Three months ago Lithgow's Gang Gang Gallery was prepared to open for one of its major exhibitions for 2020, 'Hands on Clay'.
However due to coronavirus restrictions the gallery was forced to shut its doors.
Gang Gang Gallery director Sharon Howard said it came as a surprise and disappointment to herself, staff and artist's participating in the exhibition.
Despite the closure Ms Howard was determined not to let it get her down and used the powerful tool of the internet to keep her business afloat.
"We were fortunate to utilise the expertise of a virtual photographer from Simply360 whom we engaged to do a virtual walk through our gallery with the then current exhibition.
"Our followers on social media and our website could still see the stunning displays of pottery and ceramics by 11 highly sought after artists," she said.
She said in her downtime she also spent time developing an online shop, allowing customers to shop for works in the comfort and safety of their own homes.
"We will continue to list the exhibitions we regularly run online so our clientele can enjoy the gallery seeing exhibitions in store and they can also enjoy the convenience of seeing them online," she said.
Gang Gang's next exhibition 'Timescapes' is set to open to the public on July 3 with the official opening on July 4 at 2pm.
The exhibition explores past, present and future through art, dialogue and visual.
It will run from Fridays to Mondays weekly from 10am until July 27.
"We at Gang Gang Gallery are very excited to be reopening after Covid-19 and will continue to bring art, artists and lovers of art together," Ms Howard said.
"It is during these difficult times of uncertainty that businesses like mine draw on the support and encouragement of the community to stay focused and positive."
Ms Howard said she also looked forward to bringing people monthly music sessions, regular workshops, art talks, private functions and art classes.
You can follow Gang Gang Gallery on Facebook or check out their website.
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