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The Geelong Art Gallery description and photos - Australia: Geelong. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is The Geelong Art Gallery.
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The Art Gallery is the main cultural institution in Geelong City. Today, the gallery contains about 5 thousand art objects. The gallery building itself is part of the Geelong Cultural District with the nearby Performing Arts Center, Courthouse, City Library and Cultural History Center.
In 1895, members of the Geelong Progress League petitioned the state government to establish an Art Gallery in the city. Their application was granted in May 1900, when the Art Gallery Association received permission to use the three walls of the City Hall to display paintings. This is how the life of the gallery began. Among the first acquisitions to the collection was a painting by Frederick Maccabin from 1890, "The Grave in the Bush," bought for $ 210. The gallery soon moved to the Free Library building on Murabool Street.
The current building of the Art Gallery was officially opened in 1915. It is located next to Johnstone Park between the City Hall and the former fire station (today it is the Regional Library). The building originally housed a covered gallery and lobby overlooking the park and the Hitchcock Gallery. The Henry Douglas Gallery was opened in 1928 and the Richardson Gallery in 1937. With the opening of the McPhillimy Gallery in 1938, the main entrance to the building moved to Little Malop Street.
Today, the Art Gallery collection contains an outstanding collection of Australian and European art of the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to paintings and watercolors, you can see English porcelain of the 18th and 19th centuries, art ceramics, Colonial silverware, contemporary Australian artists, prints, sculptures and ceramics. Of particular interest is the collection of paintings depicting Geelong of the mid-19th century.
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