Welcome to the Hervey Bay Art Society at Gallery 5

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

Gallery 5, our fine art gallery and studio, 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.

Gallery 5 is currently operating under a COVID Safe Plan.

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Of Special Interest

ZONTA Art Exhibition & Fundraiser (Jul 29 – 31, 2022) (Coming Soon)

This special exhibition is being hosted by the ZONTA club of Hervey Bay at the Hervey Bay Art Society’s Gallery 5.

The exhibition will be on display from the afternoon of Fri Jul 29, 2022 through Sun Jul 31, 2022 at Gallery 5.

The exhibition features works from Mother and son artists Kelly and Will Hazzard and talented local school student Sapina Baziani.

The Opening Night/Fundraiser will be held on Friday, July 29th 2022 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Gallery 5 for the reasonable price of $25 which includes entry, a free drink on arrival and access to a grazing table – book now to avoid missing out.

The Opening Night/Fundraiser will also feature a raffle drawn on the night of 2 beautiful art pieces that have been generously donated.

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38th Annual Regional Competitive Art Exhibition (2022) (On Now)

shown above is Kevin Rogers’ open section winning entry “Curiosity” (cropped)

This exhibition is currently on display at at Gatakers Artspace , 311 Kent St, Maryborough and runs from Fri Jun 17, 2022 through Sun Jul 31, 2022.

If you are an art lover then you won’t want to miss viewing this diverse group of more than 100 beautiful works by local and non-local artists.

Competition entrants please note that paintings must be collected on [add date and times here once clarified *] from Gatakers Artspace, 311 Kent St, Maryborough.

* Pickup date is specified as between 11am & 3pm on Mon Aug 1, 2022 in the July 2022 newsletter but is specified as between 2pm and 4pm on Tues Aug 2, 2022 in the Competition Entry Form. Clarification has been sought (24/6 & 1/7) as to which of these dates is correct and this will be provided when received.

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What We’re About and How to Join in

Competitions and Exhibitions

Members General Exhibition at Gallery 5 – Ongoing Exhibition

The 38th Annual Regional Competitive Art Exhibition is now on. This exhibition is held at Gatakers Artspace , 311 Kent St, Maryborough and runs from Fri Jun 17, 2022 through Sun Jul 31, 2022.

There are exhibitions on display year round at the art society’s fine art gallery Gallery 5.

The current exhibitions are the Member’s Jul 2022 Birdlife 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 Gallery 5 and take a look. A work of fine art makes a great acquisition or gift and can be enjoyed forever.

Coming soon (Jul, 29, 2022) is a special ZONTA Club of Hervey Bay Art Exhibition Fundraiser featuring artists Will Hazzard, Kelly Hazzard and Spina Bazianai.

Entry Forms are now available for the 2022 Members’ Annual Exhibition.

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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>

Tony Lewis is conducting a Basic Acrylic Painting workshop over 4 Monday afternoons starting July 2022. His last course was very well received. If you wish to learn or get better at using the versatile medium that is acrylic painting then this is the workshop for you. Read More>

Life Drawing has returned to Gallery 5 👍. Sessions are being held on 1st and 3rd Thursday afternoons of the month beginning Thu Apr 7, 2022. There is no better way to improve your art than by drawing from life. Read More>

Kerri Dixon is conducting regular fortnightly Art Classes on Monday mornings and Monday afternoons (N.B. Monday afternoons not being held Jul 2022) at Gallery 5. The class is specialising in wildlife and nature art in soft pastels, charcoal & graphite. 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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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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Friends of Gallery 5 is a social network of people (non HBAS members) who support the visual arts in Hervey Bay by supporting Gallery 5 and the Hervey Bay Art Society.

If you think you may be interested in contributing to the cultural vibrancy of the Fraser Coast – please consider becoming a friend Gallery 5.

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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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About Us

Gallery 5 Fine Art Gallery & Studio – Home of the Hervey Bay Art Society

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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July’s featured artist is Shanti Rahal.

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

Our featured artist this month is Shanti Rahal.

Working with watercolour, pastel and mixed media for many years, Shanti likes to make use of bright colours. Her paintings have a repeated pattern of light, reflection and colour. Mood, lights, shades and colour affect the emotional content and form of Her chosen subject.

Go here to see more of Shanti’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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Latest News


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

The current newsletter is Jul 2022. Read More>

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

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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 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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