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Only 12 days to go until the 41st Apollo Bay Art Show OPENS!

Mark your calendars December 29th – January 3rd.

See you there!



41st Apollo Bay Art Show

29th December 2017 – 3rd January 2018

Local Artists encouraged to Enter

Painting, Drawing, Mixed and New Media, Photography, 3D Sculpture

Entry Forms Available in Apollo Bay From:

Bendigo Bank, Arts Inc. Gallery & Visitor Info Centre

To Download The Online Entry Form,

Click Here



0402 332 571

Entries Close:

Friday 1st December 2017


Friday, 28th July | Saturday, 29th July | Sunday, 30th July

Friday, 28th July

Locals Debate: There is no justice any more

Team Captains: Ray Nichols & Scotty McAllester

Venue: Mech Hall
Time: 7-9pm, Friday, 28th July
Price: $10 + booking fee
Buy tickets here

Friday, 28th July | Saturday, 29th July | Sunday, 30th July

Saturday, 29th July

Roomers Around Town

Writers from Roomers magazine will be giving spoken word performances at various times along the main drag and down at the Harbour. They will be appearing at the awards presentation for the Children & Youth categories of the ABWF 2017 Writing Competition.

Venue: Great Ocean Road shops and Apollo Bay Harbour
Time: Various
Price: FREE

Children & Youth Category Writing Competition Awards

Isobelle Carmody will announce the winners of the Children’s and Youth’s categories for the ABWF 2017 Writing Competition.

Venue: Foreshore Market (weather permitting)
Time: 9:45am, Saturday, 29th July
Price: FREE

Isobelle Carmody Reads

Isobelle will read from her new book, The Ice Maze, which is the third book in The Kingdom of Lost series.

Venue: Apollo Bay Library, 6 Pengilley Ave
Time: 10:30am, Saturday, 29th July
Price: FREE

Isobelle Carmody Book Signing

Isobelle will be appearing at Galapagos Book Store to sign her books.

Venue: Galapagos Book Store, 77 Great Ocean Rd
Time: 11:30am, Saturday, 29th July
Price: Free

The Saturday Sit-in

Including: keynote address by Clementine Ford; Michael Leunig in-conversation; and Q&A Discussion panel with Clementine Ford, Arnold Zable, Alice Pung, Charlie Ward, and desh Balasubramaniam talk about writing for social justice.

Venue: Mech Hall
Time: 1pm-8:30pm, Saturday, 29th July
Price: $80 + booking fee
Buy tickets here

Friday, 28th July | Saturday, 29th July | Sunday, 30th July

Sunday, 30th July

Sunday Soldiers

Including: Refugee Voices with desh Balasubramaniam, Paheer Para and Alison Corke; Warm Winter Words with Clementine Ford, Susan Carland and Charlie Ward; Les Twentyman and Arnold Zable in-conversation; and Spoken Word Open Mic hosted by Emilie Zoey Baker.

Venue: Mech Hall
Time: 11am-9pm, Sunday, 30th July
Price: $60 + booking fee
Buy tickets here

Writing Social Justice (Writers Victoria workshop)

Story has the power to humanise, and to create empathy. A well-crafted story takes the reader into other worlds, whether your own or that of others. Presented by Arnold Zable, the workshop will explore the art of story across genres, and will include discussion, writing exercises, feedback on your projects. Presented in association with Apollo Bay Arts Inc. and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.

Read more

Venue: TBA (Apollo Bay)
Time: 10am-4pm, Sunday, 30th July
Tickets: via Writers Victoria see website for full details

Life Drawing 2015

An exhibition of life drawings by class participants will be on show at Arts Inc Gallery, Apollo Bay. 11am to 4pm weekends from Sept 5 to 20.

Wednesday evenings 7pm – 9pm.  July 29 to September 2, 2015
St Aidans Church Hall, 25 Nelson St, Apollo Bay
$10 per session. Bring your own drawing materials and equipment
Contact 0401 785550 for more details

Wish You Were Here – Postcard Prize 2014

During the month of May three exhibitions were held across the shire in celebration of the diverse landscapes of our region.  Arts Inc Gallery Apollo Bay showcased coastal images, COPACC – the hinterlands and Red Rock Gallery – lakes and rural life.

Thank you to all who entered. We are happy to announce the Coastal winners for Apollo Bay:

Postcard Prize – Nicola Philp

Junior winner – Oceania Murray McAllester

Wish You Were Here was a collaboration between Creative Otways, Apollo Bay Arts Inc, COPACC and Red Rock Regional Theatre & Gallery. Sponsored by Cape Otway Lightstation, Starprinting & Colac Otway Shire.