Spring Exhibition and SeptemberWorkshop Cancelled

The latest extension to the Victorian lockdown has caused the closure of two events planned for September:

  1. DTAS Spring Art Exhibition to be cancelled.
  2. Ben Winspear’s oil workshop has also been cancelled

Missing the DTAS Gallery try NGV virtual tour

Missing your hit of art – try the NGV virtual tours click below

24 tours plus the 2020 triennial

Linda Finch Pastel Workshop

Linda Finch is giving a pastel workshop on 23rd October.

10 am to 4pm in Pastel- Cost also $20. Linda is a member and tutor of the Pastel Society of Victoria and her CV and example of her work can be seen at http://www.vicpastel.com.au/linda-finch/

She is also a member of the Warrandyte Arts Group, the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and the Pastel Pallette Group.

Ben Winspear’s workshop rescheduled

Ben Winspear’s workshop will not go ahead due to lockdown on 28th August we have moved the workshop to Sunday 12th September: 10 am till 4 pm.

Open Studio Days

Experience the fun of creating art in this lovely old building . . .

Ben Winspear – Oil Workshop

Ben Winspear, who previously taught at DTAS before Covid has agreed to hold an oil workshop on Saturday 28th August 2021 from 10 am to 4pm with a break for lunch.

He is an award winning artist (Won the Bale $50,000 Travelling award in 2016)

Below is a photo of him with his winning entry from the recent Kilmore show.

 Click here to see more examples of his work

DTAS Annual Spring Art 2021


20th September – 2nd October 2021


Paintings to be delivered to the Gallery on Saturday 18th September

Click here for Exhibition Entry form

Annual Raffle

Annual Raffle
The DTAS Annual Raffle is underway The prize is a fabulous painting by
our very own Moira Treacher. Tickets – $2 each or 3 for $5. To be drawn at
the Annual Spring Art Exhibition.

Tickets are available at DTAS

We need a Publicity Officer

to promote DTAS. If you would like to help in this endeavour or know someone who could, let me know: Jean Sturrock, Mobile 0419 518345

Artists of the Month – Shirley Straford’s Class

Our present Artists of the Month display of paintings in the Gallery features works by Shirley Straford and some of her current students. Shirley has taught at DTAS for over 20 years and her aim is to guide each person to improve their skills and develop their individual style. Students are able to choose their own topic to paint in either pastel or oil. The success of Shirley’s teaching philosophy is apparent in the variety of subjects and the range of styles that are evident in her students’ works displayed in the exhibition. This is an exhibition that will appeal to anyone interested in art, whatever their artistic inclination. Examples below