Nathaniel Boyd and the Boyd dynasty

Nathaniel Boyd is a painter, sculptor, and Cellist, with an evident affinity to the arts and inherent drive to express his passions. Boyd’s body of work is undeniably reminiscent of his father and grandfather’s style and effect, Jamie, and Arthur Boyd. Nathaniel has gracefully carried on the Boyd dynasty tradition whilst adding a touch of contemporaneity in colour, brush work and medium.  The young Boyd derives inspiration from his time spent overseas and the exposure to urban and rural landscape that traveling the world affords.  In between his travels as a Cellist, Boyd works on his diverse mediums at his studio in Buckinghamshire. His portfolio extends to all corners of the world, including Brisbane, Melbourne and London.

Painting and sculpture for me share a great deal with performance. Sitting in a field painting the sky and distant hills, or sitting in the studio with a lump of clay, I endeavour to clear the mind and allow the work to happen; to be guided by an invisible force

– Nathaniel Boyd

Red Hill Gallery is honoured to represent Nathaniel Boyd, and all his talent, in the gallery. We have curated an exhibition in our back gallery featuring Nathaniel and Jamie Boyd’s work to celebrate their contribution to the Gallery. The works act in harmony on the gallery walls, creating a dialogue between their influence, inspiration, and innovation. The Boyd’s redefine the intricacies of classical mediums and focal points in a fresh whimsical fashion.  The result is truly ethereal, and a must see.

Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is one of the few galleries in Brisbane open seven days.

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Australia Through the Eyes of Herman Pekel

An Exhibition at Red Hill Gallery 13th of May – 30th May 2021.

Herman Pekel captures an artists’ love and veneration of nature in all “her” contrasting glory in this moody landscape rendition. His paintings reveal a complex inner design manifesting in vectored strokes, aptly scratched-in flourishes to perfect the compositional balance and internal pictorial rhythms, a lucidity of colour and surprising tonality.

“Herman Pekel never ceases to amaze and enthrall me with his depictions of the Australian Landscapes. On his travels overseas he manages to recreate the atmosphere of wherever he is painting. I am humbled and honoured to have an artist of Pekels calibar at Red Hill Gallery and I can not wait to unveil his upcoming exhibition in may 2021.” – Margaret Campbell -Ryder.

Pekel has expressed his own personal passion for the environment through his depictions of pristine landscapes and viscous scenes. Over the COVID pandemic, Pekel substituted his regular overseas travels with his ventures into the Australian landscape. While Pekels subject has varied over the course of his career; from industrial scenes to international landscapes, the artists infatuation with the process of painting has been undying.  ‘Australia Through the Eyes of Herman Pekel’ is an opportunity to catch a glimpse of Pekels take on the Australia’s landscape and all that it has to offer.

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From the age of 12 I was addicted to paint: its tactile quality, the smell, and the feel. Forty years later, I am still obsessed. The subject for me is of less consequence than the simple act of applying paint. As long as the shapes within the picture plane harmonise with one another, the obsession can continue.

Born in Melbourne in 1956 to Dutch parents, Herman showed an early interest in art which led him in his youth to studying plein-air (open air) oil painting, bringing to light his passion for the “freedom of spontaneity” and the rigor of speedily capturing the fleeting glow and illuminating impact of subtle shifts of light across the landscape. Like many young artists of his day, he flirted with Abstract Expressionism before returning to an Australian realist base with a strong painterly technique. An artist of verve and enthusiasm with an expressionist leaning, he is best known for his “wild, impassioned, ebullient and kinetic atmospheric interpretations of the land/sea/cityscape” in oil.

Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is one of the few galleries in Brisbane open seven days.

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Women of the Landscape

Red Hill Gallery in Brisbane had the privilege of exhibiting and hosting landscape artists; Terry Swann, Adrienne Williams and Pam Walpole over the month of April.

