to Mar 12


Free falling is an exhibition of recent abstract works. The exhibition shows mixed media works using drawn hot wax, tissue paper, paint and pastel etc; and also embroidered works and paintings.
Opening Friday 9 Feb 6-8pm

Art at St Francis
326 Lonsdale St Melbourne.

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to Feb 25


A series of drawings and prints sketched from life with a strong emphasis on movement. The white page becomes a stage where form and choreography take place. Exhibiting with Homage to the Nude by DIANNE GAMESON.
Opening Tuesday 6th February 6pm to 8pm

Angela Robarts Bird Gallery
Gasworks Arts Park
21 Graham Street Albert Park, Victoria 3206
Phone: 03 8606 4200. Www.gasworks.org.au

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to Dec 10

Plein air painting at Kew Billabong with MARK DOBER

3 Sundays workshop
Kew Billabong
10am - 2pm, Sunday 19 Nov, Sunday 3 Dec and 10 Dec 2017

Mark Dober combines demonstrating with his own painting; while giving everyone individual attention and assistance (including working on students’ painting. Each session winds up with a discussion/critique of everyone’s work.

Cost per participant is $180 (for HAS members), and $210 for non-members (this automatically confers a membership). Workshop fee must be paid in advance.

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to Nov 11

Ede Horton Glass Artist

Opening Saturday 28 October 2 - 4pm
Hawthorn Studio & gallery
635 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn East

Her sculptures focus on emotional vulnerability and personal / cultural identity. Ede thinks of herself as a storyteller. In her work she looks for ways from an historical perspective to talk about how, through the generations, we deal not only with change but how we recognise and retain the richness of our memories and rituals that thread consistently through our lives and define who are.


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7:30 PM19:30

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting of the Hawthorn Artists Society is to be held at the Studio, The Basement, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017


  1. Welcome
  2. Present/Apologies
  3. Confirmation of minutes: AGM 17th September 2016
  4. Matters arising from minutes
  5. residents Report – Annual report of the Committee.
  6. Accounts for Year ending 30 June 2017
  7. Resolutions regarding annual subscription and number of committee members.
  8. Election of Office Bearers
  9. Incoming Presidents remarks
  10. General Business
  11. Close

Every financial member of the Society is welcome, has a right to attend and to vote. A member may appoint any other member as his or her proxy to vote and speak on his or her behalf. A form appointing a proxy must be given to the Chairperson of the meeting before or at the commencement of the meeting. A form sent by post or electronically must be received no later than 24 hours before the commencement of the meeting.

Peter Howie, Secretary
26st September 2017

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to Oct 6

Heather Betts

2 day painting workshop

This important contemporary artist returns to Australia from working in Germany.

Her ongoing time in Berlin with expressionism, will provide insights into Heather's deep knowledge and experience for 16 participants over 2 days. Work will be in acrylic paint and mixed media.

Heather’s wonderfully infectious energy will have participants working rapidly on several paintings at once, to quickly test ideas, open possibilities and then develop larger works through many layers. Learn how to start and know when to call a piece finished. Learn new possibilities from an introduction to the complex underpainting, vibrant colours and powerful, seemingly distilled, drawn images that identify Heather’s work.

SOLD OUT and unable to take more names on waiting list.

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to Sep 17

Art in the lane 17

An event from some of our talented members.

A diverse collection of works by seventeen artists.

Saturday 9, Sunday 10, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, September 2017.

Cate Taylor, singer/guitarist, performingher original songs on 9, 10 and 16 September.

Mobile: 0438 536 283 terrygriffinart@gmail.com

3 Selleck Lane Glen Iris

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to Oct 15

The You Yangs - Mark Dober

Reflecting the enduring interest of artists in this unique location, this exhibition of recent watercolours by Mark Dober includes large-scale multi-panelled works painted en plein air in a vibrant palette.

Floor talk at the Gallery, on Saturday 16 September at 2pm.

While you are there, go see the 2017 Geelong acquisitive print awards.

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to Jul 30

Phil Kreveld — The Voyage

An exhibition from one of our talented members.

