WAA News & Coming Events 2019
Tuesday 30th July
till Sunday 11th August 2019
Our Amazing Animal Friends Art
WAA is delighted to showcase the
remarkable talent displayed by our artists by holding an art exhibition at
Box Hill Community Art Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria,
Australia. Work will be judged in two categories - 1.
Realist and 2.Contemporary.
Opening Night is planned for 7.00pm on Tuesday
30th July with an eminent person to officially open our show. Many of the works will be available to
purchase, and there will also be an opportunity to donate to the RSPCA.
Note: WAA members, closing date for entries
extended to Friday 26 July 2019,
so you still have time to enter!!! You
will find the entry form and full details in your June or July 2019 Newsletters.
Demonstration & Monthly Club Meeting
Once each month except January and December we hold
a monthly meeting for all to meet with their fellow artists, enjoy guest
speakers and demonstrations, and show and critique our work, etc.
Don't forget to support the "Trading Table" where
donated art magazines and books will be available at bargain prices. Each month we hope to
have donated art magazines and books that folk would like to donate to help
raise money to go toward the cost of holding our popular demonstrations.
The venue is our clubrooms in the Nunawading
Community Centre, Silver Grove, Nunawading, Victoria, Australia.
WAA Newsletter for October 2016 includes a history of our association
since its beginnings in 1963. There will also be a permanent link to this
document from the About Us page. But from here you can click on the
thumbnail image to find out more about us in words and pictures.
Coming in 2019
Classes, workshops and demonstrations recommence in February 2019.
We will continue to offer a comprehensive program of
exhibitions, demonstrations and special fun
weekend workshops for you to try your hand at new and exciting art styles. And
there will also be classes and
workshops to help and inspire you with your artwork.
We have day and evening painting classes with expert tuition to suit everyone,
adults and young artists, whatever
your preferred media or subject. Details of all our classes and
workshops are on the classes timetable page - just
click on the Classes link at the top of this page.
Term 1, 2019 we still have some places available in our Friday morning
painting class and it is not too late to enrol. Non-members are welcome, and
our award winning artist Lorraine Wigraft will provide expert tuition in
oils, pastels or acrylic media.
See our classes page or download the
flyer for more details
(pdf file 127 KB opens in new window )
Pottery and Mosaics Class
Our popular tutor is ceramic artist Deborah Amon-Cotter and her class is
held on Wednesday evenings - follow the Classes link at the top of the page.
have a number of workshops where members can use our studios to practice
their art. On Tuesday we have day-time sessions where our artists can work
with their choice of media and subject, and on Wednesday morning we hold a
portrait workshop where a volunteer sits for us. We also have two life
drawing workshops held Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoon for artists who wish to develop their skills in depicting the human form.
Professional life models are hired for these sessions.
The venue is our clubrooms at the Nunawading Community Centre,
Please email us for more details - click on the Contacts
tab at the top of the screen.
20 July 2019, 2 pm to 4 pm
Greg Allen, Watercolour
The simple painted impression – when done well
nothing much is more pleasing to my eye. Here, brush marks are respected,
both for their potential and execution and a good impression will have them
dancing and scything – cut sharp and clean- with deliberate economy across
the canvas or paper. What a simple, yet elusive pleasure it is!
Greg Allen has earned the reputation as one of Australia’s foremost
watercolour artists. He is also a remarkable teacher who can analyse and
explain the features of composition and technique which contribute to
Armed with a passion to draw and blessed with creative
parents – his father was a noted architect – Greg Allen began to develop a
precocious understanding of design and materials, and the stuff of art, in
his teenage years. Allen was born in Australia in 1958 and studied at the
Caulfield Institute of Technology in Melbourne. He established himself as a
professional artist when he was 23 and had his first solo exhibition that
In 1982 he was awarded the prestigious Camberwell Rotary
Travel Scholarship for five months of study and travel in Europe. In 1990 he
studied pastel painting under Daniel Greene in New York. In 1991 he won the
Alice Bale Watercolor Prize. He has won the Camberwell Rotary Watercolor
Prize twice, in 1990 and 2000, and has 24 other major First Prizes and Best
of Show Awards for watercolor. Greg is a much sought after tutor and has
been a guest lecturer at Melbourne University.
The venue is the WAA clubrooms in Silver Grove, Nunawading - the modest
entry fee incudes a delicious afternoon tea.
WAA Public Art
ceramics and mosaics tutor, Deborah Amon-Cotter is also a painter with a
vibrant style full of colour, joy and whimsy.
was commissioned to help brighten up the City of Whitehorse,
using this traffic light control box as her canvas - part of a public art
project in our locality. This work is in
Mitcham, on the corner of Whitehorse Road and Station Street, opposite the
Here are some more images and close-up views of this work
(all photos by WAA's Rosemary Price)
Click on images to view
For more information about any of our events please contact
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