COVID-19 Gallery updates

We are re-opening!

Published: Wednesday 27 May, 2020

We’ve been very much looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the Gallery and are thrilled be re-connecting artists and audiences on-site from Tuesday 2 June.

Our reopening plan are focused on the health and safety of our visitors and staff. We are currently putting in place all the measures that will ensure the Gallery is a safe place for our visitors and also workplace for our team. This includes limiting visitor numbers while COVID-19 restrictions are in place and ensuring social distancing and recommended hygiene measures are undertaken.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a number of exhibitions that closed early, we have extended; the National Emerging Art glass Prize 2020, Tree Conversations: Networking with the wood wide web and Freya Jobbins’ solo show Return. We are also opening a new exhibition by Sydney collective Barbara Cleveland titled Bad Timing, which opens on the 6th of June.

We are looking forward to being able to announce new dates for our end year exhibitions. We are also in the process of planning other programs we can host while social distancing measures are in place.

The Gallery team look forward to welcoming you back. In the meantime, you can stay in touch with us via our website, newsletters, Facebook, Instagram.

To assist your plan to visit the Gallery in the coming months, please find below information about the measures we’ve put in place to keep everyone safe.

Here's what visitors need to know:

From 2 June the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and National Art Glass Gallery will reopen to limited numbers of visitors from; Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm; Sunday: 10am - 2pm. Closed Mondays.

What’s open:

Exhibitions and collection displays in the Art Gallery and National Art Glass Gallery. The Gallery Shop is also open.

What’s closed:

There are presently no in person public program tours and events.

What we’re asking visitors to do:

  • Provide your name and contact details on entry to support contact tracing.
  • Bring a credit or debit card for any on-site purchases (we won’t be accepting cash).
  • Don’t visit in a large group.
  • Don’t visit if you’re unwell, have experienced cold or flu symptoms in the last 14 days, or have returned from overseas in the last 14 days.
  • Consider downloading the COVIDSafe app

What we're doing at the Gallery:

  • Use the hand-sanitiser provided on arrival.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres distance from others at all times.
  • Floor markings and signage to help visitors maintain safe distances
  • Visitors with access requirements can still use ramps and lifts
  • Allow less-mobile visitors to use elevators first, or consider using the stairs or escalators.
  • Each Gallery space has a maximum capacity, please follow instructions from staff regarding these measures.
  • We’ve removed some seating in exhibition spaces. Folding chairs are available, please enquire at the Gallery Shop.
  • We are cleaning frequently
  • Cough and sneeze into elbows or a tissue, and put the tissue in a bin.
  • Wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds in our restrooms.
  • Please don’t touch the artworks.
  • Visitors who don’t comply with these conditions will not be admitted or will be asked to leave to ensure the safety of all.

Gallery closed until further notice

Published: Tuesday 24 March 2020

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery will today close to the public until further notice to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the State and our primary responsibility is the health, safety and wellbeing of our audiences, staff, volunteers and artists.

We very much appreciate your continued support and understanding during this time.


Public programs suspended until further notice

Published: Friday 20 March 2020

While we remain open, the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery has made the decision to temporarily suspend all public programming until further notice. This will include events, tours, school visits, group bookings and public programs across both the Art Gallery and National Art Glass Gallery.

Wagga Wagga City Council has also made the difficult decision to suspend the FRESH and RE-FRESH intergenerational program held during April. Although the program is postponed for now, Council is working closely with artists, local community groups and businesses to re-schedule the tailor-made series of talks, workshops and events, where possible, to be part of next year’s program. All tickets purchased to date from the Civic Theatre Booking Office and the Art Gallery for the series talks, workshops and events will be fully refunded.


National Art Glass Prize Programs Cancelled

Published: Wednesday 18 March 2020

Due recent advice around COVID-19, we have cancelled upcoming events relating to the National Emerging Art Glass Prize 2020 including the launch, forum and talk.

We have put in place these precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of our community. The Gallery will remain open at present and we are reviewing our future public programs to ensure we are operating in line with current advice from NSW Health.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. If you would like to contact the Gallery about an upcoming visit, please contact gallery@wagga.nsw.gov.au or call us on 02 6926 9660.


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