The exhibition was a wonderful success. Over the weekend of the opening for Landscape in Isolation, we saw many faces, some familiar and many new, in the gallery during our opening exhibition weekend events and we appreciate all of your wonderful feedback.

Together Adrienne Williams, Terry Swann and Pam Walpole have presented a body of work for this exhibition.  Each in their own style and interpretation of the landscape they have experienced.  Some pieces are recollections of specific areas – others painted plein air – ‘insitu’.  All have derived from the love of the natural world to be shared and admired and are combinations of Watercolour and Acrylic.


While I draw in a sketchbook and do note-taking, my passion is to paint in situ where I can use my emotional response to capture the essence of the landscape. During lockdown, I have used sketchbooks and memories of recent trips to the Kimberley and Pilbara to do this body of work.

These works capture the ever-changing sounds and moods of the bush when there is no option but to stay at home. I go back to the memory of colour, texture, and movement, whether it be looking into everchanging water or the changing seasons effect on the environment.

I hope you enjoy the journey.

 Terry Swann, 2021

COVID lockdown afforded these ladies the uninterrupted time to pause, reflect and paint the scars of the landscape in response to bushfires, and unseasonal flooding.  Terry’s love for the land has continually drawn her back to the Australian wilderness, therefore it’s no surprise her collection is a nod to the memory of colour,  texture and movement.  Pam’s collection is a trip back in time – of past travels, dwindling waterholes, lagoons and coastal dunes.  Adrienne’s works follow her ‘insitu’ sketching trip to Tasmania where her exploration of sense and peace takes you up there above the tree line with her!

Artist Talk and Demonstration

In addition to the exhibition opening, Adrienne Williams, Terry Swann and Pam Walpole, gave an Artist Talk followed by a watercolour art demonstration by Terry Swann. Both the talk and Terry’s demonstration gave the gallery an insight into the artists inspiration and their artistic process.

Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is one of the few galleries in Brisbane open seven days.

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HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ANNUAL SALE IS BACK AGAIN AT RED HILL GALLERY BRISBANE

Red Hill Gallery‘s ‘Once-A-Year’ Art Sale is now on. With over 100 of the gallery’s talented artists participating, there are original artworks reduced by up to 60 per cent! With over 2,000 pieces of art making this Brisbane’s BIGGEST art sale!

Lovers of fine art, or those seeking a bargain will find something of artistic value at this highly anticipated annual event. It is the perfect opportunity to purchase outstanding artwork at significantly discounted prices, from incredibly impressive artists.

The sale at Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane is the perfect opportunity to secure a piece of art heaven. Large crowds from near and far visit the Gallery early for this special event to select the best discounted artworks and to gain the keenest value from renowned artists.

“In addition to many original paintings, keen art buyers will be able to select from works on paper, glass art, ceramics and bronze sculptures… This is an outstanding fine art sale and an excellent opportunity for buyers to expand their art collection, new generation art collectors, connoisseurs and first time buyers alike. We’re excited to offer genuinely discounted quality art pieces to the public.” Said Margaret Campbell-Ryder, Director, Red Hill Gallery.

Considered Brisbane’s biggest Art Sale it will continue daily until Sunday 31 January 2021.

Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, and is open seven days.

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Zohar: Meet the Artist // 2pm, 23rd December 2020

We invite you to come and meet the incredibly talented Zohar, creator of hand-sculpted artisan jewellery. Jewellery is always a very popular choice at Christmas – so to help you make a sparkling gift choice, have a peek at our beautiful jewellery works by Zohar.

Zohar’s work featured at Paris Fashion Week in October and we’re thrilled to have pieces from her new collection available this Christmas.

Zohar’s body of work was born out of a personal process since 2004, when Zohar left her home country of Israel. She set out looking for something that was lacking in her heart; little did she know, she was embarking on a life time journey. With a masters degree in microbiology from the Jerusalem University, Zohar’s practice as a jewellery artist only begun in 2017.

