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Market Day at Art House on Hobbs

Art house on hobbs

Art & craft market

 WHEN:             Sunday 15 September, 2019

Where:             Hobbs Drive, Cnr Coombe Ave,  Armadale (look for blue banners)

Time:               10am to 4pm


Artists studio’s see artists at work

Market day art and craft stalls

Art demonstrations

Children’s activities

Live Folk Music with Jane & Kira (2 sessions

between 1—3pm)

Devonshire teas and sausage sizzle

Doust Hall Gallery Open (Artwork for sale)

Contact details : Phone 0455 552 842

E: [email protected]






FESTY, fun, friday

 Join us at Art House on Hobbs

every last Friday of the month

for our three “f’s” from 6.30pm onwards

Enjoy drinks, nibbles and painting

No RSVP necessary

Non members welcome

BYO painting materials


Cost $10 and a good night out.

Casual, informal group

anything   goes

Workshops and Gallery

Great new workshops organised,

things are buzzing at the Art House on Hobbs

see here 

Also the new Gallery is now open at The ARt Hosue on Hobbs

opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 12noon

A new page with updates on activities etc at the Gallery will be here soon so keep looking


Great News, we are having our inaugural Art Exhibition to celebrate the opening of our ART HOUSE ON HOBBS, information below

fabulous workshops


Just click this link WORKSHOPS to read all about them 




Armadale Society of Artist’s  - 2018 Annual Art Exhibition

Weekend of 27-28 October 2018, Armadale Society of Artists Inc. (ASA) held the 31st Annual Art Awards at the Greendale Centre, Armadale.  The exhibition was launched by Henry Zelones, OAM, JP Mayor, City of Armadale who officiated the evening and presented this years awards with President and MC Trish Halloran.  

 2018 Annual Art Exhibition Winners

1st prize Most Outstanding Artwork Award sponsored by ASA’s and Patron, Peter Risk - Winner was Gail Reid for her painting “Afterglow”

2nd Prize Most Outstanding Artwork Award sponsored by Subway, Armadale - Winner was Jenny Herbert for “Pretty Boy”

3rd Prize Most Outstanding Artwork Award sponsored by Oxlades Art Supplies - Winner was Geraldine Gustavino for “Regal”

ASA Best Watercolour Award - Winner Hanna Michalzik for “Golden Eagle”

ASA Best Dry Media Award - Winner Jane Trichet for “Sweet Treat”

Tony Buti MLA, Best Acrylic/Oil Award - Winner Vicky Alchin for “Dreamer”

Leesa Padget Artist, Best Mixed Media Award - Winner Aaron Bleasdale “Untitled”

APK Craft - Best Portraiture Award - Winner Debby Banks for “Hello”

The Art Scene Award - Winner Alexander Robinson for “Landscape”

Norvek Framers Award - Winner Catherine Kelley for “Eco Surprise”

Art & Craft World Award - Winner Vicky Alchin for “Out of the Mist”

The Manse Restaurant Award - Winner Anna Newbey for “Stare Down”

The People’s Choice Award - Winner Jane Trichet for “Curious”

This years Judges were well known local Perth Artists Leon Holmes and Stephanie Boyle.  The judges commented on the high standard of artwork this year and felt honoured to be given the difficult task of choosing the winners.


ASA sponsors supported this years awards and congratulations to all our winners.  The prizes this year were 1st prize Most Outstanding Artwork for 2018, Trophy and $700, 2nd prize $300 and 3rd prize $200.  


Winners of Donated Raffle Prizes for the Annual Art Exhibition 


Artist Jeanette Dyson, painting won by Mary Jarrett

Artist Helen Cockburn,  painting won by Jim Halloran

Artist Dot Marshall,  painting won by Ann Anderson

Artist Geraldine Gustavino  painting won by Sue Voitt

Artist Ruby Ellen, painting won by Wayne Brouwer




        2018 Armadale Society of Artists Annual Art Exhibition


The 31st Annual Art Exhibition and Awards will be presented from Saturday to Sunday 27-28 October 2018 from 10am to 4pm.


