General Business:

  • “Connections” information is on the table. This will be Yurara’s end of year exhibition at the Redland Gallery. Please read the proposal so that you can plan your work. We would like each artist to submit at least 3 paintings, any medium, any size, any style. Works must be original work of the member, which precludes works completed in workshops or copied from any source other than that belonging to the entrant.
  • Extension to the gallery - Gloria is starting to discuss this with Council. Members present were happy to support it if we can apply for grants to finance it. The present buildings were supported by Council 50/50 with Yurara. There are already plans for an extension to the gallery done by June de Vis which will be somewhere in our archives, so we will follow that up.
  • Grant Application for computer - Robin Wilson & Vicky MacDonald will forward the grant application to the Council for a computer and printer with the next batch of grant applications available in April.
  • Youth Art Awards - The grant allocation for 2016 has been acquitted. Gloria will be preparing the application for the 2017 grant. She has started organising posters etc to send out to the schools.
  • Advertising - Vicky MacDonald is negotiating for a notice every month or bimonthly in The Bulletin.
  • Sarah Elliot - “Petite Pieces” prize - Sarah, one of our Youth Members, was a warded a prize at the opening night of Aspire Gallery’s current “Petite Pieces” exhibition at their Paddington gallery.
  • Mosaics - Anyone interested in mosaics might like to know we are tentatively planning a workshop towards the end of the year.


A list of the coming exhibitions is on the notice board and they are listed on the new wall calendar in the kitchen. Each of us should be inspired by at least one of the varied themes which were all submitted by members at the December meeting. After Abstract there will be Beach (from 24 Mar - 17 Apr), Autumn Exhibition - Open Theme end April, then Animals, Floral, Shades of Purple, Trees of Various Colours, Spring Exhibition

2017 Autumn Exhibition go to 2017 Entry Form


Additional information go to Workshops

  • Mr Lindsay Mengel - Intellectual Property - 1 hour talk with break for discussion - Monday 27 March 12.30 after our Portrait class. Cost $15 Members, $20 Non-Members
  • Robin Wilson - “Composition” - 1 Day - Sunday 21 May Cost $40 Members, $55 Non-Members
  • Printing Day - Cliff Eames & Members - 1 Day - Sunday 18 June - $15 Members, $25 Non-Members
  • Annie Jamieson - “Composition, Subject & Tone in Oils - Beginners - Intermediate” - 2 Days Sat & Sun 5 - 6 August $130 Members, $170 Non-Members

Plein Air Group

For details on the Outdoor Sketching & Painting Group go to Members News

Gallery Hire Fees

2015 NON MEMBERS $80 hire fee plus $40 per day (weekends and Fri) MEMBERS $20 a day. Please note there is a 10% commission on all sales taken.