10 07, 2024

Meet Your First Curator

By |2024-06-11T09:34:33+09:30July 10th, 2024|, , |0 Comments

Join Riddoch Curator Chris Clements for a tour on how to look at art. Riddoch Curator Chris Clements will take visitors on a tour through the gallery, giving an introduction to the works and artists on show. Looking at ways we can approach and experience art, Chris will talk through strategies we can use to slow down and find the artwork’s rhythm, and how we can approach galleries as playgrounds for curiosity rather than combination [...]

14 06, 2024

Exhibition Opening: Clarice Beckett, Natalya Hughes, Beth Kay

By |2024-06-11T09:33:16+09:30June 14th, 2024|, |0 Comments

Please join us at The Riddoch for the opening of three highly anticipated exhibitions.   Clarice Beckett: Paintings from the National Collection An intimate, rarely seen collection by one of the most original artists of early twentieth century Australia. Clarice Beckett was born and raised in Casterton, Western Victoria. Beckett’s family moved to Ballarat and then Naarm/Melbourne where she painted everyday life and scenery with an eye for the overlooked, commonplace and fleeting. Deeply sensitive [...]

12 04, 2024

Exhibition opening: Secrets of Seaweed & Evolve

By |2024-04-03T10:08:14+09:30April 12th, 2024|, , |0 Comments

Join us Friday night at 6:00pm for the opening of the exhibitions Secrets of Seaweed - a Holdfast Art Project, and Evolve by Thumb Print Inc.   Secrets of Seaweed - A Holdfast Art Project Jo Fife and Sally O'Connor On view 13 April - 2 June 2024 Main Gallery & Margaret Scott Gallery In Secrets of Seaweed, Limestone Coast artists and collaborators Jo Fife and Sally O’Connor present artworks of diverse materials and approaches put [...]

2 02, 2024

Art Exhibition: Mashado | Fine Lines

By |2024-01-09T08:20:13+09:30February 2nd, 2024|, , |0 Comments

Little Blue Wren is delighted to present Mashado| Fine Lines, an exhibition that pays homage to the extraordinary talents of local, self-taught artist, Margrit Mashado. A collection of meticulously crafted drawings, sketches and scribbles offers a profound and awe-inspiring journey into the world of technical excellence and artistic virtuosity. Exhibition on Display from 2nd February until the 1st of March 2024 Located:  Little Blue Wren Gifts and Art Gallery, 111 Commercial Street West     [...]

18 01, 2024

Resin Art Workshop for Beginners (18 and over)

By |2023-12-07T15:49:39+09:30January 18th, 2024|, |0 Comments

Resin art workshop (over 18’s) Resin art workshop (wooden serving board w/coaster and bonus item) Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of resin art at this hands-on workshop at one of our pop-up locations. Resin is a great medium to work with and offers many artistic and therapeutic benefits. Over two and a half hours, get familiar with this versatile art form and learn how to create some truly stunning creations. This is a fun [...]

16 12, 2023

Guided Gallery Tour

By |2023-12-13T09:44:23+09:30December 16th, 2023|, , , |0 Comments

Join Riddoch staff on a guided tour of selected exhibitions. Three brand new exhibitions are on view now at the Riddoch, including The Taxidermist by Penola crochet artist Trevor Smith, Message on a Bottle showcasing the work of label designer from South Australia, plus all the wacky items from the Riddoch's art collection in Fun Stuff! We are offering a free tour on Saturday at noon, and will also, if the stars align, open our [...]

10 12, 2023

Menopause the Musical

By |2023-10-24T11:51:33+09:30December 10th, 2023|0 Comments

The original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® is coming to Mount Gambier this December! Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® is a celebration for women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change”. This sidesplitting musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See [...]

2 12, 2023


By |2023-10-20T11:33:27+09:30December 2nd, 2023|, |0 Comments

2 December 2023 - 28 January 2024 Cathleen Edkins Gallery Penola based crochet artist Trevor Smith completed a Diploma of Visual Arts at Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education (now Deakin University), majoring in three dimensional studies, in the early 1980s. His work in this exhibition The Taxidermist, brings together a body of work exploring animals, birds, sea creatures, animal dolls and other critters in a quirky take on the preservation and presentation of the natural world. [...]

2 12, 2023

MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE – 70 years of South Australian wine label design

By |2023-10-20T15:29:11+09:30December 2nd, 2023|, , |0 Comments

2 December 2023 - 28 January 2024 In the Main Gallery. The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre is open: Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 5.00pm, Saturday, Sunday & Public holidays 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. ‘The wine label is a powerful icon of modern civilization; it is a precious object of art that symbolizes and disseminates the cultural and spiritual values of the land where the wine is grown’ (Caldewey & House, 2004). The [...]

28 11, 2023

Anh Do the Happiest Refugee Live!

By |2023-10-24T13:15:44+09:30November 28th, 2023||0 Comments

Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry and, was described by Russell Crowe as ‘the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.’ Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real-life stories, photos, and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story. When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable [...]

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