Grand Opening of The Gallery
19 January, 2018
What a happy, uplifting night it was - with around 300 people snacking, supping and socialising amongst the artworks – to witness the official opening of Tea Garden’s latest attraction – The Gallery! It was perfect weather for mingling in our beautiful garden; Mike Harvey’s twinkling ivories serenaded guests inside; great speeches; & a commemorative canvas was marked with ‘Open’ by Mark Tedeschi, AM QC, who was quickly followed by other guests to leave their blessings. Many artworks & raffle tickets were snapped up! “Galleries such as this are a very important part of the fabric of society and play an important adhesive role in communities,” said Mr Tedeschi. Commenting that “The Gallery is such an impressive community initiative” was Kate Washington, our local MP. “I encourage everyone to visit this new, beautiful art gallery,” she said. Thanks GIG team!!
The Gallery - Soft Opening today
16 December, 2017
The Gallery - home to Galleries In The Gardens - is now able to open after a huge effort by our wonderful volunteers! Thank you all who pitched in to help make this beautiful space come to fruition ♦ STARTING WITH Jan who conjured up the vision and introduced Lee and Rob to it ♦ THEN Lee and Rob for helping in the most magnanimous way ♦ TO members who toiled at our many working bees ♦ TO those who generously donated their time & skills ♦ AND those who helped with financial and goods donations ♦ NOT forgetting the members' partners who came on board to assist - THANK YOU! The end result is a glowing testament to what can be achieved with good hearts and community spirit. Cheers to The Gallery and GIG!