2017 exhibitions 

The gallery is open from 10-5, seven days a week.

Please note that the images below are, in some cases, only a snippet of the actual artwork.

Dec - 
28 Feb

 


THE SUMMER EXHIBITION 
The Summer Exhibition includes a mix of works from the Gallery Stockroom and exhibitions held throughout 2016. Works include paintings, etchings, limited edition prints, photography, sculpture and glass. Exhibiting artists - Fiona Craig, Greg Hyde, Glen Preece, Paul Battams, Gillie & Marc, Elizabeth Langreiter, Richard Morecroft, Ros Goody, Alan Healy, Bruce Chanter, Conchita Carambano, Gordon Fitchett, Felicia Aroney, Ivan Goodacre, Lorraine Brownlee, Elizabeth Burton, Meredith Woolnough, Penny Lovelock and more.

         

 March
 1 - 27

         

KEEP IT SMALL - a mixed exhibition of small works from our Gallery artists featuring paintings, drawings, photography, works on paper and more.   Artists include Greg Hyde (etchings and original pieces) - Bruce Chanter (matted original oils and works on canvas) - Lorraine Brownlee (Australian wildflower series - limited edition giclee prints, framed) - Ken Raffe (original landscapes in mixed media and encaustic abstracts on board) - Corrine Dany (matted photographs) - Janet Matthews (original wildlife pencil drawings) - Leon Pericles (limited edition etchings/collagraphs/mixed media) and more..

April
 1-30

EXHIBITION
EXTENDED
TO MAY 15



  

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? -  An exhibition of mixed works from women artists who have exhibited at the Milk Factory Gallery since it opened.  Over 37 artists featuring one major work each including paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture.  Artists include: Felicia Aroney, Fiona Craig, Ann Morton, Annie Holcombe, Conchita Carambano, Dana Dion, Doreen Shaw, Pamela Griffith, Elizabeth Burton, Janet Matthews,Karen McPhee, Myriam Kin Yee, Penny Pomroy, Penny Lovelock, Robin Ezra, Annie Day, Ros Goody, Alison McKay, Robyn Kinsela, Jennifer Gabbay, Lucinda McDonald, Kerrie Leishman, Patrice Cooke, Pam Slattery, Robyn Kennedy, Heidi McGeoch, Christine Dixon, Del Cooley, Anita Parker, Carol Thomson, Helen Oprey,  and more.


May 20 -
June 20

'Treasures from the Storeroom’ From the collection of Jan Karras & RAGLAN GALLERY. Jan Karras has been in the Australian art world for over 35 years with galleries situated in Manly and Sydney.  Recently relocated to the Southern Highlands her beautiful gallery is now located in the Milk Factory building.  Jan has been a collector of fine art for as many years as she has been in the art world and her amazing personal collection is now being presented for sale to art lovers in a one-off exhibition at the Milk Factory Gallery. Featuring paintings, works on paper, glass, ceramics, Aboriginal art and wood this a not to be missed show for collectors and lovers of fine art. 



June24 - 
July 31








           

             


August
 5-31










E O F Y ANNUAL STOCKROOM SALE













END OF FINANCIAL YEAR STOCKROOM SALE -the Stockroom Sale comprises of works that have been held in our Stockroom for over two years or more.  This is a perfect opportunity to pick up an original piece of art at a 'once in a year'  reduced price. Our gallery artists will also be contributing works from their Studios that they wish to sell at a reduced price.  Works will include paintings, limited edition prints, works on paper,sculpture, glass, ceramics - click on the link for details
 










GREG HYDE - "An Eclectic Palette...once more!"
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An exhibition of paintings, etchings, and sketches by artist Greg Hyde.   If ever an artist were reflected in his work, it is Greg Hyde. Paintings, etchings, sketches, and a myriad of other materials are all fair game for any one art work. Like the artist, each piece is multi-layered, charming, and highly detailed. Greg Hyde’s work is whimsical; definitely tongue in cheek, somewhat Leunig in nature, but without all the angst. More of a constant chuckle than out right laughter, Greg’s comments on life, the universe and “thanks for all the fish” moments are positively satisfying. Humour that constantly and repeated amuses is rare, and this talent is Greg’s’ (Artsite Gallery)  click on the link to view exhibition Greg Hyde - An Eclectic Palette ... once more.


Sept 2 -
Oct 2


FIONA CRAIG - New Works - an exhibition featuring Australian wildflowers by renowned still life artist Fiona Craig. Living in Australia and the US, Fiona enjoys painting the diverse natural environments as well as interesting floral subjects and scenes.
"I paint  Australian subjects that are close to my heart, such as native flora. 
Many of my paintings have cultural and historical allusions to people's love of, and even obsession with, flowers. That's why I've named a couple of my series 'Tulipomania' and Orchid Fever'. I'm aware in an amused sort of way that I'm also indulging in these 'maladies' in my passionate search for interesting and unusual flowers to paint. My aim in rendering them so dramatically on a grand scale is to draw attention to the beauty of flora and preserve something of the ephemeral in a type of monument or visual ode. In communicating through my visual art,I have often found that the flowers and places that are meaningful to me often have pleasant associations, 
memories and interest for others"
Her dramatic paintings of Australian wildflowers and nature will hang alongside elegant furniture restored by her brother, mid-century furniture restorer and upholsterer Bruce Craig - click on the link to view exhibition Fiona Craig



 October
 7 - 31


   CONTOURS - Penelope & Darren Oates - The inspiration for this exhibition comes from our respective disciplines as both artist and artisan and the commonalities we see in both our work.

Penelope’s works are characterized by layered, textural and etched surfaces where the contours of the landscape often merge the delineation between land, sea and sky. This layering of mixed media with the predominant use of coloured inks on timber shapes, perfectly cut to size by Darren in his workshop, allow Penelope to explore varying shapes and contours as a painting surface, rather than always adhering to the more conventional and restrictive size and shape of a canvas.
Darren’s furniture is characterized by a strong use of curves that are achieved by molding timber into forms that mirror the shapes and contours we find in nature. These curved elements are largely a result of using bent laminations.   Darren prefers to keep the lines of his furniture simple in form and functional. The old adage ‘less is more’ rings true with Darren’s work and gives his pieces integrity of form whilst paying homage to the reclaimed native Australian timbres that he uses. click on the link for details: Contours Exhibition - Penelope Oates & Darren Oates



November
 4 - 30



 




GLEN PREECE - Recent Works - An exhibition of classic Glen Preece works including landscapes, portraiture, figurative and more.. 


Representational art, mainly the French and Australian Impressionists, inspired his work for many years. He is also fascinated by movements such as Expressionism and Fauvism. His interiors hint, as the German Expressionists did, at a seamy underbelly of city life - Left Bank cafes that suggest the abandoned feel of after-hours isolation. However Preece seems to reject the cynicism of the Expressionist movement, imbuing his paintings instead with the warm ochres and umbers which originate in the rich earth of his home country. Click on the link to view exhibition Glen Preece - 'Ironbark - paintings from my studio in the country'

December 
January
February



 
THE SUMMER EXHIBITION 
The Summer Exhibition includes a mix of works from the Gallery Stockroom and exhibitions held throughout 2017. Works include paintings, etchings, limited edition prints, photography, sculpture and glass. Exhibiting artists - Fiona Craig, Greg Hyde, Glen Preece, Paul Battams, Elizabeth Langreiter, Richard Morecroft, Ros Goody, Alan Healy, Bruce Chanter, Conchita Carambano,Felicia Aroney, Ivan Goodacre, Lorraine Brownlee, Elizabeth Burton, Meredith Woolnough, Penny Lovelock and more...