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CORAL COAST ART
Curators select their favourite works from
upcoming exhibitions COMPILED Jessica Matthews
1. LATITUDE GALLERY
Title Golden Sunshine
Artist Gemma Baker is a fourth-
generation jeweller. She and
her partner Larry Williamson
recently established Baker
Williamson Studios, exhibiting
in Margaret River, Perth,
Geraldton and Victoria.
The artwork Golden Sunshine is
from Gemma’s Knitted Collection.
It features an exquisite golden
Broome pearl wrapped in a delicate
mesh, which also holds a white
diamond and several tiny yellow
Argyle diamonds. These rare and
collectable pieces – inspired by the
marvellous natural resources of the
state – are breathtakingly beautiful
Medium 18-carat gold
169 Marine Terrace,
Geraldton (08) 9964 6601,
2. 335 PRODUCTIONS GALLERY
Title Lookout at Weano Gorge
Karijini National Park
Artist Karl Monaghan is an
based in Geraldton. Having
previously worked in clinical
nursing for 25 years, Karl
immigrated to Australia from
the UK and has since pursued a
passion for the arts. Self-taught
in his craft, Karl covers a broad
range of Australian landscape
photography, from streetscapes to
commercial mining projects.
The artwork Lookout at Weano
Gorge Karijini National Park is a
subtle landscape image taken
at dawn. As the sun rises, the
spinifex and snappy gums are lit
by soft warm light, while unique
rock formations draw your eyes
to the majestic landscape. There is
nowhere quite like Karijini – one
of WA’s special places.
Medium Metallic archive paper
with ultra chrome pigment dyes
Size 129x86cm (framed),
limited edition of 50
155 Marine Terrace, Geraldton (08)
9921 3001, outbackpix.com.
With so much to see, it could easily take a day...
Start the day the same way many locals do, by walking or cycling a
part of the beautiful path along the waterfront from Chapman River to
Tarcoola Beach. You will see beaches, swimmers, fishermen, birds, parks
and many playgrounds. Have a coffee at a cafe on the beach, or proceed
to Marine Terrace for some shopping.
Between Durlacher and Fitzgerald streets there are few great gift,
clothing and jewellery stores, and laneways that lead to hidden shopping
malls. You will find dive, fish and surf specialty stores, tapas and a
restaurant with a magnificent sea view. Or for something more cultural,
head to the Regional Art Gallery, or the Western Australian Museum
Geraldton, which backs onto the Batavia Coast Marina (it closes at 4pm).
There’s also the Bill Sewell Complex, home to the Visitor Centre and
Indigenous gallery Yamaji Arts.
It is better to drive up Mount Scott to the impressive HMAS Sydney II
Memorial, where you can get a bird’s eye view of the town. Ask about the
many tours available – the volunteer guides are passionate about their
town and we highly recommend you do a tour of some sort with a local.
Although September is peak wildflower season, in Geraldton they
flower all year round. Look for them at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, by
the side of the road and in the many parks.
GERALDTON ON FOOT
Geraldton main street (Photography Peter Hall)
The Waiting Woman at the HMAS Sydney II Memorial.
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