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Gallery259 is a working art gallery based in Maungatapere, Whangarei, Te Tai Tokerau. The original vision of the gallery was to become a hot bed of ideas and encouragement for people interested in all kinds of photography, but especially old school, 19th century historical processes. It was also somewhere that would encourage and support anyone who was on a creative journey with any kind of art process, written or visual, and make this art accessible in the making of and the purchasing of. This conviction about the good of art was for the non arty farty types, The people who normally wouldn't darken the door of a gallery. At the roots of Gallery259's existence is the belief in the power, the good, and the need for creativity in our everyday lives, and that includes all ages as a way of expression and processing life. Art has a role in society and health that governments and the general populace seems to overlook or blatantly ignore. Gallery259 began on Dec 17th 2012 and has survived its 1st year, and has become a base for people interested in not just photography, but all kinds of artistic expression. Starting this MeetUp group is an attempt to broaden the base and reach people who share the same passion for art and creativity, and see it as vital or central to their lives. There is not about commercial advantage but broadening the vision and influence. It's about health really, a healthier you, a healthier society. Gallery259 is located on the crossroads at Maungatapere, Northland, next to The Office Cafe. It is a short and pleasant drive from Auckland, by car or bike and visited frequently by traveller's and weekend get away people as well as passing tourists. We hope to run a range of workshops for the local community and those further afield, for the goodness of it all and a belief in the health personally, and the need for creativity that gets squeezed out in our modern mad world.

Pat Mesiti once said when people called him a dreamer, he saw it as a compliment. This group is for people who are of that same mindset, and not afraid to dream and take steps towards making their dreams a reality.

www.Gallery259.com

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