Monday, December 30, 2013


31st January - 2nd March, 2014
The gallery will begin the new year with an exhibition of originals and etchings by Norman Lindsay in collaboration with Aarwun Gallery Canberra. 
The exhibition will be opened by Robert Stephens, Director Aarwun Gallery at 6.30pm.
Our wonderful woodfired pizza will be available from the cafe and music for the evening by Hayley Gallagher.
Don’t forget to book so as not to miss out on a great evening.

The gallery has a great line up of exhibitions and events in 2014.  We will keep you up to date on what is happening.  

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Another year is coming to an end.  Thank you to all our art lovers and supporters in 2013.  Many works have made there way to new homes with the latest being "On Thin Ice" by Glenn Hoyle which with much effort was loaded onto the ute.

 Hugh getting a workout before Christmas

Ready for the road home

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

More works in "Something Special"

"Sentimental", "Traditioinal" and "Joy" by Meg Allan and "Wings and Things" by Gillian Hatton

Three wonderful works from emerging artist Meg Allan celebrating Christmas and Gillian Hatton's intricate butterfly wings.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


"Dark Trees" by Ian Grant
46cm x 46cm Acrylic on linen

Ian has worked almost exclusively with landscape for the past ten years and often travels to parts of central NSW to experience silence, isolation, stillness and distance.

Sunday, October 27, 2013


8th November - 21st December, 2013

Our final exhibition for the year features over 30 wonderful works from our artists and guest artists.  Come along to the gallery and enjoy.

While at the gallery wonder through the sculpture garden or sit al fresco in the gallery cafe courtyard and indulge in a scrumptious morning tea, a light lunch or afternoon tea.

"Gymea Lily" Tony Ameneiro
Tony is an artist-printmaker who uses both drawing and printmaking to develop and extend his ideas and images.  His work reveals a sense of condensed observation with references to art history and is executed with great attention to detail.  His most recent LILY HEAD series continues his interest in the Gymea Lily.  Exploring the literal and metaphorical possibilities of the botanical term "flowering head"

"A wonderful life" by Jane Tonks

A great way to while away the day in the cafe garden.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

"A wonderful afternoon"

Josephine's friends, family and art collectors gathered for the opening of "Feathering the nest".

Followed by a scrumptious afternoon tea in Jayes Cafe.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Josephine brought her exhibition works to the gallery today.  Looking great, will be a wonderful exhibition not to be missed.  See you all on Sunday at 2pm.

Photograph by Jude Keogh/ The Central Western Daily

Sunday, September 8, 2013


A wonderful collection of new works from Josephine Jagger-Manners in which she examines how both birds and people are alike in creating secure and pleasing homes, how they ‘nest’. Libby Oldham, Gallery Director says “I am pleased to be able to provide this opportunity to such a wonderful and inspiring artist. Her works sit well within our current stable as Josephine has her own style which has developed out of a strong past of being influenced by the European Masters.”

Josephine’s use of colour is always vibrant and reflects her lifestyle.  Josephine enjoys painting what she sees as snippets of country life and domesticity.

For Josephine at present spending time painting from her home, surrounded by her large and prolific garden, truly is for her “Feathering the nest”

The exhibition “Feathering the next” opens on Sunday September 22nd, at 2pm.  Following the opening, there will be a scrumptious afternoon tea with Josephine a treat not to be missed. Bookings essential for the afternoon tea however all are welcome to the opening. See you on the day!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Opening 10am Friday 30th August, this month the gallery will be featuring works from artists Ian Grant, James Shand, Judy Whitlock, Lyn Winters, Jaq Davies, jeweller Sarah Whitlock, Colour City Creatives and sculptures by Hugh Oldham, Natalie Reid, Hui Selwood and Glenn Hoyle.
A great collection covering all mediums from small intricate etchings to large flamboyant oils and beautifully crafted jewellery.  The exhibition will run until 15th September, 2013.


On Sunday 22nd September, an exhibition of new works from Josephine Jagger Manners in her exhibition "Feathering the Nest" will be opened by Joy Engelman.

Following the opening there will be a scrumptious afternoon tea.  Bookings essential $25 per person.

