Thursday, March 26, 2015

Monthly Meeting & Demonstration - 14th April : Steve Jannar 'Traditional Landscape in Acrylics'

This month we are pleased to welcome Steve Jannar to our Monthly Meeting for April Tuesday the 14th at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

Steve Jannar is a Sydney-based artist.  He is essentially a figurative painter and his earlier period was very much influenced by the Heidelberg School of Australian Impressionists, in particular by Streeton, Roberts & Conder and in more recent times by Sydney Long.  Being an architect had contributed to the fact that many of his earlier works included the built environment in the Australian vernacular.   Since 2008 he has returned to painting in acrylic paint rather than oil, is painting on a larger scale and freeing up his style – resulting in more dramatic works with greater impact.
He has exhibited in and around Sydney for many years and is also represented in overseas collections.  He had his first solo exhibition (‘Sydney or the Bush’ – oil paintings of Sydney, NSW & Northern Victoria) at the Balmain ‘Watch House’ in February 2004. In 2013 he had a local exhibition (sponsored by his local MP, Glenn Brookes) based on the waterways of the Georges River and Salt Pan Creek at Bankstown Paceway (including a 6 metre long painting of Boatsheds along the shores of Salt Pan Creek/One Tree Point).  Early in 2014, he shared an exhibition (with Michael Braden) which was held at the Balmoral ‘Bathers’ Pavilion Gallery.

Recent milestones include winning 1st prize & Highly Commended in the ‘Landscape’ painting section of the Sydney Royal Arts Show (Easter Show) 2007 & 2013 respectively, a contemporary work on a classic Bentley car for a Jane McGrath Charity Auction in 2008 and a finalist in both the Mosman & Paddington Art Prizes, 2011. In April 2014, he once again won 1st prize at the Sydney Royal Arts Show in the ‘Australian Birds and/or Flowers (in their natural setting)’ section.

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Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

7.30pm Tuesday 14th April at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) 

For Enquiries phone Sharron on 02 4572 5580 or

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for over 50 years and new memberships with the society are always welcome.
For further details for memberships please contact Satya on 0405 337 652

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

History Keepers Exhibition

As members of the Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail we have some works being exhibited on behalf of the Macquarie Towns Arts Society.

Exhibition is open from Saturday 28th March until  Friday 8th May from 10am-4pm.

Official opening is on Sunday 29th March 3pm - 5pm where local historian Ian Jack will open the exhibition.

Location: Sassafras Creek Food and Design, 83 Old Kurrajong Road, Kurrajong

Sunday, March 15, 2015

MTAS School Holiday Workshop April 2015

We have our School Holiday kids Workshops on again for April.

10 am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm
Tuesday 7th Pottery Make Dragons
Wednesday 8th  Paint Pet Rocks Draw Dinosaurs
Thursday 9th Watercolours Pottery
Friday 10th Jewellery ---------------
Monday 13th Paint a Landscape Papier Mache Sculpture
Tuesday 14th Tin Can Robots Draw Amazing Creatures
Wednesday 15th Draw Butterflies & Bugs Make Clay Animals
Thursday 16th Draw Fairies & Mermaids Make Mini Monsters
Friday 17th Cartooning ----------------

Cost: $14 per 2hr workshop; all equipment supplied.

Venue: Richmond Art Supplies,
Shop 10 Magnolia Mall,
285 Windsor St, Richmond

Bookings Essential: phone Deidre 0412 979731

MTAS After School Art Classes for Term 2, 2015, also Now Enrolling.