The Outside Gallery

artwork by Kerrie Gottliebsen


The Outside Gallery presents a new exhibition, GREETINGS FROM HOBSONS BAY, on display in Paine Reserve, Newport.

The Outside Galley is a large graphic installation of 11 light boxes. It will showcase the westie-inspired artwork of Seaholme artist Kerrie Gottliebsen.

Kerrie’s vintage-influenced designs combine digital illustration and photography. The works feature historical elements and highlight some of the west’s lesser-known destinations while celebrating other much-loved industrial and natural landmarks. The images evoke pride, curiosity and nostalgia for Melbourne’s western suburbs.

We invite you to join us on the evening of Friday 9 December from 7.45pm to 8.30pm at the Newport Bowls Club, 4 Market Street, as we launch these works live along with an artist talk.

You may like to book a table and enjoy some dinner before or during the launch, and afterwards join us for a group photo in front of the exhibition. Following the artist talk you will be able to view the images and read accompanying artists notes on our website

The Outside Gallery is managed by Art & Industry Projects on behalf of Hobsons Bay City Council.



During COVID when travel was constrained and staying indoors became the norm, I packed away my art studio, linseed oil and paint brushes and spent endless hours drawing with pencils at the dining table. One weekend when the metropolitan ring of steel came down, I stayed at an Airbnb in Phillip Island. I was struck by the beauty of a vintage poster featuring the famous local beach and penguins. When I returned home, I set about creating a design featuring my local beach, Altona. This involved buying an iPad and working with the program Procreate. From there followed the bridge to the Altona Dog Beach, the Finnish Hall, the Williamstown Botanical Gardens and the Seaholme jetty. The westie art collection now exceeds 60 designs. The artwork combines photography and digital illustration. It allows people to express pride and nostalgia for different landmarks and places that inspire happy memories. The designs remind me to be brave, to try new things and think about where I live, history, stories and community.


Kerrie Gottliebsen is Seaholme artist and photographer who studied at the Latrobe College of Art & Design. After decades of drawing and painting, she purchased a Canon DSLR and developed a passion for bokeh photography. Kerrie has exhibited twice as part of Hobsons Bay’s Art in Public Places and spent a year volunteering with art students at Bayside College in Williamstown. Recently Kerrie combined her love of photography with digital illustration, creating a series of vintage influenced designs that focus on historical, natural and architectural landmarks in Melbourne’s west.  

GREETINGS FROM HOBSONS BAY is the sixth exhibition held at the Outside Gallery. Previous exhibitions include: WILD WEST by Rob Mancini, I AM. by Keren Dobia, Burnout by Simon Davidson (November 2019), Traffic Light by James Henry (April 2019) and The Bridge Projects by Bindi Cole Chocka (November 2018).

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