What's on in the arts this winter

EVENTS

SONG CLUB: The Artery, Warrnambool, July 19, 7pm. Join writer Matt Neal and other musicians for this regular songwriting workshop.

A QUIET PASSION: Hamilton Cinema, July 20, 7.30pm & July 21, 2pm. Cynthia Nixon stars as poet Emily Dickinson in this biopic screened by Hamilton Film Group.

WINTER WEEKEND #4: Port Fairy, July 21-23. Festival packed with art, music, food and community events.

THE BIG SICK: Capitol Cinema, Warrnambool, July 21, 6.30pm. Fundraiser screening of this romantic comedy about a couple coming terms with illness and cultural clashes.

WORKSHOP: The Artery, Warrnambool, July 22 & 29, 10am. Di Pettigrew presents sessions on mosaics.

WORKSHOP: The Artery, July 22, 1pm. Join Koroit artist Ricky Schembri for these regular pastel art classes.

WORKSHOP: Factory Arts, FJs building, Warrnambool, July 22, 1pm. Join Barry Tate and learn about the ancient art of wood-fired ceramics.

THE CROW FAMILY: Portland Arts Centre, July 22, 7.30pm. In the tradition of travelling show biz troupes of old, the Crow family share an urban parable alongside songs, confessions and tales of famous and infamous families.

ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL: Theatre Royal, Camperdown, July 22, 7.30pm. The acclaimed short film event brings its best little movies to the south-west thanks to Corangamite Film Society.

COMEDY: Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, July 22, 8pm. Ben Knight and the Dirty Angel comedians provide the laughs at this fundraiser for the Warrnambool Special Developmental School.

LOCAL AUTHOR SHOWCASE: Deakin University, July 23, 2pm. Warrnambool Books hosts this opportunity to meet local authors and learn about their work.

EXHIBITIONS

UNNAMED WHALEBOAT - Stephanie Peters & Troy Rainbow: The Artery, Warrnambool, until July 23. 

BIBLIO ART: Blarney Books & Art, Port Fairy, until July 30. 

EMERGING ARTISTS: Outlaw Gallery, FJs building, Warrnambool, until July 30. 

ELEMENTS - WAX, CLAY, METAL, FIBRE, PIGMENT, DATA: Limestone Gallery & Cafe, until July 31. 

NEW ACQUISITIONS: Hamilton Gallery, until August 6. 

WILDLIFE ART: Portland Arts Centre, until August 21. 

REMEMBER ME - THE LOST DIGGERS OF VIGNACOURT: Hamilton Gallery, July 22-September 3.