NEW DATE: Sat 4 September, 5.30-8pm

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Food: canapes

Wine: Welshman’s Reef Vineyard
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Hidden Away – celebrating art & community

Hidden away behind your cupboards lie the beautiful works of art you have long treasured but no longer hold a place on your wall. Tucked in the bottom of a drawer, the prints you are yet to find a home for. Or at the back of the cupboard, or under the bed, a beloved art work, that is too special for the op shop. Art that needs a new home – a place on someone else’s wall.

Hidden Away is the theme of this year’s annual art exhibition and auction. Enjoy delicious canapes and drinks while you peruse the wonderful art works up for auction.

Browse through the art online in the coming weeks and come with paddle in hand to bid for your favourite pieces, or just revel in the excitement of a live auction.

A night filled with people coming together to celebrate each other and support the continuation of rural community arts.

Scroll down to explore the art on offer.

Explore the art on offer below

Hidden Away presents twenty-seven wonderful works, donated by artists or collectors.
Each art work is shown below and briefly described, with information about the artist and the provenance of each work. Come along to a PREVIEW of the art works – date & time to be announced.
Framing: basic framing means a shop bought frame; archival framing means professionally framed with acid free mount.

Kareen Anchen – Apricot Study

Copper plate etching: edition of 30
Size: image 10×12.5 cms, framed size: 49x41cms
Framing: Archival, acid free, museum matt board

For more on this artist & Cascade Gallery

Kareen Anchen – Nectarine Study

Copper plate etching: edition of 30
Size: image 10×12.5 cms, framed size: 49x41cms
Framing: Archival, acid free, museum matt board

For more on this artist & Cascade Gallery

Janet Barker – Untitled

Photograph – Bark series
Size: 20cm x 29cm, framed size 33cm x 43cm (HxW)
Basic framing

This photograph from Janet Barker’s ‘bark series’ captures the patterns and colours of nature.

Jennifer Barnett – Old Tin Tub and a couple of Apples

Oil on Linen
Size: 60cm x 75cm (HxW) 
Stretched canvas
Date: 2020

Jennifer Barnett initially trained as a draftsperson. Former courtroom artist for Channel 9 (Adelaide). Jennifer has won numerous art prizes for drawing, painting and portrait. Teaches art.
Instagram: jenniferbarnett222

Provenance: Donated by the artist

Jennifer Barnett – Sunday visit at Uncle Jim’s

Oil on Linen
Size: 60cm x 50cm (HxW) 
Stretched canvas
Date: 2021

Jennifer Barnett initially trained as a draftsperson. Former courtroom artist for Channel 9 (Adelaide). Jennifer has won numerous art prizes for drawing, painting and portrait. Teaches art.
Instagram: jenniferbarnett222

Provenance: Donated by the artist

Mary Caspar – Newe

Limited edition print (no. 4 of 4, signed)
Size: 40 cm x 30cm (HxW)
Date: c2016
Framed: Secondhand frame (no glass) and wired

Mary Caspar, originally trained in sculpture and ceramics, is now better known for her stunning paintings. For more go to her website.

Bill Delecca – Untitled

Landscape painting: mixed media
Size: 70 cm x 85cm – framed size (HxW)
Date: 2002
Archival framing

Bill Delecca (1929-2014) was a well-known landscape artist from Bendigo. He has works in the Castlemaine Art Gallery & Museum collection.

 

 

Jeff Gardner – Night time

Copper plate aquatint etching
Size:  20 x 15cms (HxW), framed size 58 x 48cms
Framing: Archival, acid free, museum matt board

Information about this artist

Maritsa Gronda – Bay of Fires I & Bay of Fires II (pair)

Collagraph
Size:  53 x 43cm (HxW) – framed size 53cm x 43cm (each)
Date: 2010
Basic framing

Information about this artist: information coming

 

 

Milton Moss – Asian Delight

Acrylic on canvas
Size:  90cm x 60cm (HxW)
Date: 2018
Stretched canvas, wired

Milton Moss loves colour. He paints in oils and acrylics, often using a photograph of nature or landscapes. He says he always has a canvas on the go.

 

 

Ivan Panka – Untitled

Watercolour (Hermannsburg school)
Size:  37cm x 50cm (HxW) – framed size 56cm x 68cm
Date: pre 1993
Archival mount and framing.

Ivan Panka is a significant artist in the Hermannsburg school. See more here.

Provenance: Purchased unframed in Central Australia by donor’s father c1993. Framed by donor.

 

 

Geoff Park – Eastern Rosella, Muckleford bush

Photograph
Size:  46cm x 53cm (HxW) – framed size
Framing: Hand crafted Blackwood frame by Lachie Park

Geoff Park is a nature photographer and blogger: Natural Newstead

Instagram: park.geoff

 

 

Julie Patey – Flight

Digital print of pastel and ink drawing
Size:  40cm x 30cm (HxW)
Date: 2020
Basic framing

Julie Patey is inspired by landscape around Central Victoria. Her evocative pastels are a response to the character of the land. Her work is featured in most state collections and the NGV.
Instagram: julie_patey_artist & website
Provenance: Flight was exhibited as part of Shift at Newstead Arts Hub in December 2019.

 

Julie Patey – Lake Lumineses

Digital print of pastel and ink drawing
Size:  40cm x 30cm (HxW)
Date: 2020
Basic framing

Julie Patey is inspired by landscape around Central Victoria. Her evocative pastels are a response to the character of the land. Her work is featured in most state collections and the NGV.
Instagram: julie_patey_artist & website
Provenance: Lake Lumineses was exhibited as part of Shift at Newstead Arts Hub in December 2019.

