There is a lively music scene in the region, with many towns and
villages hosting some of the country's favourite concerts and music
festivals. Falls Festival at Lorne, the Queenscliff Music
Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival and Meredith Music Festival are
all popular destinations, attracting quality performers and
supportive crowds. The Blues Train, based in Queenscliff,
transforms the vintage steam trains of the Bellarine Railway into a
rockin' and rollin' good time. Four of Australia's best blues
acts perform in the four train carriages, making it a progressive
party you'll never forget.
Theatre buffs will find something of interest across the region.
As well as the main performing arts centres in larger towns that
host a variety of plays, shows and concerts, there are many small
theatres in towns and villages where local theatre groups and
travelling performers can be seen.
The Geelong Gallery houses a fantastic collection of art
including well known pieces by Eugene von Guerard, Frederick
McCubbin, Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton. Entry is
free. The Geelong Gallery is just one of the places to visit
on the Central Geelong Arts & Culture Walking Trails map, which
is available at local visitor information centres. The guide
also has details and maps for public art, iconic heritage
buildings, museums, galleries and the Geelong Botanic
Gardens. It is also available for download by clicking here.
There are fantastic galleries and specialty museums throughout
the region. Lorne hosts the annual Lorne Sculpture Exhibition
each October-November where pieces are picturesquely displayed on
the Lorne foreshore.