July Newsletter

July Update from Montville Art Gallery

David Hinchliffe workshop bookings now open, new work from master printmaker Kim Herringe, artists John Pearson and Julie Hutchings.
June and July has seen a welcome influx of art lovers viewing the new works and updated displays, and enjoying our gorgeous winter in Montville.

From August 28 to 30, we are hosting a three-day landscape workshop with well-known Brisbane artist David Hinchliffe.  All materials, canvases, paints, brushes, easels, guidance and tuition, morning and afternoon teas are included.  We will be painting en-plein air in and around our hinterland town of Montville.  Cost is $450 per day or $1200 for all three days.   Please call or email the gallery to reserve your place or get more information.

Our featured artist this month is incredibly talented Maleny printmaker Kim Herringe.  Her reductive linoprints have to be seen to be believed, so full of detail and atmosphere.  Kim is experienced in a wide range of printing techniques and will be in the gallery on Sunday 26 July 10.00am to 12.30pm giving a demonstration and answering any questions you may have regarding her artworks

When it comes to horses, Julie Hutchings has the background to truly understand them, having worked around them most of her life.  She has given her latest horse paintings a character and personality all of their own.

John Pearson has delivered a collection of themed paintings celebrating the age of VW beetles and kombis.  If you have memories of driving these classic vehicles come in and check out John’s interpretation.  (Or even if you wished you had!)

Anne Yang’s new paintings have a gentle and tranquil feel to them.

June Newsletter

June Update from Montville Art Gallery

Our artists have been particularly productive in the last few months and as a result we have many fabulous new works of art on display.

Our featured artist this month is Kate Graham.  Kate’s work is colourful, fun and whimsical, with an imaginative contemporary feel.  She left a corporate career as a senior graphic designer to follow her dream of being a full-time artist, and we have new works on display featuring lighthouses, cockatoos and naive landscapes.   

We warmly welcome into the gallery a sculptor with an amazing talent in bronze, Mela Cooke.  Her very life-like figures depict every day activities in a remarkable way.

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.




January News from Montville Art Gallery

Welcome to a brand new year of art.  Our first featured artist for 2020 is Lorraine Rogers, an artist with a consistently high standard of sparkling watercolours on display.  Noosa seascapes and our evergreen hinterland of mountains and forest are captured in her distinctive style.

Kendall has delivered new works with her trademark bright and colourful style, guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  Her subjects not only include her classic flowers but also her lighthouse series.

Also brand new are Judith Dalozzo’s fabulous series of flower arrangements.  Her technique and paint handling deliver a vibrant and 3-dimensional effect.

Solid bronze sculptures by Eddie Wentorf are finely crafted iconic Australian animals and birds, and can be easily posted anywhere, making them a perfect gift. 


October News from Montville Art Gallery

Featured artist Keith Betts, new work from Greg Adams, Todd Whisson, Kate Graham and Des Rolph. No-one needs reminding that Christmas is just around the corner – time to purchase or layby that perfect gift of original art, and take advantage of complimentary gift-wrapping.

Notable among the new arrivals are the works of our October Featured Artist, Keith Betts.  Keith is one of our Sydney-based artists, and his landscapes feature recognisable landmarks and vivid inner city streets, with his shadow and sunlight subjects rendered in a lush textured, almost sculptural, oil. 

We welcome into the gallery a new artist with huge potential.  Kate Graham, whose father was also a highly talented illustrator and artist, has her own original style which is already garnering lots of attention.  Her landscapes have a simplified, almost naive style which is very engaging. 

Our gallery artist Laura Vecmane has taken another prize at the Sculpture On The Edge exhibition, currently on display at Spicers Tamarind in Maleny.  Definitely worth a wander around the gorgeous grounds to view some amazing works, and also come and see Laura’s paintings on display at our gallery.  We have two new smaller works just in, part of a basis for a new fabric design, and these originals are $480 each.

Our second new artist this month is Sunshine Coast-based Des Rolph.  She comes with a respectable pedigree of previous sell-out shows and other exhibitions.  Her loose impressionistic style is displayed in small and powerful landscape scenes.


