Arthur Streeton, Ocean blue, Lorne (detail) 1921, oil on canvas, Geelong Gallery, purchased with funds generously provided by Geelong Art Gallery Foundation, Robert Salzer Foundation Art Program, Geelong Community Foundation, Will & Dorothy Bailey Charitable Gift and numerous individual donors, 2011

Arthur Streeton, Ocean blue, Lorne (detail) 1921, oil on canvas, Geelong Gallery, purchased with funds generously provided by Geelong Art Gallery Foundation, Robert Salzer Foundation Art Program, Geelong Community Foundation, Will & Dorothy Bailey Charitable Gift and numerous individual donors, 2011


The Changing Sky

Saturday 18 March to Sunday 16 July 2023

Free entry


Place, observation, light, air, atmosphere

The Changing Sky will present a selection of landscape works from the collection that reflect artists’ acute observation of and feeling for place, light, air, atmosphere and environment.  The exhibition will be curated as a complementary lead-in to Clarice Beckett – Atmosphere, and will include historical and contemporary artists whose work distils the essential elements of landscape and light into potent and poetic images. The Changing Sky will survey diverse approaches to Australian landscape painting by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists: from works by newly arrived artist-educators of the mid-to-late 19th century who brought with them European aesthetics and traditions, to Beckett’s Australian-trained teachers like McCubbin, her contemporaries, and some of those artists who came after her with their own visionary interpretations of Country and Australian landscapes.

 A Geelong Gallery exhibition