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The arts and cultural scene in Geelong and the Bellarine showcases regional Victoria’s vibrant heritage through art and history. Visit galleries, performing arts centers, museums and public art spaces including Geelong Gallery, the National Wool Museum, Boom Gallery and the Geelong Bollard trail walk and discover the work of local artists and the story of Geelong.
Opened in 2001, The Potato Shed is a performing arts and cultural centre used by Bellarine Secondary College, St. Ignatius College and the regional community. The complex includes a 250-seat black box theatre, studios, rehearsal spaces, a green room, dressing rooms and other theatre amenities.
Located on Rutland Street, Boom is a contemporary art and design gallery showcasing the work of emerging and established artists. Established in 2011 by Ren Inei and Kate Jacoby, Boom is a creative exhibition space with art and design galleries, an education and workshop complex, studio space and café. Upcoming exhibitions include Greenhaus Projects and The Geelong Botanic Gardens’ Form and Flora, Liam Snootle’s On the Riot Trail and Tiel Seivl-Keevers’ Infinite Memories.
Boom Gallery, 11 Rutland St, Newtown Victoria, Australia, +614 1755 5101
Home to a wide range of contemporary Australian painting, limited edition prints, sculpture, art glass, jewellery and Indigenous art, Metropolis Gallery is a diverse space which often holds opening nights and artist talks. Exhibitions change monthly and this month you’ll find the work of artists including Peter Smales, Steve Salo, Sisca Voewert, Kim Barter, Adrian Lockhart, Lucy Hardie, and Linda Robertson on display. In October Metropolis Gallery presents Robert Ingpen’s Storybook Art featuring original illustrations from books such as A Christmas Carol, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Poppykettle Papers, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Night Before Christmas, and Treasure Island.
Metropolis Gallery, 64 Ryrie Street Geelong, Victoria, Australia, +613 5221 6505
Meet the characters who played an integral role in Geelong’s history as you stroll down the Waterfront from Limeburner’s Point to Rippleside Park. Commissioned by artist Jan Mitchell in 1995, the trail features over 100 bollards, including Matthew Flinders, Carrie Moore, Peter Lalor and a cast of servicemen and unique characters including Indigenous inhabitants. The walk takes approximately two hours one way and features a total of 48 sites.