A shining light—recent acquisitions

Exhibition and Shows

3 Oct 2020 to 21 Feb 2021 Daily Event

‘A shining light’ is an exhibition of acquisitions brought into the collection over the past year. Its title was inspired by the song The shining path from the 1986 album Big Night Music by British group Shriekback, the opening lyrics of which resonate in these uncertain times: ‘We had lived a blessed time but we knew nothing’.

In times of social, political and environmental crisis, and the anxiety and doubt that those times might bring, artists play an essential role in shining a light on the inner spaces of our emotions and the external forces and situations that shape the world we live in, and that focus our eyes.

This is a disparate group of works but there are dialogues between them—sometimes in the conceptual teasing out of a subject, or in others an unexpectedly shared intention by artists working in vastly different social and cultural contexts. We see here intersecting responses to landscape, to country, to environment, to human frailties, and to the very acts of making and seeing.


Family Friendly Free Wifi Lockers Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop


Free Entry

Event Dates

Daily Event

3 Oct 2020 to 21 Feb 2021

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Rydges Geelong Lobby

Rydges Geelong

Geelong, Greater Geelong

Entrance Belmercer Motel

Belmercer Motel

Geelong, Greater Geelong

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Sabina on Little Myers

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Rippleside Park Motor Inn

Drumcondra, Greater Geelong

Shannon Motor Inn

Shannon Motor Inn

Geelong, Greater Geelong

Parkside Motel Geelong

Parkside Motel Geelong

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