Alvah Art Gallery features the work of John Moir and is a place for folk to call in for a look, a chat and a look at what is on offer.

We are located 1km from Broadway (the main Street) on the Tarnagulla Road and are just past the Primary School on your right. Address 114 Dunolly-Bridgewater Road, Dunolly Victoria

We are behind the houses on the road set in 16 picturesque acres with a modern architect designed construction.  Look for the sandwich boards out front. We are open most days from 10am to 5pm. If the boards are out we are in!

All works are for sale, as are prints and the very popular writing cards. John suggests that the writing cards are a great way to promote your area. They can be specially printed to be used for any occasion.

A selection of John’s work can also be found at

Talbot Provedore
Maryborough Railway Station Gallery

A bit about John Moir, the Artist

John Moir, the Artist

John grew up in Maryborough and completed his first qualification – a diploma in Mechanical Engineering at the Maryborough Technical College.
In his earlier years John was a mechanical engineer, whoever he has always worked at his art, winning his first competition at 13 years old.

Over the years he has drawn, sketched, painted, produced murals, theatre backdrops, and pieces of art, in a number of forms including sculpture and copper repousse style.

He has sold many works and is known for his commissioned work particularly in the Western District and now in Central Victoria.

He won the popular choice at the Dunolly Art Showing last year.

In the late 60’s he completed drawings in pen mostly and some in watercolour but not too seriously. By the late 80’s he had completed many drawings, mostly in pencil, because that was the flavour of the time. He completed a commission of 24 sketches for a cook book. This led to a display of the original work at a launch dinner, which created many commissions of homesteads and properties throughout the Western District.

Another challenge saw the production of around 50 drawings of historic and other
places of interest, throughout the district – from Port fairy to the Great Ocean
Road, and north to Mortlake.

These drawings were used to produce tourist items such as cards, calendars, T shirts, windcheaters, T Towels, fridge magnets, prints, book marks, etc., that were very popular, especially at Christmas. Calendars were sent overseas in many cases; and they always sold out.

In later years commission requests spread – all the way down to include the Bellarine Peninsula and throughout the northern sectors of the State.

Since his retirement professionally, 20 plus years ago, John has gone back to oils, pen and water colour and now acrylics has become a favoured medium. Copper Repousse will again be produced as we settle in to the new set up, as a special work area needs to be created.

In the last 10 years John had a number of personal exhibitions and was very pleased with the results not only for sales but for the commissions created. Works went to other states and overseas and that was very pleasing.

Art is the expression of your thoughts – and/or representing what you see – that you want to put to paper, on canvas or into whatever form suits the moment.

Phone Number 0439029989

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For more pictures of my work look up BLUETHUMB – an online Art Gallery. However prices at my Gallery are lower because all the add on costs associated with Galleries are removed.