Garden Instinct

Stories and photography celebrating the gardening pursuits of 8 City of Tea Tree Gully community members

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Don’t forget to visit Gallery 1855’s Garden Instinct exhibition, a community project that celebrates 8 City of Tea Tree Gully residents, businesses and one school whose programs and lives have been enriched by their gardens. Their commitment and passion for your respective gardens, whether ornamental, business or produced based is acknowledged through a series of stunning photographic prints and heart-warming stories, all presented as part of SALA Festival 2017.

Also showing at Gallery 1855 are garden inspired artworks by:

Alison Main, Christine Pyman, Holly Marling
Lucy Timbrell, Michal Kluvanek, Rebecca Cooke
Robert Habel and Yve Thompson

Exhibition concludes: 16 September 2017

The doll redefined

Baby doll image recoloured

Evocative and playful figurative forms

Curated by Annabelle Collett

This group exhibition is curated by South Australian visual arts dynamo Annabelle Collect and features artworks by more than thirty artists who are based in the City of Tea Tree Gully, metropolitan Adelaide, regional South Australia and interstate.

This exhibition explores the doll as a representation of the human figure, a cultural symbol or a curious object with an interesting story or tradition behind it. Over the years artists have turned to the doll as a medium of creative expression and they have often pushed the limits of doll design.

For The Doll Redefined some artists have produced new creepy or cuddly dolls. While others have transformed old dolls or assembled discarded doll components to create unconventional artworks that will inspire, delight or even perplex gallery audiences.

Artists in The Doll Redefined are Angela Bannon, Caitlin Bowe, Catherine Buddle,
Gary Campbell, Olga Cironis, Deb Drake, Melissa Gillespie, Tom Harris, Lynn Elzinga Henry, Karina Eames, Tash Evele, Melissa Gillespie, Leah Grace, Annabel Hume, Russell Leonard, Susie McMahon, Alison Main, Hanna Mancini, Maggie Moy, Samuel Mulcahy, Eija Murch-Lempinen, Helen Petersen, Vesna Petiq, Jenny Ramos, Koruna Schmidt Mumm, Jane Siddall, Jane Skeer, Ewa Skoczynska, Deb Sleeman, Trevor Smith, Niki Sperou, Wendy Springhall, Sarah Tickle, Kerry Youde and Annabelle Collett.

The Doll Redefined will be launched at Gallery 1855 on Sunday 15 April from 2-5pm and will be open to the public from Wednesday 18 April until Saturday 26 May 2018.

Bringing issues to life through art

Under The Weather
Images of climate change from the streets

Exhibition duration:  Ongoing

The photographs on display at Surrey Downs Community Centre show the risks posed by climate change through the lens of people experiencing homelessness.

The 12 photographs were produced as part of the Under the Weather project, a series of workshops and larger exhibition presented last May by Hutt Street Centre in the City of Adelaide.  

The participants from Hutt St Centre’s Pathways to Education and Aged City Living programs were provided with cameras and taught the skills to photograph their immediate environment and their everyday experiences of rain, wind, storms and heat. They produced a wide range of images that revealed how the changing weather patterns are impacting on the homeless. 

They produced a wide range of images that revealed how the changing weather patterns are impacting on the homeless.

 

Shoes and Can image by Salvador
‘Shoes and Can’ by Salvador

 

 

It's a long way from the top by Karen
‘It’s a long way from the topy’ by Karen

 

We hope this smaller exhibition at our community centre will encourage thoughtful conversations about climate change and a deeper awareness of living rough in a changing climate. 

This exhibition was facilitated by the City of Tea Tree Gully through Gallery 1855. These 12 photographs are a part of the Under The Weather project. It was supported by The University of Central Queensland and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility’s (NCCARF) Vulnerable Communities Network, who all worked in collaboration with Hutt St Centre.

Gallery 1855 and Surrey Downs Community Centre would like to thank Danielle Every, Senior Research Fellow, The Appleton Institute, CQ University, Adelaide and Hutt St Centre for the loan of these 12 poignant images.

The Surrey Downs Community Centre is located at 6 Zanoni Cres, Surrey Downs SA 5126.

Telephone:  (08) 8397 7423

Through Kaurna Miina

Paul Herzich

 

Kaurna Caves detail
Image: Paul Herzich, Kaurna Caves (detail), 2017, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120cm

 

The local landscape as seen through a Kaurna / Ngarrindjeri artist’s eyes

Exhibition Launch: 2pm, Sunday 25 June 2017

Opening speaker: Aunty Lynette Crocker
Senior Kaurna Elder

Artist floor talk: 10:30am – 12noon, Wednesday 5 July
RSVP ESSENTIAL by 5pm, 3 July
Email: arts@cttg.sa.gov.au

Exhibition Description:

Through Kaurna Mena (Through Kaurna Eyes) by contemporary Kaurna/Ngarrindjeri landscape architect and visual artist Paul Herzich is an exciting and new body of visual art that respectfully acknowledges and celebrates various aspects of the local landscape as seen through a Kaurna persons eyes.

