WONDER – Pamela Pretty Exhibition


New exhibition in September and October

Since joining our artists at Five Ways Galleries, Pamela’s work has been greatly admired and in demand. Apart from creating such contemplative and inspiring paintings, Pamela also runs classes in watercolour and pastel media at the Ringwood Arts Society.

Pamela shares, “Wonder is a word that is associated with sight and feeling and often relates to things beyond our grasp.

I am inspired by the way that children perceive the world with fresh eyes and hearts full of amazement and wonder in response to the world around them, seeing simple things that we take for granted and finding them fascinating.

This thought has inspired me to look deeply at some things and places around me and to share my view of them with you. I hope that you enjoy these paintings as much as I enjoyed making them.” Pamela Pretty

The exhibition runs from Thursday 21 September until Saturday 14 October 2017

Sue Martin

Sue credits her school art teacher Bill Ogilvie with enthusing her about art although she eventually chose a very different career path in the corporate world. She has always loved colour and especially the Fauves period.
Previously a gallery owner with her late husband, she encouraged many aspiring artists but did not have the time to pursue her painting and finally picked up the brushes when her mother, a successful artist but now deceased, developed macular degeneration and persuaded Sue to have a go. She subsequently took lessons with Patrick Moss, Glenda Wise, Joan Harris and more recently Charlie Tong. Sue works in oils and prefers portraiture and still life although she has recently extended her interests to garden scenes and floral illustration on commission. These works represent several years’ retrospective work and now, after a three year hiatus following life threatening medical issues, she is painting with renewed vigour finding great joy in the use of colour.

Jennifer Grover

The gallery exhibited Jennifer Grover’s photographs from her years working with the UN Peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. NGOOTH (Hope) gave a deep insight into the world of the Dinka peoples, their cattle camps and their fears and aspirations.

Five Ways Galleries continues to hold unframed works from the exhibition, together with copies of Jennifer’s book of collected images.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Spring of 2017 has been long awaited. With it comes a series of exhibitions at the gallery.

September 21 – October 14   Pamela Pretty. Pastels, watercolour and ink.

October 26 – November 11    The Foothills Four – A variety of works from a collective studio of artists living in the foothills of Mount Dandenong

November 25 – December 2   Heather Bradbury Studio – Works from students of Kalorama artist



The Gift

The exhibition of It Hao Pheh, The Gift, ran until our Winter closure at the end of June

It Hao has established himself as a highly esteemed water-colourist. With this show we also see something of the breadth of his talent, with dynamic oil paintings, acrylics and oil pastel works, to compliment his beautiful watercolours.

The landscape paintings are plain air and studio works of scenes around the Dandenong Ranges, South Gippsland and The Grampians. It Hao’s signature watercolours of  buildings and streetscapes are of recognisable locations around Melbourne. including Montsalvat, Malvern Town Hall and Toorak Road.

The works are in a range of sizes, from miniatures to a little over A1 size images. We have retained a selection of paintings from this exhibition for general showing.

Recently, It Hao took out first prize in the Rotary Camberwell Art Show, for a painting of Montsalvat.

Sue Martin Exhibition – PURSUIT OF COLOUR


Throughout April 2017 we delighted in an exhibition that played against the standard image of ‘Still Life’, which is how many of the works might be categorised. Sue’s works are actively colourful. We selected a few of Sue’s paintings to remain on display until sold.


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