Bringing BIG Entertainment to Small Towns

Posted 20 February 2019

Bringing BIG Entertainment to Small Towns Community members and visitors in some of Victoria’s smallest towns will be treated to world class performances this year thanks to the Victorian State Government’s Small Regional Presenters program. The Minister for Creative Industries announced almost $140,000 in grants to help 19 regional community arts groups and councils present Read More »

Seeking Artist Applicants for Pole Art Exhibition

Posted 20 February 2019

Seeking Artist Applicants for Pole Art Exhibition The Festival of the Sea Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea and Barwon Heads Arts Council are hosting a display of wondrous pole creations and are calling upon artists to be apart of this wonderful event! The annual festival is a celebration of our links to the sea Read More »

Ned Kelly Series set to tour the nation

Posted 20 February 2019

Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series National Gallery of Australia is set to tour Nation-wide, the collection of Sidney Nolan’s “Ned Kelly” for the first time in 15 years.  The national tour gives Australians across the country the chance to experience some of the most famous and poignant masterpieces of 20th-century Australian art and The Geelong Read More »

Geelong’s Underwater Sculpture Experience is Underway

Posted 14 February 2019

Geelong’s Underwater Sculpture Experience is underway The Sunken Gallery Snorkel Amongst the Sculptures A stunning underwater sculpture experience that will lure visitors and marine life is being created at The Dell in Clifton Springs. Encouraging the local community and visitors put on a mask and snorkel in a safe and family-friendly environment and explore the Read More »

Celebrating a unique identity & diverse Island home

Posted 14 February 2019

Celebrating a unique identity & diverse Island home 10 Days on the Island Festival 2019 8th March – 30th March A statewide arts festival, with something for everyone. Come together and celebrate our shared community. Welcoming creativity, a confident celebration of our unique identity and our diverse island home.  Hundreds of hectares of Tasmania’s once Read More »

APPLY NOW FOR A 2019 CHURCHILL FELLOWSHIP

Posted 14 February 2019

Applications are now open for this unique, prestigious yet accessible award that is presented to more than 100 Australians every year! The Churchill Fellowship enables recipients to travel overseas for four to eight weeks so they can meet and work with leaders of influence to gain and exchange knowledge and experience for the betterment of themselves, Read More »

Geelong Gallery Campaign Fund

Akio Makigawa 'Water drawing no 1' 1982

Posted 13 February 2019

Geelong Gallery Campaign Fund Fund Something You Can’t See The Geelong Gallery’s Pozible campaign Fund something you can’t see has been launched and has been endorsed by government partner, Creative Partnerships Australia’s fund-matching scheme Plus 1. ” Fund something you can’t see will ensure excellent long-term preservation of Geelong Gallery’s marvellous collection and improve access to Read More »

Exploration of heritage and identity, exhibiting and launching this weekend

Posted 7 February 2019

Exploration of heritage and identity, exhibiting and launching this weekend Mirjana Margetic’s exhibition Taking Note.   Mirjana draws on traditional female handicrafts as a means to explore the idea of heritage and identity. For the month of February, Karingallery will present this insightful exhibition, TAKING NOTE, open to the public. Join the gallery this week Read More »

Grants for Music Venues

Posted 7 February 2019

Grants for Music Venues Victorian State Government has created a program to help Victoria’s live music venues, be better neighbours, by managing the sound that goes to their local neighbourhoods. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today opened the latest round of the program, which provides music venues with matched funding of up to $25,000 Read More »

Flying our Flags at Half-Mast Today

Posted 7 February 2019

Flying our Flags at Half-Mast Today 2009 Black Saturday Bush Fires Today we fly our flags at half-mast on City Hall, as a mark of respect, commemorating the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires that claimed 173 lives. This is the actual day of the fires, 10 years ago. Victoria Government, states that the 2009 Black Saturday Read More »

WIN and perform at By The Meadow.

