50th Anniversary Special Exhibition (12 Feb 2021 – 11 Mar 2021) (Past)

About the Exhibition

50th Anniversary Exhibition Flyer

To celebrate it’s 50th anniversary, the Hervey Bay Art Society held a special exhibition in February and March of 2021 showcasing the award winning art of Hervey Bay Art Society members and Hervey Bay Art Society run competitions over the years.

This special exhibition takes up all of gallery 5. The exhibition runs from Friday 12 Feb 2021 through Thursday 11 Mar 2021.

Our patron, Mayor George Seymour, officially opened the exhibition on Saturday 20th February 2021.

Please come and view this exhibition at Hervey Bay Art Society’s “Gallery 5” Art Gallery, at 5 Sandy St Urangan. Gallery 5 is open daily and entry is free.

To read more about the 50 year history of the Hervey Bay Art Society promoting the arts to the local community of Hervey Bay go here.

What’s on Display at the Exhibition

A Sample of the Exhibition

Some of the Artists and Their Works

Rolf Sieber, Paul Barnes, Genevieve Neale, Carole Rowe and Paul Neale all have more works on display in the online member’s gallery.

Facebook and Newsletter Coverage

To see more of what’s on display go to our coverage of the 50th anniversary exhibition on our facebook page. It includes art society member Violetta Sandry’s “Welcoming Wave”, Local Professional artist Chris Postle’s “The Track Leading Back” and works from longtime art society member and admired tutor Min Vary as well as work from an original art society member and tutor (1980-1990) Maureen Campbell. Also Don Milner’s “Besties”, Dianne Dumschat’s “Fishing” and Carol Seeger’s “The Nest”.

Our Mar 2021 newsletter also has coverage of this exhibition.

The official Exhibition Opening – Sat 20 Feb 2021 from 1:30pm

The official opening was declared by our patron, Mayor George Seymour on Saturday 20th February 2021 at Gallery 5 on Sandy St in Urangan at 2:00pm.

The opening was very well attended and the catering was tremendous. Many thanks to all the volunteers and our special guests for making this opening memorable and special.

To see our facebook coverage of the opening there are posts here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Our Mar 2021 newsletter also has coverage of this opening.

Key Dates

Delivery of Paintings: Either Friday 8 Jan 2021 between 9:00 am and 11:00 am or Friday 22 Jan 2021 between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Paintings must have been pre-approved by committee as being eligible and selected for display.

For people who cannot deliver on the dates above some paintings may be delivered on hanging day itself – Friday 12 Feb 2021 before 10:30am – provided a list of paintings and their sizes are sent to the president Mark Brose beforehand so that gallery space utilization can be determined. Mark’s contact details can be found on page 5 of the Jan/Feb 2021 newsletter.

Exhibition Viewing: Friday afternoon 12 Feb 2021 through Thursday 11 Mar 2021.

Official Opening: Saturday 20 Feb 2021 starting at 1:30pm. Announcements/Speeches will be held at 2:00pm. Registrations are essential, please contact Gallery 5 for further information.

Collection of Paintings: Friday 12 Mar 2021 between 9:00 am and 10:30 am.

Conditions for Exhibiting Paintings at this Exhibition

Only paintings pre-approved by the committee as being eligible and selected for display may be exhibited at this exhibition.


Sincere thanks to the committee members and to the volunteers involved in the organisation and presentation of this exhibition. Events like this do not just happen – it takes many hours of time and effort from dedicated people.

Thanks also to all the artists who contributed their works of art for display. Many thanks to Fraser Coast Regional Council which has made their Annual Regional Competitive Art Exhibition Acquired prize winners available for display.

Special thanks to all the past volunteers and especially the committee members over all the past 50 years who have left the art society with the great history, reputation and facilities which we all benefit from today.

Sponsorship and Support

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