Monday, February 15, 2010

New Exhibitions: Yvonne Jaunay, Cynthia Jones, Suzanne Elborough & Margaret Farrugia

Artists (left to right, standing) Cynthia Jones, Margaret Farrugia, Yvonne Jaunay & Suzanne Elborough with Harp Player, Kay Deeholtz on the Exhibition's Official Opening held February 14th, 2010.

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This month's exhibitions at the Gawler Community Gallery feature mixed media artist Yvonne Jaunay, photographer, Cynthia Jones, contemporary portrait and still life painter, Suzzanne Elborough and Aboriginal artist, Margaret Farrugia.

Their exhibitions include some very colourful portraits, abstract pieces, indigenous art, and a room full of photography called "Double Trouble", which, as the title suggests, means that all photographs have two subjects included. Most of the pieces come from nature, with flora and fauna in beautiful scenes. Photographer, Cynthia Jones, has you guessing in one photograph, but yes, there are two "hard to find" objects.

All four artists have a gallery room to themselves. The entire collection of artworks is so varied that you're bound to find something that you'll want to take home with you (don't forget to inquire with our volunteers on duty if you are interested in making a purchase).

The official opening of the exhibition was held on Sunday 14th February. Judy Gillett-Ferguson, President of the Gawler Community Gallery Board of Management spoke warmly of the four separate exhibitors and how much they enhance the Gallery by their variety and skillfully produced work.

Harpist Kay Deeholtz from Hamley Bridge set up her beautiful harp and played through the afternoon to many enthralled guests.

All four exhibitions on on display until March 14th, 2010.

Yvonne is also has work in another exhibition at the Station Master's Art Gallery at Strathalbyn. See the flyer on the right for full details. (Click the image to enlarge it).

Friday, February 05, 2010

Our New Web Site and Member's Photographic Exhibition

Welcome to our completely revised and revamped web site. Hopefully the new look as well as all the useful information will be of benefit to anyone who has an interest in the Gawler Community Gallery.

Please take a moment to fully explore the site. There's a complete new page describing the history of the gallery along with information about the gallery committee as well many important documents available for download.

Of particular interest is the up coming members photographic exhibition. Entries for this close on March 7th 2010 so if you are a member of the gallery and would like to enter your photograph then be sure to download, print and return your entry form as soon as possible.

Presently the galleries web site is looking pretty bare in the way of show casing the work of our local artists. If you've exhibited work at the gallery in the past and you have a really great snap shot of your art in the gallery then we'd love to use it on the site some where.

Feel free to email photos to the Secretary, David Arandle, at

Be sure to tell us what you think of the new site too. Why not even try out the Secretary contact form at the bottom of this page.