After just over five years, Gloucester Gallery's director Rachel Saunders is retiring and handing over the reins to newcomer, Gigi Campa.
The official handover took place on Sunday, August 30 in the gallery located at 25 Dension Street in Gloucester.
Rachel welcomed Gigi into the position that Rachel has cherished over the past few years. In that time, Rachel has successfully made the exhibition space available to a diverse range of artists around the community, the region and beyond.
"I would like to say a big thank you for allowing me the privilege of managing the gallery," Rachel said.
"I intend to still be very much involved with the arts in Gloucester and look forward to seeing the gallery continue to flourish in Gigi's hands."
Gigi has been involved with the gallery and the arts in the community since moving to the area eight years ago.
She is passionate about extending the gallery's exposure and making it a known venue statewide.
"I hope to contribute to the Gloucester Arts and Cultural Council by bringing in exciting emerging and established artists who will draw in visitors to Gloucester," Gigi said.
The Gloucester Gallery is just one initiative of the Gloucester Arts and Cultural Council Inc (GACCI), which is a non-for-profit volunteer run organisation. It's a community art exhibition space established in 1999 that looks to foster the practice, study and appreciation of the arts in the community by encouraging and supporting artists in their artistic, economic and professional development.