Welcome to the Hervey Bay Art Society at Gallery 5

Welcome to the Hervey Bay Art Society all art aficionados, artists and those who wish to explore something new.

Gallery 5, our fine art gallery and studio, is open 7 days a week and always has superb local art on display and for sale.

The Art Society conducts tutored workshops and social painting groups throughout the year. Members and non-members always welcome.

We look forward to seeing you at our gallery and hope you visit soon.

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Of Special Interest

Art lovers please note Apr 1, 2023 on your calendar for a one day 50% off Art Sale being held at Hervey Bay RSL. Hervey Bay Art Society members will have specially priced works of art for sale for 1 day only.

Art Society Members please have your expressions of interest put in by Mar 3, 2023 to participate in this bumper annual sale. Last year many, many paintings were sold and a special rate of 10% commission has been set. This is all about raising the art society’s profile and showing off our talent – please participate if you can.

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Gallery 5 – Hervey Bay Art Society is pleased to announce that commencing in May 2023, the Life Drawing group will be continuing on a sessional, fortnightly basis. 

Being that this is the only life drawing group in Hervey Bay,  we are keen to maintain the group and continue to grow attendance. 

The convenor, Katherine Walsh, provides a brief tutorial prior to each session, allowing attendees to broaden their knowledge and understanding and explore a variety of techniques. 

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Enjoy a relaxing day out – Wed Aug 30, 2023 – in our Sunshine Coast Hinterland while visiting the Montville and Maleny Galleries. Enjoy lunch at one of the many cafes in Montville or later in Maleny.

Invitation for this bus trip applies to all Hervey Bay Art Society members and Friends of Gallery 5.

Book early as the bus is certain to fill quickly.

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Lyn Diefenbach is an internationally recognized Australian pastellist. Her floral artworks are admired worldwide and her ability to communicate her concepts means she is highly sought after as a tutor.

This will be a fun and informative workshop that will leave participants breathless with the potential of pastels.

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Ready for some fun? Come along with your friends or meet new friends at these exciting Paint & Sip sessions which are being held monthly on Saturday evenings at Gallery 5. Read More>

The next Paint & Sip Session is on Sat Apr 15, 2023 where it’s K’gari wineglass reflection night. Read More>

Established in 1983, the annual competitive art exhibition run by the Hervey Bay Art Society has become an annual fixture in the Fraser Coast’s cultural calendar.

This competitive art exhibition is an open competition and always attracts excellent artists, both from the Fraser Coast and beyond.

This exhibition is always popular with the public, so if you want your artwork to be seen, this is the exhibition to enter.

Entry forms are now available
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Our online member’s gallery exhibits a selection of our society member’s art. Read More>

Our featured artist for Apr 2023 is Jane Backhaus.

Jane’s love of art was fostered in high school by an inspiring art teacher and artist, John Honeywell.

Nature, light and colour are the inspiration and subject matters for Jane’s paintings. Somewhere in each of her paintings is the love of the impressionist style of colour and light.

Go here to see Jane’s works in our online member’s gallery.

If you enjoy the online gallery please come and visit Gallery 5 to see more artworks.

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What We’re About and How to Join in

Competitions and Exhibitions

There are exhibitions on display year round at the art society’s fine art gallery Gallery 5.

Currently on display at Gallery 5 is the Monthly Members Memories of our Travels Exhibition. There are many beautiful works on display.

Also currently on display at Gallery 5 is the members general exhibition and the members 3D exhibition.

Overall there are more than 100 fine artworks on display now. Visit us at Gallery 5 and take a look. A work of fine art makes a great acquisition or gift and can be enjoyed forever.

The April Fools’ day Art Society Member 50% off Art Sale is coming soon at the Hervey Bay RSL. This is a very popular event so art lovers don’t miss out on attending and art society members don’t miss out on displaying your art.

Entry forms are now available for the 39th Annual Competitive Art Exhibition (2023) held by the Hervey Bay Art Society at Gatakers Art Gallery.

