COVID-19 | Gallery closures and event cancellations

As a result of the rapidly evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), many galleries and cultural institutions, have temporarily closed their doors or cancelled/postponed their public programs and events. This is a preventive measure to help curb the spread of the virus, and also to safeguard the health of staff, artists and visitors.

The following is a list of art venues across Australia affected by this global pandemic, which will be updated regularly.

 

NAVA – National Association for the Visual Arts
NAVA is open for business, offering advice and support to Members, and leading policy, advocacy and action for a contemporary arts sector that’s ambitious and fair. Throughout March and April, most NAVA staff will be working from home so please direct all enquiries to be made via email rather than by phone. Remember, NAVA already presents a range of programs and events online, including workshops, online courses, and our suite of professional practice resources. NAVA’s biennial national gathering, Future/Forward, will not be presented this year. Arts Day on the Hill, Australia’s national day of arts advocacy, will go ahead on 15 August.

Melbourne

Abbotsford Convent
The Abbotsford Convent precinct, including the galleries will be closed from Wednesday 25 March. Many of the onsite community of artists and small business sell their products and services online – see the website for more information.

Alcaston Gallery
Alcaston Gallery will be closed to the public, however, the gallery will be open by appointment and all exhibitions are available to view online.

ARC ONE Gallery
ARC ONE Gallery will be closed to the public from close of business Wednesday 25 March and operating online. Email the gallery for access to their curated online viewing rooms or keep checking their website and social media platforms for updates.

Art at Linden Gate
Art at Linden Gate will be closed until further notice and Peter Flint’s exhibition, scheduled to open 17 April, has been cancelled. 

Artbank
Artbank’s Melbourne showroom will be closed to the public, effective from Wednesday 18 March, until further notice. Their collection can be viewed online.

Arts Centre Melbourne
Arts Centre Melbourne has announced the cancellation of all scheduled performances and events and temporary closure of its buildings to the public, commencing Monday 16 March. These measures will remain in effect for four weeks, through to Sunday 12 April 2020.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
Effective from Monday 16 March, ACCA will be closed until Tuesday 14 April 2020. Frances Barrett’s exhibition ‘Meatus’ slated to open 4 April, has been rescheduled to open 14 April.

Australian Galleries
Australian Galleries will be temporarily closed, from Thursday 26 March. Current exhibitions and Stock Rooms can be viewed online. 

The Australian Tapestry Workshop
The Australian Tapestry Workshop will be closed to the public effective from Tuesday 24 March. During this period all public events, including the AIR19 Artist in Residence Exhibition Opening Celebration, scheduled to take place on Tuesday 31 March, and the guided tours have been cancelled. Tapestry works and exhibition activities will feature on their website and social media channels.

BLINDSIDE
BLINDSIDE will be closed for a two-week period, commencing Monday 16 March. All public programs and events scheduled to take place during this period will be postponed. Information about BLINDSIDE’s artists and upcoming exhibitions can be found on their website and social media platforms.

Buxton Contemporary
Buxton Contemporary will be closed, effective from Monday 16 March and until further notice.

Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP)
Effective from Friday 20 March, CCP will suspend all public events and the scheduled exhibition ‘No True Self’ until further notice. Updated information will be published on their website and social media channels.

Charles Nodrum Gallery
Charles Nodrum Gallery will remain open by appointment only. Jan Murray and David Harley’s exhibitions will go ahead, however, the opening night scheduled for Saturday 4 April has been cancelled. Both exhibitions can be viewed online and are available for preview.

Counihan Gallery in Brunswick
Counihan Gallery in Brunswick will be closed from Monday 16 March until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

The Dax Centre
Commencing Tuesday 17 March, The Dax Centre will close until Tuesday 31 March 2020. Education programs scheduled during this period will be cancelled. Images from the current exhibition ‘From Heart + Mind’, works from the Cunningham Dax Collection, and other visual sources of inspiration, will be shared on The Dax Centre website and social media platforms.

Finkelstein Gallery
Until further notice, Finkelstein Gallery will be closed and operating online.

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
Effective from Saturday 21 March Firestation Print Studio Gallery will be temporarily closed to the public, members and artists. The ability to re-open will be reviewed Tuesday 14 April 2020.

Flinders Lane Gallery
Flinders Lane Gallery will be closed from Wednesday 18 March until Monday 30 April 2020. During this period the exhibitions will be viewable on their website and staff contactable via phone and email.

Fox Galleries
Fox Galleries will extend the current exhibition, Jason Moad’s ‘Between Two Worlds and In-Between’ to the end of April 2020; present a new exhibition program based on the seasons, commencing in May; and produce publications on each of these four extended exhibitions, which will document this uncertain year as it unfolds.

