As galleries moved online in the pandemic some found tools that would bring them to new audiences while others missed the human connection. Jane O’Sullivan looked at how COVID-19 changed galleries forever.
‘Yes and no,’ said Artereal Gallery’s associate director Rhianna Walcott about whether she misses pre-COVID exhibition openings. She’s not the only one.
‘Exhibition openings are a lot of work,’ says Raft Artspace’s director Dallas Gold. ‘It was good to have a break.’ Full story over on ArtsHub.
It has been going for months, but this week the inquiry into the grants system in New South Wales finally turned its attention to the arts. At a hearing in Sydney, six leading arts professionals told the inquiry about underfunding, uncertainty and sector-wide frustration with lack of transparency. Full story over on ArtsHub.
It’s taken over a year to organise the trip for key artists Deborah Wurrkidj, Jennifer Wurrkidj, Elizabeth Kala Kala, Janet Marawarr and Jacinta Lamilami that enables them to see their textile designs in the exhibition, alongside the work of 12 other artists from the Bábbarra Women’s Centre. Full story in ArtsHub.