Geelong Gallery, Geelong

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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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  • October 6, 2017
    This was my first visit & did not disappoint. Located in the heart of the city with wide range of interesting artworks on display. Entry is free but not special exhibits. I will not miss Archibald Pri...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    This was my first visit and I was very impressed. Very well arranged and spacious with a lovely range of artworks. I am not a Fred Williams fan but the exhibition is worth seeing nonetheless.  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Fantastic exhibition. A gathering of paintings from all over Australia. Beautiful paintings. But in other galleries other You Yang paintings.  more »
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  • September 17, 2017
    Incredible paints ❤️ loved it
  • April 28, 2017
    Beautiful regional gallery with an excellent collection and special exhibitions also.
  • December 26, 2016
    A perfect visual art experience - a great mix of artists/exhibitions and not overwhelming so you manage to take it all in. A regular spot for me!
  • July 7, 2017
    Nice art and staff very helpful.
  • June 15, 2016
    One of the best collections in Victoria. Where to start.. The bush burial, Sam Leach's peacock rising, the colonial paintings are stunning! Not to mention the classical sculptures and the new contemporary objects gallery. Can't wait for the Archibald to come to Geelong in 2017

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