Geelong Edge ensemble’s ANTIGONE @ Courthouse Youth Arts

Posted 17 October 2018

ANTIGONE 2018 Co-Presented by Courthouse Youth Arts, Western Edge Youth Arts, devised and performed by the Geelong Edge ensemble Will Antigone choose freedom and betray her own family? We’re in Thebes, a modern state. When Polynices, a young African activist, is shot dead by police, President Creon and his unscrupulous media adviser Tiresius, turn to Read More »

Visitors To Say Hello To The Geelong Bollards

Posted 16 October 2018

The State Government is helping bring Geelong’s famous bollards to life with new funding for the “Say Hello to the Geelong Bollards“ project. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren visited the Geelong waterfront today to announce Geelong and the Bellarine had received a grant through the new $2 million “Regional Events and Innovation Read More »

Courthouse Youth Arts Hosts The hope Song for White Night

Posted 9 October 2018

Anglesea Performing Arts is bringing their sold-out La Mama play, The hope Song to Courthouse over the White Night weekend. It stars all local actors and the playwright, Janet Brown is local too. Given it’s themes, the play also speaks to our times and we’d love to see as many people as possible attend! APA Read More »

Ingrid Voorendt joins Back to Back Theatre

Posted 9 October 2018

Back to Back Theatre are excited to welcome Ingrid Voorendt as our Artistic Associate (Acting). Ingrid will be devising with THEATRE OF SPEED for the rest of the year as Tamara Searle undertakes a secondment with Helsinki Independent Artist Program. “Ingrid has previously worked with Back to Back Theatre as a Guest Artist and is Read More »

Victoria’s Smallest Regional Communities Take Centre Stage

Posted 9 October 2018

Local halls, community centres, and even a light station will be the stage for music and theatre performances as part of the latest round of the State Government’s Small Regional Presenters grants program. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced more than $60,000 to help some of Victoria’s smallest communities bring exciting comedy, music Read More »

White Night Geelong is Almost Here

Posted 9 October 2018

White Night Geelong is on Saturday 13 October 2018, and runs from 7pm until 2am. WHAT IS WHITE NIGHT GEELONG? Inspired by the international Nuit Blanche movement that began in Paris in 2002 and came to Australia as White Night Melbourne in 2013, this spectacular event finds the city reimagined through art, music, colour and Read More »

Up to $10k available now to start your own Community Choir

Posted 9 October 2018

Round 8 of the With One Voice Community Choir Social Franchise Start-up fund is NOW open until November 16th 2018. Now more than ever we are learning that singing together is good for our health and wellbeing. Community singing has been proven to improve mental health, combat social isolation and can actually make you smarter! Our target of 40 choirs by 2020 is in Read More »

Pick My Project $1.37m Success for Geelong

Posted 9 October 2018

Congratulations to the successful applicants to the Pick My Project grant rounds. Local initiatives were awarded $1.37 million in ‘Pick My Project’ funding Two City of Greater Geelong-partnered projects are among several local initiatives awarded funding as part of this year’s ‘Pick My Project’ grants program. A total of 13 projects in the Greater Geelong Read More »

Melbourne Design Week coming to Geelong in 2019

Posted 8 October 2018

How can design shape the future? That’s the question being asked by the team behind Melbourne Design Week who, for the first time, will expand the highly acclaimed program into Geelong in March 2019. In an exciting coup for Geelong and the City of Design designation, our region’s creative and business community are invited to Read More »

Building A World Class Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Posted 25 September 2018

Building A World Class Geelong Performing Arts Centre Victorian Government Press Release 21st Sep 2018 (edited) A re-elected Andrews Labor Government promises to deliver the final stage of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) redevelopment, creating local jobs, bringing top acts to Geelong and giving community groups a stage to shine. “Geelong is a great Read More »

Top Five Music Funding programs from Creative Vic

Posted 25 September 2018

Actually… I lied, there are more than five great music funding programs available via the Victorian State Government. If you are yet to tap into these wide reaching programs, now is as good a time as any to consider lifting your profile and stepping into new areas. Music Works is the Victorian Government’s four-year, $22.2 Read More »

