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 Sep 2021 monthly members exhibition – Flowers 7 Gardens.

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

Our current exhibitions at Gallery 5 are the Sep 2021 Members Monthly Exhibition – Flowers & Gardens, the Members General 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 2021 Members Annual Exhibition (from Oct 8, 2021 – entries now closed) and the Nov 2021 Members Monthly Exhibition – Miniatures & Small Paintings (from Nov 12, 2021).

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.

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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 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>

Violetta Sandry’s Nov 10 & 17 painting clouds workshops has been oversubscribed so she will be conducting another series on Nov 24 & Dec 1 2021 – sign up before it fills up as well. Read More>

Renowned artist Robin Hines will be conducting a course of eight workshops about the “Ways of Watercolour” done in four workshops prior to Christmas and four after. These workshops will be teaching a wide variety of watercolour techniques. 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, exhibition rules and procedures and resources.

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Online Member’s Gallery

September’s Featured Artist Sonja Clifford

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

Our featured artist this month is Sonja Clifford.

Sonja started painting whilst living in Saudi Arabia in the 1990’s – when “both time and money became available to experiment”.

Her main artistic interest is in Watercolour, and “Trial & Error” has been the Modus Operandi.

Go here to see more of Sonja’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 Sep 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 (Coming Soon)

Winner Section 1 Annual HBAS Member Competiton 2020 – Jeanette Lewis for “Black Kangaroo Paw, WA”. Work has been cropped for display.

Entries for this competition are now closed.

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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