About Us

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Encouraging creativity in our community, and bringing art to the people 

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. Usually we 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.

If possible we nominate a yearly charity or cause and raise funds through the raffling of member’s art work at MAG exhibitions. We have also organised on occasions, trading tables at the Marion Community Hall, to raise money for our current charity.

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.

The annual fee is $35.00 and weekly studio session fee is $5.00.

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 has returned to weekly Studio Sessions for 2022 and is enjoying sessions without the need to follow a covid-safe plan. We have now re-instated our optional portraiture sessions and are now thinking about workshops, demonstrations and other activities to stimulate our members.