BHCAC 30 YEAR CELEBRATION REFLECTION
I first visited the BHCAC when my children’s art teacher had an exhibition of her art works there.
I had never been to the centre and was so impressed with the design of the building by Greg Burgess, inside and out. Intimate spaces with gentle curves, lots of natural light achieved by well positioned windows, looking out onto gardens and up to the sky giving artists plenty of inspiration.
When I opened a door, into the “Arbour”, to satiate my curiosity, I was presented with a beautifully designed, again light filled space with smooth wooden floor boards and a calm, serene view out to the native garden. I said to myself, “I would really like to work here”.
I was overjoyed when my idea to teach a “Dance for Fitness” class for seniors, in the Arbour room, was accepted. We trialled the idea first, being a new form of art for the centre and 18 years later the class is still going strong. Not only is the space especially enjoyable to teach in, but the atmosphere is very relaxed due to my wonderful students and the friendly and supportive staff.