The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery is temporarily closed to the public alongside SA cultural institutions.
Following the Australian Government’s announcement on Tuesday night in response to the public health concerns around COVID-19, the following Port Pirie Regional Council services will be suspended until further notice (effective as of COB yesterday, Wednesday 25 March):
- Port Pirie Library
- Crystal Brook Library
- Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
- Crystal Brook Swimming Pool
- Port Pirie Visitor Information Centre – consistent with the Federal Government direction around suspension of Local Government non-essential services.
- Stateliner Bus Service Port Pirie Office is closed
Council staff are working from different locations in order to comply with social distancing protocols. Further details will be made available as these actions are implemented.
Council will continue to monitor and adapt to this rapidly changing situation and will endeavour to keep you updated.
The safety and wellbeing of the community and our staff are our first priority and we thank you for your support and understanding.
Our thoughts are with all those affected, directly or indirectly, by the COVID-19 outbreak. In these times of uncertainty, art plays a pivotal and positive role in the community as a source of inspiration and creativity. Now more than ever, we invite our audiences to stay connected to art, through our enhanced online presence and social media channels.Keep an eye on our Facebook page for online content from galleries around the world for your continued inspiration.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Gallery in the future.
Our current exhibition partner, the Art Gallery of South Australia putting their energy into the online space, creating digital experiences and virtual tours of the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres, AGSA exhibitions and collection.
Also available through their website are extensive activities for children and families to create art at home to engage and inspire families and broader audiences in these unprecedented times.
Robyn Stacey, Australia, born 1952, Tear drop garden, Carrick Hill, 2016, Adelaide, type C photograph, 110.0 x 146.7 cm (image and sheet); Courtesy the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney