Local Galleries Reopening…

Coldstream Gallery in Ulmarra have announced that they have reopened to visitors – although with reduced hours. Meanwhile, check the video that Coldstream Gallery posted earlier this month…

While we are here, check out Coldstream Gallery’s new website, with some of our members work in their on-line store – click here.

Meanwhile, Ferry Park Gallery at Maclean has also reopened for business. Ferry Park is open from 9:00am to 3:00pm daily. Although business is quiet, partly due to the Covid, but also the dislocation of the new highway, but numbers are reasonable and should pick up once travel to Queensland resumes.

Bellingen Woodcraft Gallery is also set to reopen soon. The new owner, Ian Horncastle is set to reopen on July 1 – more on the Woodcraft Gallery later….

Collecting Timber

Did we want some Jacaranda?

Our hard working Secretary, Lyn Roberts, got a phone call – did the CVWA want some timber?

Turns out that Valley Tree Services had been engaged to remove a large Jacaranda from the Grafton High School. Adam, from Valley Tree Services, called Lyn and asked if we would like some timber…

That is a substantial Jacaranda!

So Saturday morning, a team of members turned up with trailers in tow.

Adam helped load the trailers, and the timber was taken to the Ulmarra Shed, where there was a definite struggle to unload the trailers. Then back to Grafton for another load. In all, two trips were made – and Adam was kind enough to drop off a truck load of more billets of Jacaranda on his way home to Coffs Harbour.

The tired but satisfied club members rewarded themselves with a good cup of tea and biscuits before they headed home.

Many thanks to Adam from Valley Tree Services of Coffs Harbour.

And how did he find us? He found our website!

Thanks to Adam from Valley Tree Services of Coffs Harbour

Thanks to Lyn Roberts for the story, and Rob Chesworth for the photos! And thanks to the club members who helped out.