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What’s On

Randwick Art Society regularly displays information of interest to members and visitors to our site, 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 on our website that may be of interest to members of Randwick Art Society. Email us or visit us at Randwick Literary Society at our Monday Art Studio.


February 2019


Monday 25th February 2019Annual General Meeting (AGM) for RAS members 10.30am

Held at Randwick Literary Institute 60 Clovelly Rd, Randwick.

Date for membership renewal is the 28th February 2019. New members welcome.

Elected Committee for 2019:

President Maria Kapodistria
Vice President Rick Bardsley-Smith
Secretary Margaret Morscheck
Assistant Secretary Jan Cook
Treasurer Niki Koeppl
Assistant Treasurer Marilyn Kime
Committee Members Judie Bode
Heather Egan
Robyn Langford-Brown
Patricia Reid     
Patron Margaret Woodsmith
Public Officer Patricia Reid
CASS Delegate Phil McKay

 


March 2019


Available now – latest RAS Newsletter March 2019

Go to RAS ‘Downloads’


RAS Art Classes with Niki Koeppl

Every Monday during March 2019, 10.00am-12.00pm.  $5 attendance per class.

Venue: Randwick Literary Institute, 60 Clovelly Rd, Randwick (cnr Market St)

Week 1 – Mon 4th March 2019 – Experimental Drawing

Please bring charcoal or graphite drawing equipment, cartridge paper either large sheets on a drawing board or your sketch book. Fixative available to purchase or BYO. $5 attendance.

Week 2 – Mon 11th March 2019 – Watercolour

Learn to create various tones and shades using a limited palette. Bring your watercolour paints, brushes and appropriate watercolour paper. $5 attendance.

Week 3 – Mon 18th March 2019  – Abstracts with Acrylics

Bring acrylic paints and a surface to paint on such as a canvas, heavy weight paper or board. Sketch books and drawing equipment are also beneficial for this class. $5 attendance.

Week 4 – Mon 25th March 2019 – SculptureDemo only – OR – additional fees to participate

Amazing all weather sculpting material called Pal Tiya. Class will have the opportunity to purchase an art kit including a small amount of sculpture material, aluminium foil, latex gloves, dust mask for an extra $5 if you would like to join in the art activity Niki will be demonstrating. Sculpting tools and a few hot glue guns will be available to use, but if you have your own please bring along. You will go home with a small sculpture you will make in class that can be left outdoors in your garden! $5 attendance, plus $5 materials cost if you would like to join in the art activity.


April 2019


RAS Monday Art Studio

9.00am-1.00pm at Randwick Literary Institute (RLI), 60 Clovelly Rd Randwick NSW 2031

Monday 8th April 2019 – Watercolour Demonstration by Carla Hananiah 

10.00am – 12.00pm at Randwick Literary Institute

Carla Hananiah from Jasco PTY LTD will be demonstrating in watercolour and will complete a landscape piece. There will be a hands on time for everyone to also experiment and experience various materials and colours. All brushes, paint and paper will be provided”. You will be able to see and try various products and materials including Windsor and Newton.Come along, bring a friend and enjoy a few hours with fellow artists.

Entry – $5.00 for both members and non members.

Click on this link to view a copy of Carla’s Artist Profile

(This profile can also be viewed from our Downloads page)


May 2019


Friday 3rd May – Sunday 5th May 2019

Randwick Art Society 10th Annual Art Exhibition 2019 Venue: Prince Henry Centre, Little Bay NSW

Opening Night & Awards Presentation: Friday 2nd May 2019 at 6.00pm

Entry forms & payment due 15th April 2019. No late entries accepted after this date.

Exhibition Entry forms can be obtained from our ‘Downloads’ page or contact us by Email.

Go to RAS ‘Downloads’


Commencing on Wednesday 15th May 2019

Plein Air Sketch Group

Wednesdays 10.00am-12.00pm

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; with 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.

https://www.scvws.org/paintsites/pleinairsupplylist.pdf

For more details drop by the RLI on a Monday morning during our Monday Art Studio and talk to a committee member, or contact us by Email.


