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29 Jun 2020
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Road works receive $1.4 million in government funding
Community events granted $42,000
Working bees weed and mulch Runway Park gardens
Phegans Bay rock climber rescued by helicopter
Funds committed to improve facilities for commuters
Certificate issued for rail tunnel phone tower
Investigation under way after human jawbone found
Council to look into installing soap in public toilets
Soap is the best hand cleaner, student experiment finds
Soap is the best hand cleaner, students show
Water and sewerage maintenance projects announced
Former Member for Gosford dies aged 90
Construction certificate for $2.3 million gymnasium
Application to build three townhouses
Construction certificate for Ettalong multi-dwellings
Council biodiversity strategy to be redrafted
Councillors decide to attend briefings remotely
Landscaping work in Woy Woy town centre
Dedicated team for Woy Woy
Libraries re-open on a limited basis
Progress association launches online fundraising effort
Cenotaph to be restored and featured on website
Planning Panel proves to be more costly, says Tesch
Rate notices to include hardship advice
New Rotary president at Woy Woy
No clear Covid roadmap for tourism, Tesch claims
Support line advertised in shopping centres
MP recognises a Woy Woy business in parliament
One quarter of average rainfall recorded for June
Someone needed to stand up to buzzword-led invasion
Call to Council to publish a full response
Are public toilets cleaned regularly and well?
Commuter bus could not be booked by phone
Average bloke cannot afford extra tolls
Economic Strategy is same meaningless flummery
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Second edition of Stories from Patonga is planned
Award winner finds success as 'mature model'
Gallery re-opens in Ettalong
Television appearance for 79-year-old 'singing caddie'
Archaeological dig to be conducted at school
Pick up and drop off rules enforced
Kindergarten information sessions to be held in July
Music bus returns after hiatus
Bowling greens re-open for normal use this week
Peninsula loses 'all-time great sporting identity'
Woy Woy Lions resume training
Life Saving Club prepares for 100th birthday

Gallery re-opens in Ettalong

Artwork of the national vice-president of the Australian Society of Marine Artists, Ms Karen Bloomfield, will feature at an Ettalong gallery now that it has re-opened.

The Art Studios Cooperative at the Bay Gallery in Ettalong is now open on weekends with new exhibitions every eight weeks.

Due to coronavirus, the Bay Gallery was forced to close its doors, but re-opened on Saturday, June 13, with a new exhibition, Lifted.

Ms Bloomfield has contributed a number of her "creature and industrial works".

"When you have a group of artists making work together for an exhibition everybody will use their own mediums and their own styles differently but for an overall purpose," she said.

"The purpose of this particular exhibition was to give the feeling that we, as artists, had at the lifting of restrictions, which is why the exhibition is called Lifted.

"What we found was interesting.

"Because we all work separately, whenever we come together to actually hang an exhibition, we've got all this different work so the room ends up having a very specific feel to it depending on the artwork.

"We all noticed this time how light, airy and pleasant the room felt because the inspiration for this exhibition was one of hopefulness and looking forward."

Also on display are works from local artists including Dianne Gerlach's travel landscapes, Victoria Austen-Young's depictions of the female face, Leasha Craig's sculptures, Helen Mortimer's pieces and Carolyn Griffiths' digital works.

The Bay Gallery is located behind the Mantra in Ettalong Beach.

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