Geelong Gallery exterior  2016. Photographer: Jules Willoughby

Photographer: Andrew Curtis

Geelong Gallery exterior  2016. Photographer: Jules Willoughby

History

Established in 1896, the Geelong Gallery is one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional art galleries.

Since its establishment in 1896 the Gallery has amassed a magnificent collection of 19th and 20th century Australian and European paintings and decorative arts, including 18th and 19th century English porcelain, British art pottery, colonial Australian silver, as well as contemporary Australian paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics. A particular focus of the collection is early images of the Geelong region.

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).

 

Mission

 

The Geelong Gallery aims 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 learning experiences and innovative exhibitions.

The Geelong Gallery aims to be impactful through its three pillars:

1. The Geelong Gallery will deliver artistic and cultural advancement for the community thus making Geelong a more liveable City;

2. The Geelong Gallery will bring economic benefit to the region through tourism arising from its exhibitions and events; and

3. The Geelong Gallery will provide life-long and inclusive learning opportunities for students and for the wider community.

Annual Reports

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    Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2016–2017
    2016–2017
    (PDF, 6.51 MB)

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    Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2015–2016
    2015–2016
    (PDF, 5.18 MB)

Geelong Gallery Strategic Plan 2017–2020
2017-2020 (PDF, 277.47 KB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2014–2015
Annual Report 2014–2015 (PDF, 2.44 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2013–2014
Annual Report 2013–2014 (PDF, 1.52 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2012–2013
Annual Report 2012–2013 (PDF, 1.92 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2011–2012
Annual Report 2011–2012 (PDF, 2.53 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2010–2011
Annual Report 2010–2011 (PDF, 4.28 MB)

Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2009–2010
Annual Report 2009–2010 (PDF, 2.79 MB)

Board Members

Terry Wills Cooke

President

Terry Wills Cooke

Edward Paton

Vice President

Edward Paton

Barry Fagg

Hon. Treasurer

Barry Fagg

Judge Gerard Mullaly

Hon. Secretary

Judge Gerard Mullaly

Sally McLaine

Member

Sally McLaine

Kathy Timmins

Member

Kathy Timmins

Matthew Fisher

Member

Matthew Fisher

Olivia Tipler

Member

Olivia Tipler

Barbara Kitson

Member

Barbara Kitson

Staff Members

Jason Smith

Director

Jason Smith
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Penny Whitehead

Deputy Director—Development and Commercial Operations

Penny Whitehead
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Lisa Sullivan

Senior Curator

Lisa Sullivan
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Veronica Filmer

Registrar

Veronica Filmer
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Gail Frost

Gallery Educator

Gail Frost
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Chantelle Hodgson

Membership and Partnerships Coordinator

Chantelle Hodgson
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Nicole Brown

Foundation Coordinator

Nicole Brown
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John Stabb

Technical Assistant

John Stabb
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Pip Minney

Exhibitions Manager

Pip Minney
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Elishia Furet

Public Program and Learn Coordinator

Elishia Furet
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Jade Kellett

Retail Manager

Jade Kellett
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Simone Mugavin

Curatorial Assistant and Marketing Assistant

Simone Mugavin
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Jennifer Hilditch

Visitor Services Officer

Jennifer Hilditch
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Ona Grossnickle

Visitor Services and Volunteers Manager

Ona Grossnickle
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Mary-Ellen Belleville

Visitor Services Officer

Mary-Ellen Belleville
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Elly McDonald

Visitor Services Officer

Elly McDonald
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Ally Deam

Visitor Services Officer

Ally Deam
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Lydia Cover

Visitor Services Officer

Lydia Cover
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Media

MPavilion join together with Geelong Gallery & Shepparton Art Museum to deliver new regional program

27 September 2017
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Geelong Gallery hosts Archibald Prize

8 September 2017
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Winners announced—2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards

18 August 2017
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Geelong Gallery—Redevelopment project

30 June 2017
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2017 Geelong acquisitive print award shortlist announced

15 June 2017
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Fred Williams in the You Yangs

30 May 2017
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Luminous relic

10 April 2017
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Announcement: Geelong Gallery appoints Deputy Director

10 April 2017
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Still life painting—Adam Pyett

April 2017
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Abstraction: celebrating Australian women abstract artists

30 January 2017
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Tricking the eye—contemporary trompe l’oeil


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My Geelong—our Gallery


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Kate Beynon winner of the $30,000, 2016 Geelong contemporary art prize

9 September 2016
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2016 Geelong contemporary art prize: shortlist announced

20 July 2016
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2016 Geelong contemporary art prize: judges announced

10 May 2016
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People Like Us media release

20 April 2016
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Exhibition announced: Land of the Golden Fleece —Arthur Streeton in the Western District

22 December 2015
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JamFactory Icon 2015—Giles Bettison: pattern and perception

18 December 2015
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Geelong Gallery Announces New Director

18 January 2016
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Venue hire

Are you looking for a unique venue for your corporate or private event? 

Geelong Gallery provides a variety of spaces suitable for functions accommodating small and intimate events to larger celebrations. Our events spaces can accommodate groups from 12 to 300+ people. The Gallery suits stand-up cocktail functions, seated events, intimate gatherings, meetings or lectures.

For more information, download our Venue hire brochure.

Join the team

Are you interested in joining the dynamic Geelong Gallery team?

Geelong Gallery offers an exceptional exhibitions program that affirms our commitment to artistic excellence and to the delivery of programs that offer opportunities for widely inclusive, life-long learning. We promote integrity, respect and teamwork in our business and as an employer, we are committed to providing equal opportunities and a positive work environment.

No new roles are currently available.

Volunteer opportunities exist for motivated and reliable people to assist the Gallery team in a number of ways, find out more.