News and Events






October Demonstration

Phil Kent

Wednesday 18 October 2017


Phil Kent is an artist who has drawn and sketched for most of his life and enjoys the freedom to approach any subject that takes his fancy in whatever medium. He has studied at the Royal Art Society with a number of well known tutors, including Fred Bates, Ron Stannard, Alan Hanson and Joe Bezzina. His paintings are impressionistic, exploring landscapes and portraits primarily, but drawing has always been a continuing passion. Phils recent exhibition, Drawn to Balmain featured drawings of the historic pubs and buildings of the peninsula. Currently Phil is using the same theme around the streets of Paddington.



Wednesday 18 October from 7.00pm.
$5.00 entry includes raffle and supper.
10 Cometrowe St, Drummoyne







DAS 2017 Members Exhibition

Saturday 30 September - 8 October 2017


Key Dates

Entries Close: Friday 15 September 2017.

Delivery of paintings: Monday 25 September 2pm to 7pm sharp.

Opening night Friday 29 September.

Venue: The Drummoyne Civic Hall, cnr Lyons Rd and Marlborough St, Drummoyne.

Entry forms: Have been emailed to existing members.






DAS at the 2017 Rivendell Flower Show

Thomas Walker Estate, Rivendell, Hospital Rd, Concord

23 - 24 September 2017


Expressions of interest

DAS has been invited to demonstrate at a children's workshop (Kids' Space) on how to paint floral artworks, at the 2017 Rivendell Flower Show. There will be a 3 x 3 metre DAS gazebo stall set up for members interested in participating on the day. Members may also take the opportunity to sell any floral artworks they may have on the day via a small display. For more information please contact us.



September Demonstration

Derivan Demo with Paul McCarthy

Wednesday 20 September 2017


The very entertaining Paul McCarthy has been painting and selling his work for the last 25 years. His landscapes combine Fauvism, Impressionism and Contemporary Abstraction. His exquisite colour combinations give his paintings an exotic flair, through which he captures and finds a whole new and dramatic light unique to his environment. He has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions both here and overseas, including a joint exhibition in Soho New York in 2001. Paul McCarthy’s artwork is held in many corporate and private collections around the globe.



Wednesday 20 September from 7.00pm.
$5.00 entry includes raffle and supper.
DAS gallery57
57A Wellbank St, crn Clermont Ave, Concord







August Demonstration

Matilda Michell

Wednesday 16 August 2017


Award winning Sydney artist, Matilda graduated from the National Art School in 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in painting. Matilda has been the overall winner in the Waterhouse Art Prize and has been a finalist in many other prestigious art awards including the Eutick Memorial Still life Award, the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Awards and the AME Bale Art Prize. During her time at the National Art School, she was the recipient of a William Fletcher Foundation Grant and the Pata Paris Studio Residency Award. She won the Art History and Theory Prize in both first and third year, and was highly commended in the John Olsen prize for Figure Drawing and the Arthur le Gay Brereton Draughtsmanship award. Matilda also has a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Media Arts and Production, and a Bachelor of International Studies from UTS.



Wednesday 16 August from 7.00pm.
$5.00 entry includes raffle and supper.
Drummoyne Community Centre
10 Cometrowe St, Drummoyne.




JULY 2017


July Demonstration
Winsor & Newton "hands on" experience

Wednesday 19 July 2017


Now is your chance to try out several products such as the limited edition Twilight Series, the Desert Series inspired by the Australian desert, professional water colour sticks, markers and mediums, Series 7 water colour brushes, Arches and Fabriano water colour papers and Artograph Artist Projector Flare 100. There will also be prizes and giveaways, so be sure not to miss this one!



Wednesday 19 July from 7.00pm. $5.00 entry includes lucky door prize and supper. Drummoyne Community Centre. 10 Cometrowe St, Drummoyne.




MAY 2017




19 - 21 May 2017


Venue: Meroo Conference Centre, Kurrajong





DAS City of Canada Bay Libraries Exhibition

Five Dock Library 8 - 29 May 2017
Concord Library 29 May - 19 June 2017


With the support of Five Dock and Concord Libraries, DAS members have an exciting opportunity to participate in this year’s exhibition. Please see DAS at the Libraries Exhibition for more details.




APRIL 2017



2017 Annual Open Art Awards Exhibition

14 - 23 April 2017




Key Dates

Entries Close: Thursday 30 March

Delivery of paintings: Monday 10 April 2pm to 7pm sharp.

Venue: The Drummoyne Civic Hall, cnr Lyons Rd and Marlborough St, Drummoyne.



April Demonstration

Thomas Parker / Sculptor

Wednesday 19 April 2017


See our Facebook page for more details 



Wednesday 19 April from 7.00pm. $5.00 entry includes raffle and supper. Drummoyne Community Centre. 10 Cometrowe St, Drummoyne.




MARCH 2017



DAS Social & Sip, AGM and Fun Critique

Wednesday 15 March 2017


Join us for an evening of socialising, vote for committee members and bring along your artwork for critique.



Wednesday 15 March from 7.00pm. $2.00 entry includes raffle and supper. Drummoyne Community Centre. 10 Cometrowe St, Drummoyne.







February Demonstration

Xiu Luo Sun (Sylvia) and Jian Jun Wang (Jim)

Wednesday 15 February 2017


Sylvia has been an art and design lecturer in China, and her textile and art works have been published and exhibited overseas and in Australia on many occasions. Sylvia specialises in an array of mediums including oil, acrylic and pastel work and most enjoys expressing herself through still life. Jim specialises in drawing and ceramic design, and was the first artist to represent China at the 11th French International Biennale of Vallauris and has had works archived by the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts. Jim feels drawing is his best medium, and uses a multitude of techniques including ink, bamboo pen, watercolor and pastel to show his diverse skills.



