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Welcome to 2020

MASH will resume weekly painting/creating days in January

Tuesday 14th at the Murray River Motel, Swan Hill

Wednesday 15th January at the Woorinen South Community Hall.

Each day is from 9.30am until around 1.30pm. Come for some or all of the time, come for one or two days, the choice is yours!

If you are interested in helping organise workshops for 2020 please let Lorri know and she will give you an invitation to attend our first planning meeting on Tues 14th Jan.

Memberships are now due so if you have not yet paid please catch up with Lorri .. she has a list and is checking it twice!

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September News

2019 Workshops Summary

This year we have a wonderful variety of workshops including Water effects with Jon Lam, Paverpol sculptures with Helen & Judy, Watercolour with Ross Paterson and Clay sculpted heads with Di.  Combined with our First Tuesdays it has been a very eventful year!

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Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM this week.  Judy Brawn and Lorri Lambert have been re-elected to President & Secretary.  The position of Treasurer is still open.

Biddy Pierce will be assisting Lorri with media and Maxine Harrop will be coordinating morning tea.

Exciting news!

Due to growth in numbers we will have 2 days of art available!

Tuesdays 9.30am -1.30pm at the Murray River Motel, Campbell St Swan Hill.
(Gold coin donation) AND Wednesdays 9.00am – 1.00pm at Woorinen South Community Hall, starting 2nd October. ($5 per week)

Come to one or come to both!  Art materials can be provided for beginners to come & try!
Cuppa and bikkies included.
Melbourne Cup

Tuesday November 5th @ the Motel
Bring something to share for Cup Day morning Tea & don’t forget your hat!

Christmas Celebration

Lunch will be on Tuesday … December at Java Spice.  Bookings to Norma or Lorri.

Swan Hill Show

Schedule is now out!  We support the show committee each year with a donation towards prizes in the art section.  We also help hang artworks and we will be asking for helpers in show week – please help if you can, dates to be advised.



Wednesday October 2nd – Plein Air (painting outside) Hints and tips for making the most of catching light, making quick sketches and more!

Wednesday November 6th @ Woorinen South Community Hall from 9am.  Workshop starts @ 10am

Upcoming Projects

Business cards: these will be given to members on request to hand out as needed.

Promotional Brochure: Lorri has completed.  This will be placed at Information Centre, The Regional Art Gallery and Library.  Please ask for a bundle to distribute to other suitable locations such as Post Offices/stores in outlying towns.

Red Cross Fundraiser October: MASH will have a stall for this event.  Small artworks would be the most suitable plus any crafty items you make.   Please contact Lorri or Jenny to find out more.

Food & Wine Show March 2020: We will be having a stall in conjunction with the Artisan market.  Details to come.

Mothers Day Fundraiser April 2020: We will be holding an exhibition with art for sale and a % of proceeds to local cancer support group.  More details early next year.

PRESIDENT:  Judy Brawn  M: 0448 918 771   Email:

SECRETARY: Lorri Lambert  M: 0467 879 261  Email:

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October/November News

TUESDAY ART GROUP @ Murray River Motel 9.30am – 1.30pm

2018 Dates: October 23, 30   November 6, 13, 20 ,27  December 4, 11, 18

2019 Dates: (January No Art Group) Resuming 5th February 2019


August: Ross Paterson Pastels

A very successful workshop was held at Tooleybuc and some beautiful work created!

FIRST TUESDAYS: September – Pastels

Members brought along their artwork from the Ross Paterson workshop and we shared pastels, techniques and ideas.  The workshop was held at Neighbourhood house in the art room adjacent to the Men’s Shed.  The space does not have much natural light and it was very dusty due to the woodwork next door and the ceramics.

FIRST TUESDAYS: October – Barbed Wire

Joy Jones led a fascinating workshop using barbed wire as the model.  Members learned how to paint this Aussie icon using watercolour and gouache.  For those who missed out Joy is willing to repeat the lesson on a future date.  We were joined by some members from the Moulamein art group and its always great to meet & share ideas.  Big thanks to Joy for sharing her knowledge.

