It was standing room only at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery on Friday night as three exhibitions were launched in the newly renovated gallery.

On display for the coming month was the art work of Nicole Welsh, Mandy martin and Ruth Stone which opened to rave reviews from the packed audience.

Ashley Bland from The Flannery Centre was asked to speak at the opening and provided wonderful insight into the local environment and issues facing each one of us in the community.

And the talk say well with each of the artist’s works as they too had a statement about our environment.

Bathurst City Life photographer, Dave Rankine, was on hand to capture images from the night.