This years Annual Exhibition will be held at the new Greendale Centre, 20 Coombe Avenue, Armadale (corner of Hobbs Drive).  The Greendale Centre is located in the grounds of the Dale Cottages and is a spacious modern building with an inviting Reception and spacious Function Room for such an Event.  The recent Minnawarra Awards were held in the same space.  


This Event showcases the collective works of Armadale Society of Artists (Inc.) members who reside in the Armadale Hills Region.  This Exhibition is held annually for the past 31 years and each year the Society endeavours to highlight the talent and diverse range of Artists we have in our local area.


This years the Exhibition offers their Artists the chance to have their work recognised and win a Trophy of Excellence for the best overall 2018 painting.   With the increase in Memberships this year there are many new talented artists exhibiting for the first time.


This event is Free Entry ‘“We love that the visitors buy our Program for $5, which raises funds for the Art Society and they get a miniature original painting” said ASA President Trish Halloran.


Featuring over the weekend Daily demonstrations, Devonshire teas and a Daily raffle for an Original Painting donated by our Artists.  


For further information go to

Email us: [email protected]

Telephone: 0455 552 842

artwork on the website

we have had a feast of new artwork on our website from our members. Its worth taking a few minutes to view them. just click on the names and it will take you to their pages.


Dot has been a member for quite a lomg time and has a unique style 


Ivan is a founder and life member spending years on the committee in various roles, until a couple of years ago he was coodinator for our exihibitions.


John is a new member to our society and we look forward to seeing some of his works at our exhibitions.


Sue is also a fairly new member so we are looking forward to seeing her unique paintings at our exhibitions


Verena is a new member but not new to us having been a demonstrator at our meetings and run workshops at the art house


Diane is also a fairly new member and is one of the feature artists at the art house


Angela is a long standing member and has won many awards at our exhibitions, she was feature artist last month at the art house


Brian is also a long standing member of our society, he is well known for his very realistic paintings of well known buildings, also planes, and cars


Leesa is a very well known multi award wining artist and a member of our society for many years. running popular workshops and demonstrations, its safe to say that she has a style all of her own


Word From the President... 

Dear Members,

I don’t know if you feel like I do but this year has flown by.  The next few months will see some big changes for ASA.   I can understand for our long term members it’s a little unsettling but hopefully at the same time it’s very exciting to be entering a new chapter for ASA. 

In this edition you can catch up on the news from the Pop-Up-Shop.   We have been operating the shop for the past nine months.    It has been a mammoth task which has been coordinated very well by Sandie Spindler and her shop committee, who have kept things humming along.

Inside there is more information regarding how you can get involved in the forthcoming September Armadale Hills Open Studio and Arts Trail and our Special Open Day on Sunday 16, which will be our last official event before we move.

Thank you, if you have already added your name to the roster for Outside of the Frame Exhibiton starting 11 August.  I am asking for additional volunteers to fill the roster, especially those Members who live close by to the Gosnells/Piara Waters area.  We will have the roster sheet at the next Monthly Meeting. 

The Art House and Gallery has had a variety of talented Feature Artists this year for the past few months our Feature Artists have hosted some delicious and enjoyable afternoon teas.  (Here’s a few photo’s).  Our August Feature Artists have been members for less than twelve months please support them by viewing their work at the Art House.  You are invited to come along for Drinks and Nibbles on Saturday 18 August following on from Ian Kallas’s afternoon class.   Good reason to stay on or pop in especially.

A reminder for our Informal Groups at the Art House that from 01 August our Fees will increase to $4 a session for both Members and Non-Members.

A welcome back to Geraldine who has returned from her overseas holiday and will be restarting her Saturday fortnightly AM classes from 21 July.   A new class is starting up with Linda Glover from 02 August each Thursday PM.  (Refer to class schedule back of Newsletter). 

