Whitehall hosts Boxwood Workshops

Boxwood returned to Queenscliff late in February for a long weekend of immersion in traditional music. Around 40 musicians from all over Australia stayed at historic Whitehall Guesthouse where they had lessons with Boxwood’s Chris Norman from Canada, James Kelly from Ireland and Rennie Pearson from New Zealand. Chris Norman is founder and director of […]

GPAC launches its 2018 theatre season

Oh what a night it was! Geelong’s theatre enthusiasts gathered at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre eager to find out what is in store for the 2018 theatre season, and they were not disappointed. A generous nine shows will grace the Playhouse and Drama theatre stages bringing laughter, tears, and every emotion in between. First […]

Queenscliff – a sense of place

‘My heart pounded as I noted the empty beds and the partially opened tent flap. The girls were gone.’ My two daughters disappeared from the Queenscliff caravan park just after sunrise in January, 1985. I didn’t hear them leave their bunks. Nor did I hear the annexe unzip just enough to release the girls out […]

Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop Inaugural Peebles Print Prize

Olivia Mazzone is the winner of QG&Ws inaugural Peebles Print Prize with her work, 38°29’39” S 144°52’56” E (Order #2). Olivia received $4,000 cash from the major sponsor Barry Iddles of 360Q at the Harbour, QG&W print studio access for 5 days and materials to the value of $500. “The stimulus for my entry came […]

Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

Queenscliffe Literary Festival Exhibition & Great Authors Print Exchange: May 3-June 12 Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (QG&W) will present an exhibition of 32 printmaker works inspired by classic authors during the literary festival, titled the Queenscliffe Literary Festival Exhibition & Great Authors Print Exchange. The famous prose of Leo Tolstoy, the chilling darkness of Bram […]

360Q to sponsor $5250 Peebles Print Prize

Queenscliff’s 360Q will be the principal sponsor of the inaugural $5250 Peebles Print Prize, a printmaking prize hosted by Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (QG&W). It is in recognition of celebrated local Queenscliff artist and academic, Graeme Peebles, world renowned for his intricate type of printmaking known as mezzotint. Soula Mantalvanos, who founded QG&W with her […]

2017 Castlemaine State Festival

The Journey was the underlying theme for the 2017 Castlemaine State Festival reflecting both the local and international works offered in this year’s program, and the ongoing cultural evolution of this remarkable community. The Castlemaine State Festival began in 1976 and is held once every two years. It has grown to become one of Australia’s […]

Queenscliffe Historical Society brings history to life

History Week in the borough included an extensive 8 day program starting 15th October with ‘History at the Heads’ at the Monahan Centre where the magnificent views of the Heads could have been a distraction for the 60 or so in the audience. The event was a combined effort of the three Queenscliff museums – […]

Murder at Fort Queenscliff

By Bob Marmion Early one cold, wintry morning in late May 1942, the bullet-ridden body of Driver Roy Willis was found on the side of the Wallington Road-Ocean Grove Road near Wallington in Victoria. He had been shot a number of times with a military revolver. Willis was 44 years old and a returned Digger […]

History Week at the Queenscliffe Historical Museum

15-23 October History comes alive! Ethel Richardson (Henry Handel Richardson) in Queenscliff Sunday 16 & 23rd October 1.30pm ‘Ultima’ 26 Mercer St Queenscliff A cameo of the imagined life of the now famous Richardson family during the1870s when they lived in ‘Ultima’ in Mercer St. Their time at Queenscliff became a turning point for the […]