Experience a beautiful outlook across a bushland valley.
Shyihli – derived from the African Zulu language meaning time to down tools and rest after a day’s work.
A large untamed property has taken – and continues to take – a huge amount of work to initially break it in and to then maintain it. But our paradise in the bush constantly rewards us with the most beautiful place to relax with a glass of wine on the cliff edge overlooking the valley after a day’s work. As we watch the birds flying in to roost in the valley, followed by the appearance of the milky way in all its glory as night falls, this area of Sydney is certainly an inspiring place to live – and to paint!” Merilyn
- Vibrant watercolour and mixed media paintings
- Original , hand crafted gold and silver jewellery
- Quirky and charming felted garments and homewares
- Dramatic sculptural ceramics
- Delicate and intricate blown glass pieces
- Dramatic metal scuptures
- Unusual knitted wire sculptures
Our Location-The Arthouse Pavilion at “Shyihli”
“Shyihli” welcomes you to The Arthouse Pavilion gallery.
25 Muraban Rd, Dural NSW 2158, Australia.
The approach to this contemporary white and glass gallery is via a long driveway and winding garden paths which meander through a lush, rambling garden. Interesting urns and sculptural pieces are nestled amongst the exotic plants waiting to be discovered en route. In addition, some of the ‘garden rooms’ provide the perfect setting for working artists to demonstrate their unique craft. As one arrives at the upper gallery terrace one is greeted by a 180 degree vista over Cabbage Tree gully nature reserve. The gallery itself is open plan and situated on two levels, with the lower level opening via massive glass door onto another terrace, also used for art exhibits
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.