Gasworks Arts Park
Gasworks Arts Park’s theatres, art galleries and reception will be closed to the public, effective from Monday 23 March. All events and performances scheduled until the end of April 2020 have been postponed and ticket holders for the Kids Holiday Program and ‘REBEL’ will be contacted directly in relation to ticket refunds.

George Paton Gallery
Effective from Monday 23 March and until further notice, the George Paton Gallery and Creative Workshops have suspended their program of exhibitions and workshops, which will be rescheduled when the Gallery is re-opened.

Gertrude Contemporary
Gertrude Contemporary’s exhibitions and public programs, at their Preston and Collingwood venues, will be temporarily suspended for the week commencing Monday 16 March 2020.

Heide Museum of Modern Art 
The Heide Museum of Modern Art will be closed from Tuesday 17 March until Monday 13 April 2020. Updates will be provided on their website and social media channels, in addition to stories about the Museum’s gardens, exhibitions and collection.

James Makin Gallery
James Makin Gallery will be open by appointment only and exhibition opening events suspended. Exhibitions will be available to be viewed online and in the gallery by appointment, during regular operating hours.

Koorie Heritage Trust
Koorie Heritage Trust has suspended all public programs, including workshops, public walking tours and training programs, effective from Tuesday 17 March. In addition, the Koorie Heritage Trust will close temporarily from Saturday 21 March to Monday 13 April 2020. Updates in relation to reopening and exhibition imagery will be provided on their website and social media platforms.

Linden New Art
Linden New Art is closed indefinitely and will advise when they are able to re-open; see their website for more information.

MARS Gallery
Effective from Tuesday 17 March, MARS will only be open by appointment. Exhibitions will continue as scheduled and can be viewed online. Additionally works can be delivered for viewing.

Melbourne Art Fair
Melbourne Art Fair, planned for June 2020, has been rescheduled to take place from 4 to 7 February 2021.

Metro Gallery
Metro Gallery will be closed to the public from Wednesday 25 March and is open by appointment only. Metro hopes to reschedule all missed openings to June/July this year.

Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)
Monash University Museum of Art will be closed, effective from Monday 23 March. Online and virtual resources and art projects will be made accessible via their website and social media platforms.

National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria is closed to the public, effective Monday 16 March until Monday 13 April 2020. If you have pre-purchased tickets for current exhibitions or upcoming programs, the NGV team will be in contact with you shortly. During this temporary closure, the State collection and programming will be accessible online.

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
Nicolas Thompson Gallery remains open, by appointment only. The opening of ‘Five Years: Gallery Anniversary Exhibition’, scheduled to take place Saturday 21 March 2020, has been cancelled.

Neon Parc
Neon Parc will be closed until further notice. Current exhibitions can be viewed online or by appointment. The opening of ‘Stranger’ by James Lynch, scheduled to take place Friday 27 March 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

Next Wave Festival
Next Wave Festival 2020, scheduled to take place 15 to 31 May, will not go ahead as planned but will instead be delivered and distributed online.

The Other Art Fair
The Other Art Fair has postponed its upcoming Sydney and Melbourne editions, previously scheduled for 19 to 22 March and 21 to 24 March, respectively. An updated fair calendar will be released in the coming weeks. Ticket holders will be contacted directly to arrange full refunds or credit towards the next fair.

RMIT Gallery
Effective from Friday 20 March, RMIT Gallery will be closed to the public, until further notice. ‘The Image Looks Back’ which was scheduled to open on Friday 27 March 2020 will now be exhibited online.

Sarah Scout Presents
Sarah Scout Presents will be closed until further notice, effective from Tuesday 24 March. Exhibitions will be covered on their website and social media platforms.

State Library of Victoria
The State Library of Victoria will be closed from Monday 16 March until further notice, and upcoming Library programs and events are cancelled or postponed until at least 13 April 2020.

The Substation
The Substation will be closed to the public, effective from Thursday 19 March 2020, until further notice.

Tacit Galleries
Tacit Galleries is closed for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19. They will maintain a presence online – Facebook, Instagram and their website: uploading images from the current exhibitions on the individual artists’ pages including a few install photos of the actual exhibitions.

Tinning Street Presents
Effective from Monday 23 March, Tinning Street Presents will be closed until further notice. Upcoming exhibitions by Douglas Kirwan and Hope Lumsden-Barry, scheduled to open on Friday 27 March 2020, have been postponed. Information relating to re-opening dates and exhibitions can be found on their website or social media platforms.

Ten Cubed Gallery
Effective from Wednesday 18 March, and until further notice, Ten Cubed will open by appointment only, and all guided tours, public programs and events will be postponed. Updates will be provided on their website and social media platforms, which will also feature works from the current exhibition ‘Departure’.

