MURWILLUMBAH artist Cath Grant (front middle) opens her gallery How Great Thou Art this Saturday.
MURWILLUMBAH artist Cath Grant (front middle) opens her gallery How Great Thou Art this Saturday.

How Great is art



TWEED Valley artist Cath Grant thought there was no time like the present to open a new gallery after moving to Murwillumbah from Uki recently.

Ms Grant, with her three children, took a lease on the town's original bakery and was inspired to open the gallery.

How Great Thou Art gallery officially opens on Sat- urday at 6pm with live entertainment and everyone is invited to come along.

The first exhibition titled No Time Like the Present features Northern Rivers artists including: Michael Tysoe, Tracey Rainford, Jan Brooks, Alan Guthrie, Cath Grant and more.

Ms Grant said the gallery was incorporated into some of the living areas of the old bakery.

"It's handy, being a single mum, to be able to work from home - I can open the gallery six days a week and still be here for my kids. After all, home is where the heart and art is."

Ms Grant said the exhibitions would change every four to six weeks and for the first six months there would be no commission.

"This is to help local artists get exposure and make art more affordable."

Ms Grant, who has recently sold works overseas, said she was also in the process of setting up a website to be completed in the next few weeks.

The gallery, 5 Wentworth Street, Murwillumbah opens Monday to Friday and Sunday's 9am to 4pm.



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