Women make Geelong their outdoor gallery

Friday, 11 March 2022

A host of women street artists will turn walls and laneways in Central Geelong into their canvas to celebrate women in public art and contribute to our city’s artistic culture.

The City of Greater Geelong’s $150,000 Street Art Commission Project has commissioned nine women artists to complete creative works in the city between now and April 2022.

A selection panel has curated the program to coordinate artists with sites around Little Malop Street, Little Ryrie Street, James Street, Wright Place, Cuzens Place, Minns Lane, and Ryrie Street.

The project aims to strengthen the representation of women artists in street art given it has largely been a male dominated industry.

The Commissions will add to the City’s rich Street Art program within the City's Outdoor Art and Heritage Collection.

The following artists have already been commissioned:

Minna Leunig, Cavalier’s Art Supplies, Wright Place
Jasmine Crisp, Cuzens Place
Ebony Gulliver, Between Ryrie St and Little Ryrie St car park.
Kerrie Poliness, Minns Lane (Piano Bar)
Manda Lane, pedestrian entrance to Civic Car Park on Little Malop/Gheringhap corner
Jasmine Mansbridge, Totally Smiles on James St
Lucy Lucy, Crest Dry Cleaning on Ryrie Street
Viki Murray: various sites around the CBD
Baby Guerrilla: column of Civic Car Park on Little Malop St.

For more information visit Public Art.

Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan

If you’re out seeing live entertainment or enjoying the fabulous food and wine in Little Malop Street, you’ll be able to spot some amazing artworks from women street artists. We want to entice people to come and enjoy the free outdoor gallery in Central Geelong.

Artist Jasmine Mansbridge

The opportunity to paint in Geelong where I have a studio is a privilege and this work allows me to engage with the local community on a greater level. The work invites connection creating a meditative and contemplative space for viewers.

Creative Communities and Culture portfolio Deputy Chair Cr Jim Mason 

Australia has some of the best street artists in the world, so we want to promote their work while increasing foot traffic in the city. We’re creating a network of connected artworks across Central Geelong to help make the city a more fun and vibrant place.

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