Creative Partnerships Australia – Funding Resources

Posted 25 September 2018

Creating opportunities for art & investment. “We bring the arts, donors and business together for mutual benefit, creating a more vibrant, ambitious and sustainable cultural sector for the benefit of all Australians.” Creative Partnerships Australia. Access a wealth of information to learn valuable skills, enhance your sustainability, attract meaningful investment opportunities, engage large communities, and improve your fundraising. Read More »

Community Places and Spaces Survey – Have your Say

Posted 25 September 2018

Have Your Say Life is better with easy access to community spaces, places and services. Help us work out how we make fair and informed decisions. We’d love our Arts and Live Music communities to add their voice to Council’s survey of what the community need and want as the City grows and develops. Follow Read More »

HURRY! Geelong After Dark 2019 – Call for Artists CLOSING THIS WEEKEND !!!

Posted 20 September 2018

Geelong After Dark 2019 – Expressions of Interest Closes: Midnight Sun 23 Sept 2018. Geelong After Dark is on the hunt. Expressions of Interest are sought from artists; artist collectives and collaborations to explore the 2019 theme, Heighten Your Senses. We all use our senses – be it through sight, hearing, taste, touch or smell Read More »

Jonathon Welch Farewells Choir of Hard Knocks

Posted 20 September 2018

JONATHON WELCH FAREWELLS CHOIR OF HARD KNOCKS After 12 years at the helm, Choir of Hard Knocks’ Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM has announced his retirement from the Choir at the end of December 2018. ‘It has been the journey of a lifetime and an honour to work with, lead, and call the Read More »

$100,000 commission for moving image art

Posted 18 September 2018

ACMI and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust will again offer what is perhaps the most sought after opportunity in Australian Moving Picture Art today. Together with The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Australian Centre for the  Moving Image (ACMI) invite artists to apply for Australia’s most significant commission for moving image art. The successful artist will receive $100,000 from Read More »

An introduction to Someone New @ CHYA

Posted 14 September 2018

Someone New is Courthouse Youth Arts resident theatre company …and their purpose is to give young people – experienced or not – the opportunity to access training to express themselves onstage or backstage. For any young person who has wanted to get involved, but never has, or any young person who wanted to do more, Read More »

The Masters of Design are coming to the National Wool Museum…

Posted 13 September 2018

The Masters of Design are coming to Geelong in September 2018 with two bold new exhibitions opening at the National Wool Museum to celebrate the city’s status as a UNESCO City of Design. Masters: Art of the Precious Metal Object is a premiere Australian exhibition showcasing spectacular design, exceptional works and authentic practice from eleven masters Read More »

Family Fun Day @ The Potato Shed – great experience for volunteers

Posted 13 September 2018

Are you keen to develop a career in events, or looking to find connecting with your community… volunteering is a respected and effective way to start. The Potato Shed is looking for local people to join its team for Family Fun Day on October 20 this year. Family Fun Day Volunteers Wanted Potato Shed’s Free Read More »

Artlands Day Tickets released – Want to go? We can help.

Posted 13 September 2018

Need our backing to get to Artlands? Our Creative Communities ‘Professional Development’ Grants have opened early to support local artists to attend Artlands. Carefully read the GUIDELINE, THEN complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM (…read the Guideline first!). Apply Now – We’d love to see you there! Artlands is the biennial national regional arts conference: It’s an Read More »

Elizabeth Gower- bringing order to human chaos at Geelong Gallery

Posted 11 September 2018

The Geelong Gallery has just opened an exhibition by Elizabeth Gower, one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, that is not to be missed. In the exhibition titled ‘Cuttings’, Gower’s interest lies in the human desire to create order from the chaotic, and she finds it on the everyday patterns of toilet paper, wall paper and Read More »

Queenscliff Music Festival 2018 Emerging Artist Grant Recipients Announced

Posted 7 September 2018

Queenscliff Music Festival is pleased to reveal the recipients of the Emerging Artist Grant (EAG) for 2018. EAG is an initiative funded by the festival to assist the development and completion of projects by local musicians for up to $10,000 per year, with approximately $4,000 stemming from the contributions of Friends of the Festival. QMF recognises that the Bellarine Read More »

Connecting Song Project 2019 Expression of Interest – Apply Now!.

