Opening Night BBQ 2015


Dear members our opening night BBQ is on Friday 6th Feb. at 6:00 - 6:30 pm at the Boilerhouse.

Please bring a salad or sweet to share. SAS will provide the BBQ.

BYO drinks.

Please let Joan know if you are attending or not, partners are most welcome.  An idea of numbers is needed to assist in purchasing the meat.

Normal art day commence on Saturday 7th Feb.



The aim of the Society is to encourage an appreciation of the Arts among its members and within the community. You do NOT need to know how to paint to join.



The Society meets at the Boilerhouse, Jacksons Hill, Sunbury every Friday and Saturday between 10.00am and 3.00pm. Saturdays members paint, swap ideas, attend a demonstration or workshop and generally enjoy companionship with people having a common interest.

Dabs and Dobs:

Important Dates.                                   

Annual SAS 33rd Art Show May 4, 5 & 6th 2018

Entry forms due - SATURDAY APRIL 6th

Show opening night - FRIDAY MAY 4th - Ticketed event

Show days Saturday May 5th & May 6th

Upcoming Shows:

Bendigo Easter Art  Show 2018

Entries close:19th March 2018.

General Membership:

The Society has a general membership of approx. 70 members. All members are encouraged to contribute to the activities of the Society whether on a committee, assistance with organization of the Art shows, putting up road signs, contributing to preparation of the syllabus, running workshops or demonstrating painting techniques - there is something for every member to be involved in.

The Society is always encouraging new membership. Prospective members are asked to attend for a number of weeks before making application to join in order to see how the Society is run and before they make any commitment.

Membership is subject to nomination and approval by the committee.


Ken Winnell President 0407 062 568

Noel Strawbridge Life Member 03 5428 7022

Boilerhouse Art Gallery

Building 20, Boilerhouse Art Gallery, Boilerhouse Road, Jacksons Hill, Sunbury, Victoria.

P.O. Box 731, Sunbury 3429.



A short history of the formation of Sunbury Art Society 

The Sunbury Art Society started with four local women, Marie McKenzie, Gilian Smith, Sylvia Waite and Jeanette Morton holding a small Art Show in Brook Street, Sunbury.  Then with growing interests and from an advert in the local paper, the first formal meeting was held in 1985 with a small group of artists who met at the Uniting Church Hall…and with 8 members, Sunbury Art Society was formed. It was only a small group, but very enthusiastic and productive.   Later the name was changed to Sunbury Art Society Inc.

Our first show was in May 1986, only 6 months after forming the group, with 13 artists participating and 200 paintings displayed.  It was a great success. With increasing sponsorships it became a very popular, social occasion. The group became incorporated and was named the Sunbury Art Society Inc. As the years passed, several sponsors supported the Society and opening nights became a ‘must do’ on Sunbury’s social calendar.

Workshops were run by well known artists and our own members. Many talented members, over the years, have won major awards at various Art Shows.   All this would not have eventuated without the enthusiasm and great friendship of the members.

Even though we have had many ‘homes’ over the years, Boilerhouse on Jacksons Hill is now home to SAS. With some discussion about the future of the VUT campus, we could be placed in an uncertain situation of finding new premises but the Society is determined to continue in a new location if necessary.

Jeanette Morton  -  January 2012


Award Winners at the 31st Annual Art Society Show - 2016.

   Jane Alder - Most Improved

   Paloma Francis - Best Portrait

   Philip Gray - Best Watercolor 

   Kathy Medbury - Best Acrylic

   Sally Misiti - Best Pen & Wash

   Jeanette Morton - Best Miniature Pair

   Logan Preshaw - Best Oil

                            - Best in Show

                            - Best Drawing

   Robyn Pryse - Best Pastel

   Ray Rattenbury - Best Animal Study

   William Smart - Best Local Content

   Anthony Syndicas - Best Sculpture

   Christine Weisz - Best Mixed Media

   Ken Winnell - Best Cotemporary

   Leianne Ivankovis - Highly Commended



Upcoming Workshops:

Schedule being finalised by Committee.






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Postal Address:

   PO Box 731

    Sunbury 3429




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