Featuring original art, beautiful jewellery, metal and glass pieces and award-winning photography, Artworx is a founding member of the Fleurieu Peninsula Art Trail and a south coast focal point for art lovers.
Artworx stages two major exhibitions each year – its annual birthday celebration in November and a second exhibition in March. Every second year it mounts a special exhibition to mark Goolwa's Wooden Boat and Music Festival. Over the years, the exhibition openings have become landmark occasions, with ABC radio personality, Peter Goers, opening the 2007 Wooden Boat Festival Exhibition and seafood celebrity and lifestyle television presenter, Michael Angelakis, doing the honours on the occasion of Artworx’s second birthday in November 2007. The sale of Tom O'Callaghan's Whyalla landscape "Shipyards and beyond" for $9900 at that exhibition established an Australian record price for the celebrated Victor Harbor artist, who joined the Artworx stable in mid-2007. The record stood until April 2009 when "Low Tide, Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island" sold for $14,500.
Opening Artworx’s third birthday exhibition, “From the heart”, in November 2008, Adelaide television and radio personality, John Riddell, described the gallery as a “must see” venue for the Fleurieu Peninsula.
The gallery's success led to the Southern Alexandrina Business Association naming Artworx the region’s best business in 2007 and presenting the gallery with a special award for its contribution to the art culture of Goolwa and its support of local artists.
In November 2009, SA Great awarded Artworx a commendation for its contribution to the arts in the Fleurieu Peniunsula and Kangaroo Island region.
In April, 2012, Artworx was again recognised by the Southern Alexandrina Business Association as a provider of excellent service, products and advice. Wendy and Stephen also shared a special Community Award for providing a focal point for the arts and artists in the region and for their gallery's continuing support of events such as the SA Wooden Boat Festival, the annual Milang-Goolwa freshwater yachting classic and the South Lakes Golf Club.
Between special exhibitions, Artworx displays original oils, acrylics and water colours, with new works arriving weekly from leading South Australian artists including:
Selected interstate artists including James Ainslie, Michael Parker and Carol and Nick Sherlock are also featured at Artworx.
Off the walls, Artworx shows recycled metal pieces by Victor Harbor's Greg Foster and metal sculptor, Dudley Siviour, turned timber pieces by Robert Milton and Chris Reynolds.
More details on the Artworx stable of artists can be found in the Artists' profile section of this web site.
For larger pieces, Artworx can arrange delivery - through professional forwarding agents specialising in local, interstate or overseas delivery - or with the gallery's own purpose-built art transporter, seen here delivering pieces to South Australia's Government House.