I went to a charming art exhibition today at the Black Diamond Gallery called "Favourite Things" presented by Dianne Vagg & Friends. It is an exhibition put together by four friends (3 painters and 1 photographer). They have grouped together to help raise money for a good cause, that being the Diabetes Counselling Service.
Despite some serious health issues, they have put together an exhibition of very reasonably priced art and there is a lovely selection of paintings. Two of the artists have painted a wide range of animals and I saw everything from domestic dogs and koalas to african lions, tigers and elephants. I'm sure I saw a Panda as well. The majority of the african animals were painted by Colleen Gates, who is well known for her passion for painting elephants. Dianne Vagg has done some appealing paintings of dogs and also some great still life and botanical pieces. Phil Bolding has presented a wide range of paintings with subject matter ranging from ships and maritime scenes, to landscapes and rural scenes. Dianne’s husband entered some great photographs. I quickly bought (before someone beat me to it) a charming little painting of Monarch butterflies to give to my friend Rosemary (she raises Monarch butterflies).
If you like looking at art and are trying to find something to give to someone special for Xmas, (especially someone who likes animals) I suggest you try and check it out before it closes on 30 October. There's lots to choose from and if you do purchase something you will be helping a good cause.
The Black Diamond Gallery is at 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide, South Australia.
Diabetes Counselling Service: http://www.healthcounsellingonline.org/
|Dianne Vagg and some of her cute doggy paintings|
|There was lots to see- still life, botanical pieces, landscapes & rural scenes, animals & sea scapes.|
|Art lovers viewing the paintings inside the Black Diamong Gallery|
|Exhibition Opening 22 Oct.|
The Black Diamond Gallery, which is available for hire, hosts many events throughout the year. If you wish to be kept up to date with events check out the events section of the facebook site by searching for Port Community Arts Centre or follow this link http://www.facebook.com/pages/Port-Community-Arts-Centre/104390476293802?sk=wall
If you are interested in hiring the gallery go to the Port Community Arts Centre Inc website at
Cheers for now - must go and do some chores.