previous exhibitions 2017

12 May - 4 June 2017


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an exhibition showcasing historical information and contemporary Aboriginal art to celebrate the 1967 Referendum Anniversary

This exhibition displays the History SA's travelling display “Vote Yes” focusing on the 'Yes' campaign, which succeeded in 1967 in changing the Australian constitution and is remembered as the moment when Indigenous Australians achieved citizenship in their own land. It remembers the people who came together and worked for the 'Yes' vote, and South Australia's contribution.

Local contemporary Aboriginal artists include Daphne Rickett, Johny Wilson, Elizabeth Close, Sam Gollem and Jacinta Dixon.  A City of Marion Cultural Development Project for National Reconciliation Week.

Squared Up

artworks in various media by members of the
Red House Group Inc

The only requirement for the exhibitors in this exhibition was that all works must be square in format, with the subject matter being of their personal choice. The reason all the work has to be square is so that it can be photographed and used in a fundraising calendar Gallery M is producing for 2018 which will be available later in 2017.

There is a wide variety of styles and media including paintings in oil, watercolour & acrylic; as well as photography, mixed media and tapestry. 3D work showcases ceramics, porcelain, glass, textiles, timber, mosaics, and jewellery.

7 April - 7 May 2017


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Terra Mater

contemporary  artworks by
Terry MacDermot & Kate O'Reilly

At the heart of these artists’ work is a question about the ways in which we live harmoniously in the world.

Terry MacDermot and Kate O’Reilly have many similarities, and differences. Stylistically both artists are greatly influenced by abstract expressionism, and use bold gestural mark making and brushstrokes.

Kate’s work possesses a more vivid translucent colour palette, whilst Terry’s leans towards more limited muted natural colours with a deep earthy warmth.

Hanging Out

artworks in various media by
Carolyn Griffiths, Merilynn Highet, Natalie Lewcock,
Ann Lindsay, Rae Nation, Regina Parker & Susan Peter

These artists were all founding members of "Off the Slate Gallery", a co-operative Gallery in Willunga. When the Gallery was set up in 2005, all these ladies were partly responsible for the hanging of work and 3D display for every exhibition.

After meeting for lunch every second month for the past 2 years, they decided to prepare another collection of work to hang together. This time the venue is changed, but the depth of diversity in media and subjects will be the same.

10 March - 2 April2017


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Anything But Landscapes

paintings by
Betty Anderson

Betty started painting in the mid 1960’s, and found that painting for short periods helped her through various difficulties over the years. She never considered pursuing art seriously until 2008 when this time, persevered. She quickly realised that landscapes were not her forte so concentrated on flowers, still life, flora and fauna, and then portraiture.

Splendour of Woman

contemporary paintings by
Shahin Azadegan

Shahin grew up in Iran, and is an experienced painter of traditional Persian Miniatures. She migrated to Australia in 1999, and continued her art studies. This series of new paintings illustrates gorgeous women clothed in the midst of nature. She is illustrating the interlinked relationship naturally existing between woman and mother nature.

Made in South Africa

black & white artworks by
Carolyn Glynn
story-telling her immigration journey to Australia

Carolyn’s striking artworks explore the complex relationship bewteen her birth country South Africa, and adopted country, Australia. Using the simple but expressive medium of black ink on paper, she incorporates all the cultural, historical and personal memories experienced over the years of immigration, expressing her story from a deep soulful need.

Frank Koch Retrospective 1877 - 1955

watercolour paintings of iconic local Adelaide scenes and landmarks circa World War II, by
Frank Koch
(best known as a satirical cartoonist in the early 1900's

Koch’s paintings of iconic local scenes and landmarks are snapshots of working-class Adelaide circa World War II. Many of the locations in his paintings are still recognizable in the present-day. Collectively, Koch has produced a stunning historical and cultural record of Adelaide and surrounding areas.

10 February - 5 March2017


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an exhibition of large works by members of the
Handspinners & Weavers Guild of SA Inc

This exhibition features large scale works that are often not displayed, due to their size and weight. Works include large rugs, woven and felted tapestries of a pictorial nature, and decorative felted work.

There will also be large quilts that have been hand woven, and feature indigo dyeing.

The members exhibiting in ‘X.L’ are - Bev Bills, Karina Irvine, Maria Korps, Jan Lowe, Janet Maughan, Pat Michell, Sandra Tredwell, Katharina Urban, Helen Vonow & Elly Webb.

The Handspinners & Weavers Guild of SA was founded in 1963, and celebrated 50 years in 2013. The guild boasts of its many experienced and talented members who explore and create exciting works in various fibrous mediums

Art of Respect

aerosol artworks by local enthusiasts of aerosol art
and culture

The Art of Respect program aims to foster respect between the community and young artists, recognising aerosol art as a valid artistic medium.

The Art of Respect engages young people who have much to express, but few opportunities to get their message heard. Professional aerosol artists ran a series of workshops with aerosol enthusiasts, with each creating an artwork on canvas. This is the 12th round of the Art of Respect program.

 13 January - 5 February 2017


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Ian Willding Retrospective

a showcase of paintings from recent years by
Ian Willding (1954 - 2016)

Ian had a very special connection with Gallery M, that originated in the early 1990’s when he first became involved with the Red House Group. He was a key member of the exhibition team, and helped in all aspects of the operation of the gallery.

Ian was proud of his indigenous background and acknowledged a growing awareness of the depth of his heritage. He has exhibited widely throughout South Australia, won numerous awards, and has been showcased in international publications.

Works will include some early paintings from private collections, as well as studio work that has not been on display before.

Click here to go to our 'Remembering Ian Willding' page


artwork in various media by members of the
Red House Group Inc

This exhibition features artwork by approximately 60 artists, in a range of media. It is hoped that the work will represent an artistic journey; it does not have to represent a real journey.

The Red House Group is a not for profit artist managed organization that was established in 1994, and since then more than 1,500 artists have joined. The Group proudly manages Gallery M on behalf of the City of Marion.

Red House member exhibitions are always of high quality, with imaginative responses to the given themes.