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Hive of Artistic Activity

A new exhibition series launching this weekend at The Hive gallery in Ocean Grove will raise vital funds to support ophthalmology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH)

The Hive, at 41 Smithton Grove in the industrial estate, will launch the ‘Feature Artist Program’ on Saturday, April 10.

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Image and article courtesy Times News Group 20/04/22

Hive’s Initiative Supports Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation

When artist Georgie Gall approached the Hive Gallery to enable her next exhibition to be a fundraiser for the Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation, it seemed a natural fit for Karen Spreadborough, the curator and director, who has also spent 29 years as a physiotherapist.

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Article courtesy Times News Group, 20/04/22


Article courtesy Buloke Times, 04/02/22

“Tableau” at the Hive Gallery

Linda Gallus is an artist who is fascinated and endlessly inspired by rural Victoria. In fact, for the month of February, her current work will be on display in the Hive Gallery in Ocean Grove, featuring a painting of the Stick Shed in Murtoa.

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Article courtesy Buloke Times, 04/02/22


Image and article courtesy Times News Group 03/02/22

Back Roads Inspire Artist’s Landscapes

It is very much the journey rather than the destination that excites Drysdale’s Linda Gallus on her regular country drives around Victoria.

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Article courtesy Times News Group, 03/02/22


Image and article courtesy Times News Group 02/12/21

Ocean Grove students put on dazzling display of artworks at The Hive

Ocean Grove Primary School is once again hosting its annual art show at The Hive Gallery.
Visual arts teacher Andrea Thompson said staff and students were really excited to get the art show up and running after a two-year hiatus.

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Article courtesy Times News Group, 02/12/21


Image and article courtesy Times News Group 18/11/21

Lon Inspires Exhibition at The Hive

The thrill experienced by Claire Gemes four years ago as she purchased her very first original piece of art for her soon to be re-opened luxury accommodation business Lon Retreat was very apparent.

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Article courtesy Times News Group 18/11/21


Image and article courtesy Times News Group, 27/05/21

Matt Walters – A Rise from the Ashes

OCEAN Grove resident Matt Walters has experienced some dark and uncertain times.

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Article courtesy Times News Group, 27/05/21


Article courtesy Zeyneb Mohammed, http://artedit.com.au

CONVERSATIONS IN THE ETHER

Margie Delahunty Spencer translates her subjects into dreamlike interactions to celebrate the joys of the everyday. Zeyneb Mohammed writes.

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Image and articles courtesy Surfcoast Times & Bellarine Times, 29/04/21

Garden Delights with The Hive Gallery

Known as one of the fi nest gardens in Australia, the cool climate Cloudehill
Gardens of Olinda in the Dandenongs are the creation of owner Jeremy Francis…

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Articles courtesy Surfcoast Times & Bellarine Times, 29/04/21


Image and article courtesy Bellarine Times, 01/04/21

Cherished Memories

Artist Margaret Delahunty Spencer’s four children are all grown up, but when they visit their grandma’s house the first thing they do is wander to the fish pond and check on the goldfish happily swimming there.

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Articles courtesy Surfcoast Times & Bellarine Times, 01/04/21

Weatherly's Latest Work Takes Flight
Image and article courtesy Bellarine Times, 29/10/20

Weatherly’s Latest Work Takes Flight

One of Richard Weatherly’s standout childhood memories is of being held aloft by his grandmother as a shark swam dangerously close in the shallows of the estuary at Barwon Heads…

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Article courtesy Bellarine Times, 29/10/20

BLUE MOUNTAINS COME TO THE HIVE

Mansfield artist Wendy Jagger has recently returned from an artist residency at BigCi in the Blue Mountains.

Surrounded by the landscapes of Wollemi and the Gardens of Stone National Park, and often painting “en plain air”, Wendy’s response to these unique landscapes will be shown for the first time in a solo exhibition in August at The Hive Gallery in Ocean Grove.

