One of my favourite south coast galleries has just relocated from a church at Tanja further down the coast to waterfront premises at Bermagui. It’s a very different venue, but it maintains its elegance, thanks to the immaculate eye for beauty in both object and arrangement of its director, Karen O’Clery.
The gallery never has an over-abundance of exhibits, and this is part of its delight. This exhibition includes woodcraft, ceramics, and weaving.
Peter Carrigy’s gleaming bowl is crafted from coastal hakea and red gum.
Gail Nicholls creates from new and recycled fabric, designs all taken from nature.
Embroidered lace seems an unlikely medium for representing birds, but that’s what Sharon Peoples does beautifully.
Ros Auld’s crackle glaze on stoneware is exquisite in colouring and texture.
Look back into the gallery, and you will understand why I had to tear myself away from its charm and serenity.