CURRENTLY EXHIBITING @

Wilsons Gallery Robe
3 Monkeys Cafe Willunga
Penny Hill Winery McLaren Vale
Adelaide Parklands Art Prize Festival Theatre Adelaide

 

COMING UP IN 2016

Fleurieu Food & Wine Prize Visitors Centre McLaren Vale

 

 

 

 
Gallery

All editions consist of an artists proof and 20 prints. ( Exceptions are 3D images. )

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Gail Kellett - Art Biography

Gail Kellett - South Australian Lino Artist

I work from home in McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula. My ideas reflect the diversity of the region in which I live- rural and urban landscape, native flora and agricultural machinery.

I find linocut printmaking a powerful medium- exciting and unpredictable. My work is hand drawn straight onto the lino which gives it freshness, originality and spontaneity.

Design is paramount to my style. I enhance the main image with bold elements in both the foreground and background. When hand-painting I often include large areas of black and white which strengthen the composition.

When cutting I utilise varying techniques to display texture and create energy. I use water based Block Print Lamp Black Ink. Each piece is individually hand rolled and editions are normally 20 pieces depending on size.

I hand paint usually in sets of 2 - 4. I use acrylic paint to show bold, striking colour. Finally I spray varnish to enhance the colours and protect the Canson-Ja paper.

In 2009 I began portraiture- which includes a print of my mother, Pat and my mother in law, Joy with their "treasures". Below is a portrait of my parents courting in Wellington Square in the early 1950s.

 

2016

  • finalist FLEURIEU FOOD AND WINE PRIZE McLaren Vale Visitors Centre
  • finalist ADELAIDE PARKLANDS ART PRIZE Adelaide Festival Centre
  • SUMMER SENSATIONS Wilson's Gallery Robe
PRIZES
  • 4th Prize FLAGSTAFF HILL ART SHOW 2015
  • 2nd Prize GOOLWA ART SHOW Signal Point 2015
  • Highly commended GLENSIDE ART SHOW 2014
  • Silver Award VICTOR HARBOR ART SHOW 2013
  • 1st Prize HARVEST FESTIVAL ART SHOW Stump Hill Gallery Visitor Centre McLaren Vale 2013
  • Highly Commended GLENSIDE ART SHOW 2012
  • 2nd Prize BLACKWOOD ART SHOW 2010
  • Burnside Art Prize GLENSIDE ART SHOW 2010
  • 1st prize FLAGSTAFF HILL ART SHOW 2010
  • 1st prize GLENELG ART SHOW 2009
  • Goolwa Painting Prize ALEXANDRINA ART SHOW 2009
  • 1st prize Current Works PENNESHAW ART SHOW Kangaroo Island 2009 2008
  • Highly Commended BLACKWOOD ART SHOW 2008
  • Merit ALEXANDRINA ART SHOW 2008
  • 1st prize NOARLUNGA ART SHOW 2006
  • 3rd prize NOARLUNGA ART SHOW 2005
  • 2nd prize NOARLUNGA ART SHOW 2004

FINALIST

  • ADELAIDE PARKLANDS ART PRIZE Adelaide Festival Centre 2014
  • HEYSEN ART PRIZE Hahndorf Arts Academy 2012 2007
  • FLEURIEU ART PRIZE Boards Choice Exhibition 2011
  • PROSPECT PORTRAIT PRIZE 2009
  • FLEURIEU BIENNALE VISTAS PRIZE 2008 2006 2004
  • OUTBACK ART PRIZE Broken Hill Regional Gallery 2015 2008 2007
  • WHYALLA ART PRIZE 2007
  • FLEURIEU BIENNALE WINE INDUSTRY PRIZE 2004

EXHIBITIONS

  • SUMMER SENSATIONS Wilson's Gallery Robe 2015
  • PENNY'S PICKS SALA Penny Hill Winery McLaren Vale 2015
  • FLEURIEU ART PRIZE Fleurieu Landscapes Adelaide Airport & Penny's Hill Winery McLaren Vale 2013
  • FLEURIEU FEMALES SALA Stump Hill Gallery Visitor Centre McLaren Vale 2013
  • BOLD with Sue Garrard Pikes Winery Clare Valley 2013
  • REFLECTIONS OF PLACE AND NATURE  SALA Cocks Auld Real Estate Unley 2012
  • FLEURIEU ART PRIZE WINNERS AND HARDY'S PRIVATE COLLECTION  SALA Hardy's Winery McLaren Vale 2011
  • GAIL KELLETT AND JEN WRIGHT Dogridge Winery and Gallery McLaren Flat 2011
  • LORETO ART SHOW  2012 2011 2013
  • DOUBLE VISION Onkaparinga/Mt Gambier Artists Exchange 2008/09
  • THE BOLD LINE Redpoles Gallery SALA 2009
  • ARTISTS OF THE FLEURIEU Fleurieu Biennale 2008
  • THE TREE Fleurieu Biennale 2008
  • DRIDAN ARTS farewell 2008
  • SCOTCH ART 2009 2008 2007 2006
  • IDOLS ICONS & IDEOLOGY 2005 FEAST
  • GEOMETRY Dridan Fine Arts 2005
  • STILL LIFE Dridan Fine Arts 2005
  • ON THE FARM Dridan Fine Arts 2004
  • FRIENDS with Lesley Redgate 1998

SOLO

  • 3 MONKEYS CAFE Willunga 2015
  • BOLD by Gail Kellett Promenade Gallery B Flinders Medical Centre 2012
  • GAIL KELLETT LOVES LINO SALA Blessed Cheese McLaren Vale 2012
  • Greenhill Galleries Adelaide 2011
  • BOLD FLEURIEU BIENNALE Gemtree/Dowie Doole Winery 2009

COMMISSIONS

  • FLEURIEU BIENNALE BOARD Harvest 06
  • DENNIS WINERY Nindethana
  • MARIENBERG WINERY Bell’s Block
  • private residence 2013

BOOKS

  • Artists Of The Fleurieu

PROGRAMMES

  • OUT OF THE ORDINARY Channel 9 2009
TALKS/DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Lino cut printing presentation BURNSIDE PAINTING GROUP 2014
  • Lino cut printing Presentation WILLUNGA HILL ART GROUP 2013
  • Lino cut printing Presentation ADELAIDE ARTS SOCIETY 2012
JUDGING
  • WHAG @ WAVERLEY HOUSE Willunga 2010
  • NOARLUNGA ART SHOW 2011

ACQUISITIONS

  • ANGOVE WINERY
  • ALEXANDRINA COUNCIL
  • BRL HARDY
  • CITY OF BURNSIDE
  • CITY OF ONKAPARINGA
  • D'ARENBERG WINERY
  • DOWIE DOOLE WINERY
  • FLINDERS MEDICAL CENTRE
  • QANTAS
  • WIRRA WIRRA WINERY

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ACQUISITIONS

  • Alexandrina Council
  • The City of Onkaparinga
  • The City Of Burnside
  • QANTAS
  • D'Arenberg Winery
  • Wirra Wirra Winery