46th Army Art Exhibition: Community in a Time of Change
I am sure you will not be surprised to hear that due to the current restrictions, we are unable to hold this year's exhibition.
Your committee debated long and hard as to whether we should wait to see how restrictions would continue and how we could possibly make this work. We are very aware that Army Art is a key date in many of your diaries and income in the art community, both those making it and our dear buyers has suffered, in some cases devastating blows. Our remit is not solely to the charities and not-for-profit organisations that we raise money for. Our responsibility is also to provide a quality venue for Western Australian artists to exhibit and find their audience.
We feel our responsibility keenly however, it is evident that a community event, particularly on the scale of the Army Art Exhibition, is not going to be workable this year.
What this does mean though, is your committee can invest this time in the organisation. The process of pulling together so many from such a great area usually means that the 'back of house', or structural work has a limited time window in our year. Not the case now!
There are a number of projects being developed, many aimed at improving our institutional strength, some developing digital tools to improve your experience both for the mechanics of the exhibition and the show itself. We have high hopes and clear plans to set down a path to a higher profile, more prestigious event and we want you to join us as we move forward.
There are opportunities to participate. There are positions available on the committee and always projects that are screaming for additional skills. We are operating via video calls and conferencing and are keen to welcome all, so if you have found that your usually crazy diary is looking like it could share you, please do contact us for a chat.
In the meantime, stay safe, value the unexpected opportunities change can bring and follow us into a new chapter;