Wellington Art Club


February, March, April 2016

Olympia’s chat

We are enjoying the lazy-hazy days of summer so much that time is passing and much is happening with the Miramar Peninsular art Trail and our Mural – so time to keep everyone in the loop, especially those not attending weekly groups.

Attached is the entry form for our exhibition, we would love to see new art though if you wish to enter art already at the club, that is fine.

Large works can be exhibited in the Community Centre Hall as we have use of it Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1pm. This could be good for “Artists in Action’ as well. On Thursday many of us met at the clubrooms to plan the sketching of our tiles for the Mural and it all looks fantastic – fitting together like a giant jigsaw. Phil’s artwork is amazing and he is staying ‘chilled’ as he helps us with the scaling. There’s a lot of detail but it will look wonderful once it’s up on the Community Centre wall and will be a great attraction for years to come.

Leftover plywood: Mary Mitchell is coming up with ideas for our own Mural of an arty theme to cover our stark walls outside and to make it look more like a studio/gallery, hopefully people will want to see what wonderful artwork lurks behind those walls – an idea that has been on my mind for a long time.


The AGM is to be held on Sunday April 3rd at 2pm. Please mark the date on your calendar.

I have enjoyed my time as President but it is now time for me to step down. Please consider and discuss who you would like to nominate for this position and also for committee membership. We have a great committee, a real can-do team and I’m sure there are keen members out there who could fill these positions equally well.

Elaine Kermode, Dave Shaw and Chris Andersen will stand down from the committee. They have all made a valuable contribution over the years to enhancing our club. Dave helped us make big decisions for improvements both inside and outside and I am truly grateful for his input as a non-artist, but he will still be with us as Del’s husband.

Elaine has been our colourful ‘Union Jack’ and good fun. Chris and Jenny have also moved to Kapiti but Chris will continue with Life Drawing on Monday nights. He has made an enormous success of this class, attracting large attendances and drawing attention from Weta Workshop employees.

Neighbourhood Week

The Community Centre are taking part in this event on Thursday march 17th with various events happening – sausage sizzles etc, so we will keep our exhibition, and “Artists in Action” going in support –I am sure I will still be painting my Mural tile!

Happy painting!

Notice of the Annual General Meeting

Sunday 3rd April 2016
at 2pm in the clubrooms

If any member would like to join the committee or nominate a member for an office/ committee,
please fill out Nomination Form. Download Committee/President Nomination Form in PDF or .doc (WORD)
The nominee must be a financial member of the club. Nominations from the floor at the AGM will also be accepted.

Artists in Action


will be held at the Wellington Art Club Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March

Entry forms and your entry fee can be delivered with your art at the clubrooms
from Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th March.

Set-up : Thursday 10th March.

Please ensure that paintings are ready for hanging with D-rings and cord and labelled on back with artist's name. Also include a swing label attached to a string and taped to the back of your painting with the artist's name, title of work, medium and selling price details filled in (so that those making labels to attach to each painting can do so without having to refer to the back)

  • To submit paintings you must be a fully paid up member.
  • Three paintings may be submitted. Though more miniatures may be submitted
  • Hanging Fee: $4.00 per painting up to a total of $16.00.
  • Ensure a CV is available plus two copies (check out folder)

Unframed artworks for our racks would be welcome. Place name of artist, medium and price on the
backs. Art Commission on paintings sold will be 15%. Artworks that have sold: payout by Bank transfer. You may be required to provide banking details to treasurer.


Helen Wilson and John McDonnell will be holding another workshop later in the year as will Julia Best from Blackmore and Best. More details later, but a notice will be put up in the clubrooms to see the amount of interest.

Thursday night Group
Due to work commitments and because she is about to start a commission on a large scale canvas Annette will not be available to open the club on Thursday nights. If anyone is interested in running some Thursday night classes, please contact Olympia or Del at the club.

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