Geelong Gallery, Geelong

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Art Gallery 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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  • I think that all art galleries, especially those that regularly change out their exhibitions, are a bit hit and miss - you can strike a bunch of exhibitions that you love or, like on this occasion, th...  more »
  • A visit to an art gallery is always an enjoyable outing for a few hours, the permanent collections are still a thrill to look  more »
  • Geelong gallery is always an enjoyable visit. But I do wish they would do something it just doesn't buzz. The foyer is dreary a large space that could be exciting. The shop is dreary unattended and cr...  more »
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  • Beautiful regional gallery with an excellent collection and special exhibitions also.
  • 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!
  • Fantastic gallery to see fine art.
  • 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
  • There are some collections in the gallery that mesmerised me. They are so beautiful. The gallery has beautiful collections from 18 to 20th century. Paintings, decorative arts, Australian contemporary paintings and sculptures are highlights in the gallery. If you want better understand more about the arts and the gallery, it is good to take a guided tours which is free.