Just because we’re self-isolating and doing the right thing doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy our passion and love of the visual arts.
I am also heartened by The Collectors Club decision to continue with our annual John Stringer Prize and hopefully, we can all be together for the exhibition and prize presentation at the end of this year. Our support for this prize and the artists has never been more important. The Club is working on a format to bring the artist and their work to you along with fantastic opportunities to purchase their work.
So many galleries, both public and private, local and international, have been working away to provide us with opportunities to view and engage with artists and their work.
The following are some suggestions:
www.sullivanstrumpf.com click on their online viewing room
https://www.roslynoxley9.com.au/ Destiny Deacon in their online viewing room
www.alcastongallery.com.au Barbara Mbitjana Moore online viewing room
www.niagaragalleries.com.au Blue Chip group exhibition
The Art Gallery of New South Wales has gone all out with a daily online programme called Together in Art which is launching next Saturday and includes new art commissions, interviews, pocket exhibitions and online art-making workshops for adults and children.
The National Gallery of Victoria is presenting virtual tours. Keith Harting and Jean-Michel-Basquiet virtual tour is starting April 4. They also have 90% of their collection online.
Google Arts and Culture allows you to explore galleries and museums from around the world. It’s a fantastic website.
And in the area of performing arts the WA Opera company is to be commended for their Ghost Light opera series featuring local singers with a new one being broadcast at 7.30 every Saturday night. Free to view anytime.
I would love to hear any further suggestions from members [email protected]