Current exhibitions

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,...
More…

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 embellished with Irish shamrock motifs. Many exhibits are notable for their distinctive...
More…

Silent life — Sally Cleary

Silent life — Sally Cleary
19 July 2014 to 7 September 2014

Geelong region artists program. A haunting multi-media installation that addresses Australian ecology: water usage, habitat removal and species extinction. In the middle of a river made from porcelain slip which slowly dries and cracks over time, two porcelain Barking owls perched on fence posts call out to each other (a...
More…

Beastly

Beastly
14 June 2014 to 7 September 2014

Prints, paintings and photographs from the collection inspired by the darker side of the animal kingdom. Includes works by Stephen Bush, Rona Green, Rew Hanks, Maria Kozic, Brett Whiteley and Deborah Williams.
More…

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...
More…

Permanent collection

Permanent collection
20 July 2013 to 5 July 2015

As a complement to the recently published 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,...
More…