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First Tuesdays February, March & April 2019

Still Life: using a different style and a range of ideas each month (not just a vase of flowers) in preparation for our Gallery exhibition in May.

Weekend workshops planned include: Mosaics, Printmaking, PaverPol (sculpture) and watercolour with Ross Paterson.

Any other ideas?  Please email or talk to Judy or Lorri.

# Note: There will be no scheduled workshops for November/December/January

Show Winners

Congratulations to members who won prizes at the Swan Hill Show art competition this year. Riekie: 1st prize pencil drawing and 1st prize collage Helen P: Encouragement Award for her paint pouring.  Merrilyn: 1st acrylic, 2nd pastel and Joan M: First Watercolour, second Acrylic.


Tuesday 6th November.

Art group as usual PLUS bring a plate to share and don’t forget your hat!!

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Tuesday 11th December, 12 noon.
Boo’s Lakeside Café (Lake Boga)

We will be ordering off the menu and there are Gluten free and Vegetarian options available.  Please Bring a gift to the value of $10.


Mothers Day

We are working on holding an exhibition in April/May leading into Mothers day.
This will be a ‘Frameless’ exhibition.  Small works on paper or canvas.  The theme is flowers & gardens.

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

It is proposed that we will have an exhibition at the Gallery in May.  Theme will be “Still Life” and our monthly workshops will be working towards the exhibition.


Membership Now Due!

Fees remain $25 per year!

Please pay ASAP!

Entitles you to discounts on Workshops!

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen” Leonardo da Vinci

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Monochromatic Workshop

FREE In House Workshop with Lorri (visitors $5)

Tuesday 3rd July 10am till noon, Murray River Motel, Campbell Street Swan Hill.

Painting in various shades of a single colour can inform and improve your more advanced, colour-rich work by helping you identify contrast versus relying on hue to build a painting

Old Man Painting - Jim In Monochrome by Anna Rose Bain
Old Man Painting – Jim In Monochrome by Anna Rose Bain


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June Newsletter

What has been happening?

Our new logo was created by a student as part of her Graphic Design (her name is Muniza and she is from Pakistan).

Winter Chills?

Winter is a time for travelling and a few of our members are off enjoying warmer climes.  We miss them but we are really enjoying the posts on Facebook that show their smiling faces and amazing destinations!  We continue to enjoy Tuesday’s as casual painting days and its always a great opportunity to catch up with friends.  The wood fire is keeping us toasty and warm and as always wish to thank our generous hosts Justin & Jean Taylor at the Murray River Motel for providing the room free of charge!

Our new initiative of holding an informal “1st Tuesday” workshop is proving popular and Lorri is happy to take on ideas for further workshops.  So have a think about what your would like to try out and let her know.

We are currently investigating options for an additional space to get together for those who cannot come on Tuesday mornings.  This is NOT a replacement for what we are already doing but will be in addition to our current Tuesdays.  If anyone has some ideas about an affordable (or free) venue, please give Lorri a call 0467 879 261.   

Print Making At The Gallery

Some of us joined in “The Biggest Print project” run in conjunction with the Print and Drawing Awards in April/May.  Visiting artist, Judy Holding and local artist, Kerryn Finch showed us some great techniques and we also had a lot of fun.  Our results (along with many others) can be seen on the outside wall of the gallery as you approach from the railway line.

Lorri, Maxine, Joan, Di, Glenys, Judy Holding (artist), Merrilyn and Norma at the first workshop.

Paint like Paul Klee

This was our 1st Tuesday in June (actually was held today, on the 2nd Tuesday as Lorri was ill)

We had a lot of fun experimenting with oil pastels which were painted over with acrylic paint, and then scratched back to reveal a drawing or to create one. 

Coming up…..

1st Tuesday in July:    Monochromatic painting 

FREE In House Workshop with Lorri 

Painting in various shades of a single colour can inform and improve your more advanced, colour-rich work by helping you identify contrast versus relying on hue to build a painting.


