Wednesday, 27 November 2013

New Exhibitions...

Today I set up some older and reworked paintings at Art @ 1 Spring Street (Melbourne).
Exhibition runs to mid January 2014. Pop in for a look if you get a chance
There is a sale running until Christmas - buy one piece get 30% off the second piece

Opening on the 6th of December is a group show Lost, Found, Reuse at Brunswick Street Gallery.  Pop in if you are in the area. I will put up the opening details and some images ASAP

Lost Found Reuse - 6 December - 19 December 2013 Along our daily routes and travels we encounter objects which become the lost, the found, or and sometimes, the reused



Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Give the gift of Art, whatever your budget

Well I have been trying to deny it, but Christmas time is creeping up on us again. Actually it is speeding towards us. I am sure the years are getting shorter as I grow older!
If you are like me and would rather be out enjoying the sun and going to BBQs than be in shopping malls with the rabid crowds and listening to never ending Christmas music, then help is at hand. I have a great range of prints, calendars and more at prices that won't break the budget. Even better- you don't have to leave home to get them.


2014 Calendars are available in three designs. Shakespeare's Birds (shown), Portraits and Babushka's. These calendars are great quality and the images can be framed after use.
At only $ 31.20 each it is a great way to get a selection of my art at a fraction of the cost.
Visit: to purchase.

Venus goes Retro by Kelly Gatchell Hartley 
Reflections and memories by Kelly Gatchell Hartley

Prints are available for many of my artworks. Prints range in price from $9.82 for a small (approx. 20cm) photographic print. Options include: prints in a variety of sizes, matted prints, mounted prints , canvas  prints and framed prints.
To view the works and options available visit:

Migration by Kelly Gatchell HartleyTweet Tweet by Kelly Gatchell Hartley
 There are lots of other goodies available too ( greeting cards, iphone cases and more). Just visit: . Happy shopping

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Another Time Another Place: The Exhibition

Another Time Another Place opened at 1 Spring Street on October 18. We had a fantastic night with lots of art lovers, live music and bubbles.

Exhibition continues until November 26
Art @ 1 Spring Street
Access via Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD
Open 9-5 Monday to Friday

We were lucky enough to get some great advertising for our show. Firstly we got a write up in the October issue of Art Almanac, then we got a photo in MX. Thanks to both of these publications for supporting local unknown artists.

Some photos from Another Time Another Place:
© Kelly Gatchell Hartley
© Kelly Gatchell Hartley
© Hola Holga

Friday, 4 October 2013

2 Weeks till Exhibition

woohoo 2 weeks to go. I am getting a little bit excited.
If you are local and available on Friday 18 October I would love to see you at the exhibition opening for $3 drinks, nibbles and of course some fantastic art.
The exhibition runs until 26 November.

I also have a couple more exhibitions coming up in the next 6 Months. A group show and a solo show. The details are below. Better get back into the studio!
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Sunday, 25 August 2013

New works and exhibition invite...

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013
Life has been pretty busy lately. I am doing a course in Pathology which is really interesting. I am looking forward to channelling my inner vampire when it is finished. I am also beavering away on getting work ready for my upcoming exhibition. Hope you like the latest works I have just completed.
©Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013
It is a little early, but if you will be around pop this into your diary. I am exhibiting with the lovely Hola Holga in October and we would love to see you there.


Thursday, 1 August 2013

Exhibition Preparation

Wow, my exhibition is starting to creep up on me. I have a partner in crime (Amy: aka Hola Holga) , a date (18 October) and a venue (1 Smith Street, Melbourne). Now I need to get into top gear and get the work ready.
I was very excited today - I got a full day in the studio with no interruptions! So I made a heap of progress on some of the partially done works I had piling up. I finished 3 pieces and made progress on a 4th. Happy days.

Migration © Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013

Nice Dream © Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013

Stepping Out © Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013

Work in progress....

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Been a wee bit busy...

I had a great night at the opening of BSG Small Work in Fitzroy. Here are the works I entered. From top to bottom:Love is a Gamble, Natural Selection, Time and Space. If you got the chance to check it out I hope you enjoyed the show.

