U3A  Apollo Bay  -  A0061281U - a member  of  U3A  Network  Victoria©


U3A Apollo Bay

Sharing the fun of learning

 Term 2 2018
16 April - 29 June

U3A information and enrolments contact: Jannette Byrne phone 5237 7797 Mobile 0438 397 020 or email info@u3a.apollobay.org.au






Film Group
No limit on Numbers attending

1:00pm for 1:30pm

3rd Monday of the month
starting 16 April

Apollo Bay Community Centre, Whelan Street





Music Appreciation

5:00:00 PM

1st Tuesday of the month
starting 1 May

Venue on application

Book Group

2:30:00 PM

3rd Tuesday of the month
starting 17 April

Venue on application





Cards and Board Games

 No limit on numbers

12:35 - 4:00pm

Weekly: starts 19 April

(also during school holidays if there is a demand)

Room 2, Marrar Woorn






More information on material costs provided on booking

10:15am - 12 noon

starting 20 April

Room 2, Marrar Woorn


Poverty, Racism, and Black Revolt


This course confronts "poverty" and "racism,” traces their rich American history, and draws out the lessons for Australia.  

The course examines the nature and long-lasting impact of Black slavery and segregation. It then focuses on three crucial moments of the modern American Black revolt and their current legacies --: (1) the civil rights movement and non-violent civil disobedience; (2) the great Black migration to the north and urban "civil riots"; (3) the explosion of "Black Power” and its uneasy encounters with Islam and with White radicals. The course appraises such leading political actors as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X, explores the nature of revolt, and examines the difficulty of putting new beliefs into action. It concludes by assessing the successes and failures of governments’ efforts to combat poverty and racism.

(9 seminar sessions. Enrollment limited to 12.)

Facilitator: Ray Nichols

Held weekly Monday 10.00am -11.45 starting 16 April 2018.

Venue:  Room 4 Marrar Woorn


Mend-It:  as part of our Transition Town initiative this is a new U3A program.

Six sessions - meeting weekly starting Friday 20 April 1.30pm to 5 pm  
Venue: Rooms 1 and 2  Marrar Woorn

Facilitator: Sue Tate

More details here


Visit to the Art Gallery of Ballarat for the Eugene Von Guerard – Artist and Traveller Exhibition

Date: 16 May 2018 day trip leaving Apollo Bay 9am, return approx. 4.30pm

Von Guerard arrive in Australia in 1852 he travel extensively in Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia and New Zealand.  He made many pen and pencil sketches on his travels, later made into canvases commissioned by wealthy patrons. This is an exhibition of the original sketch books from these trips with the finished paintings.

The following information is provided for people who have expressed interest in visiting the Art Gallery of Ballart for this exhibition.

Driver Needed: we are able to use the Landcare bus, however, we will need a volunteer driver, a person with a full and current Australian license (no special license required).  The bus is a manual 11 seater Toyota Hiace.  

There will be a cost of $10 per head to cover bus travel.  There is no charge for admission to the gallery.

People can purchase their own lunch prior to our return trip.

Payment  will confirm your place.  There will be no refunds (unless we cancel the trip), but you can transfer your booking to someone else if you find you can’t attend.  Booking and payment must be received by 8 May.

Please note the bus is contingent on a driver or do you know someone who couldhelp? They do not have to be a U3A member) Please call Jan Lewis 0439 391 993.

If we are unable to use the bus call pooling will be considered.

Wednesday (cont.)

More on Von Guerard’s travels to Cape Otway, Apollo Bay and the Coast

Date: 23 May 2018 10.30am -12 noon

Venue:  Apollo Bay Museum, 6250 Great Ocean Road

At a second session held at the Apollo Bay Museum we will look into the time Von Guerard spent in Apollo Bay and Cape Otway looking at copies of his sketches from the area.  

There is no limit on numbers.  Please book if you are interested in this session only.

Journeys with glazes (fluxes): how glazes developed from 3rd Milleniuim BC to 21st Century

Facilitator: Victoria Howlett

Three  1 ½ hour talks illustrated with many samples and images.

Time/Dates: 10am to 11.30am, Wednesday 6th, 13th and 20th June

Venue: Victoria Howlett’s studio, address given on enrolment

Numbers  limited to 15

It would be best to attend all 3 sessions for a comprehensive historical overview with a wide range of topics, years, and countries covered for example: Prehistoric (so called) painted wares, Crete, Mesopotamia, China – late Neolithic

 c.2,000 BC, India, Roman, Europe: Mediaeval, Smoke firing – Africa, Mexico, USA

CHINA:  T’ang Dynasty (618 – 906 AD) lead glazes, Sang de boeuf, Celadon, Chun, Hare’s fur

GREECE: black figure ware, red figure ware, white ground ware


JAPAN: Shino, Bizen, Oribe, Modern potters: Shoji Hamada, Ogata Kenzan, Tomimoto



Earthenware, china, stoneware porcelain, slip ware, tin glaze, salt glaze, maiolica

NGV collection


Poetry Workshop

We welcome Byran Dwyer back to Apollo Bay to facilitate this one day only workshop.

No previous experience is necessary! 

We will read a range of poems from the ancient to the contemporary and discuss their themes of love, celebration and loss, their sounds and structures and language (we won't get too technical).

Feel free to bring your favourite poems to share.

Then we make our own poetry: favourite words and sounds, images and figurative language. We might - or might not - compose some verse and share it.

There will two session s. Session 1:  10am to 12.30pm

Lunch break until about 1.15pm. Please bring along something for your lunch. Tea and coffee will be available.

The afternoon session will close about 3.30pm.

Date: Sunday 29 April 2018, 10am – 3.30pm

Venue: Room 4 Marrar Woorn


We are looking for a volunteer who knows their way around using an iPad and Laptop.   Are you willing to lend a hand for an hour once a fortnight at the iPad/Laptop user group? This group meets to share knowledge and help those new to the technology.  If you would like to help out or find out more see contact details below.

We will notify U3A members  when we are able to resume meeting.

Watch out for: Macedonian cooking:  demonstration and preparing you own dishes to take home.

Facilitators:  Viki Ruvceski and Maggie McConnell