Grand re-open­ing for gallery

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

MEM­BERS of the pub­lic are in­vited to join Art Whit­sun­day for a grand re-open­ing of its gallery space at a new lo­ca­tion in the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre tonight.

The gallery, which was pre­vi­ously lo­cated in the old Post Of­fice build­ing in the heart of Air­lie Beach, has re-lo­cated to the for­mer Shoe-Biz store be­side Tar­get, in Cannonvale.

To cel­e­brate the change of venue, the new gallery will be thrown open to the com­mu­nity at tonight’s open­ing func­tion, from 6pm.

The func­tion will in­cor­po­rate an art ex­hi­bi­tion ti­tled Mod­ern Art from An­cient Times by lo­cal artist Tony Warfe.

Mr Warfe said this was an ex­hi­bi­tion of an­cient art­works re­vi­talised, in­cor­po­rat­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tions from an­cient Greece, Egypt, the Mi­noan, Celtic and An­glo Saxon cul­tures and more.

“I’ve just al­ways had an in­ter­est in an­cient cul­tures and I don’t think that many people re­alise what they were ac­tu­ally ca­pa­ble of,” he said.

Art Whit­sun­day pres­i­dent Linda For­rester said the group planned to hold ex­hi­bi­tions at the new gallery space on a monthly ba­sis, “and Tony’s is the first of these”.

“And we in­vite the com­mu­nity to cel­e­brate with us and en­joy the ex­cite­ment of an­other place to ex­hibit,” she said.

En­try to tonight’s open­ing func­tion is free and light re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided. For in­for­ma­tion con­tact gallery co-or­di­na­tor Dot Smith on 0488 157 327.

ON SHOW: Art Whit­sun­day mem­bers Anna Rus­sell-Smith, Dot Smith, Linda For­rester, Tony Warfe, Wendy Eriks­son, Sharon Dews­bury, Jean Wil­son and Jac­qui Hen­der­son, are en­cour­ag­ing the com­mu­nity to cel­e­brate the grand open­ing of their gallery at the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre tonight.

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