Artworx Gallery | Contemporary Art & Gifts | Goolwa SA

Artworx Gallery - currently celebrating its 10th anniversary - is a regular award winner and the finest contemporary art gallery on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula.

Tony Carbone

Tony is a master woodcrafter and owner of TC'S Timber Craft.

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John Lacey

After using watercolours and acrylics to paint his impressionistic landscapes for 20 years, John took the leap and switched to oil paints. This move was exceptionally well received both by art critics and art investors, earning John highly coveted awards for his works.

John masters a wide range of styles: from impressionistic landscapes to contemporary interpretations, of the world around him.

When capturing the landscapes which he translates so elegantly onto canvas, John uses ‘en plein air’ studies (painting while outdoors). He goes to the site and does a series of small oil paintings. These assist him in creating larger pieces in his studio, where there is less danger of harm coming to his work.

John’s work attracts both Australian and International purchasers. He has gained a highly respected reputation as an Australian landscape artist with his work in high demand.

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Anna Blatman

"It may have been the spectacular pairing of mid sixties' Marvellous Melbourne combined with my parents' unique genetic blend, which brought to life a dynamic instinct in me to project paintings from my inner gallery into the world at large."

Growing up with an artist in the family, Anna Blatman has been inspired to paint for 28 years . Her love for flowers and colour has led her to forge a career in painting the subjects that she is most passionate about. Much of her inspiration comes from her garden producing works full of vivid, tactile and textured flowers. Tone on tone layering with strong pigment use   achieves her desired finished effect.

'Being in my garden inspires me, the panoply of beautiful Australian flora - and the light playing off them, this essence translates directly into the textural nature of my paintings - layering tone on tone, to resemble the 'radiant dance' which is life. 

I think texture and layering is important when works are to be hung in a domestic setting - as this allows for the multiplicity of ways to view them. 

They are very tactile pieces, and of course it is possible to visit the gallery and purchase finished pieces ‘off the walls’. Many clients however, prefer me to visit their home to see the colour schemes and lighting already present, so that we both get a feel for how the work will relate to its surroundings. Once we have agreed on the subject matter and the media to be used (oils or acrylics) I have canvases made to the exact specifications of each client’s requirements.'

"May Your Life Be Full of Colour"

- Anna Blatman

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David Chen

David Chen was born in China and holds both Bachelor and Masters degrees in Fine Arts. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Arts Education. David taught Fine Art in University for several years in China and in 1988 he was appointed an editor at the Peoples Fine Art Publishing House in Beijing where he edited several art magazines. In 1989 the French Embassy in Beijing invited him to hold a solo exhibition, however the exhibition was cancelled and his work was banned as he endured the difficult political climate in China after the events of june 4th, 1989. He later re-emerged as a respected artist and went on to win national and international acclaim .He was selected to participate in the ’100 Famous Chinese Artists’,  a worldwide traveling exhibition in 1991. In 1992 he won the Silver Hawk Award at the Fourth International Art Contest, Nice, France. David arrived in Melbourne in 1993. He was invited to be part of the Hydra Art Group that was founded by the Australian Government and the Art Council. Since coming to Melbourne, David has worked as a fulltime artist and has held numerous solo exhibitions as well as conducting various painting workshops . In 1994 his work was exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria and in 2000, one of his beach paintings was selected to be hung at the United Nations Conference. David's work is represented in private, corporate and municipal collections both in Australia and overseas.

Inquiries welcome as to current David Chen pieces available from The Gallery.

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Nicole Pascal

 I have had a great passion for art throughout my life.

I have worked in cold glass, ceramics, pastel and acrylics and have been a member of Art @ Goolwa Gallery for five years and Convenor for three years.

Achievements include:

Goolwa Regional Art Centre in 2010 a shared Exhibition of Paintings.

Port Elliot 2012 a Solo Exhibition of Pastel Paintings.

A solo exhibiting of Work 2017 at South Coast Regional Art Centre.

3rd prize at Goolwa Art Rotary Show in 2016.

I also showed at the RSASA Characters of the Fleurieu Exhibition April 2016 Signal Point Goolwa.