Friday 24th May 2019

Bus Trip to Hazelhurst Gallery Gymea & Camellia Gardens Caringbah

Members and friends are invited to join a bus trip organised by Randwick Art Society to the Sutherland Shire on Friday, 24th May 2019.   We will leave Maroubra Junction at 8.30am, have coffee and view the beautiful Hazelhurst Gallery at Gymea.  Then a stroll around the Camellia Gardens, lunch at the RSL at Cronulla and a walk around the shops at Cronulla, which includes several art galleries. We will board the bus at 3.00pm to return home, back at Maroubra by 4.00pm.

Cost for the bus is $15.00. Visits to the Hazelhurst Gallery and the Camilla Gardens are free. You are asked to pay for your own lunch.

If you wish to join us on this trip, please  drop by the RLI during our Monday Art Studio to talk to a committee member or contact us by Email.


Randwick Art Society 2020 Calendar 

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 contact us by Email for further information. Calendars are $20.00 each. In addition, packets of postcards displaying images of RAS members’ art work are also available for sale.


June 2019


Monday 3rd June 2019

New Art Work on Display                                                                      Members’ Gallery at RLI – Artwork for Sale

Mondays 9.00am -12.30pm

In September 2018, Randwick Art Society commenced selling artwork on site during the Monday Art Studio at Randwick Literary Institute, 60 Clovelly Rd Randwick (cnr Market St) – in the main hall on the ground floor. Artworks for sale are rotated every 3 months.  The next rotation with new work will commence on 3rd June 2019. 

For a RAS Gallery Information flier, visit our ‘Downloads’ page.

Go to RAS ‘Downloads’


Monday 3rd June 2019

RAS Monday Art Studio

9.00am-1.00pm at Randwick Literary Institute (RLI), 60 Clovelly Rd Randwick NSW 2031

Oil Painting Demonstration by Tom Parslow, 10.00am -12.00pm

Tom Parslow, member of RAS, has graciously offered to present an Oil Painting Demonstration for RAS members and interested friends. Tom will execute a landscape painting in oils. He will explain his technique and how he uses reference photos. He will also pass on tips and hints acquired during a lifetime as an artist.

Venue: Randwick Literary Institute, 60 Clovelly Rd Randwick, (Cnr Market St).
Time: Prompt start at 10 am. Finish at 12 pm

Entry: $5.00 for both members and non members.

To learn more about Tom Parslow, you can visit his Artist Profile on the RAS Members’ Gallery.

Go to Tom Parslow’s Artist Profile


Monday 24th June 2019General Meeting for RAS members 10.30am

Held at Randwick Literary Institute 60 Clovelly Rd, Randwick. All RAS members are encouraged to attend the Art Society meetings; meet new members, keep-up-to-date with events.

 


July 2019


Sunday 14th July 2019Art On The Streets – Bondi Winter Magic Art Trail

​​The Bondi Winter Magic Art Trail provides the opportunity for emerging artists to exhibit their work outdoors in Bondi’s Roscoe Street Mall. Visitors will have the chance to pick up original pieces from over 30 artists and photographers for as little as $50. Visitors will be encouraged to contribute their own artistry to the day by filling the surrounding streets with chalk art.

Date: Sunday 14 July 2019

Location: Roscoe St Mall, Bondi Beach.

Set-Up Time: From 9:00AM

More information: ​https://www.bondiwintermagic.org.au/art-on-the-streets

​ The Bondi Winter Magic – 10 Year Anniversary program, from 9 – 20 July, 2019,  also includes

– an Ice Skating Rink by the ocean

– a 22 metre Ferris Wheel, Bondi Vista.

– Waverley Councils Bondi History Walks

– The Bondi Feast, a fringe-style winter festival, celebrating the best in home-grown theatre,

comedy, cabaret and circus at Bondi Pavilion.

