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February 2018

An exchange of treasures—Roberts and McCubbin from the Art Gallery of Ballarat

26 February - 27 May

These two exceptional works by Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin are on loan from the Art Gallery of Ballarat, offered in recognition of Geelong Gallery’s loan to Ballarat—until the end of May this year—of three treasured paintings by Eugene von Guérard. The Geelong Gallery’s three works—Aborigines met on the road to the diggings 1854, View of Geelong 1856, View from Fritz Wilhelmberg, Herne Hill, Geelong 1860 (formerly Mr Levien’s hut on the Barwon, but recently retitled due to new research)—are central to Eugene von Guérard: artist–traveller, a major exhibition that looks at von…

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March 2018

Outrage, obscenity and madness—Elizabeth Gertsakis

1 March - 18 May

Elizabeth Gertsakis’ digital paintings and works on paper reinterpret the illustrations accompanying reports of crimes and misdemeanours published in broadsheet newspapers by Richard Egan Lee in 1870s Victoria, including newsworthy events that occurred in and around Geelong. An advocate for the dissemination of information to all classes of settlers, Egan Lee fought multiple slander and obscenity cases—after each of which he established a new masthead including Police News, Police Budget, Citizen Press, Banner of Truth and Pictorial Weekly Budget—and changed visual censorship laws in Victoria. Gertsakis’…

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1000 Flowers for the Planet

3 March @ 2:30 pm - 1 April @ 6:00 pm

‘1000 Flowers for the Planet’ is an art installation by textile artist, Margaret A Rowe. For 1000 days, Margaret has created one crocheted flower each day with an idea for how you can improve this world in which we live. From simple and easily achievable daily changes to more expansive and philosophical shifts, Margaret demonstrates and challenges us to think differently with her delightful hand crafted floral motifs. Want to know how you can help save the planet? Come and…

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Adamas Exhibition

10 March @ 11:00 am - 10 April @ 8:00 pm

Origins of Adamas Stan Wood member of the Kana committee approached a few of us to put on an exhibition to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Kana as we had done in the past. In searching for a theme for the exhibition Jane Bear decided to search for the symbols of a 60th Birthday or anniversary… her research led us to Adamas…from the Greek word meaning unconquerable and Invincible. We thought this was a most appropriate symbol as it takes a…

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Andrew Pye / Tarli Glover / Regina Middleton

15 March - 8 April

Andrew Pye – New Tree Scenes “In New Tree Scenes I approach the Australian bush at face value and from inside it. My studies ‘en plen air’ are ten fold since my last exhibition. To this end, many new elements of the bush have revealed themselves to me and I have tried to include them in these new scenes. First and foremost the life, sound and movement of the ‘solitary’ landscape. Being in it, I have witnessed bark exploding off trees after…

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16 March @ 1:00 pm - 18 April @ 4:00 pm

Two Margarets – Margaret Muffet ( Botanical art in Watercolour) and Margaret Woodhead( Sea/ Landscapes in pastel) will be the ARTISTS of the MONTH at Shearers Arms Art Gallery , 202 Aberdeen St , Geelong West from February 13 to March 18. The focus of this exhibition will be being in harmony with nature . Margaret Muffet is famous for her magnificent botanical art while Margaret Woodhead’s pastels will evoke many memories through her sea/ landscapes. An Opening will be…

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Jörg Schmeisser—looking back: prints from the collection of Laurence O’Keefe and Christopher James

17 March - 27 May

Jörg Schmeisser (1942–2012) was an internationally trained and critically acclaimed master printmaker whose etchings set a benchmark for technical brilliance and conceptual richness. He was the Head of Printmaking at the Australian National University School of Art in Canberra between 1978–96 where he was a highly influential teacher and mentor. Schmeisser was a humanist, environmentalist, cultural historian and inveterate traveller. His vast printed oeuvre is a record of his wide-ranging journeys and sensitive observations of the simple and spectacular beauties…

