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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

THE GALLERY, Mogo re-opens after devastating December storms.

After two months closed due to the devastating storms which hit Mogo on 10 December 2021, it is with great pleasure that CABBI re-opens the doors of our well known and loved The Gallery, Mogo. Fiona Phillips, MP, Member for Gilmore officially re-opened The Gallery at 4pm on 19 February 2022 observing that “The spirit of people coming together and supporting each other is very much a part of this important story.” CABBI members have been working for many weeks behind the scenes to get The Gallery repaired and re-opened. Local tradespeople came to the party for the building owner over the holiday period replacing damaged walls and floors and painting whilst the artists and craft makers were hard at work doing new works to hang and display to replace those destroyed by the water. Manager of The Gallery, Julie Lark, said “It is so satisfying to see the doors finally open again. It is a credit to our exhibitors and supporters that we are back in business at Mogo. A big thank you to all those who have given encouragement and helped in the rebuild.” The Gallery has had a temporary home opposite K Mart in the Village Centre since midJanuary thanks to the generosity of Centre management. Unfortunately, The Gallery is still awaiting news of the status of its insurance claim so there is still a lot of work to do to bring it back to the look and feel that CABBI has always presented to its visitors. “We are on track to get that done in the not-too-distant future, Julie added, but with so much encouragement to get our doors opened we knew that our friends and customers would understand and accept the interim layout.” The Gallery, Mogo, is a not-for-profit co-operative operated by Creative Arts Batemans Bay Incorporated supporting local artists and craft makers exhibit and sell their works. It is open every day, except Christmas day, from 10am to 4pm.

Above; Fiona Phillips MP (middle) , with Julie and Derek Lark. Julie is Manager of The Gallery At Mogo

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