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Is this Australia’s best pastel artist?

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 […]

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The art of passion, have you got it?

I was reminded by a question asked of me this week, what do you like about working at the gallery? I was tested for a moment and then commenced to suggest the primary enjoyment is discovering, viewing and qualifying fine artworks. It doesn’t matter if it is amateur, mid career artist or an established artist. […]

"Pavillion On Sea" by James Willebrant, Australian Artist | Art Affair

The story of James Willebrant, Australian Artist and Newcastle

I first met James Willebrant – (Australian Artist) in the late 1970’s perhaps 1977. I previously became interested in his paintings after first viewing them in art magazines and at Kym Bonython Galleries, then located in Elizabeth Street, Paddington, Sydney. My initial fascination was with the figure within his paintings exhibiting few human features in […]