In 1986 I closed my gallery in Armadale and moved to the current address in Carlton where I have held over 100 exhibitions of Early and Modern Australian Art with the help of John and Edward Barkes. We added a new string to our bow in 2007 by opening a second gallery in Hampton with Caroline Chesterfield. We focused primarily on Contemporary art in Hampton and enjoyed the time there adding Kylie Elkington, Jeff Ferris, Barry Dickins, Brigid Cole-Adams and the Mangkaja Artists from Fitzroy Crossing to our stable. The building was sold late last year and for one reason or another, we reluctantly decided to concentrate on Carlton. Our Basement gallery in Carlton now houses our Contemporary work
Over 100 works under $2,000
These works have been specially selected from many hundreds of paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints on the basis of quality and price.
And of course they are my favourites and suitable for Christmas presents!
9 - 23 December 2015
10-31 October 2014
Spirit of the Bush
Three Decades of Paintings featuring a collection of forgotten landscapes painted in the early 1990s. From the Flinders Ranges to the Gulf Country!
John Elder interviewed Celia about her work. It appeared in the Sunday Age on October 19th, 2014 It can be viewed here online if you missed it!
23 August to 7 September 2014
Brian Cleugh was born in 1932 in Milling Street, Gateshead, a mining town in County Durham, North England. He left school at the age of 14 to become, like his father, a Boilermaker. In 1959 he came to Melbourne for two years, then migrated here 10 years later.
These paintings have been produced over the last fifty years. They depict memories of his hometown, Gateshead, and the people, stories and town he left behind.
This is his first exhibition.
14 - 29 June 2014
50 Years of Hand-pressed Linocuts
From the studio of this remarkable 96 year old artist. Subjects include many Australian Birds and Animals. They are all hand-printed by the artist.
Joyce Meier is represented in the collections of the National Gallery, Canberra; Australian War Memorial and the State Library of Victoria
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
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.
13th August - 3 September 2010
13th August - 3 September 2010
Over the last 27 years we have had 32 exhibitions of Modern Australian Paintings. They have always included works by William Dobell, Sidney Nolan, Francis Lymburner and often Charles Blackman, George Lawrence and Danila Vassilieff. They are all included in this exhibition. Some are works we previously sold and are delighted to have back again.(Lymburner Showgirl and Lovers) We also include works we consider good value even if they are by lesser known artists like the striking paintings by Eric Stewart, a self taught artist who was plagued by ill-health and had a consuming passion for indigenous culture; or the London painting by Rachel Roxburgh.
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.