Volunteers clean up arts hub

VOLUNTEERS: Port Lincoln Art Group members and volunteer, left to right Jenni Wilson, Frank Knight, Jenny Growden, Sandy Harder, Deb Wills and Raylene Fuller.
VOLUNTEERS: Port Lincoln Art Group members and volunteer, left to right Jenni Wilson, Frank Knight, Jenny Growden, Sandy Harder, Deb Wills and Raylene Fuller.

BETWEEN 30 and 40 enthusiastic volunteers converged on Arteyrea for a working bee earlier this month.

Recently the user groups of the facility had been involved in the Port Lincoln City Council’s Arteyrea review.

Following this and under the banner of the recently reinvigorated Eyre Arts Action Group, it was decided that the working areas in the hall needed some reorganisation to make best use of the space.

The Port Lincoln Art Group, Drawing Group, Port Lincoln City Band and the Port Lincoln Quilters all use Arteyrea weekly and supplied volunteers for the work that took place.

The groups organised, assessed and moved equipment, cleaned and shifted into different work spaces.

The Eyre Arts Action Group will continue to promote the arts in Port Lincoln and to ensure there are working spaces for groups to meet and undertake creative pursuits.

On August 19, the Eyre Arts Action Group will be developing a strategic plan with a view to use Arteyrea as a hub for the arts. 

Past workshops held at ArtEyrea have been abundant and included jewellery making, paper and book binding, printing, solar plating, enamel plating, puppetry, photography and sculpture.