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139 Beaumont St
Hamilton, NSW, 2303
Australia

Gallery 139  | Art Gallery 

2018 Exhibitions

Jan
13
to Feb 6

THE DOGGIE SHOW

Odea in the gallery 

Odea in the gallery 

THE DOGGIE SHOW 

SAT 13 JAN - SUN 4 FEB 2018

GALLERY 139 CLOSED AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND

Official opening: Saturday 13 January, 2-4pm- Gallery 139

All things doggie are being celebrated in this second fundraising dog exhibition to be held in Gallery 139.

Exhibiting artists: Hide Kobayashi, Jayner Carter, Peter Lankas, Susan Ryman, Julie Batts, Helene Ruma, Gaye Shields, Rowena Beale, Kathie Sarginson, Jane Robinson, Nicola Bolton, Janelle Goldman, Hello HOLT, Felicity Howard, Joerg Lehmann, Jo Shand, Ashleigh Price, Linda Parkinson, Vanessa Turton, Danny Sky, Ahn Wells, Peter Read, Ron Pickerton, Sally Reynolds, Jane Hosking, Barbara Nanshe, Erika Sorby, Rose McAllister, Leeroy Chapman, Andrew Finnie, Michele Heibel, Chloe Avery, Linda Greedy, Catherine Kavanagh Di Gravio, Madekeine Boyd, Shahrzad Groenhout, Janet Graham, Varelle Hardy, Zoe Tjanavaras, Kara Wood. 

Including guessing competition: $3 per entry / enter as many times as you like
Prize: Papercut Pet Portrait by Jane Blackall @pencilpenpaperppp
Prize: Dog embroidery artwork by Jane Robinson
Prize: Hunter Animal Watch Inc. dog pack 

10% of sales from this exhibition will be donated to Hunter Animal Watch Inc
Beaumont St, Hamilton. 

YOU CAN'T CATCH ME signed books available in the gallery during this exhibition. $25.00

The sun is up, it’s a brand new day.
Time to go outside and play ... 
This delightful, rhythmic story is full of fun and energy.
Two dogs spend their day chasing Blackbird while she darts from tree to tree collecting mulberries for her babies three.
Will they catch her?

10% of book sales are going to Hunter Animal Watch Inc.

The Doggie Show opens at Gallery 139 on Saturday

by Damon Cronshaw | theherald.com.au | JANUARY 8 2018 - 10:00AM

Every dog has its day – even as a subject in an artwork.
This is what came to mind when we heard about an exhibition to be held at Gallery 139 at Hamilton, titled The Doggie Show. Gallery 139 owner Ahn Wells decided to host an exhibition on dogs because “it’s my favourite kind of animal”. Ahn has two dogs – Coco (a chihuahua and Jack Russell cross) and Odea (a miniature fox terrier). 

“They are both very special to me. They keep me grounded and, if I’m feeling a bit yuck, they help to cheer me up with their antics and affection,” she said.

She brings Coco into the gallery most days, which often attracts people. “She is friendly and people just want to say 'hello',” she said. Ahn said that dogs break down boundaries and “help start conversations between strangers”. “You just need to go to a dog park to see the positive effect they have on people, both physical and mental,” she said. “Dogs seem to be content with their place in the world. They remind me not to worry about stupid things and to just enjoy now.” 

Peter Lankas Tropics walk 2017 ipad drawing, archival inkjet print, edition of 10 42 x 52cm

Peter Lankas Tropics walk 2017 ipad drawing, archival inkjet print, edition of 10
42 x 52cm

Newcastle artist Peter Lankas has an artwork in the exhibition, titled “Tropics walk”. The image shows himself on a shopping trip, walking his father’s chihuahua, which he described as “a very clever, loveable dog”. 

“I’m really a cat person, so I see myself as an uncle to dogs,” he said. “Dogs are a bit more like children. They require a lot of care and attention. Cats look after themselves.  "I guess dogs or pets, in general, are great company and allow us to interact on another level to human interaction.” He said pets can be “great levellers”, adding that they brought playfulness, love and joy to a sometimes mundane existence.

“Dogs have been documented in the arts for centuries – they are a part of our existence,” he said. “A show such as this gives artists a chance to explore another side of themselves.”

The gallery is dog-friendly. 

The exhibition opens at the gallery on Saturday 13 January from 2pm  to 4pm. 

Ten per cent of sales will be donated to Hunter Animal Watch.

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Mar
1
to Mar 11

Mindscapes by LYDIA MILLER - official opening: Saturday 3 March, 2-4pm

Spring 2018 oil on canvas 101 x101cm $1800.00

Mindscapes by LYDIA MILLER

THURS 1 MAR - SUN 11 MAR 2018

Official opening: Saturday 3 March, 2-4pm

IN CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTIST
Saturday 10 March 11.30am with sparkling wine and cheese/biscuits
FREE / BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL email: info@gallery139.com.au

In Mindscapes, Lydia explores the feelings and memories of places. Abstract representations of coastal lands visited by the artist become the subject matter for this exhibition. 

Lydia Miller is a painter. She moves effortlessly between the genres Still Life, Abstraction, Landscape and Portrait painting. This will be her first solo exhibition at Gallery 139, having previously exhibiting with the gallery in group exhibitions since 2016. She has exhibited extensively in Sydney and overseas before moving to Newcastle several years ago. 

Coastal Rocks I and II 2018 oil on canvas 50 x 50cm $480.00 each

arrow to the right >> oil on canvas 76 x 76cm $900.00each

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Mar
15
to Apr 1

PAUL MAHER - official opening: Saturday 17 March, 2-4pm

Paul in his studio circa.2015

Paul in his studio circa.2015

THURS 15 MAR - SUN 1 APR 2018

Official opening: Saturday 17 March, 2-4pm

MEET THE ARTIST sessions

Q and A with the artist

Paul Maher has been a Gallery Artist since the gallery's inception in 2015. This will be his 2nd solo exhibition in the gallery, having previously exhibited solo in 2015 and participated in exclusive Gallery Artist exhibitions in Sydney and University of Newcastle Gallery in 2016 and 2017. 

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Apr
6
to Apr 8

Tell me a story - official opening: Saturday 7 April 2-4pm

Ahn Wells Memoir 1 2017 tracing paper cotton 150x150cm

Ahn Wells Memoir 1 2017 tracing paper cotton 150x150cm

Tell me a story

group exhibition to coincide with Newcastle Writers Festival 2018

FRI 6 APR - SUN 8 APR 2018

OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 7 April 2-4pm
MEET THE ARTISTS: Sunday 8 April 11.30am 

An exhibition about the comforts of storytelling and the influence reading stories has on our lives. 

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