Proposed co-location of a coffee shop at Gallery 1855

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Council decision/outcome

During the consultation period we had over 350 responses and attendees across the various methods available for providing feedback. Of the 336 feedback form responses received, 48% indicated they were supportive of the co-location of a coffee shop; 45% stated they were opposed. Around four in 10 (39%) said they would like to see a change in Gallery 1855’s opening hours.

At its meeting on Tuesday 13 August 2019, Council considered the feedback received from the community and made the following decisions:

  • to trial a mobile pop-up café within the Tea Tree Gully Township precinct (rather than co-locate a coffee shop inside the gallery). Council will call for expressions of interest in the next few months
  • to extend the gallery opening hours, in line with community feedback
  • to promote Gallery 1855 as a workshop, exhibition space and venue space for hire. Council will continue to look at ways to increase community participation in the arts for all ages and abilities, including volunteers.

You can view the feedback received in more detail in the community engagement outcomes report.

The agenda and Council report from the 13 August 2019 Council meeting is available on Council's website.

Background

We were exploring the opportunity of co-locating a coffee shop and a potential change in the current operating hours in the building of Gallery 1855 and wanted to understand the community’s views on this.

Gallery 1855 is a beautifully restored heritage building that we would like to see enjoyed by more residents and visitors to the Tea Tree Gully Township. We are keen to find a way to encourage visitors to linger longer, enjoy exhibitions and support SA artists.

Gallery 1855 comprises of a multi-level gallery, studio, office work area, kitchen facility, toilets and car parking areas facing Haines Road, Tea Tree Gully (see photos). The gallery is located in Pine Park to the north, south and east. The balance of the land is occupied by the Tea Tree Gully CFS Brigade. The studio and the gallery are available for hire. This site is Crown Land under the care and control of Council.

After considering community views Council will then look at next steps, which may include amending the Pine Park Community Land Management Plan and seeking expressions of interest to help progress the co-located model.

To get involved and have your say you could have:

  • Completed the online feedback form
  • Joined the discussion forum below
  • Attended a workshop on Wednesday 3 July at Gallery 1855 from 10-11.30am
  • Attended an open house on Saturday 6 July, drop in anytime between 2-4pm at Gallery 1855 where you can talk to Council staff, view the facility and provide your feedback. No registration required.
  • Ask a question in the Q&A tool


Council decision/outcome

During the consultation period we had over 350 responses and attendees across the various methods available for providing feedback. Of the 336 feedback form responses received, 48% indicated they were supportive of the co-location of a coffee shop; 45% stated they were opposed. Around four in 10 (39%) said they would like to see a change in Gallery 1855’s opening hours.

At its meeting on Tuesday 13 August 2019, Council considered the feedback received from the community and made the following decisions:

  • to trial a mobile pop-up café within the Tea Tree Gully Township precinct (rather than co-locate a coffee shop inside the gallery). Council will call for expressions of interest in the next few months
  • to extend the gallery opening hours, in line with community feedback
  • to promote Gallery 1855 as a workshop, exhibition space and venue space for hire. Council will continue to look at ways to increase community participation in the arts for all ages and abilities, including volunteers.

You can view the feedback received in more detail in the community engagement outcomes report.

The agenda and Council report from the 13 August 2019 Council meeting is available on Council's website.

Background

We were exploring the opportunity of co-locating a coffee shop and a potential change in the current operating hours in the building of Gallery 1855 and wanted to understand the community’s views on this.

Gallery 1855 is a beautifully restored heritage building that we would like to see enjoyed by more residents and visitors to the Tea Tree Gully Township. We are keen to find a way to encourage visitors to linger longer, enjoy exhibitions and support SA artists.

Gallery 1855 comprises of a multi-level gallery, studio, office work area, kitchen facility, toilets and car parking areas facing Haines Road, Tea Tree Gully (see photos). The gallery is located in Pine Park to the north, south and east. The balance of the land is occupied by the Tea Tree Gully CFS Brigade. The studio and the gallery are available for hire. This site is Crown Land under the care and control of Council.

After considering community views Council will then look at next steps, which may include amending the Pine Park Community Land Management Plan and seeking expressions of interest to help progress the co-located model.

To get involved and have your say you could have:

  • Completed the online feedback form
  • Joined the discussion forum below
  • Attended a workshop on Wednesday 3 July at Gallery 1855 from 10-11.30am
  • Attended an open house on Saturday 6 July, drop in anytime between 2-4pm at Gallery 1855 where you can talk to Council staff, view the facility and provide your feedback. No registration required.
  • Ask a question in the Q&A tool


Q and A


Ask us a question about the proposed co-location of a coffee shop at Gallery 1855 and potential changes to the current operating hours of the Gallery and we will get back to you.

Note: please do not send questions here that are not relevant to this proposal. Questions about general Council matters please contact Customer Service



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    What has been done to look at the suitability of the Golden Grove site as an alternative place for the gallery, e.g. layout, costs of changes, interruption to exhibitions and workshops, appropriateness for both exhibitions and workshops, parking, security, employment of paid staff and volunteers, marketing needs and associated costs, operating hours, etc.?

    SteveWriter1 asked over 3 years ago

    Hi Steve 

    Thanks for your question. Helen Kwaka, Manager Library Services, Art and Culture has provided the following response. 

    "This site was discussed in the report on 28 May which is available from the Have your say website: https://haveyoursay.cttg.sa.gov.au/gallery1855

    The assessment of the Golden Grove Recreation and Arts Centre is limited to the Arts

    Centre because of the requirements of the joint use agreement with the Department for

    Education which defines the Council exclusive use areas.

    The Arts Centre has been used as a gallery and exhibition space previously, however

    this feature was removed when Gallery 1855 was opened. At the time, it was considered

    not a suitable area because the front foyer space could not be used exclusively as an

    exhibition space. Additionally, there proved a conflict between art work being displayed

    and potential damage within a public area and inability for public hirers of the theatre

    facility to decorate the arts centre (e.g. for weddings, celebrations and school performances.)"

    Kind regards Carla 



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    It's stated that the Workshop is on Wednesday 4 July, however July 4 is actually a Thursday. So is it on the 4th (Thursday) or 3rd (Wednesday)?

    BFish89 asked over 3 years ago

    Good morning.

    Thanks for pointing this out and we apologise for any confusion. The workshop is being held on Wednesday 3 July from 10-11.30am. We have updated the webpage with the correct details.

    We hope you can attend.

    Kind regards, Sarah

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