Current exhibitions

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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Who's who portrait prize

Who's who portrait prize
13 September 2014 to 12 October 2014

The Who's who portrait prize is a student exhibition that celebrates Geelong identities. This significant annual student exhibition honours Jules François Archibald (the man behind Australia’s oldest portrait prize) and his connection to Geelong. The Who’s who portrait prize aims to encourage and inspire...
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2014 Geelong contemporary art prize

2014 Geelong contemporary art prize
30 August 2014 to 23 November 2014

Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian painting practice, this $30,000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition features 42 works by some of the nation’s most talented established and younger generation artists working in a variety of subject matter and styles including still-life, domestic scenes, landscapes (of the natural,...
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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

As a complement to the award-winning handbook on the Gallery’s collections, a new selection of works from the permanent collection has been installed in the Douglass and Hitchcock galleries.   This new presentation links historical, modern...
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