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[embed]https://vimeo.com/179722326[/embed] Starting Friday, June 29, from 11 to 1.30pm.  Our first session will be a series of watercolour techniques for you to master, or continue on your own work-in-progress. Bring your own materials and current piece or we have some limited supplies for you to use....

The benefits of Art therapy for children Did you know that one in four children experience bullying at school? And that One in 14 young Australians, aged four to 17, experience anxiety (as detailed at youthbeyondblue)? A number of students also feel overwhelmed at the expectations...

I came across this post about art therapy on my Facebook feed and loved what it said about the importance of the process of creating art and the massive benefits to be had for mind health and overall well-being. The post was written by Belinda Ryan...

Everyone can draw, given the right set of directions and understanding how to utilise the right side of the brain. Julia Wakefield's drawing course, 'Drawing for the Terrified', aims to do exactly that, with exercises to boost the emotional, intuitive and creative side of the brain. Creativity is...

We are excited to announce two new art courses, 'Drawing for the Terrified' and 'Watercolour Course' to be held here at Kuoni Creative in May and June. Julia Wakefield studied illustration and printmaking in London and has illustrated over 50 educational books. Click on the...

Wendy Lithgow is one of two Artists-of-the-Month for May and is featuring her collection of silver jewellery, titled 'Bubble o'Clock', a perfect and unique choice for Mother's Day. The jewellery has been specifically designed as a tribute to Mums everywhere and is inspired by the bubbles...

We are very excited to be adding Robin Hicks to our growing list of artists at Kuoni Creative gallery.  She will be hosting watercolour workshops in May and September. At 15, she was the youngest member to sign up with the Royal Society of Arts....

The South Australian Living Artist's Festival is an exciting time for both artists and audiences alike. Art comes alive in SA and the enthusiasm for the art world is tangible with venues all over the state, including galleries, cafes, wineries and more, taking part in...

Well known both in Australia and overseas, Stephen Skillitzi is now a member at Kuoni Creative gallery. We have a number of his pieces inlcluding platters, bowls, vases and glass sculptures. [caption id="attachment_1034" align="alignright" width="242"] Stephen Skillitzi new work 2018[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1035" align="alignright" width="225"] Stephen Skillitzi glass...

Our Term 1 intensive drawing course begins next Saturday, February 3 and runs for 10 weeks. Paper, graphite pencils, pastels, watercolour and inks will all be provided for use during the classes. Bill will also be providing notes each week, so that students can build...

We will be celebrating this year's International Women's Day in style at Kuoni Gallery with a dinner of Middle Eastern cuisine and a night of story-telling by artist and seasoned traveller, Pauline McPharlin, on Thursday, March 8. Pauline will be showcasing her extensive 50-year collection...

I posted an article and link today on Kuoni Gallery's facebook page about 87-year-old artist, Yayoi Kusama. The Japanese artist has been creating art every day for 70 years and has used it to cope with ongoing mental health issues, including hallucinations. Her "infinity room"...

Pauline McPharlin's work has been purchased by customers all over the world, as well as locally, including the purchase of two of her cricketer works for the Adelaide Oval, where they are now displayed in the President's Room. Her work has particular appeal for it's...

We are passionate about the therapeutic benefits of art on overall wellbeing and mental health for people of all ages and from all life experiences. Research has shown that art is particularly rewarding and beneficial for children with special needs and we are looking forward to...

Bill McSwain's 'Canvas to Clay' exhibition, to be in the gallery from September 1 to 30, is a coming together of his life's work; his artistic journey. It is also an acknowledgement of what art has meant to him, including significant therapeutic benefits to help...

Linda O'Grady's first foray into exhibited art came less than a year after graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, with a portrait piece in the exhibition, the 1993 BP Portrait Award, at the National Gallery of London. Linda went on to work as an artist and...

'Souled Out', SALA 2017 is officially open! This year's exhibition showcases and highlights the ideal that art has a purpose beyond being a decorative form of aesthetic pleasure. Throughout the ages, art has been used to convey important messages, concepts, political goals, social constructs and philosophical...

Learn mosaics with just a gold coin donation and your piece will contribute to a public artwork to be displayed outside the gallery, on Main Road, Blackwood. As part of our South Australian Living Artist's Festival and our 'Souled Out' Exhibition, which is currently on display...

Marjorie Russell has a range of new watercolour artworks in our gallery, featuring garden subjects, subtle-yet-lively colours and utilising the Yupo technique. Yupo is an ultra-smooth synthetic paper that is strong, durable and known for it's precision in ink rendering qualities. It offers unique means of...

September will feature a solo exhibition of paintings and ceramics by renowned and established artist, Bill McSwain. Our gallery currently features a range of his vibrant, textured acrylic still life paintings, as well as pottery vases, platters and bowls. Details of his exhibition title and subject,...

At Kuoni Creative, we have a passion for art and a passion for bringing people together to enjoy the process of creating artwork. We love the idea of nurturing creativity in a world that is increasingly digitally-dominated. We want to maintain the importance of art...

Felting is believed to be the oldest form of textile production, backed by the existence of prehistoric felted artifacts dating back to the Neolithic period, as well as examples from the Iron Age and Bronze Age. The technique spread throughout Europe and Asia and was used...

Kuoni Creative currently has a new stock of beautiful, organic raku-fired and pit-fired ceramic vases and vessels by Irene von Budewitz, artist and sculptor, of Salamander Creations. Her work is fired using traditional methods, with inspiration taken from stories and myths. Her pieces often feature seascapes, birds and trees as well...

Sign up now for workshops in watercolour, textile arts or pastels beginning in September 2017. Eight week courses are available from $150. Courses run for two hours a session, over an eight week term. To express your interest and for further information, email us at admin@kuonicreative.com.au Please detail which...

Free Opening Night Event: Friday, August 11, 6.30-8pm, Kuoni Creative, 212 Main Road, Blackwood. All welcome. Wine and nibbles provided. ‘Souled out’ is the theme for our South Australian Living Artist’s Festival exhibition, currently underway in the Kuoni Creative gallery, from the 1st to the 31st of August...

'Souled out' is the theme for our South Australian Living Artist's Festival exhibition, to be held here in the Kuoni Creative gallery from the 1st to the 31st of August 2017. The concept, in summary, is the following: In maintaining status quo and protecting against vulnerabilities and fear,...

Kuoni Creative now has a new, spacious room added to our list of spaces available for hire. Our Creative Studio and Boardroom is perfect for hosting creative workshops, craft groups and bookclubs or hire the space as a corporate boardroom or co-working office. As part of an...