Wednesday 15 February from 7.00pm. $2.00 entry includes raffle and supper. Drummoyne Community Centre. 10 Cometrowe St, Drummoyne.







27th Art Of Sydney Awards Exhibition

Australia Day Long Weekend 26-29 January 2017


Australian National Maritime Museum

The Terrace Room

2 Murray Street

Darling Harbour

Sydney (Wheel chair accessible)


  • Showcasing Sydney?s leading local artists.
  • Unique opportunity to view over 300 original artworks.
  • All artworks are offered for sale.

FREE Admission



Thursday - January 26 ? (Australia Day) 9.30am to 8.00pm
Friday - January 27 ? 9.30am to 6pm

Saturday - January 28 ? 9.30am to 6.00pm
Sunday - January 29 ? 9.30am to 5pm


Presentation of Awards  -  Saturday afternoon, 28th January, 2017 ? 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Judge is renowned Australian artist and sculptor Brett ?Mon? Garling


The 27th CASS ?Art of Sydney? Awards Exhibition is an annual celebration showcasing the wonderful diversity of Sydney?s leading local artists and features over 300 artworks from 13 Art Societies around Sydney and the Wider Sydney Basin. All artworks are offered for sale. Artists are from the Central Coast and the leafy North Shore; the Eastern Suburbs and inner Sydney Harbour communities; south to St George and Sutherland Shire; and west to the Nepean and Macquarie Towns; and onto the Southern Highlands district of Bowral.

27 years is an amazing success story of which we are extremely proud ? especially as CASS (Combined Art Societies of Sydney Inc.) is a non-profit group run totally by volunteer lovers of art.


The Art of Sydney exhibition also raises funds for CareFlight.







Arts And Makers Market

Art at the Connection, Rhodes

Saturday 17 December 2016, 10.00am - 4.00pm



The Connection is a new community space on the waterfront in Rhodes. On Saturday 17 December 2016, an Arts and Makers Market will showcase the work of independent makers from across Sydney. DAS will be holding a stall to market the Society and its activities and also to display and sell members works. If you are interested in attending please contact us.


This event includes:
? Artist Talks
? Launch of the Digital Gallery and Art Exhibitions
? Art walks ? Tours of Public Art in Rhodes
? Art workshops



The Event Space

The Connection Community Precinct

30 Shoreline Drive

Rhodes NSW



There is 2hr street parking, or longer parking at Rhodes Shopping Centre which is a 10min walk from The Connection.







DAS Christmas Party 2016

Wednesday 30 November 2016


Drummoyne Art Society would like to invite all members and their friends to the annual Christmas Party. Don?t miss out on this enjoyable event where you can meet new members and catch up with old friends.



Wednesday 30 November 2016 from 6.30pm at The Watergrill Restaurant, Sydney Rowing Club, 613 Great North Road, Abbotsford. Members are free to order and pay for their own meals and drinks. For bookings or more information please email Gaye. For booking purposes we will need to know numbers by Friday 18 November.




November Demonstration

Leeka Gruzdeff

Wednesday 16 November 2016


Our November demonstrator is DAS member and Archibald finalist Leeka Gruzdeff. Leeka will be demonstrating the styles and techniques she employs for her beautiful watercolour works.



Wednesday 16 November from 7.00pm. $2.00 entry includes raffle and supper. Drummoyne Community Centre. 10 Cometrowe St, Drummoyne.




Art Of Sydney Awards Exhibition Entries

26-29 January 2017


The Terrace Room at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour



Entries Close: Friday 16 December 2017.

Delivery of paintings: Saturday 7 January 2017 between 9.30amd and 12.30pm, Bankstown Art Society, Olympic Parade, Bankstown.


Entry forms now available:

Art of Sydney 2017 Entry Form PDF

For further information, please email


The Combined Art Societies hold their Annual Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition for members in January each year. In 2017 it will be once again at the Australian National Maritime Museum from the 26th January until 29th January ? we hope to see you there.


The Awards presentation will be 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday 28th January, tickets are $25.00 per person including a High Tea light refreshment. Please email and tell us the number of tickets you require, payment options will be advised.






October Demonstration

Dee Jackson

Wednesday 19 October 2016


Our October demonstrator is Dee Jackson. Dee says "Watercolour is my great love; it is the fluid spontaneity that attracts me. Watercolour, as a medium, lends itself to the softness and curves of the human form. It allows the artist great freedom." Dee's portraits have been commissioned throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam.



Wednesday 19 October from 7.00pm. $2.00 entry includes raffle and supper. Drummoyne Community Centre. 10 Cometrowe St, Drummoyne.






Drummoyne Art Society

52nd Members Art Exhibition

30 September - 9 October 2016


Free Admission

An opportunity for DAS members to show their creative best.


Key Dates

Entries Close: Friday 16 September 2016.

Delivery of paintings: Monday 26 September 2pm to 7pm sharp.

Venue: The Drummoyne Civic Hall, cnr Lyons Rd and Marlborough St, Drummoyne.


Entry forms will be emailed to existing members. For further information, please contact us.






DAS at Ferragosto Festival

Sunday 21 August 2016

DAS is participating in this annual community event with a pop up gallery to promote the new DAS Cottage Gallery, encourage membership and sell members artworks. If you happen to be free and want to lend a hand let us know by emailing


DAS is also seeking members submissions for the pop up gallery. Please email for further details.