Saturday, October 19, 2013

Shop Updates



As this was only implemented last month I am putting out a little reminder for you all. We are now Changing ALL stock over on a 4 monthly basis, which means you only need to come in 4 times a year if you wish.
This is to make life easier & more convenient for all who place their art & craft work into the shop on consignment.
Now you need only  remember ONE date for All your items instead of TWO.
While 4 months is the maximum time for consignments you are free to change your stock over at any time prior to the due date.

 Lost Property box

There are a couple of items in our Lost Property box at present. Please check the next time youa are in if you have lost something of significance.

Christmas Raffle 

Donations for our Raffle are now being called for, so if you can help out with something that is suitable for Christmas that would be very much appreciated. Just leave it at the Gallery to be added to our Hamper. If we get enough we may be able to give more prizes which would be lovely. Some ideas are; Christmas Ornaments, Cards, something for Children (a book perhaps) etc. preferably no Perishables & NO Chocolate as unfortunately even though we are all adicted it will only melt with our summer heat.

Volunteer Social Days are held on: The First Thursday of each Month.

Colleen Gates our Shop Co-ordinator, is Hosting Social Days in the Blue Bird
room Upstairs. From til 4pm. 
You can drop in for as little or as long as you like, for a coffee and chat session, catch up with other members, meet people you only know by name, bring a friend & encourage New membership. 
No need to RSVP but if you wish to let Colleen know your coming Ph: 8252 3564 or via email:  I am sure she would like to know that you will be dropping by. 


2013 -14 AGM

Diary Note: for Thursday 7th November 2013

Our AGM will be held at the Criterion Hotel which is just across the road from the Gallery. The meeting will start promptly at 12 Noon, & Lunch is expected to be from
As this usually doubles as our end of year social event ALL Members are welcome to stay, and  indeed are encouraged to do so.  (If you cannot make The AGM just come for Lunch, or alteratively if you cannot stay for Lunch please try to get along for the AGM) We look forward to seeing you there to enjoy a little socialising with your volunteer buddies.
For those who do not regularly take roster duty, this is a great opportunity to meet new people or catch up with those whom you have not seen for some time.
It is also a great way to find out just what has been taking place at your Gallery during the past 12 months.
Please R.S.V.P to the Secretary, David Arandle by either Emailing him at  or phoning him on 73292418
If you have any food allergies I suggest you contact them to see if they can accomodate your needs. Ph: 85221922 

If you are considering Nominating for a position on the Committee, OR if you wish to Nominate someone else, you will find the forms on our page here under "Documents" at the top of the page.
Also if you wish to find out a little more about individual committee positions they can be found under "Management" also at the top of the page and in the current Newsletter. for more details contact any of the committee members themselves they are very happy to help you.

I look forward to seeing you there, Dianne

Other Breaking News

The WEB site is going to be gradually fased out and this page - Our BLOG will take over. As you can see already there have been significant improvement made to this page.
It is a lot easier to read & looks fresh & more modern. Our Blog address remains the same.

Next GHS (Gawler Health Service) Exhibition Change Over

The next change over day is Wednesday December 4 at 2pm. Meet in the main foyer. If you have not shown your paintings here before you are very welcome to join in. It is a maximum of 2 per person as space in the Hospital is limited. It does however provide the Staff & Patients lovely coridors to walk down. All paintings are for Sale and while we have not had a lot we have had Sales. It is another way to get your work out there being talked about. If you are aleady a member of the Gallery there is not extra charge. 
Artwork submission forms can be downloaded from our Blog under Documents at the top of the page. Contact Sue Olds for more information ph: 8525 2590 Email:

Workshop Space

The gallery office (upstairs Blue Bird room) is now available to members wishing to hold small workshops for up to eight people. The room is free for members and
available at a negotiated price to non members. For more informationt or to book the room, contact program Coordinator, Thelma Kirkwood on 8254 2886 or    Note: the room is unavailable on the first Thursday of each month.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Current Exhibitions & Openings

September 26th - November 3rd

First let me apologize for the lateness of this update (personal reasons)
It is "Textiles" month and in honor of this we have 3 Rooms dedicated to all things fabric related.

The Official Openings of these Exhibitions took place on the 29th of September.


Red Hen Room  - Exhibition Room                                       Title: "Fabricadabra"                        

The Gawler Texplorer members,  Gem Congdon, Joanne Hughes, Kerrie Head,  Liz Collinge, Linda Pyne, Veronica Martin, Sue Olds, Steph Eland & Pat Low.

These lovely Ladies have put together a fabulous exhibition which includes - stamping, printing, embroidery, beading & machine stitching on hand dyed fabrics. There is a lovely range of Quilted Wall Hangings, Covered Books, & Little Animals, to name a few.

Tea & Sugar Room - Exhibition Room                            Title: "Variety The Spice Of Life"    


Carol Clue has yet again put together an exhibition which is definitely FULL of variety.

 She has included, Acrylics, watercolour, photography, Hand Printing & Textiles.

 A lot her work this time has been inspired by recent trips to both The Flinders Ranges & Melbourne.

The Overland  & Ghan  - Exhibition Rooms
Title: "Emergence Of Culture"

 Along with  Jelina Haines, Joan Gibbs, Jo Wake & Liz Collinge are included in this exhibition of exceptional quality. 
 This group have put together a real Feast for the Eyes. There are Little Butterfly Headbands, shawls, Felted Jewellery.

I have included a few photos to get those creative juices demanding to see what is  on offer, and it is entirely possible that I have missed some items in my listings, so you had better pop along and see these exhibitions for yourselves.
Just a reminder: Entry is FREE for all, however as we are run entirely by volunteers if you can spare a gold coin donation that would help our upkeep no end, Many Tanks for all your continued support.