7 - 30 September

 THREE EXHIBITIONS

Plus One

artworks in various media by members of the Red House Group Inc
plus Junior Artists associated with these members

This half gallery exhibition features artwork in various media by members of the Red House Group Inc….PLUS….the artwork of a junior artist (under 16 years) with whom the member has an artistic connection.  The works will be displayed adjacent to each other.

The junior artist can be a family member, relative, or friend, and the work doesn’t have to match in media or subject matter. However, some members have used fun themes, portraits of each other, two interpretations of a still life, family activities etc.  To avoid favouritism, some junior artists’ work is a collaboration between several children.

It is a big thrill for a young artist to have their work displayed in a professional gallery space, and the work is bound to delight visitors with the range of talented youngsters’ work on show.

The Red House Group is a not for profit, artist managed organisation that was initiated in the early 1990’s. Members work in this exhibition includes paintings in oil, watercolour & acrylic; there is photography, mixed media, textiles, printmaking, glass, and porcelain painting.

Each year members are given several opportunities to show their work in Gallery M, reaching a wide audience from visitors to the Marion Cultural Centre.

Over 1,600 artists have joined the group since its inception, with approximately 300 artists maintaining current membership in any given year. The group manages Gallery M on behalf of the City of Marion.

New members are always welcome. For information about becoming involved with the Red House Group, talk to Gallery M staff.

Limited Edition

relief prints by
Kate Foster, Hazel Harris & Ros McDougall

This quarter gallery exhibition of relief prints features works showing an interpretation of surrounding and imaginary environments, both natural and manmade. They have been created through a process of design using lino cutting and relief printing techniques. 

Kate Foster has worked over thirty years in the Graphic Arts industry, and is currently working part-time in digital and interactive multimedia while pursuing printmaking. The inspiration for her images are often captured on a phone camera or sketched. These include suburban and sea landscapes, plants and the frenetic lives of birds in her native garden. 

Ros McDougall’s printmaking work is a reflection of her enjoyment of drawing, but using carving tools instead of pens or pencils. “There is an exciting challenge in creating texture and form to describe my subject using strong positive and negative shapes, while taking into consideration the fact that the image is being worked in reverse” Ros says.

Hazel Harris continues to participate in art activities, despite a life focused around learning and teaching languages. Her art activities are diverse as a walking and drawing group in Paris, teaching Solomon Island women to tie-dye, or facilitating art classes for children with disabilities in an orphanage in Vietnam. She works mainly in relief: linocut; drawing inspiration from subjects around her including Semaphore and Port Adelaide, animals and birds; and plants and gardens.

Les Fleurs du Printemps

paintings by
Nicole Jusserand

Nicole Marciat-Jusserand was born in Paris in 1930, and lived in Paris a great part of her life. After graduating from High School, she attended the Fine Arts School for four years – two years full time, two years part time.

 She had several small exhibitions in Paris, but devoted her time working as an accountant, and had her own business for fifteen years. She retired in 1990.

 Nicole’s first Australian exhibition was in 1987, but once again her painting was put on hold while her first husband was ill. She re-married in 1992 in Australia, where she now lives.  She continues with her painting and now tries to have an exhibition of her work every year.  This is the first time her work has been shown at Gallery M.