Exhibit at Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

Artists and makers, artist collectives and community artists are invited to apply to exhibit their work at the iconic Geelong Library & Heritage Centre.  We welcome a broad range of visual art practices including painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, textiles and installation.

We seek exhibition applications all year round and assess on a quarterly basis.

About GL&HC

The Geelong Library & Heritage Centre is located in the heart of Geelong’s cultural precinct and is a space committed to promoting artworks of local relevance and providing our community with vibrant, challenging and responsive cultural experiences.

GL&HC is committed to developing audiences and communities through the delivery of exhibitions that showcase or interpret our Collections; act as a platform for creative community dialogue; and which encourage curiosity, debate and discussion.

Please note – we are not a gallery space. Artworks will be on display in public areas and we do not seek any payment /commission for the use of the space.

Our Aim

GL&HC considers exhibitions and displays which:

  1. enhance access and connect audiences with the Geelong Regional Library Corporation’s Collections and the region’s history 
  2. engage the community in public conversation on contemporary issues of importance to them
  3. promote the library as a place of innovative thinking and robust discussion
  4. trial emerging models of audience and community engagement.

Hire Fee

There is no fee to hire exhibition space at the GL&HC and the Geelong Regional Library Corporation does not charge commission on sold artwork.

Artists are responsible for all costs associated with exhibition hanging and for any launch expenses relating to catering/refreshments. Please note there are catering restrictions at GL&HC – please speak to a member of the Venue Hire team on (03) 4201 0517 Monday to Friday during business hours for more information. 

Please note, GL&HC will not administer artwork sales or facilitate payment on behalf of the artist.

Before applying, please consider…

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander or CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) people
  • Inclusivity and accessibility, including people with disabilities
  • Potential of proposed exhibition to engage with the community and support the development of a vibrant, artistic community within the Geelong region
  • Enthusiasm for and prior engagement with the visual arts 
  • Previous exhibition and art project history.

Available Spaces

  • Ground Floor
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 5

For a full list of features, specifications and available equipment please make an exhibition enquiry.


Geelong Library & Heritage Centre accepts applications from artists at all stages of their career, including community groups. You do not need to live in the City of Greater Geelong to apply.

Selection Criteria

  • Artistic merit of the work proposed and quality of practice demonstrates conceptual, technical and aesthetic consideration suitable for the Geelong Regional Library Corporation
  • Evidence that the proposed application supports the development of emerging and/or established artistic practitioners to exhibit within the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
  • Prior studies in art, design, art history and/or theory, including TAFE, university or community art classes.
Contact Details
Please provide contact details
Please note that GRLC will include details of your exhibition on our website and where practicable in other marketing materials produced by the Corporation.
About the Artist(s)

Upon acceptance of your request you will be required to submit supporting material including high resolution images and a single A4 page curriculum vitae. 

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