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.

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