The Society meets four times a year at Batemans Bay Surf Club, George Bass Drive, Malua Bay. See Calendar of events for details.
Paint Outs – “Plein air” painting
Outdoor sessions are held on most Tuesdays of the month at various locations around the area. They provide an opportunity for members to improve their skills and have fun while providing support and encouragement for one another. Contact Eric Strachan on 44721070 or Warren Jones on 44716396 for information about Paint Outs. Members are notified of the location and starting time in the minutes and and on our website.
The Society holds several member only exhibitions each year. These are generally held over the January Long Weekend, at Easter or during April School Holidays and the October Long Weekend.
The SCPS has held Open National Pastel exhibitions with prizes in excess of $4,000. We are currently working on another for 2021.
A variety of Workshops are offered each year. These workshops are designed to cater for people of all ages and abilities. Beginners and people with disabilities are catered for in workshops run by members. Art activities for children and young people are offered during the January and October Exhibitions including activities such as Pavement Painting and pastel on canvas.
For more experienced artists workshops with master pastelists and experienced tutors, both international, national and local are offered each year. These provide invaluable learning opportunities with some of the best!
SCPS Website – www.southcoastpastelsociety.com
All members are entitled to have an artist’s gallery with up to 10 images on our website plus a brief artist’s biography. There are also opportunities for your images to be included in our information brochure and other advertising.
The idea of a Pastel Society was conceived in the late eighties by a small group of artists led by the late Lee Miller – a local and well known artist who exhibited in his own gallery in Mogo.
Lee established the formal structure of the group, and made his gallery available for exhibitions. He facilitated the exhibitions of members’ work in other regional areas such as Bathurst, Canberra and Goulburn, leading to the incorporation of the Society in 1994.