PHOTOS: Another successful SoArt Gallery show

THE Artful Nine show at the SoArt Gallery in Narooma was launched on Friday evening with some stunning mosaics impressing the large crowd.

The mosaics consisted of new and rejuvenated items displaying quirky, unique and colourful styles. Many of the paintings were mixed media also.

A large mannequin sporting pink mosaic underwear by Jan Atkinson dominated the centre of the room, while her piece of red budgie smugglers complete with two cheeky budgies peeking out was snapped up by Tim Burke of Narooma.

There was a life-size mosaic surfboat, mosaic outdoor settings a cute mosaic frog planted with a strawberry plant.

Sharing a love of art, the Artful Nine is a group of nine local friends who gather fortnightly to work mainly in the mediums of mosaics and painting.

Unfortunately the show wrapped up yesterday but the artists could be contacted through the Montague Arts and Crafts Society network.

The Artful Nine show comes on the heels of "Just Another Day in Paradise" exhibition by Cheryl Hill at the gallery.

The lucky winner of the viewer’s choice draw was Elaine Passfield of Dalmeny. Elaine received one of Cheryl’s original oil paintings “Beaches of Narooma”.

Cheryl would like to thank all those who visited the exhibition and left a wealth of wonderful comments.

If you missed getting to the exhibition, you can still see Cheryl’s work at her Kianga studio, call her on 4476 3358.

BUDGIE SMUGGLERS: Art appreciator and artist Tim Burke, who over the Blues Festival had his own show at SoArt, purchased Jan Atkinson’s mosaic red budgie smuggler complete with peeping budgies.

BUDGIE SMUGGLERS: Art appreciator and artist Tim Burke, who over the Blues Festival had his own show at SoArt, purchased Jan Atkinson’s mosaic red budgie smuggler complete with peeping budgies.

THE ARTFUL: Members of the Artful Nine at the SoArt Gallery opening on Friday were Julie Creagh, Judy Gordon, Vanessa Place, Jan Atkinson, Lynne Place and Sue Fraser. Absent were Janet Anthony, Gary Caldow and Louise Lander.

THE ARTFUL: Members of the Artful Nine at the SoArt Gallery opening on Friday were Julie Creagh, Judy Gordon, Vanessa Place, Jan Atkinson, Lynne Place and Sue Fraser. Absent were Janet Anthony, Gary Caldow and Louise Lander.

The Artful Nine show at the SoArt Gallery in Narooma was launched on Friday evening.

The Artful Nine show at the SoArt Gallery in Narooma was launched on Friday evening.

AMAZING TABLE: “Coffee Table Oops” by Jan Atkinson merges with the wall with a mosaic of spilled coffee.

AMAZING TABLE: “Coffee Table Oops” by Jan Atkinson merges with the wall with a mosaic of spilled coffee.

GALLERY GOERS: Enjoying the Artful Nine show are Jan Coates, Judy Glover, Janet Jones, Julie Howells, Carmel McKay and Sally McKay-Davis.

GALLERY GOERS: Enjoying the Artful Nine show are Jan Coates, Judy Glover, Janet Jones, Julie Howells, Carmel McKay and Sally McKay-Davis.

ART EVENING: Enjoying the Narooma evening at the SoArt Gallery are Ruth and Bernie Perrett and Jan Lewis visiting from Gippsland.

ART EVENING: Enjoying the Narooma evening at the SoArt Gallery are Ruth and Bernie Perrett and Jan Lewis visiting from Gippsland.

ART APPRECIATORS: Checking out SoArt Gallery show are Stephanie Larkham and Michel and Susan LeBars.

ART APPRECIATORS: Checking out SoArt Gallery show are Stephanie Larkham and Michel and Susan LeBars.

A large mannequin sporting pink mosaic underwear by Jan Atkinson dominated the centre of the room.

A large mannequin sporting pink mosaic underwear by Jan Atkinson dominated the centre of the room.

The red budgie smugglers by Jan Atkinson complete with two cheeky budgies peeking out...

The red budgie smugglers by Jan Atkinson complete with two cheeky budgies peeking out...