Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Spring Affair Exhibition 17th-19th October

Macquarie Towns Arts Society Annual Spring Affair

At Richmond School of Arts - cnr West Market St and March St, Richmond

Opening night is on Friday 17th Oct – 7pm

Exhibition open from 10am – 4pm Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October

We will have a wonderful display of Artworks and Craft for sale.

Artists will include some of our local well known artists John Shields, Gloria Galvin, Carolyn Clarke, Julie Simmons, Malcolm Robertson, Deidre Morrison and many others.

We hope you can make it!

Friday, September 12, 2014

MASTER and APPRENTICES Opening Sat 20th Sept


Everyone is enthusiastically invited to attend 
an Exhibition of New Works 
by the Students of MARCIA REA, Professional Artist and Teacher;
 Mary Vassallo, Shanthi Kugenthiran, Denise Sancbergs,
Ken Callaghan, Ed Sancbergs.


2.00pm Sat 20th Sept 2014 (wine & canap├ęs)
Then each day between 10.00am & 4pm until Sun 28th Sept.


522 Terrace Road, Freemans Reach. NSW..
ph 4579 6338

Painting by Marcia to be raffled in support of

Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Richmond Jubilee 20th September

On the 20th September Richmond will be alive with activity for our inaugural event "Richmond Jubilee"

MTAS members are invited to show their works at the Magnolia Mall  - 285 Windsor St Richmond.

Please speak to Deidre Morrison on 02 45783 555 for more information

For the best weekend within an hour of Sydney CBD...

Head on out to the end of the line for the inaugural
 Richmond Jubilee 
Saturday 20th September 2014. 


from Richmond to Mulgrave RETURN every hour on Saturday 20th starting at 9.30am to 11.30am then 1.30pm to 3.30pm
(Tickets: $15 adult, $10 child or $45 family)
The train will also be running on Sunday 21st between Richmond and Mulgrave at the same times and for the same prices. 

Tickets can be pre-purchased online HERE or in person at The Bank Bazaar  (Old NAB - 290 Windsor Street Richmond).

There's also loads of free fun for all the family, great food at the local cafes, pubs & restuarants, fabulous unique stores, old fashioned games and storytelling for the kids, heritage walking tours of our historic Macquarie town, hot rods, horse & cart rides, showcase of Hawkesbury accommodation & leisure activities, shoppers raffle, stalls, displays and the Richmond Good Food Market in Richmond Park.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mixed Media Workshop - Jody Graham - Saturday 20th Sept

Mixed Media Workshop - Jody Graham - Saturday 20th Sept

9:30am to 4pm
Yarramundi Community Centre, 54 Thornbill Way, Nepean Park Estate, Yarramundi.

An inspiring artist whose demonstration using charcoal and watercolour last year proved very popular.

$45 for members
$50 for non members
Morning tea provided, please bring your own lunch.
Anyone wishing to participate should contact Narelle (02 4565 9222) asap.

Some further info:


Jody Graham is a Sydney-based artist whose work encompasses drawing, mixed media, sculpture and installation. Jody is best known for her bold, expressive urban landscapes, particularly of industrial and construction sites and older buildings, exploring themes of impermanence, loss and erasure. She favours the directness of plein air sketching as the basis for work in the studio. Jody has been selected twice for the Kedumba Drawing Collection and as a finalist in several drawing awards including the Dobell and Adelaide Perry. Solo exhibitions in 2011 and 2013 focused on urban and industrial landscapes but there is recurring interest in portraiture and animal studies.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Monthly Meeting AGM & Picture Mirror Framing Tuesday Sept 9th 7.30pm

Our next Arts Society Meeting coming up is Tuesday Sept 9th 7.30pm. We are welcoming Picture Mirror Framing to give us some advice on Framing and techniques to make your work look great.

Also this meeting is for our Annual General Meeting.

As a society this year we have had a very dedicated committee who have worked very hard to 'keep the show on the road'!
This year it would be fantastic if we have some new faces on our committee!
Our society needs volunteers to keep us running.
This year Sheila Sharp, as our current Treasurer, has done an excellent job, but will not be able fill the position again due to other committments.
If you or your family/friends may be able to take on this role or any of the other roles, please consider the position as we all know that many hands make light work!

We want our Arts Society to continue well into the future with many successful artistic endeavours to come.

We have the following roles to fill:

(1)   President
(2)   Vice President
(3)   Secretary
(4)   Treasurer
(5)   Assistant Secretary
(6)   Assistant Treasurer
(7)   Publicity Officer
(8)   Membership Officer
(9)   Functions Officer
(10)  Children's Art Classes Co-ordinator

We also have Non Committee Positions that need to be filled. This means you have a role to help the society but are not expected to attend committee meetings, even though most welcome to if you wouold like to:

Newsletter & Graphic Editor
Field day Organiser
Exhibition Manager
Exhibition Equip Mgr
Catering Supper
Catering Exhibitions
Functions RSA
Public Officer
CASS Representative
Assistant Librarian
Open Day Organisers (Yarramundi)
Historian/Archives Officer

Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

7.30pm Tuesday 9th September at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Entry is free for this meeting - members and visitors (includes supper) For Enquiries phone Sharron 02 4572 5580

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for over 50 years. New memberships with the society are always welcome.
For further details for memberships please contact Satya on 0405 337 652

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September/October School Holiday Workshops, 2014

We have our School Holiday kids Workshops on again for September/October.
10am - 12nn1pm - 3pm
Mon 22nd SeptMake MasksDraw Dinosaurs
Tue 23rd SeptDraw Fairies & MermaidsTreasure Boxes 
Wed 24th SeptWatercoloursPottery
Thu 25th SeptMake Tin Can RobotsDraw with Pastels
Fri 26th SeptJewellery
Mon 29th SeptMake Little Clay AnimalsDraw Bugs and Butterflies
Tue 30th SeptPaint a LandscapeDraw Dragons            
Wed 1st OctPaint Pet RocksPapier Mache Sculpture
Thu 2nd Oct
Make Mini Monsters 
Fri 3rd Oct

Cost: $14 per 2hr workshop; all equipment supplied. 

Venue: Richmond Art Supplies,
Shop 10 Magnolia Mall,
285 Windsor St, Richmond

Bookings Essential: phone Deidre 0412 979731

MTAS After School Art Classes for Term 4, 2014, also Now Enrolling.