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Social Afternoon | Sunday 20 August @ 1.30 pm at The Hub | $5
posted: 07 June 2017

"try the wide range of watercolour papers now distributed by JASCO - who distribute Winsor and Newton products in Australia and has recently taken on the distribution of Arches paper as well as Fabriano. BYO a brush and some paint so you can review the differences in the papers."

Do come and join us for afternoon tea, meet and catch up with other members and generally enjoy all things "watercolour".

BVAC 5th Anniversary celebrations!!! July 16th
posted: 19 June 2017

Hettie Rowley's Watercolour Classes coming soon - 25 July to 12 Sept
posted: 17 June 2017

Hettie Rowley, will be teaching an eight-week block of watercolour classes at The Hub on the Southside commencing from 25 July to 12 September 2017. For more details please go to our Workshop and Classes page (here). 

Ev Hales Workshops coming soon - 20/21 and 22/23 July
posted: 27 May 2017

Ev Hales, a professional artist from Hurstbridge in Melbourne, will be holding two workshops in July. 
Starting out as a secondary art and craft teacher Ev teaches around Australia and at various locations all over the world. Ev has won numerous prizes and exhibits in galleries in Melbourne. Ev has published articles in a variety of magazines including Australian Artist, and has several books of her own: ‘Australian Orchid Design’, ‘A Work in Progress’ and and an e-book ‘Painting en Plein Air’.


Themes have now been confirmed. 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.

Social Afternoon | Sunday 23 April @ 1.30 pm at The Hub | $5
posted: 10 April 2017

We have invited the Redcliffe Art Society to join us.

This Social Day we will be exhibiting our stored paintings.  These painting have been donated by our Tutors over the years and go back a long way.  There are approximately 40 of them on display for you.

Do come and view them over afternoon tea, meet and  catch up with other members and meet members from the Redcliffe Art Society.

Autumn Exhibition 
posted: 6 April 2017

Forty-five members of the society exhibited their work at the recent Autumn Exhibition held at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens on 1 - 2 April. It was a successful exhibition with 260 framed and unframed paintings on display. Hundreds of people took the opportunity to visit the exhibition in sunny weather following a wet lead-up to the event due to ex-Cyclone Debbie. 

In addition to the traditional category, there were fifteen artists who participated in the newly created innovative category. This category allows the artists to create contemporary textures using a variety of mediums such as acrylic, gesso and collage.

Innovative | Nature Mt Cootha | Roger Callen

Traditional | Poppy Love | Carolyn Slack

This was a great opportunity to raise awareness of the Watercolour Society of Queensland to the general public to increase membership as well as to promote the different styles of watercolour. 

Thanks to all the volunteers who welcomed the visitors, the hangers, those who worked on the busy sales table as well as the artists who donated the paintings for the raffle which made this exhibition such a success. 

Di Taylor | Exhibition Convener

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).

Elaine Birmingham National Watercolour Prize: Opening Night on Sunday 10 February 2017
posted: 8 February 2017

The inaugural Elaine Birmingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Paintings is a unique triennial art prize with an overall prize of $20,000. The artworks are available for purchase.

This prize aims to:

  • encourage and reward excellence in watercolour landscape painting
  • encourage artists to take up watercolour painting
  • protect and encourage appreciation of quality watercolour landscape painting
The exhibition is held between 9 February and 25 February at The Webb Gallery, on the Griffith University campus in South Bank.

The opening night is held on Friday 10 February at 6 pm.

For more information, please go to: www.berminghamprize.com.au.

New Classes for the Southside: Hettie Rowley
posted: 24 January 2017

Hettie Rowley, will be teaching a six-week block of watercolour classes at The Hub on the Southside commencing from 21 February 2017. For more details please go to our Workshop and Classes page (here). 

Upcoming Workshops: Helen Beaver and Jacky Pearson
posted: 24 January 2017

WSQ will hold its first weekend workshop for the year on 18 to 19 March, led by the acclaimed Brisbane watercolorist Helen Beaver. This workshop is specifically intended for beginners or those wishing to refresh their skills. Helen is a regular with the WSQ. She is a fantastic artist and a great teacher who is very generous with her time and knowledge. This is a must-do activity if you are new to watercolour painting.

In May, we are delighted to also host our first international artist, Jacky Pearson - an opportunity not to be missed. For more details for both of the workshops, please got to our Workshops and Classes page (here).

WSQ 2016 Annual Exhibition Winner: Natasha Hodgson
psoted: September 2016 

Jasmine Tea

See more of Natasha's works on her website (here).