Nic Plowman Who’s who portrait prize workshop with students from St Francis Xavier Primary School

Photographer: Levi Ingram


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.

Alongside the permanent collection, we also present a vibrant program of exhibitions along with a diverse mix of lifelong learning experiences.

Services offered

The Gallery offers a broad range of Learn programs to explore, respond and learn about our landscape and cultural identity. Our K–12 programs make connections between the art and ideas presented in our temporary exhibitions, or self-guided or Gallery Educator tours can be tailored to meet the needs of individual schools.

Activities linked to the exhibition program include

  — Introductory tours of the Gallery
  — Tours with cross-curricula interpretations
  — Tours with a specific focus ie. history of the Geelong region
  — Floortalks by artists and curators 
  — Hands-on activities, creating, making and responding to art
  — Studies of Asia and Australia’s place in the region
  — Professional development for educators
  — Educator previews of exhibitions
  — Art without borders, learning apps and free to loan learning boxes for classroom use

To keep in touch with the Gallery’s activities, subscribe to the Education e-news or contact—

Elishia Furet
Gallery Learning and Audience Engagement Manager