We are happy to welcome back studio groups only from 18 October.  There will be no casual use at this stage. 

The requirements will be:

Double vaccination. This will be checked by the coordinator of the group, who will act as Covid Monitor and record the names of those whose double vaccination status has been confirmed. Maximum numbers indoors in the studio: 10 people including model.

All must wear a mask indoors (including the model).

The 4 metres distance rule will apply.

A register will be kept of the vaccination status of participants. You will not have to show your vaccination status after it has been recorded the first time.  

The studio will remain locked and coordinators will need a key to open up.

The usual conditions apply: please do not attend if unwell or if you have been to an exposure site. And please remember to get tested if you have symptoms.

We are currently checking with coordinators that they are still intending to be the studio group coordinator and we will communicate any updates before the 18th. At this stage, though, people can plan to attend their usual studio groups from Monday 18th onwards.

Please email any comments or questions to and Constance will get back to you promptly.


Due to the lack of a volunteer coordinator and COVID uncertainty, the Committee decided the prudent course was to cancel the  October exhibition. We still need people to step forward for next year’s exhibition program. With the help of the most recent coordinator Cathy Wood, the Committee is updating and improving the information and processes for exhibition organisers.


at the BAS Studio 139A Station St, Blackheath

Congratulations to the winner James Hancock

Images of all prizewinning works can be seen here

This year’s judge was the celebrated portrait artist and Archibald finalist Mathew Lynn

Our generous sponsors this year are Blackheath Automotive and Adele Colman of Blackheath Richardson and Wrench, jointly sponsoring first prize, and Webers Nursery Mt Boyce sponsoring second prize.

James Hancock
JAMES HANCOCK;  Reflection, Kedumba RIver

Winner:  James Hancock

1st Prize: Reflections, Kedumba RIver

People’s Choice: Lou by Ben Nelson

A random selection of past exhibition prizewinners.

To see latest winners go to Prizewinners

To see all winners go to Archives


New workshops for  2021 have been announced. For details click here