Explore the works of art on display and fascinating ideas through a range of inspiring talks and lectures.
Meet the artist or curator and find out about the fascinating stories behind selected works on display. Free! No bookings required.
Impressions of Geelong—
a portrait of the city and its region
Wednesday 26 June at 12.30pm
Presented by Lisa Sullivan, Curator, Geelong Gallery
Sunday 18 August at 3.00pm
Presented by Geoffrey Edwards, Director, Geelong Gallery
Geelong region artists program.
All breathing in heaven—
Gracia Haby, Louise Jennison,
Sunday 15 September at 3.00pm
Presented by exhibiting artists Gracia Haby, Louise Jennison and Stephen Wickham
Enjoy the first Friday of the month with Friends. These inspiring talks are fundraising events for the Friends of the Gallery and begin at 10.30am with coffee, tea and scones before an illustrated lecture at 11.00am. No bookings required.
Friday 5 July at 11.00am
Join art historian, curator and author, Dr Candice Bruce, who will discuss and read from her novel, The Longing, a tale of white settlement in Victoria's Western District, the local Indigenous clans and a landscape artist based on Eugene von Guérard. Copies of The Longing will be available for purchase in the Gallery Shop for $32.95. A book signing will follow the talk.
Reflections on the collection
Friday 2 August at 11.00am
Stephen Wickham will provide personal insights into his favourite works from the Geelong Gallery permanent collection. Wickham’s practice encompasses photography, printmaking and painting and his work is represented in a number of significant collections including the Geelong Gallery.