Image: People Like Us installation view of Su-Mei Tse's collaboration with Jean-Lou Majerus, Son pour Insomniaques (Sound for Insomniacs) 2007, colour photographs; two seats with embedded MP3 players. Photographer: Andrew Curtis.
Address & Contact Details
55 Little Malop Street
Telephone: 03 5229 3645
Open daily: 10am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
Full access and amenities
Geelong Gallery is one of Australia’s oldest regional 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 Geelong Gallery collection comprises 6,000 works. Strengths include Australian paintings from colonial to contemporary times; early works of Geelong and its wider region; colonial metalwork, particularly by craftsmen working in the Geelong area; works on paper from 19th century to the present with a focus on Australian printmaking; contemporary Australian photography; and an extensive collection of English painted porcelain from 1750 to 1850.
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).
For more information about the collection visit: http://www.geelonggallery.org.au/collection
Whether you’re looking for a stylish memento of your visit to the Gallery or that perfect gift for a loved one, the Gallery Shop stocks a handpicked range of designer jewellery, homewares, textiles and accessories along with leading skincare products, beautiful books and Gallery publications that celebrate creativity, aesthetic beauty and functionality. Brands stocked in the Gallery Shop include MoMA wares, wooden piece by local artist, George Chirnside, Australian Art Collection cards, Seedling and more.
Getting to the Gallery
Geelong Gallery is a three minute walk through Johnstone Park from Geelong Railway Station
Geelong Gallery is 60 minutes from Melbourne CBD. A free parking bay for buses is located in Little Malop Street. Weekday metered parking (max stay 2 hours) and free 2 hour parking on weekends located in Little Malop St, Atchison Pl, Fenwick St and Ryrie St. There is also the civic carpark located on Gheringhap St opposite the Town Hall. Parking available Monday to Thursday from 7:00am - 6:00pm, Friday and Saturday 7:00am - midnight, free parking after 6:00pm on Friday, free parking all day Saturday and Sunday.