Art Exhibitions

For the month of December and January, the mezzanine level of Bremerton Cellar Door will be host to Annabel Cisternino's work.

The exhibition is a celebration of material pleasures and the transience of life. Still life painting remains an enduring and challenging form art form and is very much 'alive' and as relevant and inspiring as ever.

Annabel was Highly Commended for her entry in the 2016 Fleurieu Food + Wine Art Prize , part of the Fleurieu Art Prize, celebrating the art, food and wine of the Fleurieu Peninsula region with a $10,000, non-acquisitive prize for paintings with a food and wine theme.

Annabel resides in Adelaide, widely recognised as the cultural heart of Australia and one of the world’s great festival cities. As a Great-grand-daughter of Sir Hans Heysen (German-born Australian landscape artist), Annabel found her love for fine art at a young age. Inspired by the history and ambience of her surrounds, drawing and painting emerged as a natural progression.

She was awarded a 12 month American Field Scholarship in Nara, Japan in 1989. Instructed through tradition and ceremony, she embraced the 2000 year-old art of Japanese brush painting and calligraphy.

Annabel returned to Australia in 1990, where she commenced an Arts Degree at Flinders University with a focus on Visual Arts, English Literature and Japanese Language.

It could be said however, that the most artistic influence of her work comes from a 7 year residency in the south of Italy. It was here that she began her journey with oil paints. The Italian passion for all things culinary opened up a new world for her, as she found herself immersed in and inspired by food. The abundance of beautiful rich scarlet tones of the pomegranate and the wonderfully imperfect form of the pear were muses for her still life paintings.

Her recent studies of inflorescence in full bloom have gained much consideration.

Annabel’s artworks include pastel, oil paint and cold wax mediums.

You can see the exhibition at Bremerton Wines cellar door. We hope you enjoy the exhibition. For more information, please phone (08) 8537 3093.

If you are a local artist or photographer interested in displaying your work, please contact our cellar door (08) 8537 3093 or email