Posted 6 September 2018

CONNECTING SONG MUSIC MENTORSHIPS Write and record a song….create a clip Connecting Song is an inspiring place-based songwriting opportunity like no other.  Three unsigned music acts will be selected to work with one of three outstanding mentors who are also from the Geelong region. APPLY HERE Each selected artist will choose a Geelong locality such Read More »

Tales from Many Lands – Whittington meets Western Edge Youth Arts

Posted 6 September 2018

Just around the corner from you, Art may be happening. Here is a little story from a little school that should start you looking around your local area for what is happening ‘under the hood’ of Geelong’s suburbs. Western Edge Youth Arts (WEYA) have been working with Whittington Primary School through 2018 and in August Read More »

Geelong Art Society launches the annual Shearers Arms Portrait Prize

Posted 6 September 2018

Shearers Arms Portrait Prize – all about the person  …is open for submissions and will no doubt attract the best local talent. Submissions will be judged this year by Watercolourist Ted Dansey, Fellow of The Victorian Artists Society, Melb. The exhibition will be open from 23rd October to 18th November 2018. Read More… The Shearer’s Arms gallery Read More »

Geelong Innovation Festival Wednesday 5 September 2018

Posted 30 August 2018

Roll on up! The Geelong Innovation Festival is on Wednesday 5 September at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre This is a full day of FREE events and workshops presented by Technology Geelong, Infoxchange and MAV Technology The Geelong Innovation Festival supports and showcases Geelong’s vibrant community of entrepreneurs, small business owners and people passionate about digital Read More »

New Code of Practice from Live Performance Australia

Posted 30 August 2018

Last April, Screen Australia adopted a Code of Conduct to prevent sexual harassment. As a result, all  new projects approved by Screen Australia must comply with the Code. Similarly, Live Performance Australia (LPA) has launched its Code of Practice, coming into effect on Monday 3 September. The stated aims of the code are to Prevent Read More »

Give Where You Live Need You!

Posted 30 August 2018

Every year, the Give Where You Live Foundation provides a unique opportunity for community members from all walks of life to help assess grant applications. They have two opportunities where community members can participate in this process. Currently, they are seeking 50 individuals to donate their time to review grants the Foundation receives as part Read More »

The Whistleblower takes over

Posted 30 August 2018

These past few days has seen downtown G-town transformed into a movie set for the filming of the Australian-Chinese co-production of The Whistleblower. With a budget of $40 million, it is, to date, the largest Australian-Chinese co-production. The streets of Geelong’s CBD were used for major car sequences and stunts. The action was centred around Read More »

Geelong After Dark 2019 – Call for ARTISTS!

Posted 30 August 2018

Geelong After Dark 2019 – Expressions of Interest Geelong After Dark is on the hunt. Expressions of Interest are sought from artists; artist collectives and collaborations to explore the 2019 theme, Heighten Your Senses. We all use our senses – be it through sight, hearing, taste, touch or smell – to navigate, explore and interact Read More »

Humans in Geelong Expo 2018 guest speakers announced

Posted 22 August 2018

The second Humans in Geelong Expo 2018 land at Deakin Waterfront Campus Geelong – Sunday 7th October, 10 – 3pm. This FREE Community event highlights our amazing locals and the remarkable things they are achieving in our own community. The complete program can be viewed at 12 amazing guest speakers include: Nasir Sobhani ‘The Street’s Barber’ Professor Read More »

Murphys Rooftop Cinema will be screening some absolute classics

Posted 22 August 2018

Murphys finally announce the movie schedule for Murphys Rooftop Cinema. The classic Anchorman (The Legend of Ron Burgundy) was first on the roof on Tuesday August 21 and next… so we missed that one… But there’s… Dirty Dancing on Tuesday August 28 10 Things I Hate About You on Tuesday September 4 & 11 Grease on Read More »

New voice of Courthouse Youth Arts has a clear vision

Posted 16 August 2018

Alex McTavish has only recently landed as Executive Producer at Geelong’s Courthouse Youth Arts, but already a strong vision for the future of the organisation is emerging. “My vision for Courthouse Youth Arts is to develop young artists who can express what it means to live in this place and time and communicate that to Read More »

Pick My Project – Now open for voting!

