A generous gift

The former co-owner of the Wallace McClelland Gallery in Barkers Creek, Wendy McClelland has generously donated a selection of stunning artworks to Spencely Hostel at Castlemaine Health. 
Ms McClelland operated the much loved gallery space with her late husband and artist Peter Wallace.
The five pieces are now on display in the main loungeroom at the hostel for the enjoyment of residents, families and staff. 
Wendy personally selected each of the pieces from her own collection. 
The very generous donation was made in appreciation of the “wonderful care” she received at Spencely House.
Wendy has a long association with Castlemaine Health, having worked as a nurse at the hospital for many years. 
Wendy and Peter were well-known personalities locally and in the art world. Their popular Barkers Creek gallery was set within a hand-built mud brick house in the grounds of a beautiful native garden.  See the Mail for the full story. Out Now.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.