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THE Kapunda Community
Gallery has moved location to a
prime position in Kapunda's main
After leaving its former setting
at the Kapunda Library, the gallery
now has more space for displays and
exhibitions in its new premises.
Gallery publicity officer Anne
Gonaus said it had received
positive feedback from the public
since opening two weeks ago and
acknowledged the team effort that
went into renovations.
"Everyone has worked really hard
to get it painted and all that," Mrs
"We need to get a bit more lighting,
but that will come.
"It was a good co-operative effort,
An official opening for the gallery
will be held on September 21.
The new premises is located at
67-69 Main Street, Kapunda, and
admission is free.
It is open Monday to Friday
from 10am to 4pm and weekends
and public holidays from 10am to
Gallery's new location
OVER 60 people enjoyed the winter
sunshine to attend the opening of
the seventh Gawler Art Award at
the Gawler Community Gallery on
Visitors viewed over 80 excellent
pieces entered into the competition by
locals and from artists around the state.
Winners were announced in all
categories on the day and the overall
winner's prize was awarded to Carol
Coventry for her pastel work 'Peregrine's
Joanne Emery won the Briant
Mahoney Award for her innovative work
'Gawler from Above', and received $500
from Member for Light Tony Piccolo.
Others who tasted success were Ron
Brook in the floral/nature theme, Walter
Gray in the watercolour category, Helen
Peter in the other medium section and
Marzena Kaczmarek in the hanging-
Gallery publicity officer Judy Ferguson
said the day was successful for everybody
involved, but believes more will have to
be done in the future to encourage local
youth to get involved.
"We only had a small amount of
interest in the two youth categories, so
that is something that we will definitely
look at," Mrs Ferguson said.
"But the youth works we received this
year were all excellent."
Youth winners were Jesse Crow in the
15 to 18 age group for his highly original
and thoughtful sculpture titled 'Coorong
Nest', and Georgia Samsonenko won the
10 to 14 age group for her rendition of
'Bob the black and white dog'.
The exhibition will continue until
September 21 and the most popular
piece, which has been voted on by the
public, will also be announced at the
Art award to Coventry
We only had a
small amount of interest in
the two youth categories, so
that is something that we
will deﬁnitely look at. But the
youth works we received this
year were all excellent.
A UNIQUE exhibition of textile
art, produced by local artist
Yvonne Dalton, is currently
on display at the Kapunda
The exhibition titled 'Re
Imagining -- A Collection of
Landscapes', contains over 50 pieces
from the innovative fabric artist.
Ms Dalton has developed a
technique of direct dye, which
enables her to wrap lengths of
silk and cotton sheeting around
local eucalypt and acacia trees in
She leaves the sheeting on the
trees for months and it captures the
colours given by the trees.
From there the textiles are
stitched and quilted, while the
images reflect the landscape in its
moods and seasons, as well as the
light effects from different times of
The gallery's Anne Gonaus said
Ms Dalton avoids any chemical
treatment of the textiles and
her commitment to the natural
environment and a sustainable
future is reflected in her creations.
"She's rather unusual and
inventive and she's very committed
to environmental care," Mrs
"The response has been excellent
and she's already sold quite a few
pieces of work. A lot of people do
know her work as well because she's
been exhibiting for a while."
The exhibition at the gallery will
run until September 21.
Unique textile art
Exhibition a great success
THE Gawler Art Society's
annual art exhibition, which
showcased local members'
illustrations, was a great
The month-long exhibition,
which contained a range of
painting styles and techniques,
wrapped up on Sunday.
A number of framed and
unframed works were sold and
the venue attracted many locals,
as well as visitors from other
Gawler Art Society's Trish
Moores said the central main
street location used for the event
was beneficial in promoting art in
"We've been getting
exposure for our work which has
been really good," Mrs Moores
"It's been great being in the
main street and it would be
nice to have something more
permanent like that.
"We've had interest from
people about joining the group
The group also recently held
a workshop where members
used recycled paper to make an
assortment of creations.
Next month it will hold a
special pastel workshop with
renowned artist Glenda Parker on
Tuesday, September 16.
Gawler Councillor Karen Redman with Judy Ferguson in front
of the Gawler Art Award's overall winning entry by Carol
Drapes by Yvonne Dalton, whose artwork is on display at the Kapunda
Various artworks by Gawler Art Society members on display at the group's recent exhibition.
A painting by Maxine Donald at the Gawler Art Society's recent
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