Gallery News Archive

New Gallery Now Open

Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2014

A great day had by all at the opening of the new Sea Silks Gallery at the Ramada Hotel & Suites, river end of Martin Street Ballina.

Gallery Hours
Wed and Thurs 10am – 5pm
Fri and Sat 11am – 7pm
Sunday 10am – 3pm
closed Mon and Tues

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Sea Silks is Moving

Posted on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

I’m excited to announce the opening of my new gallery on Sunday June 15th at the Ramada, river end of Martin Street, Ballina. The gallery will still feature the finest local silk and glass artists including Jacqueline King, Helen Dunn, Arnie and Trudy Gautsch as well as my silk work.

Hours at this point will be:

Open Sunday Tuesday and Thursday – 10am to 3pm

Open Friday and Saturday – 10am to 7pm

Closed Monday and Wednesday

An array of local  artistists' work soon at the Ramada

An array of local artists’ work soon at the Ramada Ballina

Pop Up Gallery NOW OPEN

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

vPop Up Gallery River Street BallinaExciting news I have opened a pop up gallery with 3 very talented glass artists , Arnie Gautsch , Trudy Gautsch and Jaqueline King. We are at the River Street end of Wigmore Arcade , right in the middle Ballina .                                                                                            

Open 5 days a week , 10am -5pm week days and 10-1 on Saturday . Closed Sunday and MondayHope to see you there. Kim Michelle Toft x

Recipe for Perfect Planet Pie Book Launch

Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Original Silk & Book The launch of Kim Michelle Toft’s new book Recipe for Perfect Planet Pie was launched at the Ballina Gallery last Friday the 1st of June, and was a very successful night. Kim thanks everyone for their support, and her original silks and prints will be on display until the 24th of June.

Silk Painting Workshop

Posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Create your own silk painting approx. 35 cm x 45 cm

SATURDAY Saturday June 22nd 2014


Where : Sea Silks Gallery Shop 6 / 2 Martin Street Ballina NSW 2478 ( just next to the Ramada)

at work in my studio

at work in my studio

All materials supplied

$120 cash

Enquiries/ Reservations: Please call 04 3142 9092 or  email

Sea Silks Gallery closed down

Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Due to the great success I had with my gallery , I was unable to paint the illustrations for my books. I had to delay the release for my new book twice . I had to make a decision between keeping the gallery open and doing my children’s books and there was no contest, my books are the most important component of my work.

As from the end of January 2010 ,Sea Silks Gallery will be closed and I can be contacted at my studio at home where I will be busy painting crocodiles for my next book,The Last of the Mighty Dinosaurs. My mobile phone number is 0431429092.

New Silk Painting Workshops

Posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

The next silk painting workshops will be held on the following dates:

Saturday April 30th

12 noon -4pm

At my studio at home
Lennox Head NSW 2478

Please phone me if you are interested in doing the workshop-
04314 29092

working on silk

at work on silk

Silk Painting Workshops

Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

School Visits

There are three options for School Workshops. You can have a combination of
options on each day with a maximum of three sessions, except Option 3 *see note.


Suitable: K- Year 7

Double Class Size: (approximately 60 children)

Duration: 1 hour session. Maximum of 3 x 1 hour sessions per day.


I do a series of 5 – 10 minute activities around each book, including;
drama, reciting, quick question/answer re: environment, and story reading. I
bring ½ dozen original silk paintings/illustrations with me.

I also demonstrate how silk painting is done by painting one fish per group
of students. The school has the option to buy this original 70 x 90 cm silk
for cost price; $150 + GST.

Each child receives a bookmark at the end of the session.

Cost: $500 + GST. Travel costs may apply.


Suitable: Years 5-7

One Class Size: (approximately 30 children)

Children are divided into three groups of 10. I provide a creative writing/illustration
activity with the two groups that are not directly painting on the silk. Each
group rotates each ½ hour.

Duration: 1½ hour session

Content: The children work on one piece of silk approx 1.5m x 1m, which the
school keeps. As outlined above, each group of 30 is divided into 3 groups and
teachers work with the other two groups with a creative writing activity, while
one group works with me on the silk.


– $500 + GST

– Plus $150 for materials (silk, dyes and gutta)

– Travel costs may apply


Suitable: Years 5, 6 & 7 only

Class Size: Maximum 12 students

Duration: 2½ hours* if this session is chosen I can only do one of these
sessions plus one x Option 1.

Content: Each student produces their own individual painting, (approximately
45cm squared) which they get to keep


– $500 + GST

– Plus $150 for materials (silk, dyes and gutta)

– Travel costs may apply

For queries and availability

Contact Kim Toft on 6681 3993 after 10.30am

Books for Sale

If you would like to order any of my books and get them personally signed see


Time: 12 noon – 4pm

Duration: 3 ½ – 4 hours


To be advised


Once a month – July’s  workshop Saturday 11 July


Maximum 6 people


$120 all materials provided


During the afternoon you work on your own silk painting (approx 45cm square)

By the end of the 4 hours you have a finished silk painting, which you keep.

To enquire or make a booking call:

Sea Silks Gallery 02 6681 3993 after 10.30 daily except Tuesday and Sunday

Or email –

Lisa Hunt & Kim Toft CD Launch a Success

Posted on Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Lisa & I at the CD launchOn November 1st in Sea Silks Gallery, the fabulous Lisa Hunt sang The Twelve Underwater Days of Christmas to over 120 people. The Ballina Public School sang the traditional version and Lisa followed with her own unique soul version. I was thrilled to hear my lyrics being sung by 2 very different but talented sources.

The three track CD is also available with the hardcover book of The Twelve Underwater Days of  Christmas or you can buy the CD on its own , and both are available now from our online store or from the gallery , river end of Moon Street, Ballina.

Wishing everybody a very merry Christmas.

 Kind Regards


National CD Launch and Exhibition

Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

12 Underwater Days of Christmas CD National Launch

Exciting News! November 1st, 2008 at 2pm in Sea Silks Gallery, 2 Moon Street Ballina NSW.

Lisa Hunt original soul sister has recorded a 3 track CD to go with the very popular “The 12 Underwater Days of Christmas”.

Visit the CD Launch and hear Lisa Hunt singing live, browse the original silks gallery or purchase a signed copy of one of Kim Toft’s books.

Pre-order The 12 Underwater Days of Christmas CD and don’t miss out.

CD available separately or with  ‘The 12 Underwater Days of Christmas hard cover edition with bonus Christmas poster’.

To listen to a snippet from the CD, click below:

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