The Entrance Lake House is opening its heart and home to local artists to showcase their amazing work.
On the second Thursday of each month we will unveil new Central Coast Artists and their work at our ART SERIES MEET THE ARTISTS OPENING. The $10 entry fee will include a drink on arrival and a grazing board of meats and cheeses. The night is the first opportunity to see their work, ask questions and meet people in the art community.
We are proud to make The Entrance Lake House an active community partner of the arts, we believe the buildings rich historical connection to the community is the perfect backdrop for local art. We hope you will join us in celebrating the arts every month.
We will host MEET THE ARTISTS for the new art installation on the second Thursday of each month.
The ART SERIES is a free art exhibition during restaurant opening hours. The art will be hung downstairs in the main restaurant and upstairs in The Loft.
FREE ACCESS DURING RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS
To learn more about these artists and enjoy their wonderful creations, please stop by anytime. All art pieces are available for purchase directly from the restaurant.
THURSDAY 14TH JUNE WE FEATURE JULIE CORLESS & LOCAL ARTISTS
Julie Corless is initially from England and moved to Toukley for the great Aussie weather in 1981. She and her husband emigrated permanently after a 12 months work permit turned into 37 years. ⠀
In 1991 both of Julie’s children were in school and she sought out some adult company via a folk art class with Lyn Arnold who was one of the first teachers of folk art on the coast. In 1996 Julie joined the watercolour society and learnt watercolour. ⠀
Julie has been teaching really since she started painting – she fell into it by default as some friends wanted to purchase her work, but she didn’t want to sell it, so she taught them instead…. which led to her career as an art teacher. ⠀
Julie is competent in many mediums, spending time working in acrylic, watercolour, pastels, and continues to teach – at the moment with 3 adult and 2 children’s classes per week from her studio at Jilliby – Kookaburra Studio.
Their art display will be available for viewing until Sunday 8th July. Free Admission during restaurant opening hours.
THURSDAY 12TH JULY WE FEATURE EILEEN KUZMIC AND LOCAL ARTISTS
Eileen Kuzmic has a long connection within the creative field. This was consolidated as she achieved a Bachelor of Fine Art Honours class1 and was awarded the FEDUA faculty medal in 2017. Eileen works predominately with photomedia practices; which includes working with historical photographic and printing processes. Her work encompasses sculptural, installation and photobook production.
Eileen’s artwork delivers a visual account of humanity through research, personal insight and relationship with her subjects. Eileen uses portraiture, photographic typology, archive and the natural landscape to deliver an empathetic insight to the human experience.
This translates to Eileen’s role as curator. The journey towards the opening night event and exhibition is delivered to the audience with careful forethought, organisation and relationship with the artists. As the curator of the Collective Print & Beyond exhibition, it is Eileen’s mission to introduce our group of artists and their talents to a wider audience…and to encourage the audience to invest in their art.
The exhibition Collective Print & Beyond amalgamates print-making with the exhibiting artists’ other art-making talents.
Eileen Kuzmic, Sarah Edmondson, Sebastian Turner, Trena Lowe and Cheryl McCoy come together in Collective Print & Beyond to showcase their unique visual aesthetic with a variety of print-making techniques, photography, drawing and painting.
Guest Artist and 2017 Gosford Prize 2nd Place winner, Carol Alderdice, joins the exhibition with a selection of her paintings and sketches.
Their art display will be available for viewing until Sunday 5th August. Free Admission during restaurant opening hours.
FREE ACCESS TO THE LOFT & ALL ART.
We encourage patrons to stroll around the restaurant and upstairs in The Loft to experience the range of art of different local artists each month. Whether you are dining or having a coffee, we hope you will find time to explore and support your local artists.
If you are a local artist interested in displaying your work at The Entrance Lake House, please contact owner Sean Grobbelaar at email@example.com