Work of Art Community Gallery was opened in August 2013 by the late Chris Burgess. Fulfilling a dream to showcase his considerable art collection as well as exhibiting current work by leading international, national and regional artists, he created a wonderful community gallery that is a highlight for any art lover.
The gallery has a strong focus on providing a nurturing environment for new and upcoming artists, including many local artists, with the facilitation of artist workshops and the provision of exhibition space. The support of emerging artists is a primary aim of the gallery as well as the promotion of the visual arts. It was important to Chris to be able to make the arts accessible to everyone in the community.
The gallery runs several workshops throughout the year in a variety of artistic mediums, including drawing, painting and sculpture, allowing many people the opportunity to participate in creating their own art. There is a spacious studio area at the rear of the gallery where people can come and join in the friendly learning environment.