By now all members will have received a copy of the Entry Form and conditions of entry for our 41st Annual Exhibition – either by email or by post.

It’s gratifying to see entries already arriving – even some from non-members who have seen the forms on our website.  This is proof that our communication is working, and augurs well for our exhibition.

Big thanks to Doreen and Ray for all the care and effort they have once again put into the entry forms and the website – and indeed so many aspects of the exhibition.

I hope everyone is now painting and coming up with wonderful works to enter in the exhibition.


You may have noticed that the Leagues Club has recently been undergoing renovation, and we are thrilled that the updates include a new-look Auditorium and Conference Room. Several of your committee were lucky enough to have a preview inspection, and we were blown away by the changes. We are so lucky that our exhibition will be one of the first users of the newly renovated rooms. The spaces are essentially the same, and we are busily working out how best to make the most of the new decor. It’s very exciting. More details next month.


Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not kind on the first day of our raffle ticket selling at the Kiama Seaside Market. However, it was a good practice run. Hopefully the sun will shine on Sunday July 21st and we’ll be able to promote the exhibition and sell many raffle tickets.  Joe Maul has volunteered to create his always popular caricatures so why not pop down to help sell tickets, or just say hello. Thanks to Joe!

This year’s raffle features a fabulous etching of The Kiama Coast by our member and committee member Colin Harwood, and a lovely watercolour by Melbourne artist Julie Goldspink, who will be tutoring a workshop for us in late September.  Thank you Colin and Julie for your generosity.

Happy painting everyone.                                                                                                                                                           Helen




Every year at this time we put out a call for members to participate, in whichever way they are able, to ensure smooth running of the Annual Exhibition at the Kiama Leagues Club. The response has always been wonderful! So, if you can, we would be pleased to hear from you again.                                    With thanks from the AnEx Team.

WEDNESDAY 28th AUGUST                   BUMP-IN DAY

Registration volunteers’ entries processed 9.00am to 10.00am before the  doors open.

REGISTRATION  DESKS:                         9.00am to 12pm                                                         

We need a team of volunteers to accept and process the paintings –

  1. One group to sit and mark off artist and paintings in the register and find the correct painting section numbers .   (6 people)                                                                                                
  2. Another group to stand at the table and attach these numbers to paintings and place paintings in designated area for the Runners.   (6 people)
  3. RUNNERS to take paintings from registration desk area to each section (4 people)                                             Please ring Doreen on 0414 703 271

HANGING THE ENTRIES:             11.00am to 4.00pm

We are seeking volunteers to assist with hanging the exhibition, especially members who are confident to lift heavy paintings and climb the ladder when necessary. If this is you, please put your name down.                                           

  Ring Helen on 0432 232 054 if you would like to be on the Hanging Team.

Thursday 29th AUGUST                     JUDGING from 9.30am

Friday      30th AUGUST                   OPENING NIGHT     6pm

31st AUGUST to 7th SEPTEMBER     


32 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to take entrance money and sell raffle tickets   

2 shifts each day … 10.00am to 1.30pm & 1.30pm to 5pm.    Two people per shift.

Please ring Robyn on 0407 939 528

                                                                                                                                                                                                        SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER:   10.00am till 12 noon                   BUMP  OUT


JULY is brimming with activity. Check your diary and make sure you participate in at least one of the varied events on offer. While you have your diary out, check the dates of our exhibition and see when you would be available to help. We need all the wonderful volunteers we get each year to make our exhibition great.


This exhibition begins on Thursday. There is room for more exhibitors. We always have a wonderful and varied group of paintings at the Fire Station so if you haven’t shown your work there before, now is a great time. Download the two required forms from the Exhibition page on our web site and ring Heather on 4232 2692.

It is free entry for all KAS members and 15% commission of any sales. Looking forward to a great show.

DEMONSTRATION:    2nd JULY       Peter Wale – Pen and Wash     

I thoroughly enjoyed my last visit to Kiama Art Society and am therefore extremely pleased and grateful to be invited back to demonstrate another of my favourite mediums.

