The aim of the Lane Cove Art Society is to:

Encourage, recognise & reward artistic talent in the community.

We warmly welcome new members – the sole requirement is an interest in art.

The Lane Cove Art Society meets on the 4th TUESDAY of each month (except January and December). The meetings open at 7:00pm with time to meet and talk prior to the meeting getting underway. At each meeting there is a demonstration or talk by a leading artist or guest speaker and anyone interested in art is welcome to attend – the demonstration commences at about 7:30pm and lasts up to 90minutes.

The Lane Cove Art Society holds two exhibitions yearly as well as workshops, visits to galleries or artists’ studios, and mini-exhibitions for members and a charity art sale. The Society’s bimonthly newsletter is sent to all members.

See us at. instagram.com/lanecoveartsociety/

We warmly welcome new members – the sole requirement is an interest in art.

The Lane Cove Art Society will now meet on the 4th TUESDAY of every month (except January and December) ).  The meetings open at 7:00pm with time to meet and talk prior to the meeting getting underway.  At each meeting there is a demonstration or talk by a leading artist or guest speaker and anyone interested in art is welcome to attend – the demonstration commences at about 7:35pm and lasts about 90minutes .

The Lane Cove Art Society also holds two exhibitions yearly as well as workshops, visits to galleries or artists’ studios, and mini-exhibitions for members. The Society’s bimonthly newsletter is sent to all members.

See us at. instagram.com/lanecoveartsociety/

Lloyd Rees by friend and Northwood resident William Pidgeon. Winner of 1968 Archibald Prize

The Lane Cove Art Society is a not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers. Our aim is to encourage, recognise and reward artistic talent and to provide a forum for people to share their interest and knowledge in art.

We extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in art.

The roots of the Lane Cove Art Society are very prestigious. The Lane Cove Art Panel, established in 1962 consisted of four artists, Lloyd Rees, Guy Warren, William Pidgeon and Reinis Zusters. All of these artists went on to achieve outstanding artistic success and widespread recognition.

During conversation in 2021 Guy Warren made the following comments:

“I met Lloyd Rees on the bus home from work one day, the only seat left on the bus was next to Lloyd. I had recently returned from England and was working at an advertising agency. During our conversation Lloyd asked if I was interested in helping him teach a drawing class on the next Saturday. That led to a position lecturing at Sydney Uni in the faculty of Architecture.”

Guy said that Lloyd was such a likeable fellow that whenever he asked help of the local artists everyone said ‘yes’. That was the case with setting up exhibitions and eventually establishing the Lane Cove Art Society.

After a successful Municipal Art Exhibition in 1963, the Panel decided to foster further exhibitions by establishing the Lane Cove Art Society. It was formed in 1965 with Lloyd Rees as founding President. The Society quickly established a reputation for excellence, attracting a wide variety of artists.

Included among them were members of The Northwood Group, a small group of friends who would go on painting excursions around Sydney Harbour and northwestern Sydney. Regulars of the Northwood group were Lloyd Rees, Roland Wakelin, George Feather Lawrence and John Santry. Douglas Dundas, Wilmotte Williams and Marie Santry were also associated with the Northwood group.

Lloyd Rees and successive presidents have guided the Lane Cove Art Society to become the well established and vibrant Art Society that it is today.

They are:

Lloyd Rees
Francis Frohlich
Pamela Fairburn
Chrissie Lloyd
Lyn Teal
Annie Pavlovic
1965 – 1988
1988 – 2006
2006 – 2008
2008 – 2016
2016 – 2021
2021 –

The 50th year of the Municipal exhibition (the Lane Cove Art Award) was held 9 – 18 August 2013, with some 400 people coming from far and wide to attend the Opening Night. Guy Warren, one of the founders, was a special guest and he donated one of his works for a raffle prize.

The exhibition featured 300 paintings, and the occasion was celebrated with a large birthday cake.

The Annual General Meeting of the Lane Cove Art Society is held in March. Financial members of the Society elect members to fill at least 7, and not more than 12, committee positions.

The Society’s Committee consists of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Minutes Secretary and Committee members.

Our Patron is Ian Longbottom, former Councillor and Mayor of Lane Cove.

Our Committee

Current Office Holders

President

TBC

Vice President

Julianne Ashworth

Secretary

Fiona Pollack

Treasurer

TBC

Editor, Newsletter

Dianna Hollowes

Web Co-Ordinator

Julie Taylor

Committee Members

Phoebe Stone
Margaret Weiss
Wendy Bull
Ernie Gerzabek
Isabelle Kremer

Meetings

Meetings are at The Diddy – Longueville Sporting Club. Address: Kenneth St &, River Rd W, Longueville NSW 2066 Meetings are always free and open to anyone. We look forward to seeing you.

Photo Gallery

Past Demonstrators