Travel Information

Getting there

There are two ways to get from Melbourne (Tullamarine) airport to Geelong by public transport:


The Geelong Visitor Information Centre (Tel: 03 5222 2900) provided the names of a number of middle-range accommodation opportunities nearby:

  • Nireeda Apartments on Clare 03 5221 0566
  • Geelong Short Stays 0407 711 707
  • Bay City Hotel 03 5221 1933
  • Belmercer Motel 03 5229 9021

There are also plenty of AirBnBs around.

Friday Activities: 6 September

The following activities are available on Friday 6 September for people coming to the  Art Quilt Australia 2019 opening on Thursday 5 September and staying over for the Collectors and Collections symposium on Saturday 7 September or for people arriving early for the Symposium.

Lisa Davis - Art of Record Keeping
Lisa Davis – Art of Record Keeping – Expressions Wool Quilt Prize 2015

Wool Quilt Prize Viewing

National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool St, Geelong

Booking required – please e-mail

Viewing of quilts at the that have previously been awarded  Expressions: The Wool Quilt Prize.

  • 10.30-11.30am: morning session
  • 2.30-3.30pm: afternoon session

Afternoon: in your own time

  • Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong: The library has an extensive collection of art quilt books. They will be laid out for your viewing. The library also has a cafĂ© and comfortable chairs along with a viewing balcony on level 5.
  • Metropolis Gallery, 64 Ryrie Street, Geelong: This commercial gallery exhibits an impressive range of contemporary Australian paintings, limited edition prints, sculpture, art glass and jewellery by local & national Australian artists. Indigenous Art is presented in association with several important Aboriginal Art Centres and collectors can also find significant smaller works by a number of major Australian artists.
  • 101 Ryrie Arts, 101 Ryrie Street, Geelong: This commercial gallery is dedicated to showcasing works by the artisans of Geelong and its regions. Also offered is a remarkable range of uniquely handcrafted sculptural and other creative works in many media.

Reminder: Register by 30 August

RSVPs for the opening of Art Quilt Australia 2019 and bookings for the Ozquilt Network Symposium: Collectors & Collections close on 30 August.


OZQN Symposium 2019: Collectors & Collections