Discover events and exhibitions in the south-west this August

Kitty Flanagan

Kitty Flanagan

EXHIBITIONS

LINES, LIGHT & REPETITION: The Artery, until August 20. Terang’s Tin Shed Glass artists Pippa and Philby combine for this exhibition.

WARRNIBALD: WAG, until August 20. Warrnambool’s annual portraiture competition.

WILDLIFE ART: Portland Arts Centre, until August 21. An insight into the works of many Australian wildlife artists through various mediums.

REMEMBER ME - THE LOST DIGGERS OF VIGNACOURT: Hamilton Gallery, until September 3. A chance to appreciate portrait photographs during the First World War taken in a small French village.

NEW ACQUISITIONS: Hamilton Gallery, until September 10. Works by indigenous artists have been added to the permanent collection.

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER: Portland Arts Centre, August 29-September 15. Joy Schultz and Maree Gabriel are exhibiting for the first time together in a celebration of creative skills shared between mother and daughter.

TOPIAS 3: Warrnambool Base Hospital, September 9-30. An exhibition by Georgie Mattingley capturing moments of beauty, sterility, labour and ritual that occur within the hospital environment.

BODIES OF CONFLICT: WAG, until September 17. South-west artist Kate Gane explores her cancer battle through this art installation.

DANGEROUS DEEDS: WAG, until September 24. An accessible arts installation presenting ‘snapshots’ from the Victorian disability movement.

HENTY - A FAMILY COLLECTION: Casterton Town Hall, until October 13. Casterton will host a collection of photographs, ephemera, memorabilia, costumes and personal items from some of the earliest European settlers in the south-west.

CITYSCAPES - PHONSE MCGRATH: Hamilton Gallery, September 9-October 29. Coleraine artist Phonse McGrath returns with another collection of cityscapes.

EVENTS

RUBBER: Mozart Hall, Warrnambool, August 9, 7.30pm. A homicidal tyre discovers it has destructive powers in this bizarre dark comedy, screened by F Project Cinema.

KITTY FLANAGAN: Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, August 10, 8pm. The hilarious comedian returns to Warrnambool for her new show Smashing.

ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM: Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, August 11, 6.30pm & August 12, 10.30am & 2pm. Puppeteers bring to life the dinosaurs of the deep in this family show.

ART & CRAFT GROUP: Darlington Hall, August 12, 1pm. Regular art and craft group led by artist/teacher Carmel O’Connor.

WORKSHOP: The Artery, August 12, 1pm. Join Koroit artist Ricky Schembri for these regular pastel art classes.

GREAT DEBATE: Blarney Books, Port Fairy, August 12, 2pm. Local authors will take part in a humourous debate on the need for bookshops as part of Love Your Bookshop Day.

SONG CLUB: The Artery, Warrnambool, August 16, 7pm. Join writer Matt Neal and other musicians for this regular songwriting workshop.

2K17 MIXED TAPE: Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, August 18, 6pm, & August 19, 4pm. Dance 101 combine jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap and contemporary dance in this “non-stop program”.

WORKSHOP: The Artery, August 19, 1pm. Join Koroit artist Ricky Schembri for these regular pastel art classes.

FLOOR TALK: WAG, August 19, TBC. South-west artist Kate Gane will discuss the terrariums she created to reflect her battle with cancer.

BOOK LAUNCH: Blarney Books, August 19, TBC. Port Fairy author Jock Serong launches his latest book On Java Ridge.

WORKSHOP: The Artery, Warrnambool, August 19-20, 12pm.Join award-winning Warrnambool artist Caroline Healey for this session on landscape painting.

ROSALIE BLUM: Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, August 22, 8pm. This witty French comedy about a random encounter screens as part of the Bethany Arthouse Film Festival.

THE QUEEN OF IRELAND: Mozart Hall, Warrnambool, August 23, 7.30pm. Ireland’s historic marriage equality vote is examined through the life of Irish drag queen Panti Bliss in this doco screened by F Project Cinema.

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS: Hamilton Cinema, August 24, 7.30pm & August 25, 2pm. Hamilton Film Group screens this doco about a Kazakh girl trying to become the first female eagle hunter of her tribe.

BAKERSFIELD MIST: Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, August 25, 8pm. Former Blue Heelers co-stars Julie Nihill and John Wood re-unite for this comedy based on a true story about a woman who accidentally buys a million-dollar Jackson Pollock painting at an op shop.

WORKSHOP: The Artery, August 26, 1pm. Join Koroit artist Ricky Schembri for these regular pastel art classes.

WORKSHOP: The Artery, September 2, 1pm. Join Koroit artist Ricky Schembri for these regular pastel art classes.

ARJ BARKER: Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, September 2, 8pm. The American comedian returns with his new show Organic.

THE EXOTIC LIVES OF LOLA MONTEZ: Lighthouse Studio, Warrnambool, September 5, 8pm. The 1855 Ballarat goldfields tour of showgirl Lola Montez inspires this cabaret performance.

ELLE: Killara Centre, Camperdown, September 7, 7.30pm. Corangamite Film Society screens Paul Verhoeven’s acclaimed film starring Isabelle Huppert as a woman dealing with the aftermath of a rape.

WORKSHOP: The Artery, Warrnambool, September 9-10, 10am. Join Australia’s only certified Mokuhanga teacher Terry McKenna for this weekend session on Japanese print-making.

ART & CRAFT GROUP: Darlington Hall, September 9, 1pm. Regular art and craft group led by artist/teacher Carmel O’Connor.

WORKSHOP: The Artery, Warrnambool, September 9, 1pm. Join Koroit artist Ricky Schembri for these regular pastel art classes.

RASHOMON: Mozart Hall, Warrnambool, September 13, 7.30pm. F Project Cinema screens Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 classic tells the story of a murder from four different perspectives.

AUTHOR TALK: Portland Library, September 16, 11am. Join south-west authors Jock Serong, Jono Pech and Matt Neal as they launch their new books.

WORKSHOP: The Artery, Warrnambool, September 16, 1pm. Join Koroit artist Ricky Schembri for these regular pastel art classes.

WORKSHOP: The Artery, Warrnambool, September 17, 2pm. Join Georgie Mattingley for this session on hand-tinting photographs.

SONG CLUB: The Artery, Warrnambool, September 20, 7pm. Join writer Matt Neal and other musicians for this regular songwriting workshop.

SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW: Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, September 20, 7.30pm. Top comedians from around the world bring the laughs in this annual event.

THINGS TO COME: Hamilton Cinema, September 21, 7.30pm & September 22, 2pm. Isabelle Huppert stars in this tale of teacher’s mid-life crisis, screened by Hamilton Film Group.

Proudspoken: Friday August 11th, 8pm, The Dart and Marlin, Timor Street Warrnambool. After a bit of a hiatus, Proudspoken returns. Bring along your words, complete or in process, and perform them amidst an intimate crowd.

Proudspoken: Friday August 11th, 8pm, The Dart and Marlin, Timor Street Warrnambool. After a bit of a hiatus, Proudspoken returns. Bring along your words, complete or in process, and perform them amidst an intimate crowd.

Gone potty: Warrnambool artist Judy Rauert will host ceramic classes at Factory Arts, Fletcher Jones building on Wednesday evenings 6 – 8.30 pm for six weeks commencing August 30. Suitable for beginners the course will include hand building and wheel throwing

Gone potty: Warrnambool artist Judy Rauert will host ceramic classes at Factory Arts, Fletcher Jones building on Wednesday evenings 6 – 8.30 pm for six weeks commencing August 30. Suitable for beginners the course will include hand building and wheel throwing

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