An important Announcement from
John Curtin Gallery about COVID-19

August 2020

We are thrilled to be open once again following the Gallery’s shutdown due to the COVID19 pandemic.

The JCG team is mindful of ensuring the health and safety of all our visitors and staff and has implemented a system of health and safety measures in line with Phase 4 Government recommendations.

You will notice a few changes as we welcome you back.

  • New opening hours. The JCG will be open Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm. Open late Wednesdays until 8pm.
  • Designated entry and exit pathways using bollards to guide visitors upon entry/exit.
  • Signage showing occupancy limits in each gallery.
  • Exhibition designed for one-way traffic flow.
  • Perspex screens at front reception.
  • Hand Sanitiser stations at the entry and exit.
  • List of works in electronic format. QR codes displayed around the Galleries.
  • Artwork wall labels with each artwork
  • Daily cleaning regime in reception area.
  • While we still have magazines, books and jewellery for sale, we have provided disposable gloves so you can safely browse.

Please continue to explore our website or follow us on social media for updates.

A Message from Chris Malcolm, Director, John Curtin Gallery

March 2020

For the safety of all our visitors and staff to limit the spread of COVID-19, the John Curtin Gallery has closed its doors until further notice.

While the Gallery is no longer open to the public, we recognise that at times like these the arts can play a key role in keeping us focused on what is important and we are working on a range of new ways to connect with our audiences and the art community for the duration of our closure.

Staff continue working on preparations for the remaining exhibitions in the 2020 program, to ensure we can deliver these as soon as the opportunity arises. The Gallery is fortunate to have scheduled a short close down period mid-year to undertake some essential maintenance, so we have some flexibility in rescheduling our exhibition dates for the rest of this year.

We are also working collaboratively across our sector, both with other University Art Museums, and with the wider Galleries and Museums sector, to identify projects we can bring forward and share with our audiences.

This is also a good time for our audiences to get to know our team and our Collection better. So you may  soon be seeing some other faces presenting stories and information over the next few months.

Finally, we plan to use this time effectively to support local WA artists and will be promoting and linking with our arts community in new and innovative ways. We will continue to create new content to stay digitally active and increase our online presence.

Staff at the Gallery wish you good health in the coming days and thank you for your continuing support during this extraordinary time.