An exhibition of works by south west, Western Australian artists inspired by the ocean and coastal dwelling.
The majority of Western Australians live on the ocean edge. The Ocean sustains us , inspires us motivates us and moves us in many ways. The artists from the south west region of WA are of no exception to these influences. In the artists world , the inspiration takes many forms and is largely dependent upon the artist’s chosen medium . In this exhibition, the artists offer up works, moved by their interactions with the ocean and from living on the shores of Western Australia.
Whether camping, fishing, swimming, surfing beachcombing or purely observing, the artist has a deep connection with their chosen medium and their subject.
This exhibition includes works by many local artists but also artists from towns in the south west region of Western Australia and represented by the Margaret River Gallery.
The works are diverse in nature and include large and small paintings, photography,sculpture, glass ,textiles and stone.
An exhibition of works by local artists , talks, demos and more Come lounge in our casual relaxed lounge space within the gallery and view the local artworks and interact with local artists. Schedule of talks and demos coming soon...
LUMINEUX is a show of new works by three artists working in very different mediums each exploring light, colour and form.
Myra Mitchell an award winning painter whose abstract Australian landscapes capture the colours, movement and emotion of this land she loves. Bright, free and full of energy, Myra’s works are lively interpretations of how this artist lives her life.
Salli Coppin is a Margaret River jeweller using raw gem stones and precious metal to create unique one-off sculptural artworks. Each newly designed piece showcases the raw beauty of Salli's chosen materials in stunning wearable pieces, capturing light and colour through the use of metals and gems. Salli's technique brings to the fore the play of light of her chosen materials enhancing the natural strengths of each.
Gerry Reilly is a prominent Western Australian glass artist based in Margaret River. Gerry’s works are held in many prestigious collections. An artist to the core, Gerry’s new works play with the relationship of glass and light in their multitude of possibilities through pattern, form and colour. Gerry’s new works are stunning, collectable pieces, greatly inspired by experimentation in recent architectural commissions and his much loved muse ... the light and shapes of the Western Australian landscape.
Please join us for this wonderful exhibition and meet the artists and hear their inspirations and insights Saturday 03 March 2018 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Exhibition continues until 28 March 2018.
Time and Tide is an exhibition of new works from popular, young Margaret River artist Alice LinfordForte and Western Australian sculpture artist Lesley Whitham.
Alice explores time and place through her work as she travels the globe constantly inspired by culture, the places she visits and lives, oceans and skies. Travelling for her is a constant reminder to live with some abandon but to stay responsive and this is reflected in her beautifully coloured and vibrant works.
Lesley originally studied in Scotland and now lives and works in the south west of Western Australia.
Using simple iconic symbols of fish, boats, trees and other elements that resonate with her Lesley, aims to convey notions of passing time and life’s journey. The personal experience of migration, Motherhood and creative pursuits feature in my sculptures so each piece has its own story.
Together they are inspired by time and place and the journey of life
These new works from both artists are stunning and personally moving.
The Exhibition will be opened by Peter Klinken Chief Scientist of Western Australia
Art of Nature is a group show of new works by artists working in different mediums all exploring the theme of art in nature and nature as art in their works.
Martine Perret an award winning Margaret River photographer whose aerial photographs capture the landscape as art, in her new series of works within Western Australia including Broome and Shark Bay. Jen Mellor is a painter depicting the landscape and flora of the southwest in her expressionistic style to capture the beautiful moods and colours of nature. Amanda Shelsher a well-known and well established ceramic sculpture artist , who explores her surrounds and the nature of being in her new works. We introduce Ross Potter with his exquisite graphite representations of tree trunks and minute sticks enlarged into incredible detail.