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March 2020

Jacky Redgate—HOLD ON: a virtual exhibition

7 March 2020 @ 10:00 am - 14 February 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Jacky Redgate HOLD ON #4, 2019-20

Jacky Redgate has a 40-year practice and is critically acclaimed as one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Redgate’s career began in the context of late 1970s feminism, minimalism and conceptual art. Redgate is well known for her sculptural and photographic works using systems and logic, and particularly for her sustained series of ‘mirror’ works over the past two decades that have engaged with optical phenomena, ‘perceptual dislocations’ and slippages between representation and abstraction. Jacky Redgate—HOLD ON presents the most recent iteration…

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June 2020

Scenic Victoria—Land, sea, city

22 June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 18 April 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition draws on Geelong Gallery’s exceptional collection to survey artists’ enduring interest and engagement with the landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes of our region and wider State, with a specific focus on artistic responses to locations of personal significance. Includes historical works by Eugene von Guérard, Louis Buvelot, Frederick McCubbin and Walter Withers, through to more contemporary interpretations of the landscape and suburbia by Fred Williams, Jan Senbergs and Jenny Watson, amongst others. This exhibition is temporarily closed due to…

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September 2020

Geelong’s 20th Century self-guided heritage walking package 2

30 September 2020 @ 9:00 am - 31 January 2021 @ 5:00 pm

  Highlights of Geelong’s 20th Century Architecture – Booklet A great little gift! The perfect stocking filler for Christmas for history buffs, walkers and architecture addicts.  Exercise minds and bodies – take a 20th Century Architecture CBD Walking Tour through Geelong, Australia’s only UNESCO City of Design, guided by this booklet. The Geelong and Region Branch of the National Trust (GRBNT) developed the CBD tour intended to be held during UNESCO Design Week 2020. Design Week was cancelled due to…

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December 2020

2021 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize

7 December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5 March 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The 2021 Geelong contemporary art prize is a signature event that assists with the development of the Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general. Important dates Entries open Monday 7 December 2020 (10.00am) Entries close Friday 5 March 2021 (5.00pm) Shortlisting March 2021 Notification of selection From Monday 12 April 2021 Selected entries to be delivered to the Gallery From Monday 10 to Friday 14 May 2021 (between 10.00am and 4.00pm) Official opening Thursday 27 May 2021 Exhibition dates Saturday 29 May to Sunday 22 August…

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January 2021

Not the Archibald

13 January @ 9:00 am - 30 January @ 3:00 pm

Photographer John Kelly’s latest exhibition in Rachinger Gallery is a departure in subject matter. John is better known as an iconic photographer of Geelong’s landscapes, most recently creating large scale aerial views of the city. Now John has shifted  focus to human subjects in an exhibition of portraits that that range from the face as a mirror of emotions to figures isolated in landscapes. From the impressionistic Into the Night to the minimalism of Promenade, John has created works that…

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February 2021

DEBRIEF Bootcamp: contemporary art for an art school career

1 February @ 9:30 am - 5 February @ 3:30 pm

Have you always wanted to go to art school? Are you 40 and forced to change career, or are you young and unable to find a job you like? Are you ready to discover an exciting new experience in life that challenges the way you think about the world around you? Join us in an intensive 5-day DEBRIEF career taster of what it is like to study and develop a career in the creative arts. Centred around you as an…

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Music at February Waterfront Market

7 February @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

On the first Sunday of each month until May 2021 the Waterfront Growers and Makers market will have even more music to showcase local musicians who have been in “iso” for so long. These performances are supported by the City of Greater Geelong through its ‘ COVID-19 Arts, Culture and Heritage Recovery Grants Program’. In February will be: Waterfront Blues and Friends from 11.00 to 1.00pm Come on down – enjoy the market, the music and the magic of our…

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Virtural Expo 2021

21 February - 21 May

Festival of Glass Virtual Expo 2021 In the light of Covid-19 uncertainties and restrictions the 2021 Expo is going virtual and will be online. Instead of just a single day event the Virtual Expo in 2021 will run for a number of weeks, launching on the 21 February 2021. Expo visitors can browse and buy from ‘virtual store fronts’ for jewellery, sculptures and homewares. Visit the Festival of Glass website for more information: www.festivalofglass.net.au

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March 2021

Event host applications open for Geelong Design Week 2021

18 March - 28 March

The City of Greater Geelong is inviting applications from organisations, community groups and individuals to participate as event hosts for Geelong Design Week 2021. The theme is Unpredictable. Event host applications are open from 3 August – 18 September at www.geelongdesignweek.com.au The City is hosting virtual information sessions throughout the application period to support people who would like to find out more about hosting a Geelong Design Week event. Register for a free session at www.geelongdesignweek.com.au Geelong Design Week 2021,…

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