Geelong’s new film foundation

Geelong has a new organisation aimed at assisting local film makers meet-up with producers to utilise the amazing locations around our region for film making. Geelong Waterfront Film was established because as it belives Geelong…


Surf Coast Arts trail call for artists

Now in its 9th year, the 2020 Surf Coast Arts Trail is an opportunity to discover the work of the Surf Coast’s thriving arts community. Meet the artists in their studios and creative venues from…


Over 100,000 set to enjoy PakoFesta 2020

Pako Festa, is Geelong’s much loved, award-winning, free, annual community street festival – the biggest of its kind in Australia. Managed by Diversitat and held on the last weekend of February in Pakington Street, Geelong…


They cannot take the sky

A new exhibition at the Rachinger Gallery in Geelong aims to bring to light the stories of refugees who have spent time in Australian on- and off-shore immigration detention centres. Through photo portraits and video…


We’re all ‘Waiting for Something Better’…

The current bush fires demonstrate the climate emergency intensifying and there has been discussion recently about the protest movement against government inaction on this issue not being inclusive of people from culturally diverse backgrounds. A…





In conversation with author Shokoofeh Azar

Shokoofeh Azar is an Iranian artist, journalist and author whose book, The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and received the Queensland Literary Award in 2018. She has been living…