Current exhibitions

Early images of Geelong

Early images of Geelong
18 October 2014 to 15 March 2015

Drawings, prints and photographs from the Gallery’s permanent collection that record and interpret the township of Geelong from the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Includes works by ST Gill, Wilbraham FE Liardet, John Skinner Prout, William Tibbits and Alexander Webb. Sponsored by the Geelong Art Gallery Foundation
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Winning ways 1938–68 — the first three decades of Gallery art prizes

Winning ways 1938–68 — the first three decades of Gallery art prizes
13 September 2014 to 30 November 2014

Award-winning paintings acquired for the Gallery’s permanent collection through Geelong’s prize exhibitions, first staged in 1938 and selected by guest judges who were notable art world figures of their day. This exhibition acknowledges and celebrates the origins of the Gallery’s contemporary painting prize: a biennial event...
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Belleek porcelain

Belleek porcelain
23 August 2014 to 30 November 2014

Drawn from the Gallery’s permanent collection, this exhibition of exquisitely handcrafted decorative porcelain produced by Ireland’s Belleek Pottery includes examples of the factory’s signature shell forms and filigree baskets as well as delicate tea wares embellished with Irish shamrock motifs. Many exhibits are notable for...
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Growth habits — Julia Gorman

Growth habits — Julia Gorman
12 April 2014 to 5 July 2015

This abstract wall drawing realised in vinyl, takes its inspiration from the free-flowing form of garden succulents. Just as they do in a natural setting, Gorman’s vibrant stylised interpretation of plant stems and leaves has taken root across the west walls of the Gallery's permanent collection rooms. This project is supported by the...
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Permanent collection

Permanent collection
20 July 2013 to 5 July 2015

A bold and captivating new presentation of the Gallery’s nationally significant collection that links historical, modern and contemporary works based on various thematic groupings—juxtaposing much-loved iconic works with others that are on display for the first time in many years.     Prominent themes include...
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