Friday, August 2, 2013


Congratulations to Nina Machielse Hunt for her first prize in the landscape section at Araluen Art Gallery in Alice Springs. 

Oil and Acrylic on linen. 

'If the Light is right the darkness will remain' Triptych.

Also artist Natalie Reid took out 2nd place in the Frost Fest exhibition for her "Cloud Trails" and Commended for her sculpture "Bird Trails".

Jaq Davies sculpture "Bird Watchers Dream" was Highly Commended and Glenn Hoyle with Commended for his sculpture "Four Poems".

Friday, July 19, 2013

"Whether the weather be fine, Or whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold, Or whether the weather be hot, We'll weather the weather Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not!"

This poem from my childhood came to me last night as friends and art lovers alike gathered at the gallery for Joy's exhibition opening despite the cold wet night.  We were surrounded by the wonderful colour and warmth of Joy's works and wowed by their strength and light.  Brad Hammond opened the show and after we sat in the gallery for dinner with Joy surrounded by the works.

I recommend that if you missed the opening you come out to the gallery over the next few weeks to see for yourself these wonderful paintings.

 Libby, Joy and Brad

Wednesday, June 26, 2013



"An exploration of the organic nature of landscape and the marks man makes
upon it."

Exhibition opens 6.30pm Friday 19th July.  

Jayes invites you to meet the artist and join us for dinner after the opening.  Bookings for dinner essential, please phone 02 6366 8810 to secure your place.

 Joy Engelman is a very collectible leading senior
Australian artist with a well developed career in the arts spanning all of her
lifetime. Highly awarded in Australia for her works, Joy has also received
international recognition and many invitations overseas. Engelman's work was
purchased by the Dept of Climate Change in 2007 and the work is currently
displayed at Parliament House in the Corporate Rooms of the Prime
Minister's Office. We are pleased to be the regional NSW representatives for
Joy's artworks and invite you to contact us for further information.

Artists Statement:
My works aim, not for a European accepted sensibility but rather to unsettle
the viewer, to unnerve the post-colonial mind of us, the 'settlers' and invite
discussion of just 'what we are becoming'.
Mapping the organic patterns of the landscape together with an exploration of
the marks of civilisation, allows connections to develop, and be understood.
From agriculture to mining, waterways to cities, mankind is now locked in an
increasing race with nature. Taking precious and finite elements from the
natural world, we consume and dispose of these products by burying or
dumping them back into the same environment, an unsustainable practice.
Despite 'settling' in Australia, and declaring our 'superiority', we stand by and
cheer on the rape and pillage of the oldest and most sacred of landscapes. I
am continually amazed and concerned by the number of roads, fence lines,
cattle yards, dams, ploughed fields, mining infrastructures etc that lay on top
of the land. They appear as a layer of 'marks' that bear no regard or
connection to the organic abstract layer of the natural flow of the ancient
landscape beneath them. We continue to have 200 years on from settlement,
a perilous disregard and lack of understanding of how the Australian land
works. We continue to impose European practices on this fragile land.
Growing up and living on an orchard, I connected deeply with the earth.
Inspired by the way indigenous artists 'see', I too want to fly and map this
place - but my love of Australia, even as a 'whitey' is continually affronted as I
find I am out of step with a greedy blind culture with a voracious appetite. I
can only express my concern through my art.
I want to challenge the idea of 'peaceful settlement' and instead express the
feeling that we have 'fallen asleep' in a modern society and this 'sleep' is
The Australian landscape is my 'home' and it both delights my senses and
saddens me. Quite often as I view the large gaping wounds on Mother Earth, I
get quite depressed. These works are my way of externalising these worries.

Monday, June 3, 2013


The new cellar door for Twisted River was opened by Andrew Hopkins, General Manager at Cabonne.  We were lucky to also have our Mayor Ian Gosper and many friends and wine lovers join for the afternoon celebration.

This was followed by a fun night of music from the "Acoustic Trio", good wine and Jayes famous woodfired pizza.

 Ian Gosper, Helen Armstrong, Libbyn Oldham, Michelle Davies, Andrew Hopkins

 the "Acoustic Trio"
 Our fabulous pizza cook Hugh Oldham

 Enjoying the evening