Newsletter             April 2021

Trip to NGA to see

Botticelli to Van Gogh

30 April - contact office to book


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

$60 per person - includes coach and entry to Botticelli to Van Gogh


"To walk through the National Gallery is to journey through the history of picture-making in Western Europe, from the thirteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth, and this exhibition aims to give a flavour of that experience."

– Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Director, National Gallery, London


The National Gallery, London is one of the world’s best-known galleries of art and this is the first time that they have toured an exhibition internationally.   This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see 61 paintings by some of Europe’s most revered artist, including Botticelli, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, El Greco, Valazquez, Goya, Turner, Constable, Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Renoir, Cezanne, Monet, Gauguin and Van Gogh.


Please do join us for this wonderful day out!  A once in a lifetime opportunity to see such treasures in Australia - don't miss out!   

RSVP before 23 April

Click here to book via email...


Three Siblings, Three Styles

An exhibition by Gail Newell, Jacki Thomas & Gary Hodge  

15 - 20 April 

Daily from 10am till 4pm 

Opening:  Saturday, 17 April at 2pm


This is a combined exhibition of the works of Gail Newell, a Bowral artist, Jacki Thomas an acrylic artist from Canberra, and their photographer brother, Gary Hodge, from Forbes. 


Gail has combined watercolour with collage and pastels to create expressive art works. 


Jacki has mastered some exciting acrylic techniques and is exhibiting dynamic semi abstract and abstract paintings. 


Gary's love for his region is represented in his bird-life and landscape photographs. More than seventy art works are on show.


Everyone welcome!

The Bowral Art Gallery is registered

as COVID Safe

 © 'Swamp Waken' by Gary Hodge

 © 'Red Flower' by Gail Newell

 © 'Rocky Creek' by Jacki Thomas


An exhibition by Glen Preece, Martial Cosyn & Sumit Ameria 

24 April - 4 May 

Daily from 10am till 4pm 

Opening:  Saturday, 24 April from 2pm - 4pm


This is a combined exhibition of the works of Glen Preece, Martial Cosyn & Sumit Ameria.

Sumit Ameria is a fine and recognised botanical artist.

His work is very Australian and very precise, varying from pen and ink, to gouache and watercolour.


Glen Preece is excited to be exhibiting again Bowral and be showing with two ‘like-minded’ artists.  He will be showing landscapes and figurative works painted since moving to Tasmania in 2019.


Martial Cosyn was a student of Glen’s whilst he was living in the

Highlands.  He paints in oil and the subject tends to be very


Everyone welcome!

Bowral Art Gallery

is registered 

as COVID Safe

 © Below left 'Lobster' by Marial Cosyn

 ©  Above 'Iron Bark Blossom' by Sumit Ameria

 © Below right 'The Blue Bottle' by Glen Preece

Open Studio



The studios will be open to BDAS members on Thursdays during the holidays from 10am till 4pm.

Thursday 8 April - 10am - 4pm

Thursday 15 April - 10am - 4pm


Any BDAS member is welcome!

This is a chance to join other BDAS members in the holidays and to paint and draw in the studios.

These sessions are non tutored and you can come for the whole day or a morning or afternoon session.

We ask for a donation of $5 from each participant


Go to our Workshops Page at to view upcoming weekend workshops for 2021.  Scroll down to find information about individual weekend workshops coming up from both our BDAS Tutors and visiting Tutors.

Contact the office to book in to these workshops


Bowral Art Gallery Activities for the month
Here is a video made and presented by our President, John Brain giving you a visual update on what is happening at the Bowral Art Gallery this month - just click on the link below to view the video.
Click here to view video....
Call for entries
Entry forms are now available for the following prizes at the BDAS:
2021 Wingecarribee Prize for Landscape Art
Click here for entry form....
2021 Bowral Drawing Prize
Click here for entry form....

 © 'Rainy Sunday' by Robyn Kinsela


Tim & Patricia Copes

Dr Tony Emmett