Winter Arts

Fireside 2018

Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Saturday 16 June to Saturday 4 August

Throughout winter, Fireside 2018 hosted by Jack Rabbit on the Bellarine is set to warm up your winter days with glorious music and gorgeous food and wine.

Saturday 16 June


Truly captivating, Adele ‘The Tribute’ is a fabulous night recreating the music of soul sensation and pop idol Adele, performed by the renowned Olivia Hemphill.

Saturday 30 June

Hot Club Swing

The finest in French gypsy swing. Be immersed and enchanted by the heady sounds of 1930’s Paris. Colourful, magical and engaging – kick back and cavort!

Saturday 14 July

Bjorn to be Wild

Back by popular demand, Bjorn to be Wild reunites the soul, fun and music of the legendary ABBA. Every song is a memory, you’ll be singing along and might just discover your inner Dancing Queen ...

Saturday 4 August


Celebrate the songs and stories of Carole King, Carly Simon, Ricky Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell; amazing women whose lives were connected by more than just music. Relive the psychedelic 70s with the acclaimed Gabrielle Parbo and troupe.

All tickets: Show and three-course dinner $100 per person. Show starts at 7pm.

Sidney Nolan - Ned Kelly Series

Geelong Gallery
Saturday 1 March to Sunday 26 May 2019

Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly 1946, from the Ned Kelly series 1946-47, enamel paint on composite board. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Gift of Sunday Reed 1977

Some of the most iconic works of Australian art – Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly’ paintings – will be coming to the Geelong Gallery in March 2019 as the exclusive Victorian venue for the Kelly series’ national tour.

While the Kelly paintings have been exhibited at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, they have rarely visited the far corners of Australia. The 2019 tour will span four states and one territory.

The Kelly collection is held by the National Gallery of Australia and NGA Director, Dr Gerard Vaughan, said that it was essential that all Australians have equal opportunity access to the works.

“By experiencing this iconic group of paintings with their radical style, and anti-establishment mythology firsthand, new generations gain insight into the work of one of our most well-known artists.”

Nolan developed his starkly simplified image of Ned Kelly in 1946-47 and these works became part of the shared iconography of Australia. The National Gallery had acquired two of Nolan’s Kelly words in the 1970s before a remarkable donation of 25 paintings from Sunday Reed.

Jason Smith, Director & CEO, Geelong Gallery says “This exhibition will be immensely popular with the Greater Geelong community and a major drawcard for visitors to our great city and region. Following the success of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2017 Archibald Prize and upcoming 2018 Archibald Prize, we look forward to presenting this major exhibition to the community.

This travelling exhibition is supported by the Australian Government through Visions of Australia and the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program.

The Geelong exhibition is being supported with funding from Geelong Major Events, and Geelong Mayor, Bruce Harwood said, “The City of Greater Geelong is pleased to support Geelong Gallery in its hosting of this iconic exhibition through Geelong Major Events funding. Bringing this internationally significant work to Geelong is another drawcard for the city and supports our vision of a clever and creative city-region.”

This travelling exhibition is supported by the Australian Government through Visions of Australia and the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program.


Courthouse Youth Arts’ Multitalented new Executive Producer 


Alexandra (Alex) McTavish took the helm at Courthouse Youth Arts in May as the company’s fourth Executive Producer to lead it into its third decade.

A cultural entrepreneur, actor, writer, producer and director, in 2013 Alex became one of YWCA’s Queensland Leading Women as co-founder of Queensland’s celebrated Anywhere Theatre Festival. She has a Bachelor of Journalism, Masters in Writing and studied acting at Rose Bruford College in London.

“Running a theatre is a quixotic undertaking. Live performance means everything you do will disappear forever on closing night and the ephemeral nature of the arts is what makes it so exciting!’ Alex said.

“I want Courthouse Youth Arts to be a place where young people gather to say what they really mean - to let it all out - all the outrage and confusion at what we’re all living through - so they can go home again with some faith in humanity and a sense of purpose.

“I can’t imagine a more fulfilling job than that and I’m so proud to lead an organisation with such a rich history here in Geelong.”

“Kaz Paton and her team at Arts & Culture, City of Greater Geelong have long been dedicated supporters of Courthouse Youth Arts. I want to honour their legacy and continue the great work done by the incumbent administrative and artistic team,” Alex said.

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