Gawler Art Society
|Number of Members:||50 +|
|Membership Fee:||$30 per annum|
Members of the Gawler Art Society are a group of art lovers who work in a variety of mediums and enjoy sharing their skills with others. Members are at all levels, from beginners to professionals and with monthly workshops conducted by talented artists, they are constantly learning.
History of the Gawler Art Society
The Gawler Art Society was first formed in 1967, instigated by three gentlemen; Mr Tushar Kanti-Paul, Mr Gil Brown and Mr John Chambers. Mr Chambers was the Principle of the Gawler Adult Education Centre at the time. The first meeting took place on the 27th February 1967 at the Adult Education Centre Gawler. There was a good response to an advertisement placed in the Bunyip and there were nineteen members present.
In June 1967, at the Adult Education Centre’s gallery in Gawler South, the first exhibition was held. Over time the Society grew and it was decided that a permanent gallery should be found.
Dr Eastick has been the patron of the Society since the 1980’s and has always taken a keen interest. In 1988 he officially opened the Gawler Art Society’s 21st Birthday Exhibition at the Coach House Gallery.
In recent years, the Society has held Exhibitions at various Galleries in the area. Dr Eastick officially opened their 40th Birthday Exhibition at the Gawler Community gallery in 2007, several of the founding members and life members were present. The society is now looking forward to their 50th birthday in 2017.
At present, the Society has around 50 members, seven life members and four friends of the Society.
The group meets every Tuesday from 10am till 3pm at the Gawler Sports and Community Centre. Casual visitors are very welcome and membership is $30 yearly ($25 for seniors) with a $5 weekly attendance fee which includes light refreshments.
Benefits of Membership:
- Exhibitions for members to show their art work for sale.
- Painting workshops and demonstrations.
- Social painting days.
- Outings to art exhibitions, and field trips to paint or sketch outdoors.
Regular exhibitions are organised at various venues where members have an opportunity to show and sell their art works.
To help inspire the members of the Gawler Art Society they hold workshops.
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- Phone Number: 0484 592 787
PO Box 205,
Gawler SA 5118