Art Space

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We use our little art space to showcase the unique works of local artists. With picturesque views wrapping around the deck and new artists featured every two months there's always something new to see. If you are a budding local artist interested in exhibiting in our cellar door please send your details and art portfolio to

Here's a few of our recent artists...

Lesley Redgate

Sea and Vines | SALA Gemtree Cellar Door 01 June – 31 August 2015
Born London 1955, Lesley Redgate moved to South Australia in 1967. She completed her Advanced Diploma of Teaching (Fine Art) at the SA School of Art Stanley Street and Uni SA in 1976 after which she began her career as artist and educator. Winner of the Thomas Laird Memorial Traveling Art Study Award led her to overseas travel in 1994 and 1997. She is represented in the Victorian National Gallery as recipient of the Michelle Endowment Award. Previously a Senior Lecturer of Graphic Design, TAFE SA, Lesley currently works as a Visual Artist / Designer and conducts private tuition from her studio.

Lesley draws inspiration from the changing rural and urban landscape. Her paintings reflect a vibrancy and visual harmony often found in the harsh Australian environment. Preoccupied with describing structure, form and geometry within the landscape, Lesley’s work captures the unusual from ordinary scenes recording the history of the area where she lives.

Lesley has over 30 years experience as an artist and educator of Art & Design. She conducts classes in drawing, acrylics and watercolour from her studio in Willunga for beginners and experienced. She will have an Open Studio for SALA. Contact Lesley through her website to find out more.


Care Vaughan

Artist Care Vaughan lives and works from her studio in Encounter Bay, South Australia with her partner and family. She established her studio space, Zilm Studios, in 2011 and has steadily built a body of work which has evolved into her signature style. With a palette of bold, vibrant colours blending throughout intermingling layers, Care creates paintings with passion.

Care is currently studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia. In 2010, she was placed on the Chancellors Letters of Commendation list which recognizes students in the top 5% in their Division of study. In 2012, Care was invited to join the Golden Key International Honour Society based on her continued academic achievement. In 2014, Care won the Wilson Wine Label Prize with her painting 'Queen of Vines' which is now featured worldwide on a bottle of wine.

Care has exhibited works throughout the region for a number of years. Her latest project is called ‘The Art Table’. This addresses “Art for enjoyment” and invites people of all ages to come and add to the work.

Roe Gartelmann

Roe’s paintings and drawings are in a variety of media. They include Award winning W/C’s, Oils and Pastels, along with more experimental works in Mixed media and Acrylics. Many of these have also won awards or been selected for major Shows such as the Waterhouse Art Prize . Works fall into 2 main categories; works painted on site(contemporary realism); and works developed in the studio which tend to be more abstract often developed from paintings and sketches done on site. Many of the latter paintings will include added materials such as handmade papers acrylic mediums etc. Roe’s colour is vibrant and the works expressive and free; the main emphasis being on composition, tone, and a characteristic use of line.

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Sally Walker-Brown

Sally studied photography at the Queensland College of Art, worked as a media photographer for 33 years working on numerous publications, notably The Sunday Mail, Courier Mail and The Brisbane Telegraph, The Redland Times and Bayside Bulletin, The Catholic Leader as well as numerous magazines.

Late 2012, Sally and her husband Graham moved to McLaren Vale, South Australia. Sally now takes photographs for her own interest and falls back on a lot of her experiences to tell stories with her photos. Her genre is very much photojournalistic and considers herself a “social documentarian” as she feels each of her images is a capture of that pertinent moment in time.

The theme of the images displayed at the Gemtree Cellar Door was "The New Vintage - as it grows". The idea for the exhibition was to show the growth of a new vintage in it’s stages. The vines were observed and photographed from August 2014 to November 2014. There were many vines visited throughout the McLaren Vale district.