About

Artists Studio & Gallery

Mingara Gallery commenced operation in June 2002 in the seaside township of Cowes, the heart of Phillip Island. Phillip Island is situated 140 kms southeast of Melbourne, and is a popular tourist location.

The Gallery represents a stylistically varied selection of Australian contemporary art of the highest calibre produced by local and interstate artists. Mingara gallery also exhibits some fine Aboriginal paintings and craftwork.

Situated in the main street of Cowes, Mingara gallery’s windows display to passing motorists and pedestrians, changing exhibitions of paintings, glass, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery.

Mingara gallery consists of two indoor exhibition spaces with adjoining courtyard areas for sculpture and a substantial stockroom collection by represented artists.

The complex also has an onsite studio with kilns and painting/drawing areas.
There is ample onsite parking alongside the Gallery

Visitors to the Gallery can browse through a wide range of framed and unframed etchings, lithographs and drawings by local and interstate artists

Ideal for that special gift, fine jewellery displays showcase the talents of Australian designers and crafts people.

Noelle Buckley, the gallery director, commenced formal art studies with a BA Fine Art-Craft then achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art Painting/Printmaking; further studies included Bachelor of Arts Ceramics. Noelle is very well qualified and experienced in all mediums to advise any one who would like advice in achieving a rewarding collection of fine art and artefacts.

Mingara Gallery is committed to nurturing its relationships with artists and clients. All gallery staff can provide information about the artwork and printed biographical information on the exhibiting artists is available.

Mingara Gallery can organize commission work on behalf of corporate clients and private collectors, and will arrange for specific pieces to be designed and produced.

Liasing with architects and interior designers is a speciality of the Gallery.

We are pleased to offer a portraiture service to meet the strong resurgence in demand for the commissioning of personal portraits.

Mingara Gallery accepts credit cards, cheques and lay-by arrangements are available.

Gift vouchers may be purchased. Please contact the Gallery for any other inquiries