Linda Gallus

Linda Gallus

  • Artist’s Statement

    Rural Victoria is endlessly inspiring. Linda records pieces of our history in glimpses, focusing on shapes, colours, and perspective. Her paintings depict real places with interesting stories.

  • Biography

    Some years ago my family and I moved from central Victoria to Geelong. Living near the coast has given me the opportunity to spend hours walking on the beach observing the birds, plants, shore lines, sea creatures, ships, boats, old farm buildings and stunning vistas of the Bellarine Peninsula. The history and geography of this area fascinate me and are a source of endless inspiration. Indigenous culture, story-telling, under and above the sea, and the flora and fauna of the beautiful Bellarine provide me with constant material to explore and enjoy. I have also found inspiration from my travels to Norway and into the icy cold climate of the Arctic Circle. It is ‘home away from home’ with relatives living there – a wonderful opportunity to capture a new environment.

  • Exhibitions

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
    • 1991 - Shepparton Regional Art Gallery
    • 1993 - Who Art Gallery, Shepparton
    • 1994 - Convent Gallery, Daylesford
    • 1997 - Wholefoods Café, Geelong
    • 2001 - ‘Aqueous Humour’ Band Hall Gallery and Studio Fine Arts, Kyneton
    • 2010 - Tuckerberry Hill Gallery, Drysdale
    • 2011 - Tuckerberry Hill Gallery, Drysdale
    • 2012 - Tuckerberry Hill Gallery, Drysdale
    • 2012 - Grain Store Gallery Nathalia, Illustrations for Book One Launch of Barmah Billy
    • 2013 - Nathalia Cultural Centre, Illustrations for Book Two Launch of Barmah Billy
    • 2014 - The Guild Gallery, Geelong College Farewell Exhibition (retirement), The Lore of Ships – printed works on fabric
    • 2015 - Indulge Café Gallery, collage works for the Celtic Festival in Portarlington
    • 2015 - Tussock Upstairs Gallery, feature artist
    • 2016 - Little Creatures Brewery
    • 2017 - Little Creatures Brewery
    • 2017 - Bungalow Café and Restaurant
    • 2021 - The Hive Gallery - Ocean Grove
    • 2021 - ART 16 - Art Gallery | Studio, Drysdale
    • 2021 - Northern Bellarine Peninsula Arts Trail - Kaye Clancy Ceramics Studio, Drysdale
    • 2021 - National Wool Museum Geelong, installation & exhibition

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
    • 1986 - 1992- Rotary Art Shows, Numurkah
    • 1990 - Rotary Art Show, Benalla
    • 1992 - ‘Reclaim the Night’ Who Art Gallery, Shepparton
    • 1992 - ‘Survey 2’ Benalla Regional Art Gallery
    • 1994 - ‘WHO’ Shepparton Regional Art Gallery
    • 1994 - ‘4th Annual Miniatures Exhibition’ Libby Edwards Gallery, Toorak
    • 1995 - ‘Room with a View’ Libby Edwards Gallery, Toorak
    • 1995 - ‘Modern Madonnas’ Geelong Regional Art Gallery
    • 1995 - ‘Reclaim The Night’ Geelong Performing Arts Centre
    • 1997 - The Geelong College Art Show
    • 2009 - Barwon Heads Festival
    • 2009 - ‘Fresh’ Exhibition – Queenscliff
    • 2010 - The Grain Store – Mentors and Role Models
    • 2011 - Tuckerberry Hill Café Gallery, Drysdale
    • 2012 - 135 gallery, Drysdale
    • 2013 - Tuckerberry Hill Café Gallery, Drysdale
    • 2014 - Grain Store Gallery Nathalia, A Celebration of Artist in Residence Photographer Julie Millowick at Nathalia Secondary College
    • 2014 - Grain Store Gallery Nathalia, Artists who have been connected to Nathalia and have made a significant contribution to Australian Art
    • 2015 - Tussock Upstairs Gallery, group exhibition
    • 2016 - Brunswick Street Gallery ‘40 x 40 Exhibition’
    • 2016 - ArtIs ‘Birds’
    • 2016 - ArtIs ‘A Special Travel Moment’ Photographic Exhibition
    • 2016 - National Wool Museum ‘12 Days of Christmas’
    • 2017 - Bellarine Arts Trail
    • 2018 - The Bungalow Drysdale, Café and Restaurant
    • 2018 - The Mill Portarlington Artists
    • 2019 - Convent Gallery, Daylesford
    • 2020 - ART 16 - Art Gallery | Studio, Drysdale
    • 2020 - The G.R.A.I.N. Store Gallery Nathalia ‘Mentors and Role Models’
    • 2021 - Portarlington Art Show
    • 2021 - The Mill Portarlington
    • 2021 - Bennetts on Bellarine Winery
    • 2021 – Northern Bellarine Peninsula Arts Trail
    • 2021 – Tuckerberry Hill Blueberry Farm
    • 2021 – Artisans of Australia, Drysdale
    • 2021 – The Hive Gallery 5th Year Anniversary ‘CELEBRATE!’

