17-31 August 2014
Brian Cleugh was born in 1932 at 7 Milling Street, Gateshead, Country Durham, North England. He left school at the age of 14 and became a boilermaker.
In 1959 he visited Melbourne, with his wife and son, staying for two years. 10 years later he migrated out.
Without any art training, he began painting in the early sixties, a compulsion that has remained with him. His paintings were created for himself. Happy memories of his hometown, Gateshead, and the people, stories and town he left behind.
14 - 29 June 2014
50 Years of Hand-pressed Linocuts
From the studio of this remarkable 96 year old artist. Since we held her first solo exhibition last October, Joyce Meier is now represented in the collections of the National Gallery, Canberra; Australian War Memorial and the State Library of Victoria
Joyce Meier started making prints after studying printmaking under Harold Freedman in 1949. From 1962 she produced her own linocuts as Christmas cards. From the 1980s she started producing larger lino and masonite-cuts. Later subjects include many Australian Birds and Animals
Some of these prints were exhibited at the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia between 1986-1998 but this is the first time they have all been exhibited together
These are all hand-printed by the artist. There are several copies available of some images, but each one is different
Prices are for unframed prints
Framing is available if required. Cost is between $150 - $250 +GST, depending on the size.
Cost of freight interstate is about $140 if framed. $30 unframed
12 - 23 December 2013
100 paintings, drawings and prints all priced under $1,500
We will be closed in January but available by appointment
Merry Christmas, thank you for your interest throughout the year and look forward to seeing you again in 2014
10 - 30 November 2013
A Lifetime of paintings from the artist’s East Melbourne studio
Subjects include National Gallery School portraits, figure studies and genre paintings;
World War II sketches in Palestine, Borneo and Rocky Creek, Queensland;
“Chummy” Fleming and Sunday Speeches, Yarra Bank;
and her children and grandchildren at school, in the playground or playing sport
Early Australian Watercolours and Drawings
A collection of significant, historical works by important artists including William Ellis, Nicholas Chevalier, John Glover, William Strutt, Louis Buvelot, Richard Wingfield Stuart, John Skinner Prout, Conrad Martens, E. Wake Cook, Harold Brees, A. H. Fullwood, Iso Rae, Frances Vida Lahey, Francis McComas, Thea Proctor, George W. Lambert, , Harold Herbert, Tom Garrett, Gerald Fitzgerald, B. E. Minns and Martin Stainforth.
Select the image for more information on each work
An exhibition of all the animals we have found hiding in the gallery
20 Feb - 6 March 2013
paintings, drawings, prints or sculpture by William Strutt, Harold Herbert, Arthur Esam, Jessie Traill, Edward Warner, Sidney Nolan, Max Martin,
Danila Vassilieff, Clifford Bayliss, Francis Lymburner, Murray Griffin, Eric Thake, Mary Macqueen, Mary Hammond, Peter Trusler, Judy Warne,
Giorgio de Chirico, Edouard Armand-Dumaresq, Norbertine von Bresslern-Roth and Gwen Wilkinson
Additional works are by Dion Beasley, Peter Brown, Kevin Foley, Sarah Gabriel, David Beattie, Ethleen Palmer, J. T Wilson, Julian Smith, Joan Russell, Sakina Jones and Nada Hunter
1st - 24th March 2012
An exhibition of paintings and oil sketches in conjunction with John Barkes, London
This is our tenth exhibition Russian Paintings.
Our good friend John Barkes has been visiting St Petersburg 4 or 5 times a year for the last 20 years. He was interviewed by Natalia Tsygankova from the Russian media at the opening. An article appeared in the Russian newsapaper on Monday and will be on Channel 31 Friday 16th March at 2 pm. more
10 - 22 December 2012
100 paintings, drawings and prints
all priced under $1,500
artists include Honoré Daumier, John Glover, William Strutt, Oswald Brierly, John Skinner Prout, Derwent Lees, Harold Herbert, Maximillian Luce, Norbertine von Bresslern Roth, Lionel Lindsay, Hall Thorpe, Danila Vassilieff, Donald Friend, Vic O'Connor, Mary Macqueen, Noel Counihan, Dion Beasley, Marina Strocchi and many more
All the works will be up on the website shortly
Six decades of Observations & Agitations
8 - 28 September 2012
Shoppers in Richmond, Ivanhoe, Northcote, Acland St., Carlton and Prahran;
protesters at Albert Park; fishermen at Williamstown; shearers at Millicent; meatworkers; Anzac Day Marches; changing face of Docklands and more
exhibition opens Saturday 8th September 12 - 5pm
Meet the artist and join us for champagne and cheese
Drawings and Prints Modern Australia Paintings
Featured in this exhibition are a collection of drawings from the estate of celebrated actress, Monica Maughan. Artists include Clifford Bayliss, Lloyd Rees, Russell Drysdale, John Perceval and Shay Docking.
