Established in 1896, Geelong Gallery is one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional art galleries.
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 this important city and its environment.
Geelong Gallery works to contribute to the life and well-being of the city by fostering strong community engagement with the excellence of its collection, its creative lifelong learning experiences, and inspiring exhibitions.
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.
Geelong Gallery aims to be impactful through its four pillars:
- Geelong Gallery will deliver artistic and cultural advancement for the community thus making Geelong a more liveable City;
- Geelong Gallery will bring economic benefit to the region through tourism arising from its exhibitions and events;
- Geelong Gallery will provide life-long and inclusive learning for all; and
- Geelong Gallery will expand its premises to provide greater access to its collections and exhibitions, in order to significantly enhance the delivery of its aims in the first, second and third pillars.
Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2016–2017
2016–2017 (PDF, 6.51 MB)
Geelong Gallery Strategic Plan 2017–2020
2017–2020 (PDF, 277.47 KB)
Geelong Gallery Annual Report 2015–2016
2015–2016 (PDF, 5.18 MB)
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)
Terry Wills Cooke OAM
Judge Gerard Mullaly
Cr Jim Mason AM
The Greatest Team of All— treasures from the Bob Gartland Collection
6 March 2019
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Andrew Browne—winner of the 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize
9 June 2018
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MPavilion join together with Geelong Gallery & Shepparton Art Museum to deliver new regional program
27 September 2017
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Kate Beynon winner of the $30,000, 2016 Geelong contemporary art prize
9 September 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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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.
Commercial photoshoot hire
Half day $500*
Full day $1000*
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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.
The Gallery Board seeks expressions of interest from people suitably qualified to contribute to the Board’s Governance, Strategic Planning and Fundraising roles.
The Board is interested in diverse skills and is an equal opportunity Board. Your interest in the arts, and your capacity to commit time are crucial. Please download the expression of interest form for details.
Geelong Gallery’s Learn Volunteer program aims to develop a team of skilled and dedicated individuals who can promote learning and take students on a journey to explore, respond and understand exhibitions. If you believe you have the relevant skills and professional experiences to support the delivery of our upcoming Learn program, please register your interest.
Volunteer opportunities exist for motivated and reliable people to assist the Gallery team in a number of ways, find out more.