DAB's 2022 Semester 1 Program is HERE!

November 24, 2021
DAB's 2022 Semester 1 Program is HERE!
Check out all the amazing workshops, classes, courses and peer groups that are on offer at DAB! 
This semester we are offering classes in glass fusing and slumping, stained glass, flow art, acrylics, botanical drawing and painting, mosaics, collage, pottery, drawing, urban sketching, screen-printing and printing. 
Register for classes by contacting DAB on 4098 3337 or pop into DAB 10 am - 2 pm, Monday to Saturday, at 11 Mill Street Mossman.
Or you can send us an email at info@dabmossman.com, marked 'Attention Enrolments'.
Isn't it time to try something new at DAB?

DAB's "Perspectives" Exhibition 31 July - 29 August

July 31, 2021

DABsters have once again demonstrated their creativity with DAB’s latest exhibition theme of “Perspectives”. DAB’s gallery is full of beautiful, quirky, and thought-provoking artworks including paintings, glass work, pottery, jewellery, drawings, prints, mosaics, sculptures, and items made with wool and plant fibres, all reflecting a wide range of perspectives on art and life.

Our urban sketchers have illustrated how we may all be looking at the same building or scene, but we perceive ...

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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,...

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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 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.

This email will be sen...

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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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Welcome to 2024

January 9, 2024
2023 certainly ended with a bang.  The last exhibition for 2023 ('21st Annual Art Show". 18 Nov - 16 Dec 2023) had just come to an end, when Cyclone Jaspar started heading our way.  The flooding that followed was catastrophic for the whole region, and recovery will take many months (and possibly years).  Like most of Mossman's main street, the pottery/glass sheds at DAB suffered from water inundation.  Sam and her wonderful bunch of helpers have done an absolutely incredible job of cleaning up the sheds and removing damaged goods - we can't thank them enough for their incredible effort. But because of this DAB will remain closed for at least the rest of January to allow us time to recover.  

But reopen we will - and you can find the new program for Semester 1, 2024, on the link on the next page.  Although we might have to make some minor changes because of the flow-on impacts from the flooding, there is so much in the program to look forward to,  We hope to see you all back at DAB soon. 

August Feature Wall - "My DAB Journey (so far)" - Sam Matthew

August 2, 2023
The wonderful art work of Sam Matthews (aka "Moo"), a local multimedia artist, is now on display on the Feature Wall at DAB. 

Sam is well-known for her mosaic work and has facilitated in several community art projects in the Douglas Shire; including "Life Among the Trees, I and II" on the toilet blocks in Rex Smeal Park, Port Douglas; the RSL Remembrance Hall, Mossman; and the planter boxes along the main street of Mossman.  She is also a very talented potter and in recent years has received ...
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