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Image and article courtesy Bellarine Times, 13/07/17

The Hive celebrates its first birthday

The Hive Gallery celebrated its first birthday at the weekend.

The event on Saturday featured special guest artists, including Vayu, Jill Barber Richardson and Margie Delahunty Spencer and welcomed newest artist Alexandra Lewisohn.

There was also a roaring fire, live music by One Shoe Highway and warm mulled wine…

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Image and article courtesy Bellarine Times, 06/07/17

Aussie Bronzes On Show in UK and Grove

Ocean Grove’s Will Wilson, the artist behind Willie Wildlife Sculptures, featured at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the ninth time in May this year.

His beautiful display was full of hundreds of flowers including lupins, salvia and the striking primula vialii with its mauve petals and red tip.

The planting and build took a week to set up but was worth the effort as the stand was awarded four out of five stars by the judges…

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Image and article courtesy Bellarine Times, 29/06/17

Gathering at Hive Gallery to celebrate a year in art

The Hive Gallery in Ocean Grove is delighted to be celebrating its first birthday on Saturday July 8.

From 2-4pm there will be live music from One Shoe Highway, warming mulled wine and roasted chestnuts on offer, and it will be a great opportunity to meet the artists with some of their new artworks.

It has been a big year for the small business that grew out of the garage at home, where Will Wilson of Willie Wildlife Sculptures worked for 15 years.

Now his internationally renowned bronze birdbaths and sculptures are displayed in the garden and downstairs showroom of the gallery.

The business is also honoured to have been nominated for the Geelong Business Excellence Awards…

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Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
Image and article courtesy Herald Sun, 16/04/2016

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show sows food for thought with clever ideas

Tony Fawcett, Home Magazine
April 16, 2016 12:00am

THE recent Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show provided a blooming cavalcade of flowers and fabulous designs, but once again, it was the swag of clever ideas that set it apart.

Everywhere you looked there were good ideas, from clever planting techniques to quirky recycling ideas just right for your own garden.

Interestingly, some of the best ideas were to be found along the Avenue of Achievable Gardens by young garden and design students from Victorian colleges and TAFEs.

These are just 10 of the ideas from the show that grabbed my attention:…

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Bellarine Arts Trail Oct 29-30
Image and article courtesy Bellarine Times

Bellarine Times – Barwon Heads Arts Trail

THE HIVE IS buzzing.

The Hive Gallery is an exciting new arts space in Ocean Grove.

It is the dream project of Karen Spreadborough and Will Wilson of Willie Wildlife Sculptures.

“Having worked for 15 years from our garage it is wonderful to now display the sculptures in a bright, purpose-built space.”

Situated in the industrial estate with Kyo across the road, the new Stone and Grain homewares store directly behind, and the leafy outlook to the nature reserve beside them, the location is perfect.

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Image and article courtesy The Echo

The Echo Geelong

A BRONZE sculptor is realising his creative dream by expanding from the garage to the gallery in a collaborative venture launching in Ocean Grove this month.

The Hive gallery is the artistic brainchild of Will Willson, who hopes to expand his own business – Willie Wildlife Sculptures – while also providing valuable space for several other local artists to showcase their wares.

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Media-The-Weekly-30-June-2016aThe Weekly Review Geelong

The-Weekly-30-June-2016Imagine spotting a couple of metre-high 100-kilogram chooks in the garden warily eyeing off a three-metre blue-tounge lizard, and a 750 kilogram giant turtle. You’d be forgiven for thinking some sort of genetic modification was at play.

These amazing creatures are just a few of Will Wilson’s magnificent Willie Wildlife Sculptures.

 

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