Posted 16 August 2018

The state government’s Pick My Project grants program is open for voting (13 August – 17 Sept) to determine the successful projects by popular vote. There are a number of projects proposed in the City Of Greater Geelong. For a handful of these, your City of Greater Geelong Council would be the delivery agent if they’re Read More »

HOME in 3214

Posted 16 August 2018

HOME There’s a newly unveiled Community, Culture and Connection Walk in Geelong’s North, crowned by Artist Don Walters’ latest striking public art work located on the corner of the Boulevard and Morgan street North Geelong. “HOME reaches out to the north, south, east and west and seeks to acknowledge people from a diversity of places Read More »

Three Kings live with Collard, Greens and Gravy at Piping Hot Chicken and Burger Grill

Posted 9 August 2018

Get them while they’re hot! After a long absence, The Piping Hot Chicken and Burger Grill are excited to welcome back  The Three Kings, supported by Collard, Greens and Gravy live at Ocean Grove’s Piping Hot Chicken and Burger Grill on Friday night 17th August. Tickets only $25,while they last, at Geelong Tickets. The Piping Hot Chicken Read More »

Calling all creatives! Deakin University’s Capture Art and Performance prize is now open

Posted 9 August 2018

…from Forte Magazine… Are you a creative? Why not submit your work to Deakin University’s Capture Art and Performance Prize and see where your talents could lead. Back again following last years success, The Capture Art and Performance Prize will give 12 finalists the opportunity to have their work exhibited in a professional environment. Finalists Read More »

Madame Butterfly alights at the Potato Shed

Posted 2 August 2018

Madame Butterfly alights at the Potato Shed Madame Butterfly by Melbourne City Ballet heads to the Potato Shed 8pm Friday 17 August. Tickets are available at the Potato Shed, or by calling 5251 1998, or at any City of Greater Geelong Customer Service Centre. Butterfly follows a young Japanese girl called Cho-Cho (nicknamed “Butterfly) as Read More »

Tickets are now on sale for SOCIETY, a new work from THEATRE OF SPEED

Posted 2 August 2018

Tickets are now on sale for SOCIETY, a new work from our experimental theatre lab, THEATRE OF SPEED, which will premiere in our Geelong studio this August. SOCIETY is a show about a room and the people in it. It is about categories. It is about queues. It is about creating, destroying, and creating again. It Read More »

Foundry658: creative industries accelerator program – $20k seed funding

Posted 2 August 2018

Expressions of interest are open… …to participate in Foundry658, an initiative of the Victorian Government’s Creative State strategy, delivered by State Library Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Foundry658 will support creative people to transform their ideas into sustainable businesses. Free business support initiatives, include: Roadshow talks and information sessions across Victoria, starting in June 2018 Read More »

Tickets on sale now for the 2 Worlds Festival – Fyansford Paper Mills

Posted 26 July 2018

2 Worlds Festival to bring cultures together The 2 Worlds Festival returns to the Fyansford Paper Mills on October 20th, 2018. After a highly successful inaugural event which saw 1500 people descend on the Paper Mills site, this year’s event will go up a notch with more headline acts, more stages and more activities. The Read More »

Expressions of Interest sought for $45,000 sculpture commission

Posted 19 July 2018

The City of Greater Geelong is seeking to commission a suitably qualified/experienced sculptor artist/team to develop an engaging sculpture which forms a key part of the cultural identity of the Leopold Community and Hub as an integrated facility. Leopold Community Hub is a long held community aspiration to realise a central heart for service delivery Read More »

