About Us 

The Watercolour Society of Queensland (WSQ) is an incorporated Association that is more than 30 years old. WSQ commenced at an inaugural meeting organised by two Sunshine Coast women, Janet O’Kines and Lois Beumer, held on 5 June 1986 at the Royal Queensland Art Society (RQAS) headquarters in Brisbane. 

Today, WSQ operates from shared premises known as the Hub, that are part of the Brisbane Visual Arts Community (BVAC) located at 140 Weller Rd Tarragindi QLD 4121. Office Hours are 10am to 2pm on the first, third and when applicable the fifth Thursday of each month.

WSQ is managed by volunteers and exists to encourage participation in watercolour painting at all levels, including provision of tuition and training, exhibitions and social events. We conduct activities on weekends and weekdays to cater for the various interests and time-availability of our members, whether in full-time work, retired or still studying. 

WSQ News

Autumn Exhibition - April 2017 (Closing date is 15 March 2017)
posted: 27 February 2017

This is a call to all members that the Autumn Exhibition entry details have been updated on the website (here). The exhibition will be held again at the auditorium of the Brisbane Botanical Gardens at Mt Coot-tha. 

Autumn Exhibition 2017 | download flyer

There were over 300 works for sale in 2016 with strong sales in both the framed and unframed works. 

The entry conditions have been modernised with a newly created Innovative Category in addition to the Traditional, Miniature and Matted works. Artists can now submit works with gouache, gesso and other mediums in this Innovative Category so please download all four documents early so that you are aware of the scope of this new category (Entry Form, Conditions of Entry, Guidelines for Framing, Guidelines for Unframed Works, Sizing Guidelines for the Miniature Works). These forms can be downloaded from the Exhibitions page (here).  

The key dates are:  
Closing date:      15 March 
Drop date:         31 March 2017 | 8.30 am to 11.30 am
Exhibition date:  1-2 April | 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
Collection date:  2 April | 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

We would also be interested in generous artists able to donate works for the door raffle prize. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Di Taylor on 0411 767 030 for further details and assistance in participating in the Autumn Exhibition.  


Upcoming Workshops: Jacky Pearson - international tutor
posted: 20 February 2017

Jacky Pearson, a multi-award winning professional artist from New Zealand, will be holding two workshops in May: Figures at The Hub and Boats and Reflections in the Northside.


Jacky exhibits in galleries and holds Solo and joint exhibitions around New Zealand and overseas. Her work is held in private and public collections in NZ and abroad.

She is an experienced international art tutor and holds regular classes in Wellington as well as workshops and master classes around NZ and overseas.

For more details for both of the workshops, please got to our Workshops and Classes page (here). All of our workshops are open to members as well as the general public.

You can also see her painting a portrait in an episode of Colour in Your Life (here).




Meetings


Next Meeting 

General Meeting


26 March 2017 @ 1.00 pm


Prize: $50


For the theme and location please go to the Calendar page (here)


Painting Groups

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Western Suburbs Painting Group

The Group meets every second Tuesday of the month in the Brookfield Showgrounds Art Pavilion.


On alternate Tuesdays the group meets for en plein air painting.


For further details, please contact Nev Logan on (07) 3378 2541 or nevbarblogan@bigpond.com



Southside Casual Painting Group

The Group meets every first, third and 5th Thursday at The Hub (140 Weller Rd, Tarragindi)

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Fee: $10 

Tea and coffee provided.


For further details, please contact WSQ Secretary on 0428 320 066.


En Plein Air Group

Meets on the second Wednesday of every month. For further details of the next meeting, please contact Margaret Elaurant on (07) 3359 1648.




Weekly Casual Painting Group at Chermside

Currently full.

For further details, please contact WSQ Secretary on 0428 320 066.