The Apollo Bay Annual Summer Art Show is all about showcasing the work of local and regional artists. Established and successfully managed for 33 years by the Apollo Bay & District Historical Society, the 34th Art Show was hosted, for the first time, by Apollo Bay Arts Inc. Few changes have been made to the successful format of the show apart from a greater emphasis on encouraging entries from local artists.
A new fashion exhibition opening at the Gold Museum Ballarat, will showcase the fashions of one of Ballarat’s most prominent figures during the mid-20th century, Jessica Simon (née Stone). Fashion director, clothing designer, retailer, philanthropist, world traveller and local style icon, Jessica Simon was a key figure in Ballarat’s fashion history.
Barwon Park Mansion presents Love, Desire and Riches – The Fashion of Weddings. A collection of over 50 famous and rarely seen wedding gowns and accessories sourced from around the world. Romance is never without drama and costumes from great moments in literature and film will be placed along side real life love stories of the women and men of Melbourne.
Mad As Us / Geelong Production Company is proud to present Abigail’s Party – a wickedly black comedy that has gained a cult status in the theatre world since its debut in 1977. Come see what all the fuss is about and join the party in Beverley and Laurence’s London ‘70s lounge room- a night you won’t forget. Starring Libby Tanner, Brad Beales, Lauren O’Callaghan, Clare Springett and Scott Middleton.
‘The Don’ finally plays Geelong! An exhibition experience like no other, this amazing cricketing feast features over 50 selected original works by renowned artist Brian Clinton. The exhibition will include rare Bradman objects, memorabilia and images – some never before seen on public display – and artifacts from Geelong’s cricket tradition.
Local writers and performers from across the region bring 12 original plays to the Potato Shed. Each play is 12 minutes long. Some deal with the darker side of life while others will have you laughing in the aisles. This very popular series of original works is a must-see end of the year dramatic treat not to be missed.
While many people think being an artist may be the easiest thing in the world, making a living from it is actually a pretty tough act. That’s where the new app idea, Arti, by Codeacious comes in. They’ve designed an app for you iPhone, Samsung or whatever contraption you may have – provided it can download apps of some sort – where you can buy and sell artworks, but it’s so much more than that. We had a chat with app designer Ian Priddle, about the ins and outs of the app and how you can help make it a reality.
With another successful year ticked off, The Gordon Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design students are in the process of putting the finishing touches on their portfolios. From corporate branding, product packaging, great digital media and illustrations, the folios are brimming with eye-catching and attention to detail pieces.
Step into any one of the 20-plus Ghanda stores across Australia and you’ll find rack after rack of colourful slogans and detailed illustrations printed onto all your wardrobe essentials. It’s easy to appreciate the designs at face value, but you mightn’t fully realise how they came to be.