My art work was accepted for the 2016 Fleurieu Food and Wine Art Prize Hugo Winery

 

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Tony Fairweather

 

As a boy I was forever sketching and exploring the environment of rural Strathalbyn. These early artistic tendencies were held in check with years of teaching and family commitments, until with encouragement and prodding of family and friends, they bubbled uncontrollably to the surface in 1987. My good friend Penny Dowie finally eased me into a first exhibition at Ian Roberts’ Medika Gallery. The early fine pencil sketches of a range of interesting people developed into rich pastels capturing the colour and grandeur of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, as well as continuing my character studies. While I had zealously protected my self – taught status, a chance meeting with Czech artist, Jan Novotny, led to 7 years of study with him. Jan’s experience and background in painting techniques and colour theory opened my eyes in a different way and gave me an incurable love of oils which have become my prime medium. 

I have successfully exhibited in numerous art shows in South Australia. In 1999 the love of art overwhelmed my love of teaching, and I left teaching to work full-time in art from my studio in Victor Harbor. After a successful venture in the 2002 South Australian Living Artist’s Festival, fellow artist, Rod McCallum and I decided to form a small group to promote our art. We invited Rhonda Smith and Glenn Irvine to join us, and “Three Beards and a Bird” was formed. Our inaugural exhibition was held in January 2003. We continued exhibiting together for the next 2 years until one of our members left the district. Visits to Europe in 2003 , New Zealand in 2004/5and Canada 2010 expanded my knowledge and range of subjects, however, a basic love of the sea has led me to focus on trying to develop a unique range of portrayals of the sea. The local islands and southern cliffs of the Fleurieu Peninsula supplying endless material for my paintings

Successful exhibitions at Lombard Gallery and Glenelg Fine Art in Adelaide led to exhibitions in the Coonawarra wine growing region of South Australia, where the first of the “Seascape” series was launched. With high demand for the “Seascape” series I ventured to Melbourne and selling works at Sorrento Fine Art and Flinders Fine Art. These paintings are primarily seascapes. Works are now beginning to find a market in the United Kingdom, U.S.A. and New Zealand. 

Exhibited at Art Melbourne 06 and Art Sydney 06. Joint exhibition in September 06 with Margot Tasca at Australian Guild of Realist Artists in Melbourne.

2009 Highly Commended- John Shaw Neilson Art Prize

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In subsequent years works have continued to be in demand in both South Australia and Victoria (Mornington Peninsula) with regular sales at art shows and in galleries 

In 2014 I donated a major work “Tranquility”  2.5m x 1.5m ($15000) to the Flinders Medical Centre and is part of their permanent collection.. 

Currently mentoring a young Ethiopian adoptee who shows considerable promise working in oils and passing on the skills handed down from Jan Novotny. 

At the same time I am working on commissioned portraits and recreating in oils figure studies I completed many years ago in pencil.

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Ela Hardy

Oil Painting is Ela’s passion. 

Having dabbled with all other mediums, she loves the richness and the depth that can be obtained with oil paint, and the way it comes to life on the canvas.   Ela is most interested in still life, especially big, ripe, juicy fruit and loves to add a touch of surrealism to her paintings.

EDUCATION

She has spent the last 10 years being taught many techniques by several very experienced teachers and has successfully exhibited each year in local exhibitions and at several venues.  She has spent the last 5 years with Greg O’Leary who is a very talented, well known artist

EXHIBITIONS

2008    Burnside Lions Rotary Art Show

2009    Burnside Lions Rotary Art Show St Chad’s Art show

2010    Victor Harbor Rotary Art show Burnside Lions Art show

Sala on-sale

St Peter’s Cathedral Art show

Port Rotary Art show

2011

Victor Harbor Rotary Art show

Magdalene Centre Soiree

St Michael’s Fine Art Exhibition

Au Matin Calm – café in Hutt Street

Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art show

Burnside Lions Art show

Clare Rotary Art show

Blackwood Rotary Art show

Of Paint and possession – décor store Magill Road

St Peter’s Cathedral Art show

Magdalene Centre Bazaar

2012

Victor Harbor Rotary Art show

Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Show

Burnside Lions Art Show

Sala on Sale

St. Peter’s Cathedral Art Show

Au Matin Calm (Café)

