Monday, November 30, 2015

Farewell to 2015

2015 was a year to remember. As you can see from previous posts the Art Group has experienced a year of celebration and turmoil and has emerged strong and rejuvenated. 

We have just set up our final exhibition of the year "The Christmas Store" and although Pat and Melva's exhibitions were exemplary this one  "takes the cake"!

We are coming to grips with our new space and interpreting it in new and creative ways. The young "styling" team has really pushed the boundaries and no doubt we will see more of this.

People love the PLATFORM GALLERY and visitors stay, chat and even stop for a cuppa. 
Sales have been amazing  and although we have always encouraged local artists to join us we really do need the local product to present to our patrons. Although we have  several new members we welcome more. We also need members to volunteer to keep the gallery open. We are currently open Thursday Friday and Saturday between 10 and 4 (depending on volunteer availability) and for special openings by appointment.

We now have several affiliated ARTS groups at the gallery. The Port Augusta Writers, The Port Augusta Music Club, photographers, spinners and weavers  as well as artists so the space is being well used by the local community.

A sideline to the general gallery activities is the interest in holding planned events at the gallery. It is such a great space. We can easily accommodate special openings for groups however we ask that people interested in other kinds of events present a written submission to the group so that we can assess whether we can cope with hosting the event and whether it fits within our objectives.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported and encouraged us through our 2015 journey and invite you to pop in to THE PLATFORM before Christmas to get a sense of where we are heading.


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