Art & Galleries
Dianne Hocking Artist Studio Gallery
Paintings by well-known local artist Dianne Hocking are on show at her Studio Gallery at Mirador. Dianne Hocking studied with Frederic Bates at the Royal Art Society in North Sydney. Dianne has travelled, the cruising lifestyle enabled Dianne to devote much time to her growing passion for painting. Dianne’s portrayal of the high country has also had a great demand and she exhibited her works at the Vineview Gallery, Murrumbateman, the Kunama Gallery, Jindabyne and the Raglan Gallery in Cooma. In 2003 Dianne settled in Merimbula. Dianne’s work can be seen at The Coast Seaside Gallery, Merimbula and she exhibits at regular showings with “Sapphire Watercolourists”. Dianne has work in private collections in both Australia and overseas. Dianne is the president of “Sapphire Watercolourists”. 1996 Dianne won the Kosciusko Art Award. 2001 Dianne won the Woodbridge Plein Air Competition.
Tracey Creighton – Artist
LOCAL ARTIST I DESIGNER I TUTOR
ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART
I’ve worked as a professional artist for over 40 years and create artwork which reflects a great diversity of style, colour, medium and technique. I exhibit regularly in Merimbula and interstate with new paintings being available to view on my website. Commissioned artwork is my specialty and I would be happy to discuss your specific requirement for your home or corporate environment. Private viewing appointments may be made.
Whether you are beginner and just wanting to try your hand at painting or drawing, or have had a little or a lot of painting experience, there will always be something new to learn and challenge you. I invite you to join one of my art classes or creative art workshops, and develop new skills whilst learning how to express your creative self in a relaxed and professional environment. Discover how to prepare your paper or canvas, draw up your design, select and mix colours, apply paint and mediums, learn some exciting techniques and create a beautiful work of art.
My art classes and workshops are designed to offer easy step-by step instructions which have my students creating unique works of art of which they can feel very proud to take home and hang on their wall.
You could try your hand at painting beautiful flowers, seascapes, mountain scenes, wildlife, colourful abstracts or perhaps explore mixed medium in one of my of half day, one day or two day workshops. Private art classes are also available.
See my website for more details of upcoming workshops in Merimbula or Canberra, or view my YouTube painting demonstration video from my episode of the ’Colour in Your Life’ TV series.
Bega Cheese Heritage Centre
The Heritage Centre is a faithful reproduction of one of the first buildings to be constructed on the Bega Cheese site in 1899. The Heritage Centre has a comprehensive display of cheese and butter making equipment from the turn of the 19th Century, giving visitors the chance to see how early farmers in our region lived, worked and transported their wares. Pop in for a browse and purchase as we have great art and craft as well as souvenirs. You can dine in our café, sample local cheeses and try some of our delicious dairy products.
Peter Dunne Studio Gallery
Originally from Melbourne, Peter has painted this area, overseas and in other parts of Australia for many years, in watercolour and oils, for which he has won many awards. Sketch portraits can be done at times by arrangement.
Open most weekends & holidays 2 – 5pm.
02 6495 9082
0418 864 727
Dee Gee’s Photography
We are a couple of photographers on the Far South Coast of NSW Australia who enjoy capturing beautiful vistas and beauty in people. Dee is fascinated by people and details and is always looking for that something special that might otherwise go unnoticed. Gee loves the big picture, the sweeping landscapes, the shimmering colours of the sky, all of natures majesty. All our pictures are available for purchase and we are also available for photo shoots and commissions. Simply leave us a message here or on our Facebook page for details and bookings. In the meantime, please enjoy our photos and let us know what you think.
Ivy Hill Gallery
Ivy Hill features the work of significant contemporary artists, both emerging and established, many of whom live and work in the region.
The gallery is located on a farm in the fertile Wapengo Valley between Tathra and Bermagui, in a well known artistic and cultural haven. Ivy Hill’s season runs from the beginning of October to the middle of June with exhibitions changing each month. Between June and August the gallery is open by appointment. Ivyhill is part of the Coast Road art and food trail from Tathra to Bermagui.
Exhibitions of painting and sculpture by leading contemporary artists of the region. Check the website for dates and times.
Tathra Hall Art and Craft Market
A New Year ”Show and Sell ” at Tathra Hall
Wool and wood work, fabric, fibre, glass, paintings, prints, rugs, jewellery, clothing, ceramic, Japanese art and craft, art studio clearance, antique books, tools, printing memorabilia, collectables.
Tathra Hall Art and Craft market will run from 2nd to 10th Jan. 2018,10 to 4 pm.
Australian Pottery @ Bemboka
This is a gallery showcasing Australian pottery made in the last half century, some bought new for our own collection, others sourced from the secondary market. See the wonder of wood-fired works with the delicacy of porcelain and the bling of lustres and crystalline glazes. All items are available for sale. Opening hours October to June 10am – 5 pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday) OR by appointment.
All my designs are one-of-a-kind or limited editions pieces using the highest quality materials sourced from around the world. Materials such as pearls, swarovski crystals, venetian glass, lampwork beads, semi-precious and natural stones, as well as precious metals. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or if you would like something custom made for that special occasion.
Please call for open times.