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HAAT Open Studio Weekend 24th to 25th August 2019

Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail
Open Studio Weekend
10am – 4pm on 24th & 25th August 2019

Discover the Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail

The HAAT Open Studio Weekend is on again!

Explore the galleries, visit the studios
and have the opportunity to meet the Artists and Artisans as they work.

Here are the 2019 Open Studio Weekend Venues:




    • Deidre & Satya Morrison will be exhibiting at “Richmond Art Supplies”
      Shop 1. 328 Windsor St, Richmond.
      Ph: 02 45 78355



    • Jeanette Starr will be exhibiting at “Little River Art Studios”
      Bracken Stud 226 Grose River Rd, Grose Wold .
      M: 0414761308




Entry is free

For more info visit

Our Next Yarramundi Open Day is Wednesday 17th July

Yarramundi Open Day  on Wednesday
17th July – 10am to 4pm!

Members and guests are invited to come along to Yarramundi with inspirational surrounds for painting, sketching, watching art DVD’s, crafting or any medium.

Address: Yarramundi Community Centre, 54 Thornbill Way, Nepean Park Estate, Yarramundi
(on the way up to Springwood)

Mingle and create with like minded art enthusiasts.
Share your interests while learning more about art and the artists in our area.

Morning and afternoon tea is provided. Bring your own lunch.

Upcoming Dates: Open Days are twice a month on a Wednesday –

7th & 21st August, 4th & 18th September 

For more info contact Narelle on 02 4565 9222 or Sharron on 02 4572 5580

Look forward to seeing you there!

Hawkesbury City Council – Waste 2 Art 2019

Hawkesbury City Council’s ‘Waste 2 Art’ Competition
is still open for primary school age children!

This is a great activity for kids to take part in with artworks being exhibited at the Hawkesbury Central Library during Government Week from Monday, 29th July ’til Sunday, 4th August 2019.

Waste 2 Art Competition focuses on 3Rs of waste hierarchy: reuse, reduce and recycle to specifically show how students can give waste a new purpose by transforming it into a creative artwork.

The artwork may be either 2D or 3D and must follow the competition guidelines.

To register please visit

Entries Close on Sunday, 21st July 2019 at 11:59pm

Date: Artworks will be exhibited during Local Government Week – 29th July to 4th August

Hawkesbury Central Library
Deerubbin Centre
300 George St, Windsor

Visit or follow

Richmond Marketplace Exhibition 15th to 18th August 2019

Our Richmond Marketplace Exhibition is on again!

15th – 18th of August

Richmond Marketplace, 64 March St, Richmond NSW 2753

Our popular exhibition is on again at the Marketplace Richmond.
There is always a good response for this exhibition and we usually do well with sales.
Smaller works are best for this show.

MTAS members please enter using the below:

Entry Form

Framing Requirements

Look forward to seeing you there!

Reminder: FOHacaRG Coach Trip 21st July Monet: Impression Sunrise – 21st July

FOHacaRG Coach Trip 21st July
Monet: Impression Sunrise
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Reminding everyone that
bookings will close on 8th July

This exhibition from the impressionist master features world-famous
paintings from the Musée Marmottan.

Cost: $85 FOHacaRG members, $90 non-members

Ph +61 2 6240 6502 for inquiries/reservations

Departure: 7.15am Richmond Park Bus Stop (at the train station, East Market St)

Tickets/Receipts distributed on coach

Includes travel, morning tea & exhibition entry fee

For more info visit and or
Download Booking Form Here

This exhibit includes the 1872 work,
Impression, Sunrise that coined the name of the popular art movement.

This masterpiece together with the some forty impressionist and related paintings from the Marmottan, the Tate, and Australian and New Zealand collections is coming to the NGA.

The works reveal the formative characteristics of Impressionism-depiction of light, purer colour and capturing the momentary view- by a new generation of artists who abandoned their studios for the world outside.

This is an exciting opportunity to see a masterful exhibition of works
that became emblematic of a cultural movement.


Reminder: Acrylic Painting Workshop with Chris Seale 14th July

Reminding everyone that we will have a full day Acrylic Painting Workshop 10am  – 3pm with Chris Seale on the 14th of July.

Come along and learn from Chris’s beautiful technique’s and clever tricks using Acrylics.

Chris has been winning awards for her work for many years now and is well known for her unique style, creativity and inspiration that she brings to the art world.

