About the Hive

The Hive Ocean Grove houses an exceptional and unique range of artistic mediums including bronze sculpture, paintings, ceramics & handcrafted furniture, from both established and emerging artists, many of them talented locals.

Downstairs is the exclusive home of Willie Wildlife Sculptures with their internationally renowned bronze work capturing the essence of our birds and wildlife in freestanding sculptures & signature birdbaths that will last forever.

Upstairs, the large gallery displays an impressive range of our stable of over 35 represented artists work, complemented by a themed month long Solo or Group Exhibition in the Middle Room Space.

Recognised for our considered curation, at the heart of this, themes of the natural environment and our harmony and wellbeing within it, are a strong focus. 

We are honoured to be part of the Geelong Regional Gallery Membership Benefits Program.

Current Exhibition

SUFFUSE 

Bathed in light, Millington’s finely detailed and beautifully executed paintings play softly with the highly skilled glazing, strength of form, yet delicacy of Legoe’s ceramics.

Both artists gain inspiration from the natural environment and changing light of day and have collaborated to create a stunning, tranquil exhibition running from July 5th -28th.

Opening on Saturday July 6th 2-4pm. All are welcome to meet the artists.

Recent Exhibition

FLOW – Stories from the Wetlands

Two years in the planning.

26 artists in a diversity of mediums from paintings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and photography.

New work from renowned bronze sculptors Lucy McEachern and Will Wilson. Appreciate major new oil paintings set locally in the wetlands from established artist Richard Weatherly OAM. Meet several new talents.

Many learnt a new skill at wetland flora inspired workshops

It was an experience to Come. Visit. Be inspired.

Richard Weatherly OAM speaking at the Opening.

All of June 2024 – over 1,000 visitors

Recent Exhibition

ABSTRACTION

Experienced North East Victorian artist FRANK BURGERS joins us for the month of May in ‘ABSTRACTION’.  

A selection of works in which Frank “looked for the bones of the Paintings”.  These took him to more geometric minimalist spaces for a while with an interest in boundaries between colours, composition, edges, and essential elements.

Always a search for a ‘painting that is true.’

Meet and support Frank, now a Geelong local.

Recent Exhibition

CONTOURS

Georgie Gall returns two years since her last highly successful exhibition from ‘Dawn to Dusk’ in 2022.

Capturing on canvas the coastal life she embraces with joy, passion and exuberance. The ‘contours‘ of the land that form the natural dunes and the golf greens Georgie loves. An exhibition of paintings of scenes that render life richer.

Opening Hours & Accessibility

10-4pm Friday to Sunday.

Other times by appointment –  Call Karen on 0417 116 216

1/41 Smithton Grove, Ocean Grove

Please note our upstairs exhibition space gallery is accessible only by stairs

Downstairs car park, toilet and gallery is fully accessible

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Acknowledgement

The Hive Gallery wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land,

the Wadawurung People of the Kulin Nation

and pay respect to all Elders past, present and emerging.