Artworx Gallery and Gifts

Artworx Gallery and Gifts


Posted 2016-03-13 by Karen Rossfollow
Goolwa is gaining quite a reputation as an art-hub and it's well deserved. There's a collection of charming galleries in town, each with its own special character.

Artworx, on Hays Street, is one such gallery. It first opened in 2005 in an old 1850's stone cottage in the heart of Goolwa's heritage precinct, not far from the historic wharf and railway station.

Artworx quickly gained, not only a fine reputation, but numerous awards in recognition of its contribution to the local arts scene and local artists.

Long term locals, Liz and John Francis, have recently taken over the gallery. They continue to feature the works of artists from the Fluerieu as well as a selection of interstate artists. They have added new giftware and jewellery lines as well as unique furniture items, so it's an exciting time to pay a visit.

Lots of us did, recently, when the Collective Creative Exhibition was opened by the delightfully wicked Anne Wills.

The impressive collection of paintings currently includes landscapes in oils by Alexandrina Arts Prize winner, John Lacey. Victoria Rolinski's landscapes present a different, but equally impressive style and the paintings of Sally Deans have a calming, ethereal lightness about them.

New to Artworx is acclaimed South Australian painter, Richard Musgrave-Evans. And new to me is the work of Suzie Riley. I love the dramatic colours Suzie uses in her acrylics.

You'll find handcrafted timber bowls, bronze figurines and stunning glass art which is both functional and decorative.

And bags and baskets made from leather, natural materials or arty fabrics. And floaty scarves to match the bags.

As well as a few outré creative statements …

.... and quirky surprises.

There are three whole rooms to browse around as well as a small outside courtyard filled with rustic garden art.

And if you are not in the market for art, you'll find original cards and trinkets which are also, as a matter of fact, art.

There's something for every mood at Artworx. It's my go-to place for shopping or browsing.

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