The Geelong Arts Alliance have been invited to present a small installation based on the Street Salon Project at the Geelong Arts Grants ceremony to be held on Feb 25th out at the Potato Shed. So if you missed out on the shopfront and are around on the night pop in and have a look!

Also This Friday 28th Jan, the GAA will have a stall at the Night Market in Johnston Park…so feel free to come by and say hello.

Oh …and a Happy New Year to all our supporters!

Less is Moore

A few artists from the GAA were invited to participate in one of a series of workshops being held out at the Cloverdale Community Centre over January. Focusing on youth and producing a temporary sculpture to be place out in the environment, the kids being led by Toni-ann and Glen produced a Day of the Dead Mexican inspired series of artworks including small masks to be placed in and around the neighbourhood as well as a large scale recycled cardbouard robot.

The day was a great success with the kids having a fun time and being proud of what they created. Big Thanks go to Sue Hartigan out at Cloverdale for making this happen.

Here is a few pictures of the Street Salon Exhibition for those who were involved. The original works were presented inside the shop while the posters graced the front window.

Edit: Project Now Closed!

For those of you who have not had any luck getting your hands on one of the template sheets for the Street Salon project, we have put them online here to download and print yourself. Create your artwork on your print out or affixed it to the inside of the framed area and send it to:

Geelong Arts Alliance: PO Box 1229 Geelong Vic 3220.

BTW…Ensure your details are included either on the back of the printed frame sheet or include a copy of the completed details sheet downloaded from below.

Click on the images below, when you see the large version appear, Right Click on the image and select save picture as. Then just choose where you want it to be on your computer, print it and your ready to go!

Download 1:

Download 2:

Recently, when asked a question about the large graffiti piece that was completed last year or the year before in Police lane in Geelong. I was unable to inform the person enquiring who had undertaken the work. So after searching online and finding out it was not to be found easily. I searched the City of Greater Geelong’s Arts site and the public art section, but again it was not to be found. Considering it was a legal artwork i figured i should do a bit more research and put a name to the artwork and document it as street art by its very nature is often temporary.

Anyway, after a little more effort the artwork is by a Perth artist named Stormie Mills. It was commissioned by the Courthouse Youth Arts Centre and placed on the wall of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre. The title of the work is, ” If you want your children to dance, why do you tie their toes together “. (Dec 2008)


Well the Street Salon brochures are now out and about. The GAA will be doing workshops over the next few months and the public will be invited to participate. So stay tuned for times and locations and keep your eyes peeled for the brochure so you can take part!

Visit the Street Salon Page >>

This is a project funded by the City of Greater Geelong and coordinated by the Geelong Arts Alliance.

For further info contact the GAA >

Today members of the Geelong Arts Alliance ran a workshop at the Fort, a new youth centre in Geelong. The day was a huge success as it was teamed up with an event consisting of six bands that got washed out at the waterfront. The venue saw one or two hundred young people all participating in a very positive day. They went between watching the bands to having a draw on the canvases in the chill out section. And all who took part now have a new ownership of the space when the canvases find a home on the walls of the fOrT.

Images of the four canvases and a few images from the day.

Breaking News…

Street Salon is a participatory art project in which artists (professional and non-professional) create small artworks for display in a recreated salon in central Geelong. Street Salon is an action celebrating the salon style show  in which  everyone is an artist regardless of style, medium, content or ability. The original salon was a private affair of the cultural elite. Street Salon by contrast is a public event, a democratic mass display of work. All works submitted will be exhibited in Street Salon. None will be rejected.

 Stay tuned to the blog for further details


This is the Geelong Arts Alliance’s new logo for 2010. This will first grace the Street Salon project that is currently still in the planning stages. Stay tuned…