History

Ryde Art Society

In 1959, as part of the Granny Smith Festival, an exhibition of paintings was held at Tanner's Furniture Store. Because of the interest created, Mr. G.R.(Bunny) Cannon, with the support of local artists, and the approval of Ryde Council, conducted the first meeting of the Ryde Municipal Art Society at Tanner's Store that same year.
In 1980, joint occupancy of the Historical Willandra House was granted to the Art society along with the Ryde Historical Society, where both needs were met with a gallery and showcase local history.

Classes

Ryde Art Society

Classes are conducted at Willandra House 4 terms a year.

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Workshops

Ryde Art Society

Visiting and local artists conduct workshops throughout the year.

For Workshop availabilities & bookings
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Meetings

Ryde Art Society
Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except December and January) at 11:00am at the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club. Most meetings are followed by a demonstration. Information on the demonstration scheduled for the next meeting can obtained on the Meetings Page. Our most recent demonstrating artist was Julie Simmons who teaches water colour at the Royal Art Society. For a sample of Julie's work Click Here

Exhibitions

Ryde Art Society
The annual exhibition, held at Cox's Road Community Centre is scheduled for mid October each year. For more exhibition information Click Here

Members

Ryde Art Society

The Society is currently open to new members. If you would like to know more about some of the current committee, Click Here

For more information about membership email enqart@gmail.com

Location

Ryde Art Society

Visitors to Willandra House for the first time would be best guided by your street directory. Although the address is 770 Victoria Road, the entrance to Willandra House is via Willandra Street (off Belmore Street).

If you are driving from the direction of West Ryde however, be aware there is no right turn into Belmore Street from Victoria Road.