Welcome to the Hervey Bay Art Society

** N.B. Entries closing soon – Noon Friday May 14, 2021 – for the 37th Annual Competitive Art Exhibition 2021 **

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. Read More>

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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 May 2021 Members Monthly Exhibition – Still Life, Apr 2021 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 May 2021 Members General Exhibition (from May 21, 2021) and the June 2021 Members Monthly Exhibition – Abstractions (from Jun 4, 2021).

Entry forms for the 37th Annual Regional Art Competitive Art Exhibition (held Jul 3, 2021 – Aug 15, 2021) are now available. Entries due by noon Friday May 14, 2021. This is an open competition with a $2,000 (acquisitive) first prize in the Open Section. 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>

Local professional artist Robin Hines is going to conduct weekly intermediate watercolour classes on Monday afternoons beginning May 17, 2021. 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>

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>

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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

May 2021 featured artist Paul Barnes.

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

Our featured artist this month is Paul Barnes.

Paul’s artistic interests range from the amazing diversity of subject matter to be found along the Australian coastline to the urban and country landscapes. He enjoys great satisfaction from the generous feedback from his many happy clients and art collectors. 

Go here to see more of Paul’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 May 2021. Read More>

Recent Notices:

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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37th Annual Regional Competitive Art Exhibition (2021) – Entries Closing Soon

36th Annual Regional Competitive Art Exhibition – Winner Open Section – “Besties” by Don Milner – image cropped for display

** N.B. Entries closing soon – Noon Friday May 14, 2021 – for this exhibition. **

Established in 1983, the annual competitive art exhibition run by the Hervey Bay Art Society has become an annual fixture in the Fraser Coast’s cultural calendar.

This competitive art exhibition is an open competition and always attracts excellent artists, both from the Fraser Coast and beyond.

Entry forms for the 37th Annual Regional Art Competitive Art Exhibition are now available. Entries due by noon Friday 14 May 2021. This is an open competition with a $2,000 (acquisitive) first prize in the Open Section.

This exhibition runs from Jul 3, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021.

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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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