Tolarno Galleries
Tolarno Galleries 2020 exhibition program will continue, however, will be open by appointment only, effective from Thursday 19 March 2020.

Town Hall Gallery
Town Hall Gallery will be closed from Wednesday 18 March to Tuesday 14 April 2020, with the possibility of this period of closure being extended. During this time all exhibitions, events, regular programming, performances and workshops will be suspended. Installation images of the upcoming exhibition ‘Your Are Here’ can be found on their social media platforms.

West Space
West Space will be postponing their opening event and exhibition, scheduled for Friday 20 March, as well as the WELFARE symposium, scheduled for Saturday 21 March and Sunday 22 March, until further notice. West Space will be temporarily closed for an initial two-week period, after which they will reassess the situation and will provide updates around any further rescheduling of exhibitions and events as more information becomes available.

Victoria

Accent Framing
Accent Framing will open by appointment only, effective from Tuesday 24 March. During this period contact Accent Framing on (03) 5331-7011 for all gallery, framing and giclee printing enquiries.

Art Gallery of Ballarat
Effective from Monday 16 March, Art Gallery of Ballarat will be closed. Updates on the Gallery’s projects and highlights of their collection will be covered on their social media platforms.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi
Effective from Sunday 22 March, ArtSpace will close until further notice. Virtual tours of current exhibitions can be found on their website.

Cascade Art Gallery
Effective from Tuesday 17 March, Cascade Art Gallery will be open by appointment only for the next month, with exhibitions available to be viewed online. Floor talks and openings, scheduled during this period, have been cancelled.

Gallery on Sturt
Gallery on Sturt will be open by appointment only, effective from Tuesday 24 March. The upcoming exhibition ‘Intricate’ and stockroom artworks will be viewable on their website and social media platforms.

Geelong Arts Centre
Geelong Arts Centre has cancelled all scheduled performances and events and imposed a temporary closure of its buildings to the public, commencing Monday 16 March. The cancellations and closure will remain in effect for four weeks, through 12 April 2020. The situation will be re-assessed by the end of March 2020.

Geelong Gallery
Geelong Gallery will be temporarily closed from 5pm Tuesday 17 March until Monday 13 April 2020. Updates regarding reopening,  future exhibitions and programs can be found on their website, e-communications and through social media channels.

McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery
McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery will be closed to the public as of 6pm, Sunday 15 March until 13 April 2020. Accordingly, the opening of ‘Inside Out: Space and Process’ has been postponed until further notice. Updates will be made on their website and social media platforms over the coming weeks and months.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Until further notice, the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery will be closed to the public. Updates will be provided on their website and social media channels.

Post Office Gallery
School of Arts, Federation University
The Post Office Gallery will be closed until further notice. Updates regarding return to operations and future exhibitions and programs will be announced on their website and e-communications over the coming weeks as the situation evolves.

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
Effective Tuesday 24 March, SAM will be closed until further notice. SAM will continue to present their work on their website and social media platforms.

TarraWarra Museum of Art
Effective from 5pm Thursday 19 March, TarraWarra Museum of Art will temporarily close to the public, until further notice. Accordingly, all scheduled public programs, events, tours, school bookings and group bookings have been cancelled. This includes, Open Weekend 2020, scheduled to take place 21 to 22 March, Slow Art Day, scheduled for 4 April and TarraWarra Festival planned for 18 to 19 April 2020. All ticket holders will be contacted directly. During this period of closure TarraWarra Museum of Art will be engaging with audiences online.

Sydney

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Effective from Wednesday 18 March, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art galleries and office will be closed. All public programming and performances have been suspended, with a look to reschedule these upon reopening. Additionally, ‘I am a heart beating in the world: Diaspora Pavilion 2’ will be postponed from April 2020 to November 2020, and ‘Things That Fall Apart’ will form part of the 2021 program.

Annette Larkin Fine Art
Annette Larkin Fine Art will be open by appointment only, effective from Thursday 19 March. The present exhibition ‘Robert Klippel – On paper 1950-1963’ can be viewed online.

Art Atrium
Art Atrium is temporarily closing and postponing upcoming exhibitions, effective from Thursday 19 March. ‘Landmarks’ by Scott McDougall and ‘Code’ by Tony Twigg will be rescheduled. In the meantime, the exhibitions can be viewed online.

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery of New South Wales will be closed to the public, effective from Monday 23 March, and until further notice. During this period the Gallery will be accessible online via their website and social media channels.

