our gallery window display
Members are entitled to display their works in the gallery front window for a 2 week period
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Our featured artist this fortnight is Joan Dawson.

Joan' display is varied with works in both oils and acrylics.

Her technique in oils is marked by a thick textured application.

Well worth a visit.

our mission
Reach the Top

Provide a focal point for the fostering of creative activities for all members of the community, and to further develop artistic awareness of both visual and performing arts.

 

Promote local talent by providing a creative base and tourist facility of local significance.

 

Engage in activities intended to develop the practice of arts and crafts in the community.

 

To be the most progressive Arts Society in the Lower Hunter Region through participation, promotion, support and management.

latest news
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2021 DUNGOG ARTS SOCIETY ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Gallery Showing

Dungog Arts Society

Proudly presents

2021 Annual Art Exhibition

To be held at

Dungog RSL Auditorium, 100 Lord St Dungog

From Friday 1st October until Sunday 10th October

Gala Opening Night Friday 1st October from 6:30pm for 7:00pm start.

Entry $10 adults, $5 youth under 18

Guest judge: Elissa Emerson, Director, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.

ENQUIRIES

Toby Solomon 0428 630 214    Greg Mudie 0407 953 928

Donna Woodlands 0421 704449   Heather Kilpatrick 0423362231

www.dungogartssociety.com.au

dungogartssociety@gmail.com

ENTRY CLOSING DATE

Entry Forms and fees to be returned by

Monday 13th September, 2021 to

Dungog Arts Society Inc. PO Box 48 Dungog 2420 or 266 Dowling St. Dungog.

Late entries will not be accepted.

DELIVERY OF ENTRIES:

All exhibits to be delivered to Dungog RSL 100 Lord St. Dungog on

Wednesday 29th September 2019 between 10 am & 1pm

COLLECTION OF UNSOLD ENTRIES

Unsold entries must be collected on Monday 12th October 2021 between 9 am. and 12 noon

Return of Artwork is the responsibility of the Artist

ENTRY FORM
CONDITIONS of ENTRY
SECTIONS & PRIZEMONEY

OUR SPONSORS

CHANGE OF DATE FOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Our Annual General Meeting has been brought forward to the first Thursday in August, namely Thursday 5th. The meeting will commence at 5pm and will be followed by the ordinary August meeting.

As is the normal procedure, all executive positions will be declared vacant. All members are invited to stand for any position on the executive.

Our president Toby Solomon has indicated that she is standing down and will not make herself available for any other position.

Here is your chance to be actively involved in the running of our Society

Download and print the nomination form or collect one from the gallery

our committee

 President

 

Toby Solomon                         0428 630 214

 

                Vice President

Cynthia Denning                      0422 847 599

 

               Secretary

                       

Greg Mudie                                0407 953 928

        Assistant Secretary     

 

Cheryl Lavender                      0421 136 933
 

        Treasurer

                      

Ruth Dircks                              0448 950 255
 

         Membership & Minutes Secretary

Marilyn Rudak                          0416 435 651


                  Curator  

                        

Carrie Williams                        0438 611 677

Introduction to Working with Pastels.

Workshop run by Cynthia Denning.

Nine students attended the workshop at Dungog Hospital Day Care Centre on Saturday 29 May under the expert tutelage of pastels exponent Cynthia Denning.

After 4 hours we emerged full of confidence with works that testified that we learned much from Cynthia's session.

The workshop was fun and informative and the participants all hoped that more such workshops could be held in the future.

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SCONE ART SHOW 2021
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Entries are now open for the 56th Scone Art Prize.

Wide range of categories. Total prize pool is $10,400.

