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IN ALL WEATHER

Date:   18/01/24 to 24/01/24

Artists: Jo Dunsmuir and Michelle Harvey

Artists Michelle Harvey and Jo Dunsmuir present an exhibition of paintings exploring the theme of weather and light.

From bright summer sun and storm-laden skies painted from reality and memory to the effect of clear light on creating shadows in still life arrangements.

This exhibition is an emotional response to the light that inspires the work of Jo and Michelle. 

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RETROSPECTIVE: Studio Forrest

Date:   5/01/24 to 17/01/24

OPENING DRINKS: Friday 5 Jan 2024 from 6pm 

Artists: A group exhibition by Studio Forrest artists

Studio Forrest presents a retrospective exhibition covering works explored under the previous exhibitions with the themes of Fire, Seed and Resilience. 

Included are works by individual artists alongside works created by the collective as a whole. 

All works are for sale. 

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OUR OCEAN

Date:   28/12/23 to 03/01/24

Artists: Danni Sandford and Michelle Fillmore

"Our Ocean" explores Danni and Michelle’s interpretation of their coastal life and their love for the ocean. Both women are local ocean swimmers and have an intimate relationship with our local coast.  Local areas are highlighted in some of their paintings. 

 

Danni Sandford uses mixed mediums which include acrylics, crayons and pastels to create bright, colourful paintings. Michelle Fillmore uses acrylic paint/pours, resin, sand and recycled materials to create vibrant paintings and functional art. 

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SUBMERGED Ceramics Exhibition

Date:   15/12/23 to 18/12/23

OPENING DRINKS: Friday 15th, 5 pm to 7 pm

DEMONSTRATION: Saturday 16 December 11 am

Artists: Apollo Bay Pottery Club 

Bringing together the works created by the newly formed Apollo Bay Pottery Club members.

"We are often submerged in our work and our life, and at times we need to literally take a step back and appreciate the beauty of our surroundings and community with gratitude. This is what the pottery club has begun to provide for our community - a space to breathe, let go and reflect."

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COASTAL LIGHT

Date:   25/11/23 to 10/12/23

 

Artists: Ray Wilson and Jennifer Baxter

Celebrating "light and Colour" including images of Apollo Bay and surrounds.

 

Ray's tonal impressionist works are beautifully complemented by Jenny's expressive loose landscapes. 

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CUPS

Dates:   Launches Melbourne Cup Weekend 

04/11/23 - 7/11/23

11/11/23 - 12/11/23

18/11/23 - 19/11/23 

Artists: 27 artists, 55 pieces

Diversity, inclusivity, community. This Apollo Bay Arts Inc. curated exhibition is a celebration of the work produced by some of our many local artists. While all works are responding to the theme "CUPS" they could not differ more greatly. Don’t miss this exciting exhibition which includes painting, weaving, printing, quilting, ink, and sculpture in resin, wood, ceramics and glass. 

CHROMA : Works in Colour

Date:   22/09/23 to 24/09/23

Artists: Helen Bender, Jenny Baxter, and Kim Stevenson

Don’t miss this exciting exhibition which explores the diversity and beauty in nature, with the sub-context being how colour is perceived and used to effect a response.

The unique beauty of the Otways and the ocean greatly influence each of these talented local artists, who will present works in oil, watercolour and mixed media. 

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WINTER WILD
"Elemental Resonance"

Date:   25/08/23 to 27/08/23

OPENS   7 pm  Friday until late

        10 am Saturday until late

        10 am to 4 pm Sunday

Group Show:  29 local artists responding to the theme of "Elemental Resonance" 

Winter Wild is fire, darkness, forest, ocean, wild winds, and sodden ground.  Don't miss this salon-style group show of over 70 artworks responding to the theme "Elemental Resonance". Mediums: paintings; photography; sculpture; ceramics; resin; encaustic; glass; jewellery; video; and sound.    

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Form

Date:   10/06/23 to 12/06/23 

        OPENING NIGHT EVENT

        Fri 9 June, 6pm-8ppm

Artists: Karlijn Sas, Jacqueline Betsy Lord, Francisca Verwoert

Showcasing recent work by three local artists, this exhibition gives us an opportunity to get together during the first 'King's Birthday' weekend, ahead of the winter solstice.
 

Jacqueline Betsy Lord is a Skenes Creek North based artist, making jewellery using vintage glass and precious metals in the Gadubanud Country of the Otways. Her work gets stocked by Boom Gallery in Geelong and Arbor Brunswick. 

 

Sisca Verwoert is a Marengo based artist working in oils on canvas. Her painting springs together elements of the Otway Ranges with a heightened colour palette. Sisca’s work gets exhibited at Qdos Arts Gallery in Lorne. 

 

Karlijn Sas is an Apollo Bay based artist working in acrylic and gold leaf on board. She uses colours that the human visual system adjusts when there are changes in illumination, causing every individual to see the colours in her artwork slightly differently. 

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Date:   06/05/23 to 07/05/23 

Artist: Vair Buchanan

Vair is a Melbourne-based illustrator and writer who has spent the past fortnight in Marengo as an artist-in-residence. 

Vair's intention was to create a series of paintings depicting the native flora of Marengo, but when the birds came to visit she felt compelled to draw them instead. That is the unpredictable nature of creative inspiration. 

Vair's bird series are ink and watercolour paintings on vintage rag paper. 

