What's on in the arts: September 21, 2016

Celtic Illusion combines Irish dancing and stage magic.

Celtic Illusion combines Irish dancing and stage magic.


CITY OF WARRNAMBOOL ART SHOW: Warrnambool Primary School, September 23-25. Prestigious annual exhibition featuring dozens of works from around the country.

STREETON - AUSTRALIA FELIX: Hamilton Gallery, until September 25. Collection of works by notable Australian artist Arthur Streeton depicting the Grampians landscape.

JUDY ANTILL - A WINTER’S TALE: 134a Koroit Street, Warrnambool, until September 25. Pop-up shop of works by south-west artist Judy Antill, including landscapes from the south-west, Tasmania and Iceland.

TWO CITIES IN PRINT: WAG, until October 2. Artists from Melbourne and Warrnambool combine to celebrate their respective home cities through artwork.

AUSTRALIAN PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS: Blarney Books, Port Fairy & Customs House Gallery, Hawkesdale, until October 2. Sixteen top children’s illustrators are on display in this annual exhibition.

BROAD: Outlaw Gallery, Warrnambool, until October 2. Collection of works by 12 top south-west artists.

PRINTED IN PORTLAND: Portland Bay Press, until October 2. Prints, etchings, reliefs and more by Portland artist Carmel Wallace.

PETER AUSTIN: Portland Arts Centre, until October 7. Collection of works by Narrawong ceramic artist Peter Austin.

MEDITERRANEAN ANTIQUITIES: Hamilton Gallery, until October 9. Artefacts from Egypt, Rome and Greece, some dating back over 3000 years.

SISTERSHOW4: The Artery, Warrnambool, until October 9. South-west siblings Cherree Densley and Diane Holland combine for another combines the former’s weavings with the latter’s paintings.

RE-PRINT: South West TAFE Portland campus, until October 14. Exhibition of printmaking works by diploma of visual arts students.

TERANG COMMUNITY ART SHOW: Secondary Campus, Terang College, October 14-16. Featuring well-known national and local artists.

JOHN WOLSELEY: Hamilton Gallery, until October 16. Titled Mallee, Maquis, Desert, Rainforest, this explores the career of this renowned Australian artist.

THE WORLD IS AS YOU ARE: Hamilton Gallery, until October 30. Collection of William Mackinnon works, including landscapes inspired by the Grampians

CULTURE SPIRIT IDENTITY: WAG, until November 13. Latest exhibition from international photographer Claudia Terstappen.

WAR PICTURES: WAG, until November 13. Collection of silent films, newsreels and advertisements from the Australian War Memorial and the National Film and Sound Archive.

DREAMHOUSE: WAG, until November 20. Fashions of the Western District from 1900 to 1960 from Lismore’s Dorothy Nicol’s Collection.

WARRNAMBOOL & DISTRICT ARTISTS’ SOCIETY: Merri View Gallery, Warrnambool, until December 1. Society members display, including feature artist Maureen Healey, open weekends.


WORKSHOP: Portland Bay Press, September 22, 7pm. Carmel Wallace hosts this workshop on layered printing.

CELTIC ILLUSION: Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, September 23, 8pm, & Hamilton PAC, September 24, 7.30pm. Celtic dancing is combined with magic in this stage spectacular.

RENAISSANCE LACE: Julia Street Creative Space, Portland, September 24, 1pm. Join Maureen Watts for this lace-making workshop.

WORKSHOP: Portland Bay Press, September 24, 1pm. Carmel Wallace hosts this workshop on monotype printmaking, with a focus on landscapes.

WITHNAIL & I: Theatre Royal, Camperdown, September 25, 2pm. The classic British comedy is screened by Corangamite Film Society.

UP CAME A SQUATTER: Mozart Hall, Warrnambool, September 25, 2pm. Maggie Black discusses her biography of Glenormiston pioneer Niel Black as part of the Warrnambool & District Historical Society’s AGM, which is open to the public.

MARY POPPINS: Reardon Theatre, Port Fairy, September 27, 1.30pm. The classic Disney musical is screened by Port Fairy Film Society.

TOOMELAH: Mozart Hall, Warrnambool, September 28, 7.30pm. A gritty drama about life and crime in an Aboriginal community, screened by F Project Cinema.

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE: Reardon Theatre, September 30, 1.30pm & 7.30pm. Outstanding and enjoyable New Zealand comedy-drama about a kid and his foster carer on the run from police, screened by Port Fairy Film Society.

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