We feel lucky and proud to have Zohar’s jewellery in the gallery, and have her as a dear friend. With social awareness held dearly to her heart, 10% of any proceeds from her work goes towards charitable organizations. Zohar’s memorable, one-off creations are an expression of the spiritual process of re-wiring the consciousness.

WHEN: 2pm, Wednesday 23 December 2020

WHERE: Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill

DRESS ATIRE: Casual

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ZOHAR & Paris Fashion Week

A big congratulations is in order our dear friend and artist, Zohar Edelstein Budde, A.K.A. Zohar Jewellery.

At a time when the world has been seemingly standing still, Zohar has just returned from Paris Fashion Week where her jewellery has taken the fashion world by storm. This is a rare and lovely story of somebody who has had a positive light from this global pandemic.

“I had to overcome a huge, huge fear. This trip for me was about over coming fear of COVID-19 and choosing life! The show was amazing and I got featured at Elle, Marie Claire and Harper’s BAZAAR”

For the show, Zohar created 40 pieces for eight different looks. She did so in just three months, while recovering from the lethal bushfires which struck the Blue Mountains last summer, in addition to the global misery of COVID for most of 2020. Zohar outlined her experience at Paris Fashion Week:

The fitting was the night before the show. That was when I saw the clothes and the models for the first time. But I woke the morning of the show a different person, completely relaxed. It was hectic, and being in France, all the models came to be dressed at once. But it was so much fun.

Zohar’s body of work was born out of a personal process since 2004, when Zohar left her home country of Israel. She set out looking for something that was lacking in her heart; little did she know, she was embarking on a life time journey. With a masters degree in microbiology from the Jerusalem University, Zohar’s practice as a jewellery artist only begun in 2017.

My body of work was born out of a personal process I have been through since 2004, when I left my home and country of Israel. That was the time when I set out looking for something that was lacking in my heart.

Little did I know, I was embarking on a lifetime journey.

Working with wires as a means of re-writing her own neurological system, and progressively bringing about a change in her consciousness; Zohar’s inspiration comes from her own spiritual process that is influenced vividly by her evolving and growing connection to her Hebrew Culture.

We feel lucky and proud to have Zohar’s jewellery in the gallery, and have her as a dear friend. With social awareness held dearly to her heart, 10% of any proceeds from her work goes towards charitable organizations. Zohar’s memorable, one-off creations are an expression of the spiritual process of re-wiring the consciousness.

In early December, we will have some of Zohar’s new collection available for purchase in the gallery. In the meantime, check out our available works by Zohar, Zohar’s Meet The Artist Page, Zohar’s Instagram, or indulge in some Paris Fashion Week coverage featuring Zohar’s incredible, timeless designs.

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Joseph Zbukvic: from strength to strength

We are never ceased to be amazed by Joseph Zbukvic’s amazing painterly abilities. And thanks to Graeme Stevenson’s Colour In Your Life series, over 1 million YouTube viewers can say the same” Margaret Campbell-Ryder, Director Red Hill Gallery Brisbane

If you’re a fan of Joseph’s work (or want to see what all the fuss is about!) we have just received and hung a number of Joseph’s new watercolour works to the Red Hill Gallery this week.

Red Hill Gallery is proud to be Joseph’s state-wide and one of two national representatives. Be sure to come in to see them in all their glory!

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A new service that brings the art to YOU!

Untitled (2016) Mel Brigg. Acrylic on Canvas. 122cm x 122cm.

When searching for the perfect artwork for your home or space, wouldn’t it be great to see it on your wall in-situ? Well, now you can!

Red Hill Gallery is very excited to announce our new artwork visualization service!

Send through some photographs of your desired space, and we will provide some rendered images of a number of works from our collection, on your wall. Feel free to send through some photographs via email, along with which works you would love to see hanging in your home.

Artworks clockwise from top left:

Newstead Park Walk (2020) David Hinchliffe. Acrylic on Canvas. 122cm x 182cm.

