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Welcome to the Bowral & District Art Society (BDAS), a vibrant hub for the arts nestled in the heart of the Southern Highlands. From humble beginnings, we’ve blossomed into a thriving society with over 560 members, making us one of the leading not-for-profit art societies in NSW.

Gallery & Exhibitions

Our gallery is a testament to our deep appreciation for the Visual Arts. We proudly host over 30 exhibitions annually, showcasing a diverse range of mediums including drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, photography, children’s art, and silver smithing.

Workshops and Education

We believe in the transformative power of learning and creativity. Each week, our three studio spaces come alive with over 300 students learning from our 32 dedicated tutors.

Celebrity Portrait Reveal

Our major annual fundraiser, the Celebrity Portrait Reveal, is a highlight of our calendar. Each year, we invite a celebrity to sit for four esteemed artists. In 2023, we were honored to have Australian icon, Ita Buttrose, as our subject.

Kids on Show

For over 20 years, our successful collective local Primary school Exhibition, Kids on Show, has been a platform for young artists to express their imaginations in a nurturing environment.

BDAS, More than an Art Gallery

At BDAS, we’re more than just an art gallery. We’re a community. We host a variety of events, including trivia and movie nights, guest speaker presentations, bus excursions, exhibition openings, and our end-of-year Summer Soiree. Our aim is to foster a sense of community, belonging, friendship, and sharing.

Join Us

We invite you to become a part of our vibrant community. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates, or become a member of the BDAS to receive our weekly newsletter. We look forward to welcoming you to our BDAS family!

Inside the gallery
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