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.
During 2020, RAS expanded its activities to include a number of new initiatives, including the RAS Online Art Activities, which include the online Sketch-A-Day Galleries, an online Craft Gallery, and an online Portrait Gallery.
Randwick Art Society is also a member of the Combined Art Societies of Sydney (CASS), which enables our members to participate in CASS exhibitions and workshops.
Monday Art Studio–All Welcome
RAS Studio Group 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.
The Randwick Literary Institute (RLI) is temporarily closed until further notice.
RAS Online Art Activities
In May 2020, RAS expanded its activities to include a number of new initiatives, including RAS Online Art Activities. The first online art activity began with the ‘Sketch-A-Day’ activity, and in June 2020 has progressed to include two Sketch-A-Day Galleries, an online Craft Gallery and an online Portrait Gallery.
The RAS Online Art Activities aim to encourage inspiration and creativity in our members, as they pursue their various art, photography and craft interests, as well as provide an opportunity to bring our members together as a community. All RAS members are welcome to participate.
For further information click on the links to visit the gallery pages for the RAS Online Art Activities:
(Picture Right: ‘Sunlight’ Nivedita Sen, Sketch-A-Day Gallery)
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
We all know the virus restrictions have been hard, but now we can get out and enjoy Spring! Plein air means getting out into the good old outdoors and getting your sketching, painting, photography all happening. So, grab your gear, some tucker, drinks and a cushion or fold-up seat and make a bee line for:
THE CLOVELLY SURF CLUB. Monday 12th October 10am.
MAKE A PLAN TO JOIN US!
There are many places to draw and paint at the beach that will be of interest. No tuition or cost. There is parking at the beach. If using public transport, the 339 Clovelly bus travels directly to the beach.
RAS Bus Trips
This activity is temporarily closed. Please contact RAS for information.
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 ‘Newsletters’ page to browse through our most recent Newsletter online or download a PDF copy of newsletters for 2020 and 2019.
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.