2013

Victor Harbor Rotary Art show

St Michael’s Fine Art Exhibition

Magdalene Centre Garden Party

Burnside Lions Art Show

Sala – Burnside

Sala – Mitchells Winery, Clare

Sala on Show

2014

Victor Harbor Rotary Art show

Goolwa Fleurieu Harvest Festival

Sala on Show

2015     Goolwa Fleurieu Harvest Festival

2016     SALA Exhibition at Living Choice Retirement Village

2017     SALA Exhibition at Living Choice Retirement Village

2017     SALA Hugo Wines – joint with Greg O”Leary’s Art Class

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014    Mt. Lofty Ranges Winery  

2015    Mt. Lofty Ranges Winery    

2016    Mt. Lofty Ranges Winery

2017    Hugo Wines

 COMMISSIONS   

Mitchell Wines – Grapes – which was used on their Olive Oil label

Loreto School Function – Birch Trees to be auctioned

Ionion Club – donation to be auctioned

Save the Children – donation to be auctioned

Many private commissions

Ela is currently working on 2 commissions – Olives - which are outdoor paintings

All paintings are oil on canvas or board

Visit Facebook:   Ela Hardy - Artist

EXHIBITIONS

2008    Burnside Lions Rotary Art Show

2009    Burnside Lions Rotary Art Show St Chad’s Art show

2010    Victor Harbor Rotary Art show Burnside Lions Art show

Sala on-sale

St Peter’s Cathedral Art show

Port Rotary Art show

2011

Victor Harbor Rotary Art show

Magdalene Centre Soiree

St Michael’s Fine Art Exhibition

Au Matin Calm – café in Hutt Street

Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art show

Burnside Lions Art show

Clare Rotary Art show

Blackwood Rotary Art show

Of Paint and possession – décor store Magill Road

St Peter’s Cathedral Art show

Magdalene Centre Bazaar

2012

Victor Harbor Rotary Art show

Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Show

Burnside Lions Art Show

Sala on Sale

St. Peter’s Cathedral Art Show

Au Matin Calm (Café)

2013

Victor Harbor Rotary Art show

St Michael’s Fine Art Exhibition

Magdalene Centre Garden Party

Burnside Lions Art Show

Sala – Burnside

Sala – Mitchells Winery, Clare

Sala on Show

2014

Victor Harbor Rotary Art show

Goolwa Fleurieu Harvest Festival

Sala on Show

2015     Goolwa Fleurieu Harvest Festival

2016     SALA Exhibition at Living Choice Retirement Village

2017     SALA Exhibition at Living Choice Retirement Village

2017     SALA Hugo Wines – joint with Greg O”Leary’s Art Class

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014    Mt. Lofty Ranges Winery  

2015    Mt. Lofty Ranges Winery    

2016    Mt. Lofty Ranges Winery

2017    Hugo Wines

 COMMISSIONS   

Mitchell Wines – Grapes – which was used on their Olive Oil label

Loreto School Function – Birch Trees to be auctioned

Ionion Club – donation to be auctioned

Save the Children – donation to be auctioned

Many private commissions

Ela is currently working on 2 commissions – Olives - which are outdoor paintings

All paintings are oil on canvas or board

Visit Facebook:   Ela Hardy - Artist

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Peter Coad

Born in 1947, Peter spent the first 10 years of his life in the Mallee town of Karoonda approximately 120kms south-east of Adelaide. He was surrounded by huge inspiring vistas and enormous skies which explains his abiding interest in the landscape, its open spaces and respect for the harmony of nature.

He is a confident, energetic artist who uses vibrant colours for his vigorous interpretations.  They capture the glowing earthy yellows and oranges of the land and mountains, the ephemeral purples, aqua and blues of the sky and lagoons and they reflect the uniqueness of the terrain, the changes of the day and seasons and one can feel he has connections and awareness of the indigenous myths and legends of the land. 

Peter makes regular artistic treks to favourite destinations in Australia and overseas. The knowledge gained of a particular area clearly assists in capturing the essence and feeling of the land as well as the colour and spirit of the place and from these journeys Peter produces several series of work.  

He began a career in graphic arts excelling and winning awards in the fields of Silk Screen Printing and Signwriting but his passion and demand for his paintings eventually saw him become a full-time professional artist. He has been painting for nearly 40 years, held over 60 Solo Exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows, one in particular was a major Australian exhibition held at the prestigious Kubo-Kuxta Gallery in San Sebastian, Spain.  He served two terms as Vice President of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, lectured on his art and been a participant, advisor and curator of exhibitions in Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan and the U.S.A.

