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Bob Groves President Willyama Art Society

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Bob Groves with one of his cartoons

It was lovely to meet Robert (Bob) Groves late last year at home and see some of his extensive body of work. He obviously loves his art, and has a particular fondness for cartoon style work, but also paints in more traditional styles.

Bob is the current President of the Willyama Art Society and has been for close to 20 years. He teaches art also.

See here my article on Bob from my www.ilovebrokenhill.com blog for more details about this prolific artist. Bob doesn’t have his own gallery but his work can be found in numerous locations around the city.

Karrie Lannstrom

Tangerine Dreaming @ the Junction Mine in the Summer of 09

Tangerine Dreaming @ the Junction Mine in the Summer of 09 by Karrie Lannstrom

I was delighted to chat to local Broken Hill artist Karrie Lannstrom earlier in the week on my recent visit to Broken Hill.

Karrie is a member of Gaara Arts Inc (Gaara). She is a hobbyist artist and has never been a professional artist although from the work I’ve seen so far, she certainly could be.

Karrie is also a committee member of the Broken Hill Art Advisory Committee. Her work has been exhibited in the annual Lifeline exhibition in Broken Hill for a number of years.

Karrie has held a solo show of 22 pieces at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery in October 2010. The title of that exhibition was “Dust to Rust – Impressions of the Hill”. There is a piece of her work (from that exhibition) available for purchase at the Regional Art Gallery right now ‘. It’s a lovely piece and is titled ‘Sturt Peas Dancing Late @ Night in the Hill’.

If I had a gallery, which I might one day, I would love to represent Karrie’s beautiful rich textured works.

Betty Pearson

Dig Deep for water, Tibooburra

‘Dig Deep for water, Tibooburra’, oil on canvas, by Betty Pearson

Betty Pearson is the immediate Past President of Gaara Arts Inc. (Gaara), the all women’s Broken Hill art group. Betty, who is now the Vice President of Gaara, does not have her own gallery but she is a keen artist nonetheless.

I met Betty in October 2012 at the time of the Gaara “Water, One Drop at a Time” exhibition which was held at the fabulous Town Hall Facade gallery space from 20 September to 21 October 2012.

The theme for the exhibition was inspired by national ‘Water Week’.

I really loved this painting by Betty.

Deirdre Edwards

‘From Eagles View’ intaglio etching and watercolour, by Deirdre Edwards

Deirdre Edwards is a prolific and talented former Broken Hill artist who had her own studio gallery until around 2015. She still visits Broken Hill regularly.

The art of Deirdre Edwards‘ website still running mid 2018.


Deirdre was a co-founder of the all women Broken Hill art group called ‘Gaara Arts Inc’ (Gaara).  Gaara was established in 2008.

Deirdre also shares her artistic knowledge by holding art work-shops from time to time.  I like her work, she is on my favourite Broken Hill artist’s list.


The “Art of Broken Hill” site is launched today, enjoy!

Hello there.  My name is Jane Deany. My first blog www.ilovebrokenhill.com is about all things Broken Hill. One thing you may have noticed when you looked at that blog, or perhaps you have already heard some other way, that a lot of what is special about Broken Hill is the large artist community that resides and practice in this fascinating and historic outback mining city in New South Wales, Australia.

I decided that it was time to design another site this time dedicated to the

Art of Broken Hill

and so I created www.artofbrokenhill.com to talk about that very topic.

I hope you like it.


Cheers, Jane D