Art Month Sydney
Art Month Sydney will not proceed with the remaining events of the 2020 program, effective from Tuesday 17 March. Tickets purchased for the Ceramics Workshop, scheduled to take place on Saturday 21 March, and the Forage to Feast dinner on Thursday 26 March, will be reimbursed. The Collectors’ Space exhibition will remain open until Saturday 28 March, however, a limitation on visitor numbers will be imposed.

Artbank
Artbank’s Sydney showroom will be closed to the public, effective from Wednesday 18 March, until further notice. Their collection can be viewed online.

Artereal
Artereal Gallery will remain open with regular operating hours, however, no events such as artists talks or exhibition openings will take place for the foreseeable future. The current exhibition by Anna Carey ‘Faraway’ has been extended until Saturday 18 April.

Artspace
Effective from Tuesday 24 March, Artspace’s gallery will be closed until further notice. Public programs and events, including Volume 2020| Another Book Fair and BOOK MACHINE, scheduled to take place from 26 to 28 June, have been postponed. Developments on expanded programs will be provided on their website and social media platforms.

Australian Galleries
Australian Galleries will be temporarily closed, from Thursday 26 March. Current exhibitions and Stock Rooms can be viewed online. 

Biennale of Sydney
The public exhibitions of NIRIN: 22nd Biennale of Sydney will be closed, effective from Tuesday 24 March, until further notice. In partnership with Google, audiences around the world will be able to engage with NIRIN through the Google Arts & Culture platform, which will include live content, virtual walk-throughs, podcasts, interactive Q&As, curated tours and artist takeovers.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative will be closed to the public for two weeks, effective from Tuesday 17 March. During this time, the Co-operative will be open Tuesday-Friday 11am to 4pm by appointment only. Workshops scheduled to take place during this period have been postponed until further notice. The Co-operative will be sharing art across their digital platforms, see their website for more information.

Breathing Colours
Breathing Colour’s exhibition ‘Coming into the Light’ by Sarah Norton, scheduled to open Thursday 19 March, has been postponed until further notice.

Campbelltown Arts Centre
Effective from Tuesday 24 March, Campbelltown Arts Centre will be closed until further notice. The Arts Centre Cafe remains open for takeaway coffee and food.

Carriageworks
Carriageworks will be closed from Tuesday 24 March until further notice. The opening event of ‘Giselle Stanborough: Cinopticon’, scheduled to take place Thursday 26 March, has been cancelled. Content from Carriageworks’ artists and curatorial team will be covered on their social media channels.

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will be closed to the public, effective from Monday 23 March.

Cement Fondu
Cement Fondu will be closed to the public indefinitely, effective from Thursday 19 March. Current exhibition, ‘Contact Us’, can be viewed by making an appointment before Sunday 3 May 2020, or online.

COMA
COMA will be closed to the public and during this period offering private exhibition viewings or consultancy meetings by appointment. Installation images and information about the current exhibition is available on the gallery’s website.

Defiance Gallery at Mary Place
For now, upcoming exhibitions will continue as planned however the gallery will be open to the public by appointment only. Exhibition openings have been cancelled until further notice.

Firstdraft
Effective from Friday 20 March, Firstdraft will be closed until Sunday 3 May 2020. Firstdraft will be publishing artist-led content online and providing digital access to our current exhibitions via their website and social media platforms.

Fox Jensen Gallery
Fox Jensen Gallery will be open by appointment only, effective from Thursday 19 March. During this period the Gallery will be contactable via email and will announce their re-opening on their website.

Gaffa Gallery
Gaffa Gallery will be closed until further notice, from Tuesday 24 March.

Galerie pompom
Galerie pompom will be open by appointment only, effective from Tuesday 24 March.

Gallery 9
Effective Tuesday 24 March, Gallery 9 has postponed all exhibitions for the next month including Teelah George’s upcoming show which will be rescheduled until later in the year. An online stockroom can be found on their website.

Hazelhurst Arts Centre
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & the Broadhurst Gallery, gallery shop and cafe will be closed, effective from Thursdsay 26 March.

Kate Owen Gallery
Effective from Thursday 26 March, Kate Owen Gallery will be temporarily closed. Artworks can be purchased online and shipped or collected, subject to government guidelines at the time. During this period, the Gallery’s sales consultants are available via phone and individual appointments can be made to view works in person.

Ken Done Gallery
Ken Done Gallery will be closed until Monday 30 March. During this period the exhibitions are available to view online.

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
Effective from Saturday 21 March, The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre will be closed until further notice. During this period all upcoming public programs will be postponed. Blacktown Arts will work closely with artists to provide digital alternatives to their public programs and, for this purpose, the Centre is open to artists and creative workers by appointment.

