Menu
News

Art is truly the key in Gail’s work

Gail Day with her key Wall hanging .  17 March  2016. Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate
Gail Day with her key Wall hanging . 17 March 2016. Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

EVERY metal key has a different story to tell in a unique artwork recognising the legacy of Coffs Harbour Support Services.

Hundreds of keys collected from people who have used Coffs Harbour Support Services facilities have been collected for more than a decade and connected into a single artwork with strands of wool.

The artwork was made by local artist Gail Day, who works for Coffs Harbour Support Services.

Gail said keys included a front door key of the first office, and keys from former clients’ old cash tins.

“A lot of the keys are engraved with client’s initials, some of whom have since passed away or moved into aged care facilities,” she said.

“Not only do the keys bring back great memories for the staff but also our clients – especially when they realise some of their old keys are among the ones hanging on the wall.”

The artwork will be on permanent display at the organisation’s office at 14 Scarba St.

Coffs Harbour Support Services provides support to people with a disability to live a good life.



Swimmer missing at Valla while others rescued along Coast

An IRB is searching the waters at Valla Beach for a missing swimmer.

Search for missing man caught in Valla rip will start again at 6am.

Axemen start season with bang in 9s

The Hoey Moey Tooheys Coffs Coast 9s final at Geoff King Motors Park was played between Group 2 rivals the Coffs Harbour Comets and the Orara Valley Axemen who won 12-10. Nines rugby league 17 February 2018 Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Promised improvement more than just empty words after Coffs Coast 9s

REVEALED: Rental numbers rise at the start of the year

RENTAL RISE: The number of residential rentals available in Coffs Harbour rose marginally since the end of 2017.

Coffs records marginal rise in number of rentals

Local Partners