our gallery window display
Members are entitled to display their works in the gallery front window for a 2 week period

Featured Artist JUNE BECKETT: June is an extraordinary self taught artist, using water colour to create detailed, life-like work encompassing a variety of subjects. Stop by the gallery to view her works in our windows.

our mission

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.

our committee



Toby Solomon                         0428 630 214


                Vice President

Cynthia Denning                      0422 847 599




Greg Mudie                                0407 953 928

        Assistant Secretary     


Cheryl Lavender                      0421 136 933



Ruth Dircks                              0448 950 255

         Membership & Minutes Secretary

Marilyn Rudak                          0416 435 651



Carrie Williams                        0438 611 677

latest news
Our next workshop
Oil Painting Basics for Beginners
Run by our very own talented Gaye Shield
Saturday 24th April at the Dungog CWA Hall
A workshop that you may be interested in.
This workshop is being organised by Dungog By Design.
Contact them to book
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A workshop that you may be interested in
This workshop is not being run by Dungog Arts Society
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LINO CUT by Leigh Nankervis.





You might remember Leigh from her unique display in out windows last year.

Leigh is an experienced and enthusiastic printmaker and teacher. The proposed workshop will introduce linocut skills that can be done on the kitchen table or studio. No press necessary. Over two days participants will develop images, then learn carving and printing methods. They will leave with beautiful artworks.



WHERE: Donna Woodlands' residence, 87 Mackay St Dungog

HOW MUCH: $50 COVERS BOTH SESSIONS. PAYMENT DUE AT REGISTRATION. Add your name to the sheet at the gallery or via the Contact Us page. or in the comments section in the post on our Facebook page

Pay at the gallery or direct debit to BSB 646000 A/C 100073110


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.

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


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


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


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


27 & 28 March – Leigh Nankervis – Lino Cut Workshop

24 April – Gaye Shield – Oil Painting Basics for Beginners.

29 May – Cynthia Denning – Using Spirit Medium with Pastels

opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday
11 am to 3 pm
266 Dowling St Dungog

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.


Wendy, Jan and Donna

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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 6 May

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

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

Bunnings Hardware - Generous Donation
Towards our Christmas Raffle

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 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

and Mr Doug Spedding

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


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

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

March gallery roster is also available there

             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


                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.

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

Members' individual pages

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

Dungog Arts Society - 266 Dowling St, Dungog 

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