Catherine Fitz-gerald at Tscharke Wines

About Catherine Fitz-gerald

Oil Painting

Catherine Fitz-Gerald is a multidisciplinary South Australian artist recognised for her masterful skills in handling light and luminous colour. Her practice uses traditional oil painting, abstractions, installation and video. Catherine has also independently published three limited-edition art books as outcomes of residencies or exhibitions.

An award-winning artist, Catherine has participated in and curated group and solo exhibitions with great success in both non-traditional and gallery spaces. Her work can be found in private collections throughout Australia, USA, Malaysia, Europe and New Zealand.

For over a decade, Catherine has photographed wine grape varietals throughout the seasons in Fleurieu Peninsular, Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Clare Valleys trying to capture the life of the vines before a harvest.

These images have inspired realistic paintings, abstractions based on light, Transpositions, and then a new series, Bud Burst, focused on the beginning of the growing season and the details of the alien silk cocoons that are bud swell. Tiny vibrant splashes of colour against deeply textural trunks.

Catherine's latest works explore the beginning of vintage, reimaging the taste profiles of grape varieties, as described by vintners, in complex layers of abstract colour.

Art Demonstration

Join multidisciplinary artist Catherine Fitz-Gerald for an informative and fun day of art demonstrations. Pop in any time during. Entry is free.

She pours a velvety red, it’s jewel-toned liquid swirling hypnotically in the glass. You raise it to your nose, breathing in the clean notes. One sip melts across your tongue, rich and round. You close your eyes for a moment, transported across time and space to the vineyard at harvest. This is wine at its most magical – where it has the power to stir your emotions, inspire your imagination, and bring enchantment to your day. In this tasting room, wine is poetry in a glass. 

Welcome to Tscharke Tasting Room “the Protagonist”  - a world of enchantment and delight awaits. 

Nourish the earth and the earth will nourish you. 

Our great gift is the geography of Marananga, where the elevation of the Western Ridge of the Barossa and the ancient soils combine to create a truly exceptional micro-climate. Six generations of our family have lived and worked here. Our gift to you is sharing. 

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  • Wheelchair Accessible

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Wednesday - 10am to 5pm

Thursday - 10am to 5pm

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Saturday - 12noon to 7pm

Sunday - 12noon to 7pm

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