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Gallery Receives Award

Central Goldfields Art Gallery is delighted to be honoured in the presitigous 2023 Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards presented by the Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria (AMaGA Victoria) and the Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV). The Gallery Redevelopment Project was Highly Commended in the Large Project of the Year Award Category, announced on Tuesday 10 October at ACMI. We are very proud to receive the recognition for an outstanding achievement resulting from the hard work and dedication of Councillors and staff as well as contractors Searle Brothers, Ontoit and the architects Nervegna Reed Architecture.

Congratulations also to the team at Museums Victoria for Winning the Large Project of the Year Award for their exhibition Tyama: A deeper sense of knowing.

The judges issued a Highly Commended Award in this category to Central Goldfields Art Gallery for the Gallery Redevelopment Project. The Victorian Government, together with Council, invested $2.28million to the upgrade of CGAG, which saw one of the Shire’s most significant assets refurbished and extended.

Judges comments:
The judges noted that this project serves as an exciting illustration of the positive impact and increased community engagement achievable through substantial redevelopment efforts by cultural organisations. By revitalising existing structures and fostering stronger connections with community stakeholders, the project has positioned the Art Gallery favourably to continue fulfilling its social role in the region.

The 2023 Large Project of the Year Award was presented to Museums Victoria for their exhibition Tyama: A deeper sense of knowing.

Tyama was an immersive experience at Museums Victoria that transported visitors to Victoria's nocturnal worlds through 360-degree responsive projections, captivating effects, and exquisite soundscapes.

Judges Comments:
The judges noted Tyama as an exciting exhibition that showcases how larger cultural organisations can harness cutting-edge technology to innovate in exhibition display and visitor experience while honouring First Peoples' traditions and knowledge. It offers a rich and resonating experience that has captivated audiences.


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