ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Wednesday 26 September 2012

Willyama Art Society 51st Annual Exhibition @ Demo Club Broken Hill

Robyn Taylor, winner senior prize
"A Westerly Perspective", courtesy WAS
Art Scene

Once again the Willyama Art Society (WAS) is holding their annual art exhibition.  Their first exhibition was in 1961, so this is their 51st exhibition.  This year they are dedicating it to long time WAS member Mrs Joyce Condon who died earlier this month aged 95.  The exhibition has been named “The Joyce Condon Memorial Exhibition”.  There are over 50 paintings by 18 established and budding artists including Jenny Cattonar, John Gregory and Mick Andrich.

"The Tulip Virus" winning entry -
Junior Art Prize by

Meena Nachiappan, courtesy WAS
Prizes were awarded in two categories with the Senior Art Prize going to Robyn Taylor with her acrylic “A Western Perspective” (pictured).  The Junior Art Prize was awarded to Meena Nachiappan for her pen drawing “The Tulip Virus”, also pictured.

The works are for sale and span a variety of mediums from pastels to watercolours.  Prizes were also awarded on the opening night last Friday 21st September and Mrs Condon’s son Len Condon officially opened the exhibition on that night.  The Society is open to both adults and children and new members are very welcome.

"Bush Walk" courtesy of the artist Bob Groves

Bob Groves,
Willyama Art Society
Dates:        21 September – 7 October 2012

Venue:       The Barrier Social Democratic Club (Demo Club)
Function Room
                   218 Argent Street, Broken Hill

Hours:       10am till 4pm daily

The current, longstanding (19 years) WAS President Bob Groves said Mrs Condon was a Broken Hill arts pioneer as well as a life and founding member of the Society.  After teaching art at TAFE for 15 years she opened her own gallery which was a first for Broken Hill.

If you would like to join the Willyama Art Society or find out more, there is a postal address for all enquiries -
Willyama Art Society, PO Box 48, Broken Hill NSW 2880.


Cheers, Jane D

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