“We understand and appreciate the concerns of the Te Manawa Arts Society and other art enthusiasts about the length of the closure for repairs,” says Debbie Duncan, PNCC General Manager – Community. “After working collaboratively with Te Manawa, we’ve reviewed the scope of the project. The work should all now be completed by the end of September. This includes work on the gallery walls, reworking the reception and some minor improvements to the staff room.
“The issues around the space, particularly the entrance, have now been addressed. Te Manawa will work with the Arts Society on ways to activate the gallery space when it reopens at the end of September.”