Arapuni Art Gallery
Ever since moving to the village, the plan has been to build a gallery on the front of the section. We have a great outlook to the mountain and a perfect location for passing visitors.
I think this is the point where I use one of my favourite and (consequently) oft uttered quotes:
Money isn't everything... as long as you have enough of it.
Er... It must be behind those trees...
The saga of the gallery continues. There was a brief glimmer of hope from the SWIFT people, but that was ultimately short lived, so it's back to outer space with plan B. The outlook is currently looking rather flat...
About two years ago, we flattened the area for the gallery, but then sadly, the project came to an immediate halt following a very unpleasant fiasco with a Matamata based property valuer and associated valuation company. Finance then fell through and so our plans sat on hold.
By Mark B
Mark has been drawing and painting since childhood and has exhibited work in galleries and venues around the UK. He runs the Arapuni Art painting courses.