Welcome to the Hervey Bay Art Society

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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

Some of the entries from the current Annual Members Exhibition

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

Gallery 5’s premier Annual Members Exhibition is currently running from Fri afternoon Oct 8 2021 to Thurs Nov 11, 2021.

Our other current exhibitions are the Members 3D Exhibition, and the Online Members Gallery Exhibition.

There are more than 80 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.

In early 2022 Hervey Bay Art Society Members will be displaying a collection of their works in a special exhibition at the Gayndah Art Gallery.

In Apr 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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The annual Art Society Christmas party is on soon (Dec 10, 2021) – payment and RSVP needed by Dec 5, 2021. Read More>

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>

A new regular Saturday afternoon Life Drawing session is being proposed if interest is high enough. 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>

Robin Hines is conducting his ‘Ways of Watercolour’ workshops in 2 series of workshops the first series beginning Oct 18, 2021 (Read More>) and the second series beginning Oct 23, 2021 (Read More>).

Violetta Sandry will be conducting her painting clouds workshops in 2 series of 2 workshops on Nov 10 & 17 2021 (Read More>)and then again on Nov 24 & Dec 1 2021 (Read More>).

Following on from her very popular and well received workshop in Jul 2021, Pauline Adair will be returning to Gallery 5 for another 1 day Portrait Drawing Techniques workshop on Sat Nov 27, 2021. 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 $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 art society forms, rosters, manuals, exhibition rules and procedures and resources.

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Online Member’s Gallery

October’s Featured Artist Carol Perry

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

Our featured artist this month is Carol Perry.

Carol came to Australia from the UK in her late teens and although her venture into watercolour painting came later in life, she has always had an interest in all aspects of art.

Go here to see more of Carol’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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The art society issues monthly newsletters which are available to members and visitors. Read More>

The current newsletter is Oct 2021. Read More>

See the latest art society news in our notices section. Read More>

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

2021 Members Annual Exhibition (On Now)

Sample entries from the2021 Annual Members Exhibition

This is the premium annual exhibition at Gallery 5 and always contains superb works of art from Hervey Bay Art Society Members.

The exhibition runs from Friday Oct 8, 2021 to Thursday Nov 11, 2021. Please come and have a look at the exhibition at Gallery 5 when it is on.

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Gayndah – HBAS Member Exhibition (2022) (Coming Soon)

Burnett River (Gayndah) by Genevieve Neale (artwork cropped for display)

From Jan 11, 2022 to Feb 26, 2022 Hervey Bay Art Society Members will be displaying a collection of their works in an exhibition being held at the Gayndah Art Gallery .

The Art Society is looking for Expressions of Interest for the Gayndah Exhibition which will be held from 11th Jan to 26th February 2022.

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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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