New home thrills Colac artists

Colac’s art community will have a long-term space at Colac Otway Shire’s former library annexe, after years of moving between temporary bases. Arts groups are calling the move a boon for arts development in the region.

Colac’s art community is celebrating a move to transform the shire’s former library annexe into a new arts hub.

Colac Otway Shire councillors voted last week to approve the Creative Otways’ use of the Gellibrand Street space as a new home for arts development in the region.

Makers’ Space Colac secretary Lynne Richardson said her group was “thrilled and delighted” with the outcome of the vote, after having pushed the need for a community arts space for about 20 years.

“We’ve had lots of opportunities where we have had pop-up spaces where people have allowed us to use a space for a short time, but we’ve never had anything stable and so this gives us the ability to plan for long-term projects and workshops,” Lynne said.

“We now have a space where people can find where we are and we can involve the community a lot more, and grow.

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