Art Gallery upgrades completed

Published on Friday, 24 June 2022 at 12:03:15 PM

The major Art Gallery infrastructure works which commenced in April 2022 are now complete and timed perfectly to align with the opening of our latest exhibition Wild Garden by local Gascoyne Artists Sadie James and Jess Hadden.

Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery were successful in obtaining funding through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost (RETB) Public Regional Galleries Improvement Fund (PRGIF) which supports arts activities through improvements and upgrades for eligible galleries.

As an eligible gallery, Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery applied for funding to support an upgrade to enhance the current environmental control system within the main exhibition space.  Consultant assessments identified key recommendations, the priority being to enclose the space to reduce the volume of air and subsequently improve the capacity of the current system. This is vital for exhibitions that require specific temperature and humidity control parameters and those which are sensitive to fluctuations.

Local contractors were engaged to carry out the work, enclosing the main space with an attractive wall and glass panel design.  This offers continued visual access from wherever you are in the Library Lounge area.

The newly upgraded space will now be monitored with environmental data loggers over the next six months to evaluate the success of phase one of the upgrades.

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