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Issue 11, 22 December 2011
Christmas Exhibition
New Artist: Scott McDougall
Feature Artist: Dean Smith
New Work in the Gallery


• Christmas
Nellie Crawford, Kim Maple, Julie Silvester
December 27 – January 4
• Summer
Andrew Carter
January 7 – 17
• Leeuwin
Ian Dickinson, Judy Prosser, Paul Margocsy
February 11 – 21
• Easter
Larry Mitchell, Douglas Kirsop, Neil Taylor, Scott McDougall
April 7 - 18

Three diverse female artists come together for the Christmas Exhibition at Yallingup Galleries Garden Art Studio.


Christmas Exhibition
Opening 27 December at 6pm
Works also available for purchase online

Julie Silvester, Kim Maple and Nellie Crawford
Opening 27 December 2011 – 4 January 2012
Open Daily 10 – 5pm
. Yallingup Galleries Garden Art Studio 31 Marrinup Drive Yallingup Western Australia
This year Nellie Crawford spent some time studying French in a hillside village in Provence. The studio in which she created a series of paintings for the Yallingup Galleries was actually a kitchen with large windows that opened out onto a vista of lavender fields, farms, cherry orchards and the distant mountains of the Luberon. However, the freshly picked fruit and vegetables from the surrounding farms was too good to resist, so with her back to the dreamy landscape she absorbed herself in the softly lit interior world of a Provencal kitchen. The resulting work promises to deliver what we have come to expect from Nellie Crawford, distinctive but subtle still lifes, which capture the simple and timeless routines of daily life.

The exhibition will see Kim Maple returning to vibrant still lifes that are multi-layered and eye-catching. During her career Kim Maple has produced a significant body of constantly evolving work. Her latest works are semi-abstract as Kim layers colours to achieve rich paintings that are full of texture and colour.

Julie Silvester will bring the essence of the West Australian coastline, with its clear waters, clean sands and colour. More recently Julie has enjoyed experimenting with the texture and looseness of brush strokes to give a more energetic impact and also the exaggeration and play of colour that has been a constant element in her work.

New Artist: Scott McDougall

Contemporary realist painter, Scott McDougall is interested in the dislocation of European architecture to foreign lands and the dramatic contrasts between the buildings, both grand and humble, and the people that inhabit them. The crumbling render, deteriorating architectural details and peeling paint is like a buildings' scar tissue - every blemish is a part of it's history, revealing obscure and often tantalizing insights into its country's inhabitants and society. His paintings reflect his passion for colour, texture and formal composition, and the excitement of travelling to new countries.



Feature Artist: Dean Smith

Dean Smith is an Australian ceramic artist and potter creating contemporary, highly refined wheel-thrown vessels from stoneware and porcelain clay. Dean has an interest in Industrial aesthetics and geometry in nature such as rocks and crystal forms – the chaotic and ordered structures embedded within them. The combination of crystalline glazes, engobes, platinum and gold lustres further convey the elemental properties of rocks and metal and the unexpected gifts they produce. Dean has received a number of awards, most recently the Silver Prize at the 2012 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale (announced 2011 ) and previously the Premier’s Award for Excellence at the Tasmanian Craft Fair in 2010.

Andrea Isaac
Michelle Kaucic
Leaf Bottle
Danny Sheiner
l Circle Ring

Hiromi Ashlin
Large Paper Artwork
Jackie Felton
Rosary Tassle
Robert Jones
Sheoak Plate

New Work in the Gallery

We have recently received some beautiful new work into the gallery.

Please click on the images above for more information on the artists and their work.

Everyone at Yallingup Galleries wishes you a safe and happy festive season!

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