His achievements in other areas of the arts are many, the following being just a few.  In 1991 he organized and curated an exhibition held in Penang, Malaysia, of artwork of members from the Royal South Australian Society of Arts for the Adelaide/Georgetown Official Sister City, 25th Anniversary Celebration Visit with the Lord Mayor and Council Members of the City of Adelaide. One of his paintings was given as a gift to the City of Georgetown.  In 2001 the Adelaide Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages chose Peter to be the first contemporary landscape artist to have two of his paintings reproduced for the Australian Commemorative Birth Certificates for the Year of the Outback.  In 2005, Hollister Incorporated of Illinois U.S.A. chose one of Peter’s works to reproduce for their Christmas gift to their worldwide clients.  Cairns City Council in Queensland, Australia, chose Peter’s paintings to give to two of their Sister Cities, one in 2005 to the City of Oyama in Japan as a commemorative gift for the signing of their Sister City Agreement and in 2006 one was given to the Mayor of Zhanjiang in Guangdong Province, China, for the Official Opening of the Australian designed “Friendship Gardens” in Zhanjiang. 

Peter is also well-known to Film audiences as he was commissioned by internationally acclaimed Australian Film Director, Rolf de Heer, to paint 14 large canvases which appear as static scenes in the Award Winning film 'The Tracker'. (A main feature of the Adelaide Festival of Arts 2002 and the 51st Melbourne International Film Festival, also selected to participate in numerous International Film Festivals). The inclusion of original artwork in this way was a first for an Australian feature film and the process taken and images of these paintings are published in a Book and can be seen on a Documentary appearing on the DVD of the Film. Peter has also produced several documentaries which record his career in travel and painting.

Peter's paintings reveal to us landscapes of harsh yet breathtaking beauty as he skilfully blends symbolic interpretations of mountains, wetlands, vegetation and bird life in an endeavour to convey an awareness of the delicate balance of the environment. 

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Mike Barr

The real talent behind award-winning artist Mike Barr is extracting positive emotions from viewers. He does so with a style that does not tell the whole story, preferring to invite people in to be a part of the scene. He coaxes involvement and feelings of being there both in his beach work and rainy-day street scenes.

A regular exhibitor with Artworx, Mike also writes for various art publications both here and in the UK and USA. He has also contributed to the books, The Art of Being Melbourne – Maree Coote - 2012 and the Surf Collection by French surfing guru, Gerard Decoster - France 2009.

His awards from Australia and overseas include 16 Best In Shows, 9 Peoples' Choices and 11 Best In Category awards. Recently Mike won the prestigious Corporate Award at the 2016 Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show.

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Graeme Townsend

Wildlife has been an inspiration to Graeme Townsend for over two decades, and his paintings and drawings reflect his love of the natural world and the visual treasures he finds there.  His recent work continues to explore the issues arising in the meeting of man and nature - man’s impact on the environment and how nature has responded to that impact.  “My current work depicts how we have harnessed various animals over the years to do our bidding. Other works depict the mythology that we assigned to certain animals.  There are references to where we came from such as the primates dreaming of reaching the stars and man’s deep desire to fly, surely a desire we must have had as far back as mankind was able to wonder at the freedom of a bird.”  Graeme draws on fantasy and surrealism and takes inspiration from the works of Belgian surrealist, Rene Magritte, and German romantic and allegorical landscape painter, Caspar David Friedrich.  A multitude of animals inhabit his landscapes of possibilities - each work a part of a bigger story - like illustrations accompanying a rare book of fables. The fine detail is mesmerising; a pigeon’s wing feather, a water droplet on a leaf, a distant cloud.  We are immediately drawn in by the pristine surfaces of the paintings, then compelled to weave the fragments of information into stories for ourselves.  Graeme Townsend was born in Sydney, and studied at both the Julian Ashton School and Alexander Mackie College.  Since 1979, Graeme has undertaken painting and photographic expeditions to Borneo, Africa, Asia, America and outback Australia.  In 1991, he was a lecturer in acrylic painting at the Julian Ashton school and has had many solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth as well as the USA, Japan and Hong Kong.  His work has been hung in the Sulman and Wynne prize exhibitions at the Art Gallery of NSW.   

