Twilight Makers Market at the Gallery

The Twilight Market at the Port of Sale is on December 1. Photo: Contributed

Art lovers and handmade gift seekers from across the region are invited to attend Gippsland Art Gallery’s Twilight Market and Summer Season Exhibition Launch on this Friday, December 1, from 4pm to 8pm.

The annual indoor market (on level 2 of the Port of Sale – Wellington Centre) will host over 25 stalls selling quality handmade goods from artists and makers from the Gippsland region. This is a free event, that coincides with the Gallery’s Summer Season Exhibition Launch (at 6pm). Visitors can come along, shop locally and enjoy the new exhibitions after hours.

There will be three new exhibitions opening on the night, including: Ann Greenwood: Following Threads – A Retrospective, John Wolseley: The Quiet Conservationist, and Power to the People!

Following Threads is the first major retrospective for Ann Greenwood, a pioneering artist, active since the 1960s – quite often in and around Gippsland. She has influenced generations and reshaped the way we see textile art. Her practice has explored rich themes related to Jungian psychology and the archetypal stories of humanity which transcend culture and time.

Exclusive to Gippsland Art Gallery, John Wolseley: The Quiet Conservationist presents works by celebrated English-born Australian artist John Wolseley, focussing on those created in the four years that he was living and working in the region (1976–1979). An unconventional artist in many respects, Wolseley shuns traditional approaches to depicting landscape. He engages instead in an organic visual dialogue with a location, which takes into account its history, geology, topography, flora and fauna. The viewer is treated to an engaging narrative of diary notes, sketches, watercolour studies and tracings – often combined into a single artwork. Curated by Dr Tony Hanning.

Power to the People! features 27 original linocut protest posters by 17 artists, all students of the Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education in 1976 (with the exception of John Wolseley). Recognised as a socially significant collection of artworks, the complete set of protest posters were purchased for the National Gallery of Australia collection in 1979.

Also open on the night will be the 10th iteration of The Art of Annemieke Mein, and an updated Borun & Tuk Gallery with Gwandidj Djiriban – They Are Us, a multi-generational family exhibition that showcases four generations of artists in the Mullett family: Albert Mullett, Rachel Mullett, Richard Mullett, Michael Mullett, Jennifer Mullett, Doris Paton, Christine Johnson, Tim Paton, Kerrie Clarke, Ben Pender, Hollie Johnson, Steaphan Paton, Jirrah Pender, and Njarala Paton.

This evening will be complemented by fine wines from Blue Gables Winery, catering by The Dock Espresso Bar, a performance by Sale’s Simply Classical string quartet led by Rosemary Iversen, and a new floral art creation by Heather Harrington.

All visitors welcome (especially first-time visitors or anyone curious about the Gallery) and RSVPs would be appreciated to