Berwick Artists Society

About Berwick Artists Society

Berwick Artists Society Inc. was formed in 1992 by a group of local artists keen to share their passion of the visual arts.

Our purpose is to provide an environment which encourages local emerging, professional and hobby artists, and members of the public to network, develop their skills and contribute to art within the community.

The Society has grown to become one of the major art societies in the City of Casey and the 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, with the exception of public and Christmas holidays.

We have monthly demonstrations by visiting professional artists and everyone 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.

News

Well, what a strange years these are! The COVID-19 pandemic sure has put a spanner in so many works.
After a couple of efforts to get together at BAS and hold at least some of our usual activities, things at last back got back on track in November 2021. Thursday Painting resumed and we were able to have a final Demonstration Night. To attend any of our activities at the Old Cheese Factory, you need to be double vaccinated, check in with a QR code and produce official documentation of vaccinations or exemptions. Non-compliance means no entry, and all this is mandated by the Old Cheese Factory. Our AGM was held on October 28 with a new Committee elected for 2021 – 2022,
Our Christmas BBQ at the OCF was held on the first Saturday in December – and we had a huge attendance. Everyone enjoyed getting together at long last and the Members Competition trophies for 2020/2021 were presented, see below.

Thursday Painting resumed on January 6th, with Paint-outs, Portrait Group and Demonstration Nights all back in February.

We wish you a safe, happy and healthy 2022!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quinton Baldwin received the trophy for Winner of the Accomplished Artist Award.

Iain Johnson won trophies for winning both the Emerging Realist and Other Than Realist sections