WebPoster A RETROSPECTIVE OF JEAN SPOKES 1

Artist Jean Spokes passed away last October and a Retrospective of her recent artwork will be shown at the Gloucester Gallery from March 27th until April 22nd

Jean Spokes was the youngest in the Sealy family of artists where art has always been a way of life. Since 1977 Jean studied under many Australian and Overseas tutors in varying mediums. She then developed her own unique style and worked firstly in porcelain, glass, silk, and then branched out into watercolour, pastel, oil, acrylic and drawing. Each of these mediums brings a different property and influence to her paintings and porcelain. She received many awards and prizes for both her paintings and porcelain over the years.

Jean believed knowledge was to be shared so she taught both in Australia and Overseas. (Thailand, France, Switzerland, Scotland, New Zealand and Lord Howe Island). Exhibiting since 1987 in Sydney, and Country NSW, in joint and solo exhibitions, her work was purchased for private and corporate collections in Australia and Internationally.

Jean has left a big hole in the Gloucester Art Community and will be missed by her students and artist friends locally and around the globe.

It is a privilege to be able to hang her work for this last time exhibiting at the Gloucester Gallery which she supported and exhibited in for so many years.

Exhibition Calendar January to June 2020

Wednesday 1 January 2020 - Tuesday 30 June 2020
Exhibitions for the first half of 2020.

"Gloucester Locals" Inaugural Portrait Prize...

Thursday 6 February 2020 - Sunday 23 February 2020
Opening and unveiling on Thursday 6th February 2020 at 6.30pm

'50' works by Trena Lowe

Thursday 27 February 2020 at 10:00 - Sunday 22 March 2020 at 13:00
An exploratory journey through Lowes art practice.

Gloucester Gallery opening hours:

10am - 4pm Wednesday to Saturday & 10am - 1pm Sunday 

Entry is free.    25 Denison St, Gloucester, NSW

Gloucester Arts & Cultural Council Incorporated (GACCI) is a not for profit volunteer run community arts organisation that was established in 1999 by a group of art minded community members to foster “Art for All”  and celebrate our community's art and culture in our small farming town of Gloucester in the hinterland of the Barrington Coast.

 

GACCI presents musical performances and theatrical shows across the year. We provide support for local artists, thespians and musicians to further their chosen interest in whatever way we can. We enjoy the support through membership of approximately 70 to 80 members and new members are always welcome.

The GACCI players were formed in 2001 and continue to perform two shows a year, usually a comedy and a pantomime, they have a regular group of amateur theatre enthusiasts of all ages, that fluctuate in number according to the performance requirements.
Gloucester Gallery was created under the umbrella of GACCI and has grown into a well loved and valuable community exhibition space, providing a quality arena for local artists to exhibit their work and for visiting artists and traveling exhibitions to enhance the arts experience for locals and visitors in our town.
Workshops are regularly presented in theatre and in diverse art mediums, for children, youth and adults.
Over the years GACCI has presented a whole host of variety of entertainment in Gloucester including Flix in the Stix, Skits in the Stix and the annual photography competition and exhibition ‘Pix from the Stix’, which still continues and is held in July each year with a Prize pool of $1500.
Many other wonderful and quality shows have been presented, some annually, including ‘Big Nite In’ the talent event for the youth in our town and several stage acts by acclaimed performing arts group Critical Stages.

 

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