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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Dungog on Show

Something different this week.

An array of paintings, photos and prints promoting our beautiful town of Dungog and surrounds.

Our talented members have contributed works that are quintessentially Dungog.

Well worth a look.

latest news
Gresford Show - Art Exhibition

The Gresford show will be running this year on 12th and 13th March.

They intend to hold an art exhibition, if there is sufficient . Should you intend to enter please contact Gaye Shield  on 0409 313 996 or email her at gayeshield@hotmail.com before Thursday 28th January to express your interest.

Full details are attached here.

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

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

Please note we open 9 am on Monday



Workshop 2 - Basia Zielinski workshop now full.

A reserve list will be created should any participant drop out

Exciting news. Dungog Arts Society has secured funding via Arts Upper Hunter to conduct a number of artistic workshops over the next few months.

There will be 5 workshops in total, but this post will concentrate on the first 2 workshops that are to be held in the very near future.

Workshop 1

UPDATE - Venue change

This workshop will now be held at 

Dungog Hospital Community Room

22 Hospital Rd, Dungog

Creative Drawing

Run by our talented members, Donna Woodlands and Wendy Grahame, this is a one day workshop held at the CWA hall, Dungog on Saturday 23rd January between 10 am and 2 pm. Limited to 10 participants, the cost per person is $10.

Workshop 2

 “Expressive Abstract Painting” workshop with Basia Zielinska Dip.Ed., Dip., TAT

This workshop will be conducted over 2 days, Saturday 6th February and Sunday 7th February at Phillippa Augl’s Salisbury Lodges. Included in the fee of $150 is tuition for the 2 days, overnight accommodation and the Saturday evening meal. Note the accommodation is shared with one room serving all participants. Numbers are limited to 10 participants so get in early if you are interested. Members, family and friends are invited to attend. Full details of what is involved in the workshop is attached.

If you are interested –

  • Drop into the gallery and add your name to the list.

  • Go to this page on our website and complete the online form advising which workshop, or both even, that you would like to attend https://www.dungogartssociety.com.au/contact-us

  • Phone Toby 0428 630 214 or Greg 0407 953 928

Briefly, future workshops, subject to confirmation

27 -28 February – Pablo Tapia – 3D Colour Model and Impressionistic Charcoal Drawing

13th March – Gaye Shield – Oil Painting Basics for Beginners.

27th March – Leigh Nankervis – Lino Cut Workshop

Date in April to be confirmed – Cynthia Denning – Using Spirit Medium with Pastels

Trip to the Archibald Prize in Sydney

It is with deep regret that it has been necessary to cancel the trip to Sydney on Wednesday 6 January to see the Archibald Prize and Streeton Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW.

This decision has been made based on a number of considerations.

Firstly, COVID-19 clusters are appearing daily at new sites throughout Greater Sydney and beyond. In the week from today to the planned trip, these clusters can only increase. This would present the following consequences

  • Unacceptable risk to participants of catching COVID-19 in a venue that attracts a large number of visitors

  • The risk of any visitor to Greater Sydney being forced into 14 days quarantine upon return to Dungog.

Already a number of participants have withdrawn, making the cost of hiring a bus untenable.

Those participants who have paid for the bus will be eligible for a full refund which will be arranged when our treasurer returns from a short break away.

Tickets for the exhibition are not refundable, however the ticket for the Streeton Exhibition is not dated and available for use until the 14th February.

Should participants wish to make their own way by private transport, they are of course free to do so but would have to organize that between themselves.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused, but the health of members and guests are our prime concern.

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

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 4 February 2021

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


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
The Little Artisan Market
Sarah Crawford is organising a little artisan market at the Dungog CWA, to be held on Saturday November 28th between 8am and 2pm.
If you would like to display your works give Sarah a call on 0410 332 236 or email her 
Click here to go to our art related websites in our region page for more information

Members - our artists page
With the gallery currently closed, now is the perfect opportunity to have your works displayed on the our artists page.
To see instructions on how to get your work on the page, click here
             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.

The December 2020 Members' newsletter is now available on the "members' news" page.

January gallery roster is also available there

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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