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Monday, 31 October 2011

Official Opening of Weare Gallery in Deloraine

At last! We have finally had an official opening ceremony for our art gallery in Deloraine - Weare Gallery (and Frames).

We had a great turnout with about seventy guests including Kerry Finch, MLC (who officiated), Greg Hall, MLC,  the newly elected Meander Valley Mayor, Craig Perkins, Deputy Mayor Bob Loone, Deloraine Arts members and Meander Valley Art Society. There were also lots of identities and art lovers from Deloraine, Launceston and Devonport. The previous owners of the gallery building (Leonie and Paul) also came and were impressed with the enhancements we have made to the lovely property they had put so much effort into restoring.

Here are a couple of photos taken at the opening.

We moved to wonderful Deloraine almost a year ago and in that time we have renovated part of a fabulous historic building in the main street (118 Emu Bay Road) and built our studios and framing workshop.

The property was built in 1862 and has had an interesting history over the years. My next blog will feature a summary of the property's history to date for those of you who are interested in architecture and Tasmanian history.

The gallery is a perfect space to showcase our work - Nick Weare's photography and Robyn Weare's paintings.  We also have available some very fine prints and other artwork by Gilbert Schultz, our current resident artist. We also stock very classy cards and postcards - great to send to friends of back home if you are travelling.

If you are in Deloraine or passing through we would love to meet you.