Saturday, November 20, 2010

Start your Christmas Shopping at the Gallery

Why not break away from the mass produced and impersonal gifts of the big retail stores this Christmas and buy your family and friends more unique, handmade cards and gifts from the Gawler Community Gallery.
We've extended our gift shop to fill the entire ground floor of the gallery and specifically encouraged our members to bring in Christmas themed cards and artworks to decorate your home and to spread the greetings of the season.

Artist Laura Wright has even allowed us to exhibit her spectacular Christmas Tree dress complete with fairy lights. Worth a visit to the gallery just to experience in person.

All our members are selling their works at very affordable prices so why not come in and start your Christmas shopping at the gallery.

Members Exhibition
Nov 18, 2010 - Jan 16, 2011

Whilst you're shopping at the gallery, in the upstairs room we have a members exhibition of Artworks for sale. Anyone of these fabulous creations could make just the perfect Christmas gift so be sure to come in and check them out.

New Gallery Management Committee Elected for 2011

The Gawler Community Galleries 2011 management committee was elected at the November AGM held at The Price Albert Hotel in Gawler on the 17th November 2010.

Outgoing President, Judy Ferguson, paid tribute to former 2010 committee member Shirley Shaw who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer. Shirley was mentioned in several other committee member's reports highlighting that her work for the gallery and her exhibitions of  latest artworks will be missed greatly.

Out new management committee for 2011 is as follows:

  • President/Chairperson: Thelma Kirkwood
  • Vice President: Kimberley Hargrave
  • Treasurer: Ellen Steyn
  • Secretary: David Arandle
  • Publicity Officer: Joanne Hughes
    (NB: Judy Ferguson will take on Roster Manager as an unofficial position.)
  • Shop Co-ordinator: Phil Bolding
  • Program Co-Ordinator/Curator: Thelma Kirkwood
  • Newsletter Editor: Jeannine Randall
  • Eighth Committee Member: Joyce Mendrik

Finding people with the time to be on our management committee is a difficult task. Thanks to all the continuing committee members and a special thank you to those new committee members stepping up for the first time.

Finally a big thank you to our former president Judy Ferguson, who no doubt would have renominated for President had her constitutional five year limit on the committee had not been reached.

Judy has been President of the gallery since before its establishment in February 2006 and was President of ArtsAction (the group formed in 2000 to lobby for the establishment of a community gallery in Gawler) up until the gallery was established. Effectively Judy has been a leading driver of Community Arts in Gawler for ten years straight.

Only Judy would take a break from the committee by taking on the task of Roster Co-ordinator - one of the most difficult gallery management jobs - as an unofficial position.

Thank you Judy!