.M Contemporary
.M Contemporary will be closed from Wednesday 25 March. Exhibitions and the stock room can be viewed online. .M Contemporary invites you to send in photos of rooms from your home and they will mock up their works in situ to see how an artwork looks in your home.

Manly Art Gallery and Museum
Until further notice, Manly Art Gallery and Museum will be closed.

MAY SPACE
MAY SPACE remains open, Tuesday to Saturday by appointment only. All upcoming Gallery events and openings have been cancelled. Exhibition imagery can be found on their website and their social media platforms will cover content related to their artists and exhibitions.

Mosman Art Gallery
Mosman Art Gallery and its venue hire facilities will be closed from 5pm Wednesday 25 March and until further notice. During this period all exhibitions, concerts, public programs, openings, tours, workshops, excursions, education classes and artist talks have been cancelled. Information in relation to the Gallery reopening can be found on their website.

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
Effective from Tuesday 24 March, MCA will be closed to the public. The MCA galleries, the National Centre for Creative Learning, MCA Store, MCA Cafe, Graze restaurant, and all upcoming events have been cancelled or postponed. Pre-purchased ticket-holders will be contacted directly. MCA is developing new digital experiences which will be shared on their website and social media platforms.

The National Art School
NAS is closed to the public until further notice. Visit their website or social media platforms for updates.

Olsen Gallery
Olsen gallery remains open, however, all opening events will be postponed.

The Other Art Fair
The Other Art Fair has postponed its upcoming Sydney and Melbourne editions, previously scheduled for 19 to 22 March and 21 to 24 March, respectively. An updated fair calendar will be released in the coming weeks. Ticket holders will be contacted directly to arrange full refunds or credit towards the next fair.

Penrith Regional Gallery
Effective from Tuesday 24 March, Penrith Regional Gallery will be closed. During this period, all activities at The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery including performances, events, exhibitions, workshops, lessons and other tuition will be suspended until further notice. The Cafe at Lewers remains open for takeaway only. Pre-purchased ticket holders are entitled to a refund, or have the option of a 12-month credit, or to donate the ticket price as a tax-deductible donation. Penrith Regional Gallery will implement digital resources on its website and social media platforms.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery will be open by appointment only, effective from Thursday 19 March. The Gallery will reassess the situation in the coming weeks and share updates as they become available. In the meantime, their website will facilitate connections with their artists and the 2020 exhibition program.

Sabbia Gallery
Sabbia Gallery remains open and their exhibition schedule for 2020 will continue as planned, including ‘Container’ from April 8 to May 2. However, the public programs related to ‘Container’, including the opening night event and floor talk, have been cancelled.

Saint Cloche Gallery
Saint Cloche Gallery remains open by appointment only.  ‘ROOM’ by Julia Trybala, scheduled to open Wednesday 22 April, has been postponed.

Sarah Cottier Gallery
Effective from Saturday 14 March, Sarah Cottier Gallery will temporarily be open by appointment only. The Gallery’s current exhibition, ‘Noon’ by Gemma Smith, can be viewed online.

STACKS Projects
STACKS Projects will be closed, effective from Thursday 19 March. The current exhibition ‘Shadow Palette’ will continue through to Sunday 22 March, with viewing by appointment only or can be seen from the street frontage. Images of the exhibition are available online. Upcoming programming by Roger Crawford will continue as scheduled in STACKS Project Space from 23 March to 3 April and his progress will be available for viewing on the website.

Stanley Street Gallery
Stanley Street Gallery will be open by appointment only during regular operating hours of Wednesday-Friday from 11am to 6pm and Saturday 11am to 5pm. Their program of scheduled exhibitions can be viewed online and a new website, which will include an online store, will be launching soon.

Sullivan+Strumpf
Sullivan + Strumpf will be closed to the public, effective from Tuesday 24 March, and open by appointment only. The 2020 program at Sullivan + Strumpf Sydney will be adjusted to highlight local artists and consequently upcoming exhibitions by Eko Nugroho and Jeremy Sharma have been postponed until 2021.

UTS Gallery
Effective from Monday 16 March UTS Gallery will be closed until the end of the Autumn Session. As a result, the current exhibition ‘Fit For Purpose’ and all associated public programs have been suspended; any paid bookings will be refunded. Additionally, the upcoming exhibition ‘The Watters Gift’ scheduled to open on Tuesday 28 April 2020 has been postponed.

Verge Gallery
Verge Gallery will be closed from Wednesday 25 March and public programs will be cancelled or deferred until further notice. Additionally, the openings and exhibitions of ‘Steel Magnolias’, ‘Link Tree’ and ‘Bolero: A Tale of Tech Support’ will be rescheduled for the Gallery’s 2021 program.

Vivid Sydney: Light, Music and Ideas Festival
The 2020 iteration of Vivid Sydney has been cancelled.

