Tilligerry Arts Group opens new premises and workshops

The beautiful new gallery is all set up.
The beautiful new gallery is all set up.

 

THE Tilligerry Arts Group has some exciting new events on the horizon, and they’re inviting Port Stephens residents to join them.

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At 10am on Tuesday 19 September, the Tilligerry Arts Group (TAG) open their brand new building at 12 Meredith Street, Lemon Tree Passage, in the old Lemon Tree Passage Fire Brigade building.

The move to this building, the third residence for TAG, and initial basic refurbishment was made possible by a number of very supportive parties who have generously provided financial, physical and moral support.

Di Stubbs, TAG publicity officer, told News Of The Area, “Port Stephens Council granted a Licence of Occupation, while councillor Steve Tucker organised council ward funds for basic building repairs.”

“Donations were gratefully received from Tilligerry Lions Club and Club Lemon Tree while Mayor Bruce MacKenzie provided some mayoral funding.”

“Tilligerry Men’s Shed, members and partners of members, assisted with a wide range of further renovations and repairs as well as providing the ‘muscle’ to move everything from one gallery to the other,” she said.

Di also acknowledged the assistance of other locals, who have been recognised in detail on the TAG website.

Through the generous sponsorship of Port Stephens Council, TAG has announced that they will be holding five exciting workshops, open to the public and new members, in October 2017.

Workshop one will focus on Photography for 11 and 12 year olds, on Saturday 7 October at 10am at a cost of $10.
The facilitator will be Rhonda Philp.

Workshop two will be ‘Pottery for Novices’, facilitated by Helen Jackson on Monday 9 October at 10am for $15.

Workshop three on Saturday 14 October at 9am will focus on drawing.

The facilitator will be Jenny Crozier, and the cost will be $15.

Workshop four will be ‘Painting for novices’ on Saturday 14 October at 1pm, with facilitator June Orr, at a cost of $15.

The final workshop in the series of five will be based around knitting and crocheting.

This will take place on Sunday 15 October at 10am, for $15.

If applications or further information is required please email the website at http://tilligerryartsgroup.com/.

Closing date for applications is the 2 October.

 

By Rachael VAUGHAN

 

Vic Marden and Myra Bailey.
Vic Marden and Myra Bailey.

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