Traffic In The Rain (2020) David Hinchliffe. Acrylic on Canvas. 101cm x 101cm.

Sweet Nothings Midsummer Nights Dream (2019) Regina Noakes. Acrylic and Oil on Canvas. 122cm x 92cm

Open Mind (2019) Katherine Wood. Mixed Media. 150cm x 120cm.

Through The Gumtrees (2020) Herman Pekel. Mixed Media. 56cm x 74cm.

Charlie and Rory Climbing Figs at New Farm (2020) David Hinchliffe. Acrylic on Canvas. 60cm x 120cm.

Red Hill Gallery
61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, Australia
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TERRY SWANN – Working in Isolation

“Having to work indoors is not easy for a plein air painter but enjoying the winter sunshine here in Victoria.”

“I am drawn to the wilderness, to truly natural, wild places. The sense of place and all that’s happening in the environment around me is expressed through my paintings.” Terry Swann

Swann’s work is strongly bound to place, the mood of the landscape and her own emotions capture and reflect with a perspective, vibrancy and colour-palette that is uniquely Australian. Work is held in numerous private and public collections including the State Library of Brisbane, State Parliament House of Queensland and Federal Parliament Offices Brisbane.

 As a plein air painter, Swann works in the wilderness alone and even though there is a driver, she is free to immerse herself in a landscape that’s utterly remote, that’s been left in peace without interference to be shaped by the seasons. Her work has taken her around the world, but it is the remote Australian landscape that captivates her. 

“We are hiding ourselves away from Covid at our beach cottage on Port Phillip Bay which is where I can go and paint anytime. The coastline is beautiful, wild and unspoiled. Having to work indoors- not easy for a plein air painter but enjoying the winter sunshine here in Victoria”

Swann’s work is strongly bound to place, the mood of the landscape and her own emotions capture and reflect with a perspective, vibrancy and colour-palette that is uniquely Australian. Work is held in numerous private and public collections including the State Library of Brisbane, State Parliament House of Queensland and Federal Parliament Offices Brisbane

I can’t wait for the freedom to get out there into our beautiful country to paint again!” Terry Swann

Terry Swann is currently working on an exhibition at Red Hill Gallery in April 2021 along with Pam Walpole and Adrienne Williams.

Mark your diaries Friday 9 April 2021 Red Hill Gallery 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill Brisbane. Three artists that complement each other and are highly sought after by RHG clients.

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Art Chat with Graeme Stevenson OAM

Art Chat with Graeme Stevenson OAM

Artist Influencer
Art Marketer
Public Speaking
Business Coach
TV Personality
CEO and Founder of
Put Some Colour In Your Life TV Show
World Traveller

Red Hill Gallery will be hosting an Art Chat with Graeme Stevenson OAM  on Thursday 27 August 2020 Zoom click here for attendance (virtual attendance) 6:30pm

Do you need some colour in your life? If so, then you must join “Master Artist” Graeme Stevenson OAM for an exclusive chat from Red Hill Gallery on Thursday 27 August, via Zoom from 6:30pm.

Here is the YouTube link to the opening of the exhibition

Graeme is perhaps best known for his award-winning television show, Colour in Your Life, which chronicles the techniques and personalities of artists from around the globe to promote creativity and a love of art. The show premiered in 2010, and as of 2019, it is in its 20th season.

Graeme will Zoom in to talk with a strictly limited number of guests at Red Hill Gallery next week, along with others joining us online from around the country. Don’t miss this candid behind-the-scenes conversation about nature, travel and, of course, colour.

Graeme last exhibited at Red Hill Gallery in 2017 and we are proud to welcome him back. We are currently featuring some of Graeme’s latest work in the gallery, reflecting influences of realism, expressionism and surrealism.  

Visit our website to view the exhibition online.