 

Vida Pearson – Waratah

Hand-coloured linoprint
Edition of 50, no. 2.
Size:  30cm x 20cm (HxW) – framed size 47cm x 43cm
Date: c1988-1990
Framed

Vida Pearson has been a professional artist/printmaker for over 30 years, concentrating in the last 15 years mostly on linocuts. She has a very distinctive style with her strong, bright designs, which are mostly hand coloured.

Vida has won numerous awards and twice been voted “Wildlife Artist of the Year” by the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia” and her work has featured in the 2017 Australia Geographic art calendar.

Provenance: This linoprint was given to Lyn Grocke by her cousin Margaret Johnston who had these artworks in her personal collection in 1980s.

Vida Pearson – Grevillea 

Hand-coloured lino print
Edition: 2/50
Size:  30cm x 20cm (HxW) – framed size 48cm x 37cm
Date: 1980-1990
Framed

Vida Pearson has been a professional artist/printmaker for over 30 years, concentrating in the last 15 years mostly on linocuts. She has a very distinctive style with her strong, bright designs, which are mostly hand coloured.

Vida has won numerous awards and twice been voted “Wildlife Artist of the Year” by the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia” and her work has featured in the 2017 Australia Geographic art calendar.

Provenance: This linoprint was given to Lyn Grocke by her cousin Margaret Johnston who had these artworks in her personal collection in 1980s.

 

Catherine Pilgrim – Pleasure Garden (Buda series)

Lithograph layered with reproduction historic photo (Buda Collection)
Size: 35cm x 40cm (HxW)
Date: 2014
Unframed, on archival mount

Catherine Pilgrim is based in Castlemaine. She has exhibited widely and her work is included in public, corporate and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Geelong Regional Gallery, Castlemaine Art Gallery.

Meticulous, considered drawing is the basis for Catherine Pilgrim’s practice including lithographs, drawings and textiles – with absence, contemporary still life and historical narratives influencing much of the subject matter. Website

Provenance: Donated by the artist

 

Marcus Potblack – Still Life 3

Oil on canvas
Size:  triptych – cm x cm
Framed: Eggplant frame has slight damage

Marcus is a recent resident of Newstead after living in India for five years working as a car designer. All his recent work was created in India.
Instagram: marcusbushfireart

Provenance: Donated by the artist

 

 

Marcus Potblack – Figs

Watercolour on Indian handmade paper
Size:  31cm x 47cm (HxW) – framed size
Date: 2019
Framing: framed with archival mount

Marcus is a recent resident of Newstead after living in India for five years working as a car designer. All his recent work was created in India.
Instagram: marcusbushfireart

Provenance: Donated by the artist

Marcus Potblack – Pomegranates

Watercolour on Indian handmade paper
Size:  31cm x 47cm (HxW) – framed size
Date: 2019
Framing: framed with archival mount

Marcus is a recent resident of Newstead after living in India for five years working as a car designer. All his recent work was created in India.
Instagram: marcusbushfireart

Provenance: Donated by the artist

Alan Satori – Untitled

Oil on board
Size:  39cm x 50cm (HxW) – framed size 52cm x 63cm
Date: 1976
Framed

Alan Satori (1936-2007) worked in oils, acrylics and watercolours.

Provenance: Gift to the Arts Hub from an unnamed visitor.

Vivienne Sterndale – Hurstbridge

Pastel on paper
Size:  25cm x 30cm (HxW)
Date: 1993
Framing: framed; new mount needed.

Vivienne Sterndale belongs to the Doncaster Artist Group. She exhibits at Doncaster Gallery.

Provenance: In 1994 Lynne Crocke’s mother gave this beautiful artwork to Lynne as a present in appreciation and thanks for looking after her father in 1993.

Trevor Streader – Untitled

Photograph (digital print) – from The Tool Shed of Pietro Venosta (Counihan Gallery, 2001)
Size:  45cm x 45cm – framed size 66cm x 66cm (HxW)
Date: 2001
Framing: archival framing

Trevor Streader’s photographic practice searches for beauty in the ordinary. He is motivated by a need to capture aspects of the everyday we often take for granted.

His series The Tool Shed of Pietro Venosta (Counihan Gallery, 2001) preserved a small piece of Brunswick history through a photographic view of the inside of a domestic tool shed that had been lovingly occupied and maintained by a Brunswick man across fifty years. Linked In

Provenance: Purchased from the exhibition by the donor. Framed professionally.

Richard Sullivan – Requiem for a Longleaf Box (Eucalyptus goniocalyx)

Print – Unique state. Woodcut on Hosho paper over monoprint.
Size:  70cm x 80cm (HxW)
Date: 2018
Archival framing

Richard is a local printmaker and artist book maker.
Instagram: curlyhill2

Provenance: Donated by the artist

 

Ungakini Tjangala – Minyma Kutjara

Acrylic
Size:  63cm x 50cm (HxW)
Date: May 2007
Stretched canvas

Ungakini Tjangala was born in 1934 at Blackstone, Western Australia, and lives and works at Ernabella. For more see Ernabella Arts

Provenance: Purchased by donor from Ernabella Arts Centre at Art Mob in Alice Springs. Certificate of authenticity available. Includes story.

 

Unknown – Our mystery work

Who is the unknown artist of this delightful scene? Inherited by Lyn Grocke from her aunt Margaret, the signature is simply initials – FNIT or perhaps FMT and the date 25.11.16. Lyn’s aunt lived in many different places. Do you recognise this scene?

We’ll update our listing as more information comes to light!

Donated by Lyn Grocke

 

Unknown – Untitled

Screen print
Size: 30cm x 30cm (print) – framed size 50cm x 52cm
Date: pre-2014
Archival framing.

Provenance: Purchased by donor at Art Mob in Alice Springs, probably c. 2014.