Art Exhibitions on the
Central Coast will have a new dimension: The Waterline Art Gallery Ettalong
Beach at the Re:Publik Café will exhibit work from local artists including
potterers, and sculptors. The gallery is a partnership between the café and the
established art incorporation ‘The Makers Studio’ (TMS).
The first exhibition is already on the
walls in the café, ‘Waterline 2’ follows the much talked about ‘Waterline’
exhibition, a success just before Christmas. Waterline 2 follows the perfect
formula: local artists, local images – at affordable prices.
TMS President Cheryl McCoy: “We want to
create a gallery to encourage local and new emerging artists to exhibit on the
Central Coast. We also want to assist artists in developing greater skills and
offer support during their careers.”
Together with Re:Publik Café we want to
build a strong network of artisans on the Central Coast.
On the ‘canvas’ is also the offer in
conjunction with the NSW Minister for Arts the offer of an art prize.
Categories will be determined later in the year, but one award will be for a
“We needed this new approach” said café
owner Catherine McDonald, “and it took only two meeting with the committee of
the ‘Makers Studio’ to reach an agreement and the immediate future with
exhibition plans is a very electrifying
offering for the Central Coast. Together with the expertise of Cheryl McCoy and
her committee, we will now strongly focus again on local artist – there is an
excellent abundance of work available.
Because of the success of ‘Waterline’,
the work showing in ‘Waterline 2’ is even more distinct. The café is open seven
days from 8.30am.
Special viewings can be arranged by
appointment (4311 6842).