Over the past six months Lane Cove Council has been refurbishing the space at 164-172 Longueville Road to create a new facility called Lane Cove Creative Studios.
The completed facility provides space for pottery, printmaking, photography, textiles and other arts activities supported by teaching rooms and artist in residence spaces. The rooms within the facility are aptly named to reflect local artists whose efforts have influenced the Lane Cove community including the Guy Warren Studio; Elizabeth Rooney Printmaking Studio; and Joy Warren Studio for ceramics.
On Saturday 23 June the Mayor of Lane Cove officially opened the new facillity, almost 30 years to the day, from when the original community centre was opened in 1988. The proceedings included a smoking ceremony by Uncle Max and was followed by an Open Day running through until 4:00pm. Federal Member for North Sydney, Mr Trent Zimmerman MP was also in attendance.
This project is a great example of Council's commitment to arts and culture as the facility strengthens the existing cultural facilities in the form of Gallery Lane Cove, Lane Cove Library and the Living and Learning Centre.
For more information about upcoming activities in these new facilities, visit www.gallerylanecove.com.au to find out what Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios have on offer.