One of Paul’s major works of art that he is well known for is the award winning Kardi Munaintya (Emu Dreaming) Tram Super Graphic. Nevertheless, Paul is truly pleased to showcase to you his artistic skills within his local community by exhibiting a collection of new works at Gallery 1855 that reflect his connections to Kaurna culture and his knowledge of the Kaurna landscape.

Works of his exhibition are expressed through a combination of materials like laser cut and bead blasted sheet metals suitable for gardens and entertainment areas. As well as hand-painted acrylic on canvas works which are suitable for indoor environments and are well worth a look.

 

Across Kaurna Plains
Image:  Paul Herzich, Across Kaurna Plains, 2016, Acrylic on canvas,  1500 x 1050mm
Photo Credit: Ben Searcy

Exhibition concludes: 29 July 2017

 

Gallery 1855, 2 Haines Road, Tea Tree Gully

 

Bloom

Celebrating Gallery 1855’s fifth anniversary

 

Amalgamated Bloom
Images (top left & clockwise): John Foubister Flowers, clouds and other lives (detail), 2016, oil on board, 61 x 81cm; Roseanne May, Under the Sakura (detail), 2016, pigment print on archival paper, 31 x 45cm; Mirjana Dobson, Synthetic Growth (detail), 2017, ceramic, glass, mixed media, 8 x 60 x 60cm

 

A presentation of ceramics, video creations, photography, jewellery, painting, pastels, textiles and glassware.

Works by Alana Preece, Alison Main, Ann Whitby, Annabelle Collett
Annette Dawson, Barbara Davis, Belinda Keyte, Brianna Burton, Bridgette
Minnuzzo, Cassidy Burton, Catherine Buddle, Cathy Brooks, Charlotte Guidolin
Christine Pyman, Dan Monceaux, Diana Mitchell, Eija Murch-Lempinen
Ellen Schlobohm, Emily Lauro, Emma Monceaux, Ervin Janek, Ewa
Skoczynska, Frances Griffin, Gary Campbell, Jack Ladd, Jessamy Pollock
Joanne Crawford, John Foubister, Judith Carletti, Judith Rolevink, Keith Giles Lee Cornelius, Margie Kenny, Melanie Fulton, Melissa Gillespie, Miriam Hochwald, Mirjana Dobson, Neal Powell, Nerida Bell, Niki Sperou, Roseanne May, Sally Goldsmith, Sally Heinrich, Sonya Moyle, Sophie Dunlop, Stefanie Giese, Sue Garrard, Susan Bruce, Susan Long, Talia Dawson, Victoria Paterson

Exhibition Launch: 2pm, Sunday 5 November 2017

Opening speaker: Kevin Knight
Mayor, City of Tea Tree Gully

On the same day
Gallery 1855 Open Day, 11am – 5pm
workshops | children’s activities | food | DJ and more

Exhibition concludes: 9 December

 

Hills Edge Clay

The Fringe Festival is around the corner and we are about to launch our bi-annual ceramics exhibition Hills Edge Clay. We’re presenting the work of 20 Adelaide based artists, including Lauren Abineri, Alison Arnold, Amelia Castellucci, Anna Couper, Jo Crawford, Nikki Dowdell, James Edwards, John Feguson, Helen Fuller, Philip Hart, Marie Littlewood, Sunshine March, Sophia Phillips, Sami Porter, Alison Smiles, Merrilyn Stock, Silvia Stansfield, Samone Turnbull, Mark Valenzuela and Angela Walford.

Tea Tree Gully has a certain affinity with clay – historically (in terms of porcelain clay mining) and creatively (in terms of the local community’s interest and engagement in ceramic art). Since Gallery 1855 opened, we have worked towards deepening this affinity by connecting South Australian ceramic artists with the community through Hills Edge Clay and other creative development activities.

Exhibition launch: Sunday 5 February 2017 | Opening speaker: Klaus Gutowski, ceramic artist | Exhibition continues until Saturday 18 March | Images: Alison Smiles, Koala Jars, 2016, South Ice porcelain, glaze, gas reduction fired; Sophia Philips, Seed and Wreath, 2016, porcelain, wire; Merrilyn Stock, Diving on coral, 2017, Celadon glazed, southern ice porcelain; Helen Fuller, Vide poche, 2016, Terracotta, slip, oxide; Marie Littlewood, Tri pods, 2016, raku clay, glaze.

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Fringe Festival Exhibition opening soon at Gallery 1855

Matrix – the body as scaffold for the methodologies and metaphors of science

Bioartist: Niki Sperou

Exhibition launch: 2pm Sunday 7 February 2016

Opening speaker: Brian Oldman, Director South Australian Museum

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Matrix, (installation detail), 2016, crystalised salts, pipe cleaner, dimensions variable. Photo: Sam Sperou.

Bioart 101

Introduction to Bioart and exhibition floor talk by Niki Sperou Gallery 1855 Studio, 1:30pm, Friday 4 March

(allow approximately 1.5 hours)

REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL

To register visit: http://www.teatreegully.sa.gov.au/gallery1855

 

 

 

SALA exhibition opening 9th August 2015

Gallery 1855’s SALA 2015 exhibition opened on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon and welcomed many participating artists and members of our local community and further afield.

