Gallery 294's Christmas Market is on again. With over 20 handcrafted stall holders, food and drinks and the gallery members super Christmas art specials, this is one not to be missed! Come down Saturday the 26th of November from 8am to 2pm and get all your Christmas gift shopping done.
Do you have your own art/craft business? With Christmas fast approaching you may be interested in becoming part of Gallery 294s Christmas Market. This year the market is being held on Saturday, November 26th.
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For those who have not managed to get to our current artist exhibition by Deb and Rhonda, entitled "The Beauty of Nature" you are in luck! We will be extending it for a further month, finishing at the end of October. This gives you more time to come and see this wonderful exhibition of photography, drawing and sculpture.
Everyone is welcome to a social afternoon Saturday the 6th of August to view the delightful exhibition of artwork by the friends of the gallery 294. Come along between 2pm and 4pm to meet the artists and enjoy a drink and nibble.
The exhibition runs all of August. Don’t miss out
It is with great pleasure that we announce that one of our own, Barbara Prichard has been shortlisted among the 127 Finalists in the National Capital Art Prize for 2022. The artwork is entitled “Habitat Weeping” of which Barbara has a description of the work below. Please take the opportunity to vote for in the peoples choice by clicking here.
I hope to convey my connection to and love for the Australian bushland which has suffered so much from fire, logging, and climate change. The silk textiles I have used are reclaimed offcuts from garments I have made, and these have been embedded into a stretched recycled net background then stiffened in part with natural solutions. I have used traditional and contemporary dyeing techniques to extract colour and leaf prints from windfalls left by trees I have planted. My aim is to present the beauty of nature and the poetry within the Australian landscape.
"Our Friends of Gallery 294" Exhibition is coming up and all our friends are encouraged to enter. See below for details. Click here for entry details.
Barbara Pritchard: Artists Statement
While installing my last exhibition, Burnt Offerings, at Gallery 294 a visually impaired customer came in and I suggested to her that she touch the unframed artwork in that exhibition.
I found her experience very moving and resolved to produce a body of work that would at least be partly available to touch.
This collection of soft sculptural works was informed by that meeting. My dedication to repurposed textiles which are transformed into artworks is evident in this exhibition and all materials used have had a previous life as loved clothing or belongings.
The forms have been inspired by my surrounds in the mountain and the natural landscape in which I live and work in the Upper Murray.
This would have to be one of the best retrospectives that we have had with a lot of art taking us back down memory lane. Only the best of the best for this one.
Toni Harris is the web site manager for this website. A new member of the gallery, she has welcomed the opportunity to work along side the members of Gallery 294.