Gecko Studio Gallery Newsletter – December 2014 / January 2015

Holding On - David Frazer 2013 linocut 69x49cm

Holding On – David Frazer 2013 linocut 69x49cm

Our next exhibition…..

Holding On – prints by David Frazer

December 14, 2014 to January 17, 2015

Opening event Sunday December 14 between 2 – 5pm

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These are the next few exhibitions coming up……(NB details may change before this exhibition opens)

The Bower – Sarah Dingwall (paper collage/works on paper with gouache and flameworked glass) and Julie Niekamp (oils and paper collage/works on paper, sculpture) – January 18 to February 21. Opening Sunday January 18 between 2 – 5pm.

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Gecko News

For lots more – The Gecko Studio Gallery Newsletter – PDF version

The newsletter is about Gecko Studio Gallery’s next exhibition and other news from Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek and surrounding area as well as anything else that takes our fancy. More info than what is in this version of the newsletter – lots more!

Down loadable and ready to print. Click to view / print the PDF newsletter 12 December January 2014 GSG Newsletter

 

Gecko products for all!

Gecko 2015 calendar – A3 size this year, good quality card and decent sized squares for writing stuff in. $30 each

The Domestic Bliss calendar – Also in stock now is an A4 size calendar featuring images from the “Domestic Bliss” series that Kerry has used on cards, see below. $20 each. More info and images on Facebook

Cards and cardsets – Gecko has two new lines of cards available that Kerry has designed. In shop at present are twelve “out there” Christmas cards; the twelve cards that make up the “Eclectic Petal” series and the twelve images in the “Domestic Bliss” series. See above. Cards are $5 each and are available as sets of 6 in funky packaging. More info and images on Facebook

Workshop – iPhoneography and Digital Collage Workshop

nautiluscape - iPhoneography by Kerry Spokes

with tutor Kerry Spokes. Friday 16th January, 10am – 3pm at Gecko Studio Gallery – (Studio space at the back of Gecko) Fish Creek. Cost is $120 which includes materials ie. printing of images. Bring your own lunch, tea & coffee provided. Participants will be guided through the process of taking an image with one of the many ‘cameras’ available as apps on their mobile device.  They will then have the opportunity to superimpose elements into the one image to create a collage which they can then enhance and add filters to using apps – all done on the iPhone or iPad.

Requirements: Participants will need to bring their iPhone or iPad (iPad 3 onwards) to the session, with at least Snapseed and Superimpose apps already downloaded on their device.  These can be purchased in the Appstore through your iTunes account. Any questions, phone Kerry on 0423 721 593.

For more information visit our workshop page at https://www.geckostudiogallery.com.au/iphoneography-digital-collage-workshop/

Book early as places are limited for this popular workshop. PREPAYMENT OF THE FEE IS REQUIRED. To book, phone Gecko Studio Gallery on 5683 2481 Thur to Mon or Michael on 0421 209 878, fill in the form on the website or email framing@geckostudiogallery.com.au

ArtHouse

ArtHouse accommodation
ArtHouse accommodation

Brought to you by Gecko Studio Gallery – the ArtHouse, fine accommodation in Fish Creek.

The ArtHouse offers guests a stunning and beautifully appointed cottage hidden away behind Gecko Studio Gallery in the heart of Fish Creek.

Entering through the gate, guests are greeted by the lovely private garden filled with interesting plants and flowers plus the ancient apple tree in pride of place in the back yard.

The walls host an array of contemporary original artwork by renowned local artists for sale – your very own private gallery.

With an open central living area, full kitchen, 2 generous sized bedrooms and unique bathroom the ArtHouse is light filled and cosy.  There is a wood fired heater with wood provided as well as a reverse cycle air conditioner.

Quality linen and bath towels are provided; just bring your beach towels.

A library of art books and novels, an interesting DVD and CD collection and current art and style magazines have been collected for your enjoyment.

Fish Creek is home to 4 galleries, cafes’ (including 9 Acres Coffee Bar and Food Store situated right next door), interesting shops and the iconic art deco Fish Creek Hotel with the fish on top.

The ArtHouse is perfect as a base from which to visit local wineries, walk or ride on the Great Southern Rail Trail and of course visit Wilsons Prom and the many beaches in the local area.

When staying at the ArtHouse guests are treated to a chilled bottle of Waratah Hills Award winning Sparkling Rose, Loving Earth organic chocolate, Promontory Preserves jam and a fresh grind of coffee from 9Acres café next door! What a treat!

Accommodates 4 – 2 bedrooms each with queen size bed. 1 bathroom. Lounge room, dining room, back deck with BBQ, lovely garden. Minimum stay – 2 nights and 3 nights on long weekends.

Rates based on 2 guests per night………….

Peak & school holidays rates: midweek price $270/night. Weekend price $290.

Off Peak rates: midweek price $230/night. Weekend price $250.

Extra guests $30 per adult, $20 per child – per night.

Contact Kerry or Michael at Gecko Studio Gallery on 03 5683 2481 or Kerry on 0423 721 593.

ArtHouse on Facebook        ArtHouse on Stayz         ArtHouse on airbnb

See all the images on the ArtHouse website  or the 3 links above.

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Kerry Spokes

See Kerry’s artist page on Facebook

Kerry has constructed her own website to showcase her many talents and the fascinating artworks she produces using traditional drawing, painting and printmaking techniques plus, of course, her iPhoneography and digital collage work.

 Kerry was recently interviewed by Deborah Blakeley of ZoneOne Arts. Great interview, read here

Prom Coast Arts Council Inc.

The next meeting will be Monday January 19 at 7pm in Oberon Room, Fish Creek Hotel (to be confirmed)  All welcome, new members and first timers especially.  Website  Prom Coast Arts on Facebook

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The Alison Lester Shop

Prints Books Cards Gifts – 1 Falls Rd, Fish Creek. Contact John Cooper (Alison’s project manager) on 0407 726 806. Facebook    website

All the framing and canvas stretching at the Alison Lester Shop done by Gecko Studio Gallery.

 

 

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