Geelong Sculptures Inc.

Creating sculpture is noisy, dirty and challenging! That’s why we love it… Our group originated in Geelong West around Christmas time 2001. A small but eager group of local sculptors met at the Queen of the West Hotel, (now the Barking Dog) to discuss the forming of an art group aimed at sculptors.

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Geelong Sculptors Inc. has continued from strength to strength each year. We have over 50 members who come from all around Geelong and surrounding areas. What unites us is the need to create three dimensional forms. We start with nothing; no blank canvas or unwritten page, we literally create our ideas from concept to reality using the medium of our choice.

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The Listening Lounge.

Imagine a place where you feel welcome, listened to and valued – The Listening Lounge operates from the upper section of Corio Central, and is open from 11am to 3pm Monday to Thursday. It is a not-for-profit organisation dependent on volunteers from local churches and the wider community. Rev Peter Jewell is the paid co-ordinator, and is regularly in attendance to offer pastoral care to visitors and volunteers when needed. The Listening Lounge is proudly celebrating its 20th Birthday on September 11th.

Listening Lounge

Our Aim

At the Listening Lounge our aim is to offer friendship, a listening ear, a cuppa and a place to relax, rest and socialize. We do not provide professional counselling but we can give assistance in locating help if it is required.

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“I WANT GEELONG YOUTH TO LIVE A CREATIVE LIFE, IN A VIBRANT PLACE, FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO GROW, ENGAGE AND TO EXPLORE THE WORLD.” – Alexandra McTavish, Executive Producer of Courthouse Youth Arts, has called Geelong home for the past two years and has a wonderful vision for our young people: to develop as young artists, who can express what it means to live in this place and time, and to communicate that to the rest of the world.

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“A creative life is full of highs and lows, and being sensitive to the way artists work is a huge help in my line of work”.

Alex, who was an actor for many years, as well as co-founder and creative producer of Anywhere Theatre Festival (www.anywhere.is) can totally relate to the artists’ process.

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Go Shaggy!

Go shaggy! – Win the chance to have your hair cut by the Streets’ Barber and a $50 voucher for the Waterfront Kitchen. Register by emailing humansingeelong@gmail.com by Sept 23rd, write ‘Shaggy Competition’ in the subject line & leave your full name. PLEASE SHARE.

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Front up to the Humans in Geelong Expo 10.30am Sunday 7th Oct in the Courtyard at Deakin Waterfront.

Follow the Humans in Geelong Facebook page.
Read Nasir Sobhani’s, ‘The Streets’ Barber’ story posted July 6th.

Open to all Tertiary students and apprentices!

Expo program updates on our website.

Ice Hockey update.

Imagine playing ice hockey in 46oC. Here’s an update from the geetroitsuper7. “The entire time in LA was hot and the temperature didn’t get below 40. It was a tough tournament, firstly playing in the AAU Club tournament where they played against kids who have played as a team regularly (where the Aussie kids were from all over Australia and hadn’t even had a training together). U14 won gold in the club tournament and u12 won silver.

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In the Junior Olympics, U14’s made it into the top 4 teams, which meant they were playing for Bronze in the Finals in the AAA finals (AAA I think refers to elite hockey players from USA and Canada). They fought hard, didn’t win but came back knowing they had made it into the AAA Finals, came fourth and played against some extremely competitive players. Hockey in the USA and Canada is like AFL in Australia.

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Vote for the Humans in Geelong Book.

Want to see what’s inside this Book? We need your VOTES to get this ‘Pick My Project’ off the ground. Please share! Vote at: https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/rounds/pick-my-project/ideas/humans-in-geelong-book-to-inspire-connect-strengthen-our-community

It’ll take you 5 minutes. Here’s what to do:

Add ‘Humans in Geelong Book’ to shortlist.

Register, with an email address and mobile number.

Click View projects. (top left)

You need to shortlist 3 great projects.

Vote & Verify your vote.

Please help others to vote before Sept 17th.

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Enough votes would mean this inspirational book about locals would go free to all schools, libraries and community groups in our region. Come on Geelong, we need people power! Thanks to our Deakin Design students Taylah, Myanda, Rik and Clare for designing this amazing mock-up of the Humans in Geelong Book.

Meet many of our amazing locals at the Humans in Geelong Expo, a free community event, Sun 7th Oct, 10-3pm, Deakin waterfront. Check out our website for more details.

 

Ali from Pakistan

“If I can be honest, childhood was not the best. I grew up in Quetta, Pakistan. When I was little, I faced a lot of hardship and I have been through a lot of displacement. It was not a good feeling. I lived with my mum, dad, three brothers and two sisters. When I was 12 years old, I had an interest in Information Technology. At around 16 or 17 years old, I was teaching younger kids computer skills; the kids who did not go to school.

“My dad moved to Australia in 2009, working hard so he could afford a VISA for my family to live here. March 11, 2015 was the first day I stepped foot on Australian soil.”

Ali Bandari

Ali Bandari, 20, is a Permanent Resident living and working in the @3214 faces and places postcode. Ali is a Sales Agent for Ray White Real Estate, primarily working in the northern suburbs of Geelong.

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