Geelong Gallery, Johnstone Park exterior  2016
Photographer: Jules Willoughby

Geelong Gallery, Johnstone Park exterior  2016
Photographer: Jules Willoughby

History

Established in 1896, Geelong Gallery is one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional art galleries.

Geelong Gallery was established in 1896 and is one of Australia’s leading art galleries, with a magnificent collection of Australian and European painting, sculpture, printmaking and decorative arts dating from the 18th century to today. The Gallery’s outstanding collection includes many works of national significance such as Eugène von Guérard’s View of Geelong 1856, and Frederick McCubbin’s A bush burial 1890.  One particular focus of the collection is early images of the Geelong region, documenting the evolution of this important city and its environment.

Geelong Gallery works to contribute to the life and well-being of the city by fostering strong community engagement with the excellence of its collection, its creative lifelong learning experiences, and inspiring exhibitions.

Mission

Geelong Gallery aims to contribute to the life and well being of the city by operating the best regional gallery in Australia, with strong community engagement based on the excellence of its collection, its creative learning experiences and innovative exhibitions.

Geelong Gallery aims to be impactful through its four pillars:

  1. Geelong Gallery will deliver artistic and cultural advancement for the community thus making Geelong a more liveable City;
  2. Geelong Gallery will bring economic benefit to the region through tourism arising from its exhibitions and events; 
  3. Geelong Gallery will provide life-long and inclusive learning for all; and
  4. Geelong Gallery will expand its premises to provide greater access to its collections and exhibitions, in order to significantly enhance the delivery of its aims in the first, second and third pillars.

Annual Reports

  • SP

    Geelong Gallery Strategic Plan 2018–2021
    2018–2021
    (PDF, 496.95 KB)

  • AR

    Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2017–2018
    2017–18
    (PDF, 3.70 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2016–2017
2016–2017 (PDF, 6.51 MB)

Geelong Gallery Strategic Plan 2017–2020
2017–2020 (PDF, 277.47 KB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2015–2016
2015–2016 (PDF, 5.18 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2014–2015
Annual Report 2014–2015 (PDF, 2.44 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2013–2014
Annual Report 2013–2014 (PDF, 1.52 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2012–2013
Annual Report 2012–2013 (PDF, 1.92 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2011–2012
Annual Report 2011–2012 (PDF, 2.53 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2010–2011
Annual Report 2010–2011 (PDF, 4.28 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2009–2010
Annual Report 2009–2010 (PDF, 2.79 MB)

Board Members

Terry Wills Cooke OAM

President

Terry Wills Cooke OAM

Judge Gerard Mullaly

Vice President

Judge Gerard Mullaly

Kathy Timmins

Hon. Secretary

Kathy Timmins

Barry Fagg

Hon. Treasurer

Barry Fagg

Olivia Tipler

Member

Olivia Tipler

David Howley

Member

David Howley

Cr Jim Mason AM

Member

Cr Jim Mason AM

Eliza Holt

Member

Eliza Holt

Staff Members

Jason Smith

Director and CEO

Jason Smith
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Penny Whitehead

Deputy Director—Development and Commercial Operations

Penny Whitehead
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Lisa Sullivan

Senior Curator

Lisa Sullivan
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Pip Minney

Exhibitions Manager

Pip Minney
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Elishia Furet

Learning & Audience Engagement Manager

Elishia Furet
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Veronica Filmer

Registrar

Veronica Filmer
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Chantelle Hodgson

Membership and Partnerships Coordinator

Chantelle Hodgson
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Ally Deam

Visitor Services & Volunteer Manager

Ally Deam
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John Stabb

Buildings and Spaces Coordinator

John Stabb
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Jade Kellett

Retail Manager

Jade Kellett
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Lynda Cooper

Finance Manager

Lynda Cooper
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Jennifer Hilditch

Events and Functions Coordinator

Jennifer Hilditch
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Simone Mugavin

Curatorial Assistant and Marketing Coordinator

Simone Mugavin
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Marguerite Gibson

Membership Coordinator and Visitor Services Officer

Marguerite Gibson
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Alex Rollo

