The Gallery

The Gallery at Denmark Community Resource Centre is the new home of The Mill Art Group.

The Minister for Regional Development, Terry Redman, recently opened the Showcase exhibition.

The Mill Art Group takes its name from the location of the group’s first exhibition at a local heritage wood mill in Denmark.

The Gallery is free to browse and is staffed daily from 11am to 3pm by members of the Mill Art Group. The separate entrance is part of the Denmark Community Resource Centre – follow the signs!

MILL ART GROUP INC.
WELCOMES 2 NEW ARTISTS –
ZOFIA GROCHOWSKA AND JO HAYNES
AND
FEATURES ARTISTS AT WORK
AT
THE GALLERY @ DENMARK CRC
2 STRICKLAND STREET
JUNE 17 TO JULY 16
OPEN DAILY 11AM TO 3PM

The Mill Art Group is delighted to welcome 2 new artists in the exhibition at The Gallery at Denmark Community Resource Centre. The exhibition will open from June 17 to July 19, 11am to 3pm daily.

Zofia Grochowska (Zosia) and her family came to Australia from Poland 35 years ago. They fled a country in turmoil at that time. The first attempt saw their passports confiscated at the border, and it took many months and sleepless nights before they got them back. The second time she and her husband left separately with two suitcases and a child each, just in case, hoping that at least one of them would be lucky. They both made it, and started a new life in Australia.

Zosia started painting about 10 years ago when she retired. In her own words,

“So finally I had all the time for myself. All dreams and plans from my youth repaired like magic and on top of the list was painting. For years I’ve been collecting books and brushes, paints and knives hoping that this day finally will come. So it did, but how to start, I had no idea. Fate did help in that matter …I met an artist who invited me to his class and the rest is history. Slowly I’ve gain the knowledge and a few exhibitions later, confidence as well, and here I am.”

“Painting in acrylic is something I keep coming back to as well as different styles…. So far, abstract is what gives me endless possibilities and a lot of freedom to express myself through art.”
Zosia’s works are brilliant, and she is comfortably settled in Denmark and the MAG.

Jo Haynes (Jo H.) has always had a passion for art. A childhood dream of hers was to become a teacher or an artist. She followed her dreams through tutoring at University, also completed some TAFE pottery and airbrushing classes. She has taught watercolour, gouache, pen & ink, acrylics, oils, drawing, and portraiture.

Jo has won numerous awards in various media. She has sold paintings in exhibitions and received commissions for others. Now a member of many local art groups, including the Watercolour Society of Western Australia, and Western Australian Society of Artist. Jo lives in Denmark and is a member of MAG.

The main mediums Jo uses are watercolour, pen & ink, acrylic and charcoal, but she also enjoys other media: mixed media, acrylic, oils, pastel. People and figures are favourites, as is experimenting with textures and effects. In landscape Jo has a preference for architectural subjects, water, rugged terrain and dramatic skies. Some of Jo’s influences and inspirations have come from overseas, having spent much of her childhood in Southern Europe, from family members who paint and visits to art galleries around the world.

ARTISTS AT WORK in The Gallery

The June/July exhibition will also feature our Artists at Work in The Gallery daily.
Come and see Marion Nelson working on printmaking, Elspeth Langridge on pastel painting, Beverley Ford on encaustic, Elaine Wakka on silk painting, Gail Barker on watercolour painting, John Maxwell and Caromy Macdougall on acrylic painting.

See you at The Gallery!