A group of people standing in an office between two bright, colourful artworks.
PROUD ARTISTS:  The Art Factory artists visited the office of Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Dallas Tout to view their artworks on display. From left: Raine Miller, Lilly Salmon, Cr Dallas Tout, Paul Williams and Lorraine O’Hara.


Mayor’s Office adorned with The Art Factory artworks

Published: 23 Feb 2024 11:50am

A burst of colour has been given to the office of the Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Dallas Tout, through the loan of artworks from The Art Factory – Supported Studio.

Based at the Riverina Community College, The Art Factory provides professional support for the development of artists with disability through guidance, mentoring, networking and career progression.

​Artists Paul Williams, Lorraine O’Hara, Lilly Salmon, Raine Mitter, and Rochelle Hapgood have loaned artworks for Cr Tout’s office and last week visited to view them on display.

The theme for the temporary loan is Animals, and artworks selected include a shark, bull and cows, reindeer, dogs and Frank the Frog.

Cr Tout said “it is great to support The Art Factory and to have these bright and cheerful artworks on display. The colour and vibrancy of the works is appreciated by all who visit the office. The feel of the whole space has changed.

“This initiative, which is a partnership between the Council and The Art Factory, gives artists the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience but also to acknowledge the skills and abilities of all artists in our city and region.”

The artworks are on short-term loan and will be replaced by new artworks with a new theme in the coming months.

To learn more about The Art Factory – Supported Studio and the services they provide, visit theartfactorysupportedstudio.com