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH _ Gloria Anne Bell

18 March @ 11:00 am - 15 April @ 4:00 pm

Anne Bell is a longtime member of the Geelong Art Society . As a celebration of her coming 90th birthday she will be the Society’s ARTIST OF THE MONTH . This exhibition will take place at Shearers Arms Gallery 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West from March 18 to April 15 . Anne has been painting in various mediums for 85 of her 90 years . Although she has 7 years formal training , she continues to explore and learn more…

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The Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2018 – Creating Utopia Conference

22 March @ 4:00 pm - 25 March @ 12:00 pm

The Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2018 – Creating Utopia Conference – proudly sponsored by  Deakin University 22-25th March 2018 REGISTER HERE For The Conference Please note you must register separately for the Slow Lunch as there are limited numbers. Creating Utopia: Imagining and Making Futures Art, Architecture and Sustainability Lorne Hotel – The View Room 176 Great Ocean Rd, Lorne, Victoria, Australia Exploring the intersection between, art, culture and the natural environment, the conference is being presented in the coastal town of Lorne, on the…

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Metropolis Gallery – PETER FERGUSON + JUDI SINGLETON: Geometree

23 March @ 9:00 am - 15 April @ 4:00 pm

The title of Peter Ferguson and Judi Singleton’s upcoming exhibition Geometree at Metropolis Gallery is derived from the coloured geometric shapes that appear in Peter’s prints and paintings, alongside the landscape of trees forming the basis of Judi’s new work: the tree as a symbol of life, growth and health. Peter and Judi were two of the founding members of the important Roar Studios in 1982, with a distinctive, expressive naive style combining a riot of childlike human figures, birds,…

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Reimagine—the world according to children’s books

24 March - 27 May

Reimagine—the world according to children’s books is a selective survey of Australian children’s literature and book illustration of the past twenty years. It includes the works of Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors and artists including Joshua Button, Leigh Hobbs, Robert Ingpen, Ann James, Van T Rudd, Tai Snaith, Anne Spudvilas, Shaun Tan and Anna Walker. Presenting original artworks and source material for some of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary children’s books, the exhibition explores the wonderfully inspiring images and texts through which concepts of humanity, nature, caring, cultural difference and belonging, and the…

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Geelong Gallery—April school holiday program

31 March @ 10:00 am - 15 April @ 5:00 pm

Reimagine—the world according to children’s books 24 March to 27 May, open daily 10.00am to 5.00pm (Closed Good Friday) Reimagine—the world according to children’s books is a selective survey of Australian children’s literature and book illustration of the past twenty years. It includes the works of Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors and artists including Joshua Button, Leigh Hobbs, Robert Ingpen, Ann James, Van T Rudd, Tai Snaith, Anne Spudvilas, Shaun Tan and Anna Walker. Eye spy art adventures for wee ones—animals in art Monday 9 April at 10.15am Hunt for clues and uncover the…

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April 2018

Floortalk: Curatorial insights—Lisa Sullivan

13 April @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Discover insights into Geelong Gallery’s permanent collection currently on display with Geelong Gallery Senior Curator, Lisa Sullivan, in a special guided tour.

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Brook Andrew—rethinking Antipodes

14 April - 2 September

In 2016 Brook Andrew undertook a comprehensive study of the collections of the Cambridge Museums, and the extensive print collection of the British Museum, London, as part of the Australian Print Workshop’s Antipodes project. In the resulting suite of eight photolithographs—acquired by Geelong Gallery in 2017—he uses reproductions of 18th century satirical prints by British artist James Gillray as his primary source material: specifically a number of prints in which Gillray addressed British Imperialism, the political climate of the late 18th century and various conflicts…

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May 2018

Reimagine—Family fun day

20 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cat Rabbit & Isobel Knowles Cloud Town was safe once more 2012

Pop into the Gallery for a day of creative fun, and be inspired by Reimagine—the world according to children’s books. 10.00am to 11.30am Create your very own book cover using collage techniques inspired by the illustrations included in the exhibition. 12.00pm to 4.00pm Reimagine artists, Isobel Knowles and Cat Rabbit are hosting a fun drop-in activity exploring the magical world of Cloud Town from their illustrated children’s book, Owl Know How—help us recreate a 3D Cloud Town in the Gallery. Suitable for children 5 to 10 years old. This event coincides…

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