Stone’s work in the Central West has been concerned with the transient and unpredictable forces of nature and the marks of man on the environment. These works, created in response to her participation in the Hill End Artists in Residence Program in 2014, represent a transition from an abstract to more figurative approach and explore the mysterious forces, layers of time, and ghostly history of this unique village.......
Join exhibiting artist Ruth Stone for a 2-day intensive painting and drawing workshop, focusing on portraiture. You'll work with a live model over the weekend, day 1 will focus on drawing and day 2 on painting.
The Portraits group exhibition is our second group exhibition for 2017 which will be on display from June 29 – July 16. Artists are invited to submit a portrait of any medium or dimension. We hope to include a great variety of mediums, styles and subjects. The exhibition will include the most exciting and original artworks submitted for selection from artists and designers from all over Australia. Be creative! Surprise us, we love work that doesn’t quite fit within the box…..
Bring the kids to the gallery these school holidays to learn a new hobby!!! We'll teach them several different weaving techniques and they'll come home addicted! This weather definately calls for indoor activities, learning to weave will keep them entertained on every wet weather day to come.
Bring the kids to the gallery these school holidays to learn a new hobby!!! We'll teach them several different weaving techniques and they'll come home addicted! This weather definitely calls for indoor activities, learning to weave will keep them entertained on every wet weather day to come.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew or take your sewing skills to the next level? We have the perfect course for you! Join us here at the gallery for our first ever 7 Week Sewing Course for Beginners. The class will be taught by both Rae Peasley and Sally Highland - both qualified and very experienced textile teachers. Limited places available and bookings are essential!
Charles Smith lives and paints in Mudgee, NSW. Charles has been drawing and painting since school but running a bespoke furniture making business in Sydney restricted his art to a hobby. After moving west from Sydney, Charles took up painting full-time in 2016.
On Common Ground is our F.O.O.D. Week 2017 exhibition featuring the work of four artists responding to the local landscape. Jaq Davies and Tonya Graham both live locally, while Ingrid Bowen and Belinda Street come from further afield, with strong connections to the area. Each artist paints with their own unique style, offering beautiful and varied interpretations of our surroundings.
Native is an exhibition featuring new work by Ben Foster and Madeline Young. Each artist will create a series of work inspired by Australian Natives. The structure, pattern and sculptural qualities of these plants play a large part in shaping the work of both artists.
A colour explosion collaboration between two artists Fiona Chandler and Shani Nottingham.
Join local Floral Designer Megan Claire for a lovely afternoon of flower arranging........
Since her return from Canada Kate is currently rediscovering the Australian landscape in all its shapes andforms and has begun a series of paintings from her perceptions.
"This exhibition is about celebrating the beauty of a cold climate. When I started putting the exhibition together it dawned on me I’ve ALWAYS lived in cold climates. From Melbourne, to the Blue Mountains and the Central West, they’ve all been places where you experience the four seasons in all their glory. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Being battered by the elements is just a challenge in photography, it shouldn’t deter you from heading out the door. If anything it should inspire you”