Thursday, September 22, 2011

Every Drop Counts

Artist’s Phillip Ward, Sue Ferrari & Alison Eggleton
Every Drop Counts

An experimental collaboration between South Western District artist’s Sue Ferrari, Phil Ward and Alison Eggleton, at OFF THE RAILS GALLERY in the old railway station, Dunkeld.
paintings, drawings, sculpture,
textiles & multi media
Inspired by Salt Creek in the town of Dunkeld, the installation centres on the element of water as a force which shapes the environment and explores traces of flow and saturation in the landscape.

Exhibition launch Saturday 22nd at 11am
with an informal talk by the artists about their collaboration

Free entry & interactive installation for all ages
From 10am to 5pm as part of a Mosaic of Experience festival day

Exhibition continues Sun 23rd October, Sat 29th
Sun 30th October & Sat 5th November 10am – 4pm

Sponsored by OTR & MoE

Sunday, August 7, 2011

2011 Tree Drawing Champion announced

Off the Rails Gallery, Dunkeld, once again played host to the International Tree Drawing Competition, a unique event that asked artists to email in an A4, black and white tree drawing to go into the running to win $300, courtesy of Glenelg Hopkins CMA.

The director of the Hamilton Art Gallery, Danny McOwan, had the difficult task of selecting the prize winners, which were announced during a special opening event on Friday evening at Off The Rails Gallery in Dunkeld.

This year the International Tree Drawing champion was Wendy Taylor from Ararat, who impressed the judge with her highly detailed pencil drawing of an old river redgum. Wendy received $300 courtesy of the Glenelg Hopkins CMA.
The 2011 encouragement award went to Kathy Holowko, from Brunswick, Melbourne, for her highly inventive and original tree drawing. Kathy received $100 courtesy of the Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre.
Samual Simons, from Dunkeld, was named the 2011 Junior Tree Drawing Champion was for his unique, graphic rendition of a tree. Samuel received $50 Courtesy of Kelspec Services.
The Peoples Choice award went to Anne Fleming for her detailed drawing of a gum tree. Anne received $50 courtesy of the Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre.

To see all the entries refer to the OTR Flickr site.
Over the weekend visitors to the gallery had the opportunity to view all the entries, cast a vote in peoples choice award and carry away a complementary tree seedling thanks to ERA Nurseries.

Off the Rails Gallery would like to thank Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Era Nursery, The Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre, Kelspec Services and Danny McOwan for their continuing support.

The annual International Tree Drawing Competition is an initiative of OTR Gallery to promote interest in drawing, National Tree Day, and creative community activities.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Skye Williams and Ellyce Victoria are....Off the Rails
Friday February 4, 5 & 6.
Show opens: Friday February 4, 8.30pm - late
Show continues: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th, 11am - 5pm

See the work and talk to the artists...

Time: Friday, February 4 · 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Location: Off the Rails Gallery, Skene Street, Dunkeld

Heart Pictures is an impromptu exhibition of light hearted illustrations by artist Skye Williams and Ellyce Victoria. This gala of art works aims to delight the imagination and inspire the visual art of storytelling. Heart Pictures also corresponds with the open gardens and galleries festival.

The artists invite you to the celebrate with them on the 4th of Feb (we said it was impromptu) at 8:00pm for some drinks and baked treats.

As well as being delightful artists, Skye and Ellyce are also pretty nifty bakers and hope to see all your shining faces enjoying some art with some free wine and cakes.

Hope to see you all there