12 April - 12 May


Through Our Eyes

an exhibition of artworks by members of the
Pastel Artists of South Australia (PASA)

Pastel Artists of South Australia was established in 2001, and currently has about 120 members. The allure of pastels is what seduces members of PASA to relish the joy of creating artworks using pure pigments on their fingertips, allowing the colours to dance and meld on their painting surfaces.

 Members come together as a way to discover the joy of creating – whether it’s through attending meetings, participating in exciting exhibition opportunities, or even trips away to various locations to experience workshops with fabulous tutors.

 The society meets on the first Saturday of the month at Victor Harbor*, and on the second Saturday of the month at the Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre*, in the Marion council area. Meetings invariably feature an experienced artist who is a PASA member or a guest demonstrator who will share their technical knowledge and expertise.

 Members sometimes participate in mini workshops as well, allowing them to explore different ways of handing this vibrant dry medium with more experienced artists giving advice where needed. The atmosphere is very friendly and new comers and visitors are warmly welcomed.

 Pastel painting and drawing classes are not usually available at Art Schools, therefore artists who want to learn how to draw and paint with pastels often have only one option and that is to teach themselves. By joining PASA, artists can learn a great deal about using pastels and care of their finished paintings from like-minded artists, both experienced and novices

 PASA offers several two day pastel workshops each year, and occasionally organises four day live-in camps at such places as Robe and Melrose, which are very popular. These workshops are tutored by high calibre local, international and national artists such as Regina Hona, Diane Rappisi, Karol Oakley and Trevor Newman as well as many others.


A chance to talk to PASA artists about their workin a relaxed & informal atmosphere.
Free entry, all welcome