May was the month when Wyong finally celebrated the opening of its long anticipated
Art House and the first shows in the venue have been a major success. I attended one of the celebration concerts and, I must say, I was impressed. The venue is looking really good and the concert did a great job of showcasing the facility. The glitzy cabaret opening set the tone, pointing up the stage’s suitability for dancers, while musical acts from rock bands to classical chamber orchestras demonstrated the excellent acoustics. Sophisticated lighting effects, scenery and setting made for a polished and professional show. And it was great to see home grown celebrities like Gina Jeffries, Josh Horner and Greg Gould coming back to christen the venue and performing alongside the Coast’s upcoming generation of stars.

In the morning I had the opportunity to tour the facility and see the state-of-the-art lighting, sound and stage management systems close up. I was impressed with the
thought that has gone into the construction. The Art House has been specially designed
so performers, stage crew, scenery and props can all move quickly and easily around
the space. There’s room for art exhibition as well as performance; the venue has
been created with flexibility in mind and also has spaces adaptable for rehearsal,
community classes or function rooms. I took my camera with me on the tour and this gallery contains a selection of the the photos I took that day.

All in all, it’s a facility Wyong can be rightly proud of and a fine new venue for the Central Coast. I wish it every success.  The next production at The Art House is a 40th anniversary concert from the NAISDA Dance College. Their inspiring show, Wirayi, will be staged for one performance only on Thursday 30th June at 8pm, and you’ll find full details of that on The Art House website at www.thearthousewyong.com.au/

You can also listen to Meredith Gilmore’s interviews with Joshua Horner, MC of the opening concerts, and David Barrett, Executive Director of The Art House, as broadcast on Coast Arts Sunday 22 May – https://soundcloud.com/…/interviews-with-josh-horner-and-da… (Courtesy of the Coast Arts facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CoastArts/)


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One Response to A tour of THE ART HOUSE, WYONG

  1. Reblogged this on ractliffereview and commented:
    Photos I took at the weekend of the Art House tour, the Opening Celebration night and some from the opening night of Wyong Musical Theatre Company’s “Oliver!”

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