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.

Remagine 2019 – NOW OPEN!


Remagine 2019

Since 2009 Hornsby Shire Council and Hornsby Art Society have invited artists to upcycle materials, promoting the concept of reduce, reuse and recycle. Celebrating the 10thanniversary of Remagine this year we have added a new category ‘Digital Art – Stills’, and included a theme for this year’s exhibition ‘Addicted to Consumerism’.


  • Entries must relate to this year’s theme ‘Addicted to Consumerism’.  Artists may choose to use plastics as a recycled material.
  • Call for entries extended to Thursday 16 May

Visit the Hornsby Shire Council Website for more information and to enter


2019 Hornsby Young Artist Competition


HAS is delighted to announce that Entries are now open for the Sixth Annual Hornsby Young Artists Competition.  All young artists aged 5 – 18 years are encouraged to enter, with some great prizes to be won including terms of art lessons, cash prizes and art resource kits.
For 2019 our theme is “Nature” and artists are encouraged to explore this theme for their entry. This can include any aspect of the environment, our beautiful bushland, flora, fauna or your own garden.
Entries close on Friday 29 March, with the Exhibition to be held 2 – 7 April 2019.


HAS Volunteers Exhibition – 2019


Artists are invited to submit works  for entry into our Annual HAS Volunteers Exhibition.


This our annual Volunteers Exhibition designed to offer an exhibition opportunity for all artists who have worked as a volunteer during 2018 on local cultural events.  Hornsby Art Society and a number of key events on the Hornsby Arts calendar such as the Hornsby Art Prize and Remagine Exhibitions would not exist except for the dedicated work of our volunteers – this is our chance to say thanks and to give you the opportunity to showcase your artworks.


There is no fee for participating volunteers; and commission is payable to HAS only for works sold.


  • Entry Form Due – Friday 15 March
  • Drop off of works – Sunday 17 March, 4pm – 6pm
  • Opening Night – Friday 22 March from 7pm
  • Exhibition Dates – Thursday 21 March to Sunday 31 March
  • Collection of works – Sunday 31 March, 4pm – 6pm


2018 Hornsby Art Prize


  • Clifford How, Hornsby Art Prize winner for ‘Forgotten Pond 2’
  • Ben Walsh, our 2018 Hornsby Emerging Artist for ‘Kitten’
  • Ross Philip, 2018 Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist for ‘Sweet success’


Assad Carmelli, Janine Eddison, Marjatta Kaukomaa, Marieke Dench, Jenny Pollak, Jacki Fewtrell-Gobert, Hyun Jin Lee and Lana Wilding


  • Stephen Hall, Drawing, for ‘Death of Queen Jane’
  • Kay Donaldson, 3D, for ‘The Dog Fence / Coober Pedy’
  • Dean Brown, Printmaking, for ‘Back to work again II’
  • Paul McKnight, Painting, for ‘Iranian Primrose.’
  • Tamara Whyte, Digital Art – Stills, for ‘Kastom A Service’ (on display in Hornsby Library)