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  • Writer's pictureHannah Phillips

Best on Display at New Meningie Gallery

Art exhibition infrastructure has recently been installed at the Meningie Information Hub, with the new space being dubbed the 'Meningie Gallery'.

The gallery has already hosted its first exhibition - a solo exhibition by local artist Rosa Merlino, as part of the broader ‘Source to Sea’ exhibition event held throughout the state.

Meningie's new dedicated arts space joins the Coorong Gallery (located in Tailem Bend's Civic Centre), in boosting local creative efforts and being able to display a variety of works.

The Coorong Gallery has now hosted a raft of local exhibitions to great acclaim, and has secured its first international exhibition – “Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank”, for September 2018.

Coorong District Council Director Community and Corporate, Nat Traeger, said art and cultural activities were a risk that had paid off for the community.

“This region has been built on agriculture and industry, but our stories are told by our artists,” Ms Traeger said.

“When Council first wanted to invest in arts projects just a few years ago, that was a huge risk we weren’t sure the community would embrace.

“Fast-forward to today and our arts projects have put our region on the world map, and created opportunities for the incredibly talented artists who live in our communities to show, and sell their pieces to larger audiences than ever before.”

Coorong District Council is now calling for expressions of interest from artists or community groups wanting to exhibit in the Meningie Information Hub.

Expression of Interest forms are available from Council’s website, or by contacting Council on 1300 785 277.

Image Source - Coorong District Council: A section of artist Catherine Gibbons’ display currently on show in the Meningie Gallery.Coorong District Council’s award-winning arts program continues to go from strength to strength with the launch of a community gallery at Meningie.

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