Artists Stephen Larcombe and Julie Maloney in Kallalu Gallery.
Artists Stephen Larcombe and Julie Maloney in Kallalu Gallery. Blainey Woodham

Gallery move a blessing in disguise for local artists

AFTER inflated rental prices in the main street of Coolangatta, Kallalu Gallery was forced to shift.

The move has ended up being a blessing in disguise for co-owner Julie Maloney who spoke to My Daily News after the gallery's new home had its grand opening on Saturday.

With a big focus on supporting local artists, the gallery is now located just over the border in the Ultima building on Stuart St.

"The move has really worked out for the best," Mrs Maloney said.

"It has become a more friendly space and we already have two bookings for exhibitions."

More than 100 people turned out for the opening night, where Aboriginal dancers put on a show for the audience who had drinks and finger food while browsing the artwork by Tweed's Stephen Larcombe and Mrs Maloney.

"The dancing gave me goosebumps; they were fantastic. The show went for nearly an hour," Mrs Maloney said.

"People came from Byron Bay and Brisbane for our opening night, which shows what we have to offer."

Follow the lane on the south side of the Ultima building, around the back and you will find the gallery.



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