A Message from your KAS Committee.
Dear KAS Members,
We are writing to appeal to you all to participate in the running of our Society.
Ku-ring-gai Art Society has been running for 60 years. It has grown to 250 members.
The Committee and sub-Committee have 37 members who volunteer their time
to the smooth running of the society, these positions have been structured so that
the volunteer members are not overloaded with work.
We are lucky enough to have a wonderful exhibition space in ‘The Gallery’ at
St. Ives Village and a good working relationship with the Village Management.
It is uniquely placed for good sales, because of the public shoppers and visitors
to the centre.
The Committee have been saving money into a contingency fund, should we
need to find alternative exhibiting space. At the end of 2022 this became a
concern as the present owners of St. Ives Village had the whole complex and the
shops on Mona Vale Road up for sale. It has been taken off the market. So, at
this stage our exhibition space is safe.
Some of our Committee Members have served this society for many years.
- Robyne Berling – Exhibition Manager – 12 years.
- Suzanne Lane Exhibitions – 14 years.
- Louise Surmon in many positions for the society – 19 years.
- Jann Brassil – Archival – 21 years.
- Susan Smart – Minute Secretary – 15 years.
- Bryan Freer – 12 years.
Our Presidents who should only serve for a period of 3 years, have extended their
office period into a Vice-President role doing the work of the President, Liz Harriott,
Charmaine Phillips, Malcolm Carver, Jeannie Walker.
We are not getting any younger and we need new blood on the Committee and Sub-Committees.
The question is “Why do we do what we do”. We believe in the society; we create
a space to sell our paintings and only pay a very reasonable commission.
We can attend meetings listen to Guest Speakers and workshops with great
Art Teachers, go on studio visits.
But most of all we make great friends.
If we do not get new members serving on the Committee, we will not be able to
If this is the case and the society folds. These following words are part of our
constitution, legally and binding:
‘If upon dissolution of the Association, and upon payment of all its liabilities,
including the expenses properly incurred in winding up the Association’s
affairs, there remains any property or funds, the same shall be donated
to such charity operating within the Municipality of Ku-ring-gai as shall be
determined at the meeting at which the resolution for the dissolution of the
Association was carried.’
We urgently need a Vice-President and President. If you take up one of these
positions. You will have a full committee to back and assist you
This Art society is worth keeping!
The KAS Committee
7th February 2023
KAS 2023 AGM
The KAS AGM will be held at Turramurra, 1st Tuesday, 7th March at 7.30pm.
The Election of the KAS Committee and Officers for 2023 will be held at this meeting.
It is necessary to elect a President and two Vice Presidents.
Please attend and consider volunteering for a volunteer role for your society.