Affordable Art Pop-up gallery has things that make your heart sing

Hunters Hill Guest Column

To The POINT With ROSEMARY LIU

HUNTERS Hill-Ryde Community Services (HHRCS) will be holding its 2nd Annual Community Art Expo as a Pop-up Gallery, with a special Opening Night event on Thursday September 17.

Building on the success of last year’s Community Art Exhibition, this year HHRCS is working with Christian Community Aid Eastwood (CCA) and North Ryde Community Aid (NRCA) to hold its ‘Affordable Art Pop-up Gallery’ with the theme ‘Things That Make Your Heart Sing’.

Born from the successful arts programs run by HHRCS and CCA for the last few years, the exhibition showcases the creativity of both aspiring and experienced artists.

Connecting with other local community organisations this exhibition represents the depth of creativity and diversity within our local community.

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COMMUNITY organisations play an important role in empowering their community members to create art and share their talents.

For some participants they have skills and talents developed early in life, for others these creative opportunities have come later.

Either way this collection highlights the passions and hidden talents in our local area.

The theme ‘Things That Make Your Heart sing’ signifies the joy that art can bring to the both the maker and the viewer.

At times art can strike a chord within us and lift our spirits.

We encourage the public to come and visit the exhibition and help celebrate creativity and local talent.

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ARTWORKS have been submitted from a range of artists and groups of people from the Men’s Shed, painting, sculpture and craft groups and many other individuals in the community.

This Gallery is a fantastic opportunity for artists to get together, compare their styles and showcase their work to the rest of the community.

This year the event will be held in the Gladesville Shopping Village at 6 Flagstaff Street in the old Video Ezy store.

The opening night will be on Thursday September 17 from 4:30pm until 6:30pm, and champagne and canapes will be served for all to enjoy.

This is a special evening and opportunity for the public to meet the artists and makers.

The gallery will then be up for an entire week between 10am and 4:30pm from Friday September 18 to Thursday September 24.

All artworks are available for sale at very reasonable prices, and each purchase supports local artists and community centres at the same time.

For more information contact Hunters Hill-Ryde Community Services on 9817 0101.

ROSEMARY LIU is Carers Support Co-ordinator for Hunters Hill-Ryde Community Service