Published 05 November 2017

To celebrate its birthday, a family open day will be held on 5 November, 11am-5pm, with artist demonstrations, kids’ art activities, cubby building and birthday cake.

Five years since its first exhibition in 2012, Gallery 1855 has become one of Adelaide’s most dynamic regional galleries and one of its most attractive, tucked away amongt the greenery of Pine Park Reserve at Tea Tree Gully.

Once South Australia’s oldest council chamber building, it was transformed into Gallery 1855 in 2013 after a refurbishment and a new extension, featuring the original sandstone donated by early settlers.

Gallery 1855 exhibits a high standard of South Australian art, including works by artists Rebecca Cooke, Niki Sperou, Annabelle Collett, Cathy Gray, Sophie Dunlop, Robert Habel, Simone Tippett, John Whitney and Paul Herzich. A new exhibition features every six weeks, each one delivered by Council’s Arts and Cultural Officer Niki Vouis in collaboration with the City of Tea Tree Gully’s Art Round Table Advisory Group.

The gallery’s diverse workshop program has attracted hundreds of community members over the past five years, with some even going on to exhibit their own art work in the gallery and other locations within the City of Tea Tree Gully and beyond.

On the family fun day, the gallery will also be launching BLOOM, the 5th anniversary exhibition, featuring works from Annette and Talia Dawson, Catherine Buddle, Ellen Schlobohm, Jessamy Pollock, Sally Heinrich, Sophie Dunlop and Ervin Janek.

On the Family open day on Sunday 5 November, children can design T-shirts with Megha Sharma, of Grafix hub Adelaide, and learn how to make shadow puppets with artist Niki Sperou.

Bring some coins if you’d like body art by Henna Me Emily and sample culinary delights by The Rolling Pizza Oven, Shakestreet and Lost Buoy Wines.

Visit the Gallery 1855 website to view the latest exhibition program and upcoming workshops.

Opening hours: noon-5pm Wednesday- Saturday.

Please note: Gallery 1855 will be closed for maintenance from 10 December 2017 and reopens on Wednesday 28 February 2018. Fringe Festival Exhibition Anew opens on Sunday 25 February. All Welcome!