This time we will explore the beauty of “Pen and Wash”. 

A pen, a little ink and some water, a brush and a piece of paper, and let the fun begin…..

I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it, as we unleash the magic of this exciting medium!


COST:  $10 members    $15 visitors which includes afternoon tea.


WORKSHOP  –   20th-21st JULY:     Ken Tucker


28 Meehan Drive       Kiama Downs               Times 9.30am – 4pm.

Cost: Members $180, Non-members $200

Outline of the course: Two days of painting fun and inspiration with our prize- winning KAS member, Ken Tucker. Suitable for both beginners and more advanced artists.

 Day 1: Abstract mixed media on watercolour paper 600 gsm (A2 size)

Bring charcoal, inks, pencils and acrylics. (no set palette).

Day 2: Acrylic on Canvas – 80x80cm.  Land or seascape.

Bring whatever paints and colours you already have, or that are your favourites. No set palette.  Bring an assortment of brushes, including some larger to 2-inch maximum.

Bring an old credit card. Bring your own easel, palettes, rags, plastic table covering, floor covering, spray bottle, water containers, etc.

Subjects: Bring a selection of your own images of land or seascapes. However, Ken will provide a land and seascape for those who prefer a set image.

Refreshments: Morning and afternoon tea provided.    Bring your own lunch, or you can purchase from nearby shops.

To Register: Please email Helen Pain on to register your interest. Please include your contact phone number and method of payment (cash, cheque, direct deposit)

To Pay: Forward to Treasurer Ray Teasdale

Cash in an envelope with your name, code word and amount.                  Cheque: payable to the Kiama Art Society. Write name and Code Word TUC on the back of the cheque. Post to The Treasurer, PO BOX 707, Kiama, 2533. Direct Deposit (online): Westpac BSB: 032 689: Account No. 540 168. Please include your name and Code Word TUC on your bank statement.  Email Helen to indicate you have paid.

Pay ASAP. Your payment secures your place at the workshop.       ONLY A FEW PLACES REMAINING.




Tony Hull and his enthusiastic group have 2 Wednesdays left before the term end.

Errol McLean and his keen water colourists will meet Tuesday, 9th July when they will be continuing their series on ‘Portraits’.

Kathy Karas will resume her Watercolour Class on Monday, 22nd July to 26th August and Acrylics on Thursday, 25th July to 29th August. There are 2 vacancies on the Thursday.

Kathy is happy to take names to go on a  waiting list . RING KATHY ON  0419 633 562 



Claude Monet Impression, Soleil Levant 1872 Paris, Musée Marmottan MonetJoin the Kiama Art Society for a bus trip to the

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

                             to see the

Monet, Impression Sunrise Exhibition


We are asking for expressions of interest from those who are interested in coming for a day to the gallery.

DATE:  Wednesday 14th August

COST: $95   which includes Bus, Morning Tea and Entry to the NGA


Email        or      Mobile 0419633562


ONE-DAY WATERCOLOUR WORKHOP:     Saturday, 21st September

                                                with KATHY KARAS


Have you wanted to try your hand at watercolour painting but don’t know where or how to begin?

Kathy Karas will be holding a one-day watercolour workshop especially for beginners.

Saturday 21st September 2019

The Coach House, Farmer Street. Kiama

                   9.30 am – 4pm

In this workshop you will learn easy and simplified techniques on how watercolour works, the best watercolour materials to use to get you started enjoying the wonderful medium of watercolour for the beginner or for anyone who would like to go back to basics to brush up on their watercolour technique.

All materials supplied for this workshop.   COST:   $100 members          $110 non-members

Contact Helen Pain helen.pain44@gmail to book


PLEASE NOTE:                               

   If you haven’t renewed your 2019/2020 membership, this will be the last newsletter you receive and you will be deleted from our membership list.

We would be very sorry to lose you.

Renew straight away.