John Nixon
Untitled (Polychrome) 2009
enamel on composition board
Geelong Gallery
Gift of Sue Cramer through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2022
© Estate of John Nixon
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

John Nixon
Untitled (Polychrome) 2009
enamel on composition board
Geelong Gallery
Gift of Sue Cramer through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2022
© Estate of John Nixon
Photographer: Andrew Curtis


Parallel Universe—Recent Acquisitions 2021–22

Saturday 12 November 2022 to Monday 13 March 2023

Free entry


Parallel Universe is an exhibition of acquisitions brought into the collection over the past two years. Over more than 120 years, the Gallery’s collection has grown through the generosity of private donors and this exhibition celebrates the collectors, artists and bequests that have contributed to the works acquired in 2021–22. The exhibition’s title is drawn from a suite of works by Louise Paramor in acknowledgement of the complementary, parallel activities of private collectors and galleries in forming public collections.    

This is a disparate group of works but there are dialogues between them—sometimes in the conceptual teasing out of a subject, or in others an unexpectedly shared intention by artists working in vastly different social and cultural contexts. We see here intersecting responses to landscape, to country, to environment, to abstraction, and to the very acts of making and seeing.

A Geelong Gallery exhibition