Show Me Some Art Festival – After Party

After all the amazing artwork, market stalls, food trucks and of course the colour fun run, we head to the Moe Town Hall for an amazing night of entertainment!!

Headed by none other than Powderfinger’s Darren Middleton, Melbourne rockers El Colosso and the incredible Grasshole!

Plus we have some laughs coming your way with internationally renowned comedians Matt O’Neill and Johnny Kats!

And it’s all in support of Lifeline Gippsland.

Quirky Comedy Workshop

How would you like to learn a few secrets that only the best comics and clowns know? Let’s face it – being funny can be a serious business. It takes teamwork, listening and learning how to ‘go-with-the-flow’.

Wednesday 3 April | 1pm | GPAC Town Hall Theatre

Led by professional Clown Doctor, and funny-specialist – Kayla Hamill, this specially designed workshop is for teenagers of all abilities and social skills, the outgoing and the introverted. That’s because there’s a whole lot more to comedy than meets the eye. Comedy can be a story, a character, a situation, or a combination of all these. Everyone has something unique to offer, and through a series of carefully planned and inclusive games and activities, you’ll learn how to delight an audience, and each other, with your own brand of weirdness, generosity, adaptability, and kindness.  

The workshop concludes with a short presentation for family and friends.   

In this workshop you can expect applause, laughter, eye contact, games, character work, group, partner, and solo work. 

About Kayla Hamill:

Kayla Hamill is a performer and facilitator who runs creative workshops that help children develop confidence, social and performance skills. Recently, Kayla oversaw community outreach for the Fairfax Youth Festival, a creative arts program aimed to teach and inspire young people from rural Victoria. 

“I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids’ parties for about three years.” – Hugh Jackman. 

WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL

1pm
GPAC Town Hall Theatre

Full Price$5
Access Price*$4.50
Group of 10+$4.50

Additional Information

*Please note that this performance has limited capacity.*

*Access Price: Limited allocation. 

Age Restriction: No participants younger than 13 or older than 17. Adults do not accompany children unless by prior arrangement.

Duration: 120 minutes, includes 10 minute break.

Glee Club Beatles Singalong

The Mother of all Singalongs is coming to the Gippsland Performing Arts Centre – on Mother’s Day!

Sunday 12 May | 5:30pm | GPAC Foyer

An early evening of revelry and fun hosted by the brilliant and awesomely talented Vicky Jacobs (Associate Musical Director of Come From Away, Moulin Rouge and Hairspray). 

Bring your mum, bring a friend, bring the whole family. Glee Club is the singalong that everyone can join in with. Our host Vicky Jacobs makes it easy and fun for everyone to belt out their favourite Beatles songs. All music and backing tracks are provided. The foyer bar will be open and the good vibes, flowing. It does not matter if your voice is fit, rusty, high, low, or never-brought-out-in-public-before. There are no solos at Glee Club – just a sing along of the songs we know and love!

Vicky Jacobs has an ability to get anyone singing at their best. As well as being the founding director of Glee Club, Melbourne’s original singalong choir, she has been Associate Musical Director on some of this country’s biggest musicals including ‘Hairspray’, ‘Moulin Rouge’, ‘Come From Away’, ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’, ‘Jersey Boys’, ‘Xanadu’ and ‘Singin’ in the Rain‘. She is currently Associate Musical Director on ‘Grease’ for Xroads Live. 

SUNDAY 12 MAY

5:30pm
Gippsland Performing Arts Centre Foyer

Full Price$8
Access Price*$4.50
Child$6
Concession$6
Group of 10+$6

Beauty & the Beast

Following nationwide sell-out seasons, Beauty & the Beast returns to the stage in 2024!  

Sunday 24 November 2024 | 3:30pm | GPAC Main Theatre

One of the world’s most loved fairy tale classics is retold through a magical ballet production. Featuring the stunning artists of Victorian State Ballet, and superb choreography which honours the spirit of this captivating work. An entertaining and enjoyable experience for the whole family! 

A full-length classical ballet production of the traditional tale, Beauty & the Beast is one of the world’s most loved classics.  

