Information for the artists
At the Re:Publik Café, we welcome applications from emerging and professional artists for solo exhibitions in a single combined gallery space.
With featured artists changing regularly, the Re:Publik ensures freshness and ongoing interest from art collectors and buyers alike. We provide assistance and advice where needed so the solo exhibition is is shown on the most professionally and coherently. With the forth exhibition now showing (after opening I August 2016) the Re:Publik Café is an exciting and dynamic venue to hold your exhibition.
We welcome enquiries regarding how to exhibit please call us on (02) 4311 6842 to discuss available dates.
The Re:Publik Café offers a space for art shows and events in the centre of Ettalong Beach, just opposite the Mantra Hotel, in walking distance from the Palm Beach Ferry.
The exhibition space is available for artists to run their own show in solo exhibitions – normal duration a month.
About Ettalong Beach
Re:Publik Café has a substantial guests traffic every day – but especially on weekends. The café is close to holiday accommodation (managed by accom, over 250 houses and apartments) and the Mantra Hotel (Ideal for a weekend escape, business, or a family getaway; Mantra Ettalong Beach is just one hour's drive north of Sydney and one hour south of Newcastle airport). There’s also the famous Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort close by.
Bus stops are within 100 meters for buses that travel from Gosford.
Café & Art
The café is open daily from 8.30am to late in the afternoon. The front of the café has wide glass heritage windows. The bay windows of its double sided recesses doorway are ideal for placing objects to catch the attentions of pedestrians.
Refresh the perception of the landscape
Lightness and transparency is the focus of the new art exhibition at the Re:Publik Café in Ettalong Beach. These sculptures by artist Boyd McMillan will be on show till early September.
Boyd McMillan uses the form of native plants in creative ways: The lightness and transparency from the nature of materials”, said the artist, “combined with visual references are strongly aligned to Japanese treatment of forms.
“For me”, so Boyd, “colour is an important element of the sculpture.” His artwork ranges between naturalistic and expressionistic to reinforce the concept of the work.
His first solo exhibition dates back to 1974 (‘Batik’) at he Queensland Buderim Gallery; from there, Boyd exhibited in the USA, the ACT and New South Wales and more recently around the Peninsula and the Central Coast. The styles varied from batik to pastels and painting until Boyd finally found his medium: metal and timbers.
Fresh from his successful exhibition at the Gosford Regional Gallery in April, Boyd’s majority of sculptures at the Re:Publik Café will be wall art, however, there will also be a few free-standing pieces as well.
“With my work, I try to refresh the perception of the landscape and to blur the boundaries of forms between plants and other forms such as birds and boats.”
Boyd McMillan is the fourth artist to exhibit at the Re:Publik Café which only opened in August last year. Boyd’s work will be shown till early September. Currently, the café has an art schedule for exhibitions, bookings reach well into 2018.
Sculpture at the Re:Publik is on show till early September and will be followed by
artist Mia McLean with ‘Spindrift', a combination of watercolour and multimedia on canvas, at the Re:Publik’
Customers to the Re:Publik Cafe can indulge in fine food, specialty teas and organic coffee, engage in good conversation while surrounded by stunning art works, currently amazing sculptures.