Artwork by Dr Yolanda Esteban

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

Vital Signs—smart city, living city

14 March 2019 to 24 March 2019

Vital Signs encapsulates three different forms of engagement tailored according to the representations of alternative, possible, and plausible design futures for Geelong.

This digital exhibition is comprised of Deakin University student projects undertaken within the Urbanheart Surgery studio program. Students experimented with different ‘what if?’ scenarios informed by the City of Greater Geelong’s Planning Strategy team, including the Clever and Creative Corridor planned for Geelong’s Northern and Western Growth Areas, future visions relating to Central Geelong and the town centres of Belmont and Waurn Ponds. The display will be presented next to Eugene von Guérard’s View of Geelong 1856, reflecting the dramatic transformation of the surrounding landscape over the past 160 years.