Geelong Gallery exterior  2016. Photographer: Jules Willoughby

Geelong Gallery interior  2013. Photographer: John Gollings

Geelong Gallery exterior  2016. Photographer: Jules Willoughby

History

Established in 1896, the Geelong Gallery is one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional art galleries.

Since its establishment in 1896 the Gallery has amassed a magnificent collection of 19th and 20th century Australian and European paintings and decorative arts, including 18th and 19th century English porcelain, British art pottery, colonial Australian silver, as well as contemporary Australian paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics. A particular focus of the collection is early images of the Geelong region.

The Gallery’s outstanding collection includes many works of national significance such as Eugène von Guérard’s View of Geelong (1856) and Frederick McCubbin’s A bush burial (1890).

 

Mission

 

The Geelong Gallery aims to contribute to the life and well being of the city by operating the best regional gallery in Australia, with strong community engagement based on the excellence of its collection, its creative learning experiences and innovative exhibitions.

The Geelong Gallery aims to be impactful through its three pillars:

1. The Geelong Gallery will deliver artistic and cultural advancement for the community thus making Geelong a more liveable City;

2. The Geelong Gallery will bring economic benefit to the region through tourism arising from its exhibitions and events; and

3. The Geelong Gallery will provide life-long and inclusive learning opportunities for students and for the wider community.

Annual reports

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2014–2015
Annual Report 2014–2015 (PDF, 2.44 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2013–2014
Annual Report 2013–2014 (PDF, 1.52 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2012–2013
Annual Report 2012–2013 (PDF, 1.92 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2011–2012
Annual Report 2011–2012 (PDF, 2.53 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2010–2011
Annual Report 2010–2011 (PDF, 4.28 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2009–2010
Annual Report 2009–2010 (PDF, 2.79 MB)

Board Members

Terry Wills Cooke

President

Terry Wills Cooke

Edward Paton

Vice President

Edward Paton

Barry Fagg

Hon. Treasurer

Barry Fagg

Judge Gerard Mullaly

Hon. Secretary

Judge Gerard Mullaly

Matthew Fisher

Member

Matthew Fisher

Sally McLaine

Member

Sally McLaine

Kathy Timmins

Member

Kathy Timmins

Olivia Tipler

Member

Olivia Tipler

Staff Members

Jason Smith

Director

Jason Smith
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Lisa Sullivan

Curator

Lisa Sullivan
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Veronica Filmer

Registrar

Veronica Filmer
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Andrew Balaam

Fundraising and Business Manager

Andrew Balaam
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Penny Whitehead

Marketing Manager

Penny Whitehead
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Gail Frost

Gallery Educator

Gail Frost
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Nicole Brown

Foundation Officer

Nicole Brown
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Elishia Furet

Public Program & Learn Coordinator

Elishia Furet
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Simone Mugavin

Curatorial Assistant & Marketing Assistant

Simone Mugavin
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John Stabb

Technical Assistant

John Stabb
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Mary-Ellen Belleville

Administration

Mary-Ellen Belleville
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Ona Grossnickle

Gallery Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator

Ona Grossnickle
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Lydia Cover

Gallery Assistant

Lydia Cover
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Jade Mahoney

Gallery Assistant & Shop Coordinator

Jade Mahoney
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Chantelle Hodgson

Membership Coordinator

Chantelle Hodgson
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Media

Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists

30 January 2017
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Tricking the eye—contemporary trompe l’oeil


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My Geelong—our Gallery


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Kate Beynon winner of the $30,000, 2016 Geelong contemporary art prize

9 September 2016
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2016 Geelong contemporary art prize: shortlist announced

20 July 2016
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2016 Geelong contemporary art prize: judges announced

10 May 2016
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People Like Us media release

20 April 2016
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Exhibition announced: Land of the Golden Fleece —Arthur Streeton in the Western District

22 December 2015
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JamFactory Icon 2015—Giles Bettison: pattern and perception

18 December 2015
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Geelong Gallery Announces New Director

18 January 2016
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Venue hire

Are you looking for a unique venue for your corporate or private event? 

Geelong Gallery provides a variety of spaces suitable for functions accommodating small and intimate events to larger celebrations. Our events spaces can accommodate groups from 12 to 300+ people. The Gallery suits stand-up cocktail functions, seated events, intimate gatherings, meetings or lectures.

For more information, download our Venue hire brochure.