Members working together to prepare for a shopping centre exhibition.
The Marion Art Group (MAG) is a not-for-profit association formed in 1978 when founding member, Sue Schilling provided an opportunity for artists to meet, share and develop their skills and exhibit their work. Soon a group of 30 people regularly met in a hall in Warradale, but as numbers grew it became obvious that a bigger hall was needed and a move to the Marino Community Hall was made in July 1989.
Over the years the group has gained much standing in the art community, exhibiting very successfully in a variety of venues. when it is possible we try to present 2-3 Marion Art Group exhibitions in the local area each year. Often these exhibitions are on our screens in shopping centres, providing us with opportunity to ‘bring’ our art to the general public. We also encourage our members to enter their work in Rotary art shows and exhibit at other community venues in groups or singly.
When appropriate, we sometimes nominate a yearly charity or cause and raise funds throughout the year to assist them.
Monday Studio Sessions:
Marion Art Group is about making connections with other artists, sharing skills, ideas, exchanging advice and planning and preparing to exhibit together at various venues. There is no expectation to exhibit with the group , but opportunities are there if wanted. We work together in this way at our Studio Sessions on Mondays at the Marino Community Hall between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm. We work on our own art and socialise, enjoying the diversity of characters in our group.
Our members have access to a well stocked Art library. We do encourage our members to learn from each other, but we do not provide formal teaching sessions.
We are a vibrant, creative group of people who enjoy a challenge and enjoy the process of becoming proficient in our chosen media. We appreciate and respect each other’s varied skills, backgrounds and ages. We are a drawing and painting group. From pencil to oils (water based), our members work in all mediums and styles.
The group is about to go through some changes in our circumstances and venue. We will be vacating the Marino Community Hall in April 2023, and relocating to temporary accommodation while the Marino Community hall is rebuilt. More information to follow.