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7 - 21 September

Opening Night 5 - 7 pm

Saturday 7 September


Please join us on Opening Night when this exquisite exhibition will be launched by Dr Juliette Peers, art writer and Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture and Design, School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT.

The life and artistic journey of Ludmilla Meilerts (1908 – 1997) is reflected in the originality and strength of her paintings. Her intense personal struggle after fleeing her home in post-war Latvia to becoming a notable Australian artist is a larger than life story of resilience and determination.

Metropolis Gallery is proud to present Ludmilla Meilerts: Flowers, focusing on works from the 1960s to the 1980s. Meilerts’ long and successful artistic career spanned five decades and included most genres of art, but she returned again and again to the simple, honest statement of a vessel holding flowers. Arrays of Christmas Lilies, Chrysanthemums, Roses, Tulips, Poppies or whatever flowers were in season at the time were collected and painted.

In the inaugural 1950 Dunlop Art Prize (at the time the richest national art award in Australia) Meilerts shared fifth prize with Fred Williams. First prize was won by Sidney Nolan, second by William Frater, with Arthur Boyd third and Charles Bush and Len Annois sharing fourth. She was a Dunlop Prize finalist again in 1951, 1952, 1953 and 1954, placing Ludmilla alongside the foremost Australian artists of the time.

Ludmilla participated in important Victorian Artists Society (VAS) group shows in the 1950’s and early 1960’s, won the prestigious Gosford Art Prize in 1971 and the coveted VAS Pirstitz Gold Medal in 1982 which honoured her contribution to the Society and to Australian art.

Meilerts is represented in many Australian private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of NSW, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia and regional Galleries at La Trobe Valley, Bendigo, and Portland in Victoria and Gosford in New South Wales.

Ludmilla Meilerts: Flowers opens on Saturday 7 September at Metropolis Gallery, 64 Ryrie Street Geelong and runs until 21 September.

For more infirmation about the life and art of Ludmilla Meilerts please visit where all all works can be previewed online.


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KENNETH JACK: Classic and Rare Works

Paintings Drawings + Prints spanning six decades.

Final days!


Due to popular demand this exhibition has been extended until Wednesday 28 August.

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Geelong Picture Framers at Metropolis Gallery

Geelong Picture Framers is a busy custom-framing workshop located upstairs at Metropolis Gallery. We specialise in the conservation framing of paintings and works on paper, sentimental family treasures and memorabilia. We stretch canvases and also frame everything from posters and paintings to football jumpers and other 3D objects.

We’ll help select a frame that not only enhances the work: it’s important that the frame, matt, backing board and glass help to preserve it for many years to come.

Geelong Picture Framers turn your pictures into art!

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