New Window Gallery Unveils Day-Night Local Artist Showcase

Our brand new Yarra Street Window Gallery on the Market Square building is infusing art into everyday life for our community and promoting local creatives in a new 24-hour experience.

In partnership with the building's management Knight Frank, the 24-hour window gallery between Malop and Little Malop streets breaks down barriers by attracting viewers in a high traffic area who might not typically visit traditional galleries.

The Yarra Street Window Gallery is currently displaying the works of artists Lucy Allinson, Pattie Beerens, Cecilia Cabalquinto, Nathan T Dunn, Rhian Hinkley, Dr Tonya Meyrick, Tracey Pocock, Emily Rastas, Matt Robertson, Samantha Taylor, Anne Scott Wilson, and Elizabeth Van Herwaarden.

The new gallery celebrates creativity in the heart of our city as a UNESCO City of Design and supports our 30-year, community-led vision to be internationally recognised as a clever and creative city-region.

We're inviting emerging and established Greater Geelong based artists and designers or those who have strong ties to Geelong to apply to exhibit their work over the next 12 months.

We welcome almost all forms of visual arts and design, including First Nations art, painting, sculpture, film, animation, photography, fashion, lighting design, furniture design and ceramics.

It is free to exhibit and selected artists will be paid a fee of $500 to show their work. Collectives and curators can apply for consecutive windows.

Mayor Trent Sullivan

The Yarra Street Window Gallery is an exciting new platform for artists and curators to display their work to a diverse audience.

I encourage artists to embrace this opportunity to connect with visitors to the city, workers, tourists and residents outside of normal art gallery hours.

We are looking for innovative, engaging, and visually striking pieces that will contribute to central Geelong's culture and vibrancy.

Councillor Melissa Cadwell, chair of the Creativity and Culture portfolio

The Yarra Street Window Gallery initiative delivers on the City's Arts and Cultural Strategy by providing access, fostering community engagement, and promoting local creativity and identity.

Our 24-hour window gallery is one of the ways Council is making art accessible to everyone, including those with different schedules and lifestyles.

The space promotes local talent and creativity and encourages visitors to stay in the city for longer and support small businesses nearby.

Expressions of interest close on Wednesday 17 July at 9am.

If you have further questions, please email the Arts & Cultural Development team at [email protected].

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