After several long months with work hanging in the dark on its own, the Orange Art Society's gallery has reopened this week.
The gallery has reopened, which won't just put artwork back on show, but will provide an important community connection for people who come along to catch-ups and lessons at the gallery.
The gallery will have a new exhibition beginning on July 12, but until then still has a gallery of work by Hank Spirek on display.
The new exhibition will host work by Orange painter Mirian Dawes, and will run for a month.
Orange Art Society president David Mason said it was nice to be able to open back up after several months out of action.
"I think a lot of us actually enjoyed the break and gave us the chance to get away but it'll be good to get back and catch up with each other," he said.
He said many artists hadn't seen each other in some time, with the age group "not really up to" Zoom meetings or virtual hangouts, so seeing each other again in person would be a nice touch.
The gallery is normally open from 10am to 12 noon each day, with the society looking to add more opening hours and a roster in coming weeks.
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