Gulgong news and events

Gulgong Arts Council will open its new pop up art gallery this Sunday, offering a broad range of locally-produced work throughout August and September.

The old National Bank will be filled with work ranging from painting, prints and pottery to felting, knitting, spinning, weaving and crochet.

Sixteen artists will contribute to the gallery, consisting mainly of Gulgong residents including the Gulgong Public School’s Paparazzi Club, joined by a few from further afield.

Visitors can admire the artists’ new work, purchase handcrafted items including candles, jewellery, vintage journals and handmade cards, and take part in the Arts Council’s raffle extraordinaire.

The raffle allows entrants to draw a stick out of the raffle lucky dip, and if their stick has a number attached, they could go home with one of the plethora of prizes donated by local businesses ranging from mechanics to beauty shops.

A grant from Mid-Western Regional Council allowed the artists to hire the old bank for the gallery.

The pop up gallery will open this Sunday, August 21, with doors opening at 10am and acclaimed ceramicist Chester Nealie officially opening the gallery at 3pm.

To celebrate the gallery’s opening, Christine Tomlinson will give a painting demonstration on Monday, August 22, using iridescent paints.

The gallery’s regular hours 10am-4pm, Thursday to Monday, through August and September. For more information, visit the Gulgong Arts Council Facebook page.

Local Talent: Kay Binns and Toni Morrison, members of the new Gulgong Arts Council committee who will be part of the gallery’s roster of artists.

Local Talent: Kay Binns and Toni Morrison, members of the new Gulgong Arts Council committee who will be part of the gallery’s roster of artists.

Bowled Over: Ceramics by Kay Binns, which will be among the local work available at the Gulgong Arts Council’s pop up gallery.

Bowled Over: Ceramics by Kay Binns, which will be among the local work available at the Gulgong Arts Council’s pop up gallery.

Pop Up: Gulgong artists working in a range of styles will show and sell at the Gulgong Arts Council’s pop up gallery.

Pop Up: Gulgong artists working in a range of styles will show and sell at the Gulgong Arts Council’s pop up gallery.