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Official Opening

The Haven Gallery on Macleay island

August 9, 2008


It was not the first trip to Macleay Island by Melva Hobson, the new mayor of the City of Redland, but it was definitely the most relaxing.   On the deck overlooking Moreton Bay, local art lovers gathered on a brilliant sunny winter’s day to celebrate the official opening of Redland’s newest art gallery, The Haven.

During her speech, the Mayor said that the Council was keen to encourage all forms of the arts in Redland, and “The Haven Gallery” would be welcome addition on Macleay Island, which already has an established and growing art community.  She also highlighted the history of the husband and wife team, Margaret and Neville Prosser, who own the gallery.  Their background is in the sciences rather than in the arts, demonstrating how creativity in one field can translate into creativity in the visual arts.  From his background as a professional photographer specializing in industrial photography with CSIRO, Neville discovered his artistic skills and put these to use when he opened the first Haven Gallery in the trendy tourist precinct of Williamstown, Victoria, about 18 years ago.

In response to Mayor’s kind words, Neville spoke about the exhibition and how it had been put together especially for the opening.  The exhibition was an introduction of Neville’s own works to his local community in Queensland.  On display was a selection of pieces dating back over twenty years, plus a series of more recent images of landscapes taken since moving to Queensland almost three years ago.  The images reflected the theme of the opening “Contours, Colour and Contrast”.

The new Haven Gallery on Macleay Island will provide a relaxed venue for exhibitions by local artists, as well as future exhibitions of Neville’s own work that will focus on the natural environment of Moreton Bay and its surrounds.  He will also be offering his professional skills as a photographer and picture framer to the local community, with competitive prices. 

Neville will also offer a range of digital services including scanning from flat copy, colour slides, and negatives, restoration of old photographs,  and photo enlargements.  As qualified scientific/industrial photographer he also specializes in photographing artwork, real estate, and insurance work.  Web-based services include producing images for ebay auctions or websites and he can also manage your ebay auctions and assist with construction of websites.  

  For further information contact Neville Prosser on 3409 5341 or 0425798750.  The Haven Gallery is located at 17 Coast Rd, Macleay Island, and is open 10 to 4 Tuesday to Thursday and on weekends during exhibitions and by appointment. 



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