Paint-Outs for 2019

We meet at 10am at the designated location, but if you arrive at bit later you will find us painting somewhere close by from around 10:30am

All mediums. Members and friends welcome.

Contact : Janette Garbuio 0431 048 304 or Jenny Griffiths

For more details & Jenny’s contact information, see your VicPastel magazine


Thursday 21 at Rickett’s Point

Meet 10am at ->Rickett’s Point Cafe, Beach Road, Beaumaris

Special notes : There is free 2 hour parking on Beach Road or the Car Park for a fee. There is also free parking in some of the nearby side streets. Bring any choice of media.


Saturday 16 at Fairfield Boat House

Meet 10am at ->Fairfield Boat House, Park Drive, Fairfield

 Special note: there is a walk downhill from the car park


Sunday 14 at  Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground

Meet at  -> 1000 Step Cafe

Dandenong Tourist Road @U.F..T.G. (Off Burwood Highway)

Special note: Sketching /Pastel / W/C . There are trees, ferns picnic areas, walking paths )


Thursday 9 at Yarra Glen

 Meet: 10am Yarrawood Estate
Special notes: Bring any choice of media


Saturday 22 at Maling Road, Canterbury

 Meet: 10am
Special notes: Bring any choice of media


Thursday 18
Exhibition & Paint Out: Hans and Nora Heysen
at the NGV Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

 Meet: 10am at the Cafe outside the entrance to the NGV Federation Square –
We will spend time at the exhibition and afterwards if time permits, set up for drawing and/or painting

Hans Heysen – Droving Into The Light

Special notes: SMH Exhibition Review


Sunday 18

 Meet: 10am at the The Bakery, 193 Yarra Street, Warrandyte
Website link -> The Bakery
Special notes: Bring any choice of media


Thursday 19
Melbourne City

 Meet: 10am at 23-25 Degraves Street, Melbourne. 
Website link -> Degraves Espresso Bar

Special notes: Bring any choice of media. 

Degraves street is just a place to meet. Degraves Street has good coffee and we could look in Senior’s Art Supplies, one of our Sponsors. But we may not stay in Degraves street.  The entrance to Degraves street is from the tunnel under Flinders street which comes from the station. Gates have been put up at the Flinders Street entrances so no access from that side, but there is access from Flinders Lane. Please limit what you carry so we are mobile enough. We could walk up to Bourke Street, back across the river or over Elizabeth Street.


Sunday 27

 Meet: 10am at Main Street Cafe, 505 Main Street, Mordialloc
Website link -> Main Street Cafe
Special notes: Park in Pompei Boat Yard (it has been recently sold so we are unsure if it’s still available to park in)
Bring Pastels, Easels, Sketching, Notebooks and/or Camera


Sunday 14
Rippon Lea Estate

 Meet: 10am

Here is Jenny Griffiths report from a fabulous day at Rippon Lee. 

‘Five artists enjoyed a paint out at Rippon Lea, Elsternwick, on a cool/cloudy, warm /sunny Melbourne Spring day. After paying the entrance fee we were free to explore the beautiful property which was built in 1868 for Frederick Sargood. As we were intending to paint we didