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 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).
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.
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 lizwilsonjewellery.com.au
- 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 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
Last year the Society held a 9×5 exhibition based on the original impressionist exhibition of August 1889. It was deemed a success and it is on again this year,
Entries for the 2019 9×5 Exhibition are now open. See here for details
And the entry form is here
Entries now open for the Black and White exhibition. Open to all media, and any shade of grey from black to white.
Here is a link to the entry form