(IRL) In Real Life

With our gallery doors closing once again due to renewed Covid-19 restrictions, we decided to lift the veil on our windows instead. So much of our lives take place digitally during the pandemic, but so much of the art we make and absorb remains physical.

Taking a lead from the socially-distanced art of shop window displays, we turned the museum of innocence’s front windows into a gallery within a gallery. Responding to the reality shared by many artists this year, of impacted opportunities to share their work in three dimensions, we invited four local artists and art collectives to exhibit work that did not make it into the world as originally intended due to the pandemic.

Each week from 15 August to 12 September, a new exhibition will be on display in our windows, rotating each Friday. We invite the community of Mildura to include Arts Mildura, 31-33 Deakin Avenue, on their daily exercise, shopping, or takeaway coffee routes and enjoy an experience that has become all too rare in 2020 – that of the exhibition in real life – together but apart, in our gallery windows.

Featured artists:
15-20 August: Susan Dimasi (fashion)
22-27 August: Josh Taylor (sculpture/painting)
29 August – 3 September – ArtRageUs artists (weaving & drawing)
5-17 September: Geoff Brown / Gareth Hart (mixed media)