The Geelong International Biennale (GIB) is a major cultural event in Geelong, Australia which places outstanding cinema, art, theatre, dance, music, and architecture housed in rotational instances from local, national, and international contributions. Its ethos is born from a need for greater cultural innovation in the region to present quirky, risky, vibrant, thought-provoking, and enriched projects within the six nodes of celebration. 2020 will launch cinema as the inaugural event, combining four international film festivals, GIBCON the biennale’s academic conference, public workshops and talks, a drone event, and special screenings.
The Geelong International Biennale launches in 2020 as a premiere and significant cultural event celebrating its six nodes of contributions from cinema, art, theatre, dance, music, and architecture. It was conceived as a concept by artist and film producer Tammy Honey in response to an evidential lack of cultural offerings in the region while on a flight back from the 72nd Cannes Film Festival where the thought of a major international instalment took shape. Since then, the biennale has grown in scope to accommodate the public display of work presenting the dawn of new cultural commentary. In 2021, art and fashion will join the program followed by music, dance, and architecture in 2022. We look forward to the journey ahead.
Building an ongoing international cultural event sustained by the vibrancy of the creative sector
- empower creative practitioners with a world class arts festival
- connect the public through open access and curated activities
- enrich the creative sector through engagement and celebration
- provide a world class cultural event celebrating our six nodes of critical practice
- establish these nodes as permanent fixtures of the Australian arts landscape
- foster an ongoing dialogue of enriching futures