Vale - John Saxton
7 February 2018 | Posted by Alex & Katya Mortensen
Well known artist, graphic designer, lecturer of art and graphic design, GDAS member. A man who always thought young. John passed away on Wednesday, 7th February, 2018. Our sincere sympathy is extended to his wife, Penny. See the article about John by Alex Mortensen in February 2018 GDAS Newsletter
Helen Cottle's Watercolour Workshop
21-22 October 2017 | Posted by Sue Maas
GDAS members and three guest artists from the Southern Highland welcomed the well-known Australian artist, Helen Cottle, to Goulburn on 21st and 22nd Oct to conduct the two day acrylic workshop. Eleven very privileged students were treated to two wonderful days of invaluable hints and techniques producing two very different artworks under Helen's expert instruction and guidance. Helen has a very unique style producing the most amazing works of art that are not hard to fall in love with. We all came away with beautiful artworks of our own and feeling very thankful that Helen was able to come to Goulburn and pass on her awesome talent. We all look forward to the next workshop with Helen.
"Feathers and Flotsam" Exhibition
29 October - 24 November 2017 | Posted by Alex Mortensen
Lesley, Marion and Helen have an Exhibition at the Yarralumla Gallery in Canberra starting the 29th October to the 24th of November. It will be opened by their good friend and artist, Isla Patterson. Lesley has a number of paintings in acrylic, oil and watercolour,including still life to landscape. Marion has a mixture of paintings in acrylic and oil, including Rosie the Rhino, plus some very colourful parrots. Helen is sticking to the feathers with lots of birds in watercolour.
Annual Art Prize Exhibition 2017
13-15 October 2017 | Posted by Katya Mortensen
Our exhibition was bigger than ever consisting of 320 artworks. 12 paintings were sold. Congratulations to the artists! See photos from the exhibition here.
Watercolour Farmyard Animals Workshop with Nell Anderson
September 2017 | Post by Helen De Jonge
Everyone enjoyed Nell Anderson's workshop very much. She had so much knowledge to pass on to us and I found it very interesting how she does watercolour by dropping colours in to a wet wash and not mixing on the palette; this is how she gets that translucency in her paintings.
Watercolour Workshop with Helen DeJonge
19 August 2017 | Photo by Helen DeJonge, Post by Ekaterina Mortensen
See our Newsletter/September 2017 for article on this workshop by Glenda.
Sukhvinder Saggu | Solo exhibition "Visual Feast"
at the Goulburn Club
11 August 2017 | Photo By Ron McLachlan, Post By Alex Mortensen
Three GDAS members attended Saggu's exhibition opening at the Goulburn Club. As expected, we were impressed with the quality of Saggu's art. His many works with a variety of subject matter not only provided a beautiful decoration to the walls of the Club but displayed Saggu's artistic talent and high level of skills in various media. On speaking with different visitors I repeatedly heard comments in regard to the high quality of his artworks. I spent some time admiring Saggu's portraits in watercolour and acrylics. Congratulations, Saggu. GDAS members will find it rewarding to visit the exhibition at the Goulburn Club up until Sunday, 5th November and you may also recommend it to others.
8 July 2017 | Photo By Katya Mortensen
The Executive 2017/18: President: Helen De Jonge, Vice President: Alex Mortensen, Secretary: Lesley Whitten, Treasurer: Alan Whitten, Ass't Treasurer: Vacant, Minutes Secretary: Julia Laybutt, Ass't Minutes Secretary: Sue Maas, Publicity: Alex Mortensen, Web Master: Katya Mortensen, Workshop Co-ordinator: Helen De Jonge, Public Officer: Trish McNamara, Facebook Co-ordinator: Patricia Meuller. The Committee 2017/18: Sue Maas, Rhonda Garner, Aina Atkins, Trish McNamara, Lynne Young, Val Stacey
The 1st meeting in The Art Room
8 June 2017 | Photo By Katya Mortensen
Aina Atkins | Watercolour Workshop
13 May 2017 | By Alex Mortensen - GDAS editor
Aina's watercolour workshop was another well-attended and successful one. She had the honour of being the first to run a workshop in our new venue at the Angels for the Forgotten. Everyone felt it was a good place to have it and of course enjoyed Aina's tutelage. Left: Hard at work in our new room at the Angels for the Forgotten. Photo by Helen DE Jonge.