Wagner Contemporary
To enable social distancing, the opening reception for Mark Hislop’s ‘Ghost Flowers and Zombie Plants’, will run all day on Saturday 28 March from 10.30am to 6pm, in order to stagger guest attendance. Gallery attendance is capped at four people at any one time. The exhibition runs from 28 March to 15 April 2020, alternatively, you can make an appointment.

White Rabbit Gallery
White Rabbit Gallery will be closed from Wednesday 25 March and until further notice. During this period the Gallery will be sharing their collection and exhibitions on their website and social media platforms.

Yavuz Gallery
Effective from Tuesday 17 March and until Tuesday 31 March 2020, Yavuz Gallery Sydney will be closed. Current exhibition, ‘A Sullen Perfume’ by Dean Cross, will be extended until Wednesday 15 April.

New South Wales

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery will be closed from Saturday 20 March for a period of 30 days. During this time, the Gallery’s services can be accessed online or by telephone.

Camden Art Prize
The 45th Camden Art Prize exhibition, scheduled to take place 8 to 15 May, has been postponed until 2021. All parties concerned will be contacted directly. Artists who have sent in application forms and entry fees (either through Trybooking or mail) will be refunded. Information relating to the 2021 exhibition, such as dates and judges, will be announced as soon as possible.

Grafton Regional Gallery
Grafton Regional Gallery will be closed, effective from Wednesday 25 March. During this period the Gallery will be focusing on an online presence on their website and social media platforms, creating online exhibitions for the 2020 program and collection.

Lismore Regional Gallery
Effective from Monday 23 March, Lismore Regional Gallery will be closed. During this period the Gallery will be maintaining an online presence, including learning activities on their website, in addition to creative outputs on some of the facades of the building.

The Lock-Up
The Lock-Up office and gallery will be closed, effective from Friday 20 March. During this period The Lock-Up will continue to connect with audiences via their website and social media platforms, including updates about opening hours, exhibitions and programs.

Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie
Museum of Art and Culture will be closed, effective from Tuesday 24 March and until further notice. During this period, all programs and activities will be suspended and pre-paid activities will be fully refunded. Digital tools and resources will be developed to facilitate online engagement on their website and social media platforms.

Newcastle Art Gallery
Newcastle Art Gallery has temporarily suspended its operations. During their closure, the gallery team will be developing new initiatives to connect to audiences through their website and social media channels, sharing exhibition virtual tours, collection highlights and ‘behind the scenes’ videos. The Art Cart program will also be available online.

Orange Regional Gallery
In accordance with the with Federal Government restrictions, Orange Regional Gallery will be closed effective from Thursday 26 March.

Sturt Gallery & Studios
Sturt Gallery will be closed until further notice, effective from Tuesday 24 March. Term classes and short courses at The Sturt School for Wood will continue on the Sturt site. ‘Biogenesis’, slated to open on Sunday 5 April, will be rescheduled for the 2021 program.

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, the Gallery Cafe and the annexe Gallery DownTown will be closed to the public for two weeks beginning Tuesday 17 March. The closure will be reviewed on a week-by-week basis. All associated events and public programs during this period have been cancelled or postponed.

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery will be closed effective from Tuesday 24 March and until further notice. Events related to the National Emerging Art Glass Prize 2020, including the launch, forum and talk have been cancelled. The FRESH and RE-FRESH program to be held during April has been postponed, and all pre-purchased tickets for the series talks, workshops and events will be fully refunded. During the period of closure, the Gallery will remain accessible online through their website and social media platforms.

Australian Capital Territory

ANU Drill Hall Gallery
The Drill Hall Gallery will be closed effective from Tuesday 24 March. All events at the gallery, including Friend’s Night’s, Figure Drawing, music events, the 2020 Lecture Series and the CIMF lunchtime concerts will be cancelled/postponed until further notice. The Gallery will upload content to their website and social media platforms to continue to engage with audiences.

Belconnen Arts Centre
Belconnen Arts Centre will be closed to the public, effective from Tuesday 24 March. All in-person events scheduled to take place at Belconnen Arts Centre will be postponed until further notice.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space
Canberra Contemporary Art Space has closed their East Space gallery and their satellite space in Manuka until further notice.  During this period, public programs, opening events, projects and residences have been suspended.

Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre
Craft ACT has closed its gallery and shop, effective from Tuesday 24 March. Upcoming exhibitions will be covered on their website, in addition to operating an online store.

M16 Artspace
M16 Artspace will be closed from Wednesday 25 March. Current exhibitions by Domenic Mico, Sally O’Neill and Madeline Young can be viewed online until 5 April.

