Artists of the Valley & Gorman's Art Gallery – Casterton

Group of Artists from Casterton, country Victoria, and further afield in Australia

Inspired by Poetry

It is always a challenge to gather inspiration and the Muse in the same room when choosing a poem for an entry into the annual John Shaw Neilson Art Prize. … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Art Celebrates Poetry

The recent 2016 John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize saw group members challenging themselves with mediums and interpretations of their selected poem/s written by the celebrated South Australian poet.  Some … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Marriage of Poetry and Art with John Shaw Neilson

The legacy of the poet John Shaw Neilson, born in 1872 in Penola, South Australia, lives on.  Each year, as part of the Coonawarra Arts Festival, reading his poetry is a … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Painting Words – Celebrating John Shaw Neilson

This year’s John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize inspired several members of Artists of the Valley to produce some evocative works.  All met the challenge of interpreting the poetry of … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Patricia O’Connell Takes Out Prize

This year’s John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize was won by our own Patricia O’Connell.  Her painting (seen above) entitled The New Year came with heat and thirst and the … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · 1 Comment