To encourage local artists and to create awareness of art in the district.
A small group of art lovers from all walks of life met for the very first meeting in March 1987. All of them were very enthusiastic to start an art society because there was nothing in the area to serve their needs.
The first annual exhibition was not until the following year, 1988, and was a great success. Since then the Society has gone from strength to strength with more members joining over the years. Not everyone in the society has had formal training and many learners have gone on to be very accomplished artists. We offer a community service to people who love to paint or enjoy art.
WHERE AND WHEN WE MEET
HOBBS DRIVE (CNR OF COOMBE AVE) ARMADALE
The first Thursday of every month (except January) 7pm till 9pm
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT OUR MEETING DATES
FROM JULY THE MEETINGS WILL BE CHANGED TO THE 2nd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH SO THE JULY MEETING WILL BE ON 11th JULY
Visitors are always welcome and you can bring along a guest - there is an entry fee of $5 for Non-Members. Your fee includes A short and friendly meeting, followed by raffle draw and a delicious supper. Then a demonstration by a well known artist, or a workshop. This is always inspiring.
contact us for more information.
MONDAY to SATURDAY 9am to 12noon
Please feel free to check out up and coming, Workshops.
The Art House on Hobbs is situated 4 HOBBS DRIVE (CNR OF COOMBE AVE) ARMADALE (google maps here)
and is open to everyone,
Members and non members are welcome to call in to the Art House.
There is no commission on the sale of paintings at any of our exhibitions, this makes the prices very reasonable.
A major Art Exhibition and sale of works is arranged annually, usually late October/early November. This is one of the most successful exhibitions in the area with a very large percentage of the paintings being sold. We will keep you posted as to where and when.
Exhibitions and fairs will also be held at the Art House on Hobbs, so keep a look out on the latest news page for these events
Are generally emailed towards the 2nd half of the month or if you do not have email by post. You can also view our Newsletter on our Website.
These are always posted on the newsletters page where you will also be able to read several months previous. and are small screen friendly i.e. easlily read on phones and iPads
KEEP WATCHING OUR LATEST NEWS PAGE FOR THE DATES AND TIMES OF THESE EVENTS.
Various workshops and classes are organized throughout the year, a good opportunity to get know fellow members, and learn from each other. There are also various groups within the society that get together from time to time. See the classes and groups Page for information.
Membership secures substantial discounts on art materials etc., and of course the chance to participate in our exhibitions and workshops. The advantage of being involved with this vibrant society is invaluable in advancing your art, we have some very exciting artists who are always willing to help you.Membership form here