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.

UPCOMING ARTIST IN RESIDENCE : TONY CABONE


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

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

TONY CABONE

 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.

EXHIBITION opening

 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

LORRAINE LEWITZKA

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.

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

Stunning contemporary John Lacey works

These stunning  newcontemporary worksby John Lacey havearrived at The Gallery.

Congratulations to John for his recent win at this years Goolwa Art and Photographic Exhibition. He was winner of the prestigious Alexandrina Art Prize for his work Icebergs in Light and also the winner ofThe 2017 Victor Harbor Art Show Platinum Award with Evening Feast.

Tribute to Terry Lewitska

We are very saddened by the recent passing of one of our exhibiting artists, Terry Lewitska. We extend our sincere condolences to Lorraine, family and friends. We are grateful to have been part of Terry's journey and will continue to exhibit his beautiful work at The Gallery. A number of his paintings are also to be included in our upcoming Exhibition.

March Artworks

New pieces for the month include these beautiful works by Bruce Davey

New Works

Beautiful new original David Chen paintings and divinely intricate  Janet Ayliffe prints.

Artist Updates - Mark Spurgin

Mark Spurginis now ambassador and will be guest speaker at the VIP opening event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Adelaide Airport and  Brighton Jetty Classic Sculpture Exhibition - January 25th to February 5th. Mark is also featured in the current 'SA Life' magazine

His latest amazing sculpture titled "Big Blue" from the movie of the same name, will be heading to the Brighton Sculpture Exhibition. The sculpture by day is a feature on its own and by night, it lights up with 6 blue solar lights depicting the water and even includes a solar powered MP3 player in its workings that plays music from the Big Blue movie. Mark has three equally beautiful and powerful pieces exhibiting and for sale at Artworx.

Victor Harbor Rotary Art Exhibition News

We are pleased to extend a huge CONGRATULATIONS to the following artists who won awards at the Victor Harbor Rotary Art Exhibition.  Judging was undertaken by the very talented David Chen, who also exhibits at Artworx Gallery and Gifts.

Platinum Award – John Lacey - Evening Feast

Silver Award – Victoria Rolinsk i- McLaren Vale Impressions

Highly Commended – Terry Lewitzka -  Fez- Morrocco

                                          Ann Neagle - City on the River

                                          Rod Bax -  2 Dogs 1 Bowl

                                          Mike Barr -  Yellow Taxi- Brunswick Street

 Further works by these artists can be seen at the Gallery.”

CONTACT US

Liz and John Francis

12 Hays Street
Goolwa, South Australia

Phone: (08) 8555 0949

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