Members and Friends celebrated a great year by dining at Fowles Winery in Avenel in their new function area.
Great company and lovely food was a fun Christmas celebration.
Our annual awards were held before Christmas and we celebrated by having an afternoon tea.
For 2019 Artist of the Year is Wendy Webster
Joint Hanging Committee Award went to Terri MacDonald & Wendy Webster
People's Choice Award was given to Jill Mattei
A huge congratulations to the winners.
We have two new exhibitions to delight visitors to our gallery.
The Annual Exhibition has just been put on display in the main gallery. There are over 50 paintings on the walls in differing styles using oil, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, mixed media and drawings.
It looks wonderful and includes works of differing sizes and vibrancy.
We would encourage everyone to visit and enjoy.
Our gallery is open each day from 9am until 5pm and if anyone wishes to make a purchase the wonderful volunteers in the Information Centre are very happy to help.
Ian Harker is recipient of the Hanging Committee's votes for the best painting in the exhibition with his oil painting titled 'Ormiston Gorge Light'.
The Small Treasures Exhibition is on display in the small Charles August Gallery with paintings on sale for $100 or less. Great prices for Christmas gifts.
This exhibition will be on display until early January.
In September Darren Crothers delighted Art Society members with a drawing workshop. Members came away with lots of valuable information and had such a good time they want Darren back next year. Here are a few photos form the workshop.
Come to our beautiful Old Courthouse Gallery to see our latest exhibition.
Our many varied works are for sale and prices are very reasonable.
If you'd like to buy a painting the wonderful volunteers in the Seymour Visitor Information Centre will be able to assist you.
The winning artist for the Hanging Committee Award is Ian Harker for his painting called "The Rock at Narooma".
We have just had a workshop with Catherine Hamilton using Pastel with Ink to create a floral painting in an almost abstract format. The gallery was filled with vases, flowers, gum nuts and fruits. Cathy demonstrated and showed us the step by step procedure to create our art. The process was very involved and required much concentration. It was an interesting workshop and most of us took our work home to finish.
Recently we participated in an ABSTRACT workshop with Ben Winspear. He introduced us to some of the history and ideas behind abstract work. Some of us found the practice to be quite tricky, when Ben instructed us to make a painting in a certain way, but others found the methods much to their liking. We all worked hard and learned new ways of painting.
To celebrate our beautifully redecorated gallery we held an afternoon tea on Sunday, July 7.
Painting Skills & Techniques
Portraiture for beginners
Printing & Mixed Media
9am - 4pm