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 used in a mosaic that is to be applied to the extension to the amenities block at Rex Smeal Park in Port Douglas.
This new artwork, “Life amongst the Trees part 2” will complement the existing mosaic that was completed in 2017.
This Free workshop will be convened at DAB (11 Mill Street, Mossman) by Sam Matthews on the 7th of March, between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm.
There is no need to book, all materials and tools will be provided and no experience is necessary. Just come along
Life Amongst the Trees part 2 – MOSAIC
DAB will be holding a series of FREE workshops during March, April and May to create “mosaics on mesh” for a public art project.
All the mosaics created in the workshops will be used to create a mosaic on the extension to the amenities block at Rex Smeal Park in Port Douglas.
This new artwork, “Life amongst the Trees part 2” will complement the existing mosaic that was completed in 2017.
Mosaic workshops will be convened at DAB (11 Mill Street, Mossman) by Sam Matthews every Saturday afternoon starting on the 7th of March, between 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm and will run for approx. 12 weeks.
The workshops are free. There is no need to book, all materials and tools are provided and no experience is necessary. Just come along.

This project is proudly supported by Douglas Shire Council under the Grants Program.


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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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'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 it in very different ways. DAB's painters have captured different aspects and perspectives of subjects, from close up to panoramic viewpoints to different angles, sometimes with unexpected colours for familiar items. Several of our artists have explored the concept of home, for humans and for wildlife, and how the perspective can shift with a change of position, time or person/animal’s point of view.

The displayed artworks represent many worldviews, attitudes, and approaches – come and visit DAB gallery and spend some time exploring our “Perspectives”.

DAB's "Perspectives" 31 July until 28 August.

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

We look forward to seeing you at DAB.




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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