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.

Carol Coventry - Whistle Stop Solo Exhibition

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

We are delighted to introduce our featured artist, Carol Coventry.

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In 1998 Carol was introduced to the vibrancy of pastel painting. This began a real love affair that renewed her passion for the Australian land and seascapes. Also working in oils, acrylics, water colour and pen and wash, Carol is a traditional artist and is a member and past president of the Pastel Artists of SA.
Carol ‘s successes include being a finalist in the Heysen Landscape Art prize from 2001 up to 2009 and in 2014, a finalist in the Fleurieu Biennale in 2000 and 2013 and in 2005 she won the gold medal award in the Pastel Artists of South Australia exhibition. Carol relocated to Goolwa in 2007 to be closer to the sea and sand hills of the Coorong and the River Murray

Opens Sunday 26th September until 26th October
The Whistlestop Restaurant, 7 Hays St Goolwa

Carol’s exhibition running daily
Normal Restaurant hours.

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

Ela Hardy - Whistle Stop Solo Exhibition

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

We are delighted to introduce our featured artist, Ela hardy

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Having dabbled with all other mediums, Ela 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.

Opens Sunday 28th July until 7th September
During normal restaurant hours
The Whistlestop Restaurant, 7 Hays St Goolwa

Ela’s exhibition running daily from Sunday July 28th till Sept 7th.
Normal Restaurant hours.

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

SALA AT ARTWORX

SALA EXHIBITION
We have much pleasure in presenting the Artworx Gallery and Gifts upcoming Exhibition,

'SALA at Artworx Gallery & Gifts''.
The exhibition will feature two works by each of our wonderful artists, and free artist in residence workshops held by Carol Coventry, Victoria Rolinski, Lorraine Brown & Lorraine Lewitzka.

    

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

Alan Ramachandran - Whistle Stop Solo Exhibition

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

We are delighted to introduce our featured artists, ALAN RAMACHANRAN

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My professional career began as an interior designer. I subsequently set-up my own interior design company in Singapore, where I ran the consultancy for 20 years before moving to Adelaide, with my family, in early 2007. 

I later attended watercolour painting classes at La Salle School of the Arts in Singapore, where I learnt from some of Singapore’s most eminent watercolour artists like Ng Woon Lam and Seah Kam Chuan, who is the president of the Singapore Watercolour Society.  In 2004, I was elected a member of The Watercolour Society of Singapore.

During the years I spent running my company in Singapore, I continued to pursue my passion for painting, especially with watercolours.  I contemplated the idea of working as a full time watercolour artist.  With this in mind, I embarked on painting trips around Asia.  Many of my works were displayed in Singapore galleries and exhibited at art shows in Singapore and abroad.

After migrating to Adelaide I entered a number of Rotary art shows and  when I won my first major prize, it gave me the confidence to express myself in this wonderful medium.  I am captivated by the Adelaide streetscapes and rural landscapes, as well as the stunning colours of the Australian bush. I have developed a love of the Flinders Ranges and have exhibited many paintings of that area.

I joined the Royal South Australian Society of Arts in 2008 and have been a Fellow member since 2009.  In 2014 I tutored one of the Society's summer school workshops. The friendships I have formed and the guidance I have received from fellow Society members have been invaluable to me.  I am also a member of the Singapore Watercolour Society, the South Australian Watercolour Society and the Red House Group - Gallery M.  I was a member of the Painters of the Flinders Ranges.

Alan’s exhibition running daily from Sunday May 5th till June 15th.
Normal Restaurant hours.

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

Lorraine Brown - Whistle Stop Solo Exhibition

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

We are delighted to introduce our featured artists, LORRAINE BROWN

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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. 

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” a blend of realism and abstraction 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’s exhibition running daily from Sunday May 5th till June 15th.
Normal Restaurant hours.

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

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New Artist - Alison Halliday

Alison prefers to work in mainly acrylic and oil painting, including some collage. Most of her artworks aim to make a statement by using symbolism. Her work is stylized and basically representational and she enjoys linking lines and shapes which are emphasised by her use of strong textures and colour.

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Lorraine Lewitzka - Whistle Stop Solo Exhibition

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

We are delighted to introduce our featured artists, LORRAINE LEWITZKA.

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This exhibition is largely inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites of the late 1800’s with many images drawn from vintage photographs. The works depict various stages of life with the red flowers promising and indicating new organic growth or birth. In contrast the falling leaves and withering petals are symbols of the passing of life also and that all things, even in their beauty, come to an end. Lorraine has endeavoured to stylize the female subjects to reveal the inner transient qualities of human kind, that special quality and mystery within each person, hence the slightly ethereal and ghostly quality to some of the works.

Lorraine’s six week exhibition will run daily, commencing on Monday 25th March, normal restaurant hours.

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

New Artist - Lise Temple

Lise Temple, Artist, (SA)

My art practice encompasses a diverse range of subjects, but I am best known for my abstract landscapes, a series inspired by the colours, contrasting light and broad shapes of the South Australian agricultural landscape.

These paintings investigate the temporal experience of viewing the landscape. The progress of the seasons and the agricultural processes on the land create a series of transient views. The paintings portray the movement of light over land, the cycle of growth in plants and soil, the flamboyant persistence of roadside weeds. The textures, colours and patterns, undergoing daily changes. The shifting nature is heightened by the experience of driving, moving through the view, watching shapes shift with changing perspective. During the painting process, grasses or branches become gestures, roads are made into formal borders between shapes, skies are fragmented and used as tonal intrusions. Relationships between landscape elements are shifted as happens when the viewer moves through the landscape. When produced in this way, the paintings become landscape journeys exploring the passage of time.

 In addition to these lyrical abstract landscapes I have been developing a range of abstracted interiors, made with a collage methodology.

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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.

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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

 

HEARTFELT

OUR NEXT EXHIBITION

We are pleased to announce our upcoming Exhibition 

HEARTFELT  

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

    

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

UPCOMING ARTIST IN RESIDENCE : LYN ROBINS


SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 11am - 3pm

Artworx Gallery is thrilled to welcome our next Artist in Residence

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. 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


CONTACT US

Liz and John Francis

12 Hays Street
Goolwa, South Australia

Phone: (08) 8555 0949

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