'The Milk Factory Gallery' in The Southern Highlands

Shirley and Jim Becke of The Milk Factory Gallery have kindly given us permission to use their images within our blog - thank you :)

We had a terrific day in Bowral last week but ran out of time! So we revisited two days later and started our day out with The Milk Factory. Allow plenty of time to explore the space as there is plenty to see, much to 'ooo and aah' over and then there is the Cafe so you can mull over your artistic purchases and to re-fuel. 

What a cultural, creative 'hit' first thing in the morning!

One of our favourites are Gillie and Marc.

As husband and wife, Gillie and Marc are Australian contemporary artists who collaborate to create art as one, applying the iconic imagery of the dog/human hybrid to celebrate the powerful spiritual relationship that exists between man and animal.

With a 20 year history of collaboration, Gillie and Marc’s works (paintings and sculptures) have received acclaim worldwide and are held in collections both nationally and internationally ... we would like one of these in our foyer ... when we get an office !

 

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Greg Hyde's paintings are featured below. His work is multi-layered, charming and highly detailed ... some with a touch of humour. Greg has a solo exhibition running May 31st to June 30th with a collection of paintings, etchings and sketches.

'sometimes I leave my studio smiling and hoping that someone else will as well.  It is my attempt to lighten things a fraction and balance just a little of the negativity that drifts around the place’

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Steve Harris is self taught and lives locally at beautiful Jervis Bay. As I don't quite have the words to describe breath-taking work I have copied this ..

Harris is a master of understated realism which in turn evokes its own sense of 'atmosphere' and contemplative mood. 

We really love his work. 

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Delicate threads are densely stitched into freeform sculptures that are then pinned to paper or set in resin - amazing! Below is the work of Meredith Woolnough ... look closely and you can see how she is influenced by filigree and lacework.... beautiful skeletal frameworks of flora and fauna.

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The Milk Factory Gallery website has all their artists listed along with their artworks, dimensions and prices.... click on the link to go thru to their site