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Cessnock Regional Art Gallery reopens with volunteers

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery reopens with volunteers
August 18, 2015

The future of the Cessnock Regional Art Gallery looks secure with the facility operating again on a volunteer basis.

The Gallery closed its doors in April after council rejected a plea for $36,000 in emergency funding.

In a report before Cessnock City Council, the gallery's management committee says the organisation has undergone a thorough review.

The Gallery which operates from Thursday through to Sunday, is now completely run by volunteers.

A current exhibition of more than 40 donated art works will be auctioned at a major fundraising event later this month, while a gallery shop has also opened, featuring works by local artists.

Art classes are being held while partnerships have been established with a number of local businesses.

The report says the Gallery's finances have stabilised, its operational costs have been reduced to essential requirements, and the management committee is seeking additional grant funding.

For more information go to www.crag.net.au 

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