The newly constructed Emu Park Community Arts Centre looks amazing, and now the most important work of all is underway: the artists are moving in!
The Centre replaces former Emu Park Art Gallery, which closed in September 2019. The group of 25 artists behind the gallery are now settling into their new home, setting up the exhibition space, workshop areas including pottery wheels and a computerised kiln, and of course the gift shop so visitors can take a little piece of Emu Park home with them.
The new facility is a big step up from the homely, quirky space the Emu Park Art Gallery used to call home, and comes with all the mod cons including full professional-standard hanging and lighting systems, and touch-screen video capability for interactive features.
The Centre will host a new exhibition every eight weeks, with a roster including established local artists, travelling exhibitions, and work from new and emerging creatives.
Livingstone Shire Council allocated $200,000 to the new facility, and secured $1.1million in Works for Queensland (W4Q) funding from the State Government to complete the project.
As for what will be on show soon… watch this space!