By Mark Svendsen | Posted on June 5th, 2019
There is great excitement at the Emu Park Art Gallery following the announcement in parliament by Member for Keppel, Brittany Lauga, that $800,000 is allocated to the building of a new art gallery in Emu Park.
The Emu Park Gallery has always offered a stunning array of art by artists from the Capricorn Coast who are well known locally. Many of the artists have exhibited both nationally and overseas and a number have been nominated for, and been awarded, the Bayton Award at the Rockhampton Art Gallery. The artists strongly support the growth of a thriving arts community on the Capricorn Coast, offering the community a valuable opportunity to be involved in the arts.
“With a new gallery we will be able to offer an excellent exhibition space, as well as a large workshop, allowing a wider range of workshops to be conducted. The Gallery workshops are a vital financial asset for the gallery, whilst allowing the artists to develop their skills and interests, as well as extending the arts skills of the community,” said Coordinator, Barbara Tamassy.
The Gallery has been very fortunate to have had the support of the Beasley family in providing a space at the old Emu Park Pottery founded by by the late Ros Beasley. As that building is now on the market, the future of the Emu Park Art Gallery is assured in a new home.
Image Credit:Barb Tamassy