Peninsula Arts News

The Alex Munro Library

When you next visit our studios, take time to look at the plaque unveiled to honour our much loved late member, Alex Munro. The plaque was unveiled by Alex’s sister-in-law, Kathleen Munro, during our end of year Christmas party. It officially names our extensive collection of art books as THE ALEX MUNRO LIBRARY.

Alex was a much loved and important part of the fabric of Peninsula Arts for many years. She simultaneously held the positions of Vice President, Committee Member, Librarian and Class secretary. Alex was also a Peninsula Arts Society Life Member. In between, she found time to attend art classes and write articles for the Peninsula Arts newsletter. There is no doubt she was in the top echelon of volunteers and organisers.

Alex was an extremely strong and truly inspirational woman. Her incredible strength throughout her protracted illness was amazing. She belonged to the category of those who believe that “if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well”. Nothing slipped passed her. Exacting standards and high expectations were the order of the day, but she expected no less than what she gave.

We miss her and remember her fondly.

Margot O’Neil

Kathleen Munro with the new plaque dedicating the Peninsula Arts library to Alex Munro.

FLOOD by BenWinspear – Oil on canvas

Two exciting new classes with Ben Winspear

Two new classes tutored by award winning artist Ben Winspear are scheduled to begin on 28 January 2020. These classes are focused on Ben’s two loves, portraiture and landscape painting and will feature a mix of demonstrations plus individual and group exercises.

There will be a Tuesday afternoon oil painting class titled Landscapes with a Focus on the Sea and a Tuesday evening class titled Portraits and Hands where students can work in a medium of their choice.

See the Classes page for more detailed information.

CROSSROADS by Ben Winspear – Oil on canvas

Working Bee

19 Jan 2020, 10am-3pm. Yummy lunch provided!

January sees our annual scrub up of the studios and resources so that we can start the new year afresh. Even though it’s work, it is also a fun day contributing and connecting with fellow members.

After all, PAS is an entirely volunteer organisation so your help matters!

Plein air setup - easel, umbrella, painting, canvas, bagsMargot O'Neil

En Plein Air

The Peninsula Arts Plein Air Group will resume sessions late January 2020.
Christmas textile art floral displayPhoto: Tina Whiteley

Christmas Eye Candy

Each Christmas the Textile Group decorate the Peninsula Arts foyer in a Yuletide theme. This year it's Festive Fantasy Flowers ...