“We can’t change the past but we can certainly change the environment now to one that people will want to be involved in,” Courthouse ARTS general manger Jamie Smith says. After joining the team about six months ago, Jamie saw the opportunity in restructuring the organisation to achieve the best in its ability. As a result big things are about to change for the youth arts centre. The venue itself isn’t changing, but the roles within it are.
Joshua Maxwell de Hoog’s artworks instantly catch your eye. Shades of red sit comfortably on top of splotches of green and it’s as if Joshua has reinterpreted the colour spectrum into the characters in his paintings. When I met with Joshua late one afternoon, I imagined his fashion would reflect the objects he paints.
There’s a touch of Irish in all of us, or it seems to be that way in Australia at least. It’s because of this that we were delighted when we got the opportunity to have a chat with Sean and Jacintha, two fine folk behind the music and dance extravaganza Celtic Legends.
Open House Geelong returns this year, giving you the chance to explore behind the scenes at some of Geelong’s iconic buildings. The event is a free and rare opportunity to discover historical, architectural, environmental and engineering gems right in your own backyard.
A retrospective exhibition of material drawn from fifty-six years of photography and twenty-six years of film production. Robert Imhoff, who began his career in Australia in around 1970, is an advocate of versatility, working across the fields of both film production and photography. His photographic output across three decades encompasses portraits and advertising imagery executed both in black and white, and colour.
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.