City of Ryde Art Society
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In 1959, as part of the Granny Smith Festival, an exhibition of paintings was held at Tanner's Furniture Store. Because of the interest created, Mr. G.R. (Bunny) Cannon, with the support of local artists, and the approval of Ryde Council, conducted the first meeting of the Ryde Municipal Art Society at Tanner's Store that same year.
In 1980, joint occupancy of the Historical Willandra House was granted to the Art society along with the Ryde Historical Society, where both needs were met with a gallery and showcase local history.
The Society is currently open to new members. If you would like to know more about some of the current committee, there is a short profile about participating members on the profile page of their website.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except December and January) at 11:00am at the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club. Most meetings are followed by a demonstration.
The Society usually hold their main exhibition at the Cox's Road Community Centre, in October each year.
Members also exhibit with the Combined Art Societies of Sydney.
Visiting and local artists conduct workshops throughout the year.
Regular Art Classes
Classes are conducted at Willandra House 4 terms a year, and mostly run for 10 weeks.
- Main Contact: Toni Courtelis
- Phone Number: (02) 9808 4157
Willandra Art Centre
770 Victoria Road
Ryde NSW 2112