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 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


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.


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


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


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


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)


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


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


2014    Mt. Lofty Ranges Winery  

2015    Mt. Lofty Ranges Winery    

2016    Mt. Lofty Ranges Winery

2017    Hugo Wines


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. 

Peter Coad Art

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Graeme Townsend

Graeme studied at Julian Ashton and Alexander Mackie, Dip Art. B.A.



One man exhibition, Terry Divola Galleries, Sydney


Willoughby Galleries, Sydney.


One man exhibition, Terry Divola Galleries, Sydney


One man exhibition, Terry Divola Galleries, Sydney


One man exhibition, Terry Divola Galleries, Sydney


Exhibited selected Student Work, Alexander Mackie Mixed exhibition Hogarth Galleries, Sydney. Mixed exhibition The Sydney Gallery, Paddington.


One man exhibition, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney Included in contemporary survey of Australian Artists, Adelaide Festival of Arts.

Painting and photographic expedition, Africa. Lecturer in Acrylic Painting, Drawing & Photography Milperra C.A.E.


One man exhibition, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney.


One man exhibition, Asian Art Gallery, Hong Kong. Represented Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of N.S.W. Nine murals commissioned by Mr Robert Frost of M.E.P.C for the foyer of the Sydney Stock Exchange. Represented Wynn Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.


Photographic expedition, Indonesia and Malaysia. One man exhibition, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney. Represented Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.


Photographic expedition to Kakadu National Park Northern Territory, Australia. Two man exhibition, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney.


Photographic expedition to Borneo.


Represented Crispo Galleries, New York. One man exhibition, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney. Represented Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.


40 Works on paper, commissioned by Ansett Airlines of Australia for Hayman Island. Commissioned by I.M.G , U.S.A for a major work and print series based on the America's Cup Challenge Perth, W.A Australia.


Mixed exhibition, New Horizons, Cultural Centre Los Angeles U.S.A. Mixed exhibition, Munson Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico U.S.A. Exhibited in the Survey of Australian Contemporary Art Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Exhibited Munson Gallery, Cape Cod Mass.

U.S.A. Survey Tour U.S.A.,England, France, Italy and India.


One man exhibition, Works On Paper. Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney. One man exhibition, Barry Stern Galleries.


Photographic Survey of Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory. Kimberley coast and Ord River, Western Australia. Mixed exhibition, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney. Exhibited Wyn Schubert Galleries, Q.L.D. Mixed exhibition, Perth Galleries, Perth, W.A.

Mixed exhibition, Dempster Galleries, Melbourne. Photographic Survey Broken Hill districts. Photographic and Painting Survey of Western N.S.W.


One man exhibition, Perth Galleries, Perth, W.A.


Lecturer Acrylic Painting, Julian Ashtons, Sydney.


One man exhibition, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney Survey exhibition, Contemporary Drawing Julian Ashton, The Rocks Centre, Sydney.


Mixed exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Sydney. Exhibited W.I.R.E.S Museum of Natural History, Sydney.


Mixed exhibition , Greythorn Galleries ,Melbourne; Mixed exhibition, Julian Ashton Alumni. Mixed exhibition, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, A.C.T. Exhibited W.I.R.E.S Museum of Natural History, Sydney.

The Famous Five, Mixed Exhibition, Jill Richards Gallery, Sydney.


Solo exhibition , Sogo Chiba Japan. Exhibited, Toyko Art Fair Japan . Mixed exhibition Greythorn Galleries, Toorak Melbourne. Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne. Mixed exhibition, Shareart Galleries, Toyko Japan.


Solo exhibition Glastra Galleries Sydney , works on paper. Solo exhibition Greythorn Galleries, Toorak, Melbourne. "Palm Beach",

Mixed Exhibition Barry Stern Galleries Sydney.


"Works on Paper", Mixed Exhibition Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney.


"Vatulele", Solo exhibition Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney.


"Twenty five small paintings", Solo exhibition Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney.


“Shoreline @ Tribe”, Solo exhibition Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney.


Solo exhibition, Port Jackson Fine Art, Laguna, California.


Solo exhibition, Port Jackson Fine Art, Laguna, California.


Solo exhibition, Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney.


“Painted word”, Solo exhibition, Beaver Gallery, ACT.

Melbourne Art Fair, Beaver Gallery, ACT.


“The Magic Rabbit & other recent works”, Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney.

Mixed exhibitions at Denise Roberge Gallery, Palm Desert, California; William Merrill Gallery, Laguna, California; Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney; Greythorn Galleries, Melbourne; Beaver Galleries, ACT, Schubert Galleries, QLD.


