Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Art

Still looking for that perfect gift? We are open until 7pm tomorrow night (Thursday) to give you extra time to pick up your last minute gifts. What could be better than artwork this Christmas. No fuss parking at the door, gift wrapping and gift vouchers available.

Christmas & New Year Trading
Wed 21 Dec 10am-5pm
Thur 22 Dec 10am-7pm
Fri 23 Dec 10am-5pm
Sat 24 Dec 8am-5pm
Closed 25 Dec to Tues 3 Jan 10am-5pm

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Opening hours during the Christmas period

The Manly Gallery is open Mon & Tues 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm until Christmas.

The gallery will be closed from Christmas day until Tues 3rd Jan.

See you soon.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Art for Christmas

It's that time of year again and The Manly Gallery is packed with Art for Christmas.  From original watercolours, pastels, oils & acrylics to ceramics, bronzes, beautiful glassware, jewellery & 100% recycled christmas cards.  

We have all your handmade original artworks made with love & giftwrapped ready to go.  

Thankyou for supporting local artists and buying art this Christmas.

Merry Christmas & a happy and safe new year to all our customers & supporters

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stunning new work from Bruce Buchanan

82x122cm Watercolour Framed

From the artist:  The strong forms of grain silos rising above the cultivation against the early morning light always interest me – the way the shadows are cast from one cylindrical form to the next. These are large objects in the rural landscape, and in this case the flowering canola presented a wonderful colour contrast.  This work is based on the grain silos at Carathool in outback NSW. Simply beautiful.

"Sea Mist Cape Moreton"
63x91cm Watercolour Framed

From the artist:  Those who know Moreton Island will have driven up the beach to Cape Moreton. In this work the sea mist rendered an almost monochromatic mood to everything.  There were heavy clouds overhead, the tide was out and you could just see the lighthouse. I love the beach on days like this. Stunning in its simplicity.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bruce Buchanan Giclee's

We have a great range of Bruce's unframed giclee's now at the gallery.  We can have these beautifully framed for you if you wish.  Framed stock will be available at the gallery on 12 Oct.  These limited editions are an affordable way to own a Bruce Buchanan and make great gifts.  Why not layby now for Christmas.

A Grey Dawn Breaking
A Walk Along the Front
Cape Moreton
The Gorge, Point Lookout
Track to Honeymoon Bay
Evening Clouds, Frenchman's Beach
Fishing Shed
Darling Point
Mangrove Island, Moreton Bay
Turn of the Tide
Sheep May Safely Graze

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Bruce Buchanan - 'Cloistered Shadows'

'Cloistered Shadows' is a stunning watercolour featuring the Qld University Great Court. The iconic Cloister and Great Court feature distinctive sandstone, carved with historical scenes, figures, the names of great thinkers and teachers, coats of arms and carvings. Bruce has captured this stunning architecture and sense of place beautifully.

The Great Court is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register as well on the Register of the National Trust of Queensland so this iconic work has captured a unique piece of Qld history.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Trevor Platt - I want to be...under the sea

                                                            Ocean Wilderness I 123x91cm

                                                                      Ocean Wilderness II 182x60cm

Great new work by Trevor Platt just in.  These look gorgeous on the newly painted white walls at the gallery and they glow in the dark!.  Oil on linen beautifully finished off.  

New Work - Christine Reilly

 Red Chair Cafe 49x43cm
                                                     Paris Streetscape 68x79

Lunch in Paris anyone?  Un vin rouge et un cafe sil vous plait.  Gorgeous new work from Chris at the gallery now.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Open early today

The Manly Gallery is open early to make the most of this gorgeous spring morning.  Manly is alive with the market in full swing.  Pop down and have a look at the new work.  Why not treat yourself.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Funky new porcelain rings at the gallery

These gorgeous rings are the work of artist Lucy Willy.  See a range of great designs at the gallery now.

