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. 


"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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End Of Year Exhibition 2018 - People's Choice Award

December 19, 2018
The winner of the People's Choice Award for the EOY Exhibition is - Josephine Matthews for her "Pair of Elephants", Mixed Media with mosaic and acrylic.  Congratulations Josephine!

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Peter Culley Award 2018

December 2, 2018

Congratulations to Sue Berthelsen!

Winner of the 2018 Peter Culley Award

The Peter Culley Award is given in recognition of improvement in art practice.  At the opening of the End Of Year Exhibition, President, Andrea Falstein, said -

"Sue has experimented with pencil, ink, pastels, acrylics, watercolour, clay and glass.  She once remarked that her aim in art was to capture the feeling or emotion of the subject.  And she constantly manages to do that, as can be seen in some of her work o...

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Artistic Endeavour

February 14, 2023

DAB’s Feature Wall - ‘Artistic Endeavour’

On now until end of April


Six of DAB’s very talented botanical artists were privileged to be selected to exhibit in ‘Artistic Endeavour’ an initiative of the Botanical Artists Society of Queensland (BASQ) in partnership with Museums and Galleries Queensland.  The exhibition travelled to selected regional galleries in QLD and northern NSW during 2021 and 2022 marking the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s voyage on the HMB Endeavour and the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson.

The DAB artists who participated in the exhibition were – Sandra Ford, Jennifer Foster-Hamilton, Colin Price, Inger Rowe, Liz Showniruk and Ellen Terrell.

The botanical artworks by these artists from the exhibition, are now on display in DAB’s gallery until the end of April.

About BASA (Botanical Art Society of Australia) – BASA is a non-profit organisation which aims to foster and promote the development of botanical art nationwide and to bring together people who have a love of plants and of the botanical art form.  The Society’s objectives include – pursue excellence in botanical painting and Botanical Art; stimulate interest in plants, conservation, horticulture and the environment through Botanical Art; and promote and protect Australia’s extraordinary rich diversity of plant life by all reasonable social and other appropriate means.

A huge congratulations to all of DAB’s botanical artists you should all be extremely proud of yourselves.  We are certainly punching above our weight!


DAB 2023 Exhibitions

January 30, 2023

DAB is planning three Art Exhibitions for 2023.  To enter artwork into an exhibition you must be a DAB member.  

1.  "Artful Abstraction" - Sat 6 May - Saturday 3 June
2.  "The Space Within" - Sat 9 Sept - Sat 7 Oct
3.  "2023 End of Year" - Sat 18 Nov - Sat 16 Dec

The first exhibition, "Artful Abstraction", is a theme with so many possibilities!
The deadline for artwork to be delivered to the gallery will be 4pm on Monday 1 May

Artful Abstraction - Abstract art is art that does not attempt to ...

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