Current exhibitions

#RitzHeritageOverlay

#RitzHeritageOverlay
6 December 2014 to 22 February 2015

Geelong’s iconic and controversial ‘Ritz Flats’ is the inspiration for this newly commissioned installation by street artist Glen Smith referencing the city’s built heritage. Working in the genre for which he is well known, using paste-ups and painted overlays, Smith explores the tension between urban renewal and the...
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Legends of Geelong

Legends of Geelong
6 December 2014 to 15 February 2015

These select profiles of both celebrated and lesser-known individuals—who are variously associated with Geelong and its region—encompass personal and professional achievement of renown across a wide spectrum of public life including sport, the arts and design, science, business, military and civic office.

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Lyons’ view — the Mayor’s choice

Lyons’ view — the Mayor’s choice
6 December 2014 to 8 February 2015

Works of art from the private collection of Cr Darryn Lyons, Mayor of the City of Greater Geelong, alongside his choice of works from the Gallery’s collection. The selection reflects Lyons’ keen interest in popular culture and celebrity icons, as well as his passionate pride in his home town of Geelong. Includes works by...
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Cavalcade of Geelong

Cavalcade of Geelong
6 December 2014 to 8 February 2015

Drawn from the photographic archives of the Geelong Advertiser, and reflecting the newspaper’s popular ‘Picture the past’ column compiled by journalist Peter Begg, this selection of mostly historical images spans several generations of public life and spectacle in Geelong and the surrounding region. Includes...
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Arcadia — sound of the sea

Arcadia — sound of the sea
29 November 2014 to 22 February 2015

An exhibition of lyrical, richly-textured photographs by John Witzig, co-founder of Tracks magazine and founder of SeaNotes, with large-scale ink drawings by Nicholas Harding and psychedelic film footage by Albert Falzon. Imbued with a Romantic conception of the awesome and spiritually restorative force of the sea,...
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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.

 

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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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