Lithgow's Gang Gang Gallery will benefit from $5000 in funding as part of the NSW Government's initiatives specifically targeted to the small to medium sized arts and cultural sector impacted by COVID-19.
The funding has been used to support artists that are exhibiting their work in the upcoming Exhibition 'Beauty of the Beast' opening at Gang Gang Gallery on Saturday, August 22.
'Beauty of the Beast' uses networks including established artists with local digital specialists, creating a virtual art event.
"The Gallery has engaged a digital specialist who has created a short video of each artist working in their studio that will be used to promote their work both in the gallery via digital delivery as well as through the gallery's social media pages and website," Gang Gang Gallery owner Sharon Howard said.
"Audiences are no longer restricted by distance or place, the Gallery will look forward to continue to expand and deliver projects digitally.
"These initiatives would not have been possible without the assistance of Create NSW."
Bathurst MP Paul Toole made the announcement that the Gang Gang Gallery was one of 70 recipients sharing in over $650,000 delivered to NSW independent artists and small to medium arts and cultural organisations across four program categories - Digitise, Creative Koori Digital, Health and Wellbeing and Regenerate, from the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Mr Toole said the funding would enable artists and organisations to digitally deliver projects, support the community and ensure audience engagement in the immediate and long term, including presenting new events that will premiere once it is safe to do so.
"Beauty of the Beast" will run from August, 21 through to Monday, September 21.
Featured artists include Colette Jonquieres, Chris Stevenson, Will Hazard, Martin Garibay, Barry Smith, Gav Barbey and sculptor Ellen Jewett.
"This funding is imperative for our local arts and cultural organisations and the broader community during these challenging times," Mr Toole said.
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