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RAS Monday Studio Activities 2021 RandwickArt Society regularly displays information of interest to members and visitors to our website, such as important dates, general meetings, activities coming up, and exhibiting opportunities. Visit this page regularly to find out What’s On at Randwick Art Society.Members are invited to submit ‘news items’ for publication on the RAS “What’s On” page that may be of interest to members and visitors to our website.

Email us or drop in to our Monday Art Studio every Monday at the Art Room, The Coast Centre, 1 Darwin Avenue,  Little Bay from 10am to 12 noon.  All welcome. 

October 2021

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September 2021

Bendigo Bank Exhibition – ON NOW!

The physical Exhibition at the Bank has been cancelled due to the Sydney COVID Lockdown Restrictions

please view artworks and buy online


“Winter Time”

To welcome the arrival of our new online art gallery

A selection of artworks recently prepared by members for an Exhibition planned at the Bendigo Bank in August 2021.

Sale commissions will be donated to charity



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September Art Challenge


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August 2021


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August Pet/Animal Challenge


June 2021

Workshops are back!
RAS are happy to announce our first workshop for 2021.Our own Niki Koeppl will present a watercolour workshop so come along for a day of fun and learning.
We have been able to negotiate a local venue with great facilities and plenty of parking on site.
A list if materials will be included for you to bring or you can purchase them from Niki on the day for a cost of $15.
Tea/ Coffee/ Milk provided.Please bring your own cup ,food& snacks.
Date:        Saturday 5th June
Time:       10am – 4pm (including breaks)
Venue:     St Mary St Joseph Church Hall
Address:  246 Malabar Rd Maroubra 
Cost:        $65.00
There are only 16 places so please be quick.
Payments can be made on line through the below link.
Please ask committee member if you need assistance.





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May 2021

Monday 2021 Studio Group –  MAY – JUNE

We had a terrific rollup Monday 3 May for the Artist Talk by our President, Rick Bardsley-Smith.  Rick shared with us the path that has led him to his current way of working which is to paint what you feel in your heart and have a close connection to.

Monday Studio Activities for the next two months at the Coast Centre at Little Bay is noted below.

Next Monday 17 May,  “Fun with Textas” will show how playing with textas is fast and fun.  Bring whatever textas you can find, colours and paper to draw on.

The next week, 24 May we will have a “Show and Tell” where you can bring any of your recent work to show and discuss.

Look forward to seeing you soon.


May – June 2021

10 May          Artist’s Talk:  Rick Bardsley-Smith
Award winning artist -Royal Agricultural Show 2021 Watercolour Best of Show

17 May           Fun with textas with Heather Egan
Bring your textas and paper to draw on

24 May          Show & Tell – Members bring work to show and discuss

31 May          Studio – members work on own projects

7 June           Artist’s Talk:  Kurt Koeppl
Award winning artist and teacher

14  June        Public Holiday

21  June        “Ink, Sticks & Twigs Workshop”  –
with Heather Egan & Marie Widolf

28 June         General Meeting of Members


Where:    COAST CENTRE – Art Room
1 Darwin Street, Little Bay

10am – 12 noon


April 2021

RAS 11th Annual Art, Craft and Photography Exhibition 30 April – 1 May

Come and enjoy the art works, photography and crafts as well as live music Fri night, Sat, Sun.  Don’t miss the Monster Raffle with stunning prizes to be drawn on Sunday at 2.30pm. 

A special exhibit will be on display at the Little Bay Exhibition as a tribute to our late Marilyn Kime.

March 2021

Monday 15th March 2021 Studio Group

This Monday’s Studio (15 March) we will be having a workshop in Collage.

Collage is great fun and takes us back to school days.

You will need to bring some scissors and glue (gluesticks ok).

The following is only a suggestion  –  magazines /old picture books you have lying around the house, colour paper, tissue, cellophane, coloured tape etc.


6th March to 30th April 2021

Randwick City Council 2020 ‘Women’s Art Prize’

Art competition conducted by Randwick City Council as part of International Women’s Day events.

Exhibition dates from 6 March to 30 April 2021 (includes the Randwick Community Centre and the Lionel Bowen Library Gallery)

RANDWICK COMMUNITY CENTRE – Exhibition is open for viewing from:

Saturday 6 March, 10am to 1pm – the Awards Ceremony and morning tea have only been offered to Award Winners to attend this year due to the current COVID restrictions in place.

Monday 8, Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 March from 2pm to 4pm and Thursday 11 March from 4pm to 6pm.

LIONEL BOWEN LIBRARY GALLERY – Exhibition is open for viewing from:

Tuesday 16 March to Friday 30 April (closed Easter and ANZAC Day) during library opening hours 10am to 9pm.

For further information please email me at or by calling on 9093 6677.

Your entry to the 2021 Women’s Art Prize will be registered once you have completed this online entry form. Entries close at 5pm on Monday 22 February 2021.

Your entry must be delivered to the Randwick Community Centre, Munda Street, Randwick between 2pm and 6pm on Monday 1 March 2021.

