Description of Venue
All lino prints shown are by Pip Williams and are available for sale. They are mostly limited edition (average 5-6 prints per edition), so may be unavailable if sold out. Unframed prints can be mailed upon purchase for a small cost.
Framed prints are on show in the gallery as well as many other unframed ones. The average size of the prints is 300x400mm( not including border). The average cost of this size unframed is $320.
There are many larger works including scrolls & shoji screens, which , of course are more expensive. Designed and hand made by Chris Williams. The 16 joints in the hardwood main frame are traditional mortise and tenon. The timber kumiko holding the paper is hand cut and joined and the traditional washi paper is printed with original linocut prints by Pip Williams.
Over the winter Pip has been spinning, knitting & dying- alpaca mostly. A vast array of gorgeous children’s & adult knits are the result. Colour, of course is riotous & all are quite unique.
We are still featuring a more ‘mature’ local artist- Graeme Bentley: a ceramicist. He is semi retired & his work is becoming scarce- the sheer energy required for the monumental work is just not there any more. So we need to applaud him & snap up his work while we can. Graeme’s large urns which are displayed in our gorgeous garden gallery are classic in style, while his inside pieces are both utilitarian & beautifully sculpted. The prices are ridiculously low, therefore many are already sold.
Also featuring is a new artist to the area, Jason Cheel, a tennis coach by day & artist by night. The gallery has a collection of his miniatures, which are reminiscent of the 9 by 5 Impressionist cigar box lid painters. His landscapes in oil, some grouped in 2’s & 3’s are in the style of the Florida Highwaymen. These are a fascinating group of 26 Afro/American painters in the 50’s, who used construction materials to paint with, due to their poverty, &, therefore were not accepted into galleries. They would sell their small works along the highways in order to survive. Of course now they are widely recognised in the States!
We also have a small number of his larger fascinating oils on board. We also feature local artists as well as friends from my past life around Ballarat.