  • A reference image (preferably in black & white)
  • Pencil, tracing or transfer paper (there will be some supplied if you don’t have any)
  • Opaque paint medium of your choice: ONE colour, plus white and/or black 
  • Small palette knife, for mixing
  • Brushes
  • Painting surface of your choice

Ross Patterson Pastel Workshop

This will be held on the 25th and 26th of August please put this in your diary.

Judy will give you more details in a later newsletter. 

We will have some pastels for beginners, so if you would like to have a go please consider this workshop.

Murray River Motel Casual painting days 9.30am – 2.30pm 

June: 5th , 12th , 19th , 26th

July: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Want to put something in our newsletter?

Please email Lorri Lambert:  ph: 0467 879 261

or Judy Brawn:  ph:  0448 918 771 

Happy Painting!!

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First Tuesdays

On the first Tuesday of each month we try and offer an ‘in-house’ workshop facilitated by one of our members.  Members donate their time and keep the cost at $0 for members (or very little) and just $10-$20 for non members.

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Paint like Paul Klee!

Venue: Murray River Motel, Campbell Street

Time: 10am onwards.

Cost: FREE for members, visitors $10


Lorri will bring along some images by Paul Klee and give a bit of a background to his work. Then it’s your turn! Choose one you like and have a go at painting in his style.

Image above: Castle and sun, Paul Klee, 1928 (Google image search)


3rd July: Monchrome theme painting or drawing

Venue: Murray River Motel, Campbell Street

Time: 10am onwards.

Cost: FREE for members, visitors $10

… you can only use one colour! What colour will you choose? There will be a handout talking about monchromatic images and how to create one for yourself.

Image above:La dame en verte, 1909 (aka The lady in green) by Henri Matisse. (Google image search)



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Media Release

Members of “M.A.S.H.” have enjoyed a most interesting term enjoying workshops with two professional artists.

In October we had two days in Tooleybuc with Ross Paterson demonstrating his pastel technique.

Renowned in all mediums, Ross has recently won an international watercolour exhibition overseas, and will return to us next year for a workshop on painting in oils.

Last weekend our tutor was Glenda Cornell from Numerka, whose current exhibition at the Shepparton Art Gallery  has been extremely successful in sales, and will continue until December 1st.

Our venue for this workshop was a plein air activity at the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement in perfect weather complimented by the atmosphere of

laughing kookaburras, steam whistles, the occasional passing of the stagecoach and many interested visitors.

Members have greatly appreciated the continuing hospitality of Kathy and Peter at the Murray River Motel every Tuesday.

Our Christmas breakup will be at Java Spice on Tuesday,  December 3rd, and our last class for the year on the following Tuesday Dec. 10th.


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Wild & Windy!

Some of our artists braved the windy weather at Sunrise Rotary’s Melbourne Cup weekend market.

Judy, our brave leader tackled the job of putting up the marquee which did stay up despite our early concerns !

The display looked great and once again was a good opportunity to get together and promote our group.

Thanks to all who helped on the day!

Swan Hill Sunrise Rotary Club meets weekly for breakfast. The club has a focus on community involvement and supporting mental health and youth issues.
Location : Murray Human Services building, Harrods Lane, Swan Hill
Contact : 0407 322 402rc-swan-hill-sunrise
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MASH @ the Market!

MASH Market Stall
MASH Market Stall

 Don’t miss out on the fabulous Wine & Food Festival Farmers Market!!

MASH will be there with original & affordable artwork for you to take home!
 Date: Sunday 10th March
 Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Location: Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery Car Park, Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill VIC 3585

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Arts Trail

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21, October

The Arts Trail is on again this year!


