About our Artist Society

'What makes this Society different, is that it is so affordable and embraces all ranges of interest ; student, amateur, professional. New members and groups are welcome. Everybody's effort is appreciated and anyone can exhibit'     - Susan Fabian


Overview of the Society:

Hawthorn Artist Society is an incorporated association registered under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981. (Registered number A0027862V with Community Affairs Victoria)

It is a not for profit organisation whose aims include:

  • encourage and foster all types of visual art
  • arrange exhibitions of works of art and facilitate meetings discussions and activities
  • encourage young and adult artist and to maintain an Art centre and school
  • co-operate with other groups or societies with similar interests.

The Society has a proud history spanning over thirty five years. During that time many hundreds of artists, including some of the most distinguished artists in Australia, have worked, studied, lectured and participated in activities at the Society’s studio.

The Society’s base is primarily local. It encourages a wide range of styles and methods of drawing and painting. The particular styles and emphasis are determined by the participants. The excellence and reputation of its leading members does attract participants from outside the municipality. 

The society welcomes applications for membership from experienced artists and beginners. Membership is open to the public and regular users of the Studio are expected to become members. There are currently over 150 members. 

The Society is run by its members through an elected and co-opted management committee. The management committee and other members act voluntarily and freely contribute thousands of hours work to the running of the Society.