Gallery space in Rush­worth

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Sion­nie Kelly The ex­hi­bi­tion will run un­til Wed­nes­day, April 19, from 10 am to 3 pmev­ery day. Glas­gow House Gallery is at 41 High St, Rush­worth.

Rush­worth now has the chance to show the re­gion all its art thanks to a new rentable gallery space.

Artist and com­mu­nity cul­tural devel­op­ment worker Angie Russi de­cided to cre­ate Glas­gow House Gallery af­ter a con­ver­sa­tion with lo­cal artists who wanted a space to ex­hibit their works.

Ms Russi said be­fore Glas­gow House Gallery was cre­ated there were not any spa­ces where artists could show their works and in­stead they had to rely on the good­will of cafes.

‘‘The idea of a rentable space is to al­low peo­ple an op­por­tu­nity to put to­gether their own show or pop-up pro­mo­tion or event and run it them­selves,’’ Ms Russi said.

‘‘It’s a gallery with a lit­tle bit of a dif­fer­ence in that you rent it for a short time.’’

Glas­gow House Gallery is cur­rently show­ing its sec­ond ex­hi­bi­tion, A Bag of Li­corice All­sorts, which opened on Thurs­day, April 6. It fea­tures land­scape, wildlife and still life works by lo­cal artists Heather Welling­ton and Lyn Rum­ble.

Ms Russi said the ex­hi­bi­tion had been pop­u­lar so far and was well sup­ported lo­cally.

She said the need for a space to ex­hibit art was a ne­ces­sity for Rush­worth and it fur­ther at­tracted peo­ple to the town and com­ple­mented other stores al­ready on the main street.

‘‘A lot of peo­ple don’t ac­tu­ally know what Rush­worth has to of­fer,’’ she said.

‘‘The more there is to see on the main street the bet­ter it is for the town.’’

Happy: Artist Heather Welling­ton with one of her paint­ings at Glas­gow House.

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