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The Greatest Team of All—treasures from the Bob Gartland Collection

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Unknown photographer Children in the back yard 1880s, silver gelatin photograph. Bob Gartland Collection.

The Greatest Team of All—treasures from the Bob Gartland Collection

20 Sep 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

Geelong Gallery joins the wider community in celebrating the 160th anniversary of the Geelong Football Club’s formation in 1859, exhibiting a selection of extraordinary, treasured objects and images from the collection of Bob Gartland that tell the stories of the Geelong Football Club.

Bob Gartland is a life-long supporter of the Geelong Cats and a passionate historian of the Club, and of the lives and careers of its players. Over several decades, Gartland has collected tens of thousands of items of national importance.

This exhibition provides an account of the club through a history of photography, graphic design, and uniform design across a century. Bob Gartland has released from his collection for the first time precious 19th and early 20th century original photographs, film and sound recordings, and players’ garments. These treasures present a rich timeline of the club in an exhibition that is a truly immersive experience of the mighty blue and white from 1859 to now.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are warned that this exhibition contains images and names of people who have passed away.

Image: Unknown photographer Children in the back yard 1880s, silver gelatin photograph. Bob Gartland Collection.

Gallery Details

Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop Street
Geelong VIC 3220
T: 03 5229 3645
E: 
info@geelonggallery.org.au
W: geelonggallery.org.au

Opening Hours
Open daily: 10am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday. 

Entry is free but admission fees may apply for some exhibitions.

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