COVID-19 UPDATE: INFORMATION FOR VISITORS ATTENDING PUBLIC GALLERIES
Following the latest advice from the Victorian Government, public galleries across Victoria can re-open to the public from Wednesday 28 July.
We recommend visiting our member gallery websites to check opening hours and to learn about any booking or COVID Safe protocols ahead of your visit.
You can also continue to engage with public galleries from home, PGAV Member galleries have great online programs available.
Please remember when visiting a public gallery to check in on arrival, wear a face mask and maintain physical distance from other patrons.
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Vipoo Srivilasa is a Thai-born Melbourne-based artist, curator and arts activist. Srivilasa works predominantly in porcelain but also in an inter-disciplinary manner, creating works on paper, mix media and bronze sculpture, as well as large scale public art. Srivilasa’s playful blend of 19th century European figurines and Asian decorative art practices often explores contemporary cross-cultural and migration experiences.
This exhibition will present the 'Wellness Deity Project', which Srivilasa undertook in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This collaborative, community-driven project encouraged people to reflect on their experience of the pandemic. The artist invited people to submit a drawing of their Wellness Deity, a being that has a special empowering or protective power. Srivilasa selected 19 of these drawings to provide inspiration for a series of ceramic sculptures. Each deity has its own unique characteristics based on the personal stories submitted. Each work is also accompanied by a piece of commissioned creative writing.
Image: Vipoo Srivilasa, 'Wellness Deity', 2021. Image courtesy of the artist and Scott Livesey Galleries. Photograph: Simon Strong.