I have been busy drawing over the kids school holidays. With both of them at home it is a bit hard to spend hours in the studio working on my assemblages. I am thinking of having some of these works available as prints and adding to both series.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Exhibition and New Work

Love is a gamble, Natural Selection, Time and space. © Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013
Above are my works for the 'Small Works' show at Brunswick Street Gallery which opens this week. Pop in and check it out if you are in the neighbourhood. Exhibition runs until 18 July.

SMALLWORKS 2013 Opening event JULY 5 6-9pm!

Come by on July 5 2013: 6pm-9pm for our opening party,
drinks with our artists and prize announcements

Small Works is a BSG annual prize exhibition - with Hundreds of exhibited works all measuring 30 x 30 x 30cm and smaller! Prizes will be announced at the beginning of the evening.
322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. VIC. 3065

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013

 Here is another two works I have just completed. These will be at my exhibition in October.
Details to come.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Opening Night Invitation

Hope you can make it to the opening night. I have three works entered in this show. Love to see you there.

Just a reminder that the Childrens Art Workshop is coming up. You get to enjoy 5 hours of peace, while your children will enjoy alot of creative fun time. Only $65.

Monday, 3 June 2013

A Royal Pair - Birds on Sale

I am currently developing a series called 'A Royal Pair'. The trial works in this series are up for sale, so if you want one or two at a discounted price now is the time.
Sale price is $100 per bird. Order two and receive free postage anywhere in Australia and New Zealand. (Full price will be $150 per bird or $275 a pair.)
Each bird is collage on plywood and is varnished and ready to hang. The dimensions are listed below.

Detail: Bird #2

I also have Magnet Art for sale. Only $6 each including postage in Australia. (NZ and beyond add $1). Stick it on your fridge, filing cabinet or any other metal object and enjoy. Magnets are A6 in size (approx size of a postcard)
Contact me: if interested.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Commission Completed

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013
I was asked to create a babushka character for a clients daughter. This is what I came up with. Happy artist and a very happy client. Horrah.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

New work...

It has been a busy week in the studio. I had some pieces of plywood left over from some other projects so I decided to drag out the jigsaw and cut out some birds from them. I then proceeded to get busy with papers, paint, stamps and rub ons to create the works below...

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013
I am loving how they turned out. Love to hear what you think.

I have also been busy finishing off an assemblage I started last week. Creating assemblages has become a favourite way to spend time in the studio these days. I love taking things that others have discarded and making them into works of art.

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013

Friday, 10 May 2013

Band tees

For the past few years I have been designing t-shirts for the bands of a local primary school. I initally started them to have a cool momento for my daughters band, but they became so popular that the following year all 4 of the bands wanted one. Here are the designs for the bands of 2013 (The Rock Lobsters is my personal favourite).

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013

Thursday, 9 May 2013

New studio

Thought you might like to see some pics of the new studio. I am loving my new space and have heaps of room to move. I don't think the walls will be bare for long!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

I'm back...

Wow,it feels like quite a while since I have logged in to say Hi. I apologise for the lack of updates. Moving house, taking a while to set up the new studio and life in general have slowed things down but I'm back.

I have just completed a commission which was alot of fun to do. I can't post images of it yet but once it has gone to its new home in a couple of weeks you can have some eye candy.
I am currently working on some more assemblage work as I just love re purposing things and giving them a new life.
Assemblage work in progress.
I also have some lovely big canvases waiting for me to give them life. Hmmm, what to paint, what to paint???

I would like to finish up  today with a farewell to Penelope Dullaghan from Illustration Friday.  This has been one of my favourite websites for a long time and thanks to all of Penelope's hard work it has become a great resource. All the best with your future endeavours Penelope.
Here is my entry to this weeks Illustration Friday. The theme is TRIBUTE.

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley. 'She weeps for us'.
See you again soon

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Incredible Moving Studio Sale: UPDATED

Think you can't afford original art for your home or office, well I have a treat for you. Welcome to my 'Incredible Moving Studio Sale'. I don't want to have to move so much artwork, so you get massive savings. There are Illustrations, Artworks and even selected works where you can Make an Offer. These prices will never be repeated. 

These discounts are until February 22, 2013 and are only available to my blog readers and facebook friends. I can send Australia wide or Internationally and layby is available (see the Terms and Conditions at the end of this post).

