Payet Gallery has a beautiful collection of locally created ceramics, paintings and outdoor sculpture on display.
ceramics by Dariya Gratte
“Over many years of living by the coast I have observed how our beaches change; sand being pushed from one beach to another by immense swells, sea life migrating in every different season, sea birds nesting and learning to fly, the sun setting in every colour possible, the play of light on the water.
Through the use of coloured clay and glazes, drawing and carving combined with use of the finest white porcelain I have strived to convey a feeling of the ocean.”
photography by Martine Perret
“I began my professional career as a freelance photographer in Sydney in 1999, while also working as a photographer and photo desk editor at The Australian Financial Review. My interest in photojournalism took me to Timor-Leste in 2003 to document life in the newly independent country.For the next decade I worked for the United Nations as a peacekeeping mission photographer in conflict zones such as Burundi, South Sudan, West Africa, Timor-Leste and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Even though those years spent in the field with my camera were truly rewarding, the nomadic lifestyle took its toll. I needed to drop my suitcase somewhere peaceful, a place where I could sleep and shower safely. I craved the open spaces and rugged natural beauty that had brought me to Australia in the first place, as a 27-year old seeking adventure far from my European homeland. In 2013, I returned to Australia and established a home base in Margaret River. I have felt a deep connection to the landscape of this vast country. …”
ceramics by Narayani Palmer
My exploration of clay has combined with my love of line and colour to create these somewhat quirky, whimsical forms that have been inspired by nature and a playful sense of the absurd.
My work is all thrown and either decorated with coloured slip and hand carved, or Raku fired.
paintings by Sandy Tippett
“I seek to capture the beauty, the tranquility, of all that is above and below the ocean. Nature is wonderful, may we all respect and preserve what she has given us.”
sculpture by Kashmir Rouw
Kashmirs’s work bears tribute to the nature and landscape of the Margaret River region in which he grew up. His work is diverse, including large iconic public arts sculptures, photography, painting and fabric design. His sculptures grace the coastline from Gnarabup to Mainbreak. We warmly welcome you to wander through our garden and enjoy Kashmir’s sculptural treasures
paintings by Jeanette Dyson
Jeannette Dyson was born in South Australia in 1949 and moved to Perth as a small child. She attained her Diploma of Art Studies at Forrestfield Technical College, receiving multiple awards in her final year of painting and studio ceramics.
Whilst living in Kununurra, Jeannette was Vice President of the Kununurra Arts Council, she created and managed two Kununurra art galleries, was Resident Artist at the Kununurra District High School, taught at Kimberley College of TAFE and did private tuition.
Among the many prizes and art awards Jeanette has won the Royal Agricultural Show (Rural Artist of the Year), City Of Belmont Art Award, Liddelow Bicentennial Art Awards (both Oil and Watercolour sections), Cockburn Bicentennial Art Awards and culminating in the prestigious Melville Art Awards, Ord Festival and East Kimberley Acquision Award , Shinju Matsuri, Kimberley Art Award , Cossack Major Art Award.