Saturday, October 18, 2008

Opening of Gawler Art Award

Sunday 5th October saw almost a hundred people attend the opening of the Biennial Art Award at the Gawler Community Gallery.

Several of the winners for the Categories were present to receive there awards and prizes.

Gerhard Ritter was judged the overall winner of the $1500 Acquisition Prize donated by the Town of Gawler with his painting called "Silk Road" a portrait of a Moroccan merchant.

Lorraine Winchester won best watercolour with her painting of coloured corn. Joanne Hughes was the winner of the Textile Art Award with her "Bush Camp at Dawn, Heidi Poole won a Junior Prize for her "Fruity" a painted real shoe.

Maxine Donald was the winner of a new category "Depiction of Sports/Recreation" with her painting of "Toasting Jack" coincidentally a picture of the local Bunyip Newspaper and Jack Bobridge after his win of the Tour Down Under, cycling Race. This prize had been donated by the Bunyip Newspapers, unbeknown to the judges of course.

The Exhibition will be on show at the Gallery until Sunday November 2nd, and is well worth a visit. The variety of entries pleased the four judges, although it made for lots of discussion and consultation before decisions could be made.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Gawler Art Award 2008
The Station Master’s House
Gawler Railway Station
Twenty Third Street, Gawler South


The Gawler Community Gallery Inc is proud to present the Gawler Art Award for 2008.
Entries are now invited from Artists both locally and nationwide for the following exhibition and category awards.

Exhibition Awards:
(Works in all categories will be judged in these awards)

Best overall work in Exhibition Acquisitive prize;
The Town of Gawler $1,500

Best work with a Flora /Nature Theme
Kindly donated by Vadoulis Garden Centre $250

People’s Choice
Kindly donated by Pt Adelaide Art Supplies a gift pack valued at $100

Category Awards:

Watercolour Award in Any Theme
Kindly donated by Adams Family Framers $150

Depiction of Sports or Recreation Award in any Medium
Kindly donated by The Bunyip Newspaper $100

Painting with an Australian Theme in Any Medium
Kindly donated by Sigrid from Indigenous Dreaming $100

2D Original Award in Any Theme or Medium
To be advised

Hanging Textile Award
Kindly donated by Adelaide Road Clinic $100

3D Original Award
Kindly donated by The Sanctuary Hair by Patricia $100

Youth Award in Any Theme or Medium. Ages 10-14 years
Kindly donated by Mr. Tony Piccolo Member for Light $100

Youth Award in Any Theme or Medium. Ages 15 – 18 years
Kindly donated by Mr. Tony Piccolo Member for Light $100


Entries close Monday September 22nd
Deliver artwork Monday September 29th 4-6pm
Collect artwork Sunday November 2nd 4-6pm.
To be held at The Gawler Community Gallery October 2nd to November 2nd
Official opening Sunday October 5th at 2pm.
For more information phone: (08) 82542886 or (08) 85235995 during open hours

Entry forms are available from the Gawler Community Gallery at the above address

Friday, August 01, 2008

The winner of the NAWMA (Northern Area Waste Management Authority) Award for the textile piece best depicting the theme of Reduce., Re-use and Recycle from the July Quilting Exhibition was Margaret Howse with her quilt called "The Unworn Parts" which was made of denim pieces and pockets.
NAWMA (alias Theresa) said she thought that as the denim had been originally used to keep a body warm, it was only fitting that it has now been re-used in a quilt to keep another body warm. This quilt is hanging in the Gallery and is for sale.
The winners of the beautiful raffle quilts were Jane Jansen and Judy Ferguson, who are delighted with their prizes.
There is a SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Exhibition in the Gallery until 24th August.
An Art Group, called "Amity", comprising of Carol Clue, Colleen Gates, Pat Low, Dorothy Beverley, Brian Windebank, Chris Pisani, Mike Way, Phil Bolding and Dianne Vagg, has a display of works in three rooms of the Gallery.
Their work includes watercolours, acrylics, and a lovely selection of Textile Pieces by Pat Low with paper collage and fine felted landscapes. Colleen Gates has been busy with her knitting needles and has a display of her winter hats and scarfs, and Chris Pisani has some wonderful paintings of vintage cars on show.
Shirley Shaw, with her collection called Fun, Funky and Functional, is showing her talent once again with work including fantasy dolls, beading, feltwork, and jewellery to suit all tastes.

The official opening of this Exhibition by the Mayor of Playford, Martin Lindsell, was attended by almost a hundred well wishers, and there has been a steady stream of visitors to the Gallery since then.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Gawler Quilting Circle Inc. holding Exhibition with a Difference

This Exhibition has the title of Reduce, Re-use and Recycle and will run at the Gallery from Thursday 19th June until Sunday July 20th.
There will be many quilts and wallhangings using recycled fabrics and embellishments, as well as bags and jewellery, even baskets which will include "found" objects woven through them.

Two wonderful prizes for the Raffle which will be drawn on Sunday July 20th. One is five foot square quilt with an "oriental and dragon fly " look, and the other is a wall-hanging with a large vase of flowers. Both quilts are made from old fabrics and beads and buttons, and would be a lovely addition to your walls, as a throw or lap quilt. Tickets are just $1.00 and books are available at the gallery.
The official opening of the Exhibition will take place on Sunday 22nd June when Teresa Dolman from NAWMA will do the honours of attending and telling us about the work they do for us in the way of recycling in the northern area. Light Refreshments will be served.
Gallery is open Thursdays to Sundays 10am to 4p.m. and the volunteers would welcome visits during those hours.