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Cathy drawn to art education role

Monday, 21st February, 2011

NEW ROLE: Cathy Farry upstairs in the Regional Art Gallery where she recently started work as the education officer. NEW ROLE: Cathy Farry upstairs in the Regional Art Gallery where she recently started work as the education officer.

By Caitlin Keenan

There is a new education officer at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Cathy Farry started in the position last month and said she was very happy in her new role.

"I was teaching at TAFE before so I was very happy to stay in education," Ms Farry said.

In her new role Ms Farry would be organising and running workshops for children and adults and working at the Albert Kersten Mining and MineralsMuseum (Geocentre).

Ms Farry said she thought getting children involved in art was very important.

"With art it's all about your history and your culture but it can also be about other cultures."

She said art was great fun to make and see.

"The changing exhibitions provide new things in the town for people to see," Ms Farry said.

Gallery Manager Bruce Tindale said the gallery was glad to have Ms Farry on the staff.

"We're really happy that we've been able to fill the job with someone who's not just a fantastic person, but who has great skills," Mr Tindale said.

He said the transition between outgoing education officer Sue Reynolds and Ms Farry starting had been very smooth.

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