The Shed flings its door open

Brian Harris and Dirk Romeyn at the opening night of The Shed

Broken Hill’s newest art gallery, The Shed, held its opening night last week, much to the delight of those involved as some 200 people attended to support local artisans and artworks.

The Shed offers a space where people can stroll in and relax in the foyer or take a walk around to see the different paintings and wood-carved creations.

Described as a social and enjoyable community event that fused different parts of the local community together in the town’s arts scene, businessman and artist Dirk Romeyn said it was heartwarming to feel the love on the night and in the days since opening the doors.

“The response was just overwhelming, the amount of people that turned up,” he said.

“Couldn’t have asked for better night, it was just brilliant. It gives people enjoyment and it’s just nice to share it”, Mr Romeyn told the Barrier Truth.

Joining forces with local Barkindji artist Brian Harris who also had his own work displayed at the gallery, it was a collaborative effort, one that Mr Romeyn said worked well in enhance and enrich the art space in its deeper connection to the area.

“It was really nice having Brian here too because I think we complement each other. He’s a nice bloke. Without their [Brian and Glenys Thorp] help, we would have really struggled so they really believe in it, and they were so excited,” Mr Romeyn said.

The Shed at 94 Chloride St will be open from 10am to 4pm most days of the week, or for more information call 8087 6487.

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