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September 2018

Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

1 September @ 10:00 am - 25 November @ 5:00 pm

Elizabeth Gower is one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists with a career spanning forty years, and as a pioneering feminist artist who emerged in the 1970s, her work has had, and continues to have, an important impact on her peers and younger artists. Gower’s ingenious formal manipulation and transformation of materials is conditioned by her work’s exceptional conceptual rigour. Gower recycles and collages remnants of popular culture to create exquisite optical patterns and explore ideas of consumerism and consumption. Her work…

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Who’s who portrait prize

15 September - 18 November
2017 Who’s who portrait prize

Coinciding with the Geelong Gallery’s presentation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales‘ 2018 Archibald Prize, this student prize marks Jules Francois Archibald’s connection to Geelong and aims to encourage and inspire young artists to celebrate local or regional identities, their personal histories and achievements—through portraiture. Selected entries will be exhibited across Geelong including Geelong Gallery, Geelong Regional Libraries, Westfield Shopping Centre and more. Learn more

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2018 Archibald Prize

22 September - 18 November

First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been engaging art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many…

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October 2018

Rick Knowles Photography Coastal Photography Exhibition

1 October @ 9:00 am - 30 November @ 3:00 pm
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ALPHABET SOUP – an exhibition of sculpture inspired by letters of the alphabet

2 October @ 11:00 am - 27 October @ 4:00 pm

An exhibition of sculpture at 101 Ryrie ARTS October 2-27 Open 11-4 Tues-Sat Close to 100 sculptures, furniture and jewellery created by our Geelong Sculptors Inc members. Our group create in studios dotted all over the region, and work in mediums including: metals, timber, ceramic, mosaic, glass, paper, stone, bronze, fibres, mixed media and more!!!! This year we are holding a writer’s event on Oct 27th 2-4pm. Local writers are invited to experience our month long exhibition and be inspired…

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BOOM GALLERY – Cricket Saleh / Emily Besser / Bridgette McNab

11 October - 4 November

Cricket Saleh – Dog This body of work, titled Dog, speaks to the process of of ageing, both human and artefact. It talks to the relationship we have with the visual outcomes of the process, and is a quiet celebration of the inevitable patina of ageing. The set moves away – albeit momentarily – from Cricket’s Flemish window light – into a space with the occasional contemporary reference. The flowers, at different stages of undoing, are often secondary to the ordinary happenings…

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How Diverse Art Can Be

17 October - 17 November

Paintings, prints, photography, line drawings and sculpture by seven artists living on the Bellarine. From Leah Kateiva’s work using alcohol inks on yupo paper and Robyn Lowe’s prints exploring minute and cosmic natural forms, to Jennifer Pullen’s whimsical black and white drawings of creatures both domestic and wild and Steve Pratt’s steel sculptures, the work on show reflects the diversity of artworks by regional artists. Exhibiting artists are: Marion Braybrook Marlyse Carroll Julie Derrick Leah Kateiva Robyn Lowe Steve Pratt…

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Locus (Distinct)

18 October @ 10:00 am - 25 November @ 5:00 pm

(Image: St Malo II, Damon Kowarsky) Featuring etchings by Sir Arthur Streeton Exhibition dates: Oct 18 – Nov 25 Join us for the official (soft) opening: Oct 21, 3pm Exhibiting artists: Warren Cooke, Philip Davey, Carolyn Hawkins, Damon Kowarsky, Emmy Mavroidis, David Moore, James Pasakos, Stephen Tester, Wayne Viney and Susan Wald. Exhibition online

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Talking art @ the Archibald Prize—Yvette Coppersmith

19 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet the 2018 Archibald Prizewinner, Yvette Coppersmith, in conversation with Geelong Gallery Director and CEO, Jason Smith. Have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the artist while enjoying the 2018 Archibald Prize exclusively after hours. Book now This is a fundraising event for Geelong Contemporary.

