Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The Director and staff of Jayes Gallery wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
During 2008, we have made a number of changes at Jayes and defined the exhibition spaces into more focussed areas.

The Main Gallery now has an exhibition program in place for 2009-2010 of regular solo shows for career and professional artists. The stable is strong with representation from well known and highly recognised regional artists of note.

The Smalls Gallery, adjoining the Main, will run a series of solo shows from new and emerging artists in conjunction with the openings for the Main Gallery. This will provide valuable exposure to these artists and assist them to build their career in a positive way.

The Cafe Gallery will continue to exhibit the works of local artists, works that have great appeal as affordable works for that special gift or a memento of your journey to Molong and the Central West.

The Sculpture Garden will be further developed and host a range of sculpture exhibitions throughout 2009. We look forward to this as being an exciting new sculpture space which inspires and pleases.

During 2009, we are looking to sourcing the best creative works from silversmiths, potters, jewellery makers and other specialist crafts people as we continue to build the gallery as a regional art space for all. If you are, or know of, a jeweller or craftsperson, then please invite them to see us at the gallery.

Our first craftsman is Kevin Watts, Woodturner with a very smart collection of woodware for the discerning collector or buyer. An example of Kevin's work here below.......

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Shopping Night and beyond!

Remember tonight is Christmas Shopping Night....

10% off all giftware just for Christmas.....

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

During 2009, we are looking forward to a very special year. During the last 6 months, we have been very busy rearranging the complex to a new direction.

Main gallery reserved for career and professional artists will run with a regular exhibition program of solo shows.....This is very exciting! We have some very special artists for you to view and invest in during 2009!
Smalls Gallery - will have a range of new and exciting young and adventurous artists with works from our stockroom. This gallery will changeover with our solo program of events.

Cafe Gallery - reserved for local artists - these are lovely works, affordable and great for gifts and special occasions.
Sculpture Garden - the new sculpture gardens at the rear of the galleries, is inviting and cool to walk around on a summer's afternoon.

Why not join us in 2009 for a coffee in the sculpture garden, a light lunch in the cafe or an evening meal with friends.

Looking forward to a fabulous 2009 and we wish the same for all of our friends and collectors.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Opening a huge success!

Well Sunday's opening of the "Affordable and Collectable for Christmas" exhibition was a huge success with an amazing collection of artists work from around the region. With works from as far away as Forster, Mudgee, Dubbo, Canowindra, Millthorpe, Orange and Bathurst, this year's show is proving to be very popular.
Sales have been excellent so far but there is still time to find that particular artwork or sculpture for someone special!

The show was opened by the new Mayor of Cabonne, Mayor Kevin Duffy who gave a rousing speech in support of country arts. The opening was well attended with guests from as far away as America......a grand opening and everybody had a good time!

The new sculpture garden was open and a sculpture sold on the day! So the one you won't see again as it has gone to someone's home for Christmas is pictured here!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

"Affordable & Collectable for Christmas"

This month at Jayes Gallery, we will be having our annual "Affordable & Collectable for Christmas" Show with over 50 artworks all under the price of $400.

It is a show that is sure to have something for everyone with a fine collection of new works from our invited regional artists. The works come from as far Wellington, Dubbo, Parkes, Orange, Millthorpe, Canowindra and beyond. It is also a great show to to show the diversity of arts practice in the 'bush', the different styles and subjects that artists draw on for their paintings and art objects.

We have shown here just one of the works "Splash" by artist, Libby O'Neill, that will be for sale in this 'not to be missed' exhibition! 

The show ends on Christmas Eve but works can be taken on the day of sale so that you can have it gift wrapped and ready on the day!

We look forward to seeing you in our gallery! Don't forget to drop into the cafe also and have a look at the work on display there also whilst enjoying a fine dining experience with new cuisine from Chef, Grant!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"Beyond the Blue Mountains"

Over 30 people attended the opening of our latest exciting collection of free and expressive works featuring landscapes beyond the Blue Mountains by well known regional artist, Wanda Driscoll.

Wanda has achieved many awards during her extensive arts career including prizes from the Sydney Royal Easter Show and Canberra Royal Art Show. Her works show a skill that is only developed through years of practice and an educated eye.

The painting featured here is "Canowindra Gold" Acrylic on Canvas 100 cm x 120 cm and shows the vibrant colours of the Cabonne Country landscape.

Wanda's exhibition finishes on November 9 so make sure you don't miss it!


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Exhibition Opening a Success!

Well a good time was had by all attending the exhibition opeing "Under Autumn Skies" last Sunday.

As well as looking fabulous on the walls of the gallery, the exhibtion drew many admiring comments and sales were made......several paintings sold......which is always good for the artist and the gallery.

Despite the current economic bad news, art all around the world seems to be holding it own....with many of the major auction houses saying sales of art is up. Maybe when the stock market fails, investors return to the art market...we certainly hope so.

In any case, Jayes Gallery is pleased to be able to bring a range of excellent artist to the main gallery each month and look forward to your continued interest.

Wanda Driscoll's exhibition is opening soon.....keep coming back for the news!

Photos of "Under Autumn Skies", click here!.... a big thanx to Phil, our wandering photographer!

Libby - Director

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Under Autumn Skies

Autumn Tones give Spring Exhibition a winning edge!

Inspired by the autumn colours earlier this year, Joy Engelman has painted her way through colours of wine and cream creating landscapes that draw you in with their beauty. The Australian bush reverberates through an iconography that is purely defined in these works.

Semi-abstracted landscapes that exist only on these canvases, the works are 'pretty'. She explains that her journey to Florence, Italy last year exposed her to amazing 'beauty' at the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace, notwithstanding the artworks that adorn every wall and ceiling throughout Florence. Unashamedly glorious artworks that inspire the soul and brought Engelman back to that place within herself.

Joy says for the main, we have lost our European 'soul' and are ashamed to see 'beauty' and paint 'beauty', preferring instead to choose to 'see' Australia as a raw and unforgiving landscape. But this year, Engelman notices skies, grasses, mountains and fields that are 'glorious' and has chosen to paint them for us. We invite you to visit this exhibition!

Internationally acclaimed artist, Joy Engelman will exhibit her artworks at Jayes Gallery, Molong for a Spring showing opening 21 September at 2.30 pm through to 5.00 pm. Exhibition closes October 15.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"Turkey in Molong" by Ada Clarke

Jayes opened their new program of solo exhibitions with an exceptional crowd on Sunday 24 2008.

Over 40 people attended to see this latest exhibition of wonderful and expressive works by Ada Clark "Turkey in Molong". Ada, an amazing painter who wields a brush with such ease and with such an great sense of colour, brings us her collection straight from the Turkish Embassy in Canberra.

Her views on Turkey need to be seen up close to be appreciated so come along and see this wonderful show before it closes on September 15.

We are open Wednesday thru to Sunday every week!

Welcome to Jayes Gallery


Recently we have extended our site to include a city style gallery for career and professional artists to exhibit their works. Our stable consists of several well known and recognized artists from regional Australia and we are constantly looking for new talent.

A smaller gallery holds works from our regular exhibitors plus local works from emerging and aspiring artists. As well, we include many local and regional artists on the walls of the adjoining cafe where you can indulge in great foodie delights from Grant, our Chef!

Do come and visit us and take time to stroll around the courtyard, admire the art, learn about regional artists, eat good food and drink copious coffees in the afternoon sun!

We would love to see you!

Libby - Gallery Director