Judith Strikis at Ministry of Beer

Judith Strikis


Judith Strikis has harboured a profound appreciation for watercolour art, finding immense joy and emotional resonance in its visual expressions throughout her life. After nurturing this passion for over 45 years, she seized the opportune moment to delve into the world of watercolour art upon her retirement. The journey has become a vibrant explosion of creativity, manifesting both in waking hours and within the realm of her dreams, where she finds herself painting most nights.

Despite lacking formal instruction until 2023, when she completed a transformative three day masterclass with Ross Paterson, Judith's artistic evolution has been shaped by a tapestry of experiences. She has gleaned insights from both failed endeavours and successful outcomes, drawing inspiration from fellow artists, their input, and the profound influence of her Creator. Each painting becomes a manifestation of joy, bubbling up and spilling into vibrant forms and colours.

Attending art exhibitions has become a ritual for Judith, her eyes swiftly scanning rooms in anticipation of discovering watercolour works, which she cherishes among other artistic mediums. Joining groups of like-minded artists has provided her with a sense of belonging—a feeling of having found her artistic "tribe."

Her portfolio showcases a diverse range of subjects, with a particular affinity for flowers, rooted in a childhood fascination captured in a mesmerizing photo of herself holding a poppy. Poppies continue to be a recurrent theme in her art, holding a special place in her creative expression.

Having travelled extensively, Judith has amassed a collection of photos capturing intriguing subjects spanning Latvian sheds, mushrooms, forests, and landscapes. While yet to translate her experiences living in Myanmar, Kalimantan, and Papua New Guinea onto canvas, these inspirations linger in the pipeline.

Judith's artistic journey has not gone unnoticed, marked by significant milestones, including a solo exhibition in 2022 and the honour of winning 1st prize in a section at the Gawler Show. Building on this success, she held another solo exhibition at the TTG Library in 2023 and secured 1st prize in a section at the 14th Solar Art Prize at RSASA—an affirmation of her talent and dedication to the world of watercolour art.

    Ministry of Beer

    Ministry of Beer is owned and operated by Brett & Dayna Reimann who are locals to the Barossa Region. The business was launched in 2016 by Brett who was a keen homebrewer. Ministry of Beer Cellar Door is set in the heart of Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley, only a short drive from Gawler or Tanunda. We invite you to come and enjoy time in our shaded beer garden or spacious bar area. We have a generous range of beers including 16 beers on tap plus takeaway options. Local wines, Gins & Ciders are also available. Sample one of our Flammekueche Pizzas or enjoy a platter of locally produced foods. Enjoy a warm and welcoming environment at our Brewery Cellar Door whilst trying everything from traditional lagers to the wildest of Barrel Aged Sours. The brewery where we brew all the beers we produce is located only minutes from Lyndoch at Rosedale, Barossa Valley . We also grow some of the hops used in our beers, having around 150 Hop Bines on our property. We hope that you enjoy your experience trying some more than unusual beers that we have on offer and we thank you for supporting our small family-owned business.

    Venue Features

    • Cellar Door

    • Food Available

    • Wheelchair Accessible

    Opening Hours

    Monday - 12noon to 6pm

    Tuesday - Closed

    Wednesday - 11am to 7pm

    Thursday - 11am to 7pm

    Friday - 11am to 7pm

    Saturday - 11am to 7pm

    Sunday - 11am to 7pm

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