Self expression through artistic creativity for people of all abilities now has a bigger home.
I can't wait to see what comes from this great space.Bega Valley Regional Gallery director Iain Dawson
Tulgeen Disability Services CEO Jennifer Russell described Thursday's opening of the new Create@Tulgeen space as "celebration day".
What was once office space and a garage art studio in Bega has now expanded into much more.
Ms Russell said the new space embraces "social inclusion", and offers an "accessible precinct for people with different abilities".
"Since the implementation of the NDIS Tulgeen has grown considerably, particularly in the areas of community inclusion, creative arts and respite," she said.
"Tulgeen’s INSYNC has been the base for thriving craft, textiles, weaving and mosaic activities but we had out grown that space, and it makes perfect sense to combine our creative activities here in Eden Street.
"With the opening of Create@Tulgeen, we have dedicated accessible space to provide more opportunities for NDIS participants, and in the future the local arts community.
"It remains home for the Art in the Garage, and will now include multi-medium creative activities including but not limited to textiles, weaving, mosaics, ceramics, and screen-printing.
"Delivered through a different lens, participants colourful, wonderful and extraordinary talents are imaginatively boundless. We as a community are indeed the lucky beneficiaries," she said.
Bega Valley Shire mayor Kristy McBain joined Bega Valley Regional Gallery director Iain Dawson for the opening.
"This space has created so many inspiring artworks," Mr Dawson said.
"It gives our community a space to celebrate the arts. I can't wait to see what comes from this great space."
Cr McBain said the investment is the space is an "exciting" move for the organisation.
"You are an organisation doing so much for the community. I look forward to coming along to workshops and exhibitions," she said.
The Art in the Garage space has helped foster the talents of artists such as Miriam Kydd.