Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Artspace Re-Opens Sundays; Council,COs Revitalisation Group Unveils Exciting Plans for Gallery

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Artspace Re-Opens Sundays; Council,COs Revitalisation Group Unveils Exciting Plans for Gallery

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Andrea Davy

andrea.davy@dailymercury.com.au

IF EATING yummy cakes, drinking fresh coffee and browsing the latest exhibits at a triple-A rated gallery sounds like the perfect way to spend your lazy Sunday, head straight to Artspace Mackay.

In a unanimous decision, Mackay Regional councillors voted in favour of re-opening the gallery on Sundays during yesterday morningCOs council meeting.

Festivals, events and the arts portfolio councillor Chris Bonanno said the time was right to re-open the galleryCOs doors.

Cr Bonanno chaired the 11-member Artspace Revitalisation Working Group, which devised a series of activities and functions to generate renewed interest in the facility.

C[pounds sterling]I am very excited. It has been a long process to have our revitalisation group put together a program to have Artspace used more constructively,C[yen] Cr Bonanno said.

C[pounds sterling]There are not many triple-A galleries across the state and we are very lucky to have this sort of facility here,C[yen] he said. …

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