Entries forms are now available by visiting the Scone Arts & Crafts’ facebook page, calling Roger Skinner on 0407 002 777 or emailing rojpix@ipstarmail.com.au

Entries close on Friday 27 August 2021.

opening hours
Open For Business
Tuesday to Sunday
11 am to 3 pm
266 Dowling St Dungog
The Valley Art Show‘s 9×5 ART PRIZE
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Last year’s 9×5 ART PRIZE attracted nearly 200 very diverse entries from artists Australia-wide and will be open for the public to view and purchase on Saturday and Sunday 11 & 12 September 2021 between 10 and 4pm.

This unique event is set in the beautifully restored Wyong Creek Hall which has been decorated for the occasion in a style reminiscent of the original 9×5 Impression Exhibition held in Melbourne in 1889.

While there, visitors can sample Robert Oatley wines, partake of a sausage sizzle with a hot or cold drink then relax in our grounds under a tree or in the sun.

You will find this historic venue just 8km up the picturesque Yarramalong Valley, which at this time of the year will have on roadside display the weird and wonderful in the annual Valley Scarecrow Competition.

https://wyongcreekhall.com.au/ for details

our meetings

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at the gallery commencing at 5:00pm.

Come along and be part of the decision making of our Society

Next Meeting Thursday 3 June

We are resuming meetings at the gallery premises due to the easing of COVID -19 restrictions

Hunter Valley Art Fair
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Dungog Artists, do you want to display and hopefully sell your artworks?

There are still stalls available for the upcoming art fairs in June and October, across both long weekends in the heart of the Hunter Valley Vineyards.

Click on the link below for full details

www.huntervalleyartfair.com.au

Generous Donation form IGA Dungog

Dungog Arts Society was thrilled to be the recipient of a cheque for $798 from Lovey's IGA as part of their Community Chest program.

Our society is grateful for the support of IGA. As a member of a close community, we can only exist with the support of local businesses.

Lovey's IGA generous donation will add to the prizemoney bank for our Annual Art Exhibition in October  2021.

Again, thank you James and your crew. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A REPORT ON THE WORKSHOP

LINO CUT by Leigh Nankervis.

 

 

 

 

 

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A Report on the Workshop from participant Donna Woodlands

Thankyou Leigh for leading such an informative workshop. Over the 2 days we learned such a lot both from your instruction and practical help. Everything ran smoothly and we were kept very busy due to your detailed and professional preparation, and we can continue to practice with the help of your prepared booklet. The 8 of us ended the weekend very tired , but well satisfied with the work we had done. You have inspired us by opening up the possibilities of further development of our skills in the future with you.

Monday Drawing Classes

Postponed due to COVID-19

Drawing classes are held in our gallery on Monday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Cost is $5 per person per session.

Youths are free

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The 2021 Dobell Festival of Art and Craft has been rescheduled to June 2021. The festival will again be held at the Wangi District Workers Club in Wangi.

Opening night and prize presentations will be held on Friday 4th June commencing at 7pm.

Entry fee is $15 and includes a welcome beverage, canapes and a weekend pass.

The exhibition will be open Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June from 10am to 4 pm.

Entry $5.

Stay tuned for calls for entries from April onward.

Please contact Jane 0414 683 597 

or email dobellfestival@gmail.com

for further information.

Full details on their website

https://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/wangiwangiau/page-7.php

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The Yancoal Singleton Art Prize

The Singleton Yancoal Art Exhibition will be run this year.

Closing date for entries is Friday 2 July

Winners Announced 7:45pm, Friday 30th July‐ Open 6:00 pm for viewing $27 includes Program, wine & food- Bookings essential

Venue Singleton Civic Centre – Queen Street Singleton NSW 2330

General Viewing Open daily 10am to 6pm (entry $2) Saturday 31st to 3rd August 2021

Full details on their website

http://www.singletononhunterrotary.org.au/

Click on the links below for entry forms and conditions of entry

SAD NEWS
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It is with great sadness that we must report the sudden passing of Mark Reedman on Tuesday 2nd February.

Mark was the Regional Arts Development Officer and Executive Director of Arts Upper Hunter.

