Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Jetty Strip Gallery Is Closing Its Doors

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Jetty Strip Gallery Is Closing Its Doors

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Byline: BELINDA SCOTT belinda.scott@coffscoastadvocate.com.au

COFFS Harbour's John Gordon Gallery on the Jetty Strip closed its doors last week.

The gallery's two directors, Coffs Harbour businessman and artist Nicholas Kachel and publisher and artist Steve Bush, said the closure was for personal reasons.

John Gordon Gallery opened in

October 2003 and since then has hosted 65 exhibitions, including solo and group shows of both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal art.

Steve Bush remains a silent partner in Sydney's Kaliman Gallery and is maintaining his Coffs Harbour publishing office in the gallery building, an adjunct to his Sydney office.

In February he launched a new bi-monthly art magazine, Art World for Australia and New Zealand, which is now in its fifth edition.

Mr Bush said yesterday he would be launching a new Aboriginal art magazine in March 2009 and some of the work for this would also be carried out through the Coffs Harbour office. …

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