​   More information: ​https://www.bondiwintermagic.org.au

 


22 July 2019 – Applications closeThe Other Art Fair Sydney (24-27 October 2019)The Cutaway at Bangaroo

The Other Art Fair to be held at The Cutaway at Bangaroo from 24-27 October 2019, supports independent artists by providing a platform for them to showcase their work to thousands of Fair visitors, including the general public, gallerists, curators and more. With fairs across the world, The Other Art Fair is proud to be a truly global event dedicated to supporting independent artists worldwide. Collectives and artist duos are also welcome, with individual artists additionally being able to share a space and costs.

The Other Art Fair is presented by SAATCHI Art.

Further information, visit www.theotherartfair.com


August 2019


Monday 5th August 2019

New Art Work on Display                                                                      Members’ Gallery at RLI – Artwork for Sale

Mondays 9.00am -12.30pm

In September 2018, Randwick Art Society commenced selling artwork on site during the Monday Art Studio at Randwick Literary Institute, 60 Clovelly Rd Randwick (cnr Market St) – in the main hall on the ground floor. Artworks for sale are rotated every 3 months.  The next rotation with new work will commence on Mon 5th August 2019. 

For a RAS Gallery Information flier, visit our ‘Downloads’ page.

Go to RAS ‘Downloads’


Sunday 11th August 2019

Workshop with Eva Tiborcz on ‘Montage’

Montage is the art or process of making a composite picture by bringing together into a single composition a number of different pictures or parts of pictures and arranging these, as by superimposing one on another, so that they form a blended whole while remaining distinct.

 Time:   10:00am – 3:30pm

(Set up from 9:30am; includes a 30-minute lunch break)

Venue: Randwick Literary Institute, 60 Clovelly Road Randwick (Cnr Market St)

Cost: Members: $60  Non Members: $70

Limited places (20) so book in early.

Enquiries & Registration:  Drop in to RAS Monday Art Studio (9:00am-1:00pm) at Randwick Literary Institute, 60 Clovelly Rd, Randwick (Cnr Market St)  and  talk to a Committee member, or send an Email: randwickartsocietyinc@gmail.com

To download  a Workshop Information Flier, visit RAS ‘Downloads’ page. This flier contains an ‘Artist Bio’, as well as the ‘Workshop Program’ and the ‘Materials List’.

Go to RAS ‘Downloads’


October 2019


24-27 October 2019The Other Art Fair SydneyThe Cutaway at Bangaroo

 The Other Art Fair supports independent artists by providing a platform for them to showcase their work to thousands of Fair visitors, including the general public, gallerists, curators and more. With fairs across the world, The Other Art Fair is proud to be a truly global event dedicated to supporting independent artists worldwide. Collectives and artist duos are also welcome, with individual artists additionally being able to share a space and costs. Applications close on 22 July 2019.

The Other Art Fair is presented by SAATCHI Art.

Further information, visit www.theotherartfair.com


November 2019


21st & 28th November 2019 From Art to Inspiration – Program at State Library of NSW

This year the State Library of NSW is once again running its series of Launch into Library Research public programs. These full-day seminars are designed to provide an overview of key library collections in a particular subject area, using a combination of demonstrations and hands on workshop sessions.

The program in November is one that we think may be of particular interest to some members of the Randwick Art Society:

From Art to Inspiration

The State Library has a rich collection of original artworks and other art related items. From framed oil paintings, such as those featured in the new Paintings Gallery, to sketchbooks which reveal an insight into the creative process, to elaborate artists’ books where the book itself is a work of art. This special two-day program will take you on an “artist’s eye” journey of the Library’s collections through a mixture of inspirational presentations, curated gallery tours and discussions. Participants will also get a rare opportunity to do some hands-on sketching inside the historic Mitchell Library Reading Room as well as in the Library’s new gallery spaces. Lunch is provided on both days, so there will be an opportunity for informal discussion and sharing between participants.

More details.

This program runs over two days, purchasing a ticket guarantees you admission for both days.

Day 1: November 21st 2019, 10:00am – 4:30pm

Day 2: November 28th 2019, 10:00am – 4:30pm

To download  a PDF copy of the Promotional Brochure, visit RAS ‘Downloads’ page.

Go to RAS ‘Downloads’