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).
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.
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)
Terry Wills Cooke
Judge Gerard Mullaly
Cr Jim Mason AM
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*
*Gallery site permission is required for copyright reasons
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.
There are no positions being advertised at this time.
Volunteer opportunities exist for motivated and reliable people to assist the Gallery team in a number of ways, find out more.