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May 2018

Jenny Laidlaw Solo Exhibition “Friendship is a Flowering Tree”

14 May @ 10:00 am - 17 September @ 5:00 pm

Jenny is having a Solo Exhibition titled “Friendship is a Flowering Tree” at the Epworth Art Gallery, Epworth Geelong, Waurn Ponds. This exhibition will feature new original artworks from her series “Inspired by Words”. These vibrant, detailed and whimsical and thought provoking paintings have all been inspired by historical quotes from people such as John Muir, Emerson, Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matsuo Basho and many more. All Jenny’s paintings stir the imagination of children and adults alike. They reflect curiosity…

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Brook Andrew—rethinking Antipodes

25 May - 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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June 2018

From Velvety Depths Graeme Peebles Survey Exhibition

21 June @ 10:00 am - 12 August @ 5:00 pm

From Velvety Depths Graeme Peebles’ Survey Exhibition A feature event during Queenscliff’s Low Light winter festival This exhibition presents recent works alongside a selection of important earlier pieces, which traverse themes that have long pervaded his practice. Namely, notions that relate to time, nature, human existence, and the development of art. These ideas are expressed through a distinctive symbolic language he has developed over his career, with certain subject matter repeatedly represented in various arrangements via mezzotint printmaking – a…

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July 2018

CrossXpollinatioN 2018

7 July @ 10:00 am - 29 July @ 4:30 pm

‘JOURNEYS’ – Textile & Fibre Art Exhibition Two venues showcasing excellence in textile and fibre practice COPACC (Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre) 3D textile/fibre artwork exploring the theme of ‘Journeys’ Awards: Journey Award, Tarndie Fibre Art Award and People’s Choice Award AND RRRTAG (Red Rock Regional Theatre & Art Gallery) 2D and 3D artwork using or referencing textiles/fibre to explore the theme ‘Journeys’. Awards: Scissor Award and People’s Choice Award ***  Entries close Monday 21st May 2018 For COPACC and RRRTAG…

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CrossXpollinatioN 2018

7 July @ 10:00 am - 29 July @ 4:00 pm

Festival of Textile And Fibre Art: Journeys The official CrossXpollinatioN program is out, and it’s a feast of artist talks, workshops and experiences that will excite and inspire you! From renaissance engineer Melissa Knothe Tate who makes art and science collide; to renowned western district First Nations artists Vicki Couzens and Bronwyn Razem;  to wonderful participatory art experiences led by South West TAFE – there is something that appeals to all manner of fibre and textile artists. The official program…

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Metropolis: Eros Anceschi + Rhondda Millen + Linda Robertson

13 July @ 9:00 am - 5 August @ 4:00 pm
Metropolis Gallery - Linda Robertson 'Female Figure Study 1' Oil on Polymer 60cmx75cm 2017

Eros Anceschi, Rhondda Millen and Linda Robertson have been exhibiting with Metropolis Gallery for many years and these concurrent shows are sure to delight their many followers. EROS ANCESCHI: The Nature of Landscape Images of the western Otway coast continue to inform Eros Anceschi’s work, but it’s not his intention to convey fleeting impressions in changing light. He sees his paintings as a work of his mind, with clarity of conception and enduring character: a harmony of tones and colours…

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My Geelong—our Gallery

28 July - 9 September

The second biennial exhibition, My Geelong—our Gallery reveals the artistic riches of Geelong Gallery, a collection owned by the people of Geelong. Twenty diverse members of the Greater Geelong community are invited to meet Gallery Director Jason Smith and select a favourite work of art. 2018 participants include Igni restaurant owner and chef, Aaron Turner, Geelong Football Club captain, Joel Selwood, local Aboriginal leader, Norm Jurrawaa Stanley, primary school student, Alyssa Taylor and City of Greater Geelong Mayor, Bruce Harwood. The participants’ collective choices are exhibited in this…

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August 2018

Sempre Sempre – Jan + Geo. Francis Retrospective

8 August @ 11:00 am - 1 September @ 4:00 pm

Last year in 2017 two wonderful milestones were reached for Jan and Geo Francis of Moongate Studios.  Firstly it was their Golden Wedding Anniversary in April, and in October this dynamic duo was recognised in Piedmont Italy with a Medaglia Mauriziana for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.   It was time to celebrate this creative sojourn of 5 decades with SEMPRE SEMPRE……a Retrospective Exhibition of their artwork. Italian for always always, it seemed an appropriate title as Moongate Studios has…

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September 2018

Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

1 September - 25 November

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

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


5 October - 14 October

Call for Artists – Free Entry Surf Coast Arts Space, Shop 2, 103 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea 5th – 14th October 2018 – Opening night Friday 5th October Criteria Impacted by Mental Illness – this may be family, friends or your own experience Utilise Art as a tool for expression, wellbeing and/or your recovery Items must be for sale (no commission taken from price) Art piece is designed to match the theme of “Connection” How to register: contact *protected email*…

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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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