HAS Volunteers Exhibition – 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. 

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

Remagine 2020

Art Prize and Exhibition

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’.

$10,000 in prize money

Click here to enter now!

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; www.johnhaycraft.com

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

2020 Volunteers Exhibition Entry Form

Please be advised that the Hornsby Art Society has taken the decision to postpone the current HAS Volunteers Exhibition.   Click here for more information.

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.

Prior to submitting, please read the Terms and Conditions.

Important Dates 

  • Entry Closing Date: 13th March 2020
  • Artwork Drop off date: 15 March 2020 (4 – 5pm)
  • Opening Night: 20 March 2020
  • Exhibition:  19 March – Sunday 29 March 2019 (10am – 4pm Thursday to Sunday during the Exhibition Period)
  • Collection of works:  29 March 2020 (4pm – 5pm)

Entries

  • The maximum number of works per entrant is 5, subject to space considerations.
  • Open to Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media, Oil, Drawing, Watercolour, Acrylic

Exhibition Entry Fee and Commission

  • There is no entry fee for this exhibition however as a condition of Entry all participating artists must fulfil one four hour shift on the Exhibition Staffing Roster during the Exhibition.
  • Sales will be managed by HAS with a 25% commission on all exhibition sales retained by HAS

VOLUNTEER

Sign up to volunteer for the exhibition (TBA)

ENTRY FORM is currently offline

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 www.mellowcrest.com.

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!

Fees;

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