Saturday, March 28, 2009

Painting Session in Gallery!!!

Don't forget! We have weekly painting sessions in the gallery at 1pm.

Please come and enjoy the company of fellow artists!

You may even create a masterpiece!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Archibald Winner

Click this link to see Archibold Winning Painting

2009 Archibald Prize winner Guy Maestri Title: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu oil on linen

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cooktown Art Forum

Cooktown Art Forum is now up on the World Wide Web.
  • For open discussions on ART
  • To meet other artists
  • To learn something new about art
  • To have fun and inspire creativity
Check out the forum and register for free. Start a topic! Share your knowledge!

Hope to see you!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Warwick Fuller DVD 'A Direct Approach'

Saturday 14th March was our first Art Session for 2009. We had a good turn out with several new members.

Maybe the wine and cheese was an added attraction!

We played a Warwick Fuller DVD called 'A Direct Approach'.

He demonstrates how to 'capture the light' when you have very little time before it changes.

As time is of the essence he doesn't use a turpsy wash as it wouldn't dry. He applies mixed oil paint directly to the canvas. The DVD was inspiring. We all wanted to grab a canvas and try this idea out. He captures the fleeting light effect on the bluff and the end result was a magical painting.

Warwick Fuller Web Site


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery Facelift!

Newly painted gallery! Thanks to the hard work of volunteers and Job Find Workers we now have a freshly painted gallery and weeded garden beds. New plantings will soon have the street scape looking fresh and inviting! The Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery sign will be replaced soon. I have added a photoshop version in the meantime! Art works are starting to fill the gallery space. New works are being created for our 31st Annual Art Exhibition in June. An exciting year ahead.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

31st Annual Art Exhibition 2009

Sunday 31st May to Monday 8th June.
Prizes total over
12 art award categories and a Elizabeth Guzsely Memorial Best In Show Award!

Categories, conditions and entry forms available on our web site.
Click this link for pdf files that you can print and enter!

Photos in Australian Artist Magazine show our 30th Annual Art Exhibition 2008 which was also the 20th anniversary of the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Our Members in 2007

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Welcome to Cooktown Art Blog!

The news and views of the Cooktown School of Art Society Inc. We have been hard at work giving the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery a 'facelift' for 2009.

You may have seen the Cooktown Local News photos of our volunteers and Job Find workers hard at work painting the front of the gallery. The inside gallery walls have already been painted and some of our amazing paintings are on display. As the weather improves we expect more out of town visitors to 'pop in' to the gallery. We think they will be delighted with the art works on display.
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