September News from Montville Art Gallery

Our featured artist Julie Hutchings, and new work from Bruce
Buchanan and Wayne Malkin.
This is the perfect time to layby a wonderful gift for Christmas!
In September we are turning the spotlight on our figurative artist
Julie Hutchings.  Her loose and engaging style has a fabulous
sense of movement and shape.
New works from Bruce Buchanan are now on display.  These
superb watercolours have a quality all of their own and are simply stunning.  Each painting has a very atmospheric feel using a
cleverly constructed combination of colours.
New additions to Wayne Malkins’ ongoing and popular
‘Turbulence’ Series have now arrived in the gallery. The artist
works from his own collection of images and studies, all from
Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. “I keep an eye on the weather and surf reports” Wayne explains, “and when there is large surf
and interesting weather, I’m on to it, making records for future
paintings”.

All paintings are on our Montville Art Gallery website, and we do freight Australia- and world-wide. Please email or call if you would like any more information about works. Lay-by and Art Money are also available to assist with purchasing.

July News

July update from Montville Art Gallery

Our artist in the spotlight this month is Gary Myers. 
A local artist with over 30 solo exhibitions to his name, his style
reflects a larrikin flavour.  His colours are bright, his subject
matter and compositions are strong and his impact as an
artist is very memorable. To see all of Gary’s available
works click here.
A new large scale work has arrived from Wayne Malkin.  Titled
‘Currimundi’, it depicts the sand hill at the entrance to the
Currimundi Lake, here on the Sunshine Coast, on a perfect
cloudless day.  For full details, click here.
Those who collect bronze sculptures always seem so
passionate about their interest.  One of the artists
generating this excitement is Catherine Anderson,
whose recent new editions that arrived into the gallery
include ‘German Shorthair Pointer’ and ‘The Arab’, at
the same time elegant, animated and classical.  For
more details on these and more of Catherines’ work,
click here.
We carry an extensive range of Jan Jorgensen limited edition
giclee prints, available both framed and unframed. These are
taken from her well-known Brisbane street-scapes, and
are full of typical Queensland colour and vitality.

May News from Montville Art Gallery

We are thrilled to have been nominated in the Montville category of the Glass House Mountain Small Business Awards.  It’s so lovely to have had our gallery recognised, so much has happened in the two years since we took over this long-standing Montville institution.

Bruce Buchanan will be appearing in our gallery on Sunday 12 May, from 1pm to 3pm.  If you are a fan of his fabulous atmospheric works then don’t miss this opportunity to get an insight into his artistic mindset. Bruce is also our featured artist for May.
For more information on these and other works click here.

Two recent works into the gallery are from Montville artist Christopher De Lisle.  These are large scale, vertical format works with vibrant colours which certainly capture the imagination.  You can see more information on these two works here.


All paintings are on our Montville Art Gallery website, and we do freight Australia- and world-wide.  Please email or call if you would like any more information about works.  Lay-by and Art Money are also available to assist with purchasing.

April news from Montville Art Gallery

This month, the star of our show at Montville Art Gallery is David Hinchliffe.
David is becoming more and more internationally known, and he has a instantly recognisable style. We have works available from our stockroom sale, along with new works, and can offer a 10% discount on works not already reduced.
For full details and to see available works, click here.

Sunshine Coast artist John Pearson has delivered a new collection of works all highlighting a gentler way of Australian life.  His depictions of buildings with character and rural idylls take you to a world away from the city.  To see all his available works click here

Julie Hutchings is an artist with an eye for the human form.  Her fluid and loose approach has attracted many collectors.  Here are a few of her recent works into the gallery.    To see more, click here.

Two smaller works from Wayne Malkin have also arrived, these are new additions to the Turbulence series, both are fully framed and sized at 29cm x 104cm.  For more information, see Wayne’s work on our website here.

All paintings are on our Montville Art Gallery website, and we do freight Australia- and world-wide.  Please email or call if you would like any more information about works.  Lay-by and Art Money are also available to assist with purchasing.