Mission: To bring economic benefit to Newbridge, through promoting to visitors the opportunity to explore the beautiful village, its wonderful history and diversity, through a collective approach to displaying the amazing works of local artisans, combined with exhibitions and events.

It’s easy to do great work when you believe in what you do. That’s why we’re committed to helping more people like you, every day.

What We Do

OIde Bridge Gallery has been operating for 18 months under the management of three local artisans and showcases a diverse and exciting collection of original paintings, photography and hardwood furniture. This collection is complemented by locally produced handcrafted metal work, pottery, jewellery, chocolates, heritage dolls, cards and gifts, all housed within a magnificent restored 1850’s building. 

Photographer                                            Wendy Smith( Dip photography and photo Imaging)

 Wendy is award-winning    photographer specializing in bird photography. Wendy was born and grew up in theCentral West of NSW and for as long as she can remember she has been inspired by the beautiful nature and wildlife of the area. Wendy  strives to capture fleeting  moments in nature, taking  people into a world where they can see and marvel at detail, color and the simple existence of a wild creature. Wendy particularly enjoys the challenge of   photographing birds and feels privileged that she has been able to capture some amazing shots of fleeting moments that illustrate the beauty and mysteries of nature and provide a lasting impression that stimulates, challenges and excites the viewer. 

Landscape Artist                              David Lake


David Lake is a painter of the Australian landscape in oils and in a traditional style. He has been an    exhibiting artist for the past 30 years and has been painting on a full time basis since 2002. Over the years he has participated in many group exhibitions and also solo exhibitions including an exhibition at the Bathurst Regional Art gallery in 2010. David is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW and a participating artist on the Bathurst Arts Trail. His paintings are held in both private and public  collections. 

Master Timber Craftsman           Russell Dawson

Russell is a master craftsman   specializing in recycled Australian hardwood timbers and railway sleepers. His bespoke furniture, and accessories such as platters, wine racks , frames, bowls , candle holders and mirrors are all unique handcrafted  pieces  inspired by the distinctive individual characteristics of each carefully chosen piece of timber. Each  individual piece is  of exceptional quality, fashioned with love by a master craftsman. Beautiful, memorable, and usable. Those are the goals he brings to every timber creation.


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