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


‘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. 

Recent Exhibition


The highly successful and popular BHAC Art Trail is on again and The Hive will have a dynamic all new exhibition with plenty to see from our 12 featured artists. There will be demonstrations a plenty, from environmental painters Richard Weatherly OAM and Jane Millington, wheel throwing and hand building by our ceramicists Kirsty Manger and Karen Steenbergen and display and discussion on the various stages of burl bowl creations from Rod Thom.

Open both days of Cup Weekend 10-4pm with a chance to meet the other local artists William Linford, Margaret Delahunty Spencer, Phillip Butters, Jo Reitze, Zahidah Zeytoun Millie and furniture maker Jake Lunniss.

The Exhibition will be on for the month of November with new work  replacing sold works.

Recent Exhibition


The annual Group Exhibition of  Sculpture returned. “EMBODY” welcomed recent works from sculptors Alan Kuczynski, George Lianos, Lucy McEachern, Bruce Webb, and Beatrice Magalotti to the gallery for the month of October. We also welcomed Mirranda Burton with a body of linocuts from an earlier residency that seemed to belong, and deserve to be seen at The Hive.  

October 2023

Recent Exhibition


Journeys, stories, connections, interpreting and gathering over time and place.

Portrayed in the magnificent, isolated Australian landscape that is our ‘outback’, ‘out yonder’ by artist Wayne Elliott. 

Stories from Yonder  August 2023.

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



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.