WAA News & Coming Events 2019

Tuesday 30th July till Sunday 11th August 2019
Our Amazing Animal Friends Art Exhibition

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.

The 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 Heritage

The 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 201

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. 

Painting Classes

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.

At 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
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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.


We 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,
Silver Grove, Nunawading.
Please email us for more details - click on the Contacts tab at the top of the screen.

2019 Demonstrations

Saturday 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 excellence.
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 same year.
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

WAA ceramics and mosaics tutor, Deborah Amon-Cotter is also a painter with a vibrant style full of colour, joy and whimsy.

She 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 Post Office.


Here are some more images and close-up views of this work (all photos by WAA's Rosemary Price)

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