Facelift for Pt Wells bowlers

From left, committee member Dave Taylor, president Chris Jensen and artist Maaike Zwetsloot.

The Point Wells Bowls Club has brightened up its clubroom entrance with a series of paintings.

The club is situated down an alleyway, behind another property, and club president Chris Jensen says the paintings make it a lot more inviting.

“Before, when we just had the grey fence in the alleyway, it looked like a gang headquarters,” Chris says. “The artwork should get more people walking down to take a look.”

The three paintings were done by Whangateau artist Maaike Zwetsloot and took four months to complete.

“Chris wanted the paintings to depict local scenes with birdlife and the sea,” Maaike says.

“They are all done in acrylic paint for outdoors, so they should last 10
to 15 years.”

The club started in 1956 and is slowly rebuilding its membership after it dropped to 23 people five years ago.

“We are constantly trying to make this club more of a community facility and membership is up to 130 people now,” Chris says.

There are some regular club days, but most play is not organised and no inter-club activities take place.

“Once we can get a consistent group of strong players, we can hopefully challenge other clubs at our facility.”

The clubrooms are available for function hire and the bar is open on Wednesday and Saturday, from 5pm to 7pm.

Info: Call Chris on 021 588 891


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