Nancy Sever Gallery
Nancy Server Gallery will be closed, effective from Thursday 26 March. During this period the Gallery will continue to operate online and respond to any enquiries. Andrew Baines’ exhibition has been extended and can be viewed online, in addition to works by the Gallery’s rotation of artists, and any artworks purchased can be delivered free of charge. Private viewings can be arranged where possible while the Gallery is closed.

National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
Effective from Monday 23 March, NGA will be closed until further notice. Ticket holders for the ‘Matisse & Picasso’ exhibition will be contacted directly and pre-purchased tickets refunded. NGA will share their collection and exhibitions online through their Artonline email newsletter, social media platforms and their website

National Library of Australia
National Library of Australia will be closed to the public effective from Tuesday 24 March and all onsite public programs, including guided tours and onsite learning programs have been cancelled. Digital services and online resources will be available, visit the website for more information.

National Portrait Gallery 
National Portrait Gallery will be closed from Tuesday 24 March. During this period, the National Portrait Gallery collection will be available online, including the National Photographic Portrait Prize and Darling Portrait Prize – and vote for your Prize-winning favourite.

Tasmania

Bett Gallery
Effective from 5pm Monday 23 March, Bett Gallery will be open by appointment only. During this period the exhibition schedule will continue as planned and the gallery will remain staffed.

Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Burnie Regional Art Gallery will be closed, effective from Monday 23 March. Updates will be provided on their website.

Colville Gallery
Colville Gallery will be open by appointment only, effective from 5pm, Friday 20 March. The exhibition schedule will continue as planned, available online or to view by appointment.

Contemporary Art Tasmania
The Contemporary Art Tasmania gallery will close from Friday 20 March. Staff will be working remotely during this period and consequently, the best contact is by email.

Dark Mofo
The 2020 iteration of Dark Mofo has been cancelled.

Mona – Museum of Old and New Art
Mona will temporarily close from Wednesday 18 March, for the foreseeable future. Visit their website for updates.

Sawtooth ARI
Effective from Friday 20 March, Sawtooth ARI will close until Thursday 16 April 2020. Updates about postponed public programs, upcoming exhibitions and the re-opening of the gallery will be delivered on Sawtooth’s social media platforms.

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery (TMAG)
TMAG will be closed to the public until further notice. During this period audiences are encouraged to engage with a new live virtual tour of selected galleries. Visit their website or social media channels for more information.

South Australia

ACE Open
In accordance with Federal Government polices, ACE Open will be closed effective from close of business Wednesday 25 March. During this period audiences can stay engaged via their website or social media channels.

Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA)
The Art Gallery of South Australia will temporarily be closed from 5pm Wednesday 25 March and until further notice. During this period, digital experiences will be available on their website including virtual tours of exhibitions and their collection, as well as activities for children and families to create art at home.

FELTSpace
FELTSpace will be closed from Monday 23 March and the April exhibitions, including the ‘2020 Emerging Curator Program’ have been postponed and will be rescheduled. During this period FELTSpace will be maintaining an online presence on their website and social media platforms.

Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA)
Effective from Wednesday 25 March, FUMA will be closed to the public and will be developing new online resources and virtual projects on their website and coverage on their social media platforms.

GAGProjects | Greenaway Art Gallery
Greenaway Art Gallery will be open by appointment only from close of business Wednesday 25 March. The current exhibition by Angela Valamanesh and Hossein Valmanesh will be extended until 27 March. There will be no opening event for the upcoming group exhibition, however, works can be viewed online.

SALA Festival
SALA has postponed their Information Session due to occur on Wednesday 18 March. The event will be rescheduled when there is more certainty around event protocols. Stay tuned for updates.

Western Australia

Fremantle Arts Centre
Fremanlte Arts Centre and the Moores Building Gallery will be closed from Monday 23 March until further notice. The Revealed Exhibition Opening Night Event planned for Thursday 2 April, and the Revealed Art Market scheduled for Friday 3 and Saturday 4 April have been cancelled. The Revealed Professional Development Program has also been cancelled. However, the Revealed Exhibition will go ahead, with works in the exhibition for sale and able to be viewed online.

Linton & Kay Galleries
Linton & Kay Mondoon Estate Gallery will be closed from Friday 20 March until Tuesday 31 March and the exhibition by Peter Coad will move to the West Perth gallery. Exhibitions and gallery stockroom can be viewed online.

Mossenson Galleries
Effective from Wednesday 18 March to Thursday 30 April 2020, Mossenson Galleries will be closed. During this period the gallery will be contactable be phone and email.

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
PICA’s Galleries will be closed to the public, effective from Monday 23 March. PICA’s programming options will continually be reviewed.

