End of Year Exhibition 2019

November 29, 2019
Come along and enjoy all the wonderful art work on display at DAB's annual End Of Year Exhibition.  This exhibition showcases art work produced from members throughout the year.  There is work produced from the various workshops and courses, and also a wide variety of work from members attending the regular pottery, mosaic, glass, printing, collage and painting groups. 

This exhibition is a great opportunity for you to get your Christmas gifts.   There is so much to choose from, and it all local and all original.  

The exhibition is a great demonstration of what DAB offers, and what will be offered next year.  The new program for Semester 1, 2020 is now available, and can be collected from the gallery, or viewed on this site.


Opening Night, Friday, 30 November was well attended.  Victoria Park won the "Peter Culley Award" for Most Improved Artist.  This a well deserved win, as over the last 12 months Vicki has enthusiastically tackled and excelled in many different media, including clay sculpture, watercolour, printing, collage and mixed media.  Congratulations Vicki.



It's time to start thinking of Christmas Gifts

November 4, 2019
Christmas is fast approaching.  If you are looking for something original and local, come along to the DAB Gallery.  There is a wide range of gift items, including many pottery and glass items, mosaics, paintings of all sorts, beautiful jewelry, cane baskets, macramé hangings, cards and much more.

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Display of Alison Gott's memorial art exhibition in the foyer of the Douglas Shire Council Offices

November 4, 2019
A wide range of paintings and urban sketches from Alison Gott's memorial art exhibition, "Through Her Eyes", will be on display in the foyer of the Douglas Shire Council Offices for the month of November.   Included are many urban sketches of local Mossman and Port Douglas locations.  All art works are for sale.  

If you missed this exhibition at DAB Gallery, this an opportunity to view many of these wonderful art works. 

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"Through her Eyes" - A memorial art exhibition of Alison Gotts' paintings and travel sketches.

October 15, 2019
Everyone is welcome to the opening night of the "Through Her Eyes" Exhibition - a memorial art exhibition of Alison Gotts' paintings and travel sketches.  Opening night at 6.30pm on Friday 18th October, and the exhibition will run until Saturday 26th October.

Alison was a former President of DAB, an exceptional artist and an inspiration to many, especially the Urban Sketchers group.

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DAB Exhibition "OUT THERE"

September 27, 2019
It’s ‘out there’, what’s ‘out there’, way ‘out there’, get ‘out there’.

Do you see 'out there' as extreme, eccentric, flamboyant, unusual, unconventional, crazy, insane, somewhere far away and remote, or just somewhere out there to go to for lunch. It’s open to many, many interpretations.

DAB’s latest exhibition “Out There” has produced a diverse and eclectic range of artworks. The exhibition opens on Friday 27th September at 6.30pm and everyone is welcome. The artw...

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DAB Feature Wall for August/September - Jennifer Foster Hamilton

August 15, 2019
For the next month the back wall of the gallery will feature the art work of the very talented artist, Jennifer Foster-Hamilton.  Jennifer, who mainly works in oils, watercolor and gouache, is exhibiting a diverse range of her paintings.  There are large vibrantly colored canvases, exquisite florals and birds, and detailed urban sketches.

The gallery is open from 10am-2pm, Monday to Saturday.  Come along and have a look at Jennifer's works, and also the art work from many other DAB members whi...
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DAB Exhibition "This is Mossman!"

July 14, 2019
Everyone is welcome to the Opening Night of DAB's next exhibition "This is Mossman!", opening on Friday 26th July at 6.30pm.  The exhibition will run for 2 weeks. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm - come along and take your time to admire the artwork on display.

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Pop-up Workshops for June & July 2019

June 24, 2019
Watercolour - Urban Sketching Workshop
Saturday June 29th from 10am - 1pm
The Tutor is the talented Watercolour Artist, Gail Shaw, who will be sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for Urban Sketching.  Gail will give an overview of urban sketching and the materials that can be used.  This session will appeal to all comers, those who are already actively involved with urban sketching, and also to those with no experience but are keen to get involved.
Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non member...
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DAB Exhibition "Silver and Sunshine"

April 27, 2019
DAB's first exhibition for the year, "Silver & Sunshine", will open on the 11th May and run for 3 weeks.  Come along and see the wonderful artwork on display.
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DAB's Feature Artist of the Month - Josephine Matthews

April 11, 2019
Josephine Matthews has been a DAB member for five years.  She started playing with mosaics learning how to cut and glue tiles.  At that time her granddaughter loved Disney Princesses, and asked if Josephine could mosaic Cinderella.  Josephine then began learning to paint with acrylics so that she could do the backdrops for her mosaics.  Josephine now has nine mosaiced Disney Princesses and various other beautiful artworks, which are on display in DAB's Gallery.  Please call into the Gallery (...
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"Our Paradise" Exhibition 1-29 May

April 30, 2021

DAB Gallery is bursting with vibrant colour as our local artists portray what this part of the world means to them. DABsters have expressed themselves with paint, clay, glass, paper, their cameras, and even marine debris to create beautiful and often thought-provoking works of art. 

Many of the exhibition entries highlight the stunning beauty of our region's flora, fauna, landscapes and local landmarks. DAB's walls are covered with prints, paintings, photographs and sketches capturing landscapes and scenes from Four Mile Beach and Mossman Gorge, native fauna such as the cassowary and other birds, marine creatures, insect life, rainforest scenes and local landmarks including the Mossman Mill, Ramada Resort and St Crispin's Café.  

Botanical drawings and watercolours provide a close-up look at the intricate detail of plants including heliconia flowers, fungi, coconut seed pods, the native tamarind and other indigenous species. 

Exhibitors have also been busy with clay and glass, creating unique, colourful and quirky ceramics and sculptures of lily pads, birds, abstract tropical creatures, mangroves, shells and even a mermaid. The palette of sunlight, sea and rainforest is captured on plates, bowls and decorative pieces in glass and clay. 

Some of our artists show that all is not well in paradise, creating works that remind us that we are inhabitants of a fragile and vulnerable land. Victoria Park's "Plastic Paradise" is constructed of marine debris including ghost net, rope and fishing line that traps and kills countless sea creatures. Sue Berthelsen's watercolour and collage "There was no one left to hear the last tree fall" is a sober reminder of the impact of deforestation on people and place; and "Outside of the Box – Fragile Paradise" by Moo (Sam Matthews) is a set of boxes and pyramids with intricately drawn insect and plant life with the reminder to be "informed by science, wary of opinion [and to choose] action not reaction". 

We would love to see locals and visitors at our exhibition which runs 1-29 May. It's a great opportunity to experience the artistic talent and creativity of our new and experienced artists, and to perhaps purchase a unique artwork for your home or as a gift. 

Entry to the exhibition is by gold coin donation. 

DAB Gallery is open 10 am – 2 pm Monday to Saturday at 11 Mill Street, Mossman. 




Our 2021 Program Is Up And Running!

January 8, 2021
Get your creativity on for 2021 and check out our workshops and courses on offer.
There's something for everyone; clay, glass, flow art, drawing, mosaics, watercolours and acrylics, printmaking, collage... and special events such as Kintsugi "The Art of Being Broken", a weekend Clay Sculpture Workshop, and a Recycled Materials Sculpture Course.
Discounts for DAB members on workshops and courses.
Membership is $30 for adults, $20 for pensioners and $15 for children under 18. 

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