The couple have called their new ‘pop up’ venture in the Azure building, opposite the cinema, Artspace K.
The award winning artists and teachers will run small classes and workshops, in a garden setting, in the new studio which doubles as a venue for their artwork as well as their studio space.
‘This is becoming the cultural hub of Kingscliff,’ Lorraine said.
Both artists are represented in museums and public galleries in Australia and overseas.
Next year they have been invited to hold a joint exhibiton in Hawaii. Ian has just been commissioned to provide the artwork for the Victoria Maui International Yacht Race, a 2,683 nautical mile race.
‘All the artwork is being produced in Kingscliff at our studios and exported to the United States,’ she said.
The gallery is also selling the Tweed River Art Gallery’s new t-shirt, which the couple designed, with proceeds going to the Murwillumbah gallery.
Image: Award-winning Tweed artist Lorraine Abernethy in her new studio/gallery at Kingscliff. Photo Jeff ‘Just Space’ Dawson