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Closes this Saturday 21 September


Spring has certainly arrived! Such a warm and positive response to this beautiful exhibition, with many visitors completely absorbed by the freshness of these paintings by Ludmilla Meilerts (1908 – 1997).


Ludmilla's paintings capture her optimism and love of life and this exhibition of quite diverse responses to the simple statement of flowers illustrates what a proficient artist she really was.

We also have some very good news to announce that next year Castlemaine Gallery will present an important Retrospective of Ludmilla Meilerts’ work from the 1940s to the 1980s. This will bring together works from many private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria which acquired her work as early as 1948, just six months after her arrival as a refugee from Latvia. That painting was titled: ‘Flowers’ 1946.

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.

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.


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


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ArtworkIntroducing a new artist to Metropolis Gallery: Phil Suter limited edition art prints.

Rendezvous at Burnham Flats (see image)

'Burnham Flats are Art Deco flats which, upon my travels around Geelong, have always caught my eye because of the era they were built in, the late part of the 1930s. Within this composition, there is a sense of expectancy, of a secret rendezvous about to occur. What I am seeking to achieve in my work may also give an insight into my personality, as I hold dear certain structures and places from the past which resonate within the community and which hold cultural significance to locals'.

Phil Suter's limited edition art prints from his ‘Of Place & Time’ series are printed on high quality, archival, acid free paper.
The RRP is $295 for a 430 x 560 mm (paper size) Print.

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Coming Up:


5-19 October



Metropolis Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of energetic, vibrant paintings and beautiful, large woven grass baskets in association with Tjala Arts and Tjanpi Desert Weavers from the heart of Australia.

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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