Phil Kreveld’s exhibition references his cultural heritage and universal themes. Phil said that one’s voyage through life is perceived looking back, and that his paintings look back through his Jewish roots becoming distinguishable, impelling him to reflect on διασπορα (diaspora). Originally referring to the scattering of Jews, he attempts to show that cultural heritage and shared humanity more than native soil not only define us, but create bonds we break at our peril.

Artist’s floor talk. Friday 28 July at 12.30pm

Glen Eira City Council Gallery Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield

Admission is free

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 10am–5pm Weekends 1pm–5pm

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to Jul 30

Creative Space Collective

An event from some of our talented members.

A group of artists from the Hawthorn Artists Society have joined together under the guidance of their teacher to present an ambitious exhibition of abstract paintings.

Offering insight into various techniques and styles of abstraction, this exhibition will celebrate the work of developing artists, as well give an insight into the way the individual can give voice to their ideas through colour and form.

Sun 9 July 2017, 10:00am - 5:00pm 10am - 5pm, Tuesday to Friday. 10am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays.

Town Hall Gallery 360 Burwood Road Hawthorn VIC 3122

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to May 16

Still Life Painting with Lewis Miller

Tuesday 2nd 9th & 16th May


Still life painting with Lewis Miller


The art of still life is not quite as old as the world, but getting there. Its art forms are many and varied—think of Jean Gris, Morandi, Matisse, the Flemish masters, like van Ostade, Flinck, etc. Lewis, an Australian artist with an international following, is well-known for his portraiture but he is also engrossed in the still life form of quiet contemplation where his mastery of technique combined with sensitivity crystallises into jewel-like, sparkling observations. Sharpen your skills and gain new insights in the art still life painting
Tuesday 2 May: 9.00am till 1.00pm; demonstration and talking through the process; setup and practice.
Tuesdays 9 and 16 May, studio practice.
Cost per participant is $150 (HAS members), and $180 for non-members (this automatically confers amembership for the 2017 calendar year).
Class fee must be paid at time of registration. EFT BSB 063138
and Acct No 00901737
Please identify payment by name and membership number; or surname and initials and “Miller”
If paying by cheque, please identify the check in the same manner as per EFT.
Please post your cheque to: Hawthorn Artists Society PO Box 37, Hawthorn 3122
For more information email Eva Miller at evamil707@gmail.com

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2:30 PM14:30

John Spooner

John Spooner—legendary cartoonist talks about his years at The Age and will delight his audience with a wonderful “Show and Tell”

A unique opportunity to meet an accomplished artist and media personality

John Spooner is a man of many parts, erstwhile lawyer, cricket tragic and one of Australia’s important artists. His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Victorian State Library—and the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum. He is the recipient of three Walkley Awards. John Spooner is represented by Chrysalis Publishing Gallery and Studio.

Hawthorn Arts Centre (formerly the Hawthorn Town Hall)
360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
Zelman Room (level 1)
Admission: FREE

John Spooner Cartoon.jpg
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11:00 AM11:00

Glenferrie Festival

Hawthorn Artist Society is moving into a new phase of development in our new home. We can now tell the community about what we offer, attracting new members and new events. To help us do this, HAS will have marquees at the Glenferrie Festival 5 March.

Say hello to your fellow members at the marquee and have a great day at the festival!

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to Mar 7

Painting the Clothed Figure Class with Mike Kowalski

Capturing the essence of the figure in watercolour is challenging. The best watercolours, to me are confident and direct, with a bold use of color. Learning to see and identify color and it’s temperature will make our job a bit easier. We will spend some time constructing a solid figure drawing working on simplifying form. The addition of clothing will add some colour punch and drawing challenges. Learning to mix good colour, playing with dramatic lighting and interesting poses should make a pleasurable experience with watercolour.


Class commences Tuesday, 14 February, and runs for three further consecutive Tuesday sessions till 7 March, times 10 AM till 1 PM. Venue: HAS studio, Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn 3122 Cost for members, $200 Cost for non-members $250

See classes page for more information or click HERE

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to Jan 22

Plein Air Painting Weekend with Mark Dober

We will be painting at the charming and quiet village of Taradale, in the goldfields of central Victoria. Taradale is on the Old Calder Highway – accessed by taking the Malmsbury/Taradale exit from the Calder Freeway. It is a one and a half hour drive from Melbourne.

For further details visit the workshops page.

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