Current exhibitions

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...
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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...
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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.
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The Great War — a graphic legacy

The Great War — a graphic legacy
14 June 2014 to 24 August 2014

Programmed to coincide with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, this exhibition brings together works by some of the early 20th century’s finest artists that capture the impact of war from different national perspectives. Includes prints and drawings by Frank Brangwyn (British), Will Dyson (Australian), Käthe...
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Accounts of my dancing evenings. Season 1914 — Jim Pavlidis

Accounts of my dancing evenings. Season 1914 — Jim Pavlidis
14 June 2014 to 24 August 2014

Inspired by the personal diary of 19 year old Winifred Noble, Jim Pavlidis’ recent series of prints and paintings interpret the musings of the author at a significant moment in history: the cusp of the First World War. Winifred's diary titled ‘Accounts of my dancing evenings. Season 1914’, includes entries from April to...
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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 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,...
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