Following VSB’s sell-out seasons since its Australian Premier in 2018, we are proud to present this spectacular original ballet, to audiences in 2024. 

Our production is based on both the original tale by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, and the screenplay for Disney by Linda Woolverton, bringing to life a captivating display of the beloved characters that we all know and love from other films and musicals.  

Within spectacular classical ballet choreographies, our version seeks to retell this magical story and to draw the audience right inside the spellbinding moments, transporting through to the very moving transformation, grand waltz and happily-ever-after final scenes.  

VSB’s unique ballet version creates a fresh touch while maintaining true to the essence of the original storyline. Highlighting the characters in the story through beautiful classical ballet is a compelling feature of this production.  

We are delighted to bring Beauty & the Beast to the stage, featuring the stunning artists of the Victorian State Ballet, and magical original choreography of Michelle Cassar De Sierra.

SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2024

3:30PM
GPAC Main Theatre, Traralgon

Full Price$79
Child*$66
Concession$74
Group of 10+$66

MARCIA HINES Still Shining – The 50th Anniversary Concert Tour

Australia’s legendary musical treasure, with a career spanning five amazing decades, has announced that she will tour Australia in 2024 performing her ‘Still Shining’ concert repertoire. 

Friday 15 November | 7:30pm | GPAC Main Theatre

This two and a half hour musical extravaganza is a celebration of Marcia’s career and features every hit record from ‘Fire and Rain’ through to the discotheque era and on to the release, in 2023, of both the ‘Still Shining’ greatest hits album and ‘The Gospel According to Marcia’. 

These performances follow the success of Marcia’s return to the judging team of Australian Idol. This ratings bonanza was quickly followed by Marcia joining the cast of Grease the Musical in the role of Teen Angel. This production is currently touring Australia and playing to sold out houses. 

Marcia’s return to the concert stage is a continuation of her love affair with Australian audiences. It is a story of strength, commitment and talent. A Marcia Hines concert is a celebration of her professional journey and her relationship with Australian audiences. Each performance is unique, adventurous and led by a woman of enormous musical talent. 

FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER

7:30pm
GPAC Main Theatre

Full Price$70
Child*$65
Concession$65
Group of 10+$65

This will be a performance not to be missed!

Show Me Some Art Street Party

With thanks to the amazing community and businesses for their sponsorship, the Show Me Some Art Festival is back for 2024!

This year we bring you a new location in the Moe CBD. Located in the carpark behind the Moe RSL and Town Hall, you will find the same amazing vibe of live music, market stalls, food vans, kids entertainment and much more.

Coming into the CBD, we have the pleasure of showcasing the local Street Art, new and old. So keep those eyes peeled!

Not only do we have our Street Party, but our popular Colour Fun Run will too take place in the picturesque Moe Botanic Gardens earlier in the day so you don’t miss a thing.

Sesame Street – Elmo’s Circus Dream

Elmo’s Circus Dream is a must-see show of laughter, acrobatics, and imagination! Join Elmo and friends for an unforgettable circus adventure. Don’t miss the magic! 

Sunday 10 & Monday 11 March | 10:30am & 1pm | GPAC Main Theatre

It all begins with Elmo’s captivating bedtime story about the circus. As Elmo falls asleep, he is magically transported to a colourful world, where he is warmly greeted by his friends Abby, Cookie Monster, Bert, and Ernie. The show bursts into high energy as the talented cast sings and dances to the iconic Sesame Street theme song, but with a twist – they are embarking on an exciting adventure to the circus! With their vibrant costumes and catchy tunes, they express their deep desire to join the circus and become part of its magical experience. From hilarious clowning and daring stunt attempts to mesmerising dog acts and captivating dance routines, the stage comes alive with their boundless energy, skill, and infectious enthusiasm.  

But the excitement doesn’t stop there! Brace yourself as internationally renowned circus performers take the stage, showcasing their extraordinary talents. Prepare to be spellbound by their impressive acrobatic displays, jaw dropping juggling acts, and mind-bending illusions that will leave you wondering in awe at their incredible feats. 

