Welcome to the Hervey Bay Art Society

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

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

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

Gallery 5 is currently operating under a COVID Safe Plan.

For more information continue reading, go here to search for a specific topic or to keep up with the latest.

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

What We’re About and How to Join in

Competitions and Exhibitions

37th Annual Regional Competitive Art Exhibition – Winner Open Section – “A Walk in the Bush” by Ann Beach – image cropped for display.

We have exhibitions on display most of the year at Gallery 5.

The Hervey Bay Art Society’s 37th Annual Regional Art Competitive Art Exhibition is currently being held at Gatakers Artspace. This is an open competition with a $2,000 (acquisitive) first prize in the Open Section.

Our current exhibitions at Gallery 5 are the Jul 2021 Members Monthly Exhibition – Marine Life, the Members General Exhibition, the Online Members Gallery Exhibition and the Members 3D Exhibition.

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.

Our upcoming exhibitions include the Aug 2021 Members Monthly Exhibition – Fraser Coast (from Aug 6, 2021) and the 2021 Members Annual Exhibition (from Oct 8, 2021 – entry forms now available).

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

We have a weekly workshop schedule and an annual calendar of events available. Read More>

Renowned graphite artist and tutor Brett A Jones regularly conducts classes at Gallery 5. 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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Existing members it’s time to renew your membership. Current memberships expire Jun 30, 2021. Renewal forms are available from Gallery 5 reception (or online here).

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

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 existing member go here to find art society forms, rosters, manuals, exhibition rules and procedures and resources.

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Online Member’s Gallery

July’s featured artist Paul Neale

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

Our featured artist this month is Paul Neale.

Paul got involved in art after doing a drawing course with Brett A Jones at Gallery 5 in 2013.

Since then he has specialised in pastel. His style can be best described as enthusiastic amateur figurative painting of what he is interested in.

 Go here to see more of Paul’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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News and Notices

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

The current newsletter is Jul 2021. Read More>

Recent Notices:

If you wish to keep up to date with notices by email as they are published go here to follow.

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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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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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Of Special Interest

Hervey Bay Art Society – 50th anniversary year 2021

As part of it’s 50th anniversary celebrations a special 50th Anniversary Exhibition was held from Feb 13 2021 to Mar 13 2021

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The Art Society held a special exhibition to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary. The exhibition showcases art society members’ award winning artworks over the past 50 years. The exhibition runs from Friday afternoon 12 Feb 2021 through Thursday 11 Mar 2021. Read More>

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37th Annual Regional Competitive Art Exhibition (2021)

37th Annual Regional Competitive Art Exhibition – Winner Open Section – “A Walk in the Bush” by Ann Beach – image cropped for display.

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.

The exhibition this year is being held at Gatakers Artspace and runs from Sat Jul 3, 2021 – Sun Aug 15, 2021.

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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 Jan 2020 when we received a grant in round 102 of the Gambling Benefit Fund (Queensland Government) for the refurbishment of our unisex amenities block. Read More>

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