Graeme’s paintings have been purchased by art collectors and celebrities, including the former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Originally from New South Wales, Graeme left a promising career as a paramedic when he was a young man to attain his pilot’s licence and travel the globe. And that he did – more than 20 times over, living in five countries and constantly seeking subjects to paint.

With a passion for wildlife, nature and natural forms, Graeme started creating art from the local flora and fauna seen during his travels. His lifelong interest in birds resulted in his renowned illustrations for the book The Atlas of Parrots, which is still featured in the Natural History Museums of London, New York and Paris.

Once referred to as a “Master Artist” by U.S. Art magazine, Graeme received the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the visual arts in 2017.

He created the award-winning TV show Colour in Your Life and has now recorded over 250 episodes featuring artists and supporting their career progression. The program is now available online and has almost 100,000 subscribers.

There are so many layers to Graeme’s life and his paintings. I can’t wait to reveal all!

Either way, we know Graeme will put some colour in our lives at a time when we need it most!

Margaret Campbell-Ryder
Director

Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane Queensland

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Meet Herman Pekel, one of Red Hill Gallery’s most successful artists.

His friend and master artist had this to say about Herman.” There is no-one in the world that can put a painting together and make them work the way he can; his design is impeccable.” – Joseph Zbukvic on Herman Pekel.
High praise indeed!

Herman Pekel with Red Hill Gallery Director Margaret Campbell-Ryder

Pekel’s charisma, energy and infectious sense of humour are palpable in his works. It should come as no surprise that at age 17, receiving his first significant art prize, Pekel rocked up on stage wearing his school uniform.

Pekel is a true designer of paintings. His works are refined and detailed, placing him among the best Australian contemporary Impressionists of his time.

Herman Pekel Glass House Up Stream Oil 170x95cm

We invite you to check out his paintings of Queensland on our website redhillgalley.com.au or in the gallery Monday to Friday 10am-4pm 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill Brisbane

It is easy to see why Pekel is described as creatively fearless. His mastery of capturing the spontaneous effects of light and atmosphere is apparent in the quick, broad strokes of his oil paintings showing now at  Brisbane’s Red Hill Gallery for “The Sunshine State” exhibition. Pekel effortlessly combines his knowledge of artistic tradition and quality with an intimate appreciation of the unique light of the land down under.

Herman Pekel Morning Sun Caboolture Mixed Media 74x54cm
Herman Pekel, Joseph Zbukvic and Alvaro Castagnet on “Put Some Colour In Your Life”

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Meet Nick Young Artist Extraordinaire!

“I do not paint to try and portray things as an emotional statement but try to portray the quiet emotional structure that shows when someone is seeking the beauty that is available in everyday simple objects.”

 Nick Young.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introspection, a work in progress,  “Self Portrait”. We can’t wait to see the finished painting.  Here is Nick with his Portrait of Jon English.

This piece by Nick Young ‘North Stradbroke Island‘ is currently available as part of our Sunshine State 2020 Exhibition. With perfect Winter weather, whale migration in progress and #naturallywonderful scenery, we couldn’t resist sharing this stunning painting of a stunning location.

Find out more about the paintings by, the artist Nick Young and our Sunshine State Exhibition visit on line at Red Hill Gallery

 

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MICHEL CANETTI PORTRAIT EXHIBITION

Feminine beauty or femme fatale? We may never know the stories behind the canvas.

The striking portraits of Michel CanettiRed Hill Gallery’s feature artist for the month of June – are attracting plenty of attention. Last year his portrait of Brisbane Lions AFLW player Ally Anderson was among the finalists in the Brisbane Portrait Prize. Michel was one of several Red Hill Gallery artists featured among the finalists, with others including Dean Reilly and Nick Young.

Michel is a Paris-born artist and advertising illustrator who has been living in Melbourne since 1997. He graduated from the Sorbonne with a Bachelor of Arts in graphique design and a Masters in painting restoration.

