Message from the Director

WAG is embracing the ideas of chance, game and form in its next program bringing together a series of events that invite us to explore the power of the spoken word, history, value, glitter, darkness, shapes, the strategy of games and more.

As Victorians wait patiently for the pandemic to play its own game and take its course, there is a simple joy in the way that art and colour can transform our experience of the seemingly mundane.

Our program for the latter half of the year is designed to draw us into worlds of light, language and meaning, as we see Annette Iggulden’s evocations of words and silence in the Family Learning Centre, and listen to Charmaine Clarke tell of the malicious behaviours of history. Black & Gold will illuminate works from the WAG collection and others from
private collectors, in an exhibition that explores ideas of value and colour.

We are all looking to the future with anticipation, and ideas, this is where the creative energy of a community becomes the activator.

WAG is taking steps forward to explore its own future through a Business Case that will provide recommendations to address current limitations. We will examine a range of options including the viability of a new gallery, in a different location with a new point of view. These options are being explored from our core values and drive to provide custodianship of WAG’s collection and become a gateway for transformative cultural experiences in South West Victoria, an incubator and generator of ideas and innovation and a meeting place for all that we have and all that we will connect, to create in the future.

Vanessa Gerrans Director