OUR NED the First Librarian of the Geelong Public Library

Posted 18 April 2019

“Meet’ the first Librarian of the Geelong Public Library, Mr Edward Purdue, played beautifully by actor Ben Mitchell. In this theatrically-inspired presentation, Dr Coralie Jenkin presents the story of Ned, who in 1879 absconded with Geelong Library funds, abandoning his wife.   Join the Geelong Regional Library for an expose of one of Geelong’s most colourful Read More »

Register NOW to volunteer at Geelong After Dark

Posted 18 April 2019

VOLUNTEER this year at Geelong After Dark! Join the exciting celebration of art, artists and the role they play in making Geelong Unique. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE APART OF THIS YEARS EVENT? ARE YOU INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING ? REGISTER NOW! We’ll be back in touch with all the details. GAD Customer Service, GAD Event Read More »

Colac Otway to launch Homage to the Anzacs on Friday

Posted 18 April 2019

Colac Otway’s Homage to the Anzacs light projection show will be launched on Friday, with thousands of people expected to visit Colac’s Memorial Square over the Easter weekend and the lead-up to Anzac Day. A reel of images will be projected onto the Memorial with the 10-minute show continued on a loop from 6pm to midnight every Read More »

CLASSIC French Film is coming to Geelong!

Posted 18 April 2019

Fancy a Classic French Film and just can’t get enough? …I know I sure do, and Alliance Francaise de Geelong has done it again… This beautiful black and white film has been praised by film makers and critics the world over. Still guessing? Yes, it’s Truffaut’s The 400 Blows [Quatre Cents Coups] launched the Nouvelle Vogue Read More »

Ever wanted to try barbershop style singing? Here is your chance!

Posted 18 April 2019

Ever wanted to try barbershop style singing? Here is your chance! The Geelong Harmony Chorus will guide you through a workshop of four-part a cappella singing, using popular songs and well known tunes to demonstrate techniques. No prior experience is necessary. Book now, so we can be sure to have enough music for everyone. Tickets Read More »

Matt Corby performing this weekend

Posted 11 April 2019

Matt Corby performing this weekend Australian Artist, Matt Corby is returning back to Geelong, following the release of his stunning sophomore album, Rainbow Valley.  Powerful, personal lyrics often heard in indie/folk music, paired with indirect nods to psychedelic and neo-soul instrumentation weave the full flesh of Matt’s textured new album. His seamless flow between genres Read More »

Handy Digital Tools for Creative Professionals

Posted 11 April 2019

Handy Digital Tools for Creative Professionals Here are some handy digital tips for your creative practices and creative talents! Sam Grovers featured article in ArtsHub this week aims to provide tools for creatives to gain confidence with admin. Reflecting on being a creative and pursuing this for a living he explains, requires more than just Read More »

Help Shape Victoria’s Arts Future

Posted 4 April 2019

Help Shape Victoria’s Arts Future The Victorian Government is calling for Victorians working in all creative sectors to help shape the next four-year strategy to grow local creative industries and continue to build our reputation as the creative state. Expressions of interest are now open for leaders and participants in our creative and arts communities Read More »

DENUDE – Art Installation

Posted 4 April 2019

DENUDE – Art Installation Make sure to view the incredible, new art installation located in Little Malop St. Celebrating the path from wonder to wisdom with Denude, the projection is a journey through Victoria’s sublime living world. The projection creates a spiritual resilience in the face of a seemingly impending climate destruction, and will suspend Read More »

A Funny and Moving Tragi-Comedy

Posted 4 April 2019

A Funny and Moving Tragi-Comedy Shelagh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water Directed by Sandy Fairthorne Performing in Torquay throughout the month of May, The Memory of Water is a funny, moving tragi-comedy about three sisters struggling with grief, forced together for their mother’s funeral. Each sister has different memories of the same events, causing constant bickering about whose Read More »

A World-Class Line Up Of Cabaret, Comedy and Music

Posted 4 April 2019

A World-Class Line Up Of Cabaret, Comedy and Music SPIEGELTENT GEELONG Johnstone Park will be alive with vibrancy as a world-class line up of cabaret, comedy and music from The Spiegeltent Geelong comes to town. Dutch for ‘mirror tent’, the Spiegeltent originated in Belgium in the late 19thcentury as a travelling entertainment venue. The exquisite Read More »

Speaking to Elephants

Posted 4 April 2019

Speaking to Elephants Double Beam ; Neon Playground, where “the environment becomes the canvas” Robin Fox’s is collaborating with local artists Kit Webster, Carla O’Brien and others, to bring the Melbourne Zoo’s flourishing precinct to life after dark. Neon Playground is a light and laser installation event that will feature a range of attractions such as a Read More »

You Yangs Exhibition

Posted 28 March 2019

YOU YANGS BOOM GALLERY EXHIBITION March 28 – April 24 David Beaumont, Shelley McKenzie, Rohan Robinson, Cricket Saleh, Deb Fisher, Andy Pye, Ren Inei, Jordy Kerwick, Natalie Anderson & Ingrid Daniell.   The name ‘You Yang’ has formed from the Aboriginal words ‘Wurdi Youang’ or ‘Ude Youang’ meaning “big mountain in the middle of a plain” Read More »

Artist opportunity to develop a Public Art Memorial in Geelong

Eastern Beach

Posted 28 March 2019

Artist opportunity to develop a Public Art Memorial in Geelong The City of Greater Geelong is seeking to commission a suitably qualified and experienced artist or creative team to develop a public art memorial, serving as a designated place for reflection and to acknowledge those in the Victorian community impacted by road trauma. The public Read More »

Seeking Expressions of Interests To Create Metro Tunnel Artworks

Posted 28 March 2019

Seeking Expressions of Interests To Create Metro Tunnel Artworks A local, national and international search is underway for artists, painters and sculptors to create permanent public art for Melbourne’s new Metro Tunnel stations, with some of Victoria’s greatest creative minds enlisted to help select the artists. Six large-scale artworks, including five works within the new Read More »

Get WILD !

