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.

Tina Barr - Whistle Stop Solo Exhibition

Artworx Gallery & Gifts is excited to announce the first of this year’s Solo Art Exhibitions to be held at The Whistlestop Restaurant over the coming year.

We are delighted to introduce the first of our featured artists, TINA BARR.


As an award winning artist, Tina tries to catch the essence of the things she sees and not an exact representation. Capturing the feelings and atmosphere of a time and place are the most important things to her when painting, because these are the aspects of her work that connects to people who look at them. Tina often paints plein air (on-site) to capture the essence of place around Goolwa and Victor Harbor.

Tina has been described as an abstract impressionist and, while her paintings may be slightly abstract, they still convey the atmosphere and feelings of reality. Although her works are representational and recognisable, there is enough abstract of both form and colour to add the mystery needed to invite further investigation by the imagination.
Tina’s bold brush produces a sense of freedom that is pleasing to the eye and imagination.

‘My paintings bring back memories of places we have been - places we have lived, holidays spent or places that have a special meaning to us as a constant reminder of some of the best places and times we have experienced’.

Tina has sold paintings in Australia and several countries around the world, participating in many group Rotary and College shows, including solo exhibitions at the Lombard Gallery, and the Scarlattis Gallery at Mouth Surmon Wines, Clare.

She is a member of the Adelaide Art Society.

Tina’s six week exhibition will run daily, commencing on Sunday 10th February, normal restaurant hours.

The Whistlestop Restaurant, 7 Hays Street Goolwa, S.A. (Across from Artworx)

New Artist - James McFarlane

It is in my nature to make order and organise; a big part of my new practice is to go “with the flow”.  To embrace every mark, whether it be a right or wrong, and take each mark and to accept them all.  There are, no right or wrong marks.  Simply marks.

 My work looks at these individual brush marks, their placement to each other and their relationships to other marks.  These brush marks are made often with certain pigments that have a unique personality, not in a sense of their colour, but in how the pigments react to each other, their surface and medium.

I then place these marks in an ordered-chaos, of rhythm, space and time. 

 I like to think that these marks have no referencing or origin. No bold or thought provoking statements are being made.Only to create a visual, which I hope is interesting to the eye, and perhaps stirs the viewer’s imagination


New Artist - Gray Hawk

Exquisite, bespoke furniture objects, handmade with outstanding technical excellence by designer-maker Gray Hawk from his studio in Adelaide.

Gray Hawk has been commissioned to design and make bespoke furniture for over 40 years. Steeped in history, tradition and experience—his daily challenge is to generate objects with the utmost integrity, unique art furniture, handmade using locally sourced, wind-felled trees. For this reason Gray uses tools, machines and processes which produce the highest possible quality. Gray is renowned for his meticulous attention to detail and the great artistry in his bespoke furniture designs




We are pleased to announce our upcoming Exhibition 


October 28th to November 20th

Featured Artists

Iroda Adil - Llewelyn Ash - Peter Coad - Bruce Davey - Dean Fox

Mark Judd - Lorraine Lewitzka - Tom O’Callaghan - Graeme Townsend



The Gallery will be open all days 10 am - 4.30 pm except Tuesdays



Artworx Gallery is thrilled to welcome our next Artist in Residence


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. 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.

We are excited to have award winning artist, Lyn Robins, in our Gallery demonstrating her unique talents. Call in and say hello to Lyn in person.
20 October 2018 11am - 3pm

Sala Exhibition, IT TAKES TWO TO SALA


'It Takes Two to Sala'.

We are thrilled to represent such an amazing, diverse group of talented artists at this year's Artworx Sala exhibition, 1st - 31st August 2018.. 



The Gallery will be open all days 10 am - 4.30 pm except Tuesdays


We are excited to have these stunning artworks in the Gallery, by renowned Hyperrealist painter, Graeme Townsend.


Just arrived in the gallery, exciting new oils by leading artist, Tom O'Callaghan.


SATURDAY & SUNDAY MAY 19-20TH 1pm - 3pm

Artworx Gallery is thrilled to welcome our next artist in Residence -  Woodwork artist,


 He will be demonstrating his woodworking skill at the Gallery, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th of May, between 1pm - 3pm each day.

New Artwork

New work from exhibition artists, Mike Barr, David Chen, John Lacey, Suzie Riley, Victoria Rolinski, Katie Wyatt, Tim Shaw, and Tony Cabone. VISUAL IDIOM exhibition, currently on display.


 Officially launched by Peter Goers!

VISUAL IDIOM - The Art of Self Expression

APRIL 29th - MAY 20th   2018

We have much pleasure in presenting the Artworx Gallery and Gifts Exhibition, 'Visual Idiom', featuring new work by our wonderful artists: David Chen, John Lacey, Mike Barr, Victoria Rolinski, Katie Wyatt, Suzie Riley, Tim Shaw and Tony Cabone. 




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The Gallery will be open all days 10 am - 4.30 pm except Tuesdays

New Artist - Rebecca Cooke

Rebecca Cooke is a South Australian visual artist/contemporary painter living in the Adelaide Hills. Inspired by the natural world she  creates art that depicts an interpretive style: pattern, colour, flora and fauna. " My paintings celebrate nature and my own fascination with pattern design and global traditional arts and crafts. A background in graphic design informs my approach and illustrative elements. Trees, hills, sky, waterways and animal forms are rendered in acrylic paint, with details given a decorative quality - through the added influence of motifs, patterns, repetition of shapes and colour. At the centre of each painting is the bird or fish, heroes of my artistic worlds and the representation of freedom, beauty and harmony."


Katie Wyatt

Barnd new Katie Wyatt Oils


Just arrived in the gallery, lovely new watercolours by popular local artist, Lorraine Lewitzka.

New Oils by David Chen

We have several exquisite new original oil paintings by David Chen newly arrived to The Gallery.

Marc Spurgin - Artist Spotlight

Visionary artist Marc Spurgin's inspiration for creating art is to evoke awe and wonder in the hope of awakening the divine within.
Much of Marc’s expertise and desire to work with metal stems from his forbearers through five generations of blacksmithing.
Marc was recently part of the 'SALA in The Park' exhibition in Centennial Park.  His piece named 'Helen' has now been purchased b Centennial Park and stands as a beautiful tribute to his late friend.

'Helen Fletcher was a fellow artist and a dear friend that I said goodbye to earlier this year after a short and brave battle with cancer. When I was invited to be part of the Centennial Park's SALA installation I believed it would be a wonderful opportunity to express my sadness for the struggle so many people, including Helen, have with cancer.

My sculpture 'Helen' has been created as a symbol of the extraordinary fight one has within them in searching for a second chance at life. The butterflies represent 'rebirth' and I have utilised these in all of my sculpture creations as they depict the enduring cycle of life and the process of reawakening. All of us when confronted with cancer search for a renewal in life just like the butterfly does.'

We are pleased to now have his divine piece 'Artist Palette' in The Gallery. 

Anna Blatman now Exhibiting at Artworx

Painting for 28 years, Anna Blatman brings her unique vivid and textural paintings to Artworx.   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 useachieves her desired finished effect.

'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.'

New Artist - 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


Liz and John Francis

12 Hays Street
Goolwa, South Australia

Phone: (08) 8555 0949


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