Score a bunch of discounts and explore window displays in central Geelong with the city’s new initiative ‘Kick On in Geelong’

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Score a bunch of discounts and explore window displays in central Geelong with the city’s new initiative ‘Kick On in Geelong’

Fancy 10% of your dinner bill or $2 pots? Get around Kick On in Geelong.

We know what’ll put you in that good mood: a whole heap of discounts and deals running rampant across our fair city.

With the euphoric human-sized ‘Kaleidoscope’ – a new work by renowned installation artist Keith Courtney – arriving in Geelong this month, the City has announced a whole new initiative to complement the experience and get people exploring central Geelong before or after they step inside the hall of rotating mirrors, light and sound.

Keep up with the latest in local news and entertainment here.

Working with local businesses, Kick On in Geelong is packed with discounted offers and special deals to enhance visitors’ experience in central Geelong while saving them money.

Whether it’s supporting hospitality venues, popping into an event or visiting other creative works, such as the Clarice Beckett exhibition at Geelong Gallery or National Wool Museum exhibitions, the city have you covered.

Take advantage of deals like 10% off Brush and Bubbles workshops, 10% off your bill at Tomodachi Izakaya and Bar, or 15% off your bill at Edge Geelong. There’s also other fun deals like 2-for-1 carousel ride offers, $6 piercings at Off Ya Tree and a free drink with your meal at Pistol Pete’s Food N Blues.

Some deals just involve you mentioning the offer, while others involve showing your ‘Kaleidoscope’ ticket or entering a promo code.

Explore all the deals here.

Alongside all the discounts, visitors can also check out Fragments of Geelong which is running across three locations in Little Malop Central.

The City, Creative Geelong and Geelong projection artist Matt Bonner have developed a multimedia installation where community members can peer inside viewing portals to experience local imagery under a colourful lens.

The first location focuses on Geelong’s city heart and explores the dynamic energy of the city, while the second presents a series of symbolic and abstract images that encourages viewers to reflect. The third window showcases trees, flowers and water and transports viewers to a peaceful, natural setting.

Community members can also visit an artistic display at the vacant former Speaky’s building, which will include projections created using shapes, reflective surfaces, colour and light.

A window display from Geelong artist Eden Ariston plays with silver and mirrored features to symbolise self-reflection and the individual nature of reality. Using a stained-glass style colour palette, Eden pairs modern elements with native flora to incorporate the natural environment that inspires her work, with nods to Johnstone Park and central Geelong.

Find out more here