Getting The Gallery ready
For the last few months a number of our members (and some non-members too) have been beavering away at The Gallery, helping to get it ready for its opening. There's been gardening, flooring 'revival' and upgrading, canopy cleaning, building brush-downs, path rectifications, hanging system fixing, trimming, scrubbing, sweeping, raking, furniture painting... and more! Sending a big 'thank you' to all who have helped - and to those who have donated in lieu of being able to physically assit. MUCH APPRECIATED!
Coming soon - our new home!
Galleries In The Gardens is soon to have a lovely home – thanks to a wonderfully philanthropic gesture by Lee and Rob Anderson. The couple recently bought 81 Marine Drive, Tea Gardens – and is allowing our art group to showcase its works there. To be named ‘The Gallery’, the venue is a three-minute walk from the Tea Gardens ferry wharf and sits conveniently between The Ice-Cream Shack and Mangrove Café. We look forward to holding a variety of art exhibitions and other art related-activities there in the future. Do keep watch here and on our Facebook (Galleries In The Gardens) for news of the opening.
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!