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“Dogs Breakfast “

2 February 9:00 am - 24 March 5:00 pm

Debora Gidley, Eileen Van Bavel and Beverly Spiller

2 Feb  to 24 March 2024

Ceramics, acrylic painting,  encaustic painting,  framed felting and soft sculpture by  three artists all working within the Eltham community.

They have chosen the exhibition title because off the variety of works and media by the three artist, but they have put together a cohesive exhibition rather than a “Dogs Breakfast”!

Beverly and Deb met when they exhibited together as part of art groups in Eltham . They decided to try another medium as part of their creative development which took them to a ceramics group . It was here they met Eileen who they instantly recognised was a kindred spirit . They work together every week as members of the Living and learning centre Eltham and have also exhibited together when the opportunity arises.

Deb Gidley

“I am a multi disciplinary artist .

My works include:

  • Painting with multiple media using combinations of ink, paper, crayons, pastel and paint.
  • Ceramics.
  • Felting animals and 2D pictures .
  • Sculpting soft creatures with boiled wool, silk and other natural materials.
  • Illustrating using pen and ink.

At the moment I’m experimenting with twining different fibres like banana peel, agapanthus and papyrus stems and teabags. If you have a close look at the nest you will find examples of some twining and lots of beautiful foraged seeds ,flowers and some surprises. I hope you enjoy my exhibition of colourful and varied pieces.

Beverly Spiller

I have worked and exhibited in acrylic ,mixed media , encaustic and clay .

Having lived in inner Melbourne ,on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane my work tends sometimes to be urbane  and then reflect the colours of the tropics

I have exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions in Maroochydore, Brisbane and Melbourne ( Solo and group exhibitions at Montsalvat Eltham )

It was when we returned to live in Melbourne that I met Deb and Eileen .






Eileen Van Bavel

Eileen has enjoyed many different media from clay to oil painting .

Her paintings at the moment are featured around landscapes in Tasmania and gum trees and leaves she sees on her walks locally .

Her work in clay is very free form and all hand built. Her pots are at times sculptural, some depict landscapes and all are meant to be held and enjoyed .

Eileen has her paintings hanging in offices and homes in Melbourne and Sydney  and  awards  from Parade College and Hawthorn Art Society 

Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art  & Garden

6 Manningham Rd W., Bulleen. 88503030.


Ceramics by Eileen Van Bavel


Painting by Eileen Van Bavel


Bev Spiller

Painting By Bev Spiller Ceramics by Deb Gidley Paintings and ceramics by Beverly Spiller, ceramics by Deb Gidley

Deb Gidley
Deb Gidley

Painting by Bev Spiller
Ceramic bowl by Debora Gidley
Eileen Van Bavel



2 February 9:00 am
24 March 5:00 pm
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Bolin Bolin Gallery
6 Manningham Rd W
Bulleen, Victoria 3105 Australia
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(03) 8850 3030

Bolin Bolin Gallery acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as traditional custodians of the land now known as Manningham. We pay our respects to Wurundjeri Elders past, present and emerging, and value their ongoing contribution to the cultural heritage of the area.