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8 Ian Oliver Drive, Waikerie Ph: 8541 2900
AT 32 McCOY STREET, WAIKERIE
Temporary Art Gallery celebrates the community's history and people's
personal stories by curating their objects in an art gallery space.
FRIDAY 14 NOVEMBER 5 - 9PM
Late Night Gallery Opening drinks and viewing
with music by Trendy and Wazza
SAT URDAY 15 NOVEMBER 12 - 3PM
Free BBQ Lunch and Auction
visited local health
services recently to
speak to doctors and
nurses about issues
AMA SA president
said the visitors were
seeking to liaise with
local health profession-
"One of the things
AMA SA is get out and
about and visit differ-
ent areas of the state
and talk to doctors in
as many places as we
can," she said.
"While in Waikerie
we were glad to visit
the Waikerie Hospital,
health services and the
"Our focus tends to
be on speaking with
doctors and other
about what challenges
they are facing in look-
ing after people.
"But we are glad to
hear from people from
other walks of life, too,
about what the issues
are that impact on
health and health ser-
Ms Montanaro said
finding health profes-
sionals to fill vacancies
in regional areas was
always a problem.
"Workforce is a
in rural and regional
areas," she said.
"This is not a new
problem, and it's not
"Budgets are anoth-
er enduring concern
(because) when financ-
es are tight there is a
big concern that coun-
try areas are further
want to see really good
services delivered lo-
cally and for that to be
"It is really impres-
sive to see the hard
work that is being
done, and how dedi-
cated the people of
Waikerie are to pre-
"There is also a lot of
uncertainty in health at
the moment, with vari-
ous government chang-
es flagged -- whether
that's co-payments or
Medicare Locals being
For more informa-
tion on AMA SA, visit:
WAIKERIE Health Services director of nursing and midwifery Murray Dalgleish with Australian Medical
Association president Patricia Montanaro, chief executive officer Joe Hooper and business development
and relations manager Bernadette Liddy during their recent visit.
PHOTO: Jayme Koch
Health reps visit local hospital
LOCALS have been generous in
their contributions to Waikerie's
Temporary Art Gallery (October 18
to November 16), according to the
Adelaide-based artists Paul Gazzola
and Nadia Cusimano have 'set up shop'
in the old Retravision store on McCoy
Street, where a range of artwork, col-
lectables, memorabilia, trinkets and
craftwork are on display.
Gazzola said he had appreciated the
co-operative approach taken by many
contributors during the project, which is
receiving support from Country Arts SA.
"It gives us a chance to develop more
distinguished relationships with people,"
"There's been a lot of people who have
taken the time to come here and really
think about what they want to bring in."
About 80 items currently on display
include the old Waikerie fire truck, a
collection of hand-made boomerangs, a
1920s shawl, a vintage tractor and vari-
ous paintings and woodwork.
A series of short video interviews
regarding the exhibited items is also
available for viewing.
"Every piece has a story," Cusimano
"Temporary Art Gallery (TAG) has
created a vibrant space in Waikerie,
showing that art is not just an avenue for
a few, but an open space of possibilities
Gazzola said the local gallery differed
greatly to the original TAG project run
from a small store in the Colonnades
Shopping Centre last year.
"It's much broader in the range of the
works," he said.
"Also the greatest thing is we've had a
scale of objects.
"The space has allowed this project to
be much bigger."
Cusimano said the Temporary Art
Gallery had received about 200 visitors in
the first two weeks of opening.
"For just over halfway, that's great,"
The gallery is open from today until
this Sunday, 10am to 6pm.
A viewing night with drinks and live
music from Trendy a& Wazza will be held
at the site from 5pm to 9pm this Friday.
An auction of all donated items, along
with a free barbecue lunch, will take
place from 12 noon to 3pm this Saturday.
All proceeds will go to the Berri-based
MurrayLands Domestic Violence Service.
"Paul and I are really looking forward
to seeing the community come together
on viewing night and for the auction and
barbecue on Saturday," Cusimano said.
"Everyone is welcome."
For more information about the Tem-
porary Art Gallery project, visit: www.
AN old Waikerie fire truck, courtesy of the Country Fire Service, is on display until this weekend.
LOCAL man Phil Lehmann is showcasing
his home-made boomerangs as part of the
Temporary Art Gallery on McCoy Street,
PHOTOS: Ryneisha Bollard
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