As previously mentioned, we have decided to promote art appreciation visits to various galleries in & around the Sydney area. To begin with, Gosford Regional Gallery was selected & a visit organised for last Wednesday, 19th May.
Yvette Pritchard; featured artist. We had to start somewhere to encourage you all to get out & about at other galleries and Gosford was ideal. The featured artist on display in the foyer gallery space was (and still is – until 20th. June!) Yvette Pritchard, who was mentioned here a few weeks ago. A wonderful artist with a real, almost tangible appreciation of the bush as one would expect from a plein air devotee. She used mostly pen on paper with a bold, confident style that comes from many years experience & success & this was enjoyed immensely by all of us. It might just lead to more members wishing to become plein air practitioners.
There’s more to see! As if this art work were not enough, we all enjoyed the Edogawa Gardens to the rear of the gallery. Beautifully laid out in the Japanese tradition, they feature formal ‘manicured’ plantings, meandering paths, a couple of wooden bridges, waterfall, lake, gazebo & tea house, not to forget many colourful koi & a squadron (?) of ducks. We have been visiting for years & never tire of the tranquil environment.
Then lunch in the cafe & a totally excusable spend in the gift shop; which has a wonderful selection of art books, ceramics, glassware, accessories & my favourite; a beautiful range of greeting cards by local artists: well worth collecting just for their own sake!
A bonus exhibition. Tucked away next to the Regional Gallery is an additional treat…Another gallery space, which is the location for the many local art groups’ exhibitions & on this occasion it was the potters, with a selection of ceramics in every size & shape including a quirky example of bathing beauties of generous proportions but modestly covered, so you can display them without fear!
See for yourself! Here’s a few pictures to get you going (or should it be coming?) for our next excursion. Don’t be shy; if you have any favourite galleries; share! We’ll put them on the list!
Worth a Visit. We have just had a most delightful visit to the Toukley and District Art Society and Gallery. It was really worth it. On arrival we enjoyed Devonshire Tea served by one of the volunteers and then viewed the exhibition. An exhibition of Members’ works were on display, as well as an exhibition and competition of local artists’ works, which included paintings, jewellery, ceramics and a variety of other art forms. It was great. The exhibitions are rotated every two months, so there is a continuous supply of new works. There was also a rolling display of artists’ works on a monitor, which we really enjoyed. The Gallery is on the western shore of Tuggerah Lakes, just over the bridge from Toukley towards Gorokan in a beautiful park which is perfect for a picnic. There are seats in the Park and a children’s playground. See their website. We had a lovely time there.
Artists are encouraged to enter works that relate to this year’s theme ‘Fast fashion, fast food, fast running out of natural resources. There are three categories this year, with $11,000 in total prize money. Remagine Art Prize has a focus on the environment, promoting the sustainability concept of reduce, reuse and recycle.
Categories include: Digital Art – Stills, Mixed Media 3D/Mixed Media 2D and Painting/Drawing/ Printmaking. There is also a new Youth Award (16-18 years) and the People’s Choice Award which is voted by the public.
Remagine Art Prize will be on exhibition at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby, 4 – 20 June 2021. Entries close on Monday 17 May 2021, for more information and to enter go to www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/remagine
We’re so very disappointed to advise that given current conditions we are forced to postpone the 2020 Young Artists Competition which was scheduled for early April as part of Youth Week activities.
We’ve run this event in partnership with Sydney Art School for the last six years and provided lots of opportunities for the next generation of local artists to enjoy their first competition and exhibition.
We want to keep this event going for many years to come. However, following continued spread of COVID-19 and the ongoing changes to public events issued by the Commonwealth and State Departments of Health, we’ve taken the decision that in the interests of all involved: our volunteers, the parents and families and our young artists themselves our most prudent approach is to postpone the event at this time.
We won’t use the word cancel; our competition is simply postponed – and you can rest assured we will be staging this event as soon as we can, depending on government guidelines.
For those of you budding young artists at home – please use this time to prepare your work. The theme and the guidelines will not change, simply the timing of the exhibition. Make use of this delay to prepare a truly spectacular work (or more than one: remember you can enter up to three works), research your theme and expand your creative imagination and artistic talents to focus on the theme of ‘space.’
For those of you who are looking for options at home, please be aware that starting in Term 2, Sydney Art School will be offering virtual web-based art classes starting on 28 April. if you’d like more information please follow them on Facebook via the link or check out their website: https://sydneyartschool.com.au/
We hope that you all support our decision which we believe is in everyone’s best interest in these challenging times. Our thanks for your understanding.
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.
We have taken this decision to protect our members many of whom may be at a heightened risk if they were to contract the virus and also to ensure that our exhibition is seen by the widest audience as possible. We believe the next two-three weeks will be a vital time to slow the spread of the virus and to enable our health services to adequately deal with the presented confirmed cases.
Our intention for this year is to combine our Volunteers Exhibition which was scheduled for March, with our HAS Members Exhibition, which is scheduled to be on exhibition from 16-26 July. We are hoping that the Coronavirus situation will have sufficiently resolved itself by this time.
We thank all members and volunteers who have submitted an entry for this Volunteers Exhibition. We will hold your Entry Form until the Members Exhibition and will advise you of the new delivery, pick up and opening event details in a future email closer to the date.
We hope that you all support our decision which we believe is in everyone’s best interest.
Our thanks for your understanding – the team at Hornsby Art Society
Theme: ‘Fast fashion, fast food, fast running out of natural resources’
Remagine is an annual art prize and exhibition, held at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby. Since 2009, Hornsby Shire Council in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society have worked with artists promoting the concept of reduce, reuse and recycle. This year artists are asked to create works that relate to the theme ‘Fast fashion, fast food, fast running out of natural resources’.
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; www.johnhaycraft.com
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
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 2019 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.