Friday December 24th, 2021

The PGAV extends our best wishes to our members and supporters for a happy holiday season.

It has been a challenging year of lockdowns - yet public galleries across
Victoria have delivered incredible outcomes. We are pleased to provide a snapshot of highlights from across the year - spanning gallery redevelopments, inspiring exhibitions, commissions and immersive experiences. 

Congratulations to our members, the artists you work with and the communities you engage.

Here's to spending more time in galleries across Victoria in 2022!

1. Installation view, Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion at Bendigo Art Gallery, 2020-21. Photo: Leon Shoots. 2. Kerrie Poliness, Parliament Steps Walking Drawing 2021. Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. Photo: Andrew Curtis. 3 - 4. The new ACMI building & foyer, following a major redevelopment, 2021. Photo: Shannon McGrath. 5. RMIT PROJECT SPACE Gallery, John Meade: Sign Language exhibition, 2021. Photo: Mark Ashkanasy. 6. Installation view, Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery, 2021. Image courtesy of Bendigo Art Gallery. 7. Nicholas, 3, and Izzy, 4, enjoys DESTINY at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia from 23 November 2020 – 14 February 2021. Photo: Eugene Hyland. 8. RONE in Geelong exhibition opening, Geelong Gallery 2021. Photo: Timothy Marriage. 9. Wangaratta Art Gallery's Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2021 judge Hannah Presley, Curator of Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Victoria with the winning work, Cope, by Gillian Bencke. 10. Visitors to Monash Gallery of Art viewing photobooks, in the exhibition 'Not standing still - new approaches in documentary photography', 17 February 2021 to 16 May 2021, image by Zan Wimberley. 11. Visitors to the exhibition The Overwintering Project: Westernport at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 2021. Photo Mark Ashkanasy. 12. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Director Danny Lacy pictured here with Suzanne Archer's Messenger Masks, acquired in the 2020 National Works on Paper. 13. Portrait of Maree Clarke, artist and designer in Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne from 25 June – 3 October 2021.Photo: Eugene Hyland. 14. Sherry Johnstone Wallawar Moon at Warrnambool Art Gallery, 2021. Photo: Rosana Sialong. Images 15. Stacie Piper, First Nations Curator pictured here with Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung), Tarnuk with Ochre 2021, from the exhibition WILAM BIIK, TarraWarra Museum of Art, 2021, Photo by Tiffany Garvie. 16. PGAV's Anne Robertson and Lucy Whitehill; and NETS Victoria's Claire Watson, Jenna Rain Warwick, Erin Mathews, Louise Joel and Jessica Rowe visiting the WILAM BIIK exhibition at TarraWarra Museum of Art, November 2021. 17. The new Hyphen - Wodonga Library Gallery. 18. Montsalvat Arts Festival, November 2021. 19. Installation view, Blak Jewellery – Finding Past, Linking Present, Koorie Heritage Trust, 4 September 2021 – 27 February 2022. Photo credit: Christian Capurro. 20. 2021 Archibald Prize exhibition at Gippsland Art Gallery. An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition. Image courtesy of Gippsland Art Gallery. 21. The new Shepparton Art Museum, November 2021. Photo: Tim Griffiths. 22. Installation view, Lin Onus: The Land Within, 2021, Shepparton Art Museum. Photo: © Cam Matheson. 23. Installation view, Thread of Life: Japanese Textiles at Ararat Gallery TAMA, 2021. Photo: Jon Paley. 24. Installation view of Tom Roberts: Shearing the rams, a Wangaratta Art Gallery Exhibition in partnership with National Gallery of Victoria, 2021. Image courtesy of Wangaratta Art Gallery. 25. Louise Tegart, Director, Art Gallery of Ballarat & President of the PGAV Board. 26. Linden New Art’s 2021 Linden Postcard Show judges Eric Nash, Director, Benalla Art Gallery & Joanna Bosse, Curator, Bayside City Council. 27. Artist Ash Keating and Warrnambool Art Gallery Director Vanessa Gerrans. Ash Keating was commissioned to transform Warrnambool Art Gallery’s facade as part of the Wallawar Festival. Photo: Morgan Hancock. 28. Kids enjoying NGV Architecture Commission 2021 pond[er] by Taylor Knights and James Carey from 6 December 2021 to 28 August 2022 at NGV International, Melbourne. Photo: Eugene Hyland. Images 29-35. PGAV Members and Supporters at the PGAV End of Year Celebration at McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, November 2021. Photos: PGAV.

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.