    PUBLICATIONS:
    • 1992 - Illustrated poetry for book by Tammy Muir
    • 1993 - Illustrated book of yarns and poems by Tammy Muir
    • 1990 to 1995 - Variety of newspaper articles in local papers Nathalia and Numurkah
    • 1993 - ‘Times have Changed’- a history of Nathalia, collaborative publication with staff and students of Nathalia secondary College- award winning Curriculum Innovation
    • 1994 - Illustrated poems for book by Tammy Muir
    • 2002 - Article in Textile Fibre Forum magazine - students at The Geelong College collaborate with Indigenous painter, Norm Stanley, and depict his work in two large tapestries
    • 2009 - Article in Textile Fibre Forum magazine featuring my own embroidery based on the collaborative work with Indian Artisans visiting Geelong for a workshop.
    • 2009 - Illustrated children’s story book - Book One - ‘The Adventures of Barmah Billy’ written by Tammy Muir
    • 2010 - Illustrated children’s story book - Book Two - ‘The Adventures of Barmah Billy’ written by Tammy Muir
    • 2012 - Article in Textile Fibre Forum magazine on Exemplary VCE student Lyndall Watson
    • 2013 - Article ‘Inspired by Nature’ in Geelong Times about Linda Gallus, written by Cheryl Critchley
    • 2014 - Farewell/Retirement from The Geelong College, Ad Astra and Pegasus
    • 2015 - Article in Textile Fibre Forum magazine on Exemplary students at The Geelong College
    • 2021 –Arts Trail – Bellarine Times & Geelong Advertiser various articles

    COLLECTIONS and PATRONS
    • Shepparton Art Museum Collection - oil painting ‘Rear of Miller’s Hotel’
    • Reid Family Collection
    • Newham Family Collection
    • Kendrick Family Collection
    • Laidlaw/Poulton Family Collection
    • The Geelong College Collection - oil painting ‘School Yard’
    • Mount Barker RSL – Portrait of Carl Wilhelm Huf
    • National Wool Museum - Geelong
    • 2021 - Purchase by The National Wool Museum Geelong, two paintings - ‘Another Gust of Wind’ and ‘Green Trough’

    ARTIST RESIDENCIES and WORKSHOPS
    • 2000 - 2014 Annual Workshops at The Fibre Forum Geelong
    • 2015 - Trondheim, Norway, 7 days
    • 2016 - Portland, Victoria 10 days
    • 2021 UPCOMING - Halls Gap Art Camp Residency – Grampians,Victoria 7 days
    • 2022 UPCOMING – Rainbow Arts Residency – Victoria 7 days

    WEBSITES
    • City of Greater Geelong – Arts Atlas
    • City of Greater Geelong – The National Wool Museum
    • The Hive Gallery – Ocean Grove


    INSTALLATIONS

    • 2021 - The National Wool Museum in Geelong, installation featuring the two paintings purchased and now in their permanent collection, a film supporting the project, photographs and written history of The White Farm

  • Website

    https://www.thehiveoceangrove.com.au/linda-gallus/

Showing the single artwork

Linda Gallus

Queenscliff Ferry Terminal circa 1900
76 x 122cm Acrylic on Canvas $2,800.00