Going digital: gallery receives funding grant
Published: 17 Feb 2022 12:43pm
The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery’s plans to develop a new Media Project Lab received a boost this week after the NSW Government provided a grant for capital works.
Art Gallery Director Dr Lee-Anne Hall said the grant of $49,657 from Create NSW’s Creative Capital Funding Program will enhance the gallery’s capacity to exhibit digital artworks, host performances, and present public programs.
“The world of art is always changing, and having our own dedicated media project lab will enable us to share a host of exciting shows and programs with our community,” Dr Hall said.
“Increasingly, artists are moving towards digital media, so we wanted to make sure we had everything we needed to showcase their work.
“We’re also planning for the space to be flexible, and serve as a multi-purpose, multi-disciplinary setting for artists and performers right in the heart of the city.”
The gallery team is transforming a section of the main gallery into the dedicated media project space, complete with projectors, speakers, theatre curtaining and movable walls.
In addition to welcoming touring digital exhibitions, and hosting performances, the gallery is developing a strong regional artist development program.
“We want to support our region’s developing artists, and this will provide a perfect place for residencies and exhibitions, giving artists room to experiment and grow their practice.” Dr Hall said.
The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery’s new Media Project Lab will be completed by the end of June 2022.
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery was granted these funds from Create NSW’s Creative Capital Funding Program – Minor Works and Equipment Round 1.
Image: (from left) Member for Wagga Wagga Dr Joe McGirr MP, Art Gallery Director Dr Lee-Anne Hall and Wes Fang MLC inspect the gallery’s new Media Project Lab which will provide the ideal space to showcase digital exhibitions and host performances.