Community Arts Project and Festivals Grants Available Now

Posted 19 July 2018

Applications are open NOW and  Close on 13 August 2018. The City’s Community Investment and Support Fund grants 2018-19 are now open. In 2017/18 our Community Investment and Support Fund grant programs distributed more than $1.75 million to more than 160 organisations to assist them to deliver a range of important projects that benefited our Read More »

$50,000 opportunity for emerging and established photographers

Posted 12 July 2018

BROOKE BOLAND One of Australia’s most generous photography awards is now calling for entries. Darren Sylvester Broken Model 2016, lightjet print, Collection Gallery at HOTA. Acquired from Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2017. Image supplied. ADVERTISEMENT The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (JUWSPA) is an exciting platform for established and emerging Australian photographers to Read More »

An irresistible Artlands ticket offer!

Posted 12 July 2018

An irresistible ticket offer! Regional Arts Victoria is offering individual artists the chance to apply for a ticket subsidy to attend Artlands Victoria, the national regional arts conference taking place in Bendigo and Castlemaine this October. Gaining the subsidy will mean your ticket price will be reduced to just $180! There is a simple and easy application Read More »

Creative collaboration and partner opportunities in three dimensions

Posted 5 July 2018

Creative Geelong has workshops available that include many topics of interest to our regions Artists. How about the opportunity to be introduced to 3D Printing, or try your hand at Haiku – with sushi? See what’s coming up… Educators can also find encouragement to indulge their curiosity and keep up with new innovations through a Read More »

2 Worlds Festival preparations gain momentum

Posted 5 July 2018

The 2 Worlds Festival is preparing for its second year. The Festival aims to bring two cultures together in a fun, entertaining and interactive festival atmosphere. It will showcase a variety of indigenous and western performers, art, traditional and not-so-traditional activities, and indigenous and modern multicultural food offerings. A true celebration of culture and walking Read More »

Queenscliff launches the inaugural Low Light Festival

Posted 5 July 2018

Queenscliff launches the inaugural Low Light Festival, bringing the finest international and local arts and culinary talents in a month-long celebration of all the senses. Low Light is a new twist to proceedings, offsetting the low season and Queenscliff’s bracing seaside cold with four consecutive weekends celebrating warming, immersive comforts and the arts. The town’s Read More »

Geelong – UNESCO City of Design

Posted 29 June 2018

UNESCO Geelong – City of Design Geelong’s design heritage Our history has been filled with many Australian and world design firsts and some Geelong inventions or designs have changed the world. Geelong is the home of the first designed commercial refrigeration (James Harrison 1851). The Ford ‘ute’, which is the forerunner to the modern SUV, Read More »

Artlands Victoria Early Bird Registrations are Open!

Posted 28 June 2018

Artlands Victoria will be held from 10-14 October 2018 in Bendigo and Castlemaine. 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. Celebrating twenty years in 2018, Artlands is the biennial event Read More »

$50,000 opportunity for emerging and established photographers

Posted 27 June 2018

One of Australia’s most generous photography awards is now calling for entries. The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (JUWSPA) is an exciting platform for established and emerging Australian photographers to showcase their work. Presented by Gallery at HOTA, Home of the Arts and supported in perpetuity by the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Read More »

Queenscliff Music Festival 2018 announces its first line up of homegrown heroes

Posted 27 June 2018

On track to sell-out for its fourth year in a row, the annual Queenscliff Music Festival is coming around once more, and judging by the first acts announced it’s going to be another awesome affair. The 2018 Queenscliff Music Festival will be held from Friday 23 – Sunday 25 November.  Internationally adored suburban pop poet Courtney Barnett will close out this year’s Read More »

Feature your Arts Practice – 2018 Geelong Small Business Festival Bookings now open

Posted 27 June 2018

Arts Practice is a business. On a day to day basis, we all deal with small businesses in our work and personal lives, and we all have family and friends who own or work in small business who could benefit from a diverse range of hands-on business advice that will help them improve their business, 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 »

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 »

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


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 »

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