2019 EXHIBITION  31 AUG- 1 SEP

 

Oak Hall, Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School

213 Wonga Road, Warranwood,3134

About Us

About Warranwood Art Show

Warranwood Art Show has been proudly supporting the artistic community and running art exhibitions since 2002. 

Register as an artist on Gallery 247 and watch for our next artshow exhibition, cross-pollinate on our social channels (Facebook Instagram) or subscribe to our newsletter.  

Events are held at Oak Hall in the leafy suburb of Warranwood. 

See our next event, Spring 2019 exhibition on 31 August & 1 September 2019. 

See our recent Award winners and learn more about our events in EVENTS, REVIEW.

Original vision 2003, "...an art experience...spacious, inspiring and reverent" - excerpt from Early Exhibitions

Our Vision

Warranwood Art Show's ongoing Vision of ‘supporting the artistic community’ with artistic events throughout the year. 

The Warranwood Art Show supports via its social channels throughout the year cross-pollinating Exhibiting artist's solo and group exhibitions.   

If you have exhibited with Warranwood Art Show and would like to cross pollinate your solo exhibition event via our social channels, contact us to inform us of your event.

   

What we do

Warranwood Art Show runs a variety of events throughout the year, an annual art exhibition and Artistic Morning Teas are some of its past  events. 

Supporting the artistic community continues throughout the year via our social channels when Warranwood Art Show's exhibiting artists run their own solo and group exhibitions.  

Like and follow our Page, stay informed and help cross-pollinate the arts into the community. 

If you have previously exhibited at a Warranwood Art Show exhibition and are promoting your own solo (or group) exhibition, contact us today to communicate your event further into community.  

Like us and help spread the arts to community. 

Warranwood Art Show today

Today’s Warranwood Art Show runs its annual exhibition in autumn in the inspiring Oak Hall building located in the leafy foreground gardens at the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School, 213 Wonga Road, Warranwood, Victoria.  The exhibition annually showcases artworks by professional and emerging artists across Victoria.

Emerging artists gain encouragement with Awards and prizes to further refine and expand their art.  Independent judges and awards provide an avenue for recognition with Award prizes in a variety of categories.

Proceeds from Warranwood Art Show events goes to the School Community Association, the fundraising arm of the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School, to directly benefit the school with upgrade and improvement projects.  Recent projects include a major Library upgrade, sound stage, audio visual equipment and more.

Running Warranwood Art Show is a changing team of volunteers from the school community. The variety and skillsets each team brings encourages growth of individuals and the group and together  reflect in a variety of arts combinations and different events. From performance art, music and event management to installation art and show curation, diversity can be seen at the events and exciting for visitors to the events. Warranwood Art Show is honoured to have volunteers with professional arts backgrounds supporting and guiding events. The resulting synergy is reflected in the variety and uniqueness of each exhibition. Vital support from the school community underpins the success of each art show from the parent body.  

Early exhibitions

It all began from a vision of a group of school parents, some of whom were aspiring artists, who wanted to showcase the work of the local arts community.  

Firstly, there was a joint exhibition with a local art group on a wet August weekend in 2001.  This brought together artists from the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School and the broader community, spurred interests in creating an exhibition that revealed the artistic endeavours of both.

The following year in 2002, a small but successful show was held at the School’s Open day and Fair in the Great Hall with more artists exhibiting and enthusiasm building for an ongoing, regular artistic event.

The first Annual event, an Art Exhibition and Sale, was established and moved to the bigger light-filled space in the newly built school gymnasium.  The ambition was for an art experience different from the regular shows.  Something spacious, inspiring and reverent.

Renamed the Warranwood Art Show, the annual event moved into the beautiful Oak hall, completed in 2011 and here the show found it’s current home with a wonderful spacious environment for exhibiting and admiring art.  

From the early creative ideas and beginnings, it grew year by year to where it is now, with some of the same enthusiastic people on the Committee recently retiring, the show now sees successive groups of arts volunteers bringing variety in the events each year.  

Local Beginnings

The Warranwood Art Show came into being after the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School’s 30th Birthday celebrations in 2002.  Prior to that, there had been quite a long history of art and craft exhibitions at what is now the location of the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School (MRSS) at 213 Wonga Road, Warranwood.

One of Bertha Darbyshire’s paintings kindly lent by her descendentsA recent history project about the land where the school now stands uncovered information about the owners. Three sisters, Grace, Eva and Bertha Darbyshire, retired teachers and artists, who regularly conducted art and craft exhibitions and community events while living at the property, as well as public fundraising events to benefit local charities.

Argus newspaper articles reported a tapestry exhibition in 1938 and an exhibition of Bertha Darbyshire’s watercolours in November 1946. 

The sisters former home, Killala, a timber and fibro cottage, then became known and much loved as the school’s Community House during its first 38 years.  

A team of active volunteers from the school and local arts communities run events for Warranwood Art Show.

The unique skillset each brings encourages growth of the individual and group, with a resulting synergy delightfully reflected in the events run each year.

Interested members of the local arts and school communities can join Warranwood Art Show as a volunteer.  If this appeals to you, contact Warranwood Art Show today.

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Warranwood Art Show, Oak Hall, 
Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School, 
213 Wonga Road, Warranwood

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