About Talisman Gallery
The Talisman Gallery is nestled in the picturesque Hartley Valley, 5 minutes from Mt. Victoria in the beautiful Blue Mountains area of New South Wales, Australia. The gallery was set up by metal artist Ron Fitzpatrick to display his unique range of metal art mirrors, clocks, candleholders and sculpture.
It is located in the Hartley Historic Village on the Great Western Hwy and you will pass it on the way to many of the great attractions the mountains has to offer, like Jenolan Caves and the Zig Zag Railway.
Ron Fitzpatrick’s artistic journey began in the early eighties, creating handmade knives and tai chi dancing swords in a small shop in Melbourne.
Always looking for new inspiration, he made the move to Sydney where he became interested in decorative blacksmithing. He opened a shop in Norton Street Leichhardt, and for the next ten years created hand forged wrought iron furniture, ornate balustrades and commissioned pieces for such world class hotels as the A.N.A. in Sydney.
Ron soon felt the need however for a more peaceful lifestyle, one that reflected his inner journey, and so moved with his family to the beautiful Blue Mountains. Consequently his work took a different turn reflecting his interest in meditation. Whilst still doing wrought iron work he is now more focused on his unique and mysterious range of metal art mirrors, clocks, candle holders, oil burners and wall art sculptures. He takes inspiration from ancient symbols and ideas he sees in meditation.
In 2005 Ron and partner Catherine opened the wood fired pizza café next to the Gallery and now serve the best pizzas you are ever likely to taste. They use only the best local and artisan made ingredients, including the most important one, love. Look over the menu. Visit the gallery and cafe and see the artist and his work, deep on a journey that still continues.
Please note: The Gallery and cafe are now at separate locations
Gallery address: Hartley Historic Village, Gt. West. Hwy, 400 mtrs before turn off to Jenolan Caves heading west. Ph. Ron 0407723722
Christmas Holiday Opening Hours: Talisman Gallery will be open everyday from Boxing day though till sunday 8th Jan, ,after that will be usual opening hours 10- 5 Wed- Sund. Hartley Historic Village, Gt. West. Hwy. Hartley Ph: 0407723722
Cafe: For opening hours & bookings Ph. 0263552056