From the Treasurer
Members will have noticed that annual membership fees have increased from $65 to $75 from 1st July 2016. This increase was agreed to at the monthly meeting of members in May 2016, and became necessary for a number of reasons. With our ageing buildings, maintenance and replacements are becoming a constant drain on our resources, and general costs continue to escalate as you all know. This year, our income from workshops, studio hire and exhibitions has been less than the previous year, and we need a more reliable source of income away from these areas which can vary, depending on many circumstances. While your committee regrets the need to increase fees, members should be aware that fees have not increased since 2011, so we hope that the current increase of less than $1 month, will be acceptable. Please feel free to discuss this important matter with any of the present committee members.
Mary Wallace, a noted art historian, sometime painter and a great friend to Yurara has passed away. We offer our condolences to her family and friends.
We want to thank Annie McVie and her husband Ian for kindly donating a tall bookcase for our library for all the books we are accumulating. Once again, Ethel Bosher is doing a good job sorting them out.
We are holding a morning tea for new members who have joined these past six months on Saturday 30th July at 10.30 a.m. So join us for a coffee or tea break. All members are welcome.
Plans are afoot to have a banner at the front of the building for the Society, one for the Youth Awards and one at the Football oval.
We have received the Council’s small grant of $2000 toward the Youth Art Awards.
There are members who would like the life drawing group to continue on a Friday so we need more support with at least seven members attending on a continuing basis. Up to now, the group has been untutored. However, Robin Wilson has offered to attend (to draw) and will offer to tutor (at no extra charge) any members who wish for advice. We need to know how many would like to attend. If you’re interested, please contact Robin Wilson on 3207 6175 or 0412 056 990.
Redland Yurara's annual Spring Exhibition will open on Friday, 9 September, and will continue until Sunday, 25 September. The theme for this year’s exhibition is simply ‘Spring Time’, and members are invited to creatively interpret this theme (you don’t have to paint only florals!). Entry forms will be available soon, but please start thinking about your entries now. Paintings will need to be ready for hanging by 5 September, 2016.
After Annie Jamison and Robin Wilson’s student exhibition is finalised on July 17th, we would like to invite members to a small works exhibition, canvases no larger than 32cms or under. The exhibition will be ‘Black and White’. The entries can be paintings, watercolours, charcoal, inks or other. They will be exhibited until the Spring exhibition.
For July Workshop Report go to
Any enquiries, please contact Danielle at
or phone 3206 6185 / 0417 239 911
- James Mackay - SAT 20 - SUN 21 AUGUST 2016. "Fresh Spontaneous Watercolour Using Simple Steps".
$110 Members/$150 Non-members. Deposit to hold place $20
- Donagh Mengel - November 2016 Date & subject to be confirmed
- Robin Wilson - "Composition" - March/April 2017 Date to be confirmed
Plein Air Group
For details on the Outdoor Sketching & Painting Group go to
Gallery Hire Fees
2015 NON MEMBERS $80 hire fee plus $40 per day (weekends and Fri) MEMBERS $20 a day. Please note there is a 10% commission on all sales taken.