Saturday, December 24, 2011

Good news and seasons greetings!

We would like to wish you a fantastic festive season and all the best for the new year.

We are also delighted to let you know that Synergy Gallery reached its funding goal
by Xmas and that your local non-profit community gallery will continue into 2012!!! :)

It is wonderful news for all of us who have worked so hard to keep this gallery afloat
when it really seemed 10 years may have seen the end to this unique arts space.
We have a wonderful, energised, new committee. A huge thank you to the outgoing committee for all there years of hard work and dedication to the local arts. You have given so much to the gallery, it is impossible to thank you enough.

Thank you to the following outgoing committee members:

President (2009-2011) Anna French
Vice President (2009-2011) Anne Bowman
Treasurer (2010-2011) Terry Zeigler
Secretary (2009-2011) Dr Penny Peckham
Ordinary Members Lella Cariddi, Katie Roberts, Leigh Woodburgess and Fiona Pendergrast

Welcome to our new committee:

Marcus Encel - President
Robert Ely - Vice President
Danielle Anderson - Secretary
Leigh Woodburgess
Anne Bowman
Fiona Pendergrast
Ashlee Laing

Welcome to our new committee! Its great to have you on board.

Other exciting news is that we have formed a partnership with the
Thornbury Womens' Neighbourhood House. Yay! Through this partnership we were able to apply for funding from the Ian Potter Foundation and they have approved a grant for the Synergy Exhibition Program to see us into 2012.

It is wonderful to be continuing into 2012, a year in which we look forward to evolving into a re-energised Synergy Gallery, one that further fulfill our vision for the gallery, our community and this vibrant arts precinct.

Thank you for standing up and saying 'We want Synergy Gallery to stay!' your support has helped immensely.

So, it is certainly a time to celebrate! :)

With thanks, well wishes, joy and creativity to all for the festive season,

Synergy Gallery