How to purchase: email me at with the name and price of artwork. Also let me know if you require postage (and where to) or if you would like to set up a layby. I will then send an invoice with the payment details.

UPDATE: extended for one more week with even more bargains.Ends 5pm, Sunday 2nd March. Last chance to get a bargain.
(Sorry no layby available as the big move will be soon.)

Little Owl #2.  Acrylic on stretched canvas. 30.5 x 23 cm. $50 (Savings of $50)

Little Owl. Acrylic on stretched canvas. 30.5 x 23 cm. $50 (Savings of $50)


Spring Series. $30 each (Savings of $20 each on website price)
Collage and paint on plywood. 20x20cm.
OR GET 3 FOR $75 ( already brought one or two? You will also get the discounted price if you would like to make it up to three)

Spring #1   SOLD
Spring #2
Spring #3   SOLD

Spring #5   SOLD
Spring #6
Spring #7
Spring #8
Spring #10   SOLD
Spring #11  SOLD

Framing Required. All illustrations are on Watercolour Paper.
#1: Ink, 27 x 20.5 cm     SOLD
#2: Water colour, pen and coloured pencil, 27 x 21 cm
#3: Ink, 27 x 20.5 cm
#4: Pen and water colour, 27 x 21 cm
#5: Pen, 30 x 21.5 cm
#6: Pen, 30 x 21.5 cm
#7: Pen and ink, 29.5 x 21 cm
#8: Ink, 27.5 x 20.5
#9: Pen, 30 x 21.5
#10: Pen and Ink, 26 x 21 cm
#11: Ink, 27 x 20.5 cm
#12: Pen, 21.5 x 30 cm   SOLD
#13: Ink, pen and water colour, 27 x 20.5 cm.
$25 each (over 30% off)
If you want more than one, email me to make an offer.

Make an Offer:
Make an Offer artworks are older works, end of series or experimental works. Don't be shy, any reasonable offer will be accepted.

Finding it hard to come up with an offer, I have added a minimum price  to each of the remaining artworks...

Contemplation. Experimental piece for a small series.
Collage and Wire on stretched canvas. 25 x 25 cm. $50

Hooded Lady. Acrylic on stretched canvas. 50.5 x 61 cm.
Was $125 on Sale. $100

Summer of Love. Acrylic and Oil Pastels on Stretched Canvas.
62 x 93 cm. Was $150 on Sale. (Freight) $125

Crow. (Experimental Artwork). Mixed Medium on stretched canvas.
60.5 x 50 cm.        SOLD

Gold Abstract. (Experimental artwork). Mixed Medium on stretched canvas.
60.5 x 50 cm. $100

Baby in hands. (Painted from a drawing by another artist- Otto Dix???)
Acrylic on stretched canvas. 59.5 x 49.5 cm. $100
Art Works:

(Just found in studio) The Model. Collage and acrylic on stretched canvas.
41x41 cm  $120
Man. Acrylic on stretched canvas. 51.5 cm diameter.
$200 (save $50)

Woman. Acrylic on stretched canvas. 51.5 cm diameter.
$200 (Save $50)

Watching over me. Collage and Acrylic on stretched canvas.
62 x 93 cm. $225 (was $300 on sale). (Freight).

Passion and Desire. Mixed Medium on stretched canvas.
101 x 101 cm. $600. (Was $750 on sale and $1000 full price) (Freight).
(Please note the white on the face and microphone is from the camera flash)


Make an offer: Any reasonable offer will be accepted. Email your offer with the name of the artwork and you will be informed if your offer has been accepted.

Payment: I accept cash, Bank Deposit and Paypal.

Collection: Collection from studio is available (Coburg North, Victoria, Australia).

Postage: Australia wide and International Postage.Please email relevant details to calculate postage costs. Works with (Freight) next to them are too large for Australia Post and have to be sent via a freight company. Price will be confirmed with invoice.

Returns: No returns on 'Make an offer' artworks.
Returns available if the work is faulty. Repair, credit or refund available. Please note I do not refund for change of mind so choose carefully.
All work is packaged with the utmost care. In the extremely rare case the work arrives damaged please contact me immediately so I can contact the relevant postal/freight company.
Please note: artwork sent at the cheapest postal option is at the buyers risk. Added insurance is recommended.