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Good friends (from left) Pat Low, Kerrie Barrett and Carol Clue will exhibit 'The Travelling Wrinklies'
together at the Gawler Community Gallery. This photo was taken last year, when the women exhibited
work inspired by a trip to the Flinders Ranges.
JUST over a year after artists Carol
Clue, Pat Low and Kerrie Barrett
joined together to present their work,
the three friends have again decided to
present a combined exhibition.
'The Travelling Wrinklies' will officially
open at the Gawler Community Gallery
this Sunday, but will be available for view-
ing from tomorrow until June 29.
As the title suggests, the exhibition will
feature a number of pieces inspired by
the travels of the three female artists, self-
Some trips, such as to the Flinders
Ranges and Normanville, have been taken
together, while this year, as individuals,
the women have been to Vietnam, Mount
Gambier, Tasmania and the United King-
"We just felt it would be fantastic to put
together an exhibition that would reflect
the things we have seen and that we have
loved visiting," Clue said.
"Because of our age group, we thought
we would call ourselves the wrinklies, and
everywhere I've been promoting it, it's cre-
ated quite a laugh, but we feel at our age
we can say that and we can have a laugh
Collectively, the women's work includes
pastels, watercolours, pencil, acrylics, oils,
watercolour and ink, and photography.
"Pat has thoroughly enjoyed Vietnam
so she has done quite a few watercolour
and ink sketches and paintings of her re-
flections of Vietnam," Clue said.
"She is also English born so has quite
a few scenes from England and they are
mostly in pastel."
Barrett has a love of oils and has pro-
duced several oils on canvas, as well as a
few pastel and acrylic works.
Her love for the Murray River and the
Flinders Ranges is reflected in her work.
Clue has created a number of waterco-
lours showing Scotland and the Lake Dis-
trict in England, as well as photographs of
"What I do is take so many photo-
graphs that remind me of the place and
then I will reflect on that," she said.
"So this time I've done quite a few pho-
tographs of Tasmania and I've got pastels
of the coastal scenes in South Australia
and watercolours as well."
In March last year, the women present-
ed 'Flinders Odyssey' following their trip
to the Flinders Ranges.
Their new and upcoming exhibition
will be officially opened by Mid North
artist Troy Vandepeer at 2pm, this Sunday
at the Gawler Community Gallery in the
old Stationmaster's House, next door to
the Gawler train station.
The gallery is open from 10am to 4pm,
Thursday to Saturday, and 9am to 3pm,
THE exhibition 'Celebrating
Kapunda' opened at the Kapun-
da Community Gallery over the
weekend, and will be on display
until the end of June.
'Celebrating Kapunda' was open
to all artists and is of work depicting
the town and surrounding areas.
The exhibition's features include
the region's changing landscape,
bridges, buildings and structures re-
lating to agriculture and local indus-
try, as well as its mining, agriculture,
livestock and milling history.
The works will be judged by art-
ist Gerhardt Ritter, with three prizes
up for grabs.
Dulcie Fitzpatrick annually do-
nates the prize for best oil painting,
in memory of her late husband and
artist Bruce Fitzpatrick.
The final day for the public to
view the exhibition is June 29.
Kapunda Community Gallery is
located above the library and the
town's visitor information centre, on
the corner of Main and Hill streets,
It is open daily from 10am to
4pm, admission is free and there is
access for the disabled.
THE Gawler Community Gallery is currently
presenting its annual photographic exhibition.
Dozens of pieces, by both gallery members and the
general public, will be on display until July 29, fol-
lowing the official exhibition opening last Sunday.
Bruce Hobby, of Adelaide photographic business
'Not just a Hobby', has judged this year's exhibition,
with Simon Slattery taking out first prize for his piece
'Storm over the ruin'.
Jan Worden was second with 'Canna-Abstract', Julia
Mannix won third prize with her 'Laos Booties' and
Joanne Emery won fourth prize for 'Purple Medley'.
GAWLER indigenous art-
ist Margaret Ferrugia is cur-
rently exhibiting a portrait
of her ancestor, as part of a
Stolen Generation exhibition in
Nailsworth's Prospect Gallery.
The exhibition is titled 'Seen
Heard Understood' and runs until
Ferrugia, who paints under her
indigenous name, Kooriekirra, is
exhibiting an imagined portrait of
her great-great-grandmother, titled
"She was taken as a very young
girl to live on a station outside
Perth, WA," Ferrugia said.
"Her son married an English
girl and they had 10 children,
including my grandmother, who
married an English farmer.
"Because she feared her child
would be taken as he was pale
skinned or that she would be sent
to Rottnest Island with all the
other Aboriginals, they moved
to Quorn, SA, where my mother
and I were both born.
"I grew up in Adelaide and
we are very well accepted by the
The painting is in acrylic and
was painted in 2011.
'Stolen Generation' by Gawler artist Margaret Ferrugia is
currently being displayed at the Prospect Gallery.
Stolen Generation art
ARTS IN BRIEF
NOW is the time for local artists to start thinking
about their entries for the Gawler Art Awards.
The Gawler Community Gallery will present the sev-
enth Gawler Art Awards Open Exhibition later this year
and is seeking submissions.
Prizes will be up for grabs across five categories, includ-
ing watercolour, hanging textile and youth awards.
A massive $2500 will be awarded to the 'best overall
work in exhibition', $500 will go to the winner of the
'Briant Mahoney Memorial' (Gawler theme) prize,
while $250 will be awarded to the 'best work with flora/
The Gawler Art Awards exhibition will be opened at
the gallery, on August 17, and will run to September 21.
Those looking to submit a piece need to do so by 4pm,
Thursday, August 7, with entry forms soon available from
the Gawler Community Gallery.
Passing on talent
BAROSSA artist Lee Teusner has decided to
take up teaching and hold a number of painting
The move comes after Teusner held her first successful
exhibition 'Romantic Reverie' at the Artisans of Barossa
Cellar Door, late last year.
"Teaching opens me up in a whole new way as an art-
ist," she said.
"I am able to share my inspiration with others, and
show them that painting is possible for everyone."
Workshop dates and details can be found on Teusner's
SEVERAL Gawler Art Society members recently
went on a bus trip to Goolwa to visit several galleries
and art venues.
The outing provided an opportunity to gain an insight
into what artists in other areas are achieving, as well as to
observe the way art plays a vital role in the community.
Meanwhile, the society is busy preparing for the Gawl-
er Art Society Exhibition, to be held at the Gawler Com-
munity Gallery in July.
The in-house workshop for June will be a study in
charcoal with Sharyn Sinclair as the tutor. Participants
can choose their own subject.
Scott Rathman will be the guest tutor for the July 15
workshop, where acrylics will be the medium used.
Members are reminded that the society's annual meet-
ing will be held on Tuesday, July 22.
More information on the Gawler Art Society is avail-
able by contacting member Athalie (8524 4435).
This painting of silos and stockyards by Briar Herlihen is one of several
currently being exhibited at the Kapunda Community Gallery. PHOTO: Supplied
Celebrating Kapunda Photos ll
Because of our age
group, we thought we would
call ourselves the wrinklies,
and everywhere I've been
promoting it, it's created quite
a laugh, but we feel at our age
we can say that and we can
have a laugh at ourselves.
Dozens of photos, such
as these, are currently
being exhibited at the
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