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Published November 8th 2019
Exhibit and Learn
Gallery 1855 is a community art gallery located at 2 Haines Road in the heart of the historic township of Tea Tree Gully, that provides a visual art space for South Australian artists to exhibit along with space for creative workshops.
With three main exhibition spaces, Gallery 1855 can display an eclectic range of art genres suitable for solo or group exhibitions from visual arts, crafts and designs. Artists wanting to exhibit can contact the Gallery or submit an application form online.
From Wednesday 13 November to Saturday 21 December 2019, Gallery 1855 will exhibition From the Kitchen Table; a community exhibition celebrating the creative development of artists who live or work in the City of Tea Tree Gully region. The opening is on Sunday 10 November 2019 at 2 pm.
From Wednesday 12 February to Saturday 21 March 2020, Gallery 1855 will feature artists James Parker and John Whitney who use encaustic paintings, collage and other art forms to investigate the secrets and mysteries of the suburban garage. What's he building in there? will open on Sunday 9 February 2020 from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Exhibitions are free to view and open during Gallery opening hours of 12 pm – 5 pm Wednesday to Saturday. Gallery 1855 is wheelchair friendly.
Gallery 1855 also run a fantastic range of workshops throughout the year for those wanting to expand their creative abilities and try the hand at different art forms.
For those wanting to try their hand at jewellery making, a Jewellery Workshop will be held on Saturday 30 November 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm. Designer and maker Regine Schwarzer will help participants make a neckpiece using semi-precious stones and metal. Guided by Regine, participants will learn the basic techniques including how to shape and texture decorative metal discs for connecting components. Cost is $60 with all materials provided. Book at the website.
If you have ever thought you would like to dabble or doodle with watercolours then Mind Wondering with Watercolours might be the workshop you have been waiting for. Join artist Katey Smoker for an inspiring, free-flowing session where you can let your mind wander creatively and free your imagination while having some creative fun. Two sessions are available: Tuesday 3 December and Wednesday 4 December 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm. Cost is $25 per session and bookings can be made at the website.
Art – not just a pretty picture, it's good for the brain is a presentation by Dr Bridgette Minuzzo who gives an overview of her research into the positive effects of arts engagement and shows examples of her recent exhibitions and projects. Stay on after the talk and tour the gallery with a glass of bubbly and meet the artists of From the Kitchen Table. To be held on Saturday 7 December 2019 from 4.30 pm to 7 pm, the workshop is free to attend however registration is essential.
With the Christmas season in mind, join print artist Sally Caston and get your fingers dirty in Print it for the festive season on Friday 29 November or 6 December 2019 from 10 am to 12.30 pm. In this workshop, you will make expressive Christmas themed monoprints to turn into swing tags, gift cards or wrapping paper. Bring out your inner child! Cost is $25 per session and bookings can be made at the website.