Maritime Artwork at the Geelong Gallery
THE GEELONG GALLERY – THEMATIC CLUSTER
Just a short stroll from the festival site but also open during the week l !
This festival year the Geelong Art Gallery has curated a Maritime Cluster of works from their permanent collection thereby extending the depth of maritime art on display during the festival and bringing to life significant historical connections between the yacht club and the Gallery.
In the wonderful H.P Douglass Gallery you will find glimpses into Geelong’s maritime past (as reflected in the works of S.T. Gill) and other nation’s maritime heritage.
The H.P Douglass Gallery is named after Henry Percival Douglass, an important figure in Geelong’s history. Amongst other notable achievements, he was voted Commodore of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club three times between 1891 and 1911. He was also awarded life membership of the yacht club in 1927.
Some of these images from the collection adorn the festival perimeter and highlight the connection between the visual arts and maritime heritage.
An art and heritage walk over the festival (click here) will take participants on an interesting stroll from Royal Geelong Yacht club to the exhibition and sale at the Geelong Club and on to the Gallery where specialist Gallery volunteers will bring the works to life.
The Geelong Gallery has been actively supporting the festival’s Primary School art competition (click here), through the Learn Program since its establishment in 2014.
The Festival and RGYC value this partnership immensely.
S.T Gill “Steam Packet Wharf. Macks Hotel”