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Art & culture

See the works, hear the stories and be inspired by Geelong and the Bellarine region's buzzing creative community. Wander through galleries and artist studios, check out public artworks, and delve into the local history on display at villages up and down the peninsula.

Art and about

Admire the genius of a Frederick McCubbin masterpiece at Geelong Gallery, one of the oldest regional galleries in Australia, visit the Powerhouse Museum to see works by some of Australia's finest street artists, or be challenged by the modern sculpture, ceramics and artwork on display at Salt Contemporary Art in Queenscliff.

Choose a special artwork or pick up a craft piece for that special someone at local galleries, markets and boutiques. See the artists at work in their own spaces and wander through galleries full of works reflecting the local landscapes.

Take a walk and see the iconic bollards on Geelong's waterfront, each painted with its own identity and story, and take in the many installations, sculptures and curios artfully woven into the region's landscape just waiting to surprise and delight.

People get ready

Time your visit so you can join in the fun at cultural events all year round. Attend literary gatherings, exhibitions and community events at the world-renowned Geelong Library and Heritage Centre or catch theatre, live music and comedy at the Geelong Performing Art Centre.

Big festivals bring big fun. Kick up your heels at the Queenscliff Music Festival and join in the merriment at Pako Festa, Geelong's multicultural celebration.

Days of old

From city to surf, explore the deep and rich history of a region defined by its natural landscape, mercantile prowess, Indigenous heritage and creative energy.

Hear stories of the Dreamtime, learn how to throw a boomerang, and immerse yourself in the local Indigenous culture at the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Delve into maritime history at the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum or visit the National Wool Museum and soak up the fascinating story of how this simple material transformed the region and took the world by storm. Petrol heads can learn all about Victoria's 'motor city' on a visit to the Geelong Museum of Motoring + Industry.

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Art galleries & museums

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Museums

Geelong Football Club - Gartland Heritage Centre

The Geelong Football Club was formed in 1859, making it the second oldest club in the AFL after Melbourne and one of the oldest football clubs in the...

Art galleries

Tussock Upstairs Art Gallery

Tussock Upstairs Gallery is located in the heart of Point Lonsdale's busy tourist strip. Visitors to the gallery may enjoy outstanding views of the...

Museums

Lara Museum

One of Lara's oldest historic buildings, The Lake Bank Hotel, is Lara's only surviving 19th century hotel. It was constructed for Scottish immigrant...

Museums

National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum is housed in a beautifully restored 1872 bluestone wool store close to the vibrant new Waterfront Geelong. The Museum is...

Art galleries

The Bop Arts

Born from the need to fill a gap in the western region of Victoria, The Bop is designed to be a supportive, cooperative group of artists. The aim is...

Museums

Armor Antiques

Located in central Geelong, Armor Antiques is locally owned and operated. This private collection has been passionately sourcing and displaying one...

Art galleries

Seaview Gallery

Seaview Gallery has been a renowned gallery on the Bellarine Peninsula since 1988. It is known for the diversity and quality of its contemporary and...

Art galleries

Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop

The Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop - showing works from Australian artists with a focus on works on paper and printmaking. Housed in an 1868...

Museums

Friends of the Lobster Pot

Friends of the Lobster Pot, operate from historic 'Lobster Pot' building under the name 'Barwon Estuary Heritage Centre'. The centre is run by...

Art galleries

Salt Contemporary Art

Salt Contemporary Art Queenscliff exhibits the works of contemporary Australian artists. Housed in an historically significant former drapery store,...

Architecture & design

Portarlington Mill

Located just 300 metres from the beach, the Portarlington Mill was constructed in 1856 with rough local sandstone and Baltic Pine floors. The...

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Metropolis Gallery

Metropolis Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with an impressive range of Australian paintings, limited edition prints, art glass and jewellery by...

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