Michel has produced editorial illustrations for Elle and Vogue in France, as well as other fashion magazines in Europe. His creativity blends with his insight into fashion and the appeal of the female form.

His illustration work – which we feature in a selection of Limited Editions this month – requires a delicate balance between creativity and control, mixing together flowing, rounded curves and sharp sophisticated detail. His graceful women celebrate feminine beauty and style. While his nimble brush strokes capture and develop the tempting passion of the female figure.

His work has been described as polished and classic, yet modern and sassy.

You can see the entire collection on the Red Hill Gallery website and available through our Click here online store.  Red Hill Gallery 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill Brisbane Qld 4059

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Is online shopping the way to buy art?

Embracing change by promoting Red Hill Gallery on all social media platforms along with our on line shop and two virtual exhibitions, yes we sell on line, however we also present art on our walls in the gallery.
Is on line the future for selling art? I don’t believe so, bricks and mortar will continue to play an important role in the arts as we progress forward into a new world.

From my desk I am able to look up and see this incredible painting “Starry Night” by Mel Brigg, there is no way you could possibly feel the emotion, catch the light reflections, see the raw talent in this magnificent piece online. 

Consider this! What if you were only able to view some of the masters on line, such as “The Mona Lisa” by the great Leonardo Da Vinci. Would you get that same breathtaking moment when you see his painting hanging in The Louvre? I don’t think so!

Enjoy this painting by Mel Brigg, currently hanging on the wall at Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill in Brisbane, better still come in and feel the experience for yourself. #rhg #melbrigg #monalisa #leonardodavinci #AWAD #thelouvre #brisbaneart #brisbaneartgallery #brisbaneanyday

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Australian Watercolour Muster 2020

Follow the link www.australianwatercolourmuster.com to the video to find out more on the Event.

Red Hill Gallery Director Margaret Campbell-Ryder is supporting this event and also invites you to view a selection of the Gallery’s Watercolour Artists
https://redhillgallery.com.au/shop-watercolour-exhibition to see the selection of Watercolour artists represented by Red Hill Gallery Brisbane.

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Red Hill Gallery sculptor Denise Murray gives you a short visit to her studio during lockdown

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THE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2020: PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue

Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

Imprinted in our psyches as a restful colour, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquillity to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centres our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.

As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colours that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favourite is comfortably embraced.

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Here are some creative ideas from us on how you could incorporate the 2020 Pantone colour into your life. Whether it be a painting, a piece of glass of a ceramic, Red Hill Gallery has something for all.

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching…

On Sunday 10 May many Australians will spend the day celebrating their mothers and other special women in their lives.

While Mother’s Day initially began to promote peace and support women, over the years it has become synonymous with family reunions.

Deciding on an appropriate Mother’s Day gift that is thoughtful and affordable, is a challenge all of its own in the midst of a global pandemic. Now, more than ever, the importance of sharing in traditions like Mother’s Day can go a long way towards keeping a sense of normality.

Nothing says “Mum, you’re treasured” like something made with love, and by hand.

Red Hill Gallery’s online store makes it even easier for you to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. The store features more than 200 magnificent works of art for sale with free shipping in Australia.

You can also browse our full collection including jewellery, sculpture, ceramics and more on the website or email us at art@redhillgallery.com.au to arrange your purchase and delivery.

Undecided? Personalised gift vouchers are available any time.

Not only will you find something that will be loved and treasured forever, you will be supporting one of our many talented local artists through the simple gesture of gift-giving.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Red Hill Gallery online shop is open for business!

