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AWS News, September 2013, Page 1

Next meeting

The next meeting of the Auckland Watercolour Society is on 14th October 2013 at 1pm at the Glenfield Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield. The challenge for next month is a "still life with ornaments" and the guest speaker is Joanne Mortimore who will also be giving a demonstration.

Challenge topics for the next months:
Still life with ornaments

Chairman's Column

The Society is looking at expanding its current activities to include Saturday afternoon workshops, establishing a curriculum for beginner watercolour classes, as well as introducing more innovations to our monthly meetings next year. maybe meetings south of the bridge in central Auckland, and undertaking more publicity for watercoloursists/ watercolour painting.

The committee looks forward to hearing ideas or comments from any member at any time. During October and November we will be considering the programs for 2014 so now is a good time to make a contribution.

The workshop with Bernadette Parsons is full, which shows that there is still a strong thirst for improvement among our amateur members.

There are still many opportunities for professional members to have their work shown on our website gallery pages. Please email your contribution to Doug Higham ( who will answer any queries about listings.

Now that the weather has improved - it is a great time to get out and enjoy painting. Cheers

Gavin Fletcher

Upcoming Workshops

12-13th October: Street Scene Weekend Workshop with Jacky Pearson at Hutt Art Society,
For inquiries and registration and please contact Jacky 04 562 8664 or through (more info on website).


28th September 2013: Bernadette Parsons, one-day AWS workshop.
At the Glenfield Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield, from 9.15am until about 4.00pm.
For inquiries and registration and please contact Joanne


5-6 October 2013: Artist's Retreat
Uxbridge Centre, Howick
For further information contact Amanda Brett (


Upcoming and current Exhibitions

AWS Merit Awards

The Auckland Watercolour Society Merit Awards exhibition will be held in November. This is a judged exhibition and prizes from our sponsors will be awarded.
Set up day is 3rd November 2013 and the exhibition closes on the 24th November 2013.
Entry forms will be available from Joanne


Contact Information

For enquiries please contact Joanne Mortimore (
Gavin Fletcher (
Joanne Mortimore (
Chris Ashton (
Gerald Weber (,
Doug Higham (