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 Good Friday from 6.30pm and Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday from 10am over the Easter long weekend and all proceeds from entry fees and painting sales go to support local and overseas charities and community programs.
Melway Ref: 456 K10 (opposite St James Anglican Church)
Important Dates
Closing Date for Entries - 5pm Monday four weeks before Easter.
Entry forms will be mailed out several weeks prior.
If you have not exhibited before, please email to be added to the mailing list.
Delivery of Paintings - Paintings are to be delivered to the Christian College Stadium, Collins St., Drysdale
on Good Friday, between 10.00am - 2.00pm.
Art Show Launch Including Announcement of Award Winners - Good Friday at 6.30pm
Art Show is open to the public –
Good Friday, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Easter Saturday, 10:00am - 5.00pm
Easter Sunday, 10:00am - 4.00pm
Collection of Entries and Purchased Paintings - Easter Sunday - 4:30 -5.45 pm
Contact Information
All enquiries to the Art Show Chair Lyle Grinter 0408 279 821
How to Enter
Click HERE and follow links to download an Entry Form in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
We would also suggest you read the Terms and Conditions either on the form, or here on the website.
These are subject to change without notice.
Click HERE and follow links to download the Terms and Conditions in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Conditions of Entry
  1. A fee of $10.00 will be payable for each exhibit entered that is within the maximum dimensions of 1 metre (either length or width) including framing.
  2. Any paintings of greater dimension will incur an additional fee of $5 (LIMIT of 4).
  3. Paintings and drawings, etc, must be framed and provided with picture wire and D-rings firmly attached, approximately a third from the top on either side. Unframed stretched canvas are acceptable if the sides of the canvas are painted. All entries must be able to be hung.
  4. All exhibits must be the original work of the Exhibitor, available for sale and not previously exhibited in this Art Show.
  5. Artists may enter as many exhibits as per guidelines, but quantity, location and display of exhibits will be at the discretion of the Art Show Committee.
  6. All care but no responsibility will be taken for loss or damage of any work Exhibitors are advised to insure their entries against damage or loss.
  7. Note: The show may refuse to hang an entry if the framing is unsuitable or unsafe. This is both to protect our volunteers and to prevent your artwork being damaged if it falls off the stands. Works are hung from hooks in the stands - if your work has no picture wire, or it can't take the weight, we literally cannot hang your work.
  8. Exhibits will be displayed at the organiser’s discretion. The Committee reserves the right not to hang any paintings and no discussion, verbally or in writing will be entered into. All works entered will be judged, but not necessarily hung. In the event that the number of entries exceeds the space available, entries will be selected for hanging by the judge.
  9. No refund on entry fees will be given for exhibits not presented.
  10. Paintings to be clearly marked with title, medium, exhibitor’s name and address and sale price on the back.
  11. Photographic material/digital prints are not accepted.
  12. A commission of 25% will be charged for each sale and is applied to the fund raising activities of the Rotary Club of Drysdale Inc. The Club is not registered for GST and commissions on sales will not be subject to GST. Note: If the painting sold includes GST, the 25% commission will be applied to the selling price less the GST component.
  13. Paintings must be delivered to the Christian College Stadium, Collins St., Drysdale between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm on Good Friday March 30th.
  14. The show will be serviced by Nobel Art Courier Telephone: 03 9792 1272 or Mobile: 0418 175 307. Their depots are at Malvern, Mornington, Mulgrave, Delahey, Mitcham and Balwyn. Local (Geelong / Bellarine) courier service pickup etc provided by Bearlooms Picture Framer, phone 5248 6493.
  15. Best Local Content category - Any medium depicting the Bellarine / Geelong region landscape that is recognisable in the painting and reflected in the title. This region is roughly defined as the area bounded by the Bellarine Peninsula as far as Barwon Heads, Barrabool, Batesford and the You Yangs.
  16. Unsold exhibits must be collected between 4.30 and 5.45pm on Easter Sunday April 1st. Exhibitors Copy of the Art Show Entry Form must be shown as proof of ownership when picking up unsold paintings.
  17. The Rotary Club of Drysdale reserves the right to photograph and reproduce entries for publicity purposes. This does NOT include the making or selling of copies of submitted artwork.
  18. For the proper conduct of the exhibition, the Rotary Club of Drysdale reserves the right at any time, to amend, alter or vary any of the conditions of entry or make any other adjustment which it thinks fit.


The Art Display Boards were designed, built and are maintained
by the Rotary Club of Drysdale specifically for showing
these paintings to their best advantage. 
These Display Boards are available for hire to other exhibitions and displays.
The Rotary Club of Drysdale has two custom-built twin-axle trailers, each is used to transport 20 display boards and associated stands.

Each Art Board is 3m long by 1.2m high. The bottom edge of the Art Board, when mounted on the stand, is 1m above the floor.

For inquiries about hiring the equipment contact: Caroline Rickard, phone 0408 989 221 or e-mail