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Space: 50 years since man first stepped on the moon
20 July @ 10:00 am – 8 September @ 4:00 pmFree
Space celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing (20 July) with an exhibition that examines humankind’s longstanding fascination with space and space travel. The exhibition explores the romance of space through visual culture produced in the lead up to and aftermath of the Moon landing. The works will span the furthest reaches of the human imagination to the reality of space travel.
Original photographs from NASA of the Moon landing take pride of place, together with contemporary artists who respond to the unknown of space. This engaging and timely exhibition will feature many borrowed works in addition to works from the Gippsland Art Gallery’s own collection. Each piece will help build a comprehensive understanding of our cultural fixation with space through art, with many of those requested destined to become exhibition highlights.