Randwick Art Society provides a range of activities for members, including: our Monday Art Studio, an Annual Exhibition and other exhibition opportunities, Demonstrations and Workshops, and a quarterly Newsletter. We also offer an online Members’ Gallery, which showcases the wonderful variety and expertise of our art and craft members. Our members welcome enquiries about sales and commissions of their work.
Monday Art Studio–All Welcome
We meet each Monday, from 9.00am to 1.00pm, at the Randwick Literary Institute, 60 Clovelly Road, Randwick NSW. (Corner of Clovelly Rd and Market St). It is a very friendly, relaxed atmosphere and new members are most welcome to attend.
Our members choose their own medium – we have people sketching, using pastels, watercolour, oils and acrylics. Just bring your current project and art or craft supplies along and start painting, etc. We often provide support and feedback to each other and learn in that way. We look forward to seeing you there.
A kettle is available to have morning tea or lunch with us; tea and coffee is supplied. (Please bring your own food). There is also a small park adjoining the Institute, if you wish to take a break and sit outside.
There is a small weekly fee of $5.00, which assists with costs of renting the premises for the morning.
Demonstrations and Workshops
Randwick Art Society offers art demonstrations and workshops from time to time. Information about upcoming demonstrations and workshops is advertised on our website, in our quarterly newsletter and additional information emails are sent to members from time to time.
Please visit our ‘What’s On’ page for more information about upcoming demonstrations and workshops.
Plein Air Sketch Group
This group is now closed for the summer, from Weds 11th Dec 2019 until Feb 2020. Please contact RAS in February 2020 for information about this group.
Meet at the Duck Pond, Parkes Drive, Centennial Park (near The Spruce Goose Diner)
Randwick Art Society is establishing a Plein Air Sketch Group for members; the first meeting was held on Wednesday 15th May 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm.
There are many places to draw and paint around Centennial Park that will be of interest to members. This will be an ad hoc group where anyone is welcome (including non-members). We will meet at 10.00am, then go to different areas of interest to do our art.
Please note, there will be no tuition and no cost to attend.
The first meeting will be held at the Duck Pond, Parkes Drive, Centennial Park. (The Diner at the Duck Pond is handy where food and drinks can be bought.)
There is usually access to car parking in Parkes Drive. For those without transport, the 339 Clovelly bus travels along Darley Road. However, it is a fair walk to the Duck Pond from the bus stop.
Some tips when working plein air are:
- Something to sit on – cushion, portable chair, mat (the ground can be wet)
- Bottled Water
- Clothing – layered, and also be prepared if rain is forecast
- Lightweight bag or backpack that will carry your supplies.
The following is a suggestion of what you may consider taking.
RAS Bus Trips
From time to time through the year, Randwick Art Society organises art-related bus trips for members; to visit exhibitions or locations of interest.
During 2019, Randwick Art Society organised two successful bus trips. On Friday 24th May a large group of members and friends travelled together to visit Hazelhurst Gallery Gymea and Camellia Gardens Caringbah. Then on Thursday 26th September a group of members and friends went by bus together to visit Bowral Art Gallery (pictured right)
For information about our next bus trip, please visit our ‘What’s On’ page.
Randwick Art Society publishes a newsletter each quarter, which is sent to members by Email and is also available in hard copy at our Monday Art Studio. The RAS newsletter contains information of interest to members, such as exhibiting opportunities, demonstrations and workshops, other activities, important dates, general meetings, as well as information about upcoming member exhibitions.
Members are invited to submit ‘news items’ for publication in the RAS Newsletter that may be of interest to members. Please send information to the RAS Newsletter Editors via the RAS Email or visit us at our Monday Art Studio, Randwick Literary Institute and pass on your news item to a committee member.
Visit our ‘Downloads’ page to download a copy of our most recent Newsletter.
Randwick Art Society 2020 Calendar
Randwick Art Society is committed to working for recognition and appreciation of Art within the local community and supporting our members by providing opportunities to promote their art work through our various activities and exhibitions.
Randwick Art Society has compiled a 2020 calendar, which went on sale for the first time at the May 2019 Annual Exhibition. The Calendar displays images of the winning entries of member’s art work from the 2018 Annual Exhibition. If you would like to purchase a calendar, they will be available every Monday morning at the RLI, during the Monday Art Studio, or Email us for further information.
Calendars are usually $20.00 each, but from November 2019 onwards they will now be available for the discount price of $10.00.
Members’ Gallery – RAS website
Our Members’ Gallery on the RAS website, displays ‘Artist Profiles’ of our members in alphabetical order. Each profile includes a text summary about the member of approximately 100 – 150 words, a small ‘head and shoulders’ photograph of the member, and three photographs of the member’s art or craft work (space permitting). Every member, as part of their membership, is eligible to use this free service.
How to submit your Artist Profile
You can submit your Artist Profile (text and photographs) directly to the Art Society via Email. Please note all photographs are required to be high resolution jpeg files. If you require assistance with arranging your Artist Profile, please talk to a committee member.