Contemporary art in Geelong
Yesterday Peceli and I visited two art galleries where excellent examples of contemporary art were on display. First we went to the Metropolis Gallery in Ryrie Street - saw lovely pen drawings by Lucy Hardie, Rona Green's animals, abstract landscapes thickly painted. Then we drove to the Boom Gallery down at the end of Pakington Street - the old woollen mill site - where we saw the interesting urban landscapes of Geelong by Glenn Smith, some large, some quite small. Mainly black silhouettes with abstract markings. Even the Ritz was an inspiration in metal. There was an element of nostalgia of course as I had spent a very enjoyable time during the 1980s at the Mill doing art for my BA and BA Honours as part of Deakin University studies, before moving to ethnomusicology. Good to see the old mill used as art spaces once again. I talked with a Geelong art teacher so Peceli took a photo of the two of us. There's a coffee shop at Boom Gallery. but with rather pricy cakes.