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Well, That Was Fun!

It seems incredible that the season is over so quickly! Where did summer go?

Kempt Lake Laundry

We’ve cleared and cleaned the place so once again the gallery takes on its winter look, white walls waiting expectantly for a new season’s colour. We’ve even done the laundry!
We’ve left a little intrigue in the window display, if you care to stop and look in. And our wonderful dragon will also be finding winter quarters, so pop along and see him while you can, he’s a magnificent creature.
If you came to the gallery in 2017, or just supported us from afar – thank you!


Two days to go but the results are in

Yes, there are still two days to go until the gallery closes for the season at 5pm on Saturday 23rd. But here’s the news of what our visitors have thought of this year’s art.

Anyone who’s been in our space will know that we encourage everyone to sign the guest book. Not everyone does, of course, but those who do often leave a comment or two.

A count of the favourite words gives this predicted result for 2017:
1. Lovely/Love
2. Beautiful
3. Amazing
4. Wonderful
5. Great
6=. Awesome, Fabulous
8=. Charming, Excellent, Invigorating

If your word for the gallery is not on the list, or maybe you’d like to see Amazing top the chart, then there are two days to come and make a difference! (But please note that the proposed closing party for Friday 22nd will no longer take place).

Need another incentive? How about 10% off everything and 20% off some things? Friday and Saturday, after that it’ll be gone!

Irrepressible – the glass art of Tammy Lewis

What better word to describe the super talent that is Tammy Lewis? Her art is in short supply, but the gallery is privileged to have three pieces on display this summer and hopeful of seeing a fourth by the end of August.

Tammy is one artist amongst many at the gallery, where we have beautiful things from a dozen artists.

Another season beckons . . .

Jaime Dexter’s work from 2015

It’s been a long wait for news but finally the decision has been made – the gallery will open again this year! The date has yet to be fixed but we’re hoping for the week ending July 7th, watch this space and Facebook for details as we get nearer the time. We’re already sure of some artists from previous years with other yet to confirm. There’ll be new work from everyone, plus maybe a few favourites from last year. We haven’t seen any of it yet and we’re very excited at the prospect of sharing it with all our friends and supporters.

A great way to close

The Bear Friend Rebekah Wetmore
The Bear Friend – Rebekah Wetmore

Thank you everybody who helped celebrate the 2015 season last week, it was a great way to sign off with all the friends, supporters and artists who dropped in (and those that stayed a lot longer too!) We’ve had a wonderful year and hundreds of visitors have enjoyed the work on display. More than thirty pieces of art have found their way to new homes since we opened in July, and we’ve welcomed guests from Nunavut to Panama and Germany to the Yukon. Let’s see if we can do it all again in 2016!

To close the season a photo of another painting by Rebekah Wetmore, something to carry the imagination through the winter.

Last Seen in Kempt . . .

The end of another great season is fast approaching, but there’s still time to drop in and enjoy some beautiful creations. Did you know we have some amazing work from Cheryl Stone in the form of her Pulp Humour series of papier mache? Or original paintings from Megan Gallant? Tom Leger’s beautiful lamps feel like part of the lighting but they’re works of art on their own. There’s still plenty to choose from, not least exquisite pencil drawings from Kelli Janson.

St Mary's Bay by Kelli Janson
St Mary’s Bay by Kelli Janson

If you can’t make it to the gallery before, then please come and join us on Tuesday 13th October from 4.30 until around 7 when we’ll end the season with a few bubbles, an opportunity to meet one or two artists, and a last chance to enjoy some of their wonderful creativity .

A Day in 3 Minutes

New work from Fran Whitelaw
A taste of new work from Fran Whitelaw

Setting up the gallery to start the season is a longer job that you might think, but it is also great fun. With the help of Katy Hopkins of The Picture House and Tammy Lewis (artist in residence until 10th August!), the day of the final set-up was recorded for all to share. You can view it here and catch a glimpse of some of the wonderful and varied art on show.
Opening hours are a little more variable while Tammy is in charge and she juggles family commitments and work, so please check the times here or on Facebook.