member testimonials

pgav's support during the covid-19 pandemic

PGAV's strong advocacy and commitment over the last two years demonstrate the power of being a sector, not a silo. Burrinja is very thankyou for such insightful, clear and empathetic leadership, which continues to make our sector stronger, more connected and more supported.

Gareth Hart
Creative Director/CEO

Thank you PGAV for your outstanding service to the sector through this pandemic. You have provided us with timely and clear guidance every step of the way through COVID-19 restriction fluctuations, giving us confidence to serve our communities and artists safely within permitted perimeters.

Tilla Buden
Manager. Community, Arts Culture and Library Services
Arts in Greater Dandenong

Thanks for your incredible support, situational response and powers of interpretation through a most challenging and ever shifting COVID landscape. The PGAV has been our go to whenever there was a doubt, a conundrum or concern about opening, closing and everything in between.

Victor Griss
Gallery Curator
Counihan Gallery in Brunswick

The most valuable membership to have in the past 2 years – thanks PGAV team for cutting through the swathes of information and advising what is relevant for us!

Sue Roff
Executive Officer
Arts Project Australia

Thank you PGAV from all of us here at Hamilton Gallery – you have given us in the sector so much support and made navigating the changes and updates so much easier – thank you so much.

Agostina Hawkins
Education & Engagement Officer
Hamilton Gallery

Great work by the PGAV team throughout. You’ve not skipped a beat! Well done, and what a great, vital sector to be part of!

Jason Smith
Director & CEO
Geelong Gallery

Image courtesy Bendigo Art Gallery

Terrific work by the PGAV and we have appreciated your help and guidance.

Tony Dutton
General Manager
TarraWarra Museum of Art

Extraordinary work. Succinct and reassuring in this most unsettling of times. Sincere thanks.

Ian Tully
Swan Hill Regional Gallery

Heartfelt thanks PGAV and to the team – impressive is an understatement. And sending best to all my colleagues around the state.

Nicole Durling

AGB Louise on Stairs-5733

You are an extraordinary team who go above and beyond. Your support of the sector is unwavering.

Louise Tegart
Art Gallery of Ballarat

Images: 1-2. Visitors at the launch of the exhibition Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography, Monash Gallery of Art, 2021. Photo by Zan Wimberley. 3. New signage and other safety measures in place at Bendigo Art Gallery following re-opening in July 2021. 4. Installation of the NETS Victoria and Arts Project Australia travelling exhibition FEM-aFFINITY at Horsham Regional Art Gallery, November 2020. 5. PGAV COVID-19 Resources: Guide to Re-opening Public Galleries in Victoria (2020) & Guide to the Vaccinated Economy for Galleries (2021). 6. Louise Tegart, Director the Art Gallery of Ballarat and President of the PGAV Board on the gallery staircase ahead of re-opening to the public on 14 November, 2021. Photo by Tara Moore.

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.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.