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Gallery Exhibit on Zoom using Gather

In Gather, have participants navigate around the room, interacting with the images on the walls. If you want them to keep any questions or prompts in mind while walking around, let them know before you begin. Bring the group back together when you're done.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Let participants know that they're going to have the opportunity to do a gallery walk. Let them know what the boundaries of the space are, "stick to only the library for the time being," and any other restrictions or prompts that you have.
  2. Begin the gallery walk, letting participants know how long they'll have to move around the space.
  3. Using the spotlight feature provide a 2 minute warning and let participants know where to go when those two minutes are up.
  4. Spotlight yourself and ask everyone to join you in that space and to complete the gallery walk.


The majority of the work for this activity is in setting up the space for the activity.

Download all the images, PDFs, links, etc. that you want to include in the Gather space. Once you have them begin to add them as image or note objects around the room. Space them out so that a participant can walk into the interaction distance with that object and then leave it before entering the interaction distance with the next.

If you want, create a second area in the space for debriefing and discussing the gallery walk.

Substituting Apps

If you're using apps other than Zoom and Gather, here are the specific things your software will need to be able to do:

Ability to create a room with integrated objects that participants can move around freely.


Author HeadshotTacoma, WA

Activity by Meg Bolger

Co-developer of Facilitator Cards. Co-author of Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation. Adamant believer that facilitation can change the world.

Facilitation Testers Needed

This activity by Meg Bolger would really benefit from other facilitators testing it, tweaking it, and reporting back. If you give it a try in your virtual facilitation, all we ask is that you tell us how it went.

The main things we're wondering are regarding the context you facilitated it in (with whom, and toward what goal), how well it worked (what worked and what didn't), and in what ways you altered the instructions to make it work for you.