William Buckley’s life and times

Since his retirement as a drug counsellor, self published author Phillip Gray spends a large part of his spare time writing and enjoying the seaside at Mount Martha. His second book ‘From Dreamtime to Arma-geddon’ is about William Buckley, an escaped convict who lived with the local aboriginals. “I just love the history and the […]

Low Light in the Limelight

Friday 22nd June in the borough featured a range of events kicking off the inaugural ‘Low Light’ festival that will run over four consecutive weekends during the winter months of June and July. The festival is promoted as a ‘celebration for all the senses’ with international and local arts and culinary talents. The festival launched […]

Queenscliffe Literary Festival Keynote Speakers – John Bell & Robert Dessaix

What a piece of work is a man! The modern interpretation of this quote from William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ could relate to Shakespeare. ‘What a perfect invention a human is, how noble in his capacity to reason, how unlimited in thinking, how admirable in his shape and movement, how angelic in action, how godlike in understanding!’ […]

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 […]