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

HABITAT GROUP CERAMICS

The return of our annual Group Ceramics exhibition. The theme of ‘Habitat’ has been explored by six key artists. Ann Ferguson, Lene Kuhl Jakobsen, Bridget Foley and long-term locals Kirsty Manger and Karen Steenbergen feature again after a successful ‘Connection’ in 2023. Both Lene and Kirsty have enjoyed recognition this year featured as finalists in the Klytie Pate Ceramics Award for ’23.

Sophia Legoe is new to the Hive. Her detailed textured glazes are a standout feature of her work.

Join the artists for a Q&A on Saturday March 2nd 2-4pm for the Opening.

The Exhibition will be on for the month of March. 

Recent Exhibition

EQUILIBRE

An Exhibition of Sculpture from mid-career artist Lucas Guilbert. New to the Hive and based in Naarm/Melbourne, Lucas was raised in Montreal and brings his multi-cultural background to his work.” Inspired by the unique landscape and cultural paradigms of his new home. Guilbert’s woodcarving technique allows him to explore the relationship between wood and place. “

Opening on Saturday February 3rd 2-4pm and on for February please join us to support a new talent to the Bellarine Peninsula for the first time.

Recent Exhibition

BRUSHED EARTH

CHILLED JAZZ, GIN TASTING and ART to enjoy on a Summer afternoon OPENING. 

Award winning Macedon Ranges gin from Travelling While Standing Still and Smith & Appleby Duo Jazz.

An offering of paintings and sculpture to the power, beauty and timeless presence of our ancient lands. Margaret Delahunty Spencer captures in paint and ink the Flinders Ranges following a recent artist road trip. Dawn Robinson creates form and shape and highlights tone in the equally ancient limestone of Mount Gambier and Geelong. 

‘Brushed Earth & Carved Horizons’  January 2024.

Recent Exhibition

NOURISH THE SOUL

‘The captivating can be found in the cast of light on a familiar object, the glance of shadow on a complex flower, and the sweet taste of shared food – all these moments render life richer.’ New to the gallery, Veronica O’Leary sums up the beauty of this joint exhibition of still life, realist oil paintings that celebrate many things that ‘nourish the soul’. 

Regular stable favourite Kylie Sirett returns to join Veronica, in her first exhibition since 2019.

December 1st-31st 2023 and Opening on Sunday December 3rd 2-4pm. All are welcome. 

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.