Art Gallery of Ballarat to reopen doors on 1 July

Australia’s oldest and largest regional gallery will resume operations on Wednesday 1 July.

The Art Gallery of Ballarat will open to a limited number of visitors from 10am-5pm daily using a free, timed entry ticket system.

Other measures to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff will include:

  • hand sanitising stations
  • social distancing signage and floor markings
  • limited access to (and the deep cleaning of) gallery spaces
  • no tours or events

Due to the generosity of lenders, the gallery has been able to extend the David Noonan: Stagecraft exhibition until 4 October.

This exhibition brings together silkscreen collages on fabric, tapestries and film made by the Ballarat-born international artist between 2015 and 2020.

And, with thanks to the QUT Art Museum, the gallery has also extended Anne Wallace: Strange Ways until 20 September.

Spanning three decades of Wallace’s career, the exhibition explores her figurative paintings, which combine familiar scenes with moments of tension. 

People are kindly reminded not to visit the gallery if they are feeling unwell, have experienced cold or flu symptoms in the past 14 days, or have returned from overseas in the past 14 days.

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As the government's COVID-19 restrictions continue to change, we encourage you to be kind, stay safe, maintain social distancing and use common sense. And if you're unwell, please stay home.