Posted 7 February 2019

WIN and Perform at By The Meadow. An opportunity for emerging artist from the Geelong/Surf Coast/Otways to score the opening slot on the line up alongside this year’s eclectic menagerie of artists. This year By The Meadow will be hosting its 6th festival in the Otway ranges. Taking place on March 29-31. From ethos and Read More »

Local Literary

Posted 31 January 2019

Local Literary Join the Bookshop at Queenscliff in a wonderful program of local literary events. Friday, 8 February 2019 Colour Masterclass for the Senses 7.00pm Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop $95 David Coles, master paint-maker and author of Chromatopia, Lucy Borland, fragrance stylist, and Shelter Shed’s Donnie Grigau will take your senses on a journey around the colour Read More »

Boom’s Annual Group Exhibition

Posted 31 January 2019

Boom’s Annual Group Exhibition Boom Gallery showcases another Annual Exhibition featuring a range of represented and talented new artists to the gallery, showcasing fresh work made over the summer months. January 31st – February 24th 2019 Ingrid Daniell, Tiel Seivl Keevers, Belinda Wiltshire, Elizabeth Barnett and Yvonne Paton. Ingrid Daniell…“My latest work for Summer Projects IV titled Read More »

Celebrating the Blues Train 25th Anniversary

Posted 31 January 2019

Celebrating 25 Years in Style The Blues Train has been rockin’ the rails for 25 years and they’re ready to celebrate in style! Approaching its 25th season in 2019, the Blues Train has seen more than 100,000 people experience the unique venue. Its benefit to the local economy is undeniable, with many visitors from Melbourne, interstate Read More »

C.A.M.P with Contemporary Artists

Posted 31 January 2019

Come and Make Performance Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March.  Back to Back Theatre is hosting an annual weekend of delightfully ruthless theatre and performance making workshops. Located at their studio in Geelong as a part of CAMP; Come And Make Performance. For community members with and without disability who love, or are curious about performance Read More »

Employment Opportunity

Posted 31 January 2019

Employment Opportunity Seeking a career change? Or have previous experience in Collections Management and working with community groups? This opportunity could be for you ! Veterans Heritage Project Manager, Victorian Collections Museums Australia Inc. (Victoria) Full time Fixed term – to end February 2020. Museums Australia is the national profession association for the museums and Read More »

Festival of Sails entertainment program announced

Posted 24 January 2019

The 2019 Festival of Sails will be held from Saturday 26 – Monday 28 January, with a range of free activities and entertainment on offer for all ages across the Geelong waterfront. Click the image below to download the full schedule in PDF format. Full Festival Schedule

Queenscliff’s success on Waste

Posted 24 January 2019

Queenscliff Music Festival succeeds War on Waste in 2018 ! Queenscliff Music Festival are proud to report that they diverted 90.07% of waste from landfill during their 2018 festival.  The festival team developed a plan based around separating, re-using and re-purposing all waste from the event by identifying what waste was generated, where it came from, Read More »

Creative Occupation

Posted 24 January 2019

Creative Occupation  On the island… “man-made” South Channel Fort, a group of artists… has begun a process of ideas, projects and discoveries… it opens a window onto activities and encounters with the island grappling with the subjects of remoteness, artificiality, entropy, collective consciousness, fear-related architecture, and the possibilities of radical creative (co)production. Artists invovled: Adie Read More »

Courthouse Youth Arts

Posted 24 January 2019

SHOWCASING LOCAL AND STATE ARTISTS COURTHOUSE YOUTH ARTS NEW EXHIBITS ARE NOW ON AT COURTHOUSE ARTS THIS FEBRUARY SHOWCASING SOME INCREDIBLY TALENTED ARTISTS. FREE SUMMER LANEWAY FEST : 2nd of February @ 12pm  The summer vibes have arrived at Courthouse Youth Arts, holding a FREE music festival showcasing some of Geelong and Melbourne’s finest acts Read More »

Grant writing workshops: Unlock the mystery world of grants

Posted 24 January 2019

Grant writing workshops: Unlock the mystery world of grants Grovedale Neighbourhood House will be offering Grant Writing Workshops to community groups and not for profit organisations this term. The workshops are Facilitated by Pirooz, our own community development officer with over 15 years’ experience in the community and government sector with a sound understanding of Read More »

International Year of Indigenous Languages

Posted 17 January 2019

International Year of Indigenous Languages The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019). This raises awareness of the crucial role languages play in people’s daily lives. In Australia, of the estimated original 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, only around 120 are still spoken. Of these approximately Read More »

Shadow Tricks

Posted 17 January 2019

Shadow Tricks – Polyglot Theatre Geelong Gallery – Wednesday 23 January What can we make with light, cloth and paper? Polyglot Theatre, one of Australia’s leading creators of interactive and participatory theatre for children is holding a workshop for children at the Geelong Gallery. In an interactive workshop; discover limitless possibilities, explore performance and play with casting Read More »

