Berwick Artists Society
About Berwick Artists Society
Berwick Artists Society Inc. as formed in 1992 by a group of local artists keen to share their passion of the visual arts.
Our purpose is to provide a group environment encouraging local emerging, professional and hobby artists, and members of the community to network, develop their skills and contribute to art within the community.
The Society has since grown to become one of the major art societies in the City of Casey and surrounding Southeast region.
Painting demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions are held in the Function Room at the historic Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick, throughout the year, excepting public and Christmas holidays.
We have monthly demonstrations by visiting professional artists and the public is invited to attend. Please see the link for upcoming artists and entry fees.
Our Mission Statement: The mission of the Berwick Artists Society is to foster all forms of visual art by offering attractive and beneficial activities that will enhance artistic knowledge, skills and opportunities within a mutually supportive and strong social environment.
And the good news is – WE’RE BACK! The Regular Thursday Painting Group commences in the Function Room at the Old Cheese Factory on July 2nd. But please note: we are currently restricted to 20 people, so for this reason require that you register your intent to come by phoning Rosemary Stayner on 9700 1934 – as it will be “first in best dressed”. This system will apply each week until further notice. We have to clean before and after our sessions, and within the session time, so we will be commencing at 10.45am and concluding at 2.00pm. You will need to bring your own mug or cup and cutlery as none will be provided by the OCF. The Society will provide tea, coffee, milk and sugar – BYO lunch as usual. Social distancing will be observed and “policed”, and you will need to register your name and contact details. Due to distancing requirements, there will be no Portrait Group on June 25th. It will be wonderful to see everyone again!!!!!!!!
In other news, the next demonstration with John Bredl will be on Tuesday August 25th, starting promptly at 10.45am – yes, in the daytime. And our AGM is to be held on Tuesday July 28th at 11.00am – both these in the Function Room at the OCF. Members will receive a Newsletter soon with more details. Again, you will need to phone in your intent to attend.
Finally, membership is due for renewal on July 1st – forms will be in the Newsletter and they are available at the Thursday Group and at the Demonstrations.