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SHEARER’S ARMS PORTRAIT PRIZE- all about the person

23 October @ 11:00 am - 18 November @ 3:00 pm

2018 is the first year that this exhibition/ competition has been run by the Geelong Art Society at Shearers Arms Gallery at 202 Aberdeen St Geelong West . It has been organised to complement the 2nd year of the Archibald Prize Exhibition at the Geelong Art Gallery . There will be a diverse range of \Art works representing many mediums by memebers of the Geelong art Society as well as invited portrait artists , including Lianne Gough and Lisa Wang…

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2018 Archibald Prize: Creative conversation—A portrait of an artist

27 October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hear a selection of Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2018 Archibald Prize finalists and sitters under the spotlight in a Q&A format at The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. 2018 Archibald Prize finalists, Fiona McMonagle and Jonathan Dalton, join 2018 Archibald Prize sitter, Abdul Abdullah, moderated by Geelong Gallery Senior Curator, Lisa Sullivan. Book now

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November 2018


2 November - 4 November

It is back- for the 9th year ! This wonderful exhibition showcases 100 artworks and 100 clocks . It is held in the tranquil garden setting of our host and artist David Whittaker . This year , 3 artists will be displaying and selling their art : David Whittaker – watercolourss and pencil drawings Marg Bunting- oil paintings Mary Tegelaers- oil paintings and printmaking There will also be handmade cards and mini paintings for sale , with a percentage of…

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Little Creatures after dark—2018 Archibald Prize

16 November @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the final weekend of the 2018 Archibald Prize at Geelong Gallery after hours. Stop in at our Pop up café and bar and enjoy the intimacy of viewing the exhibition after dark. Purchase tickets

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25 November @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Bannockburn Arts and Crafts market, is for Local Creators and Designers, to show and sell their artistic products. From professional artists to backyard gran-mas with beautiful knit wear, the Golden Plains Shire, shows off its artistic and individual flare. With 3 markets annually, it’s a great opportunity to buy that special and unique gift for Mum, Dad or Christmas. It will be held on the Farmers market site, at the corner of High/Milton streets in Bannockburn, from 10.00am to…

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29 November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 24 February 2019 @ 5:00 pm

(Image: Untitled 2018 by Melinda Harper) Exhibition dates: Nov 29– Feb 24 Official (soft) opening: Dec 2, 3pm Exhibiting artists: Danielle Creenaune, Philip Davey, David Frazer, Melinda Harper, Soula Mantalvanos, David Moore, Jiri Tibor Novak, Trudy Rice, Gwen Scott, Lisa Sewards, Lucinda Tanner and Wayne Viney. Exhibition online soon

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December 2018

Birds of the Bellarine

3 December 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11 February 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Birds of the Bellarine Glass: an exhibition of glass art Local glass artists are celebrating the birds of the Bellarine Peninsula. You can come to admire their work and, perhaps, buy a unique item for yourself or others. Choose from small and large pieces of glass art jewellery and sculptures. A great opportunity to buy something unique as a gift for yourself or others.

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There is no there—Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano

8 December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10 February 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano’s collaborative video works explore the relationship of the body with material objects, space and time. Their works emphasise improvisation, process, gesture and the sculptural. In There is no there, the Manganos extend their concept of performance to a form of community engagement whereby fellow artists, friends and colleagues enact a series of movements and postures inspired by recent media coverage that wordlessly communicate degrees of urgency, anxiety, enquiry and stillness. Learn more Geelong Gallery is closed Christmas Eve,…

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January 2019

High Tea Launch

7 January 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Festival of Glass and Treasure Hunt High Tea Launch Join the Festival of Glass for its 2019 Launch at a High Tea in one of Drysdale’s iconic cafes. The High Tea includes delicious hot and cold, savoury and sweet finger food with tea or coffee. There will be glass blowing demonstrations and glass treasure door prizes. Be the first to join the 2019 Glass Art Treasure Hunt. Browse the Birds of the Bellarine Glass Art Exhibition. Book early as numbers…

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March 2019

Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series

2 March 2019 - 26 May 2019
Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly 1946 from the Ned Kelly series 1946–47 enamel paint on composition board National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Sunday Reed 1977

For the first time in 15 years, the National Gallery of Australia’s collection of Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly’ paintings is touring Australia in its entirety. The national tour gives Australians across the country the chance to experience some of the most famous and poignant masterpieces of 20th century Australian art. While the Kelly paintings have been exhibited internationally at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, they have rarely visited the far corners of…

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