WHAT'S ON IN GIN GIN
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.
GALLERY OF ART: Joanne Wright and Michelle Pacey opening the exhibition by the students of Gin Gin High School.