Lewers Gallery's new director

Gallery's new director

Lee-Anne Hall will be the new director of the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest from September.

Dr Hall has a career in arts management, curatorial practice and the tertiary education.

Her practical arts industry knowledge led to appointments with the universities of Western Sydney and Technology, Sydney, where she taught visual art, leisure studies and arts management.

She said she looked forward to working in Penrith and believes art gives voice, creates dialogue and exposes the public to fresh ideas and that the gallery director acts as mediator between artists and the audience.

Buy a Legacy badge

Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres is encouraging residents to buy a badge during Legacy Week, September 2-8.

"Legacy cares for widows, children and disabled dependants throughout Australia, with $180,000 helping Penrith families," Mr Ayres said.

Old appliances sought

RADIO Rentals Penrith wants the oldest electrical appliances anyone can find.

The company is celebrating 75 years of trading in Australia with its special invitation.

"Radio Rentals has seen the introduction of the radiogram, black and white TV, colour TV, VCR players, DVDs and all the way to the digital revolution," a spokeswoman for the company said.

General manager James Marshall said the oldest working Australian television they had seen so far was 32-years-old.

"But we're sure there are older working appliances out there," Mr Marshall said.

"Come on, Penrith, do your old appliances a favour: call it in and you could win a brand new one to brighten your day."

To enter, supply photographs and evidence of the age, such as receipts.

Send entries to: Penrith's Oldest Appliances, Building 3, 658 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121.

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