Melbourne Art Fair, Beaver Gallery, ACT.


Solo exhibition Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney


Mixed exhibition Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney

Mixed exhibition Greythorn Galleries, Melbourne


Mixed exhibition Greythorn Galleries, Melbourne


Solo exhibition:

‘’All of us together

Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney


Mixed exhibition Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney


Mixed exhibition Beaver Gallery, ACT

Summer collection exhibition Christopher Day Gallery, Sydney


Mixed exhibition “Through the mirror ball”, BMG gallery Adelaide

Mixed exhibition summer collection, Christopher Day gallery Sydney.


Solo exhibition, BMG Gallery, Adelaide


Solo exhibition, Beaver Gallery, Canberra.


Mixed exhibition Christopher Day gallery Sydney


Mixed exhibition BMG Adelaide


Milperra C.A.E , Benalla Regional Gallery Vic, M.E.P.C , QANTAS, TCN Nine Sydney, Mobil , Taffs , Lord McAlpine U.K , Peko Wallsend, Barkus Doolan Kelly, West Farmers, Kerry Stokes , Kennedy Miller Productions, Covers Collection , Agha Kahn Paris , Bunker Hunt U.S.A , Matrix Canada, Rose Corp, Mirvac , Hayman Island , James Hardie, Bell Group WA, Morgan Banks, Hanna Match,  Bensons, Key West, J. Brenda Collection, Crown Casino Melbourne, also many private collections in Australia

China, Taiwan, U.K, U.S.A, Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan, South Africa and New Zealand.


Front cover of The Bulletin, 1982. New Art One, and many articles and illustrations in various magazines.


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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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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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David Woolaway

Each piece 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
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 Hansbury

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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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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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.


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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Margi Nolan

Margi has been passionate about drawing and painting most of her life however there have been long periods where life got in the way and she didn’t have the time or headspace to concentrate on her art much.

Margi attended the Stanley Street Art School in the late 60s qualifying as an Art teacher. Her career as a teacher and TAFE lecturer covered most of her working life. During this time she returned to her artistic roots intermittently.

 Since retiring, Margi has been working on her art practice much more, focussing on painting with watercolour techniques which she has been studying for some years now. 

“I have a fascination with the transparencies and colours possible with watercolour - never really knowing how it will turn out, the paint does its own thing as it dries. It’s an exciting exploration that is ongoing. I love it!”

Having grown up in the desert, the colours Margi is drawn to are the warm and rustic colours. Her topics recently have been about the beauty of the aging process of man-made structures, landscapes and nature in all its forms.

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Ivo Tadic

Ivo is originally from Bosnia and from his earliest years has been passionate about art. While completing a teaching degree in Art and Technology in Adelaide Ivo studied photography and sculpture. On a posting to Mount Gambier was surprised that no one in the region was using Limestone for sculpture. After finding a block of limestone in the backyard the journey began for  both Ivo and the region.

25 years later, the region is adorned with many large scale public artworks. Ivo’s work reflects his deep connection to his materials, his community and the environment of the Limestone Coast Region.

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Lorraine Brown

Lorraine Brown has always felt a connection with the art of watercolour. The mediums ability to create unique and unexpected results, its risk and surprise, were special and attractive qualities to the artist; who found risk and surprise at every turn in her creative and professional life. Beginning at an early age in primary school, Lorraine chose to play the trumpet, when only the boys played brass instruments. The youngest and only girl trumpet player in the London Youth Band in the mid 60’s, Lorraine was forging an adventurous and self-propelled creative life.

Lorraine, like her daring watercolours, is defined by her many creative risks. Performing solo at cabarets around the state in her teens, she met her accompaniment bands just moments before she took to the stage. Then, later in life, running her own retail music products business for more than 25 years.

In 2011 Lorraine took part in her first group (SALA) exhibition selling several paintings giving her confidence to develop further as a full time artist. Lorraine has since exhibited in a variety of Adelaide venues, both independently and in group exhibitions with great success.  

Her expressive works are the product of her desire to story tell and to capture the essence of a subject. Working predominantly in watercolour, Lorraine likes to play with creating texture and that something special, taking risks and going anywhere her imagination might take her.

She defines her vivid works as “expressive impressions” and is constantly searching for new ways to use her medium. Lorraine’s paintings are held in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas. Lorraine resides in Goolwa, South Australia where she paints every day and runs regular classes and workshops in her studio.


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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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