Newsletter                  January 13 2020

Please Note

Entries for the 2020 Members exhibition are due for delivery this Wednesday 15 January between 9am and 1pm

There is still an opportunity to send your form to Helen at


©  Caged Bird by Geraldine M

Access all Art

An exhibition of works from the Disability Trust Mittagong

7 - 14 January 2020

Bowral Art Gallery (BDAS).

10am - 4pm daily

Only 2 more days to see this wonderful exhibition

   All works have been created in a weekly class with tutor Tony Deigan and feature art from the past 9 months.  The artists are participants in the Disability Trust scheme and most works will be for sale at $40 each.

Every one is welcome to come along and enjoy this beautiful exhibition


© work by Morag Rasmussen


18 January - February 2020

Bowral Art Gallery (BDAS).

10am - 4pm daily

Official opening:  Saturday 18 January at 2pm

This is a wonderful opportunity to see the diverse range of talent on show by the members of the BDAS.   

This exhibition will include works from all mediums:  watercolour, oils, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, printmaking, photography and 3D.  

Please do visit the gallery and enjoy the exhibition.

© work by A-F Fulgence

GANG OF FIVE - A New Vision

An exhibition of works by Stan Korytnyj, Michael Eccleston, Peter Griffen, Denise Lithgow and Dale Saunders



13 - 24 February 2020

Bowral Art Gallery (BDAS).

10am - 4pm daily

Official opening:  Friday 14 February at 6pm


The Gang of Five is a group of artists who exhibit their works together.

Korytnyj, Eccleston and Saunders are long time locals of the Southern Highlands, and Griffen and Lithgow reside in Sydney.

Michael Eccleston sees painting as a language between the painter and the observer. The final acceptable image on the canvas may, or may not, illicit a favourable response from the viewer.


© Work by Michael Eccleston




Stan Korytnyj, uses painting to comment on social injustice, inequity and misadventure; the abuse of youth in    institutions, the conflict of cultures in the suburbs and the incarceration of desperate families fleeing war zones.


© Work by Stan Korytnyj




Peter Griffen is mentally immersed in the vibrant colours and shapes of the Australian outback.  His newly discovered forms become ancient landscapes speaking from the past.


© Work by Peter Griffen




Dale Saunders uses colour, shape and texture to pick a direction and works at a frantic pace. The art then seems to develop in its own way.           


© Work by Dale Saunders




Denise Lithgow regards her felted vessels as pure art because they lack any utilitarian function. She creates them as she enjoys them visually, and at the same time, knows that they are part of a long history of development.







© Work by Denise Lithgow

Coach trip to Matisse & Picasso

Friday 21 February

Bus leaves from Bowral Swimming pool car park at 8:30am and returns at 5pm

Cost:   $60 per person  (includes return bus fare & entry to exhibition

The rivalry between Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso is one of the most important stories of modern art, and the subject of the NGA's major exhibition Matisse & Picasso. Drawn from some 40 important international collections, Matisse & Picasso shows how these two pioneers of Modern Art both shared the need to confront the challenges set by the paintings of Paul Cézanne and mined each other's work to enhance their own.

So do join us for a fabulous day out with wonderful people enjoying an amazing exhibition at the NGA!

To book in contact the office on 4861 4093  or

©  Work by Picasso

© work by Matisse


Go to our Workshops Page at to view upcoming weekend workshops for 2019


Tim & Patricia Copes

Dr Tony Emmett

Southern Highlands