‘Elmo’s Circus Dream’ is more than just a show – it’s an immersive experience that ignites the imaginations of children, encourages self-expression, and teaches valuable life lessons in a fun and engaging way. Join Elmo and his Sesame Street friends as they transport you to a world where dreams truly come to life, where laughter and amazement await at every turn. Get ready to be dazzled as the magic of the circus unfolds before your eyes, leaving you with unforgettable memories and a renewed belief in the power of dreams. 

Full Price$34.95
VIP Tickets*$69.95
*VIP Tickets: Includes Meet and Greet with Elmo post-show and a free exclusive giveaway
*Note: Under 18 months free on lap*

LRG x GPAC: John Bellany

Selected Works Satellite exhibition

This satellite exhibition is a glimpse into the world of the late artist John Bellany CBE RA (born 1942, Cockenzie, UK), one of the most prolific and acclaimed Scottish artists of his generation. A selection of Bellany’s work from Latrobe Regional Gallery’s permanent collection, these drawing works on paper were created in a period that Bellany was an Artist-in-Residence at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne in 1983 and as a group, provide an important record of the activities of this particular time.

Bellany’s works from his travels to Australia are indicative of his works on paper from the 1980’s period, and which were commonly done with broad strokes of charcoal and pastel, often en plein air in locations such as Sydney harbour or plenty gorge in Bundoora. Combining allegory and speculative fictions through this selection of figurative work, Bellany playfully attempts to capture the spirit of his curious swathe of human and avian characters.

From 1978 until 1984, Bellany was Lecturer in Painting at Goldsmith College of Art. In 1986 Bellany was given a solo show at the National Portrait Gallery, Scotland in 1986, and in 1988 he survived a pioneering liver transplant. His surgeon Sir Roy Calne said he was the only patient he had known that had gone back to work the day after surgery.

John Bellany died in 2013. He was found in his studio clutching his paintbrush.

Works by Bellany can be found in The Tate, the National Portrait Gallery, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and National Galleries of Scotland, to name but a few. Among Bellany’s honours are a Major Arts Council Award (1981), Athena International Art Award (1985), Royal Academy’s Wollaston Award (1987).

Image: Untitled (self portrait), 1983
Oil on canvas
122 x 91 cm
Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection, Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Guy Abrahams, in memory of Christine Abrahams, 2012

LRG Exhibition: Interstates of Becoming

Gareth Phillips

A world premiere by acclaimed Welsh artist Gareth PhillipsInterstates of Becoming is about the relationship between human beings and their shared environments, specifically in the Himalayan mountains of Northwest India. Wild environments and human constructions grapple for superiority and control in a landscape of concrete, steel, immense rockfaces and mountainscapes. With this unique and fragile landscape as a focal point, this constructed photobook sculpture and large-scale installation depicts the direct and indirect effects humans and mountains have on one another in their interdependent life-spans.

Interstates of Becoming by Gareth Phillips is an official exhibition of PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography.

IMAGE: Gareth Phillips, Untitled, from the series Interstates of Becoming, 2023. Courtesy the artist.

LRG Exhibition: The Valley

James Bugg, Andy Johnson, Anne Moffat, Clare Steele

The Valley presents a body of work captured by four artists who have developed their photographic practices closely with local Melbourne gallery and photo lab, Hillvale—James BuggAnne MoffatClare Steele and Hillvale Photo co-founder, Andy Johnson. At the invitation of Latrobe Regional Gallery, they visited the Latrobe Valley in Gunai/Kurnai Country, Gippsland, Victoria over a six-month period. They were introduced to the community and the people and places that inhabit this rugged landscape made up of heavy industry and pastoralism.

This image-making project is also an ongoing collaboration, as the photographers lead a series of workshops using Hillvale Photo’s recycled disposables, starting with local young people from Kurnai College’s Flexible Learning Option, and continuing over the Autumn season, with participants’ work displayed alongside the artists.

The Valley is an official exhibition of PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography.

IMAGE: Andy Johnson, LV Field Nats, 2023. Courtesy the artist