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.

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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 50th Anniversary Special 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 Mar 2021 Members Monthly Exhibition – Australian Landscapes (from 12 Mar 2021) and the Mar 2021 Members General Exhibition (from 12 Mar 2021).

Entry forms for the annual 37th Regional Art Competitive Art Exhibition (held 2 July – 15 Aug 2021) will available end of Feb 2021. This is an open competition. ** Update 5/3/2021 – Art Society still awaiting for some final details to be confirmed (e.g. artwork pickup dates/times) – entry forms expected to be available by 12/3/2021 ** Read More>

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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 Brett A Jones is conducting a freehand drawing workshop at Gallery 5 each Sunday from 7 Feb 2021 to 14 Mar 2021. This course is suitable for all skill levels. Read More>

Respected artist Jo Johnston is conducting weekly beginners’ art classes on Wednesday afternoons between 1pm and 4pm. Read More>

Esteemed local artist Paul Barnes is conducting weekly art classes covering all aspects of 2D art on Tuesday afternoons between 1pm and 3pm. 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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Online Member’s Gallery

Mar 2021 featured artist Tom Nott.

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

Our featured artists this month is Tom Nott – a self taught artist for most of his life having always wanted to be an artist like [his] grandfather Nott.

He joined the Hervey Bay Art Society in 2010 after visiting on several occasions and being apprehensive about becoming a member.

On joining he found himself to be in a very pleasant environment and has learnt a lot and won several awards for my works. He likes to try all mediums and still doesn’t know which he likes the most.

Go here to see more of Tom‘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 Mar 2021. Read More>

Recent Notices:

  • Mar 2021 Newsletter Now Available
    Download the newsletter to read what’s going on at the art society including the current special 50th Anniversary Exhibition, the upcoming Australian Landscapes Exhibition, an updated workshop schedule and the presidents report.
  • Beginners’ Art Classes with Jo Johnston 1-4pm on Wednesdays
    Jo Johnston is conducting Beginners’ Art Classes between 1-4pm on Wednesdays. If you know someone who would be interested or benefit from these Wednesday afternoon classes please let them know to contact Jo on 0476680331.
  • Call for Expressions of Interest for a One-on-One weekly workshop with Paul Barnes
    Esteemed local artist, Paul Barnes has kindly offered his services this year in the form of a weekly workshop. Paul would like to see who is interested and available on Tuesday afternoons. His workshops have been well received and are very informative. If you are interested in attending please contact him ASAP. We would love to start these workshops soon.

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 is being held from Feb 13 2021 to Mar 13 2021

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 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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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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