Welcome to Hervey Bay

Art Society

The Hervey Bay Art Society was established in 1971. 

During the 1980’s the members of the Society worked hard to raise funds to buy a place that would be the permanent home of the Society. This was a huge task, carried out by a group of dedicated workers.

In 1993 they were able to buy a building in Sandy Street, Urangan which had been built in 1949 as a bakery. It took another 3 years of fund raising and securing grants to turn the old factory into the art gallery and workshop area that they have today.

In 1996 the doors officially opened for the first time as “Gallery 5”.

Gallery 5 now has comfortable air conditioned premises with a continually changing display of art for sale.

Our aim is to encourage appreciation of the arts through participation in seminars, teaching programmes, exhibitions, workshops and whatever other functions are considered to be advantageous to the Society’s members.

More information about our activities can be found on our Members page.

The Society provides a social framework for artists and other members of the local community who have an interest in art.

Each month a new art exhibition which all members are encouraged to enter, is judged and displayed in the front reception area of the Gallery.  Our monthly presentation day for awards includes a friendly BBQ Lunch.

We have an Annual Member's Exhibition Competition displayed at our Gallery in April and an Annual Regional Exhibition Competition displayed at the Hervey Bay Regional Arts Gallery in July.

General Meetings of the Society are held on the 3rd Monday each month at 10.00am.

New members and visitors will receive a warm welcome at the Hervey Bay Art Society.

Check out our Workshops & Events page for upcoming events.

Gallery 5 open hours 7 days a week are from 9am - 3pm subject to volunteer availability.
Phone: (07) 4124 9200

General Meeting Dates for 2019

Opens 10.00am

9.30 Morning Coffee

21 January
18 March
20 May
15 July
16 September AGM followed by General Meeting
18 November