Winter Warmer Exhibition & Sale
10 - 12 June, 2017 (June long weekend)
Our Winter Warmer Art Exhibition and Sale presents a large display of works from our talented members - including award-winning paintings, drawings, etchings, sculpture, ceramics and more! Drop in to see the Show from to 4pm Saturday 10 June thru Monday 12 June at Tea Gardens Hotel. The works, all to the theme 'habitat', have been critically reviewed by Kim Blunt, senior curator at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, and her determinations were unveiled on Friday night as she officially declared the Exhibition open. Hearty congratulations were issued to all our artists - and particularly to the winner Wendy Earnshaw for her 'Going Home' acrylic, as well as highly commended Cheryl Cook for 'Myall Dunes' watercolour & pastel and Gail Morphett for her 'Nesting Egrets' dry point etching. The Tea Gardens Hotel's new owners, Ben and Emily, gave their Publican's Award to Chez Rands for her 'Peli' painting. Here's Wendy and her winning work (pictured).
3 May 2017
ArtSpeak is a regular gathering of Galleries In The Gardens members and friends, where we get creative together, learn from each other, share our inspirations... and catch up. One recent ArtSpeak morning involved a visit to a nearby town, where our members met artist Debra Liel-Brown and toured her studio. Debra showed us her beautiful artworks including the work-in-progress to the left in this picture, and shared some of her painterly knowledge. Thanks Debra!
Cool Summer Exhibition 2017
With latest works displayed, Galleries In The Gardens artists mingled with the community over drinks and finger food as the balmy breeze kept us cool and relaxed.
Bat Flats Art Competition
6 October 2015
Our amazing, unique Bat Flats Art Competition culminated in a fabulous social evening of 'going batty' at Tea Gardens Hotel, followed by a long weekend of the world's largest Bat Flats Exhibition and sale! Maitland identity and art doyen Joe Eisenberg, OAM, announced his fleet of winners while locals and visitors to our area celebrated with complimentary drinks and nibblies... and eyed off their favourite bat flats for later purchase. Congratulations to our winners and to everyone who participated.