She is particularly known for her beautiful contemporary-impressionistic bush land and seascapes. Chris has many feature articles in the Australian and International Artist Magazines, and has been acclaimed for works in all mediums. Her work is well represented in many private and corporate collections around the globe.

Over the years, Chris has developed a myriad of unique techniques, had many solo and joint exhibitions; is privileged to have been frequently requested as artist in residence and has also presented numerous live demonstrations at various art events, including our own MTAS meetings.

See more of Chris’s work here:

Full Day Workshop
– Sunday, 14th July – 10am to 3pm
Where: Stan Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.
Workshop Cost: $50 for Members and $55 for Non-members

Download Enrollment Form here.

For more info please phone: Annmaree 0429 234 873 or book at an MTAS event/meeting


MTAS July 2019 Newsletter

MTAS Members,
Here is your July newsletter.
We are now sending our Newsletters as an email with PDF and posting on our website.
Those who do not have an email address or do still wish to receive a posted copy need to opt in on their membership form.
Please use this link to view July Newsletter PDF directly:
You can find past newsletters on this page of MTAS website:
Thank you and have an arty month!
MTAS Committee

Reminder: MTAS Kids School Holiday Workshops July 2019

 MTAS School Holiday Art & Craft Program
8th – 19th July 2019

Reminding everyone that our
Kids School Holiday Workshops are starting next week!

10 am – 12 noon 1pm – 3pm
Mon 8th Draw Fantasy Creatures Paint a Landscape
Tues 9th Draw & Paint a Unicorn Draw & Paint a Mermaid
Wed 10th Make your Own Dragon Decorate a Treasure Box
Thu 11th Paint an Underwater Scene Make Pottery
Fri 12th Make Slime!
Mon 15th Create Colourful Clay Critters Make Magic Lanterns
Tues 16th Create a Crystal Fairy Draw & Paint a Dragon
Wed 17th Make Pompom Pets Make Butterfly Wind Chimes
Thu 18th Paint an Abstract Picture Make Little Clay Animals
Fri 19th Make Jewellery  —

Enrolling now for 5-15yr olds

Cost: $15 per 2hr workshop per child; all equipment supplied.

Venue: Richmond Art Supplies,
Shop 1, 328 Windsor St, Richmond

Bookings Essential: phone Deidre 0412 979 731


Reminder: Monthly Demonstration Meeting 9th July- Richard Chao – Portraiture in Watercolour

Monthly Demonstration Meeting 9th July
Richard Chao – Portraiture in Watercolour

Reminding everyone that we will have Richard Chao to demonstrate Portraiture in Watercolour at our next monthly meeting on 9th July, 7:30pm at the Stan Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

Richard is a Chinese artist living in Sydney, Australia. Born in a family of artists, he started drawing at the age of 5. He then pursued his art education in Xi’an Fine Arts College, Xi’an Fine Arts Academy, and finally obtained his Master of Art in Xi’an Jiaotong University.

Richard also became a teacher for 9 years in a Chinese university. He worked as a cartoonist and designer in a Chinese newspaper for 13 years where he produced a lot of oil paintings. After settling down in Sydney, he began to focus on watercolour. 

Richard is an enthusiastic watercolourist with a very keen sense of color. This had been initially reflected in his oil paintings. Focusing primarily now on portraiture, Richard will share his love of the watercolour medium with us.

He vividly captures the characteristics and nature of his subjects. His paintings not only witness his exquisite techniques and coloring skills, but also the deep influence of classical art upon him. He has also received numerous awards as an artist.

To find out more about Richard visit:

Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper)

Please remember to park outside the car park due to early closure.

For inquiries phone Annmaree 0429 234 873

Look forward to seeing you there.

FOHacaRG 30th Anniversary Exhibition

FOHacaRG 30th Anniversary Exhibition
“Collections” – 29th & 30th June 2019

Elaine Musgrave “Dendrobium Kingianum”, 2002

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Friends of the Hawkesbury Art Community and Regional Gallery, an exhibition Titled “Collections” will be held on 29th & 30th June, 10am – 3pm at the Stan Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George St. Windsor.

There will also be a display of works of FOHacaRG’s members, both past and present from their own collection and from the collection of the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.

Members will also be submitting works for sale.

Diana Lee-Gobbitt, Charcoal/Arches Paludia Delta-Calrendon XV

Entry to Exhibition is free. There will also be a luncheon, $30 per head on Saturday 29th at 12pm.

Do come and celebrate this milestone!

For more info ph Ellen 45 776568

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