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Article courtesy Bellarine Times, 01/08/19

LOCAL SCULPTOR AND TOURISM BOSS MEET THE QUEEN

OCEAN Grove sculptor Will Wilson and director of Australia’s Great Southern Touring Route Roger Grant received a very special visitor to their stand at the Chelsea Flower Show… the Queen.

Joining forces with Mr Wilson, Mr Grant worked with Flight Centre UK to promote the region, including Geelong, The Bellarine, Great Ocean Road, Grampians and Ballarat, to more than 150,000 visitors who attended the prestigious show.

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Article courtesy Bellarine Times, 30/05/19


Image and article courtesy Bellarine Times, 13/07/17

The Hive celebrates its first birthday

The Hive Gallery celebrated its first birthday at the weekend.

The event on Saturday featured special guest artists, including Vayu, Jill Barber Richardson and Margie Delahunty Spencer and welcomed newest artist Alexandra Lewisohn.

There was also a roaring fire, live music by One Shoe Highway and warm mulled wine…

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Image and article courtesy Bellarine Times, 06/07/17

Aussie Bronzes On Show in UK and Grove

Ocean Grove’s Will Wilson, the artist behind Willie Wildlife Sculptures, featured at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the ninth time in May this year.

His beautiful display was full of hundreds of flowers including lupins, salvia and the striking primula vialii with its mauve petals and red tip.

The planting and build took a week to set up but was worth the effort as the stand was awarded four out of five stars by the judges…

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Image and article courtesy Bellarine Times, 29/06/17

Gathering at Hive Gallery to celebrate a year in art

The Hive Gallery in Ocean Grove is delighted to be celebrating its first birthday on Saturday July 8.

From 2-4pm there will be live music from One Shoe Highway, warming mulled wine and roasted chestnuts on offer, and it will be a great opportunity to meet the artists with some of their new artworks.

It has been a big year for the small business that grew out of the garage at home, where Will Wilson of Willie Wildlife Sculptures worked for 15 years.

Now his internationally renowned bronze birdbaths and sculptures are displayed in the garden and downstairs showroom of the gallery.

The business is also honoured to have been nominated for the Geelong Business Excellence Awards…

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Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
Image and article courtesy Herald Sun, 16/04/2016

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show sows food for thought with clever ideas

Tony Fawcett, Home Magazine
April 16, 2016 12:00am

THE recent Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show provided a blooming cavalcade of flowers and fabulous designs, but once again, it was the swag of clever ideas that set it apart.

Everywhere you looked there were good ideas, from clever planting techniques to quirky recycling ideas just right for your own garden.

Interestingly, some of the best ideas were to be found along the Avenue of Achievable Gardens by young garden and design students from Victorian colleges and TAFEs.

These are just 10 of the ideas from the show that grabbed my attention:…

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Bellarine Arts Trail Oct 29-30
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Bellarine Times – Barwon Heads Arts Trail

THE HIVE IS buzzing.

The Hive Gallery is an exciting new arts space in Ocean Grove.

It is the dream project of Karen Spreadborough and Will Wilson of Willie Wildlife Sculptures.

“Having worked for 15 years from our garage it is wonderful to now display the sculptures in a bright, purpose-built space.”

Situated in the industrial estate with Kyo across the road, the new Stone and Grain homewares store directly behind, and the leafy outlook to the nature reserve beside them, the location is perfect.

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Image and article courtesy The Echo

The Echo Geelong

A BRONZE sculptor is realising his creative dream by expanding from the garage to the gallery in a collaborative venture launching in Ocean Grove this month.

The Hive gallery is the artistic brainchild of Will Willson, who hopes to expand his own business – Willie Wildlife Sculptures – while also providing valuable space for several other local artists to showcase their wares.

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Media-The-Weekly-30-June-2016aThe Weekly Review Geelong

The-Weekly-30-June-2016Imagine spotting a couple of metre-high 100-kilogram chooks in the garden warily eyeing off a three-metre blue-tounge lizard, and a 750 kilogram giant turtle. You’d be forgiven for thinking some sort of genetic modification was at play.

These amazing creatures are just a few of Will Wilson’s magnificent Willie Wildlife Sculptures.

 

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