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New life for Centennial Centre

 

THREE Wonthaggi community groups are soon to settle into their new home.

Wonthaggi ArtSpace, Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association and the Information Centre volunteers signed the memorandum of understanding, and will be calling the Centennial Centre home.

“ArtSpace Wonthaggi is looking forward to a bright future ahead,” ArtSpace president Ursula Theinert said.

“A big thank you to all of the committee, artists and volunteers for your generous and kind support and forward thinking resolve to move ArtSpace into a new beginning.

“The renovations have begun and hopefully by the end of the week we will begin moving in.”

The centre will continue to offer information to locals and visitors through the professional, dedicated information volunteer team.

Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association will support local businesses from the new site and is looking forward to what it will be able to achieve with a designated space to work.

It will be a great space used to link local artists with collectors and provide a vehicle for the continuing pursuit of art excellence in the region.

ArtSpace Wonthaggi will continue to operate from its current location in McBride Avenue until January 9 to help with the transition.

Ms Theinert thanked ArtSpace Wonthaggi’s landlords Neil Rankine and Nola Maxfield for providing the opportunity for the gallery to begin its journey.

“The Centennial Centre is a beautiful building and will make a stunning art gallery,” Ms Theinert said.

“There is also a spacious boardroom for hire in the centre, which can be used to host a range of meetings, training, information sessions and more.

“The alliance is looking forward to making use of the beautiful surround of the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre. The grounds make an excellent backdrop to any number of community, artistic and cultural events. It’s an exciting time ahead.”

The businesses, artists and volunteers will work together to make the

New look: the Centennial Centre will continue to be a Wonthaggi icon with a new purpose, housing artists, businesses and volunteers.

New look: the Centennial Centre will continue to be a Wonthaggi icon with a new purpose, housing artists, businesses and volunteers.

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