Wagga Wagga Gallery will be closed from mid-March to early-April for a major floor refurbishment.
The gallery will reopen with the FRESH program of events throughout April.
A raft of activities will be on offer as part of FRESH, including a lecture series on Australian art by Charles Sturt University academic Dr Sam Bowker.
The first lecture, Great Southern Land, will be held at 5.30pm on Thursday, April 4. Admission costs $10 plus booking fee.
This fascinating lecture will begin with the story of first contact between Indigenous Australians and Europeans.
This will be a journey through breathtaking artworks that reveal personal narratives, conflict, ancient knowledge and scientific exploration.
From these remarkable encounters we strike gold, some blokes go camping and Australian art changes forever.
This series proudly supported by the Friends of the Wagga Wagga Gallery (FOG).
Then, join award-winning Charles Sturt University winemaker Campbell Meeks as he guides people through a tasting focusing on regions, techniques and varieties.
The Charles Sturt University Pet Nat’s, Boutique Wines and More will be held in the E3 art space from 5.30-7.30pm on Friday, April 5.
Admission is $15 plus booking fee.
This event is also supported by Friends of the Wagga Wagga Gallery.
All proceeds will contribute the gallery’s fund for artworks.
The gallery will also present the captivating documentary film Her Sound, Her Story, an intimate conversation unveiling the personal experiences, histories and significant social impacts of women in the Australian music industry.
The film will feature the likes of Tina Arena, Julia Stone, Zan Rowe, Banofee, Mama Kin, Jen Cloher, Mojo Julu and more.
This is a free event, however bookings are essential.
More information about FRESH events can be accessed at wagga.nsw.gov.au/city-of-wagga-wagga/events/fresh
Dr Sam Bowker Australian art lecture series
Great Southern Land, Thursday, April 4, 5.30-6.30pm
$10 (plus booking fee) E3 art space, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
CSU Pet Nat’s, Boutique Wines and More (wine appreciation)
Wine appreciation night with Campbell Meeks, CSU, Friday, April 5 5.30-7.30pm
$15 (plus booking fee), E3 art space, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Her Sound, Her Story: Celebrating Women in Australian Music (film)
Film [Rated M], Saturday, April 6 to 7.30pm
Free; bookings essential (02) 6926 9660, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
(Margaret Carnegie Gallery)
Art gallery temporary closure
National Art Glass Gallery closed from Monday, March 18; reopens Tuesday, April 2.
Main galleries closed from Monday 18 March; reopens Saturday, April 6.
Gallery shop and Margaret Carnegie Gallery closed from Monday, March 25; reopens Saturday, April 6.