Little Gallery News
The New Gallery space
In April 2021 we moved into Little Gallery's wonderful new light filled, contemporary space celebrating with a much anticipated opening night. Fortunately the opening coincided with a period of relaxed covid restrictions, so the event was enthusiastically attended by many loyal, local supporters and keen art lovers.
The opening saw the gallery officially welcome in two new artists. Local Trentham still life oil painter Llael McDonald and Kyneton bronze sculptor Larissa Gray. Their fabulous works added a new element and compliment the gallery extremely well.
Our fundraising efforts, a raffle with prizes of original artwork generously donated by all Little Gallery artists and the sale of ceramic wombats made by potter Kim Haughie saw the gallery raise much needed funds that were donated to Trentham Wildlife Rescue.
Due to Covid restrictions and the unprecedented storm in June, we opened and closed a number of times, interrupting scheduled exhibitions and restricting us from opening to the public, but like many businesses we soldiered on as best we could.
In July we made the decision to conduct our annual ‘White Rabbit Winter Show. We invited a long list of renowned local artists to exhibit alongside our permanent members for the fund raising event. Due to new restrictions our plans were again interrupted but eventually we did officially open the White Rabbit Show on August 21st. Unfortunately the opening turned out to be the shortest opening in Little Gallery history! Covid lockdowns swiftly ended visits by the public and saw us close the doors once again. Not to be beaten, we took the exhibition online via our fabulous new website and promoted the exhibition across multiple social media platforms. This proved to be highly successful, not only for art sales but also for our second huge art raffle. In spite of the challenges we managed to raise $13,000. The proceeds were divided and donated to local causes to repair the damage inflicted by the June storms. ‘The path of the horse’ & ‘The Quarry street reserve’ received $6500 each to aid in their recovery.
A New Year
In 2022 we opened with a new display and introduced two new guest artists who have exhibited their work in the gallery for the past three months. Local Blackwood mixed media artist Kathy Holowko and Macedon based Botanical watercolour painter Steph Goss.
New Guest Artists
The next guest artists to join us are Kyneton based sculptor Peter Butterworth and Trentham painter. Linda Wheeler with a soft opening on April 2nd, introducing their work to our collectors and the wider community. We hope to see you there!