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Exhibition: Dendritica 18 November to 16 December 2018

This exhibition features works by Russell and Una Bell.

Dendritic means tree like in shape or markings. It comes from the Greek dendro meaning tree. We have interpreted this through patterns...

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2019 Lions Club Art Awards

The 2019 exhibition will open to all exhibitors and family and will be held at the Gallery on Saturday 19 January from 6pm.

The people's choice award will be announced upon closure of the...

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Exhibition: Affinity Cross Currents - 9 June to 24 June 2018

Posted: 11th June 2018

This exhibition features works from Glennis Hall, Pam Manika, Irene McBride, Helen Jones.

The opening of the exhibition is scheduled for 2.00pm on 9th June 2018. Please register your interest for the exhibition opening evening at

Exhibition: Press GangAn innovative exhibition of contemporary textile and fibre art in two and three dimensional works.


Glennis Hall has a particular interest in sculptural objects and solid forms. Much of her inspiration comes from the beauty, variety and repetition of line, shape and form in the natural world. The properties of the materials she works with are also important - the drape and texture of fabric, the sensuous feel on the skin, the play of light and colour from the surface.

Helen Jones works in a variety of media and materials which is reflected in her textiles. Much of her inspiration is derived from her travels in France, particularly the mountain areas where dwellings can be found in the steepest and most unlikely places. Helen describes herself as having ‘an obsession with good design' and has co-authored a book entitled Easy Design Techniques.

Irene McBride has a talent for natural dying. Everything she puts in a dye pot comes out a winner. Much of her work is inspired in what she sees in these beautiful, sensitive hand dyed pieces. She began her journey with textiles by making clothes and items for the home. This love was extended when she joined the Embroiderers Guild and learned traditional techniques. She was privileged to travel to Ireland and study Mountmellick work which is a traditional white work, and is now able to take that knowledge down a creative and contemporary path.

Pam Manika's travels in New Guinea and the Kimberley region of West Australia have provided her inspiration. In particular she has a passion for drawing and this is reflected in the intricacy of her pieces based on the traditional headdresses of New Guinea and the rock forms of the Kimberley coast.

[First published: 16 May 2018]