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About the Apollo Bay Art Show

The Apollo Bay Art Show was originally started and run by the Historical Society in 1977. It is now run by a dedicated crew under the umbrella of Apollo Bay Arts Inc. You can see some of the other great things they do here.


Postponement of 2020/2021 Apollo Bay Art Show to Easter 2021

Unfortunately, COVID restrictions has made it difficult for the Apollo Bay Art Show to proceed this summer for its 44th exhibition.

However, we are hopeful that the Show can go ahead at the Apollo Bay Senior Citizens Hall in April 2021 to coincide with the Easter break.

Even if the show cannot proceed at the Seniors Hall, we plan to take the Apollo Bay Art Show online on this website. This is a great opportunity to utilise a digital platform to ensure the Show’s sustainability and to broaden its audiences. To this end, we have received a grant which has enabled the creation of this website on which artworks will be displayed for sale. Thanks to Colac Otway Shire and Apollo Bay Bendigo Bank.

Artists be offered guidance in how to take quality, high resolution, digital photographs of your works and how to effectively display them for sale. Maraar Woorn Neighbourhood House are supporting us to offer training in January 2021 to this effect. This training could also help them to pursue promotion and sale of works online in the future. We will still curate the exhibition using the images submitted and manage payments.

Post restrictions, when the Art Show can return to its physical presence, the website will remain and display the artworks at the same time as an adjunct to the Show. This will broaden the reach of the Show into the future and ensure it keeps abreast of the digital age.

Arts Inc is proud to be working on a way to enable the celebration of its 44th exhibition to proceed during this difficult pandemic. We thank you, our community for participating in past shows as volunteers and artists and sincerely hope that you will continue your involvement virtually and/or in person.

Any queries can be directed to our email address

or mailed to

Apollo Bay Art Show

PO Box 361

Apollo Bay

Victoria, 3233