” Fostering Creativity In Our Community ”
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 shopping centres, wineries, and galleries. Notably, MAG has participated in open air exhibitions on North Terrace in the city in the early years and more recently in health care centres.
Each year the group nominates a charity or cause and raises funds through the raffling of a member’s art work at each exhibition.
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. We work together in this way at our Studio Sessions on Mondays at The Marino Community Hall between 9.30 am and 1.00 pm. We work on our own art and socialise and drink tea and coffee. We provide opportunities to practice observational drawing and painting skills at monthly portrait and still life sessions and sometimes organise optional group creative projects.
The yearly fee is $35.00 and weekly studio session fee is $7.00.
We occasionally go on art excursions. Sometimes we invite specialist artists to conduct workshops or demonstrations in various media. We run a members lending library of art books and DVD’s…….but we are not a ‘teaching’ group!
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 who work in pencil, ink, charcoal, water-colour, acrylic, oils, pastels and mixed media.