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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
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.
63x91cm Watercolour Framed
From the artist: Those who know MoretonIsland will have driven up the beach to CapeMoreton. 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.
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.
'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.
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 Sharlene
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
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.
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.