The Manly Gallery in the news

Thanks to the Manly Chamber of Commerce for their continued support.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Excitement is building.....

Lots of exciting new things happening at the gallery.  Standby for a new look and some fabulous new collections to be launched this week.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hi from Sharlene

Hi Everyone,

Well it has been a very busy month getting up and running at the gallery.  Thanks to all the wonderful customers and artists who have popped in to say hi.  We have lots of new work, with more coming in every day.  Thought I'd share a few of the new works with you.

                         Pam Walpole - Bungle Boulder Reflections

                                         Chris Reilly - Morning Papers

                                               Robin Hines - Grevillea

                                     Bruce Buchanan - Behind the Woolshed

I look forward to meeting many more of you at the gallery.
Until next time

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Gallery Director at TMG

Sharlene & Me (Janet)
Absolutely thrilled when I saw we made the FRONT PAGE again in our local paper The Wynnum Herald, who,  I must say have been fantastic supporters of our gallery for the last 10 years and more.   They are always very interested in whats happening at our gallery and have always featured great stories, with a real interest in local art and they have taken some incredible photos over the years - thanks Wynnum Herald! and thanks Bianca.
Well, there it is!  in black and white, and official - Sharlene is the new Gallery Director and we couldn't have wished for anyone more suitable than Sharlene.  She will be just wonderful I know it,  and dont  you believe about the "big shoes to fill" as Sharlene will bring her own ideas into the gallery and I'm sure it will continue to be one of the best in Brisbane, that is why all our wonderful artists are so loyal.  I look forward to coming along to the first exhibition planned in November. (ps love love love the Kendall painting "Saxy Man" in the photo shoot - good choice from the photographer!  so bright and colourful, just like the gallery.  So its goodbye and thanks for the wonderful support over the last 10 years - I've loved every second at the gallery - and my artists are simply the best there is, how very fortunate I have been and what wonderful customers I have had the pleasure of meeting - so a big thank you everyone!.....Janet

City and Seascapes

"Market Street Cafe"
60x60cms oil
"Thornton Street Ferry"
30x40cms oil

"December in Melbourne"
62x122cms oil

"Showers off Skirmish Point"
70x100cms oil

"Dazzling Sunlight in the City"
40x50cms oil

"Frontal Dunes"
70x100cms oil
What an amazing collection of oils we have just received by Michael Cawdrey, I hung them on our beautiful white wall as you walk into the gallery and what a wonderful display - talk about turning heads!  This is traditional art in its true form - Michael is a very talented artist, his works glisten with light and shade, and the quality is just superb.  We are incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful stable of QUEENSLAND artists and they have stayed loyal to our gallery all these years.  I started 10 years ago and Michael was well and truly established with the previous owner long before I started and he continues to this day. Beautiful scenes of Brisbane, Bribie and Melbourne.
Have some wonderful news to bring you and there isn't enough days for me to keep writing the blog,  as Sharlene - our new Gallery Director will be taking over the reigns shortly - exciting!  as I head off into the (Manly) sunset....but I'll make sure I post some wonderful photos in the next day or two.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Exquisite Venice & Others

* Green Door - Venice *
50x58cms watercolour
* Near Menerbes - Provence - France*
57x68cms watercolour
* Early Evening at Bellingen*
54x50cms watercolour
*San Michele - Venice*
44x78cms watercolour
*Venice Lagoon*
44x78cms watercolour

* Brisbane Valley Storm*
55x65cms watercolour

(beautifully framed)

Helen with Otto

Helen Beaver - what a delightful artist, so elegant and poised just like her paintings.  I just had to take a photo when she delivered her latest works, as along came her special companion "Otto" a rescued pooch and now very spoilt!  he is adorable and he loves coming in the car to accompany Helen on her deliveries.  This is a beautiful collection of watercolours taken from Helen's last trip overseas and a special place she loves around the Brisbane Valley and the very pretty Bellingen.