Friday 26th November Opening Night 7.30-10.30pm $10 entry
Saturday 27th 10am-5pm gold coin entry
Sunday 28th 10am-2pm gold coin entry
197 Skye Point Road Coal Point
The anticipation is building as the artists and craftists put the final touches on their passion projects. If you would like to enter art or craft for sale firstname.lastname@example.org is the contact address or phone Barbara 49591259.
On display will be works from award winning local artists such as June Friend, who recently received the Matara Watercolour Prize and Hugh Cross who was Highly Commended at the same event and is providing a piece for Auction on the Friday night
There will be craft ranging from hand crafted cards to jewellery, with teapot painting and hand written verse being created right before your eyes on Saturday.
The Hall will be full of fine things to ponder for presents or add to your collection.
There is a local flavour to this showcase of talents.
On Opening Night we’ll be pondering the question can one live on local wine and bread alone?
Long time sponsors of this newsletter, Carey Bay Cellars will be providing a selection of local wines to sample for a gold coin donation and a variety of local breads will be available for the tasting.
There will also be an opportunity to have your say about what local projects you would like to see the Progress Association pursue over the next year.
A conversation cafe space will have dot-mocracy technology available to gauge interest, people to chat to and on Saturday there’ll be beverages and tasty treats to savour whilst pondering the future of The Point.
There are lots of other reasons to come along to the Art & Craft Show, one being it is the major fundraiser for the year with proceeds going towards the painting of the exterior of Progress Hall. Here is the final instalment on the Hall’s history
4/5/1952 Lake Macquarie Shire Council refused to meet a deputation from the Combined Progress Association re: rise in rates and proposed new Council Chambers.
1/6/1952 Bank Balance £989.16.7
3/8/1952 Secretary directed to write to MR Brown asking him the attitude of Lake Macquarie Shire Council on the County plan to resume land on the ridge behind our property on which the hall is located.
7/9/1952 Drain at corner of Rofe Street & Coal Point Road be ordered- re: piped; T.Mayo charged 2% per hall usually 6%
5/10/1952 Secretary to write to Sgt Griffiths informing him of loss of bricks from Association ground, also vandalism in area.
2/11/1952 Building Committee trying to reduce costs as they thought tenders submitted were too high. Mr T Mayo-Architect is altering specifications accordingly.
7/12/1952 Cash balance £1096.10.5 Official Opening of the Hall be performed by Mr Layton- an appeal for funds and debentures at the opening of the hall.
18/1/1953 Afternoon Tea at the OPENING OF THE HALL. 2/- per person
An account of £39 architects fees were passed for payment to Mr T Mayo. The entertainment committee will enquire about the purchase of a piano for the hall-Advert in Newcastle Morning Herald for suitable chairs.