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Port Elizabeth's ART Gallery closing down

JANUARY 19, 2015
Port Elizabeth's ART Gallery closing down

One of Port Elizabeth's most recognised art galleries, the ART Gallery, which has been situated at 51b, Cuyler Street in Central is closing down, curator and artist, Anthony Harris, announced on Monday.

“I have made this decision after 10 years dedicated to assisting the visual arts scene in Nelson Mandela Bay – it is now ‘me time’.

“I have a number of personal projects (including solo exhibitions) lined up for 2015 and will not be able to ‘give my all’ to the gallery, attention to artists and patrons as well as focus on my own work,” Harris said in a statement.

He said that ART Events and the website, Arts Journey – Nelson Mandela Bay, will now be under new administration.

Harris said that more details concerning that will be available once things have been finalised.

“I thank for your support over the years and encourage you to continue to support our galleries in Nelson Mandela Bay,” he said.

Photo caption: MOVING ONTO OTHER THINGS... Anthony Harris. Image: thesoapboxsa.files.wordpress.com