The Geelong Gallery is considered to be one among the finest provincial galleries in the whole of Australia. This gallery is home to a very diverse collection of more than 4000 pieces of art. The gallery forms an integral part of Geelong Arts Precinct along with the Courthouse and the GPAC and it is built on an annex of the Town Hall in Geelong. The Geelong Gallery dates back to 1896 although the current building was erected in the year 1913 and officially opened its doors to the public in 1915. It was created as a memorial to the late George M. Hitchcock who was a town councilor. The gallery is currently funded by the public subscription system and a grant from the Government.
Among the vast collection of artworks in the Geelong Gallery, there is an impressive collection of Australian and European paintings of the 19th, 20th and the 21st Century. There are also several beautiful decorative arts of porcelain and English pottery, colonial silver items from Australia and a huge collection of contemporary Australian art, particularly from local artists. There are interesting things to enjoy for all ages here, and it is highly recommended that you pay a quick visit to this Gallery and stay on longer if you choose to.