Outback Arts Gallery and Shop, Coonamble

Outback Arts Gallery and Shop

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It’s our birthday!

5th April – 10th May

The Outback Arts Gallery has turned 5! And to celebrate we are holding a special exhibition which is a collaboration from some of the iconic creatives across our region; Anna Kaineder, Sarah Dugan, Jude Fleming, Mardi Remond, Lisa Wheeler, John Murray and Viki Murray. The exhibition reflects the changes in their works over the last five years, the development of the gallery and exploration of different mediums.

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9 – 31 March

Coming soon is an exciting collaboration between a group of Central West artists speaking through painting, weaving, ceramics, sculpture and drawing. The exhibition is by six artists including Kelly Leonard, Jack Randell, Aleshia Lonsdale, Anna Kaineder, Sooty Welsh and Kay Norton-Knight. Their works reflect living and making artwork in a regional context. A variety of materials including fibre, clay, paint, pen and ink and iron, are used to express ideas of place and culture. The strength of the participating artists is in their relationships to country and sense of identity. Kelly Leonard has coordinated the exhibition after seeing a show at the recent biannual regional arts conference ARTLANDS in Dubbo late last year, and wanted to keep these connections going. She believes there are huge benefits in spotlighting the arts activity in our towns and in lighting up the arts connective tissue with other regions.

A Christmas Art Fair

5 – 23 December

We called makers of all things sweet, edible, crafty and pretty. They answered in a colourful mash of clever, quirky and Christmassey. Local. Handmade. Delicious.

We will be open late on Thursday 15th of December for Christmas Carnivale. You can do some late night shopping, grab some pressies and also catch a flick next door where we will be screening some short films from Access All Areas Film Festival!

11 November – 2 December

Rocksolid by Su Hely and Michael Brogan

Rocksolid is a body of work by local artist Su Hely, and Sydney based Aboriginal artist Michael Brogan. Rocksolid explores different narratives, mediums and discourses from contemporary Aboriginal worldview. Michael uses mission blankets as his canvas to explore the disaffected social history of growing up black in Australia. Su Hely drinks copious amounts of sake and gets spiritual and plays with oil paint….rough and loose unlike her friend Michael who is measured, methodical. She paints everything with her hands and paints emotions and feelings and the spirit of things…not things themselves.

Opening night > November 11 at 6pm

Su is also a musician and will be launching her debut EP ‘Fingers in the Dirt’ during the opening, and playing a few tracks! As well as live music- margaritas, finger food and good times will also be on offer…see you there!

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Outback Arts Gallery shop

Our shop stocks all kinds of goodies from local artists, artisans, ceramicists, crafters, professional designers, and creators of sweet, small things.

We are open Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm.

We are always on the hunt for new creatives and shows so please contact us for an exhibition application or grab one here.

And if you make/bake/stitch/sew or anything and you think it would be a good fit for the shop, you can download the details and have a look!