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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. 


January 2022

CASS Art of Sydney Exhibition Online

CASS has traditionally run The Art of  Sydney exhibition around the Australia Day period in January each year. In recent years this has occurred at the Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour For 2022, the Museum has indicated that the use of their facility in January is in doubt. So for the time being the CASS Committee are exploring the possibility of a later date (possibly Easter). This is not yet resolved. Regardless of when it occurs, it is planned to run the exhibition online at the same time. In the meantime CASS is running its Online Special Price Christmas SALE. It went online from the 6th Dec 2021 and will run to the 9th January 2022. No painting is priced over $450. The sale web site is As reported in the last Newsletter, it was disappointing to see both the 2021 Art in the Mountains (commercial gallery space) and 2021 Art at the Tops (live in workshops at Stanwell Tops) succumb to Covid restrictions. CASS have locked in 2022 dates for both initiatives.

Pop these in your diary:

Art in the Mountains, 7 th July to
25 th July 2022;

Art at the Tops, 25 th to 28 th Nov


Sydney Children’s Hospital Art Exhibtion

As previously reported this exhibition was knocked around by Covid. We were originally scheduled for Spring and everything was in place but in the end we couldn’t even get the art work  together and to the Hospital. Thankfully that all changed, we were given a new Summer timeslot and on Monday 22 nd Nov our art works went to the Hospital. They have now been placed on exhibition. (See photos opposite).
This is very encouraging. Probably the only downside for now is that we are not allowed to visit just to browse and look at the works. But that may change in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, permitted visitors and staff get to enjoy our works. Commissions on sales go to the Hospital. 

Bendigo Bank Exhibition

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

After running a few exhibitions in the Bank since the 20/21 Christmas/New Year period, our next scheduled dates to exhibit works were set down for July/Aug with a theme based on ‘Winter’. This of course ran into problems with the lock down. So we jumped to an online exhibition of the same works using our new web site:

Since the lifting of restrictions we have talked further with the Bank and we can now exhibit those same works….plus a few more. Our works were installed on Tuesday 14 th Dec and will run into the New Year.
We decided early in the year that monies raised from commissions and/or entry fees were to be forwarded to charities of the Bank’s choice at the close of the year. In that regard we have now made payments of $150 each to
Caring Kids ’ and ‘Project Kindness’.


February 2022

Monday 21st Feb 2022 Studio Group Reopens

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



Watercolour Portrait Painting Workshop

with Artist Dee Jackson – Sat 19th February 2022

10am – 4pm @ The Coast Centre Little Bay Art Room
$65 RAS Members
$85 NON-Members
You will learn how to create life-like portraits using photographs or digital images as reference material although some life sketching will be required. Dee Jackson is a water-colourist and has been creating and selling commissioned portraits from life and from photographic images for the past 20 years. Most of her portraiture is commissioned via the web and often photographic images (happy snaps) are the only source she has from which to create a realistic portrait. Students will have fun and realise that all painting is just observation – looking at shadows (VALUE) and shapes (PROPORTION). Dee will show you how to look at composition as well as the shadows and shapes that make up a recognisable portrait. She will demonstrate how to measure facial features, eyes, nose, mouth etc. and illustrate expression. How a simple shape can create emotion and convey a life-like appearance. You will learn to Paint Faces. Proportion is the key! As well as Painting Hands & Feet. This enables you to progress to a full figure (or half figure) composition. Size does matter! And again I will stress the importance of proportion. It is great fun and an exciting challenge for beginner portraitists as well as experienced artists. Art Materials List located on Workshops Section of the Online Exhibitions and Workshops website



Monday 28th February 2022, 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  dates are TBA.

Details of our 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

End February 2022

Date for 2022 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’

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March 2022


Randwick City Council 2022 ‘Women’s Art Prize’

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

Exhibition dates (includes the Randwick Community Centre and the Lionel Bowen Library Gallery)

Opening   Sunday 6 March 10am – 2pm

Monday 7 March 2 – 4 pm

Wednesday  9 March 2 – 4pm

Thursday 10 March 4 – 6pm

Lionel Bowen Library dates:  Tuesday 16 March – 25 April



April 2022

RAS 12th Annual Art, Craft and Photography Exhibition 29th April 2022

We have booked dates for our Annual Exhibition at the Prince Henry Centre (PHC) for 2022. Our grant application was recently approved by Randwick Council and effectively sponsors the staging of the event. We are very appreciative of the support given to us by Randwick City Council. Just a reminder, the total time will cover 5 days, which is one more than usual. We have elected to secure an extra day to assist us with set up and installation which has been increasingly hard to do in one day. So the Exhibition will be open to the public for the usual 3 days
ending on the Sunday. Our dates are:

Wed 27 th April Delivery of
Artworks to Little Bay

Thurs 28 th April Judging

Fri 29 th April, first day and
Opening Night

Sat 30 th April

Sun 1 st May Closing Day

Pop those in your diary and make a decision to be involved in one way or another. We want to continue to grow and improve the event as a vibrant activity to the benefit of association members as well as our wider community.

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