John Haycraft Demonstration

John Haycraft will be running a Travel Sketching demonstration at the Hornby Art Society.
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled

John is based at his studio in Sydney, Australia, where he produces architectural illustrations for some of Australia’s leading architectural firms, and teaches courses and workshops on painting and drawing for everyone, from beginner to advanced levels. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes recognising his work.  John also conducts international painting tours for students who wish to learn how to paint in some of the world’s most picturesque locations.

To learn more about the painting courses, or upcoming workshops, please visit his website;

Event Information
  • Where: Beatrice Taylor Hall at the rear of Wallarobba Arts & Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
  • When: Sunday 3rd may from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Cost: Members $5.00, Visitors $7:50, Children Free
  • Parking: Free on-site parking

Leanne Jones Demonstration

Leanne Jones will be running a demonstration at the Hornby Art Society
  • Where: Beatrice Taylor Hall at the rear of Wallarobba Arts & Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby.
  • When: Sunday 12th April from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
  • Cost: Members $5.00, Visitors $7:50, Children Free
  • Parking: Free on-site parking

About the artist

Leanne is a talented and accomplished artist who is mainly self-taught, however, she has attended workshops with both Australian and internationally renowned tutors.  Leanne uses a variety mediums, paste, masking tape, glad wrap, nylon net etc which she sets into her work.  Once the paste starts to dry Leanne carefully removes the items and starts to paint using a red violet wash.  She uses a limited palette of very bright transparent and semi transparent watercolours .  Leanne likes 300gsm paper for small works and 600gsm for larger ones.and uses very wet paper.  Leanne has a studio at Kurrajong Heights where she holds workshops and teaches.
See more at

Dario Falzon Workshop

WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED – Following the recent World Health Organisation declaration of a pandemic and information received from the NSW Department of Health, Hornsby Art Society has taken the decision to postpone the current HAS Volunteers Exhibition and Dario Falzon’s workshop.  Read more here

Oil Painting Workshop with Dario Falzon

Event Date – to be advised

About the artist

I consider myself a traditional realist painter. I’m inspired by finding the beauty in subtle, intimate scenes all around me. I work with oil paint because I find it the most versatile and suitable medium. My brushes and knives allow me a multitude of ways to describe and indicate an impression of my subject.

Primarily working en plein air, I capture impressions of the landscape around me. In working from life I’m constantly challenged by the passage of time but I feel that this is what gives my artwork its own unique voice. My paintings are a product of direct observation and experience of the landscape.

I may pass what appears to be a mundane scene everyday but for a small window of time, when the light is right, it transforms into something extraordinary, and that’s what I’m always looking for and trying to capture.

Visit Dario’s website here

Petros Hovaghimian 

Petros was born in Egypt, arriving in Australia 30 years ago, he has a long list of awards and achievements in the art world. He has BA in Fine Arts from East Sydney College and a Diploma in Visual Arts from UNSW.
He has been teaching since 1987 – preferred mediums watercolours, acrylics, pastels/charcoal, mixed media and collage.  He has won numerous prizes in these mediums and presented and organised exhibitions nationally and also in Greece & Armenia..  He is the Community Cultural Development Artist for Newtown and Marrickville “footpath project ” with Mosaics and art works on Marrickville Rd and Newtown square and Church St.  Petros has taught at TAFE colleges, art centres, primary schools and UNSW.
“My works are based on Journeys of Colours & Shapes. I enjoy the complexity, harmony and diversity of mark making, textures and colours. Equally drawing of the human form.”
Our life is an incomplete journey – Petros Hovaghimian

Where: Beatrice Taylor Hall at the rear of Wallarobba Arts & Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby.
When: Monday11th November, immediately following the AGM (The AGM will begin at 6:30pm with the Demonstration to follow immediately after).

