CABBI members and friends were welcomed to Mogo on the last Friday in August by The Gallery Director, Laureen Phillips to toast the gallery’s twentieth anniversary and inspect the refurbishment of the exhibition space.
Speaking ‘off the cuff,’ founding member Sheryl Miller spoke to a crowd of happy artists assembled in an expanded exhibition space for easel paintings and quality craft. She acknowledged the hard work of people such as the original Gallery Convener Rhonda Lenon and then Barbara Stewart, and many others in establishing an outlet for the creative work of local artists.
Sheryl described the exciting adventure and team effort involved in setting up the original Wattlebark Gallery in Batemans Bay twenty years ago and the many changes that have taken place over the years as it relocated to Mogo and took on the new name of ‘The Gallery’.
Especially enjoying the night was current Featured Artist, Mel Reidy, as guests admired her brilliantly coloured artworks on show, namely ‘Water Spirits’ (top) and ‘The Waiting’ (pictured) and ‘Racing Free’ now showing in the front window.
Featured Artist, Mel Reidy with Water Spirits & The Waiting
If you’re visiting Mogo be sure to drop in at The Gallery and check out all the new works on show. The Gallery is a co-operative venture of Creative Arts Batemans Bay Incorporated (CABBI), a society open to local arts and crafts practitioners. People interested in finding out more about CABBI should drop in to The Gallery, Mogo, phone 02 4474 2243 or visit their website www.creativeartsbatemansbay.com.au.