Southern Cross Art Group
|State:||New South Wales|
|Membership Fee:||$25 per year|
The Southern Cross Art Group was established in 1995 to offer a place where artists can gather to share experiences and learn from each other.
The group offers a wide range of events and activities for their members. New members are always welcome.
Art Show Managers: Chris Robinson and Maureen Lembke
Demonstration and Workshop Manager: Maureen Lembke
Committee Member: Pasquale Tiene
Committee Member: Janette Rigby-Sammut
Committee Member: Joan Dziedziczak
Public Officer: Peter Clarke
Our annual subscription is $25 for a calendar year with emailed newsletter or $30 with posted newsletter. As a member you will be entitled to;
- participate in our weekly art activities (we make a $5 charge per night to cover hall rent and supper, $6 for visitors)
- monthly newsletter emailed to your computer, or posted to your home
- a link to your own website
- social activities as advertised
- Workshops on first Tuesday nights at 8pm
- friendly Critique on second Tuesday nights at 8pm
- Tutorial session on 3rd Tuesday nights at 7.30pm
- Demonstration by a well-known artist on 4th Tuesday nights at 8pm
- discount on our All-Day Workshops (several per year)
Regular art shows are organised giving members the opportunity to exhibit and sell their artworks.
A variety of workshops are available for our members. These can range from a few hours to a few days which can be casual affairs where artists can work together and chat at the same time, or they can be very structured gatherings with an experienced artist as leader and mentor.
Regular Art Classes
A variety of tuition is available for their members;
Regular classes are arranged for members which provide opportunities to learn from more experienced artists.
Critique sessions are perhaps the most useful and educational of all our gatherings. An experienced artist usually leads these activities, suggesting ways to improve the paintings that are presented to him or her for an assessment. Of course there is no compulsion for any artist to follow these suggestions, but even just watching and listening can help a new artist to see where problems occur and find ways to improve the paintings.
Demonstrations are conducted by well-known experienced artists, sculptors, photographers or other visual arts practitioners. These are very popular with artists who are always keen to see what others are doing and to learn from them. Be early for a good seat!
Outdoor Painting is another popular activity. Members enjoy painting and sketching out in the open air and working along with other artists. The challenge here is to compose a painting when you have 360 degrees of sight to work from! Some people enjoy the company of other artists, the chance to record scenes for later artworks, and the fresh air that is free on these occasions.
Life Drawing is another challenge for an artists is the drawing of the human figure, but an ability to do this allows the artist to create an interesting artwork that tells a story. It is certainly worth working on and gives any painting an interesting focal point.
- Main Contact: President, Noel Carrigg - Email; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email Address: email@example.com
- Phone Number: 0409 840 005
Postal Address: PO Box 419, Gymea, 2227