BIOGRAPHY

1954 Born Sydney

1973-74 Julian Ashton School, Sydney 1977-79 Alexander Mackie College, Sydney 1979 Painting and photographic expedition, Africa Lecturer in Acrylic Painting, Drawing & Photography, Milperra C.A.E. 1982Photographic expedition, Indonesia and Malaysia 1983     Photographic expedition to Kakadu National Park, NT 1984     Photographic expedition to Borneo 1987   Survey Tour USA, England, France, Italy and India 1989     Photographic Survey of Kakadu National Park, NT; Kimberley Coast and Ord River, WA Photographic Survey Broken Hill districts, NSW Photographic and Painting Survey of Western NSW 1991     Lecturer, Acrylic Painting, Julian Ashton School, Sydney

 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015

“Enjoy the silence”, Beaver Galleries, Canberra BMG Gallery, Adelaide 2010 Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney 2009 Beaver Galleries, Canberra 2007 Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney 2005 “The magic rabbit & other recent works”, Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney 2004 “Painted Word”, Beaver Galleries, Canberra 2003 Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney 2002 Port Jackson Fine Art, Laguna, USA 2001Port Jackson Fine Art, Laguna, USA 2000 “Shoreline @ Tribe”, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney 1998      "Twenty five small paintings", Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney 1997      "Vatulele", Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney 1995      Works on paper, Eddie Glastra Galleries, SydneyGreythorn Galleries, Melbourne 1994     Sogo Chiba, Japan 1992     Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney 1990     Perth Galleries, Perth 1988     Works On Paper, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
                
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1985 Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney 1982 Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney 1981      Asian Art Gallery, Hong Kong1980      Barr Stern Galleries, Sydney 1979      Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney 1976 Terry Divola Galleries, Sydney 1975 Terry Divola Galleries, Sydney 1974 Terry Divola Galleries, Sydney 1973 Terry Divola Galleries, Sydney
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014

“Small works”, Beaver Galleries, Canberra“Through the mirror ball”, BMG Gallery, AdelaideChristopher Day Gallery, Sydney 2013 Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney 2012 “Small Works”, Beaver Galleries, Canberra 2011 Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney 2009 Greythorn Galleries, Melbourne 2008 Christopher Day Gallery, SydneyGreythorn Galleries, Melbourne 2006 Melbourne Art Fair (Beaver Galleries) 2004 Melbourne Art Fair 2004 (Beaver Galleries) 2003 William Merrill Gallery, California, U.S.A. 2002 Melbourne Art Fair (Beaver Galleries) 1996     "Works on Paper", Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney 1995 "Palm Beach", Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney 1994 Tokyo Art Fair, Japan Greythorn Galleries, Melbourne Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne Shareart Galleries, Tokyo, Japan 1993     Greythorn Galleries, Melbourne “Julian Ashton Alumni”, Julian Ashton School, Sydney Beaver Galleries, Canberra W.I.R.E.S, Museum of Natural History, Sydney           “The Famous Five”, Jill Richards Gallery, Sydney 1992     Alliance Francaise, Sydney           W.I.R.E.S, Museum of Natural History, Sydney     Survey exhibition, Contemporary Drawing, Julian Ashton School, Sydney                The Rocks Centre, Sydney 1989 Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney Schubert Galleries, Brisbane                                                                                  Perth Galleries, PerthDempster Galleries, Melbourne 1987     “New Horizons”, Cultural Centre, Los Angeles USA            Munson Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA      “Survey of Australian Contemporary Art”, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong            Munson Gallery, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA 1985     Crispo Galleries, New York, USA Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW 1983 Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney 1982 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW 1981 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSWWynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW 1979      Contemporary survey of Australian Artists, Adelaide Festival of Arts 1978 Selected Student Work, Alexander Mackie College, Sydney
                
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Hogarth Galleries, Sydney The Sydney Gallery, Sydney 1972 Willoughby Galleries, Sydney.
 
