31 December 2011


Artists from Gin Gin, Childers, Biggenden and Bundaberg have combined their tallents and are presenting a great art sale in the Gin Gin Gallery for the month of January and February.
The key word is SALE
So come and see the fantastic art displayed get yourself a bargain. 

30 October 2011

What's On in the Gallery for November

An exhibition of local handmade craft items from our talented Craftists.
A great opportunity to find some fantastic gifts for Christmas.

A sneak peak of some of the treasures to be found in the gallery this month.

23 October 2011

Bill Bonner Bird Workshop

Everyone had set out their drawing tools and sharpened all the pencils, then sat expectantly at the desks waiting for Bill to unveil the bird we would all be drawing.
A Red Kite 
A study of extreme concentration and silence.
Some works in various stages of completion.

02 October 2011

What's On in the Gallery for October

'True Art' and exhibition by George Papp


'Picturing 40 Years - a Retrospective' an exhibition by Lee Kempson

17 September 2011

Next Workshop

The next Bill Bonner Workshop is on Friday 7th October from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Cost is $20.
It will be a lesson on drawing birds.
Bill will provide paper and boards. Bring your drawing gear - pencils,graphite etc.

13 September 2011

What's On in the Gallery for September

Suzeart and Photography

An exhibition by Suzanne Robinson. 
A varied and interesting collection of photos combined with stunning pastels make this exhibition well worth a visit.
Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery open
Tuesday -Friday 9am to 3pm

Saturday 9am to 12pm
Phone : (07) 4157 2154

22 August 2011

Art Workshop

The next Bill Bonner workshop is on Friday 26th August 9.30 to 1,30pm and cost $20.
It will be a drawing lesson so bring your drawing gear and watercolors and an image if you have something you want help with.

14 August 2011

For Sale in the Gin Gin Gallery

TITLE:    'Winter Pasture"  - Acrylic    750mm x 570mm
ARTIST:    Lesley Perk
CATEGORY:  Landscape
PRICE:     $320

For more information contact the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery on (07) 4157 2154

TITLE:    'Bugs Mania"  - Acrylic    600mm x 500mm
ARTIST:    Lesley Perk
CATEGORY: Contemporary
PRICE:     $230   SOLD

For more information contact the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery on (07) 4157 2154

TITLE:    'Owl under the Moon'
          One-of-a-kind necklace with handmade focal 
ARTIST:    Greer McNeill
PRICE:     $45 SOLD

For more information contact the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery on (07) 4157 2154

TITLE:    'A Little Bird Told Me'
          One-of-a-kind bracelet 
ARTIST:   Greer McNeill
PRICE:     $40

For more information contact the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery on (07) 4157 2154

09 August 2011

Art Workshops

Presented by: Rebecca Berret
Saturday and Sunday 20-21 August 10am to 3pm 
Cost: $60
Bring your own materials.
Venue: Art N Such, 15a Electra Street Bundaberg. Phone:4151 4665 or email info@artnsuch.com.au

30 July 2011

Textile Art - Whisper Challenge Exhibition

Chinese Whispers is a game in which a sentence is whispered in the ear of each person taking part. Then you check the original sentence against what the final person believed they heard.
Apply this concept to Art Quilts and the result is interesting!
VENUE: School of Arts Building, Bourbong St  Bundaberg.
WHEN:  14 to 20 August
TIMES: Sunday 10am to 4pm
       Mon to Fri 9.30am to 4pm
       Thursday 9.30am to 6.30pm
       Saturday 10am to 1.30pm
Gold Coin Donation

26 July 2011

Bits and Pieces Exhibition

The Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery presents 'Bits and Pieces' an exhibition by Students of the Gin Gin High School.
The exhibition will display work created during 2 terms with the theme of growth and decay and will feature printmaking, etching and collagraph as well as scratch paintings, wire sculptures and pottery.
This exhibition commences 2 August to 30th at the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery, Musgrave Street Gin Gin.

23 July 2011

Call for Entries

Moore Park Beach Festival of Arts 12th to 14th August. 
Entry forms are available from the Courthouse Gallery and must be lodged by 1st August.

Art Market at BRAG 16th October 
An opportunity to sell art & craft items

Mt Perry 2011 Annual Art Exhibition 2nd-4th September
Entry form must be lodged by 22nd August 

08 July 2011

Bus Trip to Maryborough-Hervey Bay

or The Artists equivalent of a Pub Crawl

Bright and early a small group from Gin Gin, Bumdaberg and Mount Perry gathered at the Gallery awaiting the arrival of the bus to take us south. At Childers a stop was made to collect more keen artists from Biggenden and Childers. 
To help pass the time, Lesley Perk had devised a word puzzle involving using the word 'up' at the beginning and end of a word. There was lots of chatting and scribbling on the way to Maryborough.
First stop was at the lovely old Maryborough Town Hall for the Annual Art Exhibition.
Everyone really enjoyed the extensive range of artworks and all made several circuits of the hall to make sure nothing was missed.
There was lots of gesturing, discussing and more than a little close-up examinations.
Next a quick stop of at the Maryborough Art Society Gallery then on to the Gataker's Art Space gallery housed in a heritage listed refurbished warehouse.
Some of the group waited in the sun outside the gallery for everyone to catch up.
A detour via a quirky art book shop with great restraint show by all because the books were delicious!
Our next stop was the Alpha31 Gallery where we met Monica Bayer, 'Artist in Residence' and her sister Inge. 
The working studio and gallery contains artwork from a select group of local professional artists.
The main attraction here was sculpture and our two male travellers asked lots of questions and definitely had glints in their eyes, not to mention twitching chisel fingers.
The next place the whirlwind touched down was the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery which was showcasing work by Queensland senior secondary visual arts students and an installation of ceramic sculptures by Gympie artist Sally Spencer, inspired by symbols from the ancient world.

Everyone decided that we were all starving and voted for a trip to Urangan jetty and fish 'n' chips!
 At 4pm we started back with mad scrambles to finish the 'up' word game. Now I'm not saying there was cheating going on but the noise level and laughter was - well suspicious! And there were lots of words that we can't print here, greeted with even more squeals of laughter.
Said goodbye to a large portion of passengers at Childers and they were responsible for most of the noise as the bus became very quiet.
We arrived back in Gin Gin just after sundown with visions of pastel, acrylic, oil, sandstone and other wonderous creations swimming in our heads.
Thanks Lesley for organising a great trip. Can't wait for the next one.