Thursday, December 17, 2009

Applications are now open!

Off the Rails Gallery invites artists/artist collectives/community art groups to be part of their 2010 exhibition program.
Read through and return the accompanying application form.

The Golden Sun Moth

This gazed ceramic sculpture was created by Anne Fleming, a founding member of Off the Rils Gallery, for a special exhibition held during the biannual Dunkeld Mosaic of Arts Festival.

Anne Fleming runs The Waiting Room Gallery, (in Parker Street, Dunkeld) which is open most weekends.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Sawmill & The Sun Moth

A selection of videos and artwork relating to this project will be on temporary display at OTR GALLERY, during the upcoming Dunkeld Mosaic of Arts Festival(October 30 - November 1)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Back on Track Exhibition

The recent Back on Track exhibition, which was on show at the Discover Dunkeld weekend, was a great success.

Visitors to the exhibition had the opportunity to see historic photographs, maps and other train related paraphernalia, with a particular focus on Dunkeld's once thriving railway station.

The exhibition also featured an audio installation by Keith Arnold, which created a wonderful atmosphere, and nicely complemented the two short films by local film maker Keith Crawford, which were on show for the two days.

One of the films on show depicted the arrival of a steam train in Dunkeld in 1977, during centenary clebrations, and featured many Dunkeld Identities.

Special mention must also be made of the Hamilton Model Railway Group members who set up a fantastic display of finely detailed, model trains of the region as well as two working diesel engine horns.

Richard O'Brien, president of the group delighted onlookers by sounding the horns, which were operated by an industrial air compressor. Richard and other members of the group were on hand all weekend to speak with visitors and answer questions.

It was clear that many residents have an interest in trains and this exhibition was an opportunity for them to share their passion with the rest of the community.

Special thanks to John Kay, Peter Mitchell, Keith Arnold, Barry Crawford, Peter Flinn, Don Dickie, The Dunkeld Museum, Annette Huf, Margaret Strawford, June Cashman, Marcia Wilson, and the Hamilton Model Railway Group. Apologies to those who I have forgotten to acknowledge.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Highly Commended tree drawings

Grade 5 Dunkeld School Student, Amy Crawford, was awarded a highly commended prize of $50 courtesy of the Dunkeld Information Centre.

Allison Eggleton was also awarded a highly commended prize for her low relief, balsa wood and paint construction. Her $50 prize was sponsored by the Dunkeld Information Centre.

Linda Grant's anthropomorphic representation of a tree proved the most popular with the public. She was awarded the people's choice award which consisted of a tray of native, indigenous trees supplied by ERA Nurseries, Hamilton.

ITDC:Winning Works

Valerie Alexander's pencil drawing of a river red gum was awarded 1st prize in the inaugrial International Tree Drawing Competition (ITDC). She received $300 courtesy of Glenelg Hopkins CMA.

Linda Grant, from Hamilton, received second prize for her anthropomorphic representation of a tree. Linda received $100 courtesy of the Dunkeld Information Centre.

The 2009 International Tree Drawing Competiton

Visitors gather at the old Dunkeld Station on Sunday August the 2nd to see who would be crowned the 2009 international tree drawing champion.

Hamilton Art Gallery Director, Danny McOwan, had the difficult task of selecting the winning work from a total of 134 entries, which were submitted by professional artists and art enthusiasts from across Victoria.
The winner would be awarded $300 cash, courtesy of Glenelg Hopkins CMA, as well as receiving the beautifully carved 2009 ITDC trophey.
Dunkeld residents turn out in droves to await the Danny McOwan's announcement of the winning works.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Queen's Birthday weekend exhibition

Off the Rails Gallery, Dunkeld, has once again played host to an exciting exhibition of new work by seven local artists.

A range of different work was on display over the weekend including sculpture in a variety of media, oil painting, photography, tapestry and printmaking.

Look at Me (above) is a recent work by local artist Judy Warne, and attacted a lot of attention during the three day exhibition.

More information about upcoming shows will be posted at this site in the coming weeks.