Geelong Gallery, Geelong

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Art Gallery · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Geelong Gallery presents a vibrant artistic program of some 20 temporary exhibitions each year along with a diverse range of artist talks, tours, workshops, lectures and family-friendly activities.

Since its establishment in 1896 the Gallery has amassed one of the nation’s finest collections. From colonial masterpieces to compelling contemporary works, the Geelong Gallery's renowned permanent collection includes Australian and international paintings, works on paper, sculpture and decorative arts as well as new media, and is home to a number of iconic works such as Eugène von Guérard’s 'View of Geelong' (1856), Frederick McCubbin’s 'A bush burial' (1890) and Arthur Streeton’s 'Ocean blue, Lorne' (1921).

Geelong Gallery has hosted 'prize' exhibitions since the late-1930s and works acquired through these signature events have enriched the Gallery’s remarkable collection of Australian prints and paintings. The biennial 'Geelong contemporary art prize' showcases the best in contemporary Australian painting practice whilst the 'Geelong acquisitive print awards' showcase the best in contemporary Australian printmaking practice.
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  • Seeking solace in crazy times. Library next door made my mood worse with ridiculous protocols. Glad to find after getting past ticket box of Gallery that experience here felt normal...  more »
  • While staying for the weekend at Point Lonsdale we drove up to Geelong to have a look around and we spent a very pleasant hour at the art gallery. There was an interesting abstract exhibition from...  more »
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  • Loved our visit to the 2018 Archibald exhibition. Stunning collection and display of artists portraiture. Hard to pick a favourite. Looking fwd to 2019
  • Classy and quiet gallery that is always getting new and interesting exhibits. The is a locker room for bags and other items as bags and cameras are not allowed in the gallery. ... but note pads and pencils are?... it's weird when you think about it. No risking photography but willing to risk graffiti on historical paintings? .... I guess they trust students to not do that.

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