Gallery M is open, with some restrictions in place

We are very pleased to advise that Gallery M is now resuming normal opening hours (Monday - Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 1-4pm)

Limits on members of the public entering the gallery will apply. Visitors will be required to use hand sanitization on entry and record their attendance via QR code or on a form provided by the gallery.

These requirements are legal obligations under current Emergency Management directions. This situation will be constantly reviewed in light of latest health updates.

current exhibitions

Vision 2020 – the power of sight: the art of seeing

A quarter gallery exhibition of textiles curated by Brenda Gael Smith

From dreams to vistas, anatomical studies to optical illusions, Vision 2020 explores the theme of vision from different angles. Eye imagery dominates and many works highlight the importance of eye health and vision care. I embrace this focus. 90% of blindness or vision impairment is preventable or treatable. Prioritising eye health brings profound creative, social and economic benefits and 2020 brings extra resonance to this theme.

Haven

A quarter gallery exhibition of etchings & lino prints, drawings, paintings & ceramics by
Simon Kneebone, Pirie Martin, Maryanne Martin & John Martin

Sometimes we overlook the familiar in favour of the exotic, but when the recent global pandemic shrunk our world to the space between our neighbours’ fences, we were shown the true value of those tiny pockets of nature inside and around our own homes. These days the humble garden’s role as a haven has never been more tangible; acting not just figuratively, but as a literal place of retreat and sanctuary. This exhibition is an intimate exploration of our personal havens, it inspired and asked us to take a closer look and reconnect with the beauty of those little places we might otherwise take for granted.

It’s All in the Expression

A half gallery exhibition of artworks in various media by members of the Red House Group Inc

‘Art is a form of expression. It could be the colours we use, the technique we apply, or even the topic we focus on’.

The Red House Group Inc is a not for profit, artist managed organisation that was initiated in 1994 by a group of like-minded artists. Over 1600 artists have joined since then with approximately 300 members in any given year. Each year the members are given several opportunities to show their work in Gallery M, with an exhibition title to challenge their creative instincts – this time being ‘It’s All in the Expression’

The Red House Group proudly manages Gallery M on behalf of the City of Marion

upcoming exhibitions

Bundle

A half gallery exhibition of works in various media relating to the word ‘Bundle’ by the Plaits Group

Definition – Plait, a joining together of several twisting and intertwining parts

This exhibition brings together a number pf personal interpretations of the word ‘Bundle’ using different media including paint, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, embroidery and weaving. The Plaits Group began in 2012 and this is their tenth exhibition together.

Australian Colour

A half gallery exhibition of expressionistic paintings by
Ann van der Zwaag

Colour, colour and more colour.

The idea driving the development of Ann’s recent paintings is to notice and enjoy the energy that happens when landscape colours work together. It’s not so much about this blue sky or that red earth, but about how this red affects that blue and how that blue affects the way we see the nearby red.
These expressionist paintings are not intended to have a narrative or didactic purpose. Her hope is that they will delight and intrigue you, that they will be enjoyed on someone’s wall and reconnect us all to the many Australian places we already know and love.

Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize 2021

A whole gallery exhibition of artworks in various media by selected South Australian contemporary Artists

The Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize is in it’s fifth year, having started in 2016 as an initiative between Gallery M and Jarrah J Holmes, Century 21 Bayside Brighton. Open to all artists over 18 years who live and work in South Australia, the Finalists will be selected by an independent judging panel from the digital images provided. The Major Prize of $3,000 is generously sponsored by Jarrah J Holmes, with the total amount of prizes on offer being $5,500.

2021 exhibition timetable

Gallery M is a versatile exhibition venue, that can have up to four exhibitions running concurrently.
This is achieved by utilising large free standing walls, that can be configured to create quarter, half or whole gallery spaces.