 Joan’s Studio Gallery will be open from 9am with a display of a wide variety of work. Images will include  works in Oil,  Acrylic,  Watercolour , Pastel,  LinoPrints,  Etchings, Pencil,  Pen and wash and Silk Painting.    Artists include: Joan Holmes, Marian Caccianiga, Rhonda Avery, Sandra Boulton, Helen Porteous, Jackie Treseder, Elizabeth Terrell and others                                                   Open 9am – 4.30pm,   74   Murray St, Tooleybuc           Ph:03 5030 5554

 Old Tooleybuc Dolls Cottage:   A large range of dolls collected over the years by Amy Reed.  The cottage at 53 Cadell St is open 10am – 4pm every day

 Don’t forget the Tooleybuc Club has great meals and coffee!!


 Old Goodnight:  Artist Steve Cole’s studio will be open with a display of some of his drawings, prints and woodwork.    You can look at Steve’s work on his website     Wakool Junction Rd, Goodnight


While on the Arts Trail, why not visit The Gallery at Balranald and view a permanent collection of paintings rarely seen in a small country town.  Also enjoy living landscapes by Riverina artist Debbie Wills, glass work art and jewellery by Moulamein artist Kathy Gibson, original watercolours, oils and pastels by local and visiting artists.         Open 11am – 5pm, 51 Mayall St, Balranald     Ph: 03 5020 0200

 Woorinen South:

Woorinen Art Group:  Mosaics, three dimensional sculptures made from recycled materials and acrylic paintings. Some art is for sale and orders can be taken.         $3 entry fee includes morning or afternoon tea.                                                                 Open: 11am -4pm  Woorinen South Community Hall,  McCalman St, behind the Pre-school.

Gail Groat & Donna Angus Studio:
Gail and Donna will have on display some of their acrylic paintings.                                                                                                           Open 1pm-4pm,  36 Smith St, Woorinen South             Ph:0438 376 730

 Swan Hill:

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery:
Lesley Dickman: Salt and the Dress    plus
Colour Me Crazy 2012  
Open 11am – 5pm,    Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill   PH: 5036 2430

Gloria McKerrow Studio: Open house exhibition and preview of Abstract artwork and an opportunity to chat to the artist.  All recent works on paper and canvas are displayed.  Explore new themes and developments.    Experience this little part of the world where are is created every day for the duration of the festival.                    Open: 10am -3pm,   10 Gillespie St, Swan Hill       PH: 50331212

Mallee Artists of Swan Hill: Drop in for a visit to see the Mallee Artists at work. Visitiors are welcome to attend. Please bring your own art supplies if you wish to participate.  New members are most welcome.  Yearly membership fee is $25.     10am – 3pm   Murray River Motel, 481 Campbell St,  Swan Hill   PH:0448 918 771

Swan Hill Arts Collective [SHAC] @ Murray ACE:  Artists Franz BAUMGARTNER, Susi BAUMGARTNER, Jack KIRBY, Louise MACAULAY and Margaret Ann WILSON will have an exhibition of sculptures and paintings as well as a demonstration of modelling in clay at Murray Ace.  Tea, Coffee and Cakes available!
10am – 3pm (both days)  Murray ACE, 353 Campbell Street, Swan Hill

Cornerstone Community: Members and friends will be there with some paintings – acrylic, mixed media and pastels. Cards for sale.  Tea and coffee provided.  Your participation is welcome.
Moulamein Rd, opposite The Fed Hotel
Open Saturday 1pm -4pm     Ph: 0429323750


CarolineEllisMysticPark Art & Photographic Gallery:
Opening Day: Saturday, October 20:                                                                              10am -6pm  Art Workshops on the day:  Bookings Essential
11am -12.30pm Kids Workshop $10 per head, all materials supplied.
2pm-4pm Adults and Secondary students workshop $10.  Please bring your own oil paints and canvas.
Materials can be provided at an extra cost of $40            
5-6pm DRINKS AT THE GALLERY- All welcome, no charge

Mon 22nd, Tues 23rd and Wed 24th  –  Open 10am – 3pm  (phone ahead to avoid disappointment)
Also open any time by appointment. Art lessons
2495 Murray Valley Highway,  MysticPark (30km south of Swan Hill on the LHS)
Ph: 0408 500 451