Bankstown Art Society
|State:||New South Wales|
|Number of Members:||Over 200|
Founded in 1958 by Artist and Tutor Ronald Peters, the society is one of the oldest art societies in Sydney. They currently have over 200 Members.
The Society’s activities include classes for adults and children, exhibitions of members' work, demonstrations by well-known artists, a weekly workshop and social outings.
The De Haan Gallery, in the Society's studio, displays examples of members' artworks.
The Bankstown Arts Centre Studio 1 Gallery is fully equipped with specialised lighting and hanging systems. Their major exhibitions are held in this newly renovated gallery.
Demonstration & Workshop Coordinator: Tracey Sinton (02) 9772 1932
Exhibition Manager: Noela Fisher (02) 9771 5708 firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Coordinator: Sue Zimmermann
Membership fees are currently at $30 per year.
Concession/Seniors $25 per year.
Associate Members (parents of children) $15
Membership is due every January.
Membership benefits are;
- Monthly newsletters
- Social activities and outings
- Annual Christmas Party (free to members and guests)
- Bankstown Theme Exhibition (April)
- Shopping centre exhibitions
- Monthly demonstrations by professional artists
- Monthly outdoor painting and sketching trips
- Free untutored workshops
- Quarterly tutored workshops
- General Meetings quarterly (preceded by free BBQ)
- Associate Members may attend General Meetings,
- Demonstrations and Social Functions.
Associate Members are not eligible to vote at AGM elections, hang artworks in the gallery or enter BAS exhibitions.
Membership forms can be downloaded from their website.
In addition to special exhibitions organised by the Society, they also have their own Gallery, The De Haan Gallery which was named after former member John De Haan, a member of the Bankstown Art Society for over a quarter of a century. Fellow-members remember his generosity, especially the sharing of his artistic experience.
The Society’s aim to set up a permanent gallery was a project dear to John’s heart and when he died suddenly in 1993 the members unanimously decided to name the gallery the “De Haan Gallery”. In recent years they have been honoured to have Daryl Melham as their gallery patron.
Regular art classes are available for both adults and children. Full details are displayed on their website.
In addition to their regular classes, tutored workshops are organized on a quarterly basis.
- Main Contact: Sue Zimmermann - Please leave a message
- Phone Number: (02) 9709 6662
The Bankstown Arts Centre,
5 Olympic Parade,
Bankstown NSW 2200