Robyn Andrews

Artist Statement

Robyn paints in her country home studio at 'Loren Vale', Goolma NSW.  She is President and a valued member of Arts Council Gulgong Inc.  Robyn is a trained educator, play wright, stage manager and actor with Mudgee Dramatic Society.  Robyn is a committee member of the Mid-Western Regional Gallery.

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Robyn Andrews

 President of Arts Council Inc Robyn is a watercolour artist and exhibits her work at our annual exhibitions

Susan Bridgfords

Artist Statement

Susan Bridgford is a member of the mid-western area Ceramic Focus Group. Creating ceramic art for 14 years and actively exhibits with the Group. She exhibits locally and her work has been featured at Cudgegong Gallery, Fairview ArtSpace and The Stables in Mudgee.

“My home studio is situated in a rural bush setting on the outskirts of Gulgong. Primarily I throw in porcelain clay and make decorative utility ware. My aim is to make pieces that are beautiful to look at and at the same time, be a part of the ‘every day’ life experience. When faced with the blank clay canvas of a thrown form, is a time where I enjoy exploring the use of a variety of many decorating techniques, bringing beauty and function to the piece.

Ceramics displayed in my most current exhibition, ‘Feathered Friends’, consisted of a combination of thrown and handmade pieces. My collaborative theme for this body of work was birds and their homes. Handmade, slab constructed, terracotta bird houses were featured, making a pleasant home for a visiting bird. My work has always been about aesthetics and function.”

In 2008 Susan completed Certificate IV Ceramics, 2012 achieved Certificate IV Visual Arts and Certificate III in Arts Administration.

Receiving a Country Arts Programme Grant from Regional Arts NSW in 2009, Susan worked with gifted and talented visual arts’ students from Gulgong High School. In this interactive ceramics workshop ‘Hands on Clay’, students worked in clay using a variety of hand building and decorating techniques and were involved in a group raku firing.

Being an active member of her local community, Susan co-ordinates the Ceramic Section of the Gulgong Show and has also co-ordinated shop window, ceramic displays for 3 of the international clay events, the last being Clay Push in 2013. More recently she became the President/Secretary of Art Council of Gulgong where she continues to support the arts in her community.

“The endless world of knowledge and learning that comes with my passion for clay is the reason I love to pot. This learning is infinite, as is clay’s malleable form. Its energy gives me an escape to dream.”

Susan Bridgford

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'Gulgong Local Arts & Crafts'

Herbert Street Gulgong NSW

 

 

Kay Binns

Artist Statement

I have been potting now for quite a few years, since moving to the bush as part of the ‘Back to the Earth’ movement and have completed several years of TAFE study in ceramics.

As a self-sufficient potter, I do the usual; bowls, mugs, jugs etc. I also like to do sculptures on various themes. In my gas-kiln, I fire both earthenware and stoneware and would describe my work as ‘rustic.’


Living in Gulgong, I also participate with a stall at the monthly Gulgong market which is every fourth Saturday of the month at Coronation Park in Gulgong.

I like to think that people who buy my works will enjoy them, as much as I enjoy making them.

Kay Binns

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Gulgong Markets

Monthly Markets held every 4th Saturday of the month.

 

Coronation Park, 129 Mayne Street, Gulgong NSW 2852

The Gallery Gulgong

139 Mayne Street, Gulgong NSW 2852

Denise Faulkner

Artist Statement

Born in Darlinghurst and grew up in Drummoyne, both inner suburbs of Sydney. Denise Faulkner completed a Diploma of Fine Arts at the National Art School in Darlinghurst, Sydney in 1996, and then a Degree from the same college a few years later. After a few group shows with friends she turned her back on being a professional artist, preferring to eat, and so got a job in the Gallery Shop at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Starting as a lowly casual she rose to the dizzying heights of Book Buyer, thereby combining her two great loves, art and books. Whilst there she did many various part time and evening courses from Psychology to Jewellery Making and Creative Writing in a bid to keep her mind active.

This year, herself, her partner and their cat took the bold plunge and moved permanently to their weekender situated on a bush block in the country, a long way removed from the city life she was used to. She spends her days watching birds, painting, making jewellery, growing vegetables, learning to drive and enjoying life. She is still adapting to the peace, the tranquillity, the stars, the wildlife, and of course, the inspiration, but loving every minute of it.

Denise Faulkner

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Michael Reid 

Cnr Boyd and Mayne Streets

Murrurundi

The Upper Hunter, NSW, 2338

Artisan On Lewis

13 Lewis STREET
MUDGEE 2850

Sue Nichols

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                      'The Gallery Gulgong'

Herbert Street

Gulgong 2852

New South Wale

 

Sue Nichols

See Sue's Work

                      'The Gallery Gulgong'

Herbert Street

Gulgong 2852

New South Wale

 

Sue Nichols

Artist Statement

My love of the Australian landscape is reflected in my watercolours. Many of my paintings feature water in the landscape and the luminosity of watercolour paints is perfect for creating the sparkle, depth and reflections in water.

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Toni Morrison

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'Toni's Studio 186'

186 Laheys Creek Rd Gulgong NSW

Find her on facebook

'Dust & Boots'

Mayne Street Gulgong NSW

May Raechelle Gallery Millthorpe NSW

Platypus Gallery Forbes NSW

 

 

Toni Morrison

Artist Statement

Textile Artist

Toni has worked with textiles and other crafts for many years. 

Toni discovered working with wool fiber around 2009 after participating in a felting workshop which demonstrated the basic procedures.

Toni continued experimenting and researching different techniques and different fibers which ultimately led to concentrating her practice in 3 dimensional sculptures

In 2019, Toni was a finalist at the Woollahra Small Sculptures exhibition in Double Bay NSW and also at Stanthorpe Regional Gallery Qld exhibition.  Toni , has collaborated with her sister Cecily Walters of Ma's Fiber Art and became 'The Twisted Sisters'.  We collaboratively exhibited at Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo NSW in a Home Ground exhibition 'Imperfect'

Toni also exhibits throughout the Central West of NSW regularly and holds workshops at local schools and pre-schools and for private groups.

 

Forbes Tourist Information Centre

Belinda Davies

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                         'Karralika Studio'

Moonlight Street

Gulgong 2852

New South Wale

 

Belinda Davies

Artist Statement

Self taught abstract and mosaic artist working from 'Karralika Studio', Gulgong NSW. 

Working mainly in acrylics on canvas. The subject normally is irrelevant, the bright colours are what commit me to a painting. Having said that I work in black and white as well depending on how I feel! 

I am right handed but tend to paint the final stages with my left hand as it gives me the lines I'm looking for.

Recently started in mosaics a wonderful therapeutic past time where I can loose myself in the process. 

I hope you enjoy my art!

Cecily Walters

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Ma's Fibre Art

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Cecily Walters

Artist Statement

Textile Artist

Cecily works with wool silk bamboo and mohair fibres as well as silk and cotton fabric. The use of natural dyes as well as chemical dyes are used to accommodate the creation at hand to create amazing sculptures as well as wearable art.  Cecily and Toni Morrison are sister and have combined their talents and became the Twisted Sisters Fabulous Felting.  Cecily works from her home in Parkes NSW and joins Toni in her studio near Gulgong NSW where they create special items for exhibitions.

The Twisted Sisters enjoy the creative challenges and processes of exhibiting their creations throughout NSW Central West, Sydney and Queenslanc demonstrating and delivering workshops.

 

Forbes Tourist Information Centre

May Raechelle Art Gallery 

Pim Street Millthorpe NSW

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