Feature – Purist Gallery

Purist Gallery – Yallingup, W.A.IMG_5791.JPGAs you may know from SV’s Guide to Life post (see archives) my dad and step-mum, Max and Penny, own Purist Gallery in the Margaret River wine region of W.A.

At Purist Max displays his fine art objects and jewellery and Penny her abstract paintings, screen prints and etchings. Purist gifts are also on display and available for purchase.

Purist was designed by my father who is an award winning jeweller with a background in architecture and was built six and a half years ago. Over this time I have been greatly influenced by my parent’s design aesthetics and have been lucky enough to be able to give my opinion on various elements of the overall look and feel of the gallery.

Here are some images I have taken during my stay down south over the Christmas break.

For more information visit www.puristgallery.com

Purist Gallery is located in Blue Orchid Court via Lagoon Drive, Yallingup W.A.
Opening hours are every weekend and public holidays 10 – 5 and everyday during December and January 10 – 5.
Ph: (08) 9755 2582

Penny’s work can also be found in many collections around the world including The Art Gallery of W.A., The Kerry Stokes Collection, Sir Charles Gardener Hospital, Leeuwin Estate in Margaret River, Clairault Winery, Alexander Library of W.A. and Artbank.

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IMG_5713.JPGThere is an espresso bar where you can enjoy morning and afternoon tea in the bush setting.

Just between you and me having this much tea at your disposal makes for some obsessive tea making in the home vicinity (excluding me – I am not a huge tea fan). Yesterday my dad even brought me a cup when I kindly refused one – just in-case I changed my mind. I would say there are roughly 12 tea times per day, minimum 🙂

T2 has always been the tea of choice for Purist and my personal favourite when I do feel like one is Gorgeous Geisha. It is strawberry and cream flavoured green tea – yum!

IMG_5685.JPGI have always been obsessed with china and glass-wear ever since I was little. It is quite a strange obsession for a child to have but every time my mother and I went somewhere and I was allowed something I would always choose a glass or dish of some sort. I love the way Penny has displayed these cups and saucers.

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The Purist children’s drawing table.

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One of Penny’s paintings from her ‘Love Coversations’ Series hangs behind MUD pottery from Sydney.

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The current Purist T-shirt has a design on the front comprising drawings from Penny and Max’s sketch books and comes packaged in pizza boxes.

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Purist Gifts

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A minimalist corner of the gallery.

27-12-2008

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