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Drysdale Easter Art Show

The Drysdale Easter Art Show, is one of the major art shows in the Geelong Region. Some 450 paintings by over 100 contributing artists are on show each year.

Over the life of the Art Show some $300,000 has been raised and distributed to various organisations, including the Andrew Love Cancer Centre, Cystic Fibrosis Geelong and the Barwon Health/Rotary Volunteer Patient Transport Service.

When: Daily from 31 March 2018 to 01 April 2018
Next on: 31 March 2018, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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Where: Christian College Bellarine Sports Stadium Collins Street Drysdale Vic 3222
Costs: Adult: $8.00 ((inluding catalogue)) Concession: $6.00 (children under 12 free) Family: $18.00
Facilities: Catering and/or dining (Light refreshments ) First Aid available Toilets available Wheelchair accessible
Associated Organisations: Barwon Health/Rotary Volunteer Patient Transport Health
Contact: Lyle Grinter

Mountain to Mouth: Geelong’s Extreme Arts Walk

Geelong’s own multi-award winning extreme arts walk, Mountain to Mouth 2018 (M~M2018).

In the tradition of Wadawurrung, M~M creates a contemporary songline traversing the City of Greater Geelong and the Borough of Queenscliffe.

Covering 80 kilometres, from the granite ranges of the You Yangs to the mouth of the Barwon River at Barwon Heads, M~M brings together art, sport and community to connect with the land.

Your adventure awaits! You choose the distance. You choose the challenge. You can start or finish at any of the 12 Songline Stations on the walk.

M~M 2018 begins at the You Yangs, crossing the industrial heartland of Geelong before arriving in the City Centre to collide with Geelong AfterDark, a night of edgy and unexpected arts.

At dawn the next day, follow the Barwon River through rolling Bellarine farmland, along ocean beach to reach the Barwon Heads river mouth at sunset for a spectacular closing ceremony.

The route is marked with site specific artworks commissioned for M~M2018, bringing people together through shared experiences of extreme arts that celebrate the land, our place in the land and communities residing within.

In partnership with foundation partner Gen-U, 50% of all registration fees will fund the Greening of the Songline, a planting program of trees and shrubs along the contemporary songline.

The time is coming to gather your friends and family and join your local community to discover and uncover connection to land.

Registrations for M~M 2018 are now open! Register online.

When: Daily from 04 May 2018 to 05 May 2018
Next on: 04 May 2018
Where: Geelong region
Contact: Desiree Jacobson
Phone: 03 5272 6197

Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask

Famous Artist Barry Humphries bares all in new Australian show.

Celebrated Australian performer Barry Humphries AO, CBE will take Australian audiences on a revealing, FUNNY and moving trip through his colourful life and theatrical career when he tours Australia in May & June 2018 with Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask.

In an intimate, confessional evening – seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories – Australia’s best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.

For more than 60 years, Humphries has held a mirror to Australia and Australians, revealing their virtues, their foibles, their triumphs and their failings through a gallery of adored characters, including Dame Edna Everage, Sir Les Paterson and Sandy Stone.

Now he will spin the mirror around, exposing his own highs and lows, the good times and the not so good. Themes include Humphries’ Australian childhood, family relationships, attitudes, career and his experiences as one of the world’s most acclaimed entertainers.

“This is a show in which I am the principal character; it’s not Les, it’s not Edna, it’s not Sandy Stone. It is really about this character called ‘me’. I’m not in disguise,” Humphries says.

“It is the story of my generation, it is a story of a life spent in the theatre and a life spent in comedy, and it will show what it is like to be a clown. In a way, this is perhaps the bravest thing I’ve ever done and I hope the most entertaining. I think people might be agreeably shocked and they certainly will learn much they didn’t know.”

Audiences can expect a virtuoso, comic, solo performance filled with laughter, drama and surprise. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and the magic of technology may even allow appearances – or interruptions – by unexpected guests.

“Audio-visual technology has made dramatic strides in my life and it’s now possible for me to be on stage with one of my own characters. They may intrude. I might be interrupted,” he hints. “I might even be upstaged!”

But while Humphries has retired from “relentlessly touring”, he can’t wait to introduce Australians to this new phase in his creative life.

“I’m rather proud of what I’ve done in my career. It’s constantly surprising, it’s very stimulating and it’s wonderful to look back on, and to look forward to. It’s still going strong, and with a vengeance.”

Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask is being produced and promoted by TEG DAINTY.

“We are thrilled to welcome back one of Australia’s greatest ever performers and to introduce audiences to the man behind the characters we all know and love,” TEG DAINTY President and CEO Paul Dainty said.

“I can’t wait to hear Barry’s stories and to join him on his next creative adventure.”
Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask plays in Newcastle, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Geelong.

“I’m enjoying myself on stage more than ever, thanks to my dear friend, the Australian Audience.”

When: 02 June 2018
Next on: 02 June 2018, 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Deakin's Costa Hall
Deakin University, 1 Gheringhap St, Geelong
Associated Organisations: TEG DAINTY