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Capturing COVID: A global pandemic through a local lens

During the recent COVID-19 pandemic many people in the Georges River area and beyond have been unable to continue their lives as normal. This time will feature in future history books, but what will be said about the impact of COVID-19 on people’s lives during this time?

In response to this, Hurstville Museum & Gallery has developed a digital exhibition, encouraging the community to reflect on their own COVID-19 experiences and stories. The exhibition, Capturing COVID: A global pandemic through a local lens, is both a record and expression of the local impact of COVID-19 through photography and personal stories. Featuring the photographs of local artist and former Artist in Residence, Elder. The exhibition highlights his images, using light and dark to replace paint on canvas, and blend physical experiences, beauty and mundane reality during this time. His works combine the changing face of business, public spaces and people’s lives as a result of COVID-19, at night and during the day.

The exhibition also features quotes and extracts from the Georges River Libraries ‘100 Diaries’ project. 100 diaries was sent out to members of the public in May 2020. The purpose was to record people’s experiences of COVID-19 and the impact on their day-to-day lives. The resulting diaries are a mix of sad, poignant, reflective and humorous observations of lock down.


The beautiful game

Located within the Johnny Warren Indoor Sports Centre, this new display showcases prominent local players and a brief history of football in Australia and the St George region. The display features a selection of objects from the Hurstville Museum & Gallery collection, including a signed St George-Budapest Jersey, along with items from private lenders. To find out more information visit our online component of The beautiful game.


Keep in Touch

The world as we know it has been turned upside down due to COVID-19. Our usual ways of keeping in touch with friends over coffee, regular family dinners and water cooler chats at the office, have all but disappeared overnight. In these times, it’s more vital than ever to stay in touch. Today we are lucky enough to have the technology to talk face to face with people all over the world via applications like FaceTime, Zoom and Skype, however communication over the years has changed greatly.

In our online exhibition ‘Keep in Touch’, we will look back on how communication has changed in the St George area, and give you activities to stay engaged with us and your friends and family.

Letter writing tools showing ink, brushes and other tools

Start your journey with our first entry on letter writing.

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