Organised by the LEONGATHA ROTARY CLUB.
2021 LEONGATHA ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW.
New 3 week exhibition: Saturday 16th January 2021 To Sunday 7th February 2021.
Now in its 44th year, the show remains one of South Gippsland’s major art and community events with substantial attendances, entries and sales.
The show this year has changed venue to the Leongatha Memorial Hall, located in the centre of the Leongatha shopping hub, open daily from 10am to 4pm, Saturday 16th January To Sunday 7th February 2021.
It was proposed to have the official opening function on Friday 15th January, however, due to restrictions, the opening day has been cancelled, the rest of the show will go ahead as planned.
Leongatha Rotary Art Show Committee
COVID-19 Safe Plan – Leongatha Rotary Art and Photography Show
The Leongatha Art and Photography in the 44th year will take on a new shape and style to survive and prosper into the future. This upcoming iconic event ,that has played such a significant role in promoting the fine Art’s in our region, will be a COVID SAFE work place. Leongatha Rotary Club wants to promote the Arts sector and retail that has been severely affected due to restrictions this year. However, we must do this in a COVID safe environment and will follow all safe practices as outlined by State and Local Governments. As a service organisation, safety is of paramount importance for all stakeholders and our COVID safe plan is part of that strategy.
This document outlines our procedures in line with current State Government guidelines. Every Victorian business that is open must follow the SIX PRINCIPLES to ensure a COVID Safe workplace.
Here are some general overall comments* about the changes to this year’s event to make things COVID SAFE:
The show will be smaller than usual, so slightly less entries displayed over a larger floor space – our concept this year is more of a ‘pop up’ shop style.
The isles between exhibits will be wider, clear signage and barriers will be in place to maximum social distancing.
We will use the large stage area for a separate meeting space so not to crowd the isles.
We will ask all visitors to follow a set pathway’ around the exhibits and to practice social distancing. We will have a limit of how many people may view a display at any one time.
Memorial Hall with the many exterior doors will allow for much more ventilation than our regular Mesley Hall venue.
The Show will be held over 3 weeks rather than 3 days. We expect to see plenty of people through but more spaced out than the normally huge crowds we get in the short time the show normally runs.
Meeting Room 1 will be rented during specific periods to assist with the extra space required for Bump in/ out and Artists drop off / pick up periods.
The Opening night has been provided for in our booking with the South Gippsland Shire council but will only occur in line with Government Guidelines and that the Rotary club of Leongatha Inc Board is sure that we can put on that event safely. A decision will be made the week prior. We may stagger times for this event or have a separate sponsors viewing – all to be confirmed.
*Please note that these comments will be addressed in greater detail in this document.
Please see our facebook event in the link for more detailed document. https://www.facebook.com/events/259047338894904/?active_tab=discussion