Thursday, December 30, 2010

Philadelphia Hanson-Viney

Ceramic Curiosities Opens Tonight New Years Eve at 6pm-8pm

I have spent the last two years working towards a diploma of art, craft and design in ceramics at the Tasmanian Polytechnic.

I am often inspired by the weird, the grotesque and the wrong. I love things which are beautiful and horrible and bizarre at the same time. .

I am fascinated by bones for their delicate and intricate shapes as well as for what they represent as relics of life past; they can be a strong symbol of death and yet exist as an object with a beautiful form.

I became interested in “cute” representations of animals that border on the monstrous. These led me to thinking about animal manipulation such as selective breeding and genetic modification.

I like the jarring feeling of something that is adorable and horrifying at the same time. The grotesque can sometimes be loveable when it is pitiable and the cute can sometimes be grotesque when it is so exaggerated as to be misshapen.

I make some things by hand and some things are slip cast. Sometimes my pieces are made with serious work and sometimes they are made by playing around.

Ceramic Curiosities is only available for a limited time. Don't miss out on your chance to view artworks by this exciting emerging artist.

Sunday, December 26, 2010



Contributors of this exhibition are Jessica Lloyd, Lily Ormerod and Danny Szypura. A first exhibition by all three, it has been a culminations of some years of work, in acrylics on canvas and photography.

Jessica Lloyd’s creativity has been recently unleashed by putting paintbrush to canvas. In exciting ways, her works have evolved into interesting representations of life, energy and movement. Her enjoyment in painting is clearly seen in her art. Jessica’s experimentation in colours also evokes differing moods and emotions.

Lily Ormerod returned to brushes and paints after a long period of absence from the easel. Previously her works were considered as traditional landscapes, with her return to painting, there has been a change in direction to abstract works, and working with acrylics rather than oils. Lily’s themes embark on much attention to creating vibrant, exciting strokes with a focus on movement.

Danny Szypura has been an amateur photographer for many years. His travels has given him extensive opportunities to capture diverse images both in Europe and Australia. He has chosen his favourites for this exhibition. Visiting Tasmania regularly, he has taken this opportunity to show some of his works.

Friday, December 10, 2010


I love to play around in Woks and frypans - my curvy form keeps your hands away from the steam while stirring things up. I don't mind a bit of heat but please don't leave me standing in liquid for long periods - it's bad for my looks.

When I've finished work for the day wash me up in warm soapy water and dry me off. A nice coat of vegetable oil occasionally will help keep me looking great.

Handmade in Tasmania from Tasmanian timbers.

Original design by Sculptural Images.

For more details contact Sculptural Images by emailing

Available at the Off Centre Galley until the 15th of December

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sculptural Images by Julia Knight

Opening Friday the 3rd of December. 6-00pm

Sculptural Images

Works by Julia Knight.

After working full time for nearly thirty years in clerical and IT jobs I finally have taken the time to start exploring the things I really want in life. For those years sculpture and photography were rewarding hobbies. Now they are the focus of my life. I work both in images and forms, which is why Sculptural Images is such an apt name for my space. In every medium that I use I am trying to express my constant wonder in the abundance of forms that surround us. This exhibition is a way of sharing that experience with others.

Through my photographs I try to encourage the viewer to question what they see, to adopt a new perspective on the world. I love playing with light and the intersection between forms. I also enjoy sharing a very close view of the world.

My sculptures are very precious to me. When I sit and start to sculpt I connect with the energy of the living earth. I become immersed in the feel, the smell and the essence of the work. I love working with timber because there is a sense of helping a dream escape. When I finish a piece I may marvel at the rightness of curve and the sense of balance. It is not that the work is accidental but that the process has taken me outside my normal way of being. I often feel it is a privilege to be able to say I have created this work.

I hope you enjoy the exhibition.

Exhibition runs from the 2nd-15th of December.

Seven days a week from 10 am - 5 pm.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A touch of Nostalgia

These lovely paintings by artist Natsumi Johnson are currently on show at the Off Centre Gallery.

The exhibition opens on Friday the 5th of November and runs until the 1st of December.

Gallery hours are 10 am -5 pm. Seven days a week.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Two Ladies and Me

Two Ladies and Me

17th September -13th October

A lovely exhibition of paintings by three talented local artists.

Open seven days a week from 10 -5

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Last Days of Inspirations

This exhibiton by the members of the Calligraphy Arts Tasmania closes on Wednesday the 15th of September. So this is your last chance to view the diverse array of art produced by the members.

Monday, September 6, 2010



A selection of beautiful works by artists from

Calligraphy Arts Tasmania.

Exhibition runs until September 15th.

These beautiful examples of calligraphy can be viewed from 10 am-5pm seven days a week.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Silhouettes etc.etc.

A photographic exhibition by
Helen Okey
This is Helen's first ever exhibition
and is on until 1st September
Opening Night 13th August 6pm

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

DISCOVER extended

The Discover Exhibition has been extended until 10th August
Don't miss out on a wonderful opportunity to purchase some lovely pieces by some talented artists.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Discover Exhibiton

Discover Exhibition

1st-28th July

A fabulous Chance to purchase artwork by new and emerging artists.

Opening night Friday 2nd July
6.00pm - 8.00pm

Off Centre Gallery

level 1
77 Salamanca Place
Salamanca Arts Centre.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

65 Roses Exhibition

Artwork for sale by artists
and friends of people with
Cystic Fibrosis
Friday 28 May – Tuesday 1 June 2010
Offcentre Gallery
Grand Opening
Friday 28 May – 5pm-7.30pm
Free glass of bubbles on arrival
Gold coin donations appreciated
All proceeds go to
Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March Exhibition

an exhibition and sale of paintings
Helen Morris

Thursday, February 25, 2010


A fabulous opportunity for
new & emerging artists
who have not yet exhibited to participate
in a group exhibition curated by

Off Centre Gallery
JULY 2010

Interested artists are invited to fill in an application form,
available at the Gallery.