Sneak peek reveals arts centre design
Stunning internal design features have been revealed in a sneak peek of the West Gippsland Arts Centre redevelopment project.
Mayor Joe Gauci was excited to reveal a few small glimpses of internal works nearing completion.
“Over the last 18 months an incredible amount of work has taken place to transform this building, both functionally and aesthetically. “There is still work to be done, but we hope these sneak peek images begin to stir excitement in the community for what’s to come once we re-open.
“The designers, architects and builders have done an impeccable job blending the old with the new. Historic features like the original bricks have been exposed, refurbished and now paired with new, sleek timber design elements.
“We’re incredibly proud of this project and it’s exciting to be edging closer to the finish line. We’re all looking forward to November when we re-open this wonderful community building.”
The arts centre will be finally ready to stage its first show on November 1.
The builder, Building Engineering, has advised council the project will be finished on October 31. The building would be commissioned and tested ready for immediate use when it is handed over on this date.
The first show to be held at the new centre will be the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on November 1.
Planning is underway for re-opening celebrations with more information to be released shortly.
Arts and culture manager Rob Robson has previously referred to plans for a community focussed opening, possibly tying in with the monthly Warragul arts and farmers markets in the Civic Park precinct.