Mull’s Columba Centre takes on new lease of life

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A new gallery and shop will be officially launched at the Columba Centre in Fionnphort, Mull on Saturday (May 5) between 2pm and 4pm.

Ten local artists and crafters, calling themselves South West Mull Makers, are celebrating the opening with some have-a-go activities and refreshments. Come and meet some of the makers and browse around the artworks in the newly refurbished centre.

A spokesperson for the group said: ‘Some of the makers have been trying to develop the arts in the area but plans had always been hampered due to the lack of a suitable venue.  When the local development officers took up residence at the Columba Centre earlier this year, Mull Makers became an official group and put in a successful application the take on the sub-lease of the main space.’

The gallery/shop is offering a wide range of local arts and crafts, plus delicious homemade marmalade, an array of cards, some wonderful paintings evoking the natural environment, pottery and booklets, and unique pieces of sculptural art forms.

The arts hub will also offer guest makers selling space, and during the winter months workshops and exhibitions too.

Normal opening hours are Monday, Wednesday-Sunday, 11am to 5pm, but pop in on Saturday to join in the celebration. South West Mull Makers can also be found on Facebook.