Ta-da! Our Semester 2 Program Is Ready to Go!

June 24, 2021

We can't wait to get started on our new program!  Click HERE if you can't wait either.
Thanks to all our amazing tutors and volunteers for working so hard to provide all sorts of creative opportunities for keen DABsters.

Exciting new courses include an introduction to screen-printing course; a weekend workshop on stained glass and leadlighting; and a monthly casual class on painting with acrylics.
After the popularity of our first Shin-Kitsugi course last semester, we have scheduled another one, as well as a peer group for all you Shin-Kintsugi enthusiasts.
Our awesome flow art course is running again and our popular monthly pottery and glass workshops are back.
And don't forget our regular peer groups and casual classes.
DABsters are spoiled for choice with mosaics, urban sketching, beginners' clay classes, botanical painting and drawing, printmaking and collage, working with clay, and CATS (Creating Art, Talking, Sharing).

Our workshops and courses are popular, so register and pay early to avoid disappointment.
Can't wait to see you @ DAB!

Check out our SEMESTER 2, 2021 PROGRAM here.

"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 landscap...

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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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DAB Gallery End of Year Art Exhibition 14 November - 12 December 2020

October 30, 2020

It's almost time for our annual End of Year Art Exhibition! 

This event runs from Saturday 14 November until Saturday 12 December, and showcases a wide variety of quality work that has been created by local artists during the year.

Art on display includes a fabulous range of acrylic and watercolour paintings, botanical paintings, urban sketches, pottery, glass work, jewellery and mosaics.

Come in, grab some unique and affordable Christmas gifts, and support your local artists.

DAB Gallery is open...

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Semester 2, 2020 Program

July 8, 2020
The new program for Semester 2, 2020 is now available - find the link on this page.  We have lots of exciting classes, courses and workshops on offer. 

You will be pleased to hear that DAB has obtained funding to hold a weekend sculpture workshop on the 15 & 16 August this year, through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

 RADF is a partnership between Queensland Government  and Douglas Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. 

PAVERPOL is a fabric hard...

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DAB has Re-Opened!

June 15, 2020
The DAB Gallery re-opened on Saturday 13 June.  Most Peer Groups have re-commenced, but if there are any queries please contact the relevant co-ordinator. 

We are currently preparing the Semester 2 Programme.  Included will be a 5 week Watercolour course with tutor Gail Shaw, and a ‘Paverpol’ sculpture weekend workshop with visiting tutor Rosemary Mare-Williams.  More details of these and the commencement of regular clay and glass classes will be posted and emailed out soon.

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COVID-19 Update

March 27, 2020

Hi to all DABsters

It is with regret that we wish to inform you that the Gallery will be closed until further notice, due to the Covid19 pandemic.

Therefore, all Workshops and Courses and Peer Groups will be postponed until further notice.

If you have artwork you would like to collect, please respond to this email to make arrangements. If you are attending the Gallery or Shed to collect your artwork, please respect the social distance and hygiene recommendations.

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Life amongst the Trees, Part 2 - Pottery and Mosaic Workshops

March 3, 2020
Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy the upcoming FREE workshops in pottery and mosaics. Both sessions are designed around creating material for the project that Sam Matthews is leading at Rex Smeal Park. The details are as follows;

Pop up Pottery Workshop – Saturday 7th March - 9.30am – 12.30
Life Amongst the Trees part 2 - POTTERY

DAB will be holding a FREE workshop on Saturday 7th of March to decorate ceramic leaves and insects.
All the pieces created in the workshop will be u...
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Art classes for 2020 have started

February 1, 2020
After our Christmas break, DAB is back in full swing.  Art classes have started again, and details of all classes can be found by following the links to the 2020 Semester 1 Program and Timetable on this website.

For the month of February we have our normal peer groups, with Printmaking & Collage on Monday, Working with Clay on Mondays and Saturdays, Botanical Painting on Tuesday, Creative Writing & Poetry on the last Tuesday of the month, CATS on Wednesday, Urban Sketching on Thursday, and Mos...
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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 loc...
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Somethin' Fishy

June 21, 2023
Somethin' Fishy


Feature Wall - “Somethin’ Fishy”

June 21, 2023

In between DAB's exhibitions we will be featuring the artwork of an individual artist, artists or an art group on the back Feature Wall in DAB's gallery.

"Somethin' Fishy" is now on display on the Feature Wall until Sunday 23 July.  This collection of artwork is a collaboration between Colin Price, Inger Rowe and Mandy Ryan.  It's a mix of quirky, unique and cleverly created fish-related artworks in a variety of mediums - pottery, mosaics, paintings (both watercolour & acrylics), printmaking...

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