Warrnambool and District Artists Society Inc.,

The Warrnambool Art Group was formed in 1961, when 17 people attended a meeting & set down the aims & objectives of the group, which were to encourage & promote an interest in art in Warrnambool & district. This first meeting was held in The Lady Bay Hotel.Over the years the group met at many venues, church halls, private homes, the Tafe building, the Base Hospital etc., until 1994 when we purchased an ex scout hall in Sth. Warrnambool that became the group’s home.With money put aside for the building fund we soon added an extension to the building which was then named Merri View Gallery. Also, 1994 saw the introduction of Annual Awards for members, at an exhibition that was held. During this time the group held many exhibitions, raising a great amount of money, which was donated to local charities such as Yalundah & the Base Hospital. at the Warrnambool Art Gallery.

1986 saw the group become incorporated. Many workshops, paintout days & tutors have been enjoyed over the years. Since the purchase of our building some changes have occurred. The Street name has changed from Hopetoun St. to Coramba Crt., a new bridge has been constructed over the Merri river nearby & the group had a name change to the The Warrnambool Artists’ Society. Now our society conducts members exhibitions at our Gallery & exhibits at South West Health Care, Cheese World and other locations on a regular basis. We hold regular monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at our Gallery, with guest speakers, demonstrations, critique sessions & other art related activities. In 2011 The Society celebrated its 50th Birthday. As from 2007, the Society is now called Warrnambool & District Artists’ Society Inc. to reflect the wider area covered by our members.

The Warrnambool and District Artists' Society (WADAS) was formed in 1961, and has been a major force in the development of local artists' talent, enabling them to exhibit their work to the public at various sites around Warrnambool as well as at the Society's Gallery. The Society also runs workshops and provides occasions for the artists to work together and discuss techniques and materials.

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Postal address: 4 Coramba Crt Warrnambool 3280

Email address: wadasociety@yahoo.com.au

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4 Coramba Court, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

Warrnambool and District Artists Society Inc.,

4 Coramba Court, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

The Warrnambool and District Artists' Society (WADAS) was formed in 1961, and has been a major force in the development of local artists' talent, enabling them to exhibit their work to the public at various sites around Warrnambool as well as at the Society's Gallery. The Society also runs workshops and provides occasions for the artists to work together and discuss techniques and materials.

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