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A Retrospective of WEA Tutors/Artists

10 November – 1 December 2013

WEA is celebrating 100 years of tutoring in 2013. Realising the importance of art in our Society, and the fact that many of the Art Tutors have or still are Fellow Members of the Royal SA Society of Arts, e.g. Ruth Tuck, Mervyn Smith, Jacqueline Hick, Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz, Brian Seidel, John Baily, David Dridan, Malcolm Carbins, Charles Bannon, Gary Lee Gaston, Marjorie Hann, Sue Georgiou, John Patchett, Betty Jew, Ivor Francis, to name a few, all well known artists of South Australia, and all who have taught art at WEA. Their styles, art classes will be remembered by many and acknowledged they were taught well.

A stunning array of artists, in an amazing gallery that most have instilled the quality of art over the years. Some artworks are for sale, and others to be admired for the skill of the artist.

To be opened by Professor Jack Cross OAM, 2.00pm Sunday 10th November. Jack has recently launched the History of WEA, of which books will be available for sale in the RSASA Gallery during the exhibition.

Lidia lived in London from 1958 – 1965, where she married Tadeusz (Tadek) Groblicki. They migrated and settled in Adelaide. The subject matter of Lidia’s work has been a relationship with suburbia and rural life in Poland. “She observed her surroundings and explored themes such as the power of big business, the impact of technology on modern life, and the conformities of urban living and religion…”( excerpt from Lidia Groblicka suburban Iconographer by Adam Dutkiewicz)

Lidia was a renown artist, RSASA Fellow & Life Member, on RSASA Council, Selection & Exhibition Committees and is represented as an international artist, printmaker, with works overseas,  Australian National Gallery, Art Gallery of SA, RSASA Collection and private collections.

This exhibition represents her life through her art. Many artworks are from private collections, and some prints are for sale.

link to Youtube video from the opening of the Lidia Groblicka Exhibition on Sunday 13th Oct. Recorded by Roman Groblicki

21 July – 18 August 2013

RSASA Members Winter Exhibition is exciting exhibition of over one hundred artworks consisting of a creative mix of paintings, mixed media, photography, textiles, 3D, printmaking and more.

This exhibition will be held in the RSASA Gallery, hosted by the Royal SA Society of Arts. On Sunday the 18th of August at 2:30pm the works selected by the sitters will be announced. Portraits created during the demonstrations at the recent RSASA Portrait Prize Exhibition will also be displayed during this exhibition.

Gwenda Hackett Memorial Watercolour Prize was awarded at the opening of the ‘Winter Blues’ exhibition on Sunday 21st July. The winner was Gerhard Ritter, President of the SA Watercolour Society, previous RSASA Director and Vice President.

The RSASA is pleased to announce the winner for this Inaugural Prize to Gerhard Ritter for his winning piece, ‘Lost in Thought’:
rsasa winter blues gwenda hackett memorial watercolour prize 2013

RSASA 2013 Inaugural Portrait Prize Exh: 23 June – 14 July

A great exhibition opening today for the RSASA Inaugural 2013 Portrait Prize with over 200 visitors to the RSASA Gallery. Congratulations to all the artists, and thankyou to all the artists who entered. There were 344 entries and from these the judges selected 87 artworks.

Nick Mitzevich, Director of the Art Gallery of SA officially opened the Portrait Prize exhibition this afternoon in the RSASA Gallery, with wonderful comments, and how the amount of entries received and the visitors present today indicated the huge interest in Portraits. He spoke of why we seem to enjoy looking at portraits, what do we read into the sitter, and the information the artist brings out within the artwork.

Christopher Orchard spoke on behalf of the judges, himself, Anna Platten & Sam Hill-Smith, commenting on the high level of artworks entered and the importance of such a prized exhibition for our South Australian artists, and encouraging sponsorship for following Portrait Prize exhibitions, this being the start of something much bigger.

26 May- 16 June 2013

View artworks of this talented Fellow member and invited artists

RSASA Fellow member

31 Mar-21 April 2013

Open to all South Australians. Vouchers  for Solar Cells. Opened March 31st

24 February – 24 March 2013

Members Autumn/Fringe Exhibition

artworks in mediums of painting, sculpture, photographs, textiles and mixed media

opened Sunday, 24 February 2pm


Excellent tutors offering a wide range of skills and techniques

until 25 January 2013

La Petite et Le Grande

More than painting with members displaying their works for sale