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Finale of Exhibition of Tamayo Leahy at Heritage Ellis House
Featured Artist Tamayo Leahy.

A wonderful opportunity to view the work of featured artist Tamayo Leahy ends with a four-day finale this week. This free exhibition runs from Thursday 25th of November through to Sunday 28th of November 2021.

Leahy is an artist who spans two cultures and many media. On display at the Ellis House exhibition are stunning paintings in acrylics and mixed media and an array of fine silk scarves, some hand-felted with Australian wool. Some are landscapes with sunset hues, others have been inspired by the beauty of the Australian landscape and its flora and fauna. Irises and waratahs are a favourite in both the artwork and the scarves.

Tamayo Leahy silk scarves Australian flora and fauna irises colourful silk scarves delicate Australian Wool hand-felted
Colourful silk scarves adorn the walls of Ellis House in a beautiful display of colour and delicate fabrics including hand-felted scarves with Australian wool.

One of the main attractions of the exhibition and proudly displayed on the exhibition brochure is a work by Leahy entitled "Harmony between Two Cultures". It is a mixed-media piece with the traditional motifs of the Geisha girl, fans and cherry blossom intertwined with golden colourful images of the Australian landscape of oceans and skies overlaid with the emblematic waratah.

two cultures intertwined Japanese Australian floral emblem landscape brochure of the exhibition Tamayo Harmony Waratah
The mixed media painting entitled Harmony between Two Cultures

Another room is set aside for the display of alluring jewellery. Earrings, necklaces, brooches and bangles in bright colourful modern styles. Again, the pieces are for sale and very affordable.

jewellery colourful intricate designs necklaces bangles earrings art work affordable prices modern
Also on display is a room full of beautiful colourful jewellery with intricate modern designs with art works, necklaces, bracelets, earrings all for sale at affordable prices

Ellis House forms a wonderful backdrop for an art exhibition. Heritage-listed in 1997, this house was the first home of early settlers to the Bayswater area, George and Alma Ellis. It has become an art-house with exhibitions changing every 3 weeks, a gathering place for artists and a place for artists to give workshops and lessons and pass on skills and techniques to enthusiastic students.
Original house heritage early settlers George Alma Harris architecture Bayswater listed 1997
Ellis House is the original home of early settlers George and Alma Harris who with 7 children settled in Bayswater. Their 8th child was born in the house which was heritage listed in 1997

The grounds are beautiful and restful with lovely shady trees and outdoor grassed areas with pergolas, plants and walkways. The original house still stands and is a delightful glimpse into the architectural style of the past.

There are stands of cards featuring many artists who call Ellis House their base, eye-catching pieces of art for any occasion. As well as cards, the stands offer some mini-sized artworks which make fabulous gifts that can be hung on the wall for future joy.

Keep a look out for future exhibitions, changing every 3 weeks, with Christmas art of members featured next month. Grab a brochure at the front desk, soak in the ambience of the front verandah of this beautiful house and, on the way through, have a peek at the array of good old-fashioned jams, chutneys and sauces displayed along the stairs.

Ellis House Art Centre: 116-118 Milne Street, Bayswater. Phone 9271 9770. Opening times: Thursday and Friday, 10.00am to 4.00 pm. Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm.
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Why? To view the exhibition featuring artist Tamayo Leahy
When: From Wednesday 25th November to Sunday 28th November
Phone: 9271 9770
Where: 116 Milne Road, Bayswater
Cost: Free
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