“Every change brings opportunity with it”

Trish Halloran

June Feature Artists, Jo Howarth, Angela Saunderson & Trish Davis


July Feature Artists—Isabel Colenutt,  Sandra Reynolds & Jenny Jacobsen


Members enjoying afternoon tea with the July Feature Artists



¨ Outside the Frame

11-19 August

Piara Waters Pavillion


¨ Art House & Gallery Open Day

Sunday 16 September


¨ Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail (AHOSAT)

Friday/Saturday/Sunday Art House & Gallery

7-9, 14-16, & 21-23  September

10am till 4pm daily


¨ Armadale Society of Artists  Inc.

Annual Art Exhibition

26-28 October

Greendale Cent


Thursday 2nd August 7:00pm at

Creyk Park Pavilion, Waltham Road, Armadale.      

  Supper provided by the “Loose & Luscious Ladies”


Jude Scott is a watercolour artist who teaches and conducts workshops locally, and also in Bali, India and Italy.

Her award-winning paintings have been accepted in exhibitions throughout Australia and in Italy and Poland.

At this month’s AAS Monthly Meeting, Jude will demonstrate portraiture.

Our challenge topic this month is Insects

Please bring along a picture in any medium or sketching style in a frame, or with mat.

The guest demonstrator will choose their favourite painting to win a prize!

Future Challenges:

September:  Outback

October:  Boating


Penny Maddison was last month's demonstrator

Jane Trichet was chosen by Penny as the winner of the challenge at the July meeting with her wonderful self portrait


prize winner of the raffle




Our Pop Up Shop is looking fantastic, with many compliments and positive comments on the display and qualiy of artworks.  We must be doing something right!

 4 new artists joined us for the month of June and we expect about the same for July/August. With artists coming and going we usually have a team of between 40 and 45 artists at a time participating in the shop.

 Our attendance record book is showing an average of 47 visitors per day with well over 250 paintings sold to date. Several commissions for our artists have also come about through the shop, plus many card sales.

 The ASA is supporting a registered and very worthy charity by the name of ART Vs DEPPRESSION. You can meet our latest member "PALLETTE" sitting on top of a brightly coloured collection box in the shop. A nice talking point for visitors stopping to chat and hopefully dropping a donation into the box. Pallette was created by Kay Cooper owner of Cottonwool Creations in Kelmscott.

 If you are interested in joining the Pop up shop as an exhibiting artist, please contact one of the shop committee The cost of displaying your artwork is $30 monthly plus 2x  full day shifts 9am-5pm per roster

 Shop Committee

Co-ordinator Sandra Spindler

0414 361 321

Jim Halloran        0400 370 089

Mary Jarret         0419 801 624

Art House News




 Last year’s AHOSAT was once again a great success, many sales were made and lots of fun was had by all involved,  even the trees at the front of the art house were dressed up for the occasion, attracting lots of passing visitors and bringing smiles to their faces. A community painting was done by the visitors, mainly the children and is now on the wall at the art house.

 The Art House and Gallery have registered with City of Armadale to be part of this years Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail planned for three weekends in September 7-9, 14-16, and 21-23.  Please give some thought if you would like to be involved in this years AHOSAT, we have an Event Sheet in the Shed and you are encouraged  to add your name to the list.  

  Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail and Open Day

 During the Arts Trail we are holding an Open Day on Sunday 16 September.   This Open Day gives ASA a chance to promote our classes and workshops to the Community.   We are calling on ASA Teachers or Members who would like to help run demonstrations on different mediums, Oil, Pastel, Watercolour, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Drawing.  Hopefully this will motivate some new students for our classes and workshops.  There is an expression of interest sheet in the art house shed.

 The Open Day will also include a market day.  If any members would be interested in booking a market stall single or shared, you will find event sheet in the shed to write your names down.  We will also have fun raffles, Devonshire teas and sausage sizzle. Also a sheet in the shed for you to put your names down.

 Both these events will be promoted in the Spring into Armadale Festival guide and local papers. 

 Feature Artists for August...

Introducing Diane Miles...

'Emerging from the Subconscious'

 It is thanks to a very close family friend who encouraged me to join an art class over 2 years ago. Since school I have always wanted to paint as I loved my art classes. After learning how to paint with acrylics, early this year I discovered Mixed Media and Intuitive art which I absolutely love doing. I believe that there are no limits in this medium. The key to doing any form of art or anything in life for that matter is that you enjoy what you are doing. We all have our individual talents! 