AWARDS / COMMISSIONS 1986     40 Works on paper commissioned by Ansett Airlines of Australia for Hayman Island Resort Major work and print series based on the America’s Cup Challenge, Perth commissioned by IMG (USA)  1981 Nine murals commissioned by M.E.P.C for the foyer of the Sydney Stock Exchange
 
PUBLICATIONS2009 “Disturbing surrealism”, Sasha Grishin, Canberra Times, 12 November 2004 “Graeme Townsend - Local Artist”, Colleen Duncan, South Coast and Country, Summer edition“ Work leaves beholders perplexed and amused”, Sasha Grishin, The Canberra Times, May 14 1997 “Wildlife inspires artist to defy blindness”, Tony Stephens, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 October 1987 New Art One, Nevill Drury, Craftsman House 1982 front cover of The Bulletin
 
COLLECTIONS

Benalla Regional Gallery Vic; Milperra C.A.E, NSW; M.E.P.C., Sydney; QANTAS, Sydney; TCN Nine, Sydney; Mobil, Sydney; Taffs; Peko Wallsend; Barkus Pearson; Wesfarmers, WA; Kerry Stokes, WA; Kennedy Miller Productions; Covers Collection; Agha Kahn, Paris, France; Bunker Hunt, USA;  Matrix, Canada; Rose Corp; Mirvac, Sydney; Hayman Island Resort, Qld; Ansett Airlines Aust; James Hardie; Bell Group, WA; Morgan & Banks; Hanna Match; Bensons; Key West; J. Brenda Collection; Crown Casino, Melbourne; Lord McAlpine, United Kingdom

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Llewelyn Ash

Llewelyn Ash has been working with glass since 2008,  Learning to blow glass at the University of South Australia., being guided and mentored by Gabrielle Bisetto and tutored by Tim Shaw. Llewelyn created his own unique and distinctive style, prior to discovering glass he painted and created etching from drawings. He now  incorporates his printmaking designs onto the glass using the graphic qualities of line to express ideas.

Llewelyn has always been connected with his surroundings. Growing up in the Adelaide hills enriched his experience of natural flora and fauna. Art began in the home for him with both parents being artists, Glen Ash, well-known for his oil painting and Janet Ayliffe a celebrated water colour painter and print maker. From a young age Llewelyn started drawing the animals he was surrounded by,.. chooks, ducks, dogs, and donkeys. Surfing then became a major part of Llewelyn’s journey, moving down the South Australian coastline along every peninsula.  It was only fitting to fill his drawing books with images of the ocean, its sea life, and the natural beach landscapes

Llewelyn has recently completed a two year intensive glass blowing training program at the Jam Factory in Adelaide. His work has been exhibited in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney in the last two years. Llewelyn's achievements include the Design Institute of Australia Award, finalist in the Australian National Glass Museum Student Award and Winter Lights Exhibition Federation square, selected as a Jam Factory Associate,  the Jam Factory Pilchuck Scholarship in Seattle and won the Young Artist for Whyalla Art Prize, Briton sculpture Prize and Waterhouse Youth Art Prize. 

 

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Jen Kirwan

Photographic Works

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David Woolaway

o    Owner-operator at Woolaway Studios

o    Owner/Primary Photographer at Woolaways Freelance

o    Former Curator at Victor Harbor Regional Gallery

o    Former Lecturer at O'Halloran Hill TAFE

David is a professional photographer, with more than 25 years experience. ‘I still love the sound of the shutter. I still love the buzz of capturing ‘that shot’. And I am passionate about teaching other people what I’ve learned to help them produce their own terrific photos’.

Both David & Mary Woolaway are multifaceted, creative people, both with a B.A. in Visual Art, whose practice spans jewellery, ceramics, photography, painting and scraper-board etching. Drawing inspiration from nature, subtle forms, textural details and the environment, they strive to apply high attention to detail, artisan techniques to every piece of work they produce.

While diverse in medium and form, David and Mary's body of work is cohesive and unmistakably recognizable for its intricate aesthetic, distinct illustrative quality and unique detail. Mary's detailed jewellery pieces clearly speak to the surface detailing of her scraper-board etchings and reflect in the detail of her watercolour portraits. In contrast David prefers the minimalism of his hand built ceramic pieces with their clean lines which is further reflected in the unique way he treats his photographs. .