A variety of works based on the theme ‘Looking but Seeing….something familiar for the first time‘ will be on display until Saturday 19 September.

Looking but Seeing: SALA 2015

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‘Looking but Seeing’ ~ SALA 2015 exhibition at Gallery 1855

Looking but seeing features 25 South Australian artists using various media to respond to the experience of seeing something familiar for the first time.

There is no other festival like the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) in Australia or the rest of the world. SALA embraces professional and aspiring artists at all levels and interests, while helping to grow the broader public’s awareness and curiosity in visual art.

During the month of August this state-wide festival encourages South Australians to go and visit (in addition to galleries) a whole lot of different venues (hospitals, restaurants cafes) to see visual art.

At Gallery 1855 we provide a platform from which our community can engage with the visual arts and we think this approach connects well with SALA’s ethos of inclusivity.

We’ve all experienced a difference or momentary strangeness in a familiar environment, object or person. These experiences can be unsettling but they can arouse one’s curiosity and call for deeper interpretations.

Looking but seeing proposes the importance of looking deeply, visually excavating and actually seeing or attempting to understand through the process of making art.

Opens: Sunday 9 August, 2pm
Where: Gallery 1855, 2 Haines Road, Tea Tree Gully

Exhibition dates: 12 August – 19 September

Artists:
Bente Andermahr, Gary Campbell, Annette Dawson, Talia Dawson, Ed Douglas, Greg Geraghty, Robert Habel, Amy Herrman, Margie Kenny, Cat Lennard, Susan Long, Sally March, Bridgette Minuzzo, Megan O’Hara, Ken Orchard, Christine Pyman, Amalia Ranisau, Judith Rolevink, Betty Smart, Chris Thiel, Di Vanstone

Amy Herrmann
Image: Amy Herrmann, untitled, 2015, Giclee print on photo rag, 100 x 75cm
Greg Geraghty
Image: Greg Geraghty, Hide & Seek 2014, Hiding. Oil on plywood 84 x 100.
Ed Douglas, Gateway of the manifold secrets: for David Nash, Archival pigment print, 76 x 100
Ed Douglas, Gateway of the manifold secrets: for David Nash, Archival pigment print, 76 x 100

Read more about the history of the SALA Festival in this article from The Conversation, where Gallery 1855 and Tea Tree Gully have been featured.

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Step by Step – Illustrations, prints and other works by Sally Heinrich 1 April – 9 May

Illustrations and prints by Adelaide artist/illustrator Sally Heinrich will be displayed in the Step by Step exhibition  from 1 April to 9 May at Gallery 1855.

The exhibition will be launched on Friday 10 April, 6pm.

This exhibition showcases many of Sally’s illustrations from the children’s picture book, ‘One Step at a Time’, which is based on the true story of a baby elephant that had to get a prosthetic hip after stepping on a landmine on the Thai Burma border.

Jungle Sunset
Image: Sally Heinrich, In the evening, hand-coloured lino print, 2014, illustration from ‘One Step at a Time’, written by Jane Jolly, MidnightSun Publishing, 2015.

Sally exhibits linoprints, giclee prints and hand-drawn illustrations using water colour, lead pencil, pen ink and technical pens. She has been drawing for over 30 years as a professional artist.

Misty mornings and golden sunsets
Image: Sally Heinrich, Misty mornings and golden sunsets, 2014, hand coloured lino-print, 22x22cm. Image courtesy of the artist. Illustration from One Step at a Time, written by Jane Jolly and published by Midnight Sun Publishing, 2015.

Many of Heinrich’s works have previously been exhibited throughout Asia and Australia. She has illustrated more than 20 books, in addition to writing and illustrating her own picture books. Her work has been recognised by the Asialink Foundation, The May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust, Varuna-the Writer’s Centre and Arts SA.

Having previously lived in Darwin, Sydney, Singapore and Malaysia, Sally is currently based in Adelaide. She studied illustration at the University of South Australia.

On Saturday 2 May, Sally will host an illustration workshop for beginners at Gallery 1855. Anyone with an interest in illustration is welcome. The cost is $25 per person.

We hope you have a chance to see this stunning exhibition this autumn.

Contested Landscapes coming up soon at Gallery 1855

Contested Landscapes: natural and built environments undergoing change. Works by Robert Habel.

Opening 2pm, Sunday 21 September.

Robert Habel, Palmer Landscape 3, 2011, oil on canvas, 140 x 127cm. Image courtesy of the artist.
Robert Habel, Palmer Landscape 3, 2011, oil on canvas, 140 x 127cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

About the artist:

Visual artist Robert Habel has been painting landscapes for over thirty years but not in the traditional sense.

His practice doesn’t acquiesce to the traditions, rules and nostalgic affirmations of the past.

Instead, his landscapes deal with issues of ecological and cultural sustainability.

To Robert, the depiction of land undergoing change or suffering abuse is as relevant in art today as idealistic landscape painting was in the past.

For more information about Robert’s creative practice please visit his website

Come along to Robert’s floor talk on Saturday 25 October from 2pm.

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