mark widdup

What do we want? Hot, wet, humid without turkey or ham with less formality and the cricket season has started. The tennis tragic waiting for the first of the championship series in Perth followed by Brisbane, Sydney and the ‘Australian Open’ in Melbourne. When you have time I lament the newspapers are smaller – less […]

mark widdup

Problems, problems… No, consider them as challenges! Is there a simple yet obvious way to defuse the chaos at times surrounding us all with the Christmas festive season upon us? My recommendation to defuse the tension at this time. Close your eyes for 60 seconds and take 3 deep breaths and slowly exhale, do this […]

rod bathgate

Rod Bathgate has been a long term exhibitor at Cooks Hill Galleries, one of Australia’s leading commercial art galleries. Arguably one of Australia’s most accomplished pastel artists, he captures the Newcastle coastal seascape panorama with the familiarity and comfort of a local! He is the definitive Newcastle artist, having grown up at the beach with […]

steve glassborow

Steve Glassborow is a frequent exhibitor at the Cooks Hill Galleries, who as a rule has presented a successful yearly exhibition for nearly two decades! An incredible achievement from any artist. Glassborow is an active professional sculptor, formerly trained in the UK he is usually associated with bronze figurative sculpture. 2014 sees him offering a […]

Mark Widdup

As we approach our 40th Birthday I wanted to share with you a brief history of the Gallery over the last 40 years, for which I have been at the helm of from the tender age of 22! I’ve steered the good ship CHG, laden with art, exhibitions, characters, celebrities, community and good times through all manner […]

christophe-stibio

I walked the stairs to the loft studio, opened the door – off white walls and louvers wooden blinds, the room was uncluttered, a bench mid wall, cuttings on the floor, a low based seat at the end of the room and a canvas sheet covering most of the floor. I could have been anywhere, […]

pro hart

Pro Hart is arguably the most known and one of the most successful Australian artists across all sectors of the Australian art world. He was controversial, accepted by some and shunned by others, however there is no doubting his significant imprint on the Australian art landscape. Perhaps most enduring for me is the encouragement first […]

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