Also included are attractive works by Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Noel Counihan, Donald Friend, Eric Thake, Danila Vassilieff and others. Other old friends that have come back to see us are by Donald Friend, Thea Proctor, Judy Cassab, Kenneth Rowell, Sidney Nolan and others
current until 27 August 2011
A collection of affordable, attractive works by important artists including Edward Roper, John Glover, Louis Wood, E. Wake Cook, Frederick Garling, William Strutt, Oswald Brierly, Conrad Martens, Arthur Esam, A. H. Fullwood, B E Minns, Gordon Coutts, David Davies, W. Blamire Young, G V F Mann, Jean Sutherland, Charles Douglas Richardson, Harold Herbert, Janet Cumbrae Stewart, Tom Garrett, Lloyd Rees and J. W. Tristram,
The exhibition continues until 22 May.
Between exhibitions the gallery is open by appointment ph 0419 306593
Nick Botting - In Melbourne
Nick Botting -In Melbourne
15 October - 6 November 2010
An exhibition of paintings by celebrated Plein Air English painter Nick Botting. Pellegrini's; Florentino's Cellar Bar; the Universita in Carlton; the Royal Show; the beaches of Hampton and Brighton and on a very stormy day, Airey's Inlet. Only he took his paints with him! This exhibition is the result of his travels.
23 May - 13 June 2010
Including William Buelow Gould, Robert H. Dowling, J. H. Carse, A. E. Aldis, J. W. Curtis, J. A. Turner, J. H. Scheltema, A. H. Fullwood, A. W. Strutt, Hugh Ramsay, Charles Conder, Derwent Lees, Jessie Traill, Josephine Muntz-Adams, Bessie Davidson, Charles Bryant, Robert Campbell, Norbertine von Bresslern-Roth, Percy Lindsay, Gordon Coutts, Adrian Feint, H. R. Gallop and John D. Moore
A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies this exhibition and is available from the gallery
Eric Thake - Fifty Years of Christmas cards 1929-1980
featuring the collection of Clive and Dorothy Stephen
24 July - 15 August 2009
Artists include H. C. Allport, Howard Ashton, Julian Rossi Ashton, J. G. Brown, Nicholas Chevalier, Alfred T. Clint, Gordon Coutts, Arthur Esam, Gerald Fitzgerald, Rah Fizelle, William Ford, A. H. Fullwood, W. H. Gibbs, John B. Godson, Albert Hansen, Carlyle Jackson, John Lewin, Iso Rae, John Peter Russell, William Strutt, C. E. S Tindall, Jessie Traill, John E. Ward and Thomas Wright
drawings and pastels
3 - 22 March 2009
A terrific exhibition of drawings from the studio. Very few of her drawings left her studio during her lifetime. That is why such a fine selection is still possible. Subjects include Tower Hill; Port Fairy; Bendigo; Ararat; Gippsland; Eildon; Newcastle; Sydney; Auckland and other New Zealand subjects.
There are 44 works in the exhibition
10 - 31 October 2008
We hold regular exhibitions of Paintings from St. Petersburg in conjunction with London dealer, John Barkes.
In this exhibition the works come directly from artists' studios in Siberia and the Crimea as well as St. Petersburg. All are professional artists and members of a Union of Artists. Many are represented in Russian museums and, since the Gorbachev reforms of the 1980s, their paintings are increasingly seen in galleries in the U.K., Europe, America and, most recently, China. Among them are many artists who trained and taught at St Petersburg's prestigious Repin Academy.
Fine Australian Prints
8 - 24th March 2006 - The exhibition includes works by Francois Cogne, Eugene von Guerard, Louis Buvelot, Charles Conder, Violet Teague, Will Dyson, Victor Cobb, Jessie Traill, Frank Medworth, Theo Scharf, Ethel Carrick Fox, Hall Thorpe, Edward Warner, Norman Lindsay, Norma Bull. Murray Griffin, Adrian Feint, Noel Counihan, Eric Thake, Vic O'Connor, Mary Macqueen, John Olsen, Russell Drysdale, Brian Dunlop, Mary Hammond, Brett Whiteley, Jeffrey Smart, Sidney Nolan, Colin Lanceley, Lloyd Rees and Jan Senbergs
12th - 30th November 2004 - Clifford Bayliss was born in Footscray in 1912. He attended the National Gallery School between 1931 and 1935. In December 1935 he won the Travelling Scholarship amidst a blaze of publicity. He was somewhat of a legend at the art school. According to the late Alan McCulloch, "...the NGV was the only place for young aspiring artists....the star was Clifford Bayliss who could draw like Leonardo, and was a bohemian when it was not done. Bayliss was very poor and did these beautiful drawings, and seemed destined to win the travelling scholarship, which he did." ..... Conversations with Alan McCulloch by Christopher Heathcote, Art Monthly, April 1993, no. 58, page 15
Clifford Bayliss left Australia in 1936 and never returned but was always planning a show of his work here