MY EXPRESSIVE MIND: Wellways, 505 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool, October 12. Exhibition to coincide with Mental Health Week.
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.
MELBOURNE NO MORE – ROBERT VANDERHOPE: F Project, Warrnambool, until October 15. A retrospective celebrating the south-west artist’s paintings.
CITYSCAPES – PHONSE MCGRATH: Hamilton Gallery, until October 29. Coleraine artist Phonse McGrath returns with another collection of cityscapes.
1886 TO NOW: WAG, Warrnambool, until October 29. Pieces from the permanent collection demonstrate the changing motives behind the evolution of the WAG’s art archive.
TURN THE PAGE: Blarney Books & Art, Port Fairy & Customs House, Hawkesdale, until October 29. The annual Australian Picture Book Illustrations Exhibition features works from more than a dozen top artists.
DEC ARTS SPECTACULAR: Hamilton Gallery, until November 5. Guest curators have put together this exhibition of decorative works from the permanent collection.
BEHIND THE LINES: WAG, until November 5. Exhibition celebrating the best political cartoons of 2016.
LINEAGE – CONNOR OVENDEN: WAG, until November 12. Ovenden was the winner of the Peter Lucas Memorial Art Prize and this is his first solo exhibition.
A LONG TIME AGO: F Project, October 18-November 12. Gareth Colliton curates this collection of “archaeological discoveries” that bear an uncanny resemblance to Star Wars artefacts.
SILVER & GOLD: Hamilton Gallery, until November 26. This touring exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia showcases rare silver and gold Australian objects from 1830-1910.
THE BICYCLE THIEF: Mozart Hall, Warrnambool, October 11, 7.30pm. The theft of a bicycle sparks an adventure in post-war Italy in this acclaimed classic screened by F Project Cinema.
PROUDSPOKEN: Lucy, Warrnambool, October 13, 7.30pm. Open mic night for poets, storytellers and comedians.
PANDORA’S BOX: Reardon Theatre, Port Fairy, October 13, 8pm. The 1929 silent film gets a live score from a string quartet as part of the Spring Music Festival.
WORKSHOP: F Project, October 14, 1pm. Join Koroit artist Ricky Schembri for these regular pastel art classes.
FLOOR TALK: WAG, October 14, 1pm. Join WAG curator of collections Agostina Hawkins as she discusses the permanent collection exhibition 1886 To Now.
GRUG & THE RAINBOW: Lighthouse Studio, Warrnambool, October 18, 9.45am, 11.30am & 1.30pm. Much-loved picture book character Grug stars in this all-ages show.
SONG CLUB: F Project, Warrnambool, October 18, 7pm. Join writer Matt Neal and other musicians for this regular songwriting workshop.
BEERS & IDEAS: Super Kawaii Studio, Warrnambool, October 18, 7.30pm. Hear four local people pitch their ideas to improve Warrnambool, and vote for your favourite.
SEEING ART: WAG, October 19, 11am. Join WAG volunteers and staff for this special discussion on artistic intention, art analysis, and an insight into the artist’s process.
BACK TO THE FUTURE: Camperdown Showground, October 20, 7.30pm. Head back in time for a drive-in screening of Robert Zemeckis’ classic sci-fi comedy.
A MAN CALLED OVE: Reardon Theatre, Port Fairy, October 20, 7.30pm. Port Fairy Film Society screens this Swedish black comedy about an old man trying to end his life.
MAKERS FEST: South West TAFE, October 20-21. A showcase of a range of local inventors, crafters, tinkerers and more.
WORKSHOP: F Project, October 21, 1pm. Join Koroit artist Ricky Schembri for these regular pastel art classes.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: Otway Fly, Weeaproinah, October 21, 5pm. Performance as part of the Shakespeare In The Otways series.