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Jörg Schmeisser - looking back:

Prints from the collection of Laurence O’Keefe and Christopher James Jörg Schmeisser (1942–2012) was an internationally trained and critically acclaimed master printmaker whose etchings set a benchmark for technical brilliance and conceptual richness. Schmeisser was a humanist, environmentalist, cultural historian and inveterate traveller. His vast printed oeuvre is a record of his wide-ranging journeys and sensitive observations of the simple and spectacular beauties of the world.

Image: Jörg Schmeisser, 'Diary and Port Campbell' 1988, etching. Geelong Gallery, Purchased through donations, 2012. © Jörg Schmeisser Estate.

When: Daily from 17 March 2018 to 27 May 2018
Next on: 11 May 2018, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Where: Geelong Gallery 55 Little Malop Street, Geelong
Costs: Free
Facilities: Change room facilities Children's activities Toilets available Undercover areas Wheelchair accessible
Associated Organisations: Geelong Gallery
Contact: Geelong Gallery
Phone: 0352293645
Email: info@geelonggallery.org.au
Website: http://www.geelonggallery.org.au


National Celtic Festival

The National Celtic Festival is held annually in Portarlington, Victoria, Australia on June long weekend.

This winter festival is regarded as Australia’s premier Celtic Festival and attracts over 15,000 people to the region over the three day long weekend event each June.

The event commences on Friday evening and concludes on Monday afternoon (runs over 4 days).

The Festival uses a range of venues within the town, including community halls and spaces, the hotel, restaurants, cafes and churches. Marquees are also set up on the foreshore to provide additional venues; these include the Village Stage, Celtic Club, Wine Bar, and Celtic Markets.

The National Celtic Festival program offers a broad and diverse range of arts experiences that capture the Celtic culture in its many interpretations within the Australian setting.

The setting of the Portarlington foreshore and surrounding township is an ideal location for the festival and showcases the region.

As festival organizers we recognise the significance of the land on which the festival is held to the indigenous people of the area and in collaboration with local elders have developed ways to acknowledge this in a meaningful ways.

The festival caters for all age groups and for a diversity of cultural and family groups. The festival has become an annual event for families and friends to gather, offering time to relax and experience the depth of Celtic culture through the festival’s cultural diverse arts program.

An easy 90-minute drive from Melbourne, the township of Portarlington is ready to welcome you with open arms. Nestled between the Bellarine Peninsula renowned vineyards and the famous mussel farms of Corio Bay, this normally quiet bay side village comes to life with the music, laughter and passion of the Celtic spirit.

This event is proudy supported by the City of Greater Geelong.

When: Daily from 08 June 2018 to 11 June 2018
Next on: 08 June 2018
Where: Various Locations
Portarlington Foreshore
Facilities: Catering and/or dining Children's activities Parking available Toilets available Undercover areas
Website: www.nationalcelticfestival.com/


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
Website: http://www.tegdainty.com/tour/barry-humphries-man-behind-mask