After meandering through a verdant garden of luscious plants, huge sculptural urns and tall trees you will arrive at The Arthouse Pavilion open plan gallery with its huge panels of glass windows overlooking the valley.. This dramatic setting is a blank canvas for the hundreds of vibrant paintings adorning the walls. These are the strong watercolour and mixed media paintings which are the work of talented painter, Merilyn Chappel. As you walk through the gallery you will meet jeweller Jill Davis with her uniquely crafted and exquisite gold and silver jewellery, as well as Katey Ghersini with her colourful array of felted garments and homewares. Step outside through the massive glass doors to meet Penel Bigg whose intricate glass pieces have been exhibited to acclaim all over the country. I am welcoming back Sally Howe this year with her quirky and figurative tabletop scultures and am thrilled to be hosting Kim Gibbs with her gorgeous corrugated iron sculptures. Nettie Summer is new to the Arcadian Artists trail and with her knitted silver and copper wire scultures we will have an amazing range at The Arthouse Pavilion this year!
“I am thrilled with the exhibitors I have with me this year,” says Merilyn. “ The white gallery overlooking the untouched bush is the perfect backdrop for the fabulous collection of unique Australian artworks we will be exhibiting.”
Merilyn Chappel’s gallery The Arthouse Pavilion at “Shyihli”, 25 Muraban Road encompasses an eclectic collection of enthusiastic and talented artists who use a wide variety of mediums, styles, materials and subjects to ensure their work is eye catching, inspiring and all one of a kind.