Geelong Gallery redevelopment
Posted 6 July 2017
Short term Gallery closure: Monday 17 July to Friday 11 August 2017
In line with Geelong Gallery’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and prior to the hosting of major exhibitions Fred Williams in the You Yangs and the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize, we are transforming your visitor experience and creating an exceptional entrance to our galleries.
Upgrades will include: — A redesigned foyer and upgraded visitor services facilities — A reinstated doorway providing sweeping views of the collection galleries extending through to the historic Johnstone Park — A contemporary retail space — A City of Greater Geelong led upgrade of major gallery floors and painting of walls
This is the most significant upgrade to the Gallery since a Federation Grant alterations program in 2001. Our 2017 redevelopment program has been made possible by the generous support of the City of Greater Geelong, Daryl Pelchen Architects and a number of private donors. The refurbishment follows a competitive builder tender process.
Director Jason Smith said, “We are looking forward to providing a much improved visitor experience upon completion. The full closure of the venue will enable the redevelopment work to be completed swiftly and ensure staff and patron safety throughout the period. In the event the foyer works are completed ahead of 11 August, the Gallery will reopen to the public.”
Access The Foyer redevelopment may impose short term access restrictions on the Gallery footpath outside the venue at 55 Little Malop Street, Geelong.
1. Daryl Pelchen Architects concept design for Geelong Gallery Foyer space including: Wall signage: Fred Williams, You Yang Pond (detail) 1963, oil on composition board, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Gift of Godfrey Phillips International Pty Ltd 1968 © Estate of Fred Williams and Floor insert: Rosslynd Piggot, Scent Notations +& Star/ Giardino de Ninfa- Hovering scent of Magnolia Soulangian Dark (detai), 2011, oil on linen, Courtesy of Sutton Gallery