Port Stephens Community Arts Centre unveils ‘Irene’ mosaic

Judy Jones with ‘Irene’ in the Garden Café.

VISITORS to the recently reopened Garden Café at the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre have been welcomed by a beautiful mosaic lovingly named ‘Irene’ hanging in the Café.

Created by the Art Centre’s mosaic group, Madeleine Quinlan, Ruth Conley, Larraine Goldsworthy, Margaret Brace and Kim Reilly worked on it during the first few months of 2023.

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“It was fun but hard work on some very hot days,” Kim Reilly told News Of The Area.

The team is delighted that ‘Irene’ can finally be admired by the happy attendees of the Garden Café.

The not-for-profit Café is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am to 12:30pm and serves a variety of drinks as well as scones, cake and toasties.

The Port Stephens Community Arts Centre offers a wonderful gallery experience, featuring woodwork, pottery, textiles, paintings, drawings and mosaics.

The Centre has over 200 members that participate in workshops and utilise some wonderful equipment including kilns in the pottery shed and a raft of woodworking equipment.

Drawing and art classes as well as group textile workshops are also available at the centre.

The gallery is located on Cultural Close adjacent to the Neil Carroll Park at Nelson Bay.


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