Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Monthly Meeting & Demonstration - Feb 10th: Mellissa Read-Devine 'Colourful Acrylics'

This month we are pleased to welcome Mellissa  Read-Devine to our Monthly Meeting for February Tuesday the 10th at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

Mellissa was born in England and as a child emigrated to Australia with her family. She has studied & practiced printmaking and painting continuously since the mid ‘90s and is a recipient of many prizes and awards. Her sought after  works are part of many private and public collections around the world.

Living in rural Sydney overlooking the Hawkesbury River, Mellissa’s work ranges between vibrant interpretations of her local landscape to intricate wood & linocuts. Her combination of quirkiness and calm blend to create works with a strong spiritual base.

Latest achievement to date was to be finalist in 2014 Paddington Art Prize.

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 10th February 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 $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) For Enquiries phone Satya on 0405 337 652 or

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

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

John Shields wins Australia Day Art Award

At the Hawkesbury Australia Day Awards ceremony held at the Richmond Club, MTAS past President John Shields, was awarded the "Community Arts Award". 
He was presented with a certificate & medal by Australia Day Ambasador, Don Burke OAM & Mayor Kim Ford. 
A number of MTAS members were in the large crowd at the ceremony. 
All agreed it was a well deserved honour.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Julie Simmons CASS Artist of the Year 2015

Congratulations to Julie Simmons from MTAS for winning CASS Artist of the year for 2015!

To read more about Julie please visit here:

January School Holiday Workshops, 2015

Here are some photos from our workshops so far. They have been lots of fun! 

We still have spaces left in the following:

10 am – 12 noon 1pm – 3pm
Wed 21st Make Clay Animals Draw With Pastels
Thu 22nd Draw Bugs & Butterflies Make Mini Monsters
Fri 23rd Cartooning ---------------

Cost: $14 per 2hr workshop; all equipment supplied.  @ Richmond Art Supplies,

To book please phone Deidre 0412 979 731

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The 25th Annual Art of Sydney Awards - 24th - 27th January 2015

Combined Art Societies of Sydney Inc

The 25th Annual Art of Sydney Awards

Australian National Maritime Museum,
Darling Harbour
24th - 27th January 2015
Daily Admission is free

Official Opening and Presentation of Awards
8pm, Friday 23rd January, 2015.
Opening Night Tickets are $25.00 per person

Payments may be made by cheque, by direct deposit, or at the door on the opening night.
Cheques to be made out to the Combined Art Societies of Sydney
to PO Box 343, Kingswood 2747

Please email or phone 0417 170 1960417 170 196
to reserve your ticket and for direct deposit details.
Refreshments served from 7pm.

The 25th Annual Art of Sydney Awards