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Community excited by Narooma School of Arts vision

This is the last week of the exhibition in the SoART Gallery of Narooma School of Arts’ images and plans for Narooma Arts and Community Centre (NACC). It finishes this Friday at 3pm.

“The vast majority of people who have visited the exhibition are excited by the vision and can’t wait for it to be built,” said School of Arts President Jenni Bourke.

“It will be a great boost for the town and enhance the School of Arts precinct, which also includes the Kinema, as an exciting Arts and community hub.

“It will also show what Narooma people can achieve.”

Visitors have included Member for Eden Monaro Dr Mike Kelly, South East Arts General Manager Andrew Gray, and Kim Bush and Indi Carmichael from Eurobodalla Shire Council.

Mrs Bourke explained the plans are the culmination of a process begun in 2006 when artists first identified the need for more purpose-built Arts and community spaces in Narooma.

“The planning and tireless work that’s gone into bringing it from the original concept to this stage have been immense,” she said.

She urged everyone interested to drop into the SoART Gallery this week to look at the plans. The exhibition continues until this Friday 13 September. Opening hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10-3pm.

The School of Arts intends lodging the Development Application with Eurobodalla Shire Council this week.

Once the Development Application is approved, the School of Arts will seek funding from far and wide including from the Australian and NSW Governments. The School of Arts has Gift Donor Recipient status so donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Above: South East Arts General Manager Andrew Gray was delighted to see the plans for the Narooma Arts & Community Centre. With him are School of Arts committee members Anne McCusker, left, and Joy Macfarlane.

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