Our Art Show
Drysdale Easter Art Show
The Rotary Club of Drysdale Annual Easter Art Show has brought artists and art-lovers together every Easter for over four decades. It is the premier display of paintings in the Geelong region.
The Annual Easter Art Show is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday over the Easter long weekend and all proceeds from entry fees and painting sales go to support local and overseas charities and community programs.
Open Easter Saturday & Sunday
10am - 4pm
In 2011, The Rotary Club of Drysdale worked with Bellarine Secondary College and Geelong High School to exhibit Year 11 students art at the Club's Easter Art Show. Exhibits were judged and 6 awards, sponsored by Lisa Neville MP, were presented to the successful students at the launch of the Easter Art Show. In partnership with local artists, Bruno Callori and Jill Shalless, the Rotary Club of Drysdale also selected two other students from the exhibition who were mentored during 2011 & 2012, in preparation for their VCE Art Folio. The two selected students exhibited their work in the following year’s Easter Art Show.
During 2013 our inaugural mentor Bruno Callori passed away after a very short illness. In memory of our esteemed friend and benefactor we have renamed this Program, The Bruno Callori Young Artist Mentorship Program. Our other inaugural mentor Jill Shalless, continues to be the main mentor but also invites other artists to assist with the workshops.
The Program now covers four Geelong schools, in addition to Bellarine Secondary College and Geelong High School we now also have Christian College and Newcomb Secondary College participating in the Young Artist Mentorship Program. Assisting in covering costs of the program are sponsors Bendigo Community Bank in Drysdale, Lisa Neville MP and the Rotary Club of Drysdale. Recently a member of the public also has become a contributor to the program but wishes to remain anonymous.
Our Art Show raffle provides funding for maintenance of the Barwon Health Patient Transport Cars. These vehicles provide a mode of transport for patients to and from their medical appointments at no cost. 100s of people throughout Geelong use this service monthly, and we are very proud to be supporting such a great service!
The club has raffle stations setup throughout Drysdale and the Bellarine Peninsula