FINALLY THE NEWS WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR…. (dec 2021)
The Members are very excited to announce that the Official Opening of the Gallery Building will be held on the morning of the 9th of December. The Mayor of Livingstone Shire and Councillors will be in attendance along with State Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga and other dignitaries. Unfortunately with the present Covid Restrictions and guidelines this event is strictly by official invitation from the LSC only as numbers will have to be policed.
THE TURNING POINT EXHIBITION.
Why the Turning Point?
The new Emu Park Gallery is on the site of the old railways yards not far from the Turning Point, where steam locomotives from Rockhampton were literally turned around for their return journey. It’s also a Turning Point for the artists who have a beautiful, new space to call home
EXHIBITION OPENING DATE: Saturday the 11th December.
Our first ever Exhibition is almost ready to be unleashed onto the public and will officially be launched two days after the official opening of the Gallery Building.
The launch date will be Saturday the 11th December.
It is very big news for the town of Emu Park but unfortunately with Covid Restrictions the event has become a ticketed only event for those that have received official invitations.
We know everyone has been anxiously waiting for the Emu Park Art Gallery to open, – (none more so than the members themselves.)
We still have a few things to get sorted, then we’ll be up and running!!
We’ve had a few minor setbacks regarding some of the internal fittings that are holding things up at present, – the lighting grid in particular needs some structural adjustments and 15 more lights fitted & tested, and there is some important electrical work is still to be carried out in one of the workshops.
Aside from all that, we, the members, still have quite a lot of work to do before we are fully operational.
It is quite a big step up from our cosy little Gallery across the road to this brand new, modern facility, and we are keen to start afresh, with a professional lighting & hanging system in the main Gallery, fully equipped workshop areas, ( pottery wheels, computerised kiln, etc. ), touch screen videos, new floor to ceiling shelving in the spacious store room, and a fully stocked gift shop offering unique, quality items from our associate members and artists.
We have re-written our constitution/mission statement etc., & have set up new systems & procedures to streamline Gallery operations going forward. … (a lot of “paperwork” still to do).
Many of our members are spending hours & hours, either down at the Gallery setting up spotlights, building shelving & fittings, or at home on a computer designing and creating new signage, logos, gallery stationary & peripheral, but essential documents.etc ., in readiness for the new beginning.
So please, don’t despair, we are getting there!
We just want to have everything in place and up & running before we welcome the Emu Park community back into the cultural fold and share the new Gallery space and all it has to offer.
The Emu Park Art Gallery exhibits quality artwork from local artists including original paintings, pottery, sculpture, photography, mixed media work, fibre art, jewellery, cards and gifts.