Visual Artist Call-out

Posted 10 January 2019

Sacred-edge Festival – Art Exhibition Queenscliff May 3-5th, 2019  Calling out to all Visual artists; you are invited to submit works of art to the annual Sacred-edge Festival- Art exhibition. This years themes consist of: Indigenous, Refugee, LGBTIQ Care for the Earth and Mental Health. Inviting artists who identify with these inclusive themes. Artists participating in Read More »

The National Wool Museum – Whats On

Posted 10 January 2019

The National Wool Museum’s current exhibitions showcase incredibly  talented artists who have produced highly engaging exhibits for all ages. Masters: Art of the Precious Metal Object 14 September 2018 to 29 January 2019 An Australian premiere exhibition showcasing spectacular design, exceptional works and authentic practice from eleven masters of contemporary Australian goldsmithing, silversmithing and enamelling. Read More »

50th Anniversary commemoration of the 1969 Lara fire

Posted 10 January 2019

50th Anniversary commemoration of the 1969 Lara fire.  The City Hall flags were at half-mast on the 8th of January 2019 as a reflection of the tragic fire that spread throughout Lara in 1969. On that very hot day across Victoria, 280 fires broke out across the state – including 12 fast-moving grass fires that Read More »

FREE School Holiday Programs for 12-25 year olds

Posted 2 January 2019

FREE School Holiday Programs for 12-25 year olds Get creative and be sure to book in to these fantastic programs held by Geelong Youth this Summer, limited spots available. Making things with paper: A day full of activities with paper. Take scrap paper from the recycle bin and make beautiful handmade paper. Learn origami and Read More »

Independent Artists Festival

Posted 2 January 2019

Torquay and Geelong Night Jar Festival Step inside Nightjars wonderland! Become immersed in the magical atmosphere. Coming up to its 9th year, the Torquay and Geelong Nightjar Festival is back again! The Nightjar Festival will tantalize the senses and evoke the soul. It’s a summer pilgrimage for holidaymakers and locals a like, most can’t leave Read More »

Last chance to view City Hall Projections

Posted 2 January 2019

Last chance to view City Hall projections As the New Year begins the projection display on City Hall will soon be coming to an end. Make sure you head down to to Gheringhap Street to see the spectacular animated light show, delighting people of all ages. Local artist Matt Boner has brought colour and light to City Hall Read More »

ArtsHub Reflects – Balance in the coming year

Posted 27 December 2018

ArtsHub Reflects – Balance in the coming year Gina Fairly –  National Visual Arts Editor, ArtsHub reflects on December and explains the importance of finding balance for the coming year. “Too often we reach that tipping point. My suggestion, as we wrap up this December, is to feel it – feel the weight of the Read More »

Having a Say Conference – Standing by my brother

Posted 27 December 2018

From valid; 21/12/18 TRACE: Who killed Maria James? In a world first the three people at the centre of the cold-case investigation that has captured the nation, will come together at Australia’s largest event for people with disability. Held at Deakin University Rachael Brown, Adam and Mark James will be live in conversation at The Read More »

Amber Smith on How practical experience can launch your visual arts career

Posted 27 December 2018

from ArtsHub 14/12/… With a background in illustration, Amber Smith knew she wanted to further her practice by studying art. But it was the hands-on experience she received at LCI Melbourne, while undertaking her Bachelor of Design Arts (Visual Arts), that allowed her to realise her passion for curation. ‘I always knew I wanted to study Read More »

Temporary Public Art labyrinth alongside the Barwon River

Posted 27 December 2018

The City of Greater Geelong and CCMA have supported the installation of a temporary labyrinth as a public art project. The project back for its 4th year, 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 Read More »

Big hit exhibitions to see these summer holidays

Posted 20 December 2018

Its hard to beat this fabulous array of things to see in Victoria this summer, so we are sharing them as is… please follow the link to ArtsHub for the full list and beautiful pictures. To Arts Hub Patricia Piccinini & Joy Hester – two great women artists meet over love Love and intimacy are the Read More »

A Festive Season of Funding for the Clever and Creative

Posted 20 December 2018

If you think it’s time to put your feet up this Christmas… well, you’d be right! But then its back to work over summer; because there are some great opportunities out there for the Clever, Creative Geelong region that will have you back on your toes in no time. Here are just a few money spinners Read More »

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 »

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 »

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