Kilcoy Art Society
Kilcoy Art Society Inc. (KASI), formerly the Kilcoy Artists’ Group, has its headquarters in the restored, historic Kilcoy Courthouse Gallery.
Built in 1910, the Courthouse was relocated in 2011 to Kilcoy’s Yowie Park, a popular venue for locals and travellers alike.
As part of the Kilcoy Heritage Trail project, the Kilcoy District Historical Society has mounted a sign to the front of the Gallery which provides information about the old Courthouse building’s past.
The Gallery welcomes an average of 350 visitors per month.
It is managed and manned by volunteer members of the Art Society. Main exhibitions change every three months, with one wall devoted to ‘Artist of the Month’, a showcase for individual members.
The Art Society hosts a series of art workshops with top ranked tutors specialising in various media and genres.
Become a full member, or a Friend of the Gallery (FOG) to receive notice of workshops and events.
Click here to see a list of our regularly exhibiting members.
Located at 35 Hope St, Kilcoy 4515 or phone them on 5497 2000
Kilcoy Art Society Artist of the Month
Happy New Year to all readers!
Congratulations and thank you to our December 2020 Artists of the Month (AOM) for their combined exhibition of ‘Life in Lockdown’ which received great reviews from Gallery visitors.
The first AOM for 2021 is Ellen Adriaansen.
Ellen moved to Delaney's Creek with her husband in 2009 after a four year stint in the Solomon Islands.
Since she was a child, Ellen has had a love for all things creative including doing mosaics, patchwork quilting, cardmaking and pottery but she has continually returned back to drawing and painting.
Outside of craft, her artwork has focused almost exclusively on trying to accurately capture the human form and animals.
This has included commissions to paint portraits of people and pets.
Her preferred medium over the years have been oils, pastel and drawing.
In 2016, she attended a mixed media workshop at the McGregor School of Art that completely revolutionised her style by providing a free flowing method for creating art.
The process involves creating different areas of absorbency and texture on canvas or paper and then pouring and mixing the water colours and inks on the sheet.
When an interesting background has been created, an object is added with charcoal and pastel that appears to come out of and disappear back into the background.
For the past 4 years she has been experimenting with this technique to create the artworks on display.
Come and view Ellen’s work at the Kilcoy Courthouse Art Gallery during January 2021. The Gallery is open 9am to 1pm, Thursday to Monday