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Gallery with a vision

Local artists Brian Smith and Sheldon Smith among the many artworks at the Bourke Aboriginal Art Gallery. Photo TWH

The Bourke Aboriginal Art Gallery is the newest addition to the redevelopment of the Bourke CBD.

Opened on Christmas Eve, the newly fitted gallery showcases local works created by local artists, promoting various styles of art.

More than 200 people have visited the gallery in its first month of trading, with fifty paintings already sold, and lots of positive feedback.

Two of the leading artists at the gallery, Brian Smith and Sheldon Smith have a big vision for the gallery.

Not only the building has been stepped up a level, but so too have the artists.

Brian says there are already twelve local artists working from the gallery, creating artworks for sale to the public.

With Easter only 8 weeks away, the boys have upped the ante on production of works.

Brian says the team are already preparing for the influx of tourists over the Easter period and are busily stocking up.

“We want to make sure that as the paintings sell off the walls, there aren’t blank spaces left but more artworks are in stock, ready to go up to replace them.

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