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.


16 November 2014

Meditation Workshop

Photo courtesy PDPhoto.org
Join us for a day of 
Fun, New Experiences & Relaxation

The Workshop will include:
  • Meditation for beginners to the experience.
  • Introduction to Crystals and how they can help you.
  • Pendulums. How to use them and what they are used for.
  • Introduction to Chakras and Auras. What they are and how they affect our body mind and spirit.
  • Introduction to Numerology and, if time permits, find your Life Plan.
There will be 3 Meditations during the day:
  • Relaxation Meditation
  • Chakra Healing and Aura Cleanse Meditation
  • Meet your Angel or Spirit Guide Meditation
Gwen will be available for short Aura Readings during the day.

WHEN: Saturday, November 29th from 9am to 4pm
WHERE: Youth Activity Centre
       Tirroan Road Gin Gin
COST:  $25
BOOKINGS: phone Gwen - 0402 573 356

Morning and afternoon tea supplied
Please bring a plate of savoury or sweets for an end of workshop celebration.
Also bring a Comfortable Chair with arms
Please arrive in time for a 9am start.

Available for purchase on the day at Special Workshop Price 
  • Meditation CD's and Mp3's (for Mp3 just bring a USB/flash drive.
  • Crystals, Healing Wands and healing Rattles
  • Pendulums.
Great last minute gift ideas for Christmas!
For enquiries call Joanne - 4156 3682


15 October 2014

"An Italian Affair"

This exhibition, “An Italian Affair” with works by the Italian artists:  Marco Miot, Franco Ciot. Stefano Padovan, Loretta Cappanera, Enzo costa and Maurizio Frullani with the participation of Sue Purnell, Deon Hands and Dion Channer will be on display at the Gin Gin Regional Courthouse Gallery during the month of November, with a special V.I.P. Viewing on Friday evening 31st October 2014 at 7 p.m.
Dion Channer lived and worked as a teacher of English in Italy on and off for 30 years until June 2003.  During the latter 20 of those years, he taught English at the University of Trieste as well as privately and made paper by hand in various forms and for various uses.  A large proportion of those uses involved art in one form or another.  Naturally, he met and became friendly with a number of people who are artists, among whom are the six indicated above. 
Prior to departing Italy in 2003 and then again during a visit in 2007, he asked these people if they would like to exhibit in Australia.  At the time, all said they would and so, without obligation he had an event such as this in mind. Awaiting an opportunity to offer itself on their behalf.
An exhibition of the work of three of the artists, Marco Miot, Franco Ciot and Stefano Padovan was held at the Gympie Regional Gallery in November 2010.
Marco Miot (pronounced, me-ot) is an illustrator with a quirky sense of humour who has exhibited widely.  Franco Ciot (pronounced, chot) is an accomplished visual artist specializing in the creation of amazing sculptures.  Stefano Padovan is alsoa sculptor who is highly respected and sought after for commissions both public and private.  He specializes in the use of a combination of iron and stone.    Loretta Cappanera is an artist of long standing who has graced many exhibitions with her exquisite artist’s books.  Dion had the privilege of making the paper for and then binding one such exhibit.  Enzo Costa is one of those people who is single minded in his pursuit of excellence.  Dion was able to ‘pass forward’ the brilliant teaching he received from his bookbinding master, Charlie Zammit by showing Enzo the binding process which he, Enzo, has taken to whole different, higher level.  Maurizio Frullani is a photographer whose camera captures far more than the average person ever sees.  His subjects are exquititely represented in hiswork and many, including Dion, have been captured for all time by his expertise.
It has been decided to include works by three other artists, two are Australian and one, Dion Channer is Australian/Italian/British.

                                                           Dion Channer & Sue Purnell
                                                                       Enzo Costa
                                                                       Franco Ciot
                                                                 Loretta Cappanera
                                                                        Marco Miot
                                                                  Maurizio Frullani

                                                                 Stefano Padovan