and standards with a genuine opportunity, ranging from the hilarious to the bizarrely vulgar, to create portrait paintings of humour, dark Read More »

HOLD THE DATE – ARTLANDS 2018

Posted 3 October 2017

Artlands Victoria will be held from 10-14 October 2018 in Bendigo and Castlemaine In 2018, it’s Victoria’s turn to host Artlands, the national regional arts conference in Australia. We’ve been leading up to this announcement for a few months and can now share the framework and news about how you might be involved in the lead up Read More »

Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights

Posted 3 October 2017

Every year, millions people of diverse faiths come together to celebrate the festival of lights, Diwali. Diwali is one of the most important occasions on the Hindu calendar. It’s an annual celebration that signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. It is a time to Read More »

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