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Art gallery now open to the public

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The new Southern Highlands Art Gallery is now open to the public.

A small gathering took place yesterday which was attended by representatives of the Aboriginal community, local artists and the media.

The project has been in the making for some 25 years and has been made possible thanks to the fundraising efforts of Ben Quilty, the community and government grants.

Mr. Quilty said the gallery will be open seven days a week.

"Entry is free to public and everyone is welcome,"he said.

The gallery is situated at the old dairy in Retford Park.

Image: Angela Walsh

Grant funding for local organisations

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A number of organisations across the Southern Highlands have received funding through the latest round of Veolia Mulwaree Trust.

The Bowral and District Art Society received more than $10,600 to upgrade three workshops.

The Bundanoon Men's Shed received almost $7,600 to install fire stairs to its first-floor area as part of a Fire Safety Upgrade project.

Other recipients include the Hill Top and Buxton Community Associations.

Image: Bowral Art Gallery

Quilty to address mid week economy

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A number of guest speakers will be making an appearance at the Moss Vale and Rural Chamber of Commerce's next gathering at the Bowral Rugby Club on December 1.

That includes Wingecarribee Council's General Manager Lisa Miscamble and Southern Highlands Art Gallery Founder Ben Quilty.

Chamber Spokesperson Brigid Kennedy said they want to talk about how the new gallery can interact with local business.

"It's imperative that we all work together and we want to look at ways of improving the mid week economy,"she said.

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The new look Robertson school of arts

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Renovations at the Robertson School of Arts are now complete.

Funding from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund has gone towards rebuilding the hall stage, asphalt seal the driveway and carry out electrical work.

Secretary John Johnson said it's money well spent.

"The hall is 137 years old and it's in really good order at the moment,

"With grant funding, we've spent nearly a million dollars all up,"Mr. Johnson said.

Image: Office of Wendy Tuckerman

robertson school of arts 2 november 2021

Image: Office of Wendy Tuckerman