Buildings and Spaces Assistant

Alex Rollo
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Media

Geelong Cup returns home

30 April 2019
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The Moon

19 March 2019
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The Greatest Team of All— treasures from the Bob Gartland Collection

6 March 2019
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John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda

5 March 2019
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Bauhaus centenary—Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack

20 February 2019
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Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series

23 January 2019
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There is no there—Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano

27 November 2018
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People's Choice award announced

22 November 2018
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Celebrating success

20 November 2018
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Geelong Gallery expansion—Statement of ambition

3 August 2018
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Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

27 June 2018
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2018 Archibald Prize at Geelong Gallery

20 June 2018
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Andrew Browne—winner of the 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize

9 June 2018
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Sidney Nolan’s Kelly series comes to Geelong

30 May 2018
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2018 Geelong contemporary art prize: shortlist announced

24 April 2018
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Reimagine—the world according to children's books

15 February 2018
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Geelong chooses its People’s choice

11 December 2017
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Christmas in the Gallery Shop

20 November 2017
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Kylie on Stage

3 November 2017
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MPavilion join together with Geelong Gallery & Shepparton Art Museum to deliver new regional program

27 September 2017
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Geelong Gallery hosts Archibald Prize

8 September 2017
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Winners announced—2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards

18 August 2017
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Geelong Gallery—Redevelopment project

30 June 2017
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2017 Geelong acquisitive print award shortlist announced

15 June 2017
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Fred Williams in the You Yangs

30 May 2017
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Luminous relic

10 April 2017
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Announcement: Geelong Gallery appoints Deputy Director

10 April 2017
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Still life painting—Adam Pyett

April 2017
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Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists

30 January 2017
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Tricking the eye—contemporary trompe l’oeil


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My Geelong—our Gallery


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Kate Beynon winner of the $30,000, 2016 Geelong contemporary art prize

9 September 2016
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2016 Geelong contemporary art prize: shortlist announced

20 July 2016
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2016 Geelong contemporary art prize: judges announced

10 May 2016
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People Like Us media release

20 April 2016
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Exhibition announced: Land of the Golden Fleece —Arthur Streeton in the Western District

22 December 2015
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JamFactory Icon 2015—Giles Bettison: pattern and perception

18 December 2015
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Geelong Gallery Announces New Director

18 January 2016
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Venue hire

Are you looking for a unique venue for your corporate or private event? 

Geelong Gallery provides a variety of spaces suitable for functions accommodating small and intimate events to larger celebrations. Our events spaces can accommodate groups from 12 to 300+ people. The Gallery suits stand-up cocktail functions, seated events, intimate gatherings, meetings or lectures.

For more information, download our Venue hire brochure.

Commercial photoshoot hire

Half day $500*

Full day $1000*

*Gallery site permission is required for copyright reasons

 

Join the team

Are you interested in joining the dynamic Geelong Gallery team?

Geelong Gallery offers an exceptional exhibitions program that affirms our commitment to artistic excellence and to the delivery of programs that offer opportunities for widely inclusive, life-long learning. We promote integrity, respect and teamwork in our business and as an employer, we are committed to providing equal opportunities and a positive work environment.

Positions available—

Curatorial Assistant
Reporting to the Senior Curator as part of the Cultural Programming team, the Curatorial Assistant will support and contribute to the development and delivery of the exhibition program, and the research, interpretation and presentation of the Gallery’s permanent collection, in particular Geelong Gallery’s outstanding collection of printmaking and work on paper, and with a special focus on the Colin Holden Print Collection. 

Download the position description and apply now.

Applications close Monday 24 June, 5pm.

Learn Volunteer
Geelong Gallery’s Learn Volunteer program aims to develop a team of skilled and dedicated individuals who can promote learning and take students on a journey to explore, respond and understand exhibitions. If you believe you have the relevant skills and professional experiences to support the delivery of our upcoming Learn program, please register your interest.

Volunteer
Volunteer opportunities exist for motivated and reliable people to assist the Gallery team in a number of ways, find out more.