 Introducing  Wendy Bishop...


I’m new to ASA having joined in February.  I’ve been doing something in the arts since grade school drawing horses while I was supposed to be paying attention to the teacher.  

I have a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Central Michigan University where I studied pottery (and a B.S. in Geology).  

I started in watercolors around 15 years ago as a hobby.  This will be my first foray into a public display!   

 Introducing Barbara Cotter...


 I was born in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and migrated to Australia in the early 1960’s. I lived and worked in Sydney, Canberra, then moved to Perth in the early 1980’s. I’ve held a variety of jobs including starting a successful boutique business in Canberra in the 1970’s where I enjoyed fashion designing.

I joined the Armadale Art Society earlier this year after having studied drawing with Hazel Moore some years ago, then I studied painting with Susan Angwin at Avocados, and I’m presently developing my skills with Irene Young at Stonegate Art Studio.


You are invited to AFTERNOON TEA

Saturday 18th August From 4:00pm

Drinks and Nibbles supplied

Please call in and meet the artists! Everyone welcome


What’s on My Easel: Jane Trichett

So I am fairly new at displaying my art in exhibitions and such, but have been creating in one form or another for a long time having tried folk art, calligraphy, mosaics, pencil etc, etc, for my own enjoyment, it wasn't until I happened on the Art House and started drawing lessons that I was encouraged to exhibit pieces. Becoming a member 3/4 years ago I  tried my hand at pastels originally but found I couldn't get the detail I was after. Having admired scratchboard art through art magazines for a while. I was finally able to purchase this product locally much to my joy and have been scratching ever since.  (Ha) sounds like I’ve caught something and I think I have! The scratchboard bug!

I guess I should explain what scratchboarding is. As a lot of people are not familiar with this medium.

A Masonite board which is coated with clay then a layer of black ink, a blank clay board Is also available on which you can apply your own ink. An image or design is then scratched out to reveal the white clay beneath. My most used tool for scratching would have to be the simple craft knife.

Though there are a variety of tools available for different effects. Diluted coloured inks  or watercolours can be applied if wanting colour or diluted black india ink can also be used to create more depth which can be done several times if you so choose, re-scratching in between washes.

My favourite subject is wildlife, as scratchboarding is a great medium for creating fur, feathers and such, it can be a bit time consuming as many strokes are used to get the effects needed put I’m really enjoying this medium and finding it very satisfying.

The pictures I ‘m showing here, Lost and Alone, one I produced after watching a demonstration on paint pouring at one of our ASA meetings, I thought I’d use the same technique with inks on blank clay board and liked the effect it gave and may try it again in the future. The second one (one of my latest) I’m not sure of the title yet, is just a love of natives, I take lots and lots of photos before drawing up how I want it to look, then transfer it onto the board and start scratching away


This is a self portrait of Jane that she

displayed at the last meeting, winning the monthly prize








Once again we have been asked to man this wonderful display of work by high school students.

This year it will be held on

August 11 to19.  and  will be at the Rossiter Pavilion

In Piara Waters  

We are asking you to volunteer to help with this, there is a roster on the board in the shed

Or ring Trish on  0455 552 842

Art Camp News

Ferguson Valley was our Art camp getaway, what a beautiful place, the weather was perfect for this time of year, cold at night , but we had a big log fire and wine , visited lovely wineries and eating places, Gnomesville was amazing, not much painting got done as we were too busy exploring


Eye Candy

Lunch, Cheers!

Gold Plate Pizza

Just Cheers!!



Sponsor Focus


The Manse Restaurant has received many awards for excellence over the years and have been a  long time sponsor for Armadale Society of Artists. 

As a special offer for ASA Members when dining for 2 or more people you will receive $20 off their A-La-Carte Menu.  Valid from 1 August to 31 October 2018.  The Manse Restaurant is centrally located at 31 Church Avenue, Armadale.  For Reservations phone 9399 6078.



PATRON - Peter Risk

NEAMI - Armadale - Organisation member

Ones 4 Tech, Kelmscott