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1st Planning Meeting – ‘The Australian Watercolour Muster’

January 21 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm AEST


We are keen to announce and have your participation and thoughts around the concept/creation – of an on-ground experience in Australia

An – ‘Australian Watercolour Muster’

– leading up to FabrianoInAcquarello – Italy 2020?

This year – we have had Submissions for FabrianoInAcquarello – Italy 2019 from all over Australia – this has been fantastic and supported by The Watercolour Societies in each State and Territory – We are keen to grow the knowledge of Watercolour in Australia – encourage experimental and young artists to explore and push the boundaries of this Medium. We would love to create the energy and enthusiasm that we have experienced in Fabriano, here on-ground in Australia.

The recent Submissions have shown so much talent here amongst our Aussie Artists – and we would love to ‘Showcase’ this on a broader platform that you all can participate in!

We are looking to encourage all Artists interested in Watercolour painting to join us here in Australia – so …….. we are asking you:

  • What do you think this ‘Event’ should look like?
  • Dates late 2019 that might suit you,
  • What would an ‘Emerging Artist Category’ represent – should we fun a young Artist to Italy each year, and
  • Would you participate if we have this Event Annually – the goal would then be ……. to select from the represented Artists @the Muster …. to …. represent us the next year as part of our Australian Delegation – to FabrianoInAcquarello – Italy !
  • We are also looking to discuss the opportunity for ..A series of **Workshops to be held here in the ‘Church Hall’ to Showcase our Australian Artists and share their talents in the lead up to the ‘Muster’ – 30% of Ticket sales from these Workshops will go towards supporting the ‘Muster’ itself – would you like to nominate to be part of this Workshop Program – on the ground in Australia – June to September 2019 – please let us know via our Contact Form?

We are planning a Meeting to discuss what this might look like?

21st January 2019 – 6 to 8pm

St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall

455 Main St – Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

Image: Mark Bolton (Aug 18)

*a small amount of parking is available on site – share your ride if you can 🌞

Please share your thoughts with us and join us for the evening – free entry !


St Mary’s Anglican Church, often called now St Mary’s-on-the-Cliffs, is a heritage-listed churchyard at 433, 447 & 449 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Richard George Suter and built in 1873 by Alfred Grant. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992. Wikipedia

The amazing thing about the **St Mary’s Church Hall – is it’s Artistic Heritage!

Thanks to Minister – Gary Harch for sharing this with me and taking time to talk ……Extract Only …… On the high Porphyry cliffs, looking across the river to the Botanic Gardens and Parliament House to Mount Coot-tha, is a long narrow room beneath the hall of St Mary’s Anglican Church at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane.

Inside, on the upright of the double-doors that open out to the river terrace, stands “The Paint Tree” – an oil-paint-encrusted column of many colours, almost 15cm thick at the top. It stands as a symbol of the “creative” drawing and painting classes conducted in this room by a series of artist-tutors in the 50s and 60s ……………………. (not the least being) – Richard Rodier Rivron, Margaret Cilento, John Rigby, Jon Molvig, Roy Churcher and Mervyn Moriarty ……………………….!!

Documented by one of the Students ‘Muriel Shaw – 1976’
extra information added by Robena Elder, and
researched further by Earl Rodriguez & Marie-Claire Harch more recently –
to have a revised 2018 Edition – please contact The St Mary’s Anglican Church Paris


Fish Lane Studios
+61 419358859


St Marys Anglican Church Kangaroo Point Brisbane Qld 4169
455 Main St
Kangaroo Point, Queensland 4169 Australia
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