previous exhibitions 2019

12 April - 12 May 2019


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Through Our Eyes

an exhibition of artworks by members of the
Pastel Artists of South Australia (PASA)

Pastel Artists of South Australia was established in 2001, and currently has about 120 members.

The allure of pastels is what seduces members of PASA to relish the joy of creating artworks using pure pigments on their fingertips, allowing the colours to dance and meld on their painting surfaces.

Members come together as a way to discover the joy of creating – whether it’s through attending meetings, participating in exciting exhibition opportunities, or even trips away to various locations to experience workshops with fabulous tutors.

Pastel painting and drawing classes are not usually available at Art Schools, therefore artists who want to learn how to draw and paint with pastels often have only one option and that is to teach themselves.

By joining PASA, artists can learn a great deal about using pastels and care of their finished paintings from like-minded artists, both experienced and novices.

15 March - 7 April2019


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a touring exhibition of contemporary textile works by the
untethered fibres artists inc

un:Seen is the fourth exhibition by untethered fibre artists incorporated in four years. Each exhibition title has formed part of a poetic interconnected narrative projected over five years to conclude with a fifth exhibition, Found Narrative.

Evolving out of engagement with untethered’s previous exhibitions – Out of Hand, ebb and flow and inTransit – the essence, the core of the group’s exhibition work explores human interaction, imparting a message and sharing a passion through imagery and meaning. Enabled through strategies of meetings, critics, mentoring and peer support untethered members create complex fibre art.

Emotion, memory, personal and private histories, experience, relationships between people, the environment, the political, the past, the present and the future are referenced in the artists’ un:Seen works. The ‘telling’ is in varied medium of choice, perhaps cloth, stitch, felted wool, print, paint, or really whatever the artist considers appropriate and prefers to work with to see their vision/concept realised.

un:Seen works offer insight into that which is hidden, intangible, fleeting and exposed to the gaze of the viewer.

15 February - 10 March 2019


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Colours in my Palette

paintings by
Alan Louis (Ramachandran)

Alan was born in Singapore and his artistic talent was apparent at an early age. He attended watercolour painting classes at La Salle School of the Arts in Singapore, and learned a lot about the craft of handling watercolour painting from some of Singapore’s most eminent watercolour artists.

His professional career began as an interior designer, and he ran an interior design consultancy in Singapore for 20 years before moving to Adelaide in early 2007, where he and his family now reside.

Alan says "Painting is my way of expressing how I appreciate life and the beauty that I see in even the most ordinary and mundane things. Whether I am painting a street scene, river scene, people, landscapes, flowers, even a single leaf, I derive joy and satisfaction from being able to freely express my own interpretations of what I perceive, guided only by my emotions and innermost feelings."

The Way

contemporary paintings by
Milena Malbasic

Milena is a self-taught artist, who explores different subjects and styles. She grew up in Croatia, but in year 12 at high school civil war started in her country, and she became refugee for nine years. 

After moving to Australia, she got the chance to live a normal life again, and studied Chemistry at University of South Australia. During that time she also took a drawing course for six months. Now employed part-time in the University of Adelaide Biochemistry and Genetic Research Laboratory, she has more time to pursue her passion for painting.

Milena says "I create my paintings from my imagination rather than specific scenes. My inspiration comes from experiences such as reading books, travel and my spiritual view of world. Each of my painting is journey of happiness. I hope you see that in my paintings and enjoy it as much as I enjoy painting them".


paintings by Hugh Adamson
photography by David Baker

Hugh Adamson and David Baker are presenting work at the leading edge of their painting / artistic careers; with works are contemplative and reflective.

Hugh's works will be enlargements of figure / face sketches produced from life drawings converted into large paintings in a tall, thin format. He says “Ideas inherent in these pieces include: removing the role of photographs for inspiration, maintaining a purity of artwork from the original marks of graphite pencil, to the final marks of the brush, allowing ‘serendipitous’ mistakes and working with them, keeping things

David's work is digitally enhanced pieces of vivid colour interpreted from the original natural world forms photographically combing the analogue and digital worlds. He says “When I observe art I look for stories: I get up close and ‘taste’ it. When I make art and photographs I create stories, relationships between the shapes, lines, colours, light and shade. My photography and paintings are dynamic, energetic and opportunistic; close cropped, sometimes exploring the macro world with underworlds of texture.

18 January - 10 February 2019


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Art Matters

artwork in various media by members of the
Red House Group Inc

This is the first exhibition for 2019, and features artwork by members of the Red House Group Inc. ‘Art Matters’ was chosen as the title, to draw attention to the passion that many artists feel. Artists will have the opportunity to display a statement why "Art Matters" to them adjacent to their artwork.

The title/theme was prompted in part by the passionate responses shared by many members of the broader community in the latter part of 2018, regarding the future of the Marion Cultural Centre and its services. At the time, Marion Council was considering expressions of interest to develop a hotel on the site of the centre.

At the first Council meeting with the newly Elected Members on 27 November, a motion was put forward by Councillor Veliskou, and Seconded Councillor Hull that: "Council guarantees the retention of the Current Marion Cultural Centre Building and its services. However, council still has the ability to undertake any complementary renewal, enhancements and extensions (of the current Marion Cultural Centre) provided that this is undertaken with appropriate prior consultation with users and the community."
This was Carried Unanimously.

So the statements provided by members for this exhibition become even more relevant, as Gallery M plans ahead for 2020 and beyond.