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

Lyn Diefenbach is an internationally recognized Australian pastellist. Her floral artworks are admired worldwide and her ability to communicate her concepts means she is highly sought after as a tutor.

This will be a fun and informative workshop that will leave participants breathless with the potential of pastels.

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Seascapes Workshop with Chris Postle – Sat Mar 4, 2023 (Coming Soon)

Chris’s workshop will focus on palette knife techniques with acrylics incorporating various other techniques to create interesting surfaces that capture our local vistas.

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A new four week series of Tony Lewis’ Acrylics workshops are being held in Feb/Mar 2023. This series focuses the basics of acrylics with emphasis on painting blue skies. As of Feb 3 , 2023 there are still a few places available so have a look and sign up if you wish to improve your use of acrylics.

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Come and join us on Sat Feb 18, 2023 for the next Paint & Sip session. This month you will learn to paint waterlilies like Monet.

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

Our featured artist for Feb 2023 is Rolf Sieber.

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.

Rolf is a realist, he likes to capture nature in a flush, pure and real. His works reflect colour and deeps of the landscape.

Go here to see 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 Members please download the Hervey Bay Art Society Handbook which has recently been updated (Nov 2022) to read information that is useful for both new and continuing Art Society members.

All members agree to the information and conditions contained in the handbook when they join or renew their membership of the Art Society so it is useful to know what it contains.

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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 Marine Life Exhibition. There are many beautiful depictions of both local and exotic wildlife on display.

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>

Lynn Munn is conducting a pastel class on Wed afternoon Feb 8, 2023. Bring your own project and develop and broaden your skills with pastels. Read More>

Master pastellist Lyn Diefenbach will be conducting a pastel workshop focusing on painting florals on the weekend of Apr 22-23 2023 at Gallery 5. Join Lyn for this fun and informative workshop. Read More>

Come and join us on Sat Feb 18, 2023 for the next Paint & Sip session. This month you will learn to paint waterlilies like Monet. Read More>

Life Drawing with paid models returns to Gallery 5 with 6 sessions planned for Feb-Apr 2023. There is no better way to improve your art skills than by figure drawing from life. Read More>

Tony Lewis will be conducting a Blue Sky and Basics Acrylics Workshop in Feb/Mar 2023. 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>

On Sat Mar 4, 2023 renowned local artist Chris Postle will be conducting a seascapes workshop focusing on palette knife techniques with acrylics. Read More>

Experienced teacher and artist Mark Brose is going above and beyond by conducting 3 separate classes every week. For beginners there is his ‘Basic Art Skills’ classes on Mon afternoons. Next level up there is his ‘Beyond Basics’ classes on Tue afternoons and for intermediate artists there is his ‘Next Step Art Skills’ classes on Fri afternoons. Each of these classes is great value at only $7 per session (for members) and they are a great way to begin or continue your art journey.

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 Feb 2023. 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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