For the whole of October, the Central Goldfields will be buzzing with theatre, history, children’s activities, art, exhibitions, tours and markets. Maryborough and the surrounding towns of Dunolly, Talbot, Bealiba and Carisbrook are all hosting events of interest to residents and visitors alike. Put together over 70 events over 31 days and we have the annual Spring Fling Festival when the district is at its prettiest – plentiful water, green paddocks, spring blossom and bright sunshine.
Deakin University’s Fine Art students are proud to present True Lies and Superfictions, collaborative exhibition from twelve aspiring artists. Opens tonight, Friday October 17th 6pm, at Deakin University Waterfront Project Space, Geelong, corner of Cunningham Street and Western Beach.
This year’s title and theme has used a word-play on Geelong’s current mayor’s name, but is a celebration of the diversity and vitality of Geelong and its surrounding region. Expect to see sculpture in a variety of mediums expressing this theme in a number of literal and lateral ways. Mediums included in past years exhibitions have been: steel, timber, stone, glass, bronze, ceramic, mosaic, found objects, paper, textile and more.
Amidst the lurid debris of a traveling carnival, a proprietor invites nine would-be heroes to step up to the mark and hit a target in return for a glittering prize. As he hands out guns with a glib invitation, “c’mere and kill a president”, we are introduced to a collection of America’s most disturbing characters, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. A killer black comedy, Assassins takes a provocative lens to the dreams, distortions and delusions of nine infamous Americans.
Brisbane artist Shane Drinkwater explores the deconstruction of form and colour in his latest exhibition, Surfaces & Beyond. Drinkwater’s meditative geometry of shape and tonal nuances create enigmatic imagery, reflecting both the natural landscape and the landscape of the mind.
Discovering something before it gets big is one of the most rewarding things in life and is often hard to truly come by. The Aboriginal Comedy Allstars Show is one of these things and we’ve been lucky enough to share it with you. It all started as a few shows between comedians and friends, Kevin Kropinyeri, Shiralee Hood, Matt Ford, Derek Nannup, Mia Stanford and Andrew Saunders, but soon the idea developed into a first for Australia.
This years Halloween Balls in Geelong and Bendigo are shaping up spooktacularly! Chris Lacy and the team at OGTRI Pty Ltd, donate their time to fundraise for local Geelong based charities, community groups and medical research such as PAN Inc, The Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club and The Heart Foundation.
Old Castlemaine Gaol will open its doors for its very first Halloween ghost tour. Ghost Hosts will take guests deep within the building’s sandstone walls to discover the spirits of John Duffus, the last man hanged onsite, the cell of Australian serial killer Peter Dupas and the restless spirits of 10 prisoners buried within the walls so their souls could never rest.
Signature Style is a major group exhibition exploring models of collaborative practice in contemporary jewellery. Featuring the work of some of Melbourne’s most exciting artists and jewellery practitioners Signature Style is a significant addition to the emerging discourse around collaboration and contemporary craft.