In 1953, when Beaumaris was still establishing its village character – a small band of friends, united in their love of making art together began our group.
Their sustained energy grew new friendships and artistic links, and today Beaumaris Art Group Studios is a vibrant and industrious Group, inclusive of all, with membership and activities across generations.
True to our beginnings, BAGS is a not for profit organisation.
Our unique and purpose built studios were opened by Dr. Eric Westbrook in 1965 with further additions in 1975/76.
Our Studio facilities offer artist members a great opportunity to paint, draw, pot, sculpt and use mixed media etc. surrounded by lovely parkland. In short – a fabulous studio environment ready to enjoy.
We are an incorporated Group and are completely self funded. We rely on the goodwill and energy of our strong membership to remain at the for-front of community arts in Bayside. We are proud of our history, and honour our members whose creativity and friendliness has kept our Studios viable and inclusive.
In 2015 we named our Ceramic Studio after Life Member and long time tutor, the late Betty Jennings.
In 2016 we named our Members Gallery after long time tutor, founding and Life Member Joan Macrae, who is in her 97th year.
We are excited by the prospects of the future. In this precinct there will always be a Beaumaris Art Group serving the artistic needs of our community and continuing to evolve and grow.