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.
Well, what a strange year this is! 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 are at last back on track. Thursday Painting Group will resume on November 4th, commencing at 10.45am and ending at 2.15pm to allow us to clean the room as required within our hire time. Everyone needs 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,
We hope we can all catch up again soon, at least at our Christmas BBQ at the OCF on the first Saturday in December.
Although we were unable to present the annual awards last year for the Monthly competition, (not enough Competition results due to the Covid shutdown), the 2020 Competition results will be included in 2021.
REMEMBER, membership subscriptions were due for renewal on July 1st – forms are available via email or normal mail if you contact our Membership Secretary, Barbara Robinson on 0419 354 868.