Geelong Gallery was established in 1896 and is one of Australia’s leading art galleries, with a magnificent collection of Australian and European painting, sculpture, printmaking and decorative arts dating from the 18th century to today.
The Gallery’s outstanding collection includes many works of national significance such as Eugène von Guérard’s View of Geelong 1856, and Frederick McCubbin’s A bush burial 1890. One particular focus of the collection is early images of the Geelong region, documenting the evolution of the important city and its environment.
The greatest strengths of the Gallery’s collection are colonial paintings, including of early images of Geelong and its wider region such as Alexander Webb’s Yarra Street, Geelong (1872); colonial metalwork including Edward Fischer’s Geelong gold cup (1890); English painted porcelain from 1750 to 1850, Worcester, Buckingham Palace card tray (c. 1840–45); works on paper; and modern and contemporary Australian paintings, sculpture and decorative arts including works by Fred Williams, Peter Booth, Ann Thomson, Juan Davila, Rosalie Gascoigne, Jan Senbergs and John Brack.
Each year the Gallery presents a vibrant program of temporary exhibitions along with a diverse range of artist talks, tours, workshops, lectures and family-friendly activities.
By becoming a Geelong Gallery Member, you support the Gallery’s mission to contribute to the life and well-being of the city by operating the best regional gallery in Australia, with strong community engagement based on the excellence of its collection, its creative lifelong learning experiences and innovative exhibitions.
Members receive discounts to ticketed exhibitions, special invitations to exclusive openings and previews, an annual birthday voucher for Geelong Gallery Store, discounts on purchases, workshops and programs, as well as discounts at selected suppliers in the Geelong region.
- Gallery shop
- Historic building
- Wheelchair access
- Workshops & classes