2019 Christmas Art Exhibition and Maker’s Market

Enter the 2019 Annual HAS Christmas Art Exhibition and Market Day.  Our aim is to promote and celebrate local artists, crafters and designers through our Maker’s Market. We are seeking to establish a regularly held, curated Maker’s Market comprising goods made by local artists and designers or goods created from substantially recycled product.   Additionally, we will accept limited quantities of Christmas wrapping, decorations or homewares where local artists have contributed their artistic endeavours to add value to otherwise ‘new’ products.

Market Day will be held on the final day of the Exhibition, enabling you to collect your work and browse the market for gifts at the same time. Be a part of this event – it’s our most successful means of selling beautiful local art each year!


Submit 10 works*
  • $20 for HAS Members
  • $30 non members
Table Market Day*
  • $20 for HAS Members
  • $30 non members

*Commission rates apply.

Click here to read the terms and conditions

Click here to submit via our online form

Demonstration – Liz Wilson

Next Month we return to our Monday evening demonstrations and we are delighted to have HAS member Liz Wilson join us to demonstrate Jewellery Making. Liz says “For me jewellery is as much an art form as any other, and so every piece of jewellery should be unique and make a statement.I have spent almost 30 years creating jewellery, and love the process of creation almost as much as the results. My work has always been greatly influenced by the natural world. Since moving to Sydney 10 years ago, I have been struck most particularly by the forms of the plants and trees. They are so unusual and unexplored compared to other motifs found elsewhere in the world that they have left a strong impression on my work.”

You can view her work at

  • When: Monday 14th October. Doors open at 7:00pm for a cuppa and a chat. The demonstration will begin around 7:30 and run for 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Where: Beatrice Taylor Hall, at the rear of Wallarobba, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue. Hornsby.
  • Cost: Members $5.00, Visitors $7:50, Children Free
  • Parking: Free on-site parking.


Ann Cape workshop

Ann Cape is a painter, sculptor, and art  teacher, and has been active in the Australian art scene for over 25 years.  She has taught at the Royal Art society, NSW from 1999-2016, the Willoughby Art Centre NSW in 1998, various art schools and TAFE colleges, and has given numerous workshops in Sydney and country centres.

Ann has judged anumber of art prizes including – North Sydney Art Prize 2009, Drummoyne Art Show 2006, Kuringai Art Society 2006, Mosman Local Artists Exhibition, Mosman Regional Gallery 2006, 2005, Miniature Art Society 2006, The Hunters Hill Art Prize 1992, Royal Art Society exhibitions, Berrima Art Society painting prize 2005, Cootamundra Art Show 2005.

Ann is a Member of the Advisory Committee Mosman Regional Gallery, a National Art School Alumni, FONAS, and a Fellow of the Royal Art Society.

Ann will be holding a workshop for Hornsby Art Society Members and non members on Sunday September 8th. Cost is $70 for members and $75 for non-members. Please go to this SignUp spot to reserve a spot, and you can pay by direct debit to the Society account BSB 032-285 account 000 184 662

9 x 5 Workshops & Exhibition

Hornsby Art Society will again be holding a 9″ x 5″ Exhibition of our own from 3rd to 6th October. 

Last year we relaxed the rules to allow entries which did not precisely measure 9 x 5 inches due to problems obtaining canvases. However these are now available from HAS for the modest price of $2.00 each. They are triple coated studio quality canvases suitable for oil or acrylic. Of course entries do not have to be on canvas. They can be on board or paper, as long as the image is 9 x 5 inches. 

The Exhibition will be open to all artist, not just members and to get you in the mood, we again plan on two FREE fun afternoon workshops. Bring along your paints and either your own canvases/boards or purchase canvases at the workshops and enjoy a glass of wine while you produce your masterpieces. Canvases are also available from the HAS office on Fridays between 9:00am and 12:00pm.

 The first free workshop will be held on Sunday 19th May from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Wallarobba Places are limited so Click Here to book your space.

The second free workshop will be held on Sunday 11th August from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm at Wallarobba. Click Here to book your space.