Projects in Archive:

  • Symposium Geelong: REFLEX The future of our creative community November 2019
  • Six Moments in Kingston 2019 working with Creative Suburbs – check  
  • #VACANT Geelong | Iconic History Public Arts Commission 2017
  • Western Treatment Plant – Treatment 2 Flightlines 2017
  • Western Treatment Plant – Treatment 1 2015
  • Flows and Catchments 2016-19 including South West Victoria creative research and chapbook
  • Virtual Villages: Global Digital Archipelago 2012-13

Symposium: REFLEX The future of our creative community November 2019

Creative Geelong/Deakin University, reopening the Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Presenters from Deakin listed below:

Steve Singline Senior Public Art Officer City of Greater Geelong, Maria Takolander Associate Professor, Project Researcher and Writer Panel: Bronze Stories

Geelong Unearthed is a text-based public-art project designed and funded by the City of Greater Geelong, which aims to unearth history in the modernising cityscape of the Geelong CBD and to strengthen the cultural significance of urban spaces by connecting residents and visitors alike with site- specific histories.

Shaun McLeod, Senior Lecturer in Art and Performance Deakin University, Dr Olivia Millard, Lecturer in Art and Performance Deakin University, Peter Fraser


Performance: Virtual Now

The members of About Now bring their performative practice of real time site activation into the virtual world. In a collaboration with Stefan Greuter, About Now perform a work that transverses the real and virtual via the body and technology.

Dr Karen Le Rossignol, Senior Lecturer in Writing Deakin University, Sharon Seyd, Executive Officer Popup Arts/JumpLeads NFP


‘Regional Arts Regeneration: Building future creative communities’

Regional Arts Regeneration is a professional development 50 minute ‘taster’ aiming to develop sustainable responses to creative community regeneration. The focus will be on finding ways to tell artist stories, and to link them economically and socially to their local and global communities, through a partnership model called ArtsACTION.

Joel McGuinness CEO Geelong Arts Centre, Peter Tullin Remix Australia and Geelong Arts Centre Trust Member, Katya Johanson A/Prof. Associate Dean, Partnerships and International, Dr Betty Sargeant Creative Director PluginHUMAN Panel: Cultural infrastructure and its effect on creative practices. New programming responses to encourage and enhance audience participation.
Tonya Meyrick: Visual communications design


Launch: Deakin Design X Geelong Arts Centre

Exhibition launch of a design driven collaboration between Geelong Arts Centre and the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University. A publication of the visual narrative and design artefacts will be launched, celebrating the way that industry and education can work together in a rigorous, community driven way.

Dr Anne Wilson Lecturer in Art and Performance Deakin University, Dr Cameron Bishop Senior Lecturer in Art and Performance Deakin University


Panel and Performance: X Marks The Spot

As Geelong Arts Centre undergoes architectural and cultural renewal, we are responding to the questions, What spaces in Geelong lie in stasis and how does creative practice help to re-map and reinvent them?

Dr. Rea Dennis, Senior Lecturer in Art and Performance Deakin University with Jane Bartier, Mary-Jane Walker, Amber Smith, Helen Demetriou, Miranda Jarvis, Vanessa Conte, and Joshua De Hoog.


In Our Back Yard

Conceived by Dr Rea Dennis and delivered in partnership with local artists and Courthouse Youth
Arts, In Our Backyard is an intergenerational initiative that establishes pathways between experienced artists working with manual and ancient practices using found materials, ceramics, weaving and paper cutting and young emerging artists from the local region. Funded by Geelong City Council, the project is ongoing with symposia, workshop and exhibition opportunities in the works.

Dr Nic Velissaris Lecturer in Creative Practice (Writing and Literature). Jenny Seedsmen Actor, Pip Kainey Writer


Reading: Meeting My Mother

Meeting My Mother is a new play from local Barwon Heads playwright Pip Kainey which will be presented as a play reading. Afterwards a Question and Answer session (Q&A) will be held with the playwright, director Nic Velissaris and performer Jenny Seedsmen to discuss the process of developing this story

Six Moments in Kingston

A six year period in Kingston – temporary artworks in Kingston…

#VACANT Geelong | Iconic History 2017

curated by Cameron Bishop, 2017

This project provides a creative exploration of Geelong’s industrial identity, and a collaborative interface between architecture, art and community. Its intent is to focus artistic processes on the re-activation of memory and erasure as an interval or pause in the current challenges to industry. Through the work of several commissioned artists, community engagement, and the team of researchers the project has been generously supported at different stages by the National Wool Museum, City of Greater Geelong, Creative Victoria, Geelong Gallery and others.

Flows and Catchments 2016-19

A regional creative research network initiated from School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin, with a focus on South West Victoria. The members developed interdisciplinary and diverse projects integrated into local communities around Warrnambool and Lake Bolac.


Flows and Catchments: Place – a chapbook of projects from the research network. 





Virtual Villages

 A Global Archipelago of interconnected digital storytelling on community issues: