The visual contents of this year’s Geelong Calendar will adorn the walls at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre until February 18.
Ranging from Barwon Heads, central Geelong, Ocean Grove, Little River, Indented Head, Lara, and Anakie, the 13 photographs capture the region’s architecture, local historic sites, wildlife, celebratory events and picturesque landscapes.
Images on display in the Geelong Calendar Photographic Exhibition include Sam Gorell’s Barwon Heads Bridge at sunset image (which features as February’s artwork), John Walter’s frogmouths (August), Leslie Naomi Hanson’s Johnstone Park (November), Nandagopal Rajaopal’s Pako Festa (December), as well as the other eight months’ images and calendar cover photo.
Geelong Gallery director Jason Smith selected each image and described the winning entries as “simply outstanding”, particularly Luke David’s sunset outlook from Flinders Peak in the You Yangs which earned this year’s cover slot.
Geelong mayor Stephanie Asher said the winning photographers should feel proud their pieces are on display, not only as part of the exhibition, but in residents’ homes.
“They’ve captured the unique beauty of our region and people magnificently. I know I enjoy the imagery every day as we use the Geelong Calendar to keep track of our family’s commitments,” Cr Asher said.
The exhibition is open to the public until February 18 at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. Limited copies of the 2020 calendar will be also be available for free at the exhibition.