Deborah Klein European Wasp Woman, 2015, watercolour, 41.91 x 29.72 cm

Deborah Klein

Jun Wed,1 2022 10:00 amJun Sun,19 2022 4:00 pm

DATES
Exhibition dates: Postponed to 2022

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John Waller Gol Gol I 100x92 $4,950

John Waller solo exhibition

Jan Wed,19 2022 10:00 amFeb Mon,7 2022 5:00 pm

DATES
Exhibition dates: Jan 19 – Feb 7, 2022
Official opening: Sun Jan 23, 2022 from 3pm – 5pm

‘Waller’s chequered sources are apparent when contemplating his landscape paintings. He uses a pictorial framework inherited from Paul Cézanne by way of Sidney Nolan and Fred Williams, running a bar across the upper part of each planar composition to indicate a distant horizon. Beneath this he sets a flattened field to show the land’s immensity, conveying its daily cycle and longer-term phases.’

— Dr Christopher Heathcote

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Michael Leunig 14 Life force 2020 60x55cm

Michael Leunig

Dec Thu,23 2021 10:00 amJan Mon,17 2022 5:00 pm

DATES
Exhibition dates: Dec 23, 2021 – Jan 17, 2022
Official opening: Sun Dec 26 (Boxing Day), 2021 from 3pm – 5pm

Michael Leunig is one of this country’s most celebrated artist-poets. In 1999 he was declared an Australian Living Treasure by the National Trust and awarded honorary degrees from La Trobe and Griffith universities and the Australian Catholic University for his unique contribution to Australian culture.

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Bron Ives Tiger Snake Etching 39cm x 39cm

Bron Ives / Brett Mallon

Dec 2 10:00 amDec 20 4:00 pm

DATES
Exhibition dates: Dec 2 – Dec 20, 2021
Official opening: Sun Dec 5, 2021 from 2pm – 4pm

Central to the work of Bron Ives and Brett Mallon, is the idea of place. In particular, the natural world and our relationship to it.

Antonio Balletta 20_Apparition of the traveler - Oil on canvas - 122cm x 91.5cm - 2012

Antonio Balletta / Jiri Tibor Novak

Nov 11 10:00 amNov 29 4:00 pm

DATES
Exhibition dates: Nov 11 – Nov 29, 2021
Official opening: Sun Nov 14, 2021 from 2pm – 4pm

Artist Antonio Balletta is a master of the visual allegory. His paintings, prints and sculptures create worlds that are surrealist and fantastical, yet also profoundly familiar. Recurring, everyday objects and people – a man in a suit, a  boat, a nest – transform into symbols for the artist, conjuring up stories where the fictional and the real, the unconscious and the tangible, meet.

The oil paintings of Jiri Tibor Novak draw on geometry and bold primary colours to create striking and

Melissa Smith_Listen deeply - Lake Sorell_2021_ intaglio collagraph print_76cm x 120cm (triptych)

Anita Iacovella / Melissa Smith

Oct 14 10:00 amNov 8 4:00 pm

DATES (Recently changed)
Exhibition dates: Oct 14 – Nov 8, 2021
Official opening: Sun Oct 17 from 2pm – 4pm

Tissue paper-like layers of colour and fine, thread-like lines characterise the works of printmaker Melissa Smith. Her interest in the shifts in landscape due to climatic changes are embodied in how she composes her work. Shapes, colours and lines overlap almost tectonically, creating beautifully balanced visual explorations of the evolution of the natural world.

Anita Iacovella’s cloud series similarly delves into an exploration of the internal and external spaces within the environment and nature. Iacovella’s compositions also embody a

Peebles Print Prize 2021

Aug 30 10:00 amOct 11 4:00 pm

QG exhibiting artist and Queenscliff local, Graeme Peebles, is Australia’s leading mezzotint printmaker. Together, QG and Graeme Peebles established the Peebles Print Prize (PPP) in 2017, a prize aimed to be representative of the highest level of printmaking in Australia and solely focused on the intaglio technique. The success of the inaugural PPP17 and then following, PPP19 are proof of the ongoing enthusiasm for printmaking in Australian. Coinciding with the Geelong Gallery Acquisitive Print Award, the two prizes form a nationwide cultural focus for printmaking in Geelong and the Bellarine. QG is extremely grateful to PPP21 sponsors; 360Q, the Borough of Queenscliffe, the Streeton family, Oakdene Wines and 44 Frame Factory who assist to make the prize possible and for providing QG with the pleasure of being able to facilitate the PPP21.

Evan Salmon Coral Trees in Jerrara 2020 35.5x39 $2,500

Warren Cooke / Evan Salmon

Jul 15 10:00 amAug 23 4:00 pm

DATES (extended)
Exhibition dates: Jul 15 – Aug 23, 2021
Official closing: TBA

En plein air’ or plein air painting refers to the act of painting outdoors – a technique that has both the artist and subject at the whim of the elements. Variables that the artist can traditionally control such as light, movement and colour, suddenly become an unpredictable and thrilling challenge. Warren Cooke and Evan Salmon have both embraced the method, immersing themselves in their environment to create works driven by a nostalgia for place and that reflect a practice of persistent, and patient, looking.

Salmon’s, gnarly tree trunks