Summer is in full swing here at A Gift of Art!  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the children are running around the garden like crazy, making amazing crafts and having an awesome time. Week One of Summer Art Camp (Imaginarium) is going well so far, if I do say so myself. […]

A cake on the roof… Sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little town of Newcastle, you might say … no, yeah it’s still pretty crazy, but it looks good! Over the past few days you may have seen a strange sight at A Gift of Art … a giant cake sitting atop our roof. […]

One of the first things I noticed when I began consulting at A Gift of Art was the Skeleton.  I didn’t ask at first (because I figured, hey, they’re artists.  Artists are a bit crazy, right?).  After a few days I finally asked the Co-Manager of A Gift of Art, Emily Buckley, why there was a […]

Several days ago I underwent my musical “A Gift of Art Initiation”. To quote Emily, our Co-Manager and Children’s Program Coordinator: “Everyone has to learn how to play Musical Floorboards!” Apparently all people working here at A Gift of Art must participate in an honourable rite of passage regardless of their rank, their age or […]

Today at A Gift of Art we had our weekly Monday meeting. On a Wednesday, because we’re spontaneous. Everyone arrived on time, ready to discuss the current and upcoming affairs of our lovely, little gallery. Well, when I say that we all arrived on time I actually mean that we all arrived incredibly early. Several […]

Gather ’round the blog as I tell you a tale … the tale of The Birdbath.   The Birdbath started its long, harrowing journey days ago when it departed A Gift of Art.  It was carried ever so delicately out of the gallery by caring, loving hands … and then it was shoved by those […]

My day at A Gift of Art started out interestingly enough.  One of the visitors to our gallery took a long look around and discovered some fine, hand-made clocks by artist Ron Stuart.  Upon further inspection, she also discovered that many of our clocks were no longer working! Apparently clocks require charged batteries … who knew?   “Well, […]

Photographer Shawn Hamilton will be hosting a workshop for any who wish to learn equine photography skills! Shawn Hamilton is a talented photographer who has (much to our absolute delight) placed her photography on display in our upstairs gallery. Photos by Shawn are available for purchase at A Gift of Art. In this workshop Shawn […]

Hello and welcome to our first post! On this blog we will endeavour to keep you updated on the various projects, events and other activities happening here at A Gift of Art as well as day-to-day activities.  A Gift of Art is a wonderful gallery filled with beautiful works of art, friendly people and a […]