Tuesday 27th June:  

 OPEN DAY at the COACH HOUSE from 9.30am

Come along if you wish to use the printing press or just have a relaxed day painting.

Tuesday 4th July:      DEMONSTRATION

Please note change of artist doing the demonstration. Unfortunately Holly Eva Gay had to cancel and we are very grateful to FAITH CUNNINGHAM  who has agreed, at short notice, to come and be our demonstrator. 

Faith is a well-known Illawarra based artist with an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts.
After completing her Advanced Diploma  Faith began painting landscapes and interior art works. Many of these works were exhibited in galleries around the Illawarra. 

After many years using oil, acrylic, watercolour and pastel paints, Faith discovered the exciting possibilities of mixed media. She now has a passion for exploring experimental techniques in both composition, layering, texture and imagery to create dynamic and unique works of art. The freedom of fluid acrylics, collage, stenciling and stamping gives her the freedom to play with unlimited possibilities.

Faith has exhibited and hung in the Wollongong City Gallery, Project Contemporary Artspace, Juanits Gallery in Austinmer. She has also been selected and hung in the Fishers Ghost Festival, Thirroul Seaside Arts Festival, Waverly Art Prize to name a few.

Faith has run many successful art workshops and specializes in teaching adult beginners.

I love sharing my experience with my students, motivating and encouraging them to explore and develop their own creativity and watch them begin the exciting journey into the world of art proctice.’

In her demonstration session Faith will demonstrate how to produce quick and easy cloudy skies, sunsets and stormy, overcast skies. Also how to use the same technique for out of focus backgrounds for flower paintings and as a background to produce simple but stunning stencil artworks.

1.00pm at the Coach House.   Stay after the demonstration for afternoon tea and a chat.        COST:  Members $10     Non members $15

8th – 9th July     WORKSHOP with CHAN DISSANAYAKE

There are still a few places available if you’d like to come for this wonderful watercolour experience.

CONTACT  Helen Pain 0432 232 054



KATHY KARAS at the Coach House TERM 3:

Kathy’s watercolour class on Mondays is booked out.






John Downton OAM.

John was awarded this prestigious award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards for 2017 for service to the visual arts as a maritime artist and to the community. So well deserved John. We are delighted for you.



Lynne Mullane:

Congratualtions to Lynne who has been a finalist in the GALLIPOLLI  ART  PRIZE in both  2016 and 2017.


Lynne says – ‘My painting ‘Les and his boys’ depicts an imagined encounter between my grandfather, Charles Leslie Webster (Les), a Light Horseman who served in World War I and three of his five sons, who were part of the Second Australian Imperial Force in World War II.

  Les is the tall proud figure at the back embracing his sons (from the left) Roy John Webster, Charles James Webster (Jim) and my father Lorne Leslie Webster.  ‘ 



Many thanks to all those who renewed their membership the last few weeks. Those who haven’t won’t receive any new letter emails after this one and will be counted as ex-members.