•  James McLean is an amazing visual artist, based in the central north of Tasmania. He creates hand-painted wooden cutouts of characters inspired by pop culture artifacts from an alternate universe, bursting with color and rendered in a bold graphic style inspired by comic book art. His characters display a fusion of the bizarre, the creepy, and the whimsical that reflects those aspects of the world that he is most preoccupied with.  Don't miss this amazing exhibition of art seen for the very first time in North West Tasmania.

    For further information or bookings contact Chris Puccetti at Gallery Tasmania based in the Fudge'n'Good Coffee building at 47 Main Street Sheffield (03 6491 1383).

     

     

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  • Stephanie Reeve

    15/07/2018 1:37:00 pm

    In July, Gallery Tasmania is hosting the work of a Sheffield local lady, Stephanie Reeve. 

     

    "Stephanie became interested in the art scene of Sheffield some six years ago. Her past career as a hairdresser has given her an understanding of the detail required in sketching what has developed into her graphite realism portraits. With some help from valuable mentors, Stephanie is largely, self-taught in the disciplines of formal art."

     

     

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  • John Moreland June 2018

    30/05/2018 6:32:54 pm

    John Moreland is originally from Ireland, with a childhood spent in England and Canada, his parents and family emigrated to Australia in the 1970's. Marrying in the early 1980's, his family lived in and around Brisbane Queensland.
    After he retired ten years ago, he came for a holiday to Tasmania to see if they liked the climate. In 2010 he made the move 'across the ditch' to North West Tasmania. It's been a good move.
    John has been interested in photography since he bought his first camera at age 8. Into his teens, twenties and thirties, he drifted between photography, lead lighting, woodwork, pottery, ballroom dancing and landscape design. At first he  mastered black and white photography and even developed his own images.
    Since coming to Tasmania, John has a renewed interested in photography. About 2 years ago he came across Splash photography on the internet. He thought it looked like fun and decided to give it a try. For the uninitiated, splash photography is all about how water droplets collide. Think about every time you turn on a tap or when it rains. Its happening all the time in our homes and in nature. It is the basis of John's amazing exhibition!
     
     
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  • “Through My Eyes”.   Photographic images by the late Danielle Psaltis

    ‘Dani’ was a young woman with extraordinary artistic talent. Her love for life and especially the Tasmanian wilderness was evident in everything she did. Her photography concentrated on nature’s beautiful details so often missed by ordinary people. Dani would see designs and shapes (love-hearts were her favorite) in mosses, pebbles and even, tree bark. She would capture these designs which often conveyed the way she was feeling. Sometimes she would combine elements from nature into an artistic montage.

    Her images make the viewer think about nature’s intricate beauty. It takes you to undiscovered wild places and mostly, it makes you feel good. Honest art can do that, and Dani was endowed with that rare vision. She loved creating her art and she was just getting started.

    In late 2017, the world lost Danielle Psaltis after a tragic accident in one of the wild places she so loved. Dani’s wonderful spirit lives on through her images and the dream of sharing her art in an exhibition will be fulfilled this May at Gallery Tasmania in Sheffield, Tasmania. More than sixty images will be on display throughout the month with all proceeds supporting Dani’s lovely, young daughter, Pepper.

    For details of Dani’s “Through My Eyes” exhibition contact Chris Puccetti at Gallery Tasmania on 03 6491 1383.

     

     

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  • Kelly Slater

    18/04/2018 7:00:26 pm

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    Kelly Slater grew up in New Zealand and before coming to Tasmania lived in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. She has had a lifelong compulsion to photograph.

    Kelly is a photographer of People and Place, currently working as an event photographer in Northwest Tasmania, volunteering her skills at local heritage organisations and developing an art practice exploring human connection to Place.

    This collection of photographs was put together over three visits, to the takayna/Tarkine coastline between Temma Harbour and the Pieman River.  The first visit was as a participant in the artists collaborative Tarkine in Motion, supported by The Bob Brown Foundation. 

    Kelly was so moved by the stunning landforms and cultural landscapes showing thousands of years of Aboriginal occupation, that she felt compelled to keep going back, to try to capture and convey that sense of wonder that she experienced in takayna/Tarkine.

    To see more of Kelly’s work visit: www.reflectimaging.com

    Kelly will be at Gallery Tasmania for a Meet the Artist afternoon on  April 22nd from 2pm.

     

     

     

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  • Kathleen Bentley

    01/03/2018 1:12:19 pm

    This month, we are featuring the work of local artist Kathleen Bentley.

