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Eugene von Guérard
View of Geelong  1856
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Geelong Art Gallery Foundation with the generous support of the Victorian Government, the Australian Government, the City of Greater Geelong and numerous community and other donors, 2006

Max Dupain
Eastern Beach, Geelong  1946/1999
black and white photograph; edition 11/90
Geelong Gallery
Sybil Craig Bequest Fund, 1999

Arthur Streeton
Ocean blue, Lorne  1921
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery, Victoria
Purchased with funds generously provided by Geelong Art Gallery Foundation, Robert Salzer Foundation Art Program, Geelong Community Foundation, Will & Dorothy Bailey Charitable Gift and numerous individual donors, 2011
Photography: George Stawicki


Views of Geelong and beyond—treasures from the Geelong Gallery collection

21 October to 10 December 2017

Geelong Gallery was established in 1896, and today is one of Australia’s leading regional galleries. Since its first acquisitions in 1900, the Gallery has collected the work of Australian artists with a particular focus on images of the landscape, the evolving city of Geelong, and the surrounding region.

This selection of paintings, works on paper and colonial silver includes some of the nationally significant pictures and objects that distinguish the Geelong Gallery collection. The Gallery’s holdings represent the works of Australia’s most important and critically acclaimed artists—especially those who transformed the way we see and understand Australian landscapes and our sense of place.

Views of Geelong and beyond represents major acquisitions, images recording Geelong’s history and development since European settlement, and artists’ fascination with the natural beauty of the Barwon River, Corio Bay, Surf Coast and Western Districts, to name just a few local and nearby sites of inspiration.