Max Cullen and Margarita Georgiadis with NSW Arts Minister, Ben Franklin,  MP Wendy Tuckerman, Mayor Pam Kensit, council representatives and neighborhood leaders on the announcement.

GUNNING’S ageing Coronation Theatre will obtain $498,522 from the NSW authorities’s Artistic Capital program to revive its leaking roof and inner partitions.

The announcement was made on the theatre on Friday, October 21, by NSW Arts Minister Ben Franklin and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman.

The theatre, owned by artist Margarita Georgiadis and her husband, actor-artist Max Cullen, homes their Image Home Gallery and Bookshop and thru their enterprise helps the actions of greater than 10 neighborhood arts teams and people.

Max Cullen and Margarita Georgiadis

The pair have been behind a Go Fund me marketing campaign which had already raised $10,000 in crowdsourcing and donations.

Georgiadis has emailed ”CityNews” with the excellent news and stated: “We’re so blissful that this important historic, iconic constructing in Gunning will obtain funds for the pressing renovations essential to preserve the Coronation Theatre going for the neighborhood and for generations to come back.”

The Coronation Theatre undertaking was considered one of 23 funded below Create NSW’s medium-to-large initiatives class as a part of the $72 million Artistic Capital funding.



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Ian Meikle, editor