In 2011–12, Warrnambool-based artist Glenn Morgan was inspired by the changing environment around him to create an enormous painting which explored themes of drought, fire, flood and extreme weather events. The 10-metre work documents extremes in weather and natural disasters.
The painting’s four adjoining panels are packed with stories, including exhausted CFA workers fighting fires and flooding rivers full of furniture, vehicles and debris. The stories come from both Morgan’s own experiences and from media images and stories, including of the cataclysmic Black Saturday bush fires.
Morgan says he intended the painting ‘to be like a road trip starting with daytime and finishing at night… I really wanted this work to be able to work from a long distance, then as you get closer, you get the more detailed information there is for the viewer to read’.
Glenn Morgan’s whimsical paintings and sculptures are bright, bustling scenes of figures and movement. His whimsical paintings and sculptures have a strong regional flavour and while often humorous, are keenly observed and socially aware.


14 November 2020–31 January 2021

This exhibition will be available for viewing once again when the Gallery re-opens after temporary closure.

Under the Victorian Government’s rules regarding the safe opening of museums and galleries, the Gallery will be open to visitors from 14 November, in two ticketed sessions, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm daily.

Once visitors have reserved their free tickets, they will be able to enter the Gallery at any time during that session.

Tickets should be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment and visitors who arrive without a ticket risk missing out. Sessions not fully booked will be made available for walk-up visitors.

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