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Pests sink teeth into art gallery

The Wondai Art Gallery now looks a little more exciting thanks to local artist Robyn Downer.
The Wondai Art Gallery now looks a little more exciting thanks to local artist Robyn Downer. Barclay White

A TERMITE infestation has forced the Wondai Regional Gallery to temporarily relocate to the Wondai Town Hall for three months from February.

Gallery curator Elaine Madill said the building was still structurally sound so the installation that opened this month, which was three years in planning, was able to go ahead.

"The council has asked us to close for February, March and April," Ms Madill said.

"They have given us storage space and they have given us the town hall to use."

South Burnett Regional Council manager property Leanne Petersen said the pests were found during an inspection earlier this month.

"Termites were found in the old timber section of the art gallery store room, middle gallery room, front office."

Ms Madill was hopeful the work would set the building in good stead to weather the next 50 years.

"It is a real feature for our village green now," she said.

The gallery's February exhibition will include works from local artists that have not sold, in the Under The Bed exhibition.

"Any artist who has any work that they haven't sold, and they've put under the bed can bring it out, put a value on it of what it costs to produce and then add a little bit of it for themselves and we'll put it in with no cost for them at all, no commission and no entry fees," Ms Madill said.

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