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LRG Becomes the First Gippsland Gallery to go Online

Latrobe Regional Gallery is now offering virtual tours of several exhibitions

By Portal Admin - 2nd June 2020 - Back to News

In a Gippsland first, Latrobe Regional Gallery is now offering virtual tours of several exhibitions. Unable to open to the public since 24 March, the Gallery has used this time to develop a shared experience of the current exhibitions and a growing set of curated collections, which can now be viewed online.

Latrobe City Council Mayor, Cr Dan Clancey, said it was important to keep cultural venues accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

"At a time when we're spending more and more hours at home, being able to take a virtual stroll around an exhibition really helps to exercise the mind and get us thinking about art and stories, local or otherwise.

"The Gallery will also be sharing collection items in online 'micro-exhibitions'. Viewers can spend time appreciating each artwork, with perhaps even more intensity than they might in person. You can zoom in on particular features of the work and explore more about the stories behind our vast collections."

LRG received funding through Creative Victoria to digitise its collection works. With more than 1500 works in the collection, it was a long process.

"It's pleasing that we are able to share some of the Gallery's collection with the community. There are plans to add to the number of these 'micro-exhibitions', as well as uploading more virtual tours.

"It's a strangely exciting time in the Gallery's history," Cr Clancey said.

Current exhibitions available online are 'Weapons for the Solider' and 'Pezaloom - Small Town Fetish'. More will be added.

To view Latrobe Regional Gallery's online exhibitions visit www.latroberegionalgallery.com/lrgonline

Source: www.gippsland.com

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