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Sunday, October 18, 2009

While posh galleries are scratching their heads...




"With relation to the blog site, there are considerable copyright issues and marketing concerns we need to address for our own business. For this reason we have a policy generally of not authorising the taking a photographs for personal or public use or the use of images from our website for any purpose other than what we ourselves have contracted between us and the artists involved. Therefore I must also advise that you will be unable to include our gallery, links to our website or extracts from our website in any way on your site, or to take pictures in our gallery".

Whatever....
On the other hand, the Chainsaw Chicks are taking off from Melbourne to the Outsiders Festival
Adelaide - 1 - 30 November 2009.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

2009 Adelaide Cathedral Art Show


Recession? - What recession? - the three paintings at the top of this image have been sold on the night.
The 2009 Adelaide Cathedral Art Show is being held at St Peter’s Cathedral from Friday 9th October, opening night, through to Saturday 17th October.

A very appropriate venue for the City of Churches.
Still a few days to go and, with the winter weather outside, a very good occasion to absorb a variety of art on display and to purchase one or two pieces to match your couch.

The show closes Saturday 17 October
Contact Rosie Hamilton at
rhamilton@stpeters-cathedral.org
or on 82674551

Friday, October 2, 2009

Reflections on the Murray


Reflections on the Murray
An exhibition of new paintings by Peter Wallfried (2 - 30 October 2009)
This exhibition continues Peter's theme of exploring the varied and unique aspects of the South Australian countryside.
The 25 paintings on display portray the magnificent and diverse landscapes of the iconic Murray River.
All paintings are acrylic on canvas and include images of the paddle steamers and paddle boats 'Marion', 'Oscar W', 'William Randell' and 'Industry' as well as the 'Captain Proud', 'Expedition' and 'Murray Princess'. Peter has once again shown his interest in the reflective qualities of water. His paintings capture the reflections of cliffs, house boats, paddle steamers, trees, and old wharves.
This exhibition is a must see, don't miss out!

Address: Pepper Street Arts Centre558 Magill Road, Magill(Corner of Pepper Street and Magill Road)
Open Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12noon-5pm
Contacts: Alex Cornwell and Sally Patterson
Phone: (08) 8364 6154
Peter Wallfried was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1952. His family emigrated to Australia in 1955, moving from state to state until finally settling in South Australia. His childhood was spent in the Port Adelaide/Semaphore area. Tertiary studies were completed at the S.A. School of Art (Stanley Street), Western Teachers College and the University of S.A. Peter is primarily a teacher of art but has concentrated more on his own work in the last 8 years, having four solo exhibitions in that time as well as entering various competitions and prize.

His works have very strong tonal qualities and demonstrate a lively observation of nature and its surrounds. They capture the very real image and transpose the viewer into a relaxing and peaceful space. His handling of reflections is entrancing, and one of the most noticeable features of his work.