One Year On
Opening on Friday 30th November until Monday 17th December 2018
and over Australia day Long weekend, 25th -28th January 2019.
Gerald Moore is a true Auburn local, having lived in the district all his life. He was born in 1933 in the Auburn Hospital and grew up on a farm east of Auburn with his brother, Tom.
His mother, Blanche was a talented painter of still-life and it was under her tutelage that Gerald first began to draw and paint. He can remember his artworks decorating the walls of the Auburn Primary School with pictures copied form the Solvol Bird Book.
Gerald attributes this event to the start of his career with pastels.
From high school age, he began entering pictures in the Clare Art Show, winning prizes and later judging, continuing this relationship right through adulthood.
Gerald has been a member of the Clare Art Group, Adelaide Art Society and Burra Art Group, where he formed working relationships with prominent artists such as Lyn Day, David Dryden, Garry Lee-Gaston and Arthur Phillips. He has enjoyed many field trips with these groups and painted much of South Australia's spectacular scenery.
All new work and paintings not previously exhibited .
During the 1980s, Gerald worked as a tutor at the Clare College of TAFE and in recent years, he has enjoyed being a volunteer tutor with the University of the Third Age (U3A) in Auburn.
This enthusiastic group continued to meet each week even during periods when Gerald was ill in hospital during 2017. Earlier this year, he was able to return to his easel and has worked with renewed strength and enthusiasm to create the work exhibition.
Gerald is a man of many interests, from farming to the environment, tennis and bowls, singing and sermons, pastels and paint. He has been a pivotal member of the Auburn St John's Anglican Church and after retiring from farming, he was ordained as an Anglican priest - despite being in his 70s at this time!
This exhibition celebrates Gerald's recovery from serious illness and his return to painting.
10.00am - 4:00pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.
Summer Closure from 18th December 2018 until 24th January 2019
13 Main North Road
Auburn, South Australia, 5451
We are on the corner of Port Road and Main North Road (Horrocks Highway) opposite the BP Service Station.
90 minutes drive north of Adelaide, Auburn is the historic gateway to the Clare Valley.