Nazrin Black and Sandy Towell and the Nanango Arts Centre Alliance building.
Nazrin Black and Sandy Towell and the Nanango Arts Centre Alliance building. Tobi Loftus

New lease on life for old Nanango Art Gallery

WHILE the Nanango Art Gallery on George St may have closed, art will live on in the old butter factory.

Nazrin Black from the Nanango Arts Network Alliance said the building would be turned into a community art workshop, called Creative Connections.

The not-for-profit group will run workshops and other art classes in a bid to bring the community closer together.

"Creative Connections is about trying to get people connected to the community in a creative way," Ms Black said.

"For instance we've got a woman who likes to sew, but she doesn't want to sit at home and sew by herself, so she is going to run a sewing bags workshop.

 

"People can interact socially and learn a skill, it will build confidence.

"It's open to everybody, anybody can come to any of the workshops that we are going to advertise."

The project began about two weeks ago.

"We saw the building was available and we were like 'yes this a perfect opportunity to do something like this'," Ms Black said.

"It will be a creative hub for Nanango.

"There is a pottery and ceramics room, workshop room, plus an area outside where we can do mosaics and other messier stuff."

Ms Black will manage the Creative Connections centre, while Boots and Bulldust Seeds of Hope founder Sandy Towell will be the project's director.

Ms Towell said Seeds of Hope would at times hire the workshop space for programs.

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