A Moving Day | Our New Room at the Angels For The Forgotten, Sloane St, Goulburn
11 May 2017 | By Alex Mortensen - GDAS editor
Following the well attended meeting on the 11th, most of the members present were able to take part in the moving of items such as tables, chairs, bookshelves and books from the Art Shed at the Men's Shed to the other side (the right side) of the tracks and in to our room at the Angels for the Forgotten in Sloane St just to the left of the railway station. So another new stage of our art society life has commenced and it should be a good one there. Of course we appreciate the stay that we had at the Men's Shed and the friendly contacts we made over those years and wish the Men's Shed members all the best for their future.
Chan Dissanayake | Watercolour Workshop
1-2 April 2017 | By Alex Mortensen - GDAS editor
Ten artists including 6 members took part in this successful workshop. Under Chan's expert tutelage they produced 4 paintings. The first was a maritime scene with a small yacht out on a bay. The second was a landscape with a farm shed in the midground. The third was a paddle steamer on the Murray River and the 4th was a snow scene. In this selection, Chan has had the participants practice a number of different painting skills and all the participants must have gained considerable benefit from the weekend's work.
Aina Atkins – an International Art Tutor
February 2017 | By Alex Mortensen - GDAS editor
While holidaying in Malaysia with her family last year, Aina was asked to conduct an art workshop – hence she is now an international art tutor. Congratulations, Aina. It was a very productive workshop for the participants learning some of the basics of watercolours. Some of them hadn't done any art previously but as we can see in one of the photos, some credible art was produced. They must have felt absolutely chuffed at the results of their efforts.
Watercolour workshop with Chan Dissanayake
13-14 August 2016 | By Katya Mortensen
The two day watercolour workshop was a wonderful experience. Chan is a very generous and skillful artist whose style appeals to me. This is my second workshop with him and I continued enjoying painting and learning from him. Chan brought several pieces of equipment to enrich his demonstration by showing on wide screen TV the action of painting and mixing colours and projecting the original photograph on another screen. During the two full days - 9am to 5pm - we painted three ¼ watercolour sheet and one 1/2 sheet paintings. There were many explanations of the painting processes. One exercise was to paint human figures in perspective. ... The most important things I learned this time were: do not paint the illustration or exact photograph, do paint for yourself, work with suggestions but not exact copy of the objects, try to make watercolours paint for you. It's usually the most successful part - the importance of the brushmarks...
Rhonda Garner: a member with Unusual Skills
September 2016 | By Alex Mortensen
I daresay most of our members would not know that Rhonda is an
accomplished artist who has used very different skills and worked in
a media we may have never thought of using.
We can safely say that Rhonda was an acclaimed artist in her field
as far back as the 1980s. A Japanese company, C. I. Toh,
purchased 19 of her works to present to Russian wool buyers in
1988. Even earlier, back in 1982, Goulburn Council commissioned
Rhonda to produce some 300 brooches. I think we would all be
absolutely pleased if we had such sales and commissions and
probably most of us will never have such success although we may
well be inspired to try to emulate it...
Full text of the article GDAS Newsletter September 2016
... Events 1904-2016 to be added here...
First Meeting place of Art Society of Goulburn
Goulburn Herald Friday 3 June 1904, p2 | Photo: Pinterest by Sammy Leigh Interior Design
"A meeting of persons favourable
to the formation of an art society
in Goulburn was held at the Town
Hall yesterday afternoon. The
mayor presided and there were
present about 20 persons.
The chairman, after explaining
the objects of the meeting, called
on Archdeacon Bartlett to move
the first resolution.
Archdeacon Bartlett said he came there to see whether he could do
anything in the way of a Phillistine, and he hoped they would not
consider it cheek on his part as he could not paint a haystack to save
his life. But he could tell a good picture from a bad one, and he hoped
he would be excused for what he was going to say now regarding the
pictures he had seen in Goulburn..."
Full text at www.trove.nla.gov.au