Xavier Rudd is heading to Leura Park Estate in March.

Posted 13 December 2018

The SummerSalt series continues into the coming season… SummerSalt are making good on their promise to deliver cream of the crop artists to the great Australian outdoors with our finest homegrown artists, they’re now bringing Xavier Rudd along with guests Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project, Sampa The Great and Tay Oskee to Leura Park Read More »

Christmas Delights Light up Shorts Place

Posted 13 December 2018

Local multimedia artist Matt Bonner has added another element to the annual Christmas arts trail with the illumination of the corner of Lt Malop Street and Shorts Place, Central Geelong, each night between 9pm to 12am until Monday 7 January 2019. Following on from his whimsical and magical Christmas projections, Bonner has turned his attention Read More »

New Exhibition showcases compassionate hearts project

Posted 5 December 2018

St John of God recognise that Art can play a significant role in helping people heal. and they are inviting your presence to celebrate this special event created to lift the spirits of others. This project aims to share the value of the arts for healing and support the growth of the Hospital Arts Program, touching Read More »

The Ideas Report is IN

Posted 4 December 2018

Have you been wondering what makes modern creatives tick? The Verdict is in. A popular file transfer company asked 10,128 of their users in 143 countries seven questions about their ideas. And here are the (very creatively expressed) results. The Ideas Report Follow the link to read and/or download.

The Potato Shed to launch 2019 Season

Posted 29 November 2018

The Potato Shed will launch a dynamic and diverse 2019 Season Program “The Potato Shed is a popular and vibrant arts complex located on the Bellarine. The multipurpose nature of the venue makes it a significant place for cultural, social and educational development” – City of Greater Geelong Mayor Cr Bruce Harwood. Continuing the tradition of Read More »

Get yourself out of the box until 12 December!

Posted 29 November 2018

City of Greater Geelong is celebrating 2018 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY! We invite you to attend this exhibition comprising of new work from over 50 Geelong artists living with disability. OUT OF THE BOX show-cases the talents and successes of our clever, creative and inclusive community. This is a rare chance to view work from a diverse range of artists in Read More »

Christmas Concerts at the Basilica

Posted 29 November 2018

Just the thing to make your Christmas merry and bright – two great concerts and a series of free organ recitals. The wonderful Australian Chamber Choir will present “A Baroque Christmas” at 3pm on Sunday 2 December; and Geelong’s own international opera stars Cheryl Barker and Peter Coleman-Wright will perform arias from opera and oratorios on Friday Read More »

CHYA to hold the first ever Alumni Gallery Exhibition

Posted 29 November 2018

Court House Youth Arts Centre (CHYA) will hold their first Alumni Gallery Exhibition A show about artists. CHYA invites back artists from the last 4 years of the CHYA gallery program to celebrate the diverse and talented individuals that have come through our building. Curated by Amber Smith and featuring work by Rachel Holland, Joshua Read More »

$10,000 Naracoorte National Art Prize calling artists to engage with World Heritage fossil site

Posted 29 November 2018

In Arts Hub this week GINA FAIRLEY writes… “The $10,000 Naracoorte National Art Prize is looking for artists working in two dimensions to make a national impact by bridging art and science.” Fairley continues “While there are hundreds of art prizes in Australia today, there are few – in fact only one in South Australia Read More »

Temporary Public Art labyrinth back for its 4th year alongside the Barwon River

Posted 29 November 2018

The City of Greater Geelong and CCMA have supported the installation of a temporary labyrinth as a public art project. The project was initiated by ‘With Intention’ (the small meditation community of Western Heights Uniting Church, Herne Hill). The labyrinth is marked out alongside the Barwon River on the grass at the end of Craigie Read More »

Important Information for Artists with a disability

Posted 27 November 2018

Arts Access Victoria will be holding an NDIS information session dealing with how art and culture fits in the NDIS. There will be tips around the NDIS journey, including how to advocate for the arts in your NDIS plan. They will answer any questions you might have. Arts Access Victoria is a registered NDIS provider. When Thursday 6 December, 1.30pm – Read More »

Books Beyond Boundaries

Posted 22 November 2018

books beyond boundaries a creative communities art project Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 21 Nov-20 Dec 2018  What are the boundaries of a book? What happens when you give the bookform to artists and community members? Books Beyond Boundaries answers these questions as an alternative library of books pulled apart, cut up, collaged, illuminated, reconstructed, Read More »

Geelong Youth put their Spin on Christmas

Posted 15 November 2018

In a Geelong first, some of Geelong’s youngest musicians will be presenting their innovative take on Christmas with a new carols show at the Black Hatt in Geelong on December 7 7:30pm. The event titled “Christmas at the Piano” will be a showcase of some of Geelong’s finest young musicians performing both popular and lesser Read More »

Festival of the Sea AGM

Posted 15 November 2018

The Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea is a celebration of our links to the sea through the diversity of our environment, history, arts, culture and lifestyle. The Festival is inviting all members and friends of the Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea to the AGM at the Barwon Heads Lawns Bowls Club, Tuesday 27 Read More »

Western Edge Youth Arts double

Posted 15 November 2018

Western Edge Youth Arts head to Courthouse Theatre for a night of new original comedy that will give you a peek into the life of culturally diverse youth living in Geelong today. In Share House, Bamba, Ada, Veronica and Ivan are the motley crew living in a metropolitan sharehouse; four mismatched, ethnically diverse, unalike friends who Read More »

Last Chance! Archibald has (almost) Left the Building

Posted 15 November 2018

Time is running out on your chance to view the best in Australian portraiture painting. The 2018 Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s favourite art awards. A stalwart of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Archibald award was first awarded in 1921, after the Geelong-born J F Archibald (and publisher of the Bulletin) Read More »

Out of the Box – celebrating International Day of People with Disability and Inclusion Week.

