AN ICONIC art gallery in Montville is re-opening with new owners and third generation locals Heather Gall and David Simpson.
Having lived on the family farm on Bald Knob Rd since 1990, Heather and David know art is an important and flourishing part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
So when the opportunity came to purchase Tree Frog Gallery at Montville, the pair jumped at the chance.
"I have been a visual artist for many years.
"I held my first exhibition in 1985," Heather said.
"Art is very important to me and so is the idea of having an artist's hub which is what we hope to make Tree Frog Gallery.
"As artists we have to think outside the square these days to get our work out there," Heather said.
"Another big part of my philosophy is to take care of the many talented local artists and give them opportunities to present their work.
"I can do this at Tree Frog Gallery by offering teaching space and short and long term exhibition space.
"Many galleries have closed down due to the economic climate and I know it won't be easy, but we feel that we can create a real arts hub here."
Heather said her goal was to create a place where art happened.
"The gallery will showcase arts from 2D to 3D works, literary, vocal, film, performance and creative art practices," she said.
The first exhibition will be works by Heather, A New Road Taken which will be on display until May 7.
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