 

These beautiful photographic works are currently exhibiting as part of our latest Exhibition.. ' In The Eye of The Beholder'.

Each piece of David's jewellery is created, from conception to finish, completely by hand, using Sterling Silver & Precious Gemstones. No two pieces are the same. Commission pieces inquiries are also welcome. 

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Rebecca Hartman-Kearns

Rebecca Hartman-Kearns a graduate of the South Australian School of Art is an exciting artist working in the field of glass.

Rebecca has exhibited in a variety of national galleries such as Adelaide Festival Centre, Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design Centre and the SA Museum's "Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize", Apotz Cruz, Hahndorf Academy and Amy Worth Gallery. Rebecca also had a solo show during the "Art in the East End, Come Out Festival" where she was awarded the "Mancorps Critics Choice Award".

In 2005 the International Glass Art Society Conference was hosted in Adelaide where Rebecca was awarded third prize in the International Student Exhibition. This international recognition of her unique and original work resulted in an invitation to exhibit in a two-person show "Aurora Australis" at the "Luniverre Gallery", Paris. In 2009 Rebecca was one of 3 Australian Glass artists to be invited to exhibit in "Glashart 2009" held in the Netherlands which resulted in her work being collected to appear in the prestigious "Bragotti Gallery", Amsterdam.

Rebecca's work has appeared in Publications such as Craft Arts International as well as the prestigious New Glass Review 26 and again in edition 28, where 895 artists from 40 countries submitted work to be chosen and her work was one of only 100 to be published.

Her passion for exploring new ideas and creative ways of pushing past boundaries in her making process, concept development and presentation, has resulted in Rebecca establishing a significant profile as a South Australian artist.

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Rei Minohara-Starke

Rei Minohara-Starke was born and lived in Japan, married an Australian, and moved to Australia in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Science of Arts with Museum Curator and Art Teacher Certifications from Tokyo’s Joshibi University of Art and Design and in Australia graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery Design at the Central Institute of Technology in Perth. Her work has been shown at various galleries and exhibitions around Australia and overseas. She has received a number of awards and commendations including the Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award in 2013. Rei now works from her studio in Victor Harbor. Her work is drawn from feelings and memories and inspired by the quiet beauty of nature; particularly organic form, patterns and rhythms. She uses silver, sometimes gold, to create subtle and exquisite jewellery that reflects the light and shadows of the natural world and connects to the feeling of simple peace and joy that inspires her.

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Kevin Fidderman

I have been mesmerised by the art and skill of woodturning since I first saw it practised when I was a boy.

My speciality is creative design to maximise the inherent beauty in each piece of wood, deliberately allowing the wood to dictate the resultant shape rather than imposing pre-conceived ideas. No two pieces can ever be the same. 

The knotted and gnarled timber that grows in the junction of a trunk and a branch is always a source of amazing colour and texture, as is timber that grows at the base of the trunk where it joins the root system.

Wood turners traditionally use seasoned wood. I have refined specialised techniques for turning and sanding wet or green timber and enjoy the challenge and uncertainty of the drying process which can take many months. The stresses which are part of the tree structure are released, resulting in each piece changing shape in a unique way while developing surface texture and form which reveals the true nature of the wood.

Enjoy woodturning out there on the edge!

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Lyn Robins

Working as a painter in a wide range of mediums and subjects, Lyn has participated in many joint and solo exhibitions throughout the country. She has won a number of awards and is represented in corporate and private collections, including Bank SA.
A versatile artist/craftsperson, Lyn has illustrated a number of books, encompassing educational material for TAFE, historical anecdotes and children’s books. Her jewellery is innovative and individually designed.
She has taught art at secondary and tertiary levels and conducts adult classes, workshops and weekend schools in pen and wash, watercolours, oils, acrylics and mixed media at her Tranmere Studio.
Lyn currently serves as Vice President for SA Watercolour Society, she is an associate member of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, is on the committee of Off the Slate Gallery Artists Cooperative, Willunga and also has served on the board of the Friends of the South Australian School of Art.
Lyn lectures and demonstrates to art groups throughout the state and conducts weekend and residential workshops.
1960-63 Studied Diploma of Art Teaching at SA College of Advanced Education and the South Australian School of Art and Craft.
1994-96 Bachelor of Design (Jewellery) – University of SA
Awards:

