Congratulations to Hamilton Gallery and Southern Grampians Shire Council on the opening of EMERGING FROM DARKNESS: Faith, Emotion and the Body in the Baroque. The exhibition was only possible through an upgrade to climate and lighting funded by the Victorian Government’s Regional Collections Access Program (RCAP) - which enabled loans from National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, National Library of Australia, Archives and Special Collections at the University of Melbourne and private lenders.
Emerging Gundiitjmara leader Stacey Charles welcomed everyone to country. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Steve Dimopoulos MP spoke of the importance of this exhibtiion to the people of Hamilton - from the visitor economy to the opportunity to access significant exhibitions close to home. These sentiments were echoed by Mayor, David Robertson, NGV Deputy Director, Andrew Clark and Hamilton Gallery Director, Joshua White.
The exhibition was developed in partnership with National Gallery of Victoria and supported by the Victorian Government through Visit Victoria and the Regional Events Fund.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.