I call myself a potter because I greatly value the skilled craftsmanship and heritage of this calling. To make items of beauty, interest and functionality is a privilege. Using handcrafted items daily is a joy.

Making repetitive wheelthrown items may seem mundane to some, but the rhythmic and meditative nature of this process takes me to another world.

Handbuilding is a more contemplative process and draws a more deliberate and creative response to my materials – sometimes taking liberties with my processes.

My work depicts or is suggestive of landscape around me and natural objects found in my garden, on a bush track or seen from a distance where its form can be simplified to form a lovely bowl.

In recent times I have considered it fulfilling to teach others how to create with this craft and hope to instill in them the traditions and understanding about claywork that I have enjoyed for years.  So I have been giving classes for the past year AND NOW I have opened my NEW STUDIO  in Keppel Street, 75 Keppel Street, Bathurst to run my classes.

MY WORK IS CONSTANTLY ON DISPLAY AT T.ARTS GALLERY, 80 GEORGE STREET, BATHURST,  OLDE BRIDGE GALLERY, NEWBRIDGE and ROSEBANK GALLERY, MILLTHORPE.

Due to circumstances beyond my control, my studio and gallery WILL NOT be open this weekend, 5th June.

 

Gallery 121 is located on the outskirts of Bathurst, just a short 10 minute drive from town.  Visitors are sure to enjoy the superb scenic views all around, and visit a gallery that is full of interesting works of ceramic art.

The gallery showcases a variety of works featuring many styles and surface decoration.  Currently, works exhibit clean simple lines and minimalist surface decoration.  Many pieces are one-off originals.  The gallery also shows a selection of functional pottery.

Making pottery has been an integral part of my life for so long I can’t imagine life without it, and I love it just as much now as on that first day at Young Technical College (TAFE) more than 40 years ago.

I will be happy to welcome you at Gallery 121.  Visitors are also welcome at other times, however, it is best to call beforehand.  Tel:  02 6337 6682

Address:  121 Clear Creek Road, Bathurst, 2795

Directions:

When traveling from Bathurst: From the Great Western Highway at Kelso, turn left onto Boyd Street (opposite the Kelso Hotel). Continue past Denison College (formerly Kelso High School). Travel 7km from high school to concrete bridge over Winburndale Creek. Then travel 4km from the bridge to the Clear Creek Road turnoff. Turn right onto Clear Creek Road and Gallery 121 is approx. 1.3km on the left.

When traveling from Sydney: Take View Street, first right-hand turn past the Oberon Road intersection. Turn right onto Boyd Street at the t-intersection. Continue to Denison College, then follow instructions as above.

Mal Booby, Sculptor

Mal Booby is an abstract conceptual sculptor who works primarily with native timbers and reclaimed metal creating art that is usually confronting and thought-provoking. His work process is a journey of surreal vision, abstract concepts, and provoked emotion. “It all starts with a conceived idea which evolves into an emotional three-dimensional vision, where the materials provide the final source of inspiration.” Mal’s approach to sculpting is holistic, where the sculpture has meaning viewed from every direction and the story is an integrated part of the piece.

All of his works are original and one-of-a-kind, highly influenced by artists Salvador Dali and Patrick Woodroffe which is evident in his Dali Life Cycle section of the sculpture garden, as well as the Conflict of the Birth and Kingdom sculptures.

 

 

I’m a realist artist and teacher with many years experience. Although mostly self taught I have benefited from classes and workshops with reputable and formally trained artists and I continue to develop new techniques and skills.   I achieved competence in design, fine line script with illustration and presentation skills as a showcard and ticketwriter in promotional depts. in Sydney and I believe drawing skill leads to painting success.

I conduct Pencil to Painting classes and workshops for students of all levels and ages in small groups or individually in Bathurst from my studio and Pigments and Palettes, Russell St.
Students are introduced to various mediums and techniques by demonstration and practice and soon develop their own artistic creativity.
I love nature and the landscape, subtleties of light and shadow, the mood of changing seasons. I am inspired also by historical buildings, whether magnificent heritage structures or a humble corrugated iron abode of days gone by.  Equally important to me is the subject of still life, capturing a moment in time.  Favourite mediums are pencil, pen and wash pastel and acrylic.

Quality mounted art prints and cards are available from Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. The ABC shop. Some at Bathurst Information Centre.  Original and regional paintings, mounted prints and cards are available from my Class Art Studio along with gift vouchers for lessons or art works.

Between You and Me

You:- “Why visit Jane Patterson on the Bathurst Arts Trail?”

Me:- “To look at Watercolours of places, birds, flowers, trees…”

You:- “But I can see them on the Website, at Dimension Framing (Bathurst) and the ‘Olde Bridge Gallery’ at Newbridge and as cards at Books Plus, Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, Bathurst Regional Gallery and also the ‘Long Arm Farm Café in Oberon…”

Me:- “Yes, however these are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’! I have many more works at home, framed and unframed and as cards which I’m happy to show you and tell you as much (or as little) about as you would like to hear.

  And it would be great to meet you!”

Please also check out my Cards page and feel free to contact me for further information…

 

Visit the Greg Hyde Studio and Gallery – Etchings, Limited Edition prints and original artworks.

Greg Hyde’s colourful artworks always tell a story often a curious one.

Full of whimsy.

I am a full time artist, and Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW, whose interest is in painting the Australian landscape.

My art career began whilst I was at high school with an enthusiasm for both drawing and subsequently painting – an interest that was encouraged by my parents with the purchase of some low cost sets of both watercolour and oil paints.

Whilst I worked initially with watercolour, and painted birds and animals, it was the oil paints that really held my attention and in turn I made a transition to painting the landscape.

For me painting the landscape is about capturing the light and atmosphere of the subject, and whilst it may essentially represent a single moment in time it is, at the same time, timeless. As Tom Roberts so eloquently stated: “By making art the perfect expression of one time and one place, it becomes for all time and of all places”.

Since 2006 I have been a frequent exhibitor in exhibitions across the state and  have to date collected more than one hundred 1st prizes.  My work has appeared on several occasions in Australian Artist Magazine, including four feature articles, and I am also represented in Max Germaine’s Artists & Galleries of Australia (1990 edition). My paintings can be found in private and municipal collections in Australia and private collections overseas, including the UK, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, and the USA.

DIRECTIONS: Cross the railway bridge (northern end of Trunkey Street/Blayney Street) and Church Street is the first street on your left.

 

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I am an artist currently working in a variety of media in Bathurst. I started as a Graphic Designer in Sydney in the ’70’s and worked mainly in advertising and magazine design.

After moving to Bathurst in 2000 I took courses in Studio Pottery and completed Certificate IV at Bathurst TAFE. I also completed Design Certificate IV at Bathurst TAFE to refresh the visual language and develop my computer skills. I love Drawing, Painting and Photography and developing it in conjunction with Creative Technologies ie Digital Media.

My work can be viewed at t.arts Gallery, Bathurst Chase – Opposite Coles, 39 William Street, Bathurst NSW 2795.

Built in 1989, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery was the first purpose built regional gallery in NSW, and provides professional development opportunities for local and regional artists.

The Gallery is a creator of quality touring exhibitions, and operates the highly celebrated Hill End Artists in Residence Program.

Located on historic Keppel Street, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is a modern, well equipped and highly celebrated regional gallery.

  • Opening Hours:  Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm
  •                            Saurday & Sunday 10am-2pm
  • Closed:  Mondays, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday
  • Cost:  Free