We apologise in advance for adding to the inundation of messages regarding COVID-19.
With the impact of the virus being felt globally and throughout our community, we’d like to take the chance to affirm our priorities at the gallery. First and foremost is the health and safety of our artists, staff, clients, visitors, and the community in which we work. We are following advice and guidelines from the Australian Government and monitoring updates closely.
To ease pressure on our international artists, the 2020 program in our Sydney gallery will be adjusted to accommodate the rapidly-changing situation. Local artists will be highlighted for the remainder of the year, with exhibitions by Eko Nugroho (Indonesia) and Jeremy Sharma (Singapore) postponed until 2021. We are very excited to announce an exhibition of new works by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran joining the roster of exhibitions that already includes Glenn Barkley, Grant Stevens, Darren Sylvester, Sydney Ball, Lindy Lee, Sam Leach, Michael Zavros, Angela Tiatia, and Alex Seton.
Further measures to ensure the safety of our artists, visitors and employees are the reduction of on-site staff hours and increasing professional cleaning and sanitation at the gallery. The gallery remains open from 10am-5pm, Tuesday - Saturday. If you would like to organise a private viewing in the gallery, our team would be happy to accommodate. Public openings will no longer be scheduled until official advice suggests otherwise.
Beyond these measures, we’re creating innovative content and ways for you to engage with us and our artists while respecting suggested physical distancing protocols. We are being responsive and adaptive to the situation, and we trust these measures will decrease the risk without compromising our duties to our artists and staff.
While there are limits to what art can achieve with battling the virus, we believe that art plays an important role in maintaining our sanity in these troublesome times. We hope to provide any respite that we can through the positivity of our artists.
Finally, we’d like to sincerely thank you for your continued support. At the core of what we do is support the practice of artists, and we remain committed to our mission of connecting you with the artists you love, without compromising the well-being or values of our community. As a community, we are all in this together.
Ursula + Joanna