Portraits in the Geelong Gallery collection
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Eugène von Guérard in the Geelong Gallery collection 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Portraits in the Geelong Gallery collection
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Eugène von Guérard in the Geelong Gallery collection 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Portraits in the Geelong Gallery collection
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Eugène von Guérard in the Geelong Gallery collection 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Portraits in the Geelong Gallery collection
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Eugène von Guérard in the Geelong Gallery collection 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Portraits in the Geelong Gallery collection
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Eugène von Guérard in the Geelong Gallery collection 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Portraits in the Geelong Gallery collection
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Eugène von Guérard in the Geelong Gallery collection 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Portraits in the Geelong Gallery collection
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Eugène von Guérard in the Geelong Gallery collection 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Portraits in the Geelong Gallery collection
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Eugène von Guérard in the Geelong Gallery collection 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Portraits in the Geelong Gallery collection
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Eugène von Guérard in the Geelong Gallery collection 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Portraits in the Geelong Gallery collection
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Eugène von Guérard in the Geelong Gallery collection 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

About the collection

Established in 1896, Geelong Gallery is one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional art galleries. The Gallery’s significant collection of over 6,000 works includes Australian and international paintings, works on paper, sculpture and decorative arts.

 

The Gallery is home to a number of iconic Australian paintings including Eugène von Guérard’s Aborigines met on the road to the diggings (1854), The Weatherboard Falls (1863) and View of Geelong (1856), Louis Buvelot’s On the Woods Point Road (1872), Frederick McCubbin’s A bush burial (1890) and Russell Drysdale’s Hill End (1948).

The greatest strengths of the Gallery’s permanent collection are colonial paintings, including a splendid array of early images of Geelong and its wider region such as John Skinner Prout’s lithograph Geelong (1847), and Alexander Webb’s Yarra Street, Geelong (1872); colonial metalwork including Edward Fischer’s Geelong gold cup (1890); English painted porcelain from 1750 to 1850, Worcester, Buckingham Palace card tray (c. 1840–45); works on paper (19th century to the present); and modern and contemporary Australian paintings, sculpture and decorative arts including works by Fred Williams, Ann Thomson, Peter Booth, Juan Davila, Rosalie Gascoigne, Jan Senbergs and John Brack.

Since 2016 the Gallery has been the custodian of the outstanding Colin Holden Print Collection on behalf of the Colin Holden Charitable Trust. 

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Grace Cossington Smith

Frederick McCubbin

Polixeni Papapetrou

Arthur Streeton

Sydney Ball

Stephen Bowers

Sally Smart

Johannes Duntze

Max Dupain

Edward Fischer

Eugene von Guérard

Dorrit Black

Stanhope Forbes

Edwin Long

William Frith

John Hammerton & Sons

Sybil Craig

Edward Fischer

Charles Brownlow

Robert Dowling

Julian Ashton

Marshall Claxton

Hugh Ramsay

Tom Roberts

Eugene von Guérard

Eugene von Guérard

Pierre J Mene

Eugene von Guérard (on loan from the collection of the Richie Family)

Eugene von Guérard

Arthur Merric Boyd

Louis Buvelot

Charles D Richardson

William B Gould

Greg Wain

Bow

Bow

Bow

Bow

Dora Meeson

James Peele

William Bradford

Charles Rolando

Benjamin W Leader

Frederick McCubbin (on loan from the Cbus Collection of Australian Art)

Studio Summers

Louis Buvelot

Johann Kraemer

Hortense de Heuse Hazard

Arthur Streeton

Edward Fischer

Edward Fischer

G Fischer

Limoges

Limoges

Worcester

Worcester

Nantgarw

Worcester

Sybil Craig

Agnes Goodsir

Nora Heysen

John Scurry (on loan from a private collection)

Margaret Preston (on loan from the Cbus Collection of Australian Art)

Nicholas Mangan

Godfrey Miller (on loan from the Cbus Collection of Australian Art)

Godfrey Miller

Fred Williams

Rosalie Gascoigne

Christian Thompson

Jeffrey Smart (on loan from the Cbus Collection of Australian Art)

Danila Vassilieff

Ian Fairweather

Ian Fairweather (on loan from the Cbus Collection of Australian Art)

Peter Kaiser

Arthur Boyd

Leonard Hessing

Adam Pyett

Roma Thompson

Arthur Boyd

Russell Drysdale

Russell Drysdale

Elioth Gruner

Edward Fischer