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.