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

, our fine art gallery, 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.

is currently operating under a COVID Safe Plan.

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What We’re About and How to Join in

Competitions and Exhibitions

Extract of flyer for the current Hervey Bay Members Exhibition being held at the Gayndah Art Gallery.

Currently on display at the Gayndah Art Gallery is the “A Kaleidoscope of Brushstrokes” exhibition which is a collection of Hervey Bay Art Society Members Art. This exhibition is showing from Jan 11, 2022 to Feb 26, 2022 and is well worth a visit.

We have exhibitions on display most of the year at .

Our current exhibitions are the Member’s Jan 2022 Aussie Critters Exhibition, the Members General Exhibition, the Members 3D Exhibition, and the Online Members Gallery Exhibition.

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

On Apr 30, 2022 the Hervey Bay Art Society will be conducting a member’s Art Sale at the Hervey Bay RSL where member artists will be participating in a 50% off list price art sale. Expression of interest now open.

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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>

Kerri Dixon will be conducting regular fortnightly Art Classes on Monday mornings at beginning Jan 31, 2022. An afternoon class will also be held if there is enough interest. The class will be specialising in wildlife and nature art in soft pastels, charcoal & graphite. Read More>

Life Drawing is returning to đź‘Ť. Sessions will be held on Thursday evenings over a 6 week period beginning Thu Feb 3, 2022 in 2 groups of 3 sessions each. There is no better way to improve your art than by drawing from life. Read More>

Due to Covid-19 conditions Robin Hines’ ‘Ways of Watercolour’ workshops to be held in Jan/Feb 2022 have been postponed. Read More>.

Renowned graphite artist and tutor Brett A Jones regularly conducts classes at . If you have always wanted to draw realistically then don’t miss the opportunity to attend his classes when they come up. Read More>

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

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Membership

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 $35. Renewal fee for on-going membership is $30.

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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“Cooktown Tranquility” (cropped for display) by January’s featured artist Violetta Sandry

Our online member’s gallery exhibits a selection of our society member’s art. Read More>

Our featured artist this month is Violetta Sandry.

After attending numerous workshops with well known artists, both in portraiture and landscape, Violetta realized she loved the challenge of capturing the essence and character in her portraits, as well as interpreting the beauty of landscapes.

Violetta’s hope is to stir some emotional response or feeling from the viewer.

Go here to see more of Violetta’s works in our online member’s gallery.

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

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Visit or Contact Us

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

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About Us

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

Newsletters

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

The current newsletter is Jan-Feb 2022. Read More>

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

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Notices

  • Jan-Feb 2022 Newsletter Now Available

    The Jan-Feb 2022 Newsletter is now available.

    Download the newsletter to read what’s going on at the art society including information about the current Aussie Critter Exhibition, the new art sessions program for 2022, the president’s report, information about the upcoming Skies Above and People in Action Exhibitions, congratulations to our newest life members and a brief guide on how to approach painting clouds and skies.

  • The “A Kaleidoscope of Brushstrokes” Exhibition Opening – Exhibition On Now at the Gayndah Art Gallery
    On Saturday Jan 22, 2022 the “A Kaleidoscope of Brushstrokes” Exhibition – a collection of Hervey Bay Art Society Member’s Art – was officially opened at the Gayndah Art Gallery. Gayndah Art Gallery President Jane Glenn opened the exhibition and, amongst other things, praised the quality of the artworks on display. Jane then introduced Hervey Bay Art Society Vice-President Rolf Sieber who, among other things, thanked the Gayndah Art Gallery for the opportunity to show this cross section of Hervey Bay Art Society members’ art. For those that didn’t attend the opening the exhibition runs until Feb 26, 2022 at the Gayndah Art Gallery located at 34 Meson St Gayndah and is, with 60 high quality paintings on display in a beautiful art space, well worth a visit.
  • HBAS General Meeting – Monday 17th January 2022 at 10:00am
    HBAS General Meeting for January is still going ahead on Monday 17th January 2022 at 10am. Members, if you wish to attend you are most welcome …

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Of Special Interest

Art Class with Kerri Dixon – Every 2nd Monday Morning (Coming Soon)

Kerri Dixon will be conducting regular fortnightly Art Classes on Monday mornings at beginning Jan 31, 2022. The class will be specialising in wildlife and nature art in soft pastels, charcoal & graphite.

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From Jan 11, 2022 to Feb 26, 2022 Hervey Bay Art Society Members are displaying a collection of their works in the “A Kaleidoscope of Brushstrokes” exhibition being held at the Gayndah Art Gallery .

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Acknowledgements

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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