Posted 28 March 2019

Get WILD ! It’s back and its launched!! Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that has showcased the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. Be among the first to experience 100 of the world’s most extraordinary nature photographs, on Read More »

New augmented reality exhibition is launching TODAY

Posted 21 March 2019

“DRAWN TOGETHER” An exciting new augmented reality exhibition is launching TODAY at the Renew Geelong Concept Space. The artworks reflect upon the understanding of the refugee experience and our common humanity. Augmented reality art allows viewers to point their smart phone at the artwork, where their screen comes alive combining various elements to tell stories Read More »

Do you have a story to tell?

Posted 21 March 2019

Do you have a story to tell? VALID is seeking creatives to get writing this year! Apply now for the Dulice Stone Writers Competition. It is a fantastic opportunity and a wonderful chance for you to share your stories and to Have Your Say ! Are you a writer or do you draw pictures? To Read More »

Geelong Gallery Succeeds Funding Support

Posted 21 March 2019

Geelong Gallery Succeeds Funding Support The Geelong Gallery reflects their successful project; Fund something you can see – collection storage upgrade. Thankful for all the support of 104 community donors during their 30 – day Pozible campaign the Gallery has announced that they have raised $25,338 ensuring that the Gallery’s back-of-house will be upgraded, improving Read More »

Business For Sale

Posted 15 March 2019

Oxide Contemporary Arts BUSINESS FOR SALE Are you an artist wanting a part-time job in the arts and your own exhibition space? Or a retired art teacher who would like a part-time income? This business has the perfect work/life balance. Oxide Contemporary Arts has been established for 12 years as an art school and studio Read More »

World Theatre Day

Posted 14 March 2019

World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People March 20th is ASSITEJ World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People and is celebrated worldwide through the campaign Take a Child to the Theatre. The ASSITEJ campaign focuses on enabling national centres, individual members, companies, arts organisations, academics, teachers, artists, practitioners and others interested Read More »

New Arts Ambassadors Committee

Posted 14 March 2019

New Arts Ambassadors Committee Maribyrnong City Council is seeking nominations from community members for a new Arts Ambassadors Committee. The City Council is purposefully seeking nominations from community members who have experience and knowledge of the arts, a connection to Maribyrnong (live, work, recreate, study or volunteer) and want to make a dynamic contribution to Read More »

ODDLANDS airs on ABC TV + iview Sunday 10 March – Preview Now

Posted 8 March 2019

They’ve made it to the big stage – and now to the small screen, and all the screens in between. ODDLANDS – Back to Back Theatre’s bold jump into film, screens nationally on ABC TV this Sunday 10 March at 10pm, followed on iview. Our long-standing ensemble members Simon Laherty and Sonia Teuben star as Read More »

A new initiative, showcasing Indigenous Art

Posted 7 March 2019

A new initiative, showcasing Indigenous Art Sourced Article: Discover Art Territory by Richard Watts, ArtsHub 28th February 2019.  A living canvas over 65,000 years in the making, the Northern Territory is home to some of the nation’s most significant artists; members of the world’s oldest continual culture whose connection to Country is as deep as their Read More »

FESTIVAL FIRST ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

Posted 7 March 2019

NATIONAL CELTIC FESTIVAL FIRST ARTISTS ANNOUNCED A diverse range of art forms, with many interpretations of Celtic and Folk culture within the picturesque Australian setting.  Showcasing national and international artists who attract over 16 000 local and interstate visitors to the region. The reputation that grows each and every year, this is Australia’s largest and Read More »

CELEBRATING CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR 37 YEARS

Posted 28 February 2019

DIVERSITAT PAKO FESTA – CELEBRATING CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR 37 YEARS 9am-5pm Saturday 23 February, 2019 Geelong’s much loved, award-winning, annual community street festival Pako Festa – the biggest of its kind in Australia, was another success last weekend with a fantastic turn out. This year’s theme was “Generations” where many experienced samples of over 24 local Read More »

ArtX Geelong

Posted 28 February 2019

ArtX Geelong An art exhibition featuring works of art created by artists with who identify as living with disability or a history of mental illness. Thursday 9th May through to Friday 31st May 2019 The 2019 exhibition will be held at Eastern Hub Community Centre (Rachinger Gallery), facilitated by genU and artX featuring high quality Read More »

Melbourne Design Week expands to Geelong

Posted 28 February 2019

Melbourne Design Week expands to Geelong 14-24 March 2019 When New Meets Old – Good Design and Heritage A panel of experienced architects and heritage practitioners, looking at when new meets old – Good Design and Heritage, as part of  Melbourne Design Week in Geelong. Heritage buildings and places are loved by the general public Read More »

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 »

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