THE WORLD IS AS YOU ARE: Hamilton Gallery, until October 30. Collection of William Mackinnon works, including landscapes inspired by the Grampians.
LEXICON: The Artery, Warrnambool, until October 30. Claire Macrae Drylie and Matthew Stewart collaborate through their shared love of ‘kitschanalia’.
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.
BETWEEN US & THE HORIZON: The Artery, Warrnambool, November 2-27. Collection of paintings by award-winning Warrnambool artist Caroline Healey.
WARRNAMBOOL & DISTRICT ARTISTS’ SOCIETY: Merri View Gallery, Warrnambool, until December 1. Society members display, including feature artist Maureen Healey, open weekends.
ITED-E: Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, October 19, 7pm. Popular ventriloquist-comedian David Strassman has a new show.
DIE ROTEN PUNKTE: Portland Arts Centre, October 19, 7.30pm. This musicomedy duo brings the Berlin punk scene to south-west Victoria in hilarious fashion.
MUSTANG: Hamilton Cinema, October 20, 7.30pm & October 21, 2pm. Hamilton Film Group screens this drama about a group of Turkish sisters forced into arranged marriages.
THE CARER: Reardon Theatre, Port Fairy, October 21, 1.30pm & 7.30pm. An aspiring Hungarian actress becomes the carer for a great actor in this drama screened by Port Fairy Film Society.
WORKSHOP: Julia Street Creative Space, Portland, October 22, 10am. Join Lucy Stocks and make a wool shawl.
MAGIC: Casterton, October 23. A day of music, art and gardens in Casterton.
TO SIR, WITH LOVE: Reardon Theatre, Port Fairy, October 23, 1.30pm. The classic starring Sidney Poitier, shown by Port Fairy Film Society.
AUTHOR TALK: Portland Library, October 25, 11am. Join Susan Duncan as she discusses her new memoir The House On The Hill.
CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA: Mozart Hall, Warrnambool, October 26, 7.30pm. Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart stars in this drama about an ageing actress, screened by F Project Cinema.
DUST OF URUZGAN: Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, October 28, 8pm. Fred Smith tells stories and sings songs inspired by his time with the Australian army in Afghanistan.
UPWELLING FESTIVAL: Portland foreshore, October 29. Arts and culture festival celebrating the local marine environment.
WORKSHOP: Julia Street Creative Space, Portland, October 29-30, 1pm. Join Lucy Stocks for two sessions on felt work.
BOREDOM PROTECTION POLICY: Hamilton PAC, October 29, 7.30pm. Comedian Rod Quantock reprises his political comedy from over a decade ago to compare it with today’s headlines.