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Divergent Paths
 

Date:   07/04/23 to 16/04/23

 

Artists: Victoria Howlett, Cathy Donovan, Roslyn Jamieson, Jan Verouden

An exhibition by four local artists who have taken ‘Divergent Paths’. Don't miss this showcase which explores the exciting new directions and the depth of their works.

 

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Digital Works on Paper
 

Date:   11/03/23 to 13/03/23

 

Artist: Chris Tuttle

Chris Tuttle works principally with digital image-making techniques, producing images that document a passion for exploring the improbable terrain of the imagination. The exhibition ‘Digital Works on Paper’ presents a selection of digital collages that sit at a threshold point between what might have been and what is to be. They are moments of time brought into the now as still-frames wrestled from the continuous cinema of the imagination.

 

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Ebb : A Taste of The Bay
 

an Apollo Bay Seafood Festival event

 

Date:   17/02/23 to 19/01/23

OPENING EVENT: All are welcome!

Friday 17 February 2023, 5.30pm TO 7.30pm

A group exhibition by 14 local artists across many mediums and styles including oil, acrylic and watercolour painting, mixed media, photography, sculpture and mosaic. The scope is wide, but everything speaks of the ocean. 

 

All works are for sale, with something for everyone's budget.

 

 

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:

Hawkeye Homewares; Blue Pyrenees; Prickly Moses

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Date:   18/01/23 to 24/1/23

Artists: Jo Dunsmuir and Michelle Harvey

Michelle and Jo are emerging artists, Jo based in Apollo Bay, Michelle in Melbourne via Wagga. Jo is a salt water woman, Michelle a fresh water woman, together they have a strong love of land and seascape.Their exhibition of paintings explore the connection to special places and times, and the stories and memories they carry.

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Ignite

Date:    5/1/23 to 17/1/23

 

Artists: A group of Otways artists who meet weekly in Forrest, collaborating on a theme over the course of 12 months. The artists are peer-led and are currently exploring a variety of mediums around the theme "FIRE". This exhibition is a precursor to their final show in Forrest, Winter 2023. 

JOIN US FOR OPENING DRINKS 

Friday 6 January 5 - 7pm. ALL WELCOME. 

Light by Love

Date:   1/12/22 to 28/12/22 

 

Artist: Jessie Martinovic

Light is about photography and photography is about Light. This is a series of photographs taken from 2021 - 2022
using Phone cameras. Love is the main theme.

Inspired By The Ocean

Date:   29/12/22 to 3/1/23

 

Artists: Michelle Fillmore and John Langmead. 

Abstract images and photographs by local artists and swimmers, Michelle Fillmore and John Langmead. Works include fine definition photos of the Otways and coast, acrylic pouring and resin art.

PAST EXHIBITIONS 2023

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Digital Works on Paper
 

Date:   11/03/23 to 13/03/23

 

Artist: Chris Tuttle

Chris Tuttle works principally with digital image-making techniques, producing images that document a passion for exploring the improbable terrain of the imagination. The exhibition ‘Digital Works on Paper’ presents a selection of digital collages that sit at a threshold point between what might have been and what is to be. They are moments of time brought into the now as still-frames wrestled from the continuous cinema of the imagination.

 

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Ebb : A Taste of The Bay
 

an Apollo Bay Seafood Festival event

 

Date:   17/02/23 to 19/01/23

OPENING EVENT: All are welcome!

Friday 17 February 2023, 5.30pm TO 7.30pm

A group exhibition by 14 local artists across many mediums and styles including oil, acrylic and watercolour painting, mixed media, photography, sculpture and mosaic. The scope is wide, but everything speaks of the ocean. 

 

All works are for sale, with something for everyone's budget.

 

 

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:

Hawkeye Homewares; Blue Pyrenees; Prickly Moses

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Divergent Paths
 

Date:   07/04/23 to 16/04/23

 

Artists: Victoria Howlett, Cathy Donovan, Roslyn Jamieson, Jan Verouden

An exhibition by four local artists who have taken ‘Divergent Paths’. Don't miss this showcase which explores the exciting new directions and the depth of their works.

 

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Stories of Land and Sea

Date:   18/01/23 to 24/1/23

Artists: Jo Dunsmuir and Michelle Harvey

Michelle and Jo are emerging artists, Jo based in Apollo Bay, Michelle in Melbourne via Wagga. Jo is a salt water woman, Michelle a fresh water woman, together they have a strong love of land and seascape.Their exhibition of paintings explore the connection to special places and times, and the stories and memories they carry.

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Ignite

Date:    5/1/23 to 17/1/23

 

Artists: A group of Otways artists who meet weekly in Forrest, collaborating on a theme over the course of 12 months. The artists are peer-led and are currently exploring a variety of mediums around the theme "FIRE". This exhibition is a precursor to their final show in Forrest, Winter 2023. 

JOIN US FOR OPENING DRINKS 

Friday 6 January 5 - 7pm. ALL WELCOME. 

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Light by Love

Date:   1/12/22 to 28/12/22 

 

Artist: Jessie Martinovic

Light is about photography and photography is about Light. This is a series of photographs taken from 2021 - 2022
using Phone cameras. Love is the main theme.

Inspired By The Ocean

Date:   29/12/22 to 3/1/23

 

Artists: Michelle Fillmore and John Langmead. 

Abstract images and photographs by local artists and swimmers, Michelle Fillmore and John Langmead. Works include fine definition photos of the Otways and coast, acrylic pouring and resin art.

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