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.

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Of Special Interest

The Hervey Bay Art Society’s Program of Events for 2023 is now available. As usual it will be a busy year and there are many and varied exhibitions and events coming up. Have a read to plan ahead and to check out what is ahead.

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Nov 2022 Monthly Members Exhibition – Miniatures & Small Paintings (On Now)

The current feature exhibition at Gallery 5 is the Monthly Members Miniature & Small Paintings Exhibition. This is always a popular exhibition and these smaller paintings would make an affordable and beautiful christmas present. A gift of fine art is forever.

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December’s featured artist is 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.

Carol finds painting very rewarding. She can lose herself in meditation and sometimes  surprise herself! She hopes her paintings give as much pleasure as she receives creating them.

Go here to see 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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What We’re About and How to Join in

Competitions and Exhibitions

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

Currently on display at Gallery 5 is the Monthly Members Miniature & Small Paintings Exhibition. This is always a popular exhibition and these smaller paintings would make an affordable and special christmas present. A gift of fine art is forever.

Also currently on display at Gallery 5 is the members general exhibition and the members 3D exhibition.

Overall 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.

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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>

Mark Brose is conducting a ‘Basic Art Skills’ workshop over 12 Monday afternoons starting Nov, 2022. This workshop is aimed at beginner or emerging artists to explore basic skills. Read More>

Tony Lewis will be conducting more of his ‘Acrylics Variations’ workshops in early 2023 if there is enough interest. 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>

Mark Brose is conducting a ‘Beyond Basics’ workshop over 15 Tuesday afternoons from Nov, 2022. These classes are for those who wish to improve their skills in Watercolour, using pen and acrylic composition. 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 at Gallery 5. The class is specialising in wildlife and nature art in soft pastels, charcoal & graphite. 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 $45. Renewal fee for on-going membership is $40.

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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Latest News


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

The current newsletter is Dec 2022. 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 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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