Newsletter                  November 4, 2019


Whisperings Ssh!

Jane Wray

31 October - 5 November

Opening: 1 November at 6.30pm Catered by Eschalot Restaurant, Berrima.

It’s on again and it is beautiful!  Jane Wray returns to Bowral Art Gallery with ‘Whisperings’, her latest collection of works


Following a very successful exhibition in 2017, Jane is again bringing her alluring, contemporary realistic works to the Southern Highlands. 

Focussing on the built environment, particularly cityscapes, Jane also celebrates a more encompassing landscape and still life range in the new pieces. 


Wendy Sharpe has described Jane’s work as, "sensitive, skilful work at once soft and dramatic". The simplicity of Jane’s chosen images is a base from which she adds beauty, delicacy and intricacy. There is also a strong focus on light to develop the atmospherics of this collection. 


Jane is a multi-award winning pastellist and an exhibiting member of The Royal Art Society of NSW

"Off the Leash" by Jane Wray (1)

"Bloom" by Jane Wray (1)


Art X Four

Tanya Challenor, Sally Davis,Libby Hobbs and Liz Young

7 - 11 November

Opening: Saturday 9 November at 2pm

Elizabeth Young works from a deep emotional response to nature, using watercolour, gouache, mixed media and inks to create her mood evoking images.

Libby Hobbs has a wide artistic range encompassing ceramics, painting, tapestry and mosaic. This exhibition features her ceramics which are fun and fantastical, her love of colour is evident in all her work.

Often referred to as a colourist, Sally Davis has been painting for five years.  She has a BA from Sydney University with a Major in Fine Arts.

Tanya Challenor has been painting all her life and has a distinctive often dark, abstract style. She completed a TAFE degree in painting.

"Peanut and Friend" by Libby Hobbs

"Sweet Peas" by Sally Davis

Watercolours and Pastels

Dean Boyce and Jane Courtney

14 - 19 November

Opening; Friday 15 November at 6pm

Southern Highlands artists Dean Boyce and Jane Courtenay have put together a striking collection of their recent works. 

Boyce, a retired journalist and author, has been painting since art school, now exclusively in watercolour.  A figurative painter, his approach to subjects is eclectic, but favours landscapes and seascapes, the natural world.  “There is something mystical about a good landscape in particular,” he says, “that entices the viewer into the frame to explore the painted world. That is what I strive for.”

Jane Courtenay works mainly in pastel.  She has gained a widening following for her exquisite portraits. “I am always drawn to faces and would like my pictures to tell the subject’s story, to speak to the viewer,” she says. 

"Colours of the Forest"

by Dean Boyce

Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail at BDAS

Three  studios will be open at BDAS Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3 and 9-10


Studio 1

Studio 2                                    Sue Meredith Drawing Painting and Mixed Media Class

Studio 3                                    Tony Deigan and BDAS Printers

BDAS Christmas Party 

Saturday 7 December at 6:30pm

Please join us and enjoy our two course Christmas dinner with wine and soft drinks, our Pop-up Christmas choir, Christmas hampers to be given away and share all the fun of Christmas with Members and friends of the BDAS.

Cost $30   Book now by contacting office on 4861 4093


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


Tim & Patricia Copes

Dr Tony Emmett

Southern Highlands