The Collie Gallery Group Inc. was successful in obtaining a $5,000 grant provided by South32 Worsley Alumina recently.
The grant provided training for volunteers, in an installation as well as training in the use of the gallery’s accounting program.
Storage equipment purchased allows the gallery to better showcase artworks on display, as well as assisting the back-room operations.
A set of stanchions was also purchased to help protect valuable artworks from accidental damage when they are on display.
“South32 Worsley Alumina is proud to provide a $5,000 community grant to the Collie Art Gallery to help with the training of community volunteers and to improve storage,” a spokesperson said. “Applications for the next round of Worsley Community Grants closes on 31 August, 2016.”
Gallery Group Chairperson Trudi Curran said the grant provided much-needed programs and equipment.
“The gallery relies heavily on support provided by our group of hardworking volunteers, and this training allows them to do their work at a professional level.” said Mrs Curran.
“The equipment provided is another step forward for the gallery’s operations as we head towards our first birthday in July.”
South32 Worsley Alumina’s Peter Prinsloo with Collie Gallery Group Committee Members Sarah Stanley and Fran Dorozenko and Gallery Coordinator Payam Parishandzadeh.