Entry form below:

Monday 1st March 2021 Studio Group

Join us for another fun morning Drawing at the Coast Centre, Little Bay in the Art Room at 10.00am.

We will be having 2 activities led by Heather Egan and Marie Widolf involving drawing.

All you need to bring is some white drawing paper ( we will have some A4 paper there),

any black fine point ink pen –

Artline , Fineliner, Staedtler in .02 or .04

a black biro pen is fine also,

lead pencil/s – 2B or 4B and eraser.

Come along and learn some interesting techniques and have some fun doing it.

Please Note: –

The Coast Centre now has its QR Code for a COVID Safe Check In –  to assist in the event of any need to undertake Covid Contact Tracing. 

The QR Code sign-on is at the entrance to the passage leading to the Art Room. 
 If you do not have a ‘smart phone’, please ensure you register your name and phone number on the RAS attendance list. 

For RAS records everyone should also sign the attendance list inside the Art Room, where there are hand sanitisers for members to use. 
You may bring your own drinks and food but these should not be shared.

Hope to see you there.

February 2020

Monday 15th February 2021 Studio Group

The Coast Centre, 1 Darwin Ave, Little Bay NSW 2036 in the Art Room 10am.

Following on from the previous Monday’s successful (and fun) group drawing activity at Coast Centre, we plan to have a ‘show and ‘tell’ activity next Monday 15th. 

It is obvious that we have a lot of knowledge and talent in our Group which we can share and learn in a fun way. So please bring along some of your work either completed, or in progress, for discussion and feedback

Hope to see you there


Monday 22nd February 2021, 10.00am RAS Annual General Meeting (AGM)

RAS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at The Coast Centre, 1 Darwin Ave, Little Bay NSW 2036 in the Art Room.

New members welcome. All members are encouraged to attend the Art Society meetings – meet new members, keep-up-to-date with events planned for 2021. As there will be changes to Committee membership, please give serious consideration to offering your services.

The RAS AGM on 22nd February 2021 was well attended. Details of our newly elected committee and other positions for 2021 are outlined below:

  • Patron: Kathy Neilsen (Randwick City Council Councillor)
  • Public Officer: Patricia Reid
  • CASS Representative: Rick Bardsley-Smith

Our Committee 2021

    • President: Rick Bardsley-Smith
    • Vice President: Dina Fox
    • Secretary: Heather Egan
    • Assistant Secretary: Judie Bode
    • Treasurer: TBA
    • Assistant Treasurer: Robyn Langford-Brown
    • Committee Member: Patrica Reid
    • Committee Member: Maria Kapodistrias
    • Committee Member: Paula Service
    • Committee Member: Marie Widolf
    • Committee Member: Rosita Simmons
    • Committee Member: Niki Koeppl

28th February 2021

Date for 2021 RAS Membership Renewal

New Members Welcome !

To download  a copy of the RAS Membership Form for new and returning members, please visit the RAS ‘Membership’ page.

Go to RAS ‘Membership’


Dec – Feb – RAS online Art Activity

Summer Sketch-a-Day

In May 2020, RAS expanded its activities to include a number of new initiatives, including RAS Online Art Projects. The first online art project 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 Projects 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 Projects: Sketch – A- Day Galleries, the Craft Gallery, the  Portrait Gallery.  

(Picture right- Heidi Hereth, ‘Clothesline’, Sketch -A-Day Gallery)


January 2021

CASS Art of Sydney Exhibition Online

Traditionally the Combined Art Societies of Sydney (CASS) have held their annual exhibition of member works at Darling Harbour in late January. This year this will not occur as a result of COVID restrictions.Rather, CASS has elected to run an online competition and exhibition. The physical works are not required but instead photographs of the works are to be uploaded to a dedicated web site. The judge, John Haycraft, will then review all works and allocate awards.Entries closed on 1 December. Photos of works are then to be uploaded by 10 December. The web site will then go live to the public on 15th January through to 28th February. All works will be for sale. The web site can be found at

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December 2020

Bendigo Bank Exhibition

Members will be aware of the recent Exhibition of member works at the Lionel Bowen Library in Maroubra. One encouraging outcome of that exhibition was that the Bendigo Bank (RAS sponsor and used by RAS for banking facilities) approached the RAS about the possibility of exhibiting member works for sale in their Clovelly Road premises.

Following an inspection and discussions with the Bank the RAS applied to the Bank for a grant for funds to cover the installation of a track hanging system. This grant was approved and the track and related accessories have now been purchased. The track was installed at the Bank on Wed 9th  Dec. Immediately following that installation an initial group of approx. 12 paintings were installed for the Christmas New Year period. It is proposed that in the New Year the RAS will liaise further with the Bank in order to assist in the creation of an ongoing program of possible exhibitions of RAS member works as well as other community groups.

The RAS congratulates the Bank on this initiative which is consistent with its planned program of support in our local community.


November 2021

To be announced

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