About Our Art Gallery
Our aim is to establish a Community Art Gallery in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane.
This facility would be available to all emerging and established artists in the widest possible range of artistic endeavour without discrimination. This facility would be available for exhibitions of any type of art thought to be appropriate by the managing committee.Educational and Workshop facilities would be available.
Functions relevant to the artistic aims and aspirations of the community would be held.
We would be seeking support and funding from the community, from established organisations and local and State government.
In mid-2015 the Brisbane City Council encompassed one million people without a single Community Art Gallery to cater to the needs of established and emerging artists.
Colin Williams considered a Community Gallery as critical to the cultural health of the area as any library, field or playground is to the intellectual and physical health of the community. He printed flyers, distributing them around the Western suburbs; canvassing expressions of interest in pursuing this idea.
On 18 July 2015, an inaugural meeting was held in the Kenmore library with sixteen attendees and eight apologies. An action plan was formulated to carry the project forward.
Art West’s first group exhibition was held on 16 June 2016 to introduce Art West Community Gallery to the public. Following information tables at Kenmore Village Shopping Centre, and the commitment of keen members, new memberships grew and the group now has over 160 members and a growing support base of 450 members.
Art West Community Gallery now has a base at Mt Ommaney Shopping centre where changing exhibitions are held every 6 to 8 weeks and the group moves into the future with confidence.
AWCG is now fully incorporated with an ABN and bank account. It is a paid up member of BVAC. (Brisbane Visual Arts Community)
Founder and Patron