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tri, try again . . .

Regional South Australia is special – so much so, that each year, Mrs Harris’ Shop brings a touch of it to the city.

The South East of South Australia is this year’s featured region.

 Dagny Strand, from Penola, Anne Miles, from Mount Gambier and Clementine Underdown (formerly of Glencoe) have teamed up to present tri, try again . . .

Tri, try again . . . three women, all of whom have been making art for several years – and all of whom know that, as an artist, one must keep trying, and trying, again and again! All three are well-known for their high quality, award-winning work and their tireless involvement in their arts communities.

Dunes, coloured pencil, by Anne Miles

For this exhibition, Anne has focused on two of her preferred media – drawing and printmaking (she is also an accomplished painter) to produce works inspired by the local landscape.

Flight, a monoprint by Anne Miles


Bowls, showing gorgeous glaze, by Clem Underdown

Clementine has given us a great collection of pottery – ranging from large bowls and platters to neat oatmeal bowls. Her glazes are quite special – perfect for any décor!

Large bowl, with sage colourings, by Clem

Dagny loves to draw – and it’s particularly obvious in her collection of charcoal portraits of fellow artists, including a haunting portrait of Anne.

detail of portrait of Anne Miles, charcoal drawing by Dagny Strand

In addition, Dagny’s illuminated sculptures are inspirational: gently glowing, whimsical characters.


Tree Deity – isn’t she beautiful?

And, not to be missed, is her delicate range of jewellery, fashioned from pre-loved silverware, often depicting tiny birds and clouds.

Pendant and earrings – clouds and bird

Tri, try again . . . is showing until 26 November. The gallery is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 11am – 3pm.


Tri, try again . . . is dedicated to the memory of Anne’s husband, Robert Miles, doyen of the arts community in the South East, who sadly died on Friday 3 November, 2017.