WHAT'S ON IN GIN GIN

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

LAST Satur­day the Gin Gin Court­house Gallery hosted the open­ing of its new ex­hi­bi­tion.

On dis­play un­til Novem­ber 20 are works pre­sented by the stu­dents from Gin Gin High School.

The Year 10 and 12 stu­dents worked hard to fin­ish their projects be­fore the open­ing on Satur­day.

Or­gan­is­ers and vol­un­teers worked tire­lessly lead­ing up to the open­ing, work­ing on the front gar­den and pre­par­ing all the art dis­plays.

Gin Gin Court­house Gallery di­rec­tor Joanne Wright greeted guests and in­tro­duced Michelle Pacey, the high school arts teacher.

“It was a great op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents to dis­play their work,” Mrs Pacey said.

Mrs Pacey said that as a com­mu­nity, we all need to sup­port and en­cour­age tal­ented young artists.

Tak­ing time out of her busy sched­ule, Cr Judy Peters showed her sup­port by be­ing present for the open­ing.

“I am im­pressed by the qual­ity of the art and the tal­ent from the stu­dents,” Cr Peters said.

“We as a com­mu­nity need to sup­port young artists and you don’t need to come from a big city to be show­cased.”

As a small com­mu­nity, Gin Gin res­i­dents should be more sup­port­ive and pay a visit to the gallery.

A small group of pas­sion­ate artists and gallery vol­un­teers turned out for the open­ing, and the event or­gan­is­ers were dis­ap­pointed with the turnout.

“Our artists need more sup­port, and the ex­hi­bi­tion will be on show for two weeks,” Mrs Wright said.

The gallery has a great gift shop, with all of the items made by the tal­ented locals.

“We are look­ing for lo­cal in­dige­nous work as we get many in­quiries,” Mrs Wright said.

Mrs Wright en­cour­ages one and all to call in and to have a look around, as Christ­mas is just around the cor­ner.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

GALLERY OF ART: Joanne Wright and Michelle Pacey open­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion by the stu­dents of Gin Gin High School.

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