    In her own words:

    "I have been seriously painting for just over 4 years.  I have undertaken art classes with June Wilson, pastel artist of Latrobe, and Evelyn Antonysen, watercolour artist of Forth. I attended TAFE Devonport in 2014 to complete a Certificate IV in Visual Arts.    I love Tasmania: its beautiful landscapes and seascapes, and its quaint old buildings.  I try to capture the light as it plays across the land and the sea, and to bring a wistfulness to the buildings I paint.  I also enjoy the challenge of painting scenes of my overseas travels.   My painting of animals on velour with pastel pencils is perhaps my greatest joy.  I try to paint their personality in their faces, particularly through their eyes.  I have enjoyed, and shall continue to enjoy, taking commissions to paint cherished pets.   I hope my works of art bring you pleasure."

     

    Kathleen will be in the Gallery for a "Meet and Greet" on Saturday 3rd March 2018, 10am to 4pm.

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  • Sue Holm

    01/01/2018 4:17:35 pm

    Our first exhibition for 2018 is by local artist Sue Holm.  Sue has exhibited twice before in Gallery Tasmania over the past 5 years and her work is always well received (and sells very fast!)

    About the artist in her own words:

    In late 2011, after a long career in teaching Visual Arts and Photography, I decided it was now time to foster my own creativity.

    I exhibit works in a variety of media including acrylics, watercolour, mixed media, drawing and assemblage sculpture.

    They are responses to sights, colours, textures, and materials. Even fanciful imaginings, such as soaring over the landscape in my mind’s eye or remembering how something made me feel or how it might have triggered a deeply held memory.

    As a sculptor, some of my materials are unconventional and might be found more readily on a building site than in an artist’s studio. I also love to use found or discarded objects for their inherently distressed qualities.

    As a painter I love to work in broad areas of colour and then over-work the surface with line etc. The joy of painting is derived from the very qualities of the paint itself.

    My aim is to create images, not pictures.

    Sue regularly exhibits with the Art Society of Tasmania at the Lady Franklin Gallery, Hobart as well as ONTRAK Gallery and The Working Art Space at Sheffield, Tasmania and Blue Apple Gallery in East Devonport. Her works are held in private collections in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.

     

    Come and meet Sue in the Gallery for a Meet'n'Greet on 21st January 2018 at 2pm.

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  • Robert Gower - Botanical Artist

    07/11/2017 10:31:39 am

    This month we are featuring the fine art pencil drawings of botanical artist Robert Gower.

    In Robert's own words:

    "Well it's Spring and I'm a teenager helping Dad in the garden during the weekends, drawing in my spare time, when not doing the usual things boys do. I loved drawing the Disney characters, especially Mickey. I would take hours to draw him.

    Years later, when it was time to go into the work force, I chose horticulture, thinking I was too slow to make a living out of drawing, but loving doing gardening. Over the years I would pick up a pencil and draw the occasional gum leaf but didn't know how to bring the drawing to life.

    The little drawings I did sat in the bottom of the cupboard until June 2016 when I went to an exhibition of old abandoned farm buildings by Colette Binder. I became inspired to take up drawing again.

    Please come in and enjoy my artworks, inspired by nature, the master of art."

     

    Available to view in the Gallery for the month of November. Robert will have a "Meet the artist" afternoon on the 19th November.

     

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  • A new and very different exhibition to view in the Gallery in October! We are pleased to welcome Studio Geo featuring artists Dina Panizza and Erin Hall.
     
    The artists behind Studio Geo are passionate about creating modern, abstract artworks which can be interpreted by the individual viewer. Each work is a multi layered labour of love, and all completed pieces are entirely unique.
     
    About the artists:

    San Francisco born artist, Dina Panizza (Studio Geo), has been creating unique and interesting pieces of art for over 25 years. Her love for the natural world is blended with her imagination in creating pieces that are not only colourful, but inspire the viewer to see Tasmania in a different light. From seascapes to geological works, to fantasy and space scenes, Dina finds joy in expressing herself creatively and has won prizes at various art exhibitions.

    Also taking commission requests now.

     

    Young artist Erin Hall (Studio Geo) is currently studying the arts and is passionate about creating unique, modern, fine pieces of art. Inspired by the fragility and unpredictability of nature, Erin aims to convey abstract land and seascapes through mixed media and resin. Through her time as an artist, Erin has sold pieces far and wide, but will always carry a little piece of our island wherever her paintings go.

    Also taking commission requests now.

     

    Make sure you come in during the month of October to view these unique works.   As always, entry is FREE!

     

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  • We love Thylacines!

    19/10/2014 2:59:03 pm

    Tasmania is famous for unusual creatures that inhabit this pristine wilderness. While shooting the beautiful North West coastal forests, I happened upon this amazing scene. OK, there was some imagining in play, but I truly felt the spirit of the tiger!