Horror film Crow Valley launches in Australia.

Filmed and produced entirely in the Geelong region, Crow Valley, has it’s Australian release this month and today on KickArts we meet writer, director, producer and actor – Josh Conn. Mountain biker Benny Jones sets…


Contemporary Art Prize on show now at Geelong Gallery

The 2022 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize is a signature event that showcases the diversity and excellence of Australian contemporary painting practice. Through these prizes, staged since 1938, the Gallery has amassed an exceptional representation of Australian paintings…




Lash78 to kick-off FREE Sunday Sessions at Beav’s Bar

Amber Mic & Beav’s Bar is hosting a series of original live music Sunday Sessions at Beav’s Bar funded & supported by Creative Victoria. This event will see 3 Geelong/Surf Coast singer/songwriters performing live original…


Locally-produced world-class theatre premiere

Making a very special world premiere debut from June 21-25 as part of Geelong Arts Centre’s Our Season 2022, Mountain is a not-to-be-missed new work created by Kit Brookman and longstanding friend of Geelong Arts Centre, Geelong…


World Premiere – Late Late at Night

The Potato Shed is the exclusive Bellarine venue 8pm Saturday 7 May for the world premiere of Late, Late at Night, a stage adaptation of Rick Springfield’s compelling memoir written by Melbourne-based playwright Kieran Carroll….



Smart Art at Geelong Gallery

Australian artist Sally Smart has opened her new P.A.R.A.D.E. exhibition at Geelong Gallery. P.A.R.A.D.E. is the second work in Sally Smart’s trilogy in which she explores and contemporises the historical avant-garde performances and designs of the…


Kick up your heels with Chicago at the Palais

Live theatre is back at the Palais Theatre in Geelong with Footlight Productions performances of Chicago. Opening Friday 25 March and running till 9 April this is the first time the theatre company has brought…




Young film makers supported in the North

The North Bellarine Film Festival makes a welcome return to the Potato Shed in Drysdale on the weekend of Friday 25 and Saturday 26 of February. On this week’s show we catch-up with festival chair…




Garden of recycled delights to light up North Geelong

Award-winning arts company indirect Object (recipients of Geelong’s Arts Industry Commission) invite you to immerse yourself in a garden of recycled delights as they unveil the North Geelong Community Lantern Trail from Saturday 13 November…


McCubbin exhibition a once in a lifetime opportunity

In the Gallery’s 125th anniversary year, this exhibition celebrates the first major work to enter the collection in 1900: Frederick McCubbin’s A bush burial (1890). The painting was purchased with funds raised through a donation drive at…


Myth, Beauty and Brutality with Marco Luccio

Five years in the making and an odyssey in its creation, artist Marco Luccio presents Tales from The Greek art exhibition and book launch at fortyfivedownstairs. This exhibition will be one of the biggest in scale…



Geelong Symphony Orchestra is back with Mozart

Experience a live orchestra perform Mozart at Costa Hall on February 27. This twilight show runs just over an hour and features conductor Richard Davis and Flute Soloist Joshua Batty. On today’s show we caught…


Dilruk Jayasinha talks about Comedy after COVID

On today’s KickArts we catch-up with Melbourne comedian Dilruk Jayasinha about life after lockdown as he prepares to perform his stand-up routine as part of the Geelong Arts Centre’s Summer Sessions at Rippleside Park. Ten…


Time for an arts bootcamp

Are you ready to discover an exciting new experience in life that challenges the way you think about the world around you?Join us in an intensive 5-day DEBRIEF career taster of what it is like…



Marco Luccio’s lockdown project

The work of award-winning artist Marco Luccio can usually be found hanging in galleries and collections from New York City to Hong Kong, but for now he’s using it to instill hope on the streets…


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 Transit with painter Peter Bakacs

A Melbourne native, Pete spent his childhood in the outer eastern hills subsisting on a diet of skateboarding, cartoons and 70’s cars. With a fastidious hand, Pete reveals a bright, acrylic world of vehicles, old…


New York to Norway for GSO

From Gershwin’s home in Brooklyn to Grieg’s home in Bergen and beyond to Finland, the GSO traverses the Atlantic to bring you an outstanding program with brilliant pianist Hoang Pham and conducted by GSO favourite…


This is Eden comes to Drysdale

Emily Goddard – creator and performer and Green Room nominee – is bringing her award-winning play to the Potato Shed in Drysdale this November. Emily has performed on stage for companies including the Melbourne Theatre…