Gallery-goers will be excited to learn that their beloved Town Hall Gallery is now offering the opportunity for stay-at-home inspiration with virtual art exhibitions via the touch of a button.

The initiative to showcase artists’ works, including video, stills and interviews in a new digital format was fast-tracked after gallery doors were forced to close due to COVID-19 and art lovers were being starved of their regular diet of artistic inspiration.

Many of the Town Hall Gallery’s best loved exhibitions have been revived, with popular exhibitions like John Young Zerunge’s ‘The Live of Celestials’, Louise Saxton’s ‘The Linen Project’ and group artist exhibition ‘You are Here’ now made available online for the first time.

Heading the online release is ‘Tracing Her Steps: Women in Boroondara Local Government’ − an exhibition celebrating women leaders who have served as Mayors in the City of Boroondara and former cities of Camberwell, Hawthorn and Kew since 1954.

New online exhibitions are due to be released each month and will ensure art lovers can revisit Town Hall Gallery exhibitions as often as they like.

The online viewing is a great opportunity for school students to access art works and gallery information in the comfort and convenience of their homes or schools. 

The Town Hall Gallery will welcome visitors to the next exhibition (limiting numbers) with acclaimed sculptural artist Kylie Stillman’s first solo exhibition ‘Kylie Stillman: Not fully or properly either of two things’ (Saturday 11 July until Sunday 30 August 2020). 

This will be closely followed by the first post COVID-19 Community Exhibition in Gallery 4 by renowned local artist Lyn Guy. Her textile exhibition ‘Out Back’ depicts Australia’s rich, remote and diverse landscape (Tuesday 4 August until Sunday 30 August).

For a full list of the updated Town Hall Gallery program for 2020, see Exhibitions and visual arts.