2017   Campbelltown Rotary Show- People’s Choice

2017Glenside Lion’s Show- People’s Choice

2016 Goolwa – People’s Choice Award

2015 Royal Show – 1st prize
2015 McLarenvale - Spirit of the Fleurieu Exhibition - !st Prize
2014 Goolwa – People’s Choice Award
2014 Campbelltown – Resident Artist’s award
2014 Kangaroo Island Easter Show - !st prize + People’s Choice
2013 Campbelltown - People’s Choice
2013 Flagstaff hill - 5th Prize
2013 Port Adelaide – People’s Choice
2012 SA Royal Show – 1st Prize Art Purchase Acquisitive Prize - Best in Show
2012 Kangaroo Island – 1st Prize + People’s Choice (purchased by judge)
2012 Campbelltown – People’s Choice
2010 Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition – Merit Award.
2008 Campbelltown Merit Award
2008 Evoke Art – Best Acrylic Painting
2007 Port Adelaide – 1st Prize Maritime Section (painting purchased by the judge)
2006 Port Adelaide – Merit Award
2006 Masonic SA – Two Merit awards
2006 Campbelltown Resident Artist’s Award
2005 Masonic SA – 2nd Prize
1999 Campbelltown – Merit Award
1997 Guest Artist – Jewellery – “Gully to Grove Exhibitio
1985 - 1994 Fourteen awards including four 1st prizes
Solo Exhibitions:
2007 Waverly House, Willunga, SA
2007 The Studio, Tranmere, Adelaide
1999 Pepper Street Gallery, Adelaide
1994 Regional Art Gallery, Naracoorte SA
1993 Studio Altenburg, Braidwood NSW
1992 Roses Café, Adelaide - Commonwealth Bank Adelaide
1991 The Union Hotel, Adelaide
1990 Local Images Gallery, Penola SA
1988 Tea Tree Gully Steam Flour Mill Gallery, Adelaide
1987 Aramis Gallery, Adelaide
1986 Lombard Gallery,
1985 David Jones Gallery, Adelaide , 1984 , 83 , 82 three others

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Jill Hansberry

Jill is a retired Primary School Teacher with a Graduate Diplomaof Music Education and a Diploma of Visual Art. Having moved to SA in 2012 , Jill is a past member of the Pastel Society of Victoria (PSV) andis now a current member of the Pastel Artists of South Australia (PASA). Jill works from her own photographs in her Stop correcting "preferred" medium of soft pastels and pastel pencils. Her subject matter includes animals andbird life, fungi and flowers( particularly those of Australian eucalypts). She loves to magnify and draw attention to small subjects and their form and colour, revealing that which often goes unnoticed.

 Jill as had three successful solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions and commissions. Group exhibitions include: Domain House Gallery at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne; Horsham Regional Gallery Victoria; The Grampians travelling exhibition following the devastating 2006 bushfires and also a number of PSV and PASA exhibitions.

 

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Denise Maddigan

Denise resumed painting in 2013 after a break of decades following studies for a Diploma of Teaching (Art) in South Australia. During the intervening years her interest in painting was mainly as an intense observer. She works in acrylic, oil, pastel and watercolour, and experiments with media and techniques. Recently drawings, collage and mixed media have been inspirational beginnings for increasingly abstracted expressions of the natural environment. Her inspirations are the coast and hills of the Fleurieu Peninsula and recently the Far North of SA. She was a prize winner in the 2016 Goolwa Art and Photographic Exhibition, and gained commendations in the 2015 Solar Art Prize, and members’ exhibition Port Community Art Centre 2013.

Exhibitions:

Rotary -  Walkerville 2014, 2016; Goolwa 2014, 2015, 2016; Victor Harbor 2015, 2016, 2017; Port             Adelaide 2015, 2016.

Lions -  Glenside 2014

6th and 7th Solar Art Prize, Royal Society of Arts 2015 and 2016

Port Community Art Centre 2013-2016

SALA 2016, 3-person show, Stepney cafe

South Coast Regional Art Gallery (Goolwa) -‘On your marks’, ’Dire’ and ‘Drawing on Country’ 2016

Cheese Factory group (Goolwa) 2016

 

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