Mark worked tirelessly to promote art in the region and was instrumental in our Society receiving a $5000 grant to conduct artistic workshops. 

He will be sorely missed

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 2021

OUR FINAL WORKSHOP, MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP OF

 

29 May – Cynthia Denning – Using Spirit Medium with Pastels

To be held at the Dungog Hospital Day Care Centre

Hospital Rd, Dungog

10am til 2pm

Cost $20

All materials will be provided

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REPORT - FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 23RD JANUARY 2021

Co-facilitator Donna Woodlands has furnished this report for the very successful workshop.

This workshop was led by Wendy Graham, assisted by Jan Samson and  Donna Woodlands

It was wonderfully enabled by Wendy’s granddaughter, Annie, who has a background in dance.

She was very patient, generous and strong in her poses and was a lovely  subject for us to draw. Thankyou so much Annie.

12 people managed to find spaces around the room, though a couple had challenging back views . Apologies for that.

Thanks Toby for arranging the venue with air conditioning. We needed it, and it is a great space to use. 

The feedback from everyone I spoke to was that they had thoroughly enjoyed themselves and requested more of the same. Something we intend to arrange in the future.

Cheers

Wendy, Jan and Donna

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Bunnings Hardware - Generous Donation
Towards our Christmas Raffle
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Bunnings Maitland have very generously donated to us a magnificent new wheelbarrow that we will stock with goodies for our Christmas Raffle.

If you would like to donate a gift to fill the barrow just drop it off at the gallery

Raffle will be drawn Wednesday 23rd December

AND OUR WINNER IS.............

Alex Simpson

        THE DUNGOG ARCHIES 2020
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The Dungog Archies 2020 have been judged and the winners have been announced.

Congratulations to

First prize - Greg Danvers

Second prize - Helene Leane

Highly Commended - Cynthia Denning

Junior under 13 - Lily Cook

Junior 13 to 18 - Isa Taylor

See all the entries on our Dungog Archies 2020 page in the "exhibitions & events" page

or click here

Prizemoney proudly donated by

The Medical Centre Dungog

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and Mr Doug Spedding

The exhibition runs from Friday 4th September until Friday 18th September at our gallery 266 Dowling St Dungog

             ISOLATION ART
Our gallery has now opened but our members have still been busy creating new works during this COVID-19 pandemic.
See their work at the new isolation art page and read how they are coping cooped up at home.
We are still accepting works.
For more information and how to contribute go here

          GALLERY RE-OPENED

                Monday 1st June

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the gallery at 266 Dowling Street has been re-opened.

Social distancing is still required and hand sanitizer is available at the entry and should be used.

Also please sign the tracking book.

Art Class
ART CLASSES
CLASSES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Check back here for dates when resumed

Janice Ailwood is running classes in Watercolour Techniques. These classes are for beginners or those wishing to refresh their watercolour skills.

Click here for full details

GALLERY LIGHTS UPGRADE

We have been fortunate to receive a grant from Arts Upper Hunter of $1000 to upgrade the lights in our gallery to LED which are cheaper to run and more environmentally friendly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The total cost of the upgrade is $1415, so generous members have embraced the "Sponsor a Light" scheme where they contributed to the shortfall, by "adopting" one of the 18 lights in the gallery for $20

Here is a list of the contributors so far

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Pat & John Staker
Gaye Shield
Royce Burns & Dianne Pope
Greg & Phyl Danvers
Marilyn Flannery
Wendy Grahame
June Beckett
Lyn Rayward
Greg Mudie
Elaine Stuart
Toby Solomon
Phillippa & John Graham
Cheryl Lavender
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Members - our artists page
As a member of Dungog Arts Society you are entitled to have your work  displayed on the our artists page.
To see instructions on how to get your work on the page, click here

The June 2021 Members' newsletter is now available on the "members' news" page.

July gallery roster is also available there

Members' individual pages

For instructions on how to get your individual page up on the website, click here