Education programs

The Geelong Gallery, one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional art galleries, is a valuable learning resource for all students and educators.

From iconic colonial masterpieces to compelling contemporary works, the Geelong Gallery’s nationally significant collection comprises Australian and international paintings, works on paper, sculpture, decorative arts and
new media.

We also present a vibrant program of some 20 temporary exhibitions each year along with a diverse mix of lifelong learning experiences.

Services offered:
School visits may be self-guided or with Gallery Educator, Gail Frost, and can be tailored to meet the needs of individual schools in regard to length, level and content.

Activities linked to the exhibition program include:

  • General introductory tours of the Gallery
  • Tours with cross-curricula interpretations
  • Tours with a specific focus ie history of the region, national identity
  • Floor talks by artists and curators participating in the exhibition program
  • Hands on activities - creating, making and responding to art
  • Studies of Asia and Australia's place in the region
  • Professional development for teachers
  • Teacher previews of exhibitions
  • Art without borders—learning boxes for classroom use


Each year we continue to support its significant partnerships through:

  • The Poppykettle Festival
    Presented in conjunction with the Geelong Performing Arts Centre as part of Children's Week.
  • Who's who portrait prize and exhibition
    Presented in conjunction with the Geelong Advertiser.
  • Kaleidoscope—an applied learning experience across the curriculum
    Presented in conjunction with Courthouse Arts, Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Geelong Regional Library.
  • Let's talk recognition—a children's art exhibition
    Presented in association with the Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group and the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-Operative.

To keep in touch with the Gallery's activities, subscribe to the Education e-Bulletin or email Gail Frost, the Gallery Educator, at: learn@geelonggallery.org.au