Micro Grants Stories: Grenfell Art Gallery

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Closed gallery doors everywhere had people rethinking how they could share exhibtions and the tech skills needed to do this.

Grenfell Art Gallery, owned and managed by Weddin Shire Council, is use to having a stream of visitors and a regular turn-over of exhibitions. Covid-19 changed that from March-May 2020. So with doors closed the team used the time to upskill and rethink their offerings:

What did you do with the funds from your Arts OutWest Micro Grant?

We purchased a subscription for Adobe Photography and Adobe Premiere Rush as well as engaged a local photographer to teach me how to edit our own images in Adobe Lightroom.


What were the benefits gained from your Arts OutWest Micro Grant and how did it help you or others during the Covid-19 crisis?

While we were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic it made us think about ways in which we could still have exhibitions while our doors were closed.

The software will enable us to take exhibitions on at the Grenfell Art Gallery online by producing better quality videos of the exhibitions, interviews with artists and images of the gallery.

We are also offering those who can not attend the gallery the opportunity to see the wonderful exhibitions we feature, and at the same time promote the artists and their work.

We are welcoming this opportunity to offer a little extra to the upcoming exhibitors at the Grenfell Art Gallery.

Image: Grenfell Art Gallery, photo credit Weddn Shire Council.

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