Renee is conducting this 1-day workshop at the Coach House using acrylic and impasto to create abstract lilies.

This is more than our usual charge for a one-day workshop but Renee is going to provide everything needed for the workshop. 

All brushes, knives, etc

A premium stretched canvas ( 30 cm x 60 cm)

All paints – Matisse high-pigment colours

Chromacryl impasto medium

Art Spectrum Gloss varnish for finishing

D-rings and cord, so your work will be ready to hang. 


Cost : $145       Contact Helen Pain  0432 232 054


To become an exhibitor at this exhibition please contact Heather to arrange when you can sit at the exhibition.   ph 42 322 692   mob 0438 322 692

Entry is free but you must download the entry form below.

Old Fire Station Registration Form


Please place the date in your diary and come and join us for a 2-course luncheon at the Kiama Leagues Club, 12.00pm.

COST: $30

You may pay online – BSB: 032689; Account number: 540168

Please use the codeword – XMAS and put your NAME.

or MAIL payment to:

 The Treasurer

Kiama Art Society

PO Box 707

Kiama  2533

We welcome these new members to KAS  and look forward to meeting them at our activities.

Susan Alexander…Kiama       Linda Quimby…Warilla

Rebecca Adlington…Kiama   Gilian Clapham…Berry

Anne French…Kiama               Margaret Lamb…Woodhill

Vivienne Weidler…Coalcliff    Neville Connor…North Nowra


to the following members –


Kiama Art Society Life Member Philip Cooper is about to celebrate his 90th birthday on 2nd November.  Philip tells of his interesting life over those 90 years.
Times change and new members join art societies hoping to get benefit from like minds. I have been voted Life Member of two art societies, Kiama and Shoalhaven where I was an active member, My wife Barbara was also voted a member of the Kiama Art Society for our interest and efforts. The Shoalhaven Society used our gallery as a meeting place for some time.
I was born 2nd November, 1927 along with my twin brother, both with artistic genes. This birthday is a special occasion for me with my twin brother able to join with me in the celebration.
I am unable to participate  in the society since my stroke but still enjoy some painting for pleasure.
I went to school at Chatswood and Crows Nest, Sydney, and started work with my father as a typewriter mechanic and went to East Sydney Art School at Darlinghurst at night with my twin brother. I tried to get a job in art but as it was the end of World War 11, the scarcity of work led me to a job decorating glass. I became head designer with house decorations and murals, a job I did for 30 years. My twin brother joined me in this industry  and he remained there until he retired.
I was always trying to promote myself, and took on teaching art at Adult Education at night at Miranda Public School 3 nights a week and it was a popular class of 20 pupils. I liked teaching perspective and remember a pupil saying after a lesson that when she walked down the street she could see perspective all around her. 
I was a member of the Sutherland Art Society and was president for a time. We put shows on at various venues with me stacking the mobile screens on my trailer.
I tried various jobs; silk screening, industrial graphic art, resident artist at Sutherland Council and I suppose I was a bit of an extrovert – a showoff  with my art so I talked myself into doing ‘Portraits While You Wait’ at Miranda Fair on Saturday mornings for 4 hours and my sitters paid me instead of me paying for models. It was very popular and I started using graphite and coloured pencils and changed to charcoal and pastel which I handled faster and more freely. I got commissions and a new impetus in life and approached the Argyle Centre in the Rocks, Sydney, to do my portraits and my new venture took off.  I began with a small staff in the corridor and eventually had a shop which was an art gallery and framing for the portraits upstairs and I did the portraits downstairs. This was my best times – well in front of the public but I was working 7 days a week with weekends the busiest and holidays extraordinary. I had 2 weeks break occasionally to keep me sane.
Eventually, when I was unable to get a larger shop to increase my gallery size, we looked around for a gallery and ended up with Allenwood Art Centre in Bomaderry with a 5 1/2 acre property and a new adventure.
The gallery was a great success, with many art shows of well-known artists and we ran it for 8 years until we retired to Cambewarra for another 7 years before moving to Blue Haven Retirement Village.
My wife Barbara has passed away but I still live in my unit and paint.
The time has flown quickly and times have changed from my childhood days when I was aspiring to be an artist. Then the milk was delivered by milk cart and now we have chain stores and iPhones with cameras. Oh well!’
Philip still has energy and enthusiasm for his art and is an inspiration for us all.


 We are pleased to announce that Ken Tucker,  Two Gulls Studio. Kiama Downs is a  Finalist-  Open Category in the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award.


“Bush Symphony”      Acrylic on Canvas

You are invited to:    Opening Night  3 November 2017,   6pm. The Fishers Ghost Festival Exhibition will run from the 28th October until the 14th December, 2017    Campbelltown Arts Centre, 

 1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown, open Daily 10am-4pm.


Congratulations to Helen for winning the Sydney Mason Memorial Award at the Shoalhaven Exhibition.

Helen has had works in recent exhibitions at Unique Optical in Manuka, The Muir Cottage Gallery in Berry and Speak’N Easy in Kiama. 


We offer our deepest sympathy to the families of two of our members, Ruth Gill and Bill Micallef. Our thoughts are with you.

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