Saving Queen’s Park HouseThe former home of the commander-in-chief of the British Garrison, Queen’s Park House. (Basil Griffith)
Fri, June 15, 2012 - 12:00 AM
ONE MOMENT it was playing host to art exhibitions while troupes of actors threw their words to its ceiling.
Then, the next moment, almost quietly, the only “exhibitions” on display were clothes thrown casually on the railings and the only “actors” were the vagrants on the stage of life.
Today, the century and three quarters old Queen’s Park House is fast becoming a mere shadow of its once glorious self.
Closed last year after it started to deteriorate, the building, once the stately home to the commander-in-chief of the British Garrison, has now been taken over by vagrants.
But its plight has been taken up by artists, who are fighting to save the place where they once showcased their talents.
The fight is being led by artist and design consultant Nerys Rudder, who is campaigning through the social medium, Facebook, to save the building.
She noted that up to about a year ago, Queen’s Park Gallery was the most accessible, affordable and encompassing arts space on the island.
Read the full story in today's WEEKEND NATION.
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