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.