31st March - 29th April 2018

Stephen Draper | Elizabeth Edmonds

Stephen and Elizabeth combine their artistry
to take us on a journey along our wonderful coastline.
Stephen designs and creates sculptural pieces working
in various media, primarily teak, capturing the flow and
movement, the depths and shadows of sea life . . .
above and below the waterline.
Elizabeth is a visual artist who's love of the natural
environment is expressed through pencil, ink, acrylic
and watercolour.

Afterglow | Carly Le Cerf

Australian Artist Carly Le Cerf is known for
her aerial and vista landscape paintings of
the Great Southern Region, WA. She creates
her unique works using a mixed media of
encaustic painting medium, acrylic and oil
paint layered and applied to the board to
create a highly textured effect. She spends
hours on each piece, allowing the process
to have a voice while it takes her on a journey
of discovery towards a pure and personal
expression of the landscape.


The word "indigo" brings so many flashes of association - the colour, the plants, a budget Indian airline!

However for me, the main meaning is "transformation and wonderment". The magic of fermenting a plant and extracting the colour - the excitement of pulling green fabric from a dye pot and watching it oxidise and become blue. The wonder of human ingenuity in discovering the process. Indigo is all about the hidden being revealed.
Penny Jewell, 2016

Flourish | Kate Floyd
Flourish is Kate's first solo exhibition and showcases botanical paintings,
influenced by her time spent in and around Walpole.
As a self taught artist, Kate has been fortunate to study under such renowned artists
as D'hange Yammanee, Becky Blair and Jennifer Sadler.
Kate uses a variety of media including acrylics, oils, collage, printing and encaustics.

JOURNEY | Leanne Fry
Petrichor Gallery is so proud to present this exhibition by Nornalup artist, Leanne Fry. Leanne works principally in encaustics and in her first solo exhibition will premiere works created using the finest locally produced beeswax.
K2tog | Sarah Walker and Jo Court
K2tog (Knit two together) is a joint exhibition by Sarah and Jo of the Peaceful Bay Beanie Co. See knitting in a new and contemporary form as sculptures, paintings and wearable art.
Wilds | Elizabeth Edmonds
16th September - 15th October 2017

Inspired by the beauty of her surroundings,
Elizabeth explores personal connections within
the local landscape - its wildness, remoteness,
light, mists, trees and atmosphere. 'Wilds' brings
all these elements into focus and captures
them through landscape drawings and paintings.
Convergence | Justine Gamblin
16th September - 15th October 2017

Through the use of imagery of animals grouping
together, in particular schooling fish, Justine
explores aspects of identity. Using this symbology
to create drawings and prints on paper she
investigates ideas to do with her own connectivity
to others and her identity in relation to family,
ancestry, genetic make-up and life
in a small community.
littleBIG Art Prize 2018

The 2018 littleBIG Art Prize was a resounding success.

Entries for the 2019 littleBIG Art Prize will
open in October 2018.
First Impressions | Lana Daubermann
5th November - 3rd December 2017

Lana is a former West Australian, now residing in
Melbourne. Lana works mainly in oils, capturing the
beauty and colour of our spectacular native plants in
her still life paintings. Lana describes her work as
impressionist tonal style and this exhibition will be
her first solo show and promises to be
absolutely spectacular.

needles+thread | Caitlin Stewart
5th November - 3rd October 2017

It is wonderful to have Caitlin come back to Walpole
to present her first solo exhibition. A former primary
school teacher in Walpole, Caitlin now lives and works
in Narrogin. Caitlin has mastered the art of sewing to
create amazing pictures and 3 dimensional artworks
that capture the intricate patterns and beauty of nature.
Caitlin's works have already proven to be extremely
popular and this exhibition will be a showcase of her
exceptional talent.

30th June - 29th July 2018

We are absolutely privileged to present a
retrospective exhibition of works by the late Penny Leech.
Penny was one of Western Australia's foremost
botanical artists producing detailed watercolour
paintings of the flora of the South West as well as
objects found in the bush and on the seashore.
The exhibition will include many original works and
limited edition prints.