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Geelong After Dark

Free
Friday, 5 May 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Once again we will be participating in Geelong After Dark. Discover the cultural precinct and centre of Geelong in a whole new way with pop-up performances, artistic interventions and provocative installations.

  • Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Friday, 5 May 2017 -
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Dolores Skowronski-Malloni - Trees: Capturing the Essence of the Botanical Gardens

Celebrated artist Dolores Skowronski-Malloni’s work is represented in collections in Australia and internationally. In 2016, working with artists and students of the Botanical Art School at the Geelong Botanic Gardens a limited edition book, TREES - Capturing the Essence of the Geelong Botanic Gardens was published. In this Heritage Festival special event, Dolores will discuss the journey to publication and showcase the stunning illustrations of the heritage listed trees of the Geelong Botanic Gardens.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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WILD Speak - Women Sharing Power 50:50 in 2017 Council Elections

Thinking of standing for Council but want to know more?
Then don’t miss this important forum hosted by WILD and WICLAC (Women in Community Life Advisory Committee to Council).
The forum, featuring a dynamic panel of speakers and chaired by Cr Margot Smith, Surf Coast Shire, will address the roles, rewards and challenges that Councillors face in public life. The session will provide a range of pre-election information and training for prospective candidates and their supporters.  Participants will learn more about community identified priorities for Geelong’s new Council and have their questions answered.

Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Indigenous Culture

In partnership with the Queenscliffe Literary Festival, we are pleased to present a special discussion with critically acclaimed Australian authors Kim Mahood (Position Doubtful) and Bruce Pascoe (Dark Emu). Facilitated by Harriet Gaffney, the discussion will explore storytelling through history and art. Tickets $10. Bookings at
www.queenscliffeliteraryfestival.com.au
from 1 April

Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Special Events

Story Island - An Adventure in Pictures

Enjoy the magical world of children's book illustrations in Story Island, an interactive exhibition of works from Australia's favourite children's book illustrators and authors. Come on a journey of imagination to discover secret trapdoors, touch the skin of a dragon and hide away in a reading pod. Encourage your child's sense of discovery, play and exploration. Be inspired to find other wonderful children’s books to take home and share together.
Featuring a selection of beautiful illustrations reproduced from the Scholastic Dromkeen Children’s Literature Collection at the State Library of Victoria.
In partnership with the State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network. All Ages. Open during library hours.

Friday, 19 May 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Newcomb Library

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Architecture and artists – Jennifer Bantow OAM

A look at architecture through the eyes of artists; a study of a selection of significant Geelong structures depicted in artists’ images. These buildings give Geelong its character and difference, an individual identity and a distinguishable attraction.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Lived In and Living On: A Snapshot of Geelong’s Housing Heritage

Dr David Rowe is a local architectural historian and heritage consultant, and Heritage Advisor to the City of Greater Geelong, Golden Plains Shire and Surf Coast Shire. In this fascinating presentation he will be focussing on a selection of Geelong’s heritage-listed houses, from the earliest to the most recent and give an overview of their built and social history, design and construction, and their significance to the Greater Geelong area.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre