Art in Miniature at Raglan Gallery Cooma, NSW.

InvitationThe Art in Miniature group’s annual exhibition is now open at at Raglan Gallery, 9-11 Lambie Street, Cooma, NSW until 27 September. 95 miniature art works from the artists are hanging in the Tiller Gallery within the complex. A variety of mediums and delightful subjects are being exhibited.

6 AIM artists (3 morning, 3 afternoon) will be demonstrating the art of creating a miniature on Saturday 29 August between 11am and 3pm at Raglan Gallery

The gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday 10.30am – 3.30pm.

2019 Art in Miniature Exhibition – Strathnairn, ACT.

Hanging a show of miniature art is a job of fine precision. The team curated and hung the exhibition beautifully. Here are some behind the scenes of installation day.

The Opening. The 2019 AIM exhibition was opened by Helen Musa, Art Editor of Canberra City News who gave an inspiring and very entertaining speech to the large crowd who attended the Saturday afternoon opening. Our annual exhibition represents many hundreds of creative hours by the members of AIM and is one of the highlights of Canberra’s art gallery exhibition calendar.


The 2019 Exhibition of AIM. Here is a collage of all our works and also a slide show.


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Miniatures at the ASOC Spring Exhibition

Congratulations to three members of AIM who won awards in the Miniature Art category at the Artist Society of Canberra 2019 Spring Exhibition and Awards. We are very proud of you all. This exhibition is being held at the Fitters Workshop in Kingston, ACT until 16 September. Open daily 10am – 5 pm. There is a beautiful display of miniatures at the exhibition..

Isla Patterson – 1st place for Mt Corree. Arlene Williams – 2nd place for “Girl” and “Boy” Flying High. Margaret Carr – Highly Commended for A Sunny Spot.

AIM artists shine bright

The Artists Society of Canberra recently held its Spring Exhibition in the historic Fitters Workshop on the foreshore of Kingston ACT. Over 300 works were on display in a variety of mediums. Miniature Art was one of the categories and 4 of our members received prizes in this category. Congratulations!!

  • 1st   Sandra House “Hold Scene”
  • 2nd Eva Henry        “Fern Pool WA”
  • 3rd  Isla Patterson  “Mt Franklin”
  • Highly Commended  Margaret Carr  “Camel”



Art in Miniature in Braidwood

A.I.M’s Annual Exhibition – “Art In Miniature 2018at Altenburg and Co Gallery Braidwood

A warm welcome to the opening of our annual exhibition.

Exhibition Dates – 06 October – 17th November 2018
Exhibition opens – Saturday 06 October 2018 at 2pm by Councillor Trudy Taylor from Queanbeyan Palerang Shire Council @ Altenburg and Co Gallery Braidwood. 104 Wallace Street, Braidwood. Gallery hours: Thursday – Monday 10am – 4pm.     Altenburg Facebook page.

Canberra Times article 4 October 2018 by Bree Winchester. Photos by Jamila Toderas



Toot toot and ta daaa

miniature gramaphoneMembers of AIM always seem to be busy. Some of their creative work will take a day or a week. Other work, such as illustrating a book or preparing for an exhibition, can be a labour of love which can stretch out over months and even years. Our members create work in many different mediums and in different sizes (not just miniature). This little blog piece is about blowing a little horn for them. Aim artists have recently been published in magazines and in books, winning awards for their miniatures and larger works and exhibiting and selling their work both close to home a long way from Canberra.

Camelia Smith’s beautiful watercolours, along with an article, were featured in the August 2017 issue of The Australian Artist Magazine. click on this link to purchase Camelia was also awarded ‘Best Still Life’ for her watercolour painting ‘Fruit Bowl’ in the recent Artists Society of Canberra Spring Exhibition and Awards at Albert Hall in Canberra.

Ilsa Patterson was chosen by Dorothy Hart to illustrate her book titled ‘International Treasures – Canberra’s Embassies’. The book itself is sure to become a national treasure on two levels. Dorothy has written an incredibly interesting and informative book to read. And, it is such a beautiful and delightful book to look at with watercolours and drawings by Isla. The book was launched at the National Library of Australia to a sell out crowd of Embassy staff and admirers of Dorothy and Isla by Major General the Hon Michael Jeffery. click on this link to purchase from The National Library of Australia

Kylie Fogarty is the wonderful and talented illustrator for a charming book created for the RSPCA. On 2 September 2015, RSPCA ACT rescued a huge, overgrown sheep in the Australian Capital Territory. After requesting help from the public to find a shearer, ‘Chris the Sheep’ became an international news sensation overnight, breaking a new Guinness World Record in the process. While his life after being rescued is well documented by the media, no one knows for sure what happened to Chris prior to this. This children’s book provides one possible explanation for how Chris became so big, with his adventure to share with kids of all ages.

Chris-the-Sheep-Website-banner-1760x750-v2_3-1-e1505638643113All proceeds from this book will help RSPCA ACT continue to protect, rescue, care and advocate for animals in need just like Chris and will assist with launching the RSPCA ACT’s new education program.  click on this link to purchase the book from the RSPCA

The Artists Society of Canberra (ASOC) recently held its annual Spring Exhibition and Awards at Albert Hall in Canberra. The Miniature Section was extremely popular with exhibition visitors and we are very proud that three of our members were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards.


1st Cheryl Hodges – Packham Pear. 2nd Val Johnson – The Photographer. 3rd Sandra House – Hall Landscape. Highly Commended Alan J Jones – Stromatolites. Congratulations to everyone.

Jocelyne Godber’s miniatures have been on some long journeys and many have found new homes there. She has been exhibiting and selling her very detailed and beautiful miniatures in Washington DC, North Carolina in USA and Levi in Canada.

Arlene Williams and Cheryl Hodges opened a joint exhibition of their miniatures at Wilbur’s Café in Hacket in September. The packed venue absolutely loved the work of these two very talented artists and also enjoyed hearing them both talk so passionately about their work and their creative process. The artists are exhibiting 12 miniatures each. Arlene’s subject matter is the balloons over Canberra and Cheryl’s botanical studies including two pieces on velum. It is a beautiful exhibition and runs until October 25. Well worth a visit.

Please click on the Members News page tab in the menu above to see details of exhibitions and events which are currently on and about to take place. This page is updated regularly and is currently full of varied events.

Strathnairn Exhibition

AIM’s 2017 exhibition was held at Strathnairn Gallery on the north-west outskirts of Canberra. The gallery is located in the homestead of the very peaceful property. Blink twice and you would think you had driven out into the country. But this gem is only minutes from the suburbs and filled with bird song and views from the back of the gallery which stretch to the beautiful Brindabella Mountains. It is a busy place with two light filled exhibiting galleries, artists studios, a shop for artists to sell their work and a terrific cafe with tables inside and in the garden. strathnairn website


The hanging team

Members of AIM including Camelia Smith, Eva Henry and Val Johnson, carefully curated and hung the exhibition before the opening was held on Thursday the 27th April. They did a magnificent job hanging the miniatures and grouping them into themes so the exhibition flowed around the room.

The exhibition was opened by Jo Hollier, who is a  full-time practising artist/printmaker based in Canberra, ACT Australia. Jo is a prominent figure in supporting the arts in the ACT and Australia, and also teaches drawing, painting, etching and printmaking. Jo was introduced to the crowd by the gallery director Peter Haynes and she gave a wonderful and very informative introduction to the show.

It was a joy to see the works of the very talented members of AIM hanging together at the opening. The exhibition was not to be rushed as you moved from work to work marveling at the detail, range of subject matter and fine techniques used by each artist. 66 miniatures were exhibited by the following artists. Lucie Anfiloff, Sharon Buckland, Margaret Carr, Lyn Cottingham, Jocelyne Godber, Eva Henry, Deborah Hamilton, Cheryl Hodges, Sandra House, Val Johnson, Michaela Laurie, Stuart Marshall, Isla Patterson, Heather Prickett, Camelia Smith, Jan Vincent and Arlene Williams.

Here are photos of the gallery and the miniatures. Please click on the individual images to enlarge them.

Gallery 15

Gallery 14

Gallery 12