New gallery space for Wellsford art

Just some of the works that are on offer in the new space.

The OWL Hub in Wellsford has officially reopened as a space for local artists to display their works.

Wood carver Paul McRae has worked hard to bring the project together after being shoulder-tapped by OWL committee member Nancy Malloy. He says the hub will feature the work of five carvers as well as painters, photographers, ceramicists and metal workers.

Auckland Council has given the committee a three-month trial for the project. Ten per cent of proceeds from art sales will go to a community fund, administered by Coast to Coast Healthcare.

Paul hopes that in the New Year, the group of artists will be able to offer workshops for schools. He says it is a great time to be opening the new space, as artists have been busy producing works over successive lockdowns.

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