In 1998 Geelong Gallery connected to the internet for the first time and established its first email address.
Australian artist Janenne Eaton won the 1998 Geelong contemporary art prize for her work, Screens and reflections: The Never Never. Eaton’s works are well known for taking inspiration from her explorations into the Australian landscape and our perceptions of it, with the Never Never being a term for the vastness of the Australian outback. The reflection of the viewer in the lustrous black surface suggests their fleeting occupation of space, or the land.
Artist, theorist and curator Charles Green stated that Eaton’s ‘irregular measurements, broken lines and imperfect tonal shifts constantly returned the viewer to the painting's surface...As the viewer looks into the mesmeric movement of light across the screen, the possibility of something beyond comes into being’.