May update from Montville Art Gallery

We are happy to announce that the gallery has opened it’s doors again, albeit with shorter hours until a full ease of restrictions.  Please contact us if you are planning a visit and want to make sure we are open or to book a private viewing (and have the gallery all to yourselves!). You can also check our Facebook page for current opening hours, and remember that our art is still available to enjoy and view in a number of different ways:

1.   Contact us for videos or photos of work in close up, hanging on the wall or with relative sizing.

2.   Our website which is constantly being updated with artist’s new work, showing an image, sizing and pricing.

3.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Did you know that Montville has a fabulous open area called Russell Family Park, metres from the Main Street, with a new childrens playground and BBQ and picnic facilities, overlooking a lake.  You can access it from a couple of different points in town – from the new car park behind the visitors centre, down the steps behind the IGA or walking down alongside the Camphor Cottage cafe.  Take some of Mary’s homemade scones and great coffee from Camphor Cottage for a picnic while in town!

Our artist in the spotlight this month is Todd Whisson, we have just received in several large scale works, which all reflect his skill in contemporary oil painting techniques.

During these exceptional times our artists have been busy producing new and exciting works, including this bronze from Sunshine Coast artist Cameron Crossley.  ‘The Seeker’ epitomises a fusion of modern and classical figure sculpture.

Gallery owner Wayne Malkin has also completed two new large scale ocean scenes in his Turbulence series, now on display in the gallery.  Both show breaking waves at Mooloolabah on our gorgeous Sunshine Coast.  For more details see Wayne’s work on our website

We welcome back to the gallery Magnetic Island-based artist Peter Lawson, with a long career as a professional artist behind him, and an impressive list of awards and acclaim for his oil painting excellence.  A great-nephew of the noted Australian poet Henry Lawson, Peter portrays the Australian landscape in all its sunlit glory.