If there’s one thing that Australians are good at, it’s dealing with hardship.
This month, Red Hill Gallery has drawn on Dorothea Mackellar’s poem (Core of My Heart) “My Country” to inspire optimism in even the toughest times. We’ve known drought, bushfires and floods, and now we are experiencing this global pandemic that keeps us in our houses and tests our resilience in new ways.
Like Mackellar, we at Red Hill Gallery remain forever optimistic as we look for the promised “veil of greenness” in her poem’s last stanza. Our green shoots are being delivered through technology, allowing us to continue to operate and bring our artists’ work to you via the internet.
We’ve now made it easier to search and securely purchase directly from our website redhillgallery.com.au through an online shop that features more than 200 magnificent works of art for sale.
Now, more than ever, our local artists need your support. Please take a look at our website and the beautiful works available through the online store, and add some beauty to your splendid isolation.

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The opening lines of Dorothea Mackellar’s poem My Country… ~ John Maitland

Imagine England! “Field and coppice, green and shaded lanes, ordered woods and gardens, dim blue distance, brown streams …” It is the England of my childhood but … “the beauty and the terror of the vast brown land…” has become as much a part of me over the past forty years as the rural England of my childhood. Like so many other immigrants it was a shock.

For my first couple of years in the “Sunburnt Country” I couldn’t cope with the colours, my painting was all wrong! I thought some tall noxious weeds were beautiful shrubs; an early work featured a stretch of groundsel!

I was used to the soft blankets of bluebells on the woodland floor near Morpeth in Northumberland, daffodils and snowdrops poking through the viridian grass and snow patched carpets which herald spring.

We arrived in Australia on March 5 to a very humid thirty-three degrees, having left two days earlier where it was minus three! Emerging from Brisbane Airport was literally a baptism of fire, squinting eyes in the early morning light and struggling with swollen feet and clothes too hot. With the sun bouncing off red dirt blinding me as I walked to a bus stop, not having a car. Heat, sweat, mozzies, plus Pea-beu and Rid for survival mis-pronouncing place names and asking a bus driver to drop me off at Woolloongabba (Wooolloooongaabba, my pronunciation), strange name indeed I thought. Even the first trip to the Gold Coast left me with severe burns and I’ve still got the scars. The only thing that kept me from heading back to freezing cold England was the Pea-beu and Rid and, oh yes, a lack of cash!

I eventually stopped trying to escape the wide brown land and took to reading a few books to try and understand. My steep learning curve, it was fascinating. Emerging from Robert HughesFatal Shore’ and Xavier Herbert’s ‘Poor Fellow My Country’; to visiting the work of John Glover, McCubbin, Roberts and Streeton at AGNSW, which turned the key in the lock of my consciousness….and there it all was. My encounter with these books about Australia and its landscapes and the stories have been endlessly fascinating.

The first major work I did (after coming to grips with the colours) I called ‘Prindy’. ‘Prindy’ of course was one of the main characters of “Poor Fellow My Country”. Although the character was an adult, I imagined him as a beautiful young man/boy in the vastness of North Queensland. It was to be the first work I ever sold here, and the novel inspired many more.

Life is circular… When my sister-in-law was persuaded to leave Canada and come to Australia she worked as a nurse on Wickham Terrace, Brisbane. A colleague invited her for dinner at his place and lo and behold… there was ‘Prindy’ on his wall!!!! With three other John Maitland paintings. She married him!

And wait there’s more! It has come to pass that we can now also say that two of our good friends have had a close friendship with Xavier Herbert and the painter of another picture from far North Queensland which features the actual ‘Prindy’ himself!!!

The Vastness

This is no common bush poem or folksy poetry, not for me, it smacks of the grandeur of “sweeping plains” and “beauty and terror” of this vast island continent. Just writing those words send a shiver down my spine!

Those who know my work will know I’ve travelled extensively through Australia, and I see it as a pastiche of the beauty and grandeur I’ve seen. So, for my part in this exhibition there is sand, rocks, cliffs, desert, and the water which is so vitally important in the struggle for survival on this vast continent…… And, of course, the people are there too, then there’s the “Jewelled sea” as Mackellar puts it, opalescent and magnificent.

 

Never did I imagine what it would become for me.

All of these elements I brought into painting my SUNBURNT COUNTRY.

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