Geelong Gallery, Geelong

4.3
#2 of 7 in Museums in Geelong
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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  • A lovely place to spend a hour or two, admiring the different exhibits. Displays change from time to time. Nice friendly staff, and a little shop at entrance to buy various nik naks.  more »
  • Kylie, an Australian singer that was somewhere between Olivia Newton John and Lady Gaga costumes were a special exhibit, and made the trip worthwhile. The rest of the museum. even with three different...  more »
  • I dropped in to see the Kylie Minogue exhibition and although I'm not a fan, I found it really good, interesting with some amazing costumes on display. The rest of the gallery was also worth a wander ...  more »
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  • Great gallery a shame we missed the special exhibitions by one day. Good mix of Australian and overseas artists. Would love to see more sculptures
  • Great regional gallery. Archibald exhibition was very well done. Lovely building. B.
  • The kylie exhibit was awesome, plus the rest of the gallery was great, a lovely place to spend a Saturday afternoon
  • Great regional gallery, with some outstanding colonial and Australian impressionist works. We saw the Fred Williams You Yangs exhibition which was wonderful (late 2017). The basement gallery could do with a more inspired display however, as could the sculpture gallery.
  • First time here, to see the Archibald Prize... Recently refurbished, another worthwhile Regional Gallery needing patronage. Will be back to explore further!

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