15 May 2015

"Chris & RajArt"

The Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery is delighted to present the first exhibition by developing young Gin Gin artists Chris Doyle and Raj Rogers in “Chris and RajArt”, from Saturday 23rd May to Thursday 2nd July 2015. 

Chris is a new comer to the world of art, developing an interest in 2012, while spending time with renowned Australian artist Pat Witcher.  Focusing mainly on drawing in ink, he has also developed an interest in sculpture using steel, wood and other recycled objects.  His interests are often natural, including native wildlife, marine life and portraits of people at both ends of the age spectrum. 

Narayan Raj Rogers has been exploring paint since 2012.  He has enjoyed three years of experimenting mixing paints, glues, pigments; water paints, acrylic, homemade egg paints and flour paints.  He has been developing colours through mixing, spray paints and layering, and composition through collage.  He has especially had fun with different mediums and textures, using paint on walls, cement, wood, and especially covering his body with paint and them plastering himself with paper, cardboard or carpet and peeling them off!

A Rajput, Raj originates from the great artisans of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.  He currently lives in a studio on an acre of bushland just outside Gin Gin, Queensland which he shares with 3 fish, 2 guineas, 5 hens and a rooster, and where he is free to explore, play, swim, run, ride, climb, sing, dance, jump, bounce, swing, slide, sleep and eat at leisure, in his humanist kind of way!

07 May 2015

Plein Air Workshop

with Gary Woodfield
Gary will take participants through creating a landscape worked entirely without brushes!

Materials List:
30cm x 30cm canvas board or stretched frame
Acrylic paints and palette
Water and containers, cleaning cloths,
Cotton buds, skewers, household sponges.
Rubbish bag.

Other item
table & chair, hat, insect repellent, morning tea & lunch

Corner Monduran and Rosedale Road

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May
9.00am SHARP to 3.00pm

$25 per person per day.
Ring Gwen Field for further information
on 0402 573 356

27 March 2015


"Artist Friends" is the name chosen by the Monto Art Group for their exhibition at the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery, as the name explains who they are...Artists and Friends.
The Group has been going for many years and has two life members, who were there at the formation of the Art Group.
Over the years the members have held exhibitions in Monto, Mulgildie, Biloela and Mt. Perry.  They are now the stewards for the art section at the local Monto Show in April, and most of their members support the art section each year with their paintings.
Many of their members have been away to workshops in Mulgildie, Kenilworth, Maryborough and Mt. Perry.  They have held workshops in Monto, bringing in tutors from far and near to encourage and promote the groups artistic skills, and also have encouraged outside artists to have exhibitions in Monto at the Cultural Centre.
The Monto Art Group are looking forward to this exhibition in the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery as a way of giving art lovers a chance to see what the artists of Monto have to offer.
The Exhibition Season is Tuesday 7th April to Thursday 21st May 2015.  Opening Ceremony is Saturday 11th April at 2 p.m.
                                 L to R:  Sandra Clarke, Secretary; Sue Ison, Publicity Officer;
                                              Elaine Cook, Treasurer and Coralie Keiler, President.

18 March 2015

Ross Driver Workshop Postponment

The Plein Air workshop with Ross Driver scheduled for this weekend 21st March has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later date.
More details will be posted when available.

20 January 2015


 The Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery is holding an "ART SALE" during January and February.

Local artists' artwork will be on sale at discount prices.  There will be various artists from the Bundaberg Region displaying their paintings, pottery, painted denim clothes and jewellery which are in a variety of styles, media and sizes.

This a great opportunity to support your local artists and purchase some wonderful artwork at reduced prices.  Why not bring a friend or two and have a day out.  Sit on the lovely veranda and have a cuppa.  Then wander through the gallery and view the Art Sale, perhaps you will find just what you are looking for.  Then have a look through our extensive Gift Shop.

If you have any questions ask one of our Volunteers they will be
happy to answer.

18 November 2014

"Wild Boundaries"

The Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery is delighted to present "Wild Boundaries" by Gin Gin Wildlife artist, Gary Woodfield.

Gary writes: I like to think of my art as one continuing mural depicting a never ending story of wildlife scenarios.  I feel more connected to my paintings when I am actually portraying a wild habitat surrounding my chosen subject matter.  I get a lot of inspiration from my local rugged wilderness, which for me is very fortunate for my research into various forms of wildlife. 

NO BRUSHES are used to create my artworks.  I practice ancient traditional techniques such as etching and scratching methodologies onto my canvas.  Using an earthly colour pallet of acrylic paints blended with red soil, allows me to visualize a unique perspective similar to that of animals which see colour in restricted vision.  It is these techniques which draw an audience into the depth of my work creating that instant eye contact.     I rely on natural found objects like bark off trees, pine quills from branches and various other items such as sponges, skewers, cotton buds to create my artworks rich with detail.

Visit the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery to view Garys artwork from Tuesday 2nd December 2014 to Saturday 17th January 2015.  All work for sale, ask about out layby service.