Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Just as things begin to settle down at the gallery it is time for Carly and Brad to open their new cafe.

It has taken a month of hard work with everyone pitching in but finally the cafe is ready for business.

The mural was a bit daunting but we did it. Even Claire added some patterns.

Congratulations to everyone it is a fantastic place  with a wonderful ambiance.

I was very pleased to be one of the first in for breakfast and a good thing too because it has been difficult to get back in with the place being so busy.

Official Opening of THE PLATFORM GALLERY

Well 6 months after we moved in we can finally call THE PLATFORM home!

The styling team has once again done an amazing job,people just love wandering around the gallery finding treasures.

The Music Club welcomed everyone with some foot tapping music and  many friends and well wishers came to celebrate with us.

Dan van Holst Pellekaan, Member for Stuart Officially opened the gallery with a great speech, congratulating everyone on their efforts and promoting the opportunity for people in the community to make the most of this new space.

The New Zealand Holiday

I can't believe I haven't posted here since the end of last year. So much has happened.

In December John and I took a holiday in New Zealand. It was so nice to just get away from everything after all the work we put into the gallery. 

We toured with AAT Kings and travelled around both Islands managing to see some amazing places and meeting some lovely people from  Australia, Hong Kong, America, South Africa and Malaysia.

The pics at Flickr are a record of the trip and I made a photo book as well.

After New Zealand we visited Tamsin, John, Polly and Elliot for Christmas.
After the pace of the previous few weeks it was lovely to slow down and spend some time with the children, visiting the park and going for coffee. 

Tamsin Polly and I did have a great day shopping in Melbourne... that girl definitely know her shoes ;-))

And the visit to the Andy Warhol  and Aye Wei Wei exhibition was fantastic.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Reviewing 2015

One thing I haven't discussed in this blog is the huge effort that John and I put into re-establishing Curdnatta Art Group and gallery at the new premises in the Port Augusta Railway station.

In the middle of Curdnatta's 50th birthday celebrations we were advised that the gallery building and land had been returned to the crown with the intention of selling the land. We were also offered the opportunity to move to new premises at the other old railway station. 

Everyone jumped at the opportunity and we set about packing up the old place and moving into the new premises all within 2 months. 

John saw the opportunity for the Music Club to have a meeting room where they could leave some equipment and set about preparing that room for use.

Most of the property was painted and the heritage jarrah parquetry floor was renovated before we moved in but the back section of the building needed a lot of work.

By October we were ready for our first exhibition and by Christmas we had begun to develop a new style for the gallery. 

In 2016 we look forward to having more opportunities to PLAY in our new art space.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

John's 70th

I can't believe that at our get together in Healesville we were planning this event. This year has certainly flown by.
A lot has been going in the mean time and you can read about events at  georgiesphotoart   and   curdnatta.blogspot

This winter has been particularly cold and we were wondering what the weather would be like in the lead up to the celebrations for John's 70th birthday particularly as we planned to hold the event in the back yard.

Well the day was perfect! The sun shone, the musicians played, the food was amazing and the family enjoyed getting together. 

It was lovely to see Tamsin, John, Polly and Elliot again and also great that John's brothers and cousins could catch up for the first time in ages. Gail and Carolyn used to play in the back yard as children before we bought the house from the Jones family.