WASA in brief

WASA began in Melbourne, Victoria and is still based in Melbourne.  Our members are located in Australia with a sprinkling of international members.  A volunteer Council is elected by the WASA members.  The Society has awarded Fellow Memberships as recognition of service and contribution to the Society or to wildlife art in Australasia.  As of 2014 the Society has eight Fellows who are Richard Weatherley,  Charles McCubbin (decd),  Beverley Ednie,  Paul Margocsy, Peter Trusler,  Janet Matthews, Ian Milligan (decd) and Kelvin Mather.   WASA took great pride in celebrating it’s 40th anniversary in 2014.

Exhibiting artworks

The Society aims holds at least one major exhibition each year in Victoria.  Every second year is the prestigious Wild Awards at which artwork entry is by selection.  WASA also participates with other art societies at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show to stage a display and sale of artworks.  Our online exhibitions are another way in which artworks may be viewed.

We have partnered with the Queensland Wildlife Art Society Inc. and WASA members may exhibit at most of the QWASI exhibitions.

Learning

WASA holds regular meetings in Melbourne at which there are demonstrations and talks about art and in particular, wildlife art.   Members share knowledge,  support and often wildlife-related similar interests.

Promoting Wildlife Art and Artists

Our website and exhibitions are a great vehicle for the public to be able to view the artworks, and in some cases learn more about the animals and habitat.

Learn about membership by visiting our membership page

Contacts

President & general enquiries   Kris. Peter  wasakp@optusnet.com.au
Exhibition Director           Karin McKee   karinmckee@iprimus.com.au

 

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Postal Address
P O Box 284
Canterbury   3126
Victoria,    Australia

ABN 92 325 040 041

Mission Statement

WASA aims to foster the study, practice and appreciation of wildlife art in artistic media,  encourage the exchange of ideas and experiences and promote the work of its members. The spirit and strength of the Society is in its recognition of animals and plants in habitat as worthy sources of inspiration and themes for serious art. WASA has a special interest in fostering an awareness, understanding and appreciation of Australia’s unique indigenous flora and fauna.

Our art today reflects a contemporary view of nature and artworks may exemplify the naturalistic or interpretative mode of expression.

We actively and proudly support a charity or non-government organisation which works for environmental and/or wildlife issues.