It’s all over for another year.What a great exhibition we have had. Fabulous artworks, a great opening night function, 20 paintings sold, and a constant stream of art lovers visiting the fabulous newly refurbished Leagues Club Function Rooms. Congratulations to the winners and all who exhibited, and huge thanks to members who helped with registration, hanging, sitting, and bump out etc.

Special thanks are due to our sponsors:

  • Major Gold Level Sponsors: Kiama Leagues Club and Kiama Municipal Council.

  • Silver Level Sponsors: Illawarra Financial Services and Kiama Cabs

  • Blue level Sponsors: Bombo Curtains and Blinds; Lazy Susan Art Supplies; Raine and Horne Real Estate; Kiama and District Business Chamber.

  • Red Level Sponsors: Framed By Us; Kiama Mini Coaches; Levers Art Supplies, Wollongong; Kiama Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Arthouse Direct, Nowra; Fern Street Gallery Gerringong; Kiama Health Destination Pharmacy; The Wildflower Studio, Kiama.

  • White level Sponsors: Greg Rodgers and Associates; Jamberoo Art Group; Smile Elite Real Estate; Killmore and Sons; Object Electrical; Knickerboxers, Kiama; Big4 Easts Beach Holiday Park.

  • Special High School Student Award Sponsor- 3 classes tuition with artist Ken Tucker. – Two Gulls Studio Ken and Lea Tucker.

The exhibition would not happen without the support of all these generous business people and organisations.  We thank each and every one for their contribution.

Members, please support these local sponsors as they so generously support us.

My personal special thanks to our hard-working committee – Robyn, Ray, Doreen, Heather, Karen, Colin and Kathy. It’s amazing that so much can be accomplished by so few!


Life membership as you know is the highest form of thanks, made to acknowledge outstanding and significant commitment given by a member to an organisation over a long period of time. Following the September committee meeting, Life Membership was awarded to Past President Judy White in recognition of her contribution to KAS during her 13-year membership, including her 9 years as President. The committee specially thank Judy for her belief in the committee as a team.  I’m sure we all thank her for the warmth and friendship she extended to members old and new. Judy remains a member, and we look forward to seeing her at many KAS events for a long time to come. Congratulations Judy White.


We sadly report that Kathy Karas who has been our resident artist for 5 years has decided to finish her weekly classes at the Coach House.  Kathy has helped and inspired many with her skill and patience as an artist, teacher, and organiser. Kathy will remain a member, but without the ongoing weekly commitment she will have more time to concentrate on expanding her own art practice, and maybe even have some time to relax!  I’m sure we all wish Kathy every success with her art and whatever else she undertakes.

STUDENT AWARD: Did you know the Art Society supports an annual prize for the Top Yr 12 Art Student at Kiama High School?  This award is long- standing, and I’m delighted to be your rep this year and award the prize at the coming Year 12 graduation.

There are many activities planned for the rest of the year, and lots more information to absorb, so keep reading!                                                                                                       Helen Pain

Thank you to all those who entered our exhibition to make it such an inspiring and interesting art show of a very high standard.
 2020 EXHIBITION to be held on the 21st to 29th AUGUST.
 Put those dates in your diary.

OVERALL WINNERS:                

1st Prize Overall       

Sonja Bowden

 ‘Trophy Saddle’


2nd Prize Overall

 Lexie Watt

  ‘On the Banks of the Darling”



3rd Prize Overall


 Christine Gordon-Smith

  ‘Over Time’



Overall KAS Special Prize

 Sylvia Hawthorne


 ‘Painted Desert’



  SECTION A:                               SECTION B:                        SECTION C:

1st   Dorothy Rae Sullivan                        1st    Helen Pain                              1st    Vicki Hazzard

        ‘Storm’                                                          ‘Glow’                                              ‘Kiama Post Office’

2nd  Judith White                                        2nd  Catherine Carr                        2nd  Colin Harwood

KAS Jutta Chalk                                          KAS  Renate Fischer                     3rd  Carole Massey

HC Colin Harwood                                      HC  Helga Kelly

C    David Lake   &  C    Neville Connor


SECTION D:                             SECTION E:                                SECTION F:

1st  Brett McGrath                                  1st  Robyn Drake                                      1st  Evelyne Smith

      ‘Reflections’                                         ‘How Now Brown Cow’                          ‘Newton Train, NSW’

2nd  John Downton                                 2nd  Elspeth McCombe                            2nd  Julia Walsh

KAS  Jann Parkes                                    KAS  Salwa Woodroffe                            KAS   Peter Berry

HC  Kim Grivas                                   HC  Cindy Florence &  C   Cheryl Howlett

SECTION G:                                               SECTION H:

1st  Emma Lamont                                    1st  Nicola Porrit

2nd Mica Heslop  and                                      2nd  Nakita Hockey and

2nd Jisu Baek                                            2nd   Nicola Porritt

HC  Claudia Lamont                                 HC Kahlan Hockey and  HC Nicolas Heinecke

C     Chelsea Stephanou                           C   Richie Coroneos and   C Kahlan Hockey


 WINNER MOST POPULAR PAINTING:     Ken Tucker   ‘Washerwoman’s Beach, Bendalong’


 RAFFLE WINNERS:     Ali Pitt (from Wagga Wagga)     Heather Hill (Meares Place, Kiama)


I’m sure you remember the demonstration by the charismatic Peter Wale. Well, he is coming to the Coach House, 3A Farmer Street, Kiama in Term 4.

Peter is a Nature Artist and will run an 8-week course beginning 16th October,  10.00am to 12.30pm for $240 for the 8 weeks or $35 casual fee. 

These classes will appeal to those interested in Botanical and Wildlife Illustration and all aspects of land sea and and waterscape. Exploring a variety of mediums including graphite, charcoal, pastels, coloured pencils, watercolour, pen and ink and acrylics. You will be invited to try various mediums or work with the one(s) you love most.
Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists, this will be an inspiring and highly fulfilling course.
















Another KAS date for your diary.


Christmas Lunch

Kiama Leagues Club Auditorium

Come and join us for a 3-course Christmas lunch…..  Cost..   $38

Bookings close 22nd November so get in early.