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Art Education

We conduct regular art sessions and workshops throughout the year. You can choose from tutored workshops and art classes or social painting groups. Members and visitors always welcome. Read More>

Gallery 5 – Hervey Bay Art Society is pleased to announce that commencing in May 2023, the Life Drawing group will be continuing on a sessional, fortnightly basis. Read More>

Master pastellist Lyn Diefenbach will be conducting a pastel workshop focusing on painting florals on the weekend of Apr 22-23 2023 at Gallery 5. Join Lyn for this fun and informative workshop. Read More>

Come and join us on Sat Apr 15, 2023 for the next Paint & Sip session which is K’gari wineglass reflection night. Read More>
A full list of upcoming Paint & Sip Sessions can be found here

Life Drawing with paid models returns to Gallery 5 with 6 sessions planned for Feb-Apr 2023. There is no better way to improve your art skills than by figure drawing from life. Read More>

Tony Lewis will be conducting a Basics Acrylics Workshop in Apr 2023 . His last course was very well received. If you wish to learn or get better at using the versatile medium that is acrylic painting then this is the workshop for you. Read More>

Experienced teacher and artist Mark Brose is going above and beyond by conducting 3 separate classes every week. For beginners there is his ‘Basic Art Skills’ classes on Mon afternoons. Next level up there is his ‘Beyond Basics’ classes on Tue afternoons and for intermediate artists there is his ‘Next Step Art Skills’ classes on Fri afternoons. Each of these classes is great value at only $7 per session (for members) and they are a great way to begin or continue your art journey.

Kerri Dixon is conducting regular fortnightly Art Classes on Monday mornings at Gallery 5. The class is specialising in wildlife and nature art in soft pastels, charcoal & graphite. Read More>

You can also to find out what activities are happening and upcoming.

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

Membership gives you the opportunity to contribute to Fraser Coast’s cultural vibrancy, to hone your art skills, to display (and sell) your works and to mix with fellow artists and art enthusiasts.

The annual membership fee for new members is just $45. Renewal fee for on-going membership is $40.

To find out more about becoming a member go here.

If you are an existing member go here to find our events schedule, forms, rosters, manuals, exhibition rules and procedures and resources.

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Friends of Gallery 5 is a social network of people (non HBAS members) who support the visual arts in Hervey Bay by supporting Gallery 5 and the Hervey Bay Art Society.

If you think you may be interested in contributing to the cultural vibrancy of the Fraser Coast – please consider becoming a friend Gallery 5.

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Visit or Contact Us

Visit us at Gallery 5 located at 5 Sandy St, Urangan, Qld. Gallery 5 is open daily and entry is free. Read More>

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About Us

Gallery 5 Fine Art Gallery & Studio – Home of the Hervey Bay Art Society

Hervey Bay Art Society is a not for profit organisation run to promote participation and interest in the arts.

We value individual creativity and lifelong learning. We promote this through a variety of value-for-money activities.

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Latest News


The art society issues monthly newsletters which are available to members and visitors.

The current newsletter is Feb 2023. Read More>

If you wish to be notified of newsletters as they are published go here to follow.

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Our Current and Recent Sponsors

The art society strives to promote art in the Fraser Coast region. We are very appreciative of the support we receive from our generous sponsors in helping us do this.

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Grant Acknowledgements

Since the formation of the Hervey Bay Art Society we have been fortunate and grateful to receive a number of grants which has enhanced our ability to execute our mission of encouraging appreciation of and participation in the arts in the Hervey Bay Region.

We would particularly like to acknowledge the Queensland Government and the Fraser Coast Regional Council. From their Gambling Benefit Fund and Community Grants Scheme respectively, we have received generous grant support in recent years. This has assisted us in providing high quality services and facilities to our members and to the community.

Our most recent grant was in Nov 2021 when the Art Society was approved for a grant in round 4 of the 2021-2022 Fraser Coast Council Rapid Response Community Grants. This Grant was to assist with the costs of running a skills workshop with well respected tutor and artist Pauline Adair. Read More>

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