In 1982 Albert Woodroffe decided that it was time to take his gift for painting seriously.
Albert has been a finalist in the prestigious Country Energy Art prize for Landscape painting 2008, 2009, 2010. In 2010 he exhibited widely throughout Australia including "Outback" Parliament House, Sydney. Albert has also exhibited extensively internationally.
He was one of the first artists to establish a Gallery in Silverton when he opened the Horizon Gallery in 1987.
Today, the gallery holds work of the late Bronwen Standley-Woodroffe, selected artists and Albert also maintains his studio within the Gallery.
Born in 1949 Bronwen was raised on a farm, where she was introduced to the bush that shaped her perceptions.
She spent 16 years in Adelaide where she completed a number of art courses before moving to Silverton in 1984. Bronwen drew inspiration from the Australian Landscape, visiting many outback locations within the country each year. Bronwen passed away following a courageous battle with cancer in January 2010, her memory lives on in the remarkable legacy of her work, displayed at the Horizon Gallery.
The Horizon Gallery includes a wide range of artwork, including painting, ceramics, fabrics, glass, pottery and woodwork.
The artists on show include Albert and Bronwen, Clark Barrett, Warwick Fuller, James Evan-Jones, John Kammerman, Lyndsay Womersley, Alan Williams, Maggie B and Geoff Wefferson, who have been exhibiting together for over a decade.
Ceramic work from the Broken Hill Potters Society is also exhibited.
The Gallery has a longstanding relationship with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, having curated exhibitions in their honour since 1988, raising thousands of dollars for the life-saving organisation in the process.
The Horizon Gallery ships artworks Nationally and Internationally and is open from 9am until 5pm seven days a week. It is closed only on Christmas Day.