Artist Pam Price and Maryborough Art Society president Bill Hewitt.
Artist Pam Price and Maryborough Art Society president Bill Hewitt.

Old Wintergarden sparkles again

IT has been one impressive clean-up but the volunteers at Maryborough Art Society could see the potential.

Over the holidays they have dismantled portable walls, remounted them to other walls, cleaned the lino floor and painted virtually the entire Kent Street gallery.

The refurbishment has put a sparkle back into the old Wintergarden Theatre premises after a dormant 25 years.

Society publicity officer Maureen Cranfield could not give enough praise to the team of volunteers who, she said, had opened up the width of the gallery.

“The volunteers pitched in and did a lot of hard yakka.

“There is now a much better area for mini solo exhibitions.”

The society is completely run by about 12 volunteers and moved from the Gatakers Warehouse building to the Kent Street address last July.

The facelift coincides with the latest exhibition celebrating Australia Day.

Artworks by society members were being hung on walls yesterday and are all about Australiana.

Ms Cranfield is hoping for a large exhibition with a variety of works including paintings and photographs.

The pieces will be on display for three weeks.



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