Welcome to the Hervey Bay Art Society

  • Gallery 5 view from entrance

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.

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

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

Our current exhibitions are the Jan 2021 Members Monthly Exhibition – Flora & Fauna, the Online Members Gallery Exhibition, the Nov 2020 Members General 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 50th Anniversary Special Exhibition (from Feb 12 2021), the Mar 2021 Members Monthly Exhibition – Australian Landscapes (from 12 Mar 2021) and the Mar 2021 Members General Exhibition (from 12 Mar 2021).

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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.

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

Renowned graphite artist Brett A Jones is conducting a freehand drawing workshop at Gallery 5 beginning Sunday 7th Feb 2021. This course is suitable for all skill levels. 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.

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 and exhibition rules and procedures.

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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 Dec 2020. Read More>

Recent Notices:

  • HBAS 50th Anniversary Special Exhibition – Delivery of Artwork
    For all artwork that has been approved for display by the committee for the 50th Anniversary Special Exhibition the artworks need to be delivered at Gallery 5 either on Friday 8 Jan 2021 between 9:00 am and 11:00 am or Friday 22 Jan 2021 between 9:00 am and 11:00 am.
  • 2021 Monthly Program is Now Available
    The 2021 monthly program, which details the Hervey Bay Art Society’s schedule of events for the coming year, is now available.
  • HBAS 50th Anniversary Event – Artwork Call-out
    February sees the Hervey Bay Art Society celebrate its 50th Anniversary. The Hervey Bay Art Society will be displaying a range of works during this month and we need your help to make it a success. We require past artworks to make the display the best it can be. Please contact Mark Brose with the following:

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

Online Member’s Gallery Featured Artist Jan 2021 – ROLF SIEBER

Rolf Sieber with then work in progress “Fishing at the Pier”.

Rolf’s love of the fascinating landscape along the Hervey Bay coastline has culminated in many wonderful art works which have been exhibited throughout the Regional Galleries and surrounding areas, where he won many prizes and awards.

Go here to see more of Rolf’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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Hervey Bay Art Society – 50th anniversary year 2021

Members Meeting, 1993 – first at Gallery 5

The art society celebrates it’s 50th anniversary in 2021. Read More>

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

Check back here for more details as the event draws nearer or follow the website to receive email updates of what is happening at the art society or to keep up with the latest.

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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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