Northern Territory

Artback NT
Public programs initiated through Artback NT’s Vision of Australia touring funds have been cancelled until further notice.

Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory (MAGNT)
MAGNT will close its venues, effective from 4pm Tuesday 24 March. Stay connected with MAGNT and access their collections and behind-the-scenes content on their website and social media platforms.

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light
Scheduled to take place from 3 to 12 April, Parrtjima has been postponed until September 2020.

Tactile Arts
In accordance with the restrictions imposed by the Federal Government, all Tactile Arts facilities will be closed to the public, effective from Thursday 26 March. The office will however remain open, to staff only. Tactile Arts programs including exhibitions, workshops and craft fairs have now been suspended and all prepaid workshop fees will be refunded, and membership fees will be frozen until further notice. Additionally, the studios are closed. Hire fees will be suspended during this period of closure and if necessary, hirers are welcome to leave material and supplies in the studio cupboards. The shop at Parliament House is closed and artists can leave their products in the shop or make arrangements with the Retail Shop Coordinator to collect items. Tactile Arts will be developing an online store and providing updates on their social media platforms.

Watch this Space
Watch this Space have cancelled or postponed upcoming events and exhibitions. This includes postponement of Zine Fair, scheduled for Thursday 26 March, and postponement of ‘A River and A Voice Shouting Above It’ by Gabriel Curtin. What this Space have also decided to cancel its call out for exhibitions and residencies for the second half of 2020.

Queensland

Art from the Margins
Art from the Margins Gallery & Studios will be temporarily closed, until further notice. While these facilities are closed, staff are working on the launch of a new online shop, exploring options for digital delivery of programs, and forward planning for Art Awards and future exhibitions.

Artisan
Aristan will temporarily close their bricks and mortar operations from close of business Friday 20 March.

Artspace Mackay
Artspace Mackay will be closing from 5pm Wednesday 25 March and all public programs have been temporarily suspended until Thursday 30 April 2020. Updates will be provided on their website.

Cairns Art Gallery
Cairns Art Gallery will be closed to the public until further notice. Visit their website and social media for updates.

Edwina Corlette Gallery
Effective from Wednesday 18 March, Edwina Corlette Gallery will be closed and operating online. Gallery visitations can be arranged by appointment.

FireWorks Gallery
FireWorks Gallery will continue to operate from Tuesday-Friday 10am to 6 pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm. Contact the Gallery for an appointment with Director Michael Eather.

Gympie Regional Gallery
Gympie Regional Gallery will be closed to the public, effective from Monday 23 March. Online coverage of their artists can be found on their social media platforms.

HOTA, Home of the Arts
HOTA has announced that it will close from midnight, Monday 16 March. The closure and cancellations will remain until at least the end of the month.

Institute of Modern Art (IMA)
IMA will be closed until further notice. Updates will be available via their website and social media channels.

Ipswich Art Gallery
Effective from Tuesday 24 March and until further notice Ipswich Art Gallery will be closed to the public.

Jan Manton Art
Jan Manton Art will be closed until further notice. They will continue to operate online, providing exhibition documentation and catalogues.

Mitchell Fine Art
Mitchell Fine Art remains open, however, all events have been postponed. Ann Thomson’s exhibition will open on Wednesday 25 March and has been extended until Monday 27 April. The opening night and artist talk have been postponed until further notice.

Museum of Brisbane
Effective Monday 23 March, Museum of Brisbane will be closed to the public. Work will be showcased on their website and social media platforms.

Noosa Regional Gallery
Effective Monday 23 March, Noosa Regional Gallery will remain closed until further notice. All public programs have been postponed.

Philip Bacon Galleries
Philip Bacon Galleries will be open by appointment only until further notice. The stockroom is available to be viewed online.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
Effective from 12pm Monday 23 March, QAGOMA will be temporarily closed to the public, until further notice. During this period, their website will be updated with relevant news.

QUT Art Museum
QUT Art Museum and the William Robinson Gallery will be closed to visitors until further notice. All public programs, including tours and school bookings, are cancelled until further notice.

Redland Art Gallery
Redland Art Gallery will be closed until further notice.

Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
Suzanne O’Connell Gallery will be closed until further notice. Suzanne remains available to answer all enquiries via phone or email should you have any questions or need assistance. Alternatively, visit the gallery website or social media platforms for new arrivals, announcements, and behind the scenes activities.

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery will be temporarily closed until further notice.

UQ Art Museum
UQ Art Museum will be closed to the public, effective from Thursday 19 March 2020.

International

NZ Art Show
NZ Art Show 2020 has been cancelled. All ticket purchasers, artists, suppliers and supporters have been contacted, but if anyone has any queries you can contact the organisers directly via email or on 04-387-4370.