Bush, Bay & Beyond - by Cinq Group

Next date: Monday, 08 August 2022 | 11:00 PM to Saturday, 08 October 2022 | 11:59 PM

About the exhibition

The various approaches include acrylic, mixed media, collage, watercolour and oils. In this exhibition the visit their love of the natural environment, particularly the Hunter Region and its bush, bays and ….beyond.

Each artist brings their own interpretation to their paintings. However, the common thread evident in their work is their vibrancy of colour and innovative approach.

Our Goals and  Philosophy
As members of Hunter Women Artists we are committed to providing a supportive environment in which each artist’s practice will develop and flourish.  We share a collective desire to continually expand personal visions through art making, ongoing professional development and exhibitions. We submit only new and original works for exhibitions in galleries. 

Hunter Women Artists
Hunter Women Artists has a well-developed exhibition history, both individually and as a group.  Members have exhibited in Newcastle, Hunter Valley, the Southern Highlands and Sydney. They paint together regularly, supporting and critiquing each other’s work as well as planning future activities and exhibitions.

About the Artists
Jill Campbell

I have had an interest in art for as long as I can remember and have exhibited in the Hunter Region, Southern Highlands and Sydney.  As well as a number of solo exhibitions I exhibit with the groups Painters Ink and Hunter Women Artists.

Awards have included Newcastle Art Prize Commendations and People’s Choice Award for the Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery Reconnected exhibition and Bowral Gallery Landscape Prize. Previously, I used my art skills working in schools and at the Universities of Sydney and Newcastle with young students and teacher trainees.

I am interested in developing the narrative aspect of artwork and use that collage and mixed media in creating layers, both physical and metaphorical, in my works.   A constant in my work is the use of colour and texture, reflecting upon my environment and the way this environment changes.


Jenni Gander

Art is my passion. I studied one year of art at Newcastle TAFE way back when before family issues intervened.  I have attended many workshops both privately and at the Society of Artists Newcastle Inc, with various tutors from across Australia and New Zealand.   I am an exhibiting member of Hunter Women Artists and have previously exhibited in Sydney, Lower Clarence, Hunter Valley, Newcastle, and other in-house exhibitions with the Society of Artists. I was fortunate to receive the 2021 Newcastle Art Prize overall winner with my painting ‘Coastal Banksia’.

My love of flowers, bush gardens, and the coastal heath originate from exploring the bush and the beach as a child in a local seaside town.

Recent paintings in acrylic and mixed media are mostly experimental. Representation of flowers in the garden and the bush are developed by building layers to create a surface that captures the depth, the obvious and the hidden layers of nature.                                                             


Sharon O’Hearn

Sharon commented her artistic journey after retiring from business in 2014.  To further her education, she studied the theory and practice of visual Arts at TAFE, graduated with a Diploma in 2017 and then continued to study for an Advance Diploma in 2018.

Sharon has exhibited in many galleries in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

Abstract expressionism describes her preferred method of work, and she also enjoys drawing, painting and sculpture


Annie Palmer

I am challenged by the quest for a unique expression and interpretation of a variety of subject matters.  Or the many years I have developed numerous unusual visual techniques using acrylic, water colours and mixed media, pastel and collage.  I am very proud that no two paintings of mine are ever the same.  I paint abstract and contemporary styles with a diverse variation of colours.  I love looking at the landscape, creating an abstract vision of that scene using palette knife, collage and acrylic inks. My passion is painting trees and the Australian bush.

I attempt to bring to your, the viewer, an appreciation of the simple but beautiful things that surround us in life.  I have sold many paintings here in Australia and overseas as well as exhibiting in many galleries and have won awards for my art.  I share my passion for painting with a diverse group of artistic and creative friends and associates of all ages. 



Dianne Turnbull

I have drawn and painted my entire life. In my formative years growing up on the Tuggerah lakes, most of my days were spent in or under the water or exploring the bush surrounding the lake. Consequentially, this has left a huge impression on me. I am energised by the swamps, bush and water ways of the local coast, and my love of colour is ever-present in my work.

I am further inspired by the changes in both seasons and light. These synergies are complemented in my work using mostly acrylic paints, water colours, inks, and collage on paper or canvas.



  • Saturday, 06 August 2022 | 12:00 AM - Saturday, 08 October 2022 | 11:59 PM


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