Posted 15 November 2018

City of Greater Geelong is celebrating International Day of People with Disability (Monday 3 December) and Inclusion Week with a range of exciting workshops, acknowledging our City’s clever, creative and inclusive community. Workshops include ‘Body Mapping’, ‘Don’s Stare Be Aware Disability Awareness Training’, ‘Tree of Life and Art’, the ‘NDIS and You’. Monday 29 November Read More »

Renew Geelong is Expanding

Posted 8 November 2018

Since the launch of Renew Geelong earlier this year, the number of shop-fronts they have expanded into has increased from the Moorabool St Concept area to further up the Moorabool St Hill, moving into the Belcher Arcade. Artists as diverse as Hearth Storytelling, Legio-Centurion Films and the Indirect Object all call the arcade home. There Read More »

Launch of the Victorian Music Development Office

Posted 8 November 2018

The Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO) recently announced its first programs, and is preparing to take Victoria’s music industry to the next level. VMDO programs will provide direct support to businesses within the Victorian music industry with a particular focus on international market development, music business development for First Peoples and opportunities for underrepresented groups. The VMDO is a key initiative of the Read More »

StreetFace is a Great Face

Posted 8 November 2018

STREETFACE is produced by the City of Greater Geelong Youth Development Unit in partnership with Community Inclusion. It highlights some of the many positive stories from and about young people who ‘live, work or play’ in Geelong by printing ten giant posters and displaying them around Geelong. The young people were guided to take each Read More »

How Diverse Art Can Be

Posted 8 November 2018

How Diverse Art Can Be  is closing 1 pm Saturday 17 November. Featuring seven Bellarine-based artists Marion Braybrook; Marlyse Carroll Julie Derrick Leah Kateiva Robyn Lowe Steve Pratt Jennifer Pullen Eastern Hub Community Centre 285a McKillop Street East Geelong  

Beth Gibbeson Got Me Singing at Boom Gallery

Posted 8 November 2018

The opening celebration for Beth Gibbeson’s Got Me Singing at Boom Gallery is slated for Saturday 10 November from 2pm to 4pm. Says Gibbeson “My paintings are inspired by the connection between the altered natural landscape and the constructed forms set within it. The experiences and relationships with landscape from places I have lived. I Read More »

Strange Time at Boom Gallery

Posted 8 November 2018

Local artist Mark De Koning‘s first solo exhibition at Boom, Strange Time is an inquiry into the human condition, exploring how we as a species relate to the bizarre world we have created, criticising mistakes we have made and continue to make, and evoking the urgent question; ‘what should we do now?’ Mark explores these Read More »

Out Of The Box – Art Show & Inclusion Space

Posted 1 November 2018

Each year, City of Greater Geelong proudly celebrates Inclusion Week and International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD). This is an opportunity for communities, organisations and individuals to celebrate abilities, help break down barriers and acknowledge our City’s inclusive culture. From mid-November to mid-December, Council’s Community Inclusion team will install a Pop Up Gallery and Read More »

The Return of Word For Word

Posted 1 November 2018

Word for Word is Australia’s only non-fiction writing festival. It is a unique annual literary event, showcasing non-fiction writing in all its many facets and forms with world-renowned writers, dynamic panel discussions and “in conversation” sessions. Returning Friday 16 to Sunday 18 November, it wont’ be long before writers of all non-fiction stripes head to Read More »

National Wool Museum set to farewell Marion Hall Best with Retro Cocktail Party

Posted 1 November 2018

The National Wool Museum will be sending one of their latest exhibitions off in style – with a retro cocktail party, in celebration of Australian designer, Marion Hall Best and the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival. Marion Hall Best was one of Australia’s first independent and most influential interior designers. Her work was described as electrifying, Read More »

Chrissy Amphlett to be inducted into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame

Posted 1 November 2018

Geelong’s own Chrissy Amphlett, singer, songwriter, actress and front-woman of Australian rock band the Divinyls will be inducted into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame, Wednesday 21 November at the Melbourne Recital Centre, as part of Melbourne Music Week. Each year, The Awards are proud to induct local legends into The Age Music Victoria Read More »

The Armistice Living Tribute comes to Geelong

Posted 1 November 2018

The City of Greater Geelong is proud to be hosting the Armistice Living Tribute at Johnstone Park on Wednesday 7 November 2018. The 20-minute show features professional circus artists performing acrobatics, with music from the Geelong Memorial Brass Band. The free street theatre performance will recognise the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Read More »

What the Jazz is happening at Courthouse Youth Arts Centre?

Posted 25 October 2018

Trio Elf are coming… For close observers of Geelong, there have been some big things happening in and around 60 Little Malop Street, that should be turning heads by now. It’s not simply local people stepping up that is driving curiosity and drawing us in, it’s truly innovative international talent also filling the lively halls of Read More »

Queenscliff Music Festival 2018 triple j Unearthed competition winner announced

Posted 25 October 2018

This year, Queenscliff Music Festival teamed up with triple j Unearthed to give one lucky musician the chance to join the stellar 2018 lineup and make their festival debut. QMF is excited to announce that the winner of this year’s competition is indie-pop up-and-comer Libby Steel. The Western Victorian rocket has made waves in the industry, known for her unique, bold Read More »

GPAC is Hiring!

Posted 17 October 2018

Arts administrators and managers will be keen to hear about the latest developments at GPAC, and how good would it be to actually work there? If you have a ken to work in the performing arts in Geelong and have been waiting for that perfect break, have a look at at the Geelong Performing Arts Read More »

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 www.humansingeelong.com. 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 »

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