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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  • First time visitor to this beautiful art gallery building with the objective to see the touring 2017 Archibald Prize winning paintings. It was easy to locate and parking was available in nearby street...  more »
  • A day in Geelong playing tourist and a visit to the gallery.... an eclectic selection of some great paintings from great colonial Australian artists and others.. McCubbin, Boyd, von Guerard... iconic ...  more »
  • I have visited this gallery twice now. Very well set out and worth a visit. Staff were friendly and good prices for Seniors.  more »
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  • Great regional gallery. Archibald exhibition was very well done. Lovely building. B.
  • First time here, to see the Archibald Prize... Recently refurbished, another worthwhile Regional Gallery needing patronage. Will be back to explore further!
  • 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.
  • We came across on an escorted MPRG (Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery) visit this week to view the Archibald exhibition and was delighted to find that the Gallery had been given a major facelift! With 100+ year old flooring replaced - in order to cater for capacity crowds and a bright new interior paint job the Gallery looked so much larger than an earlier visit. A special thank you to all the staff and volunteers for making our visit so enjoyable. We look forward to a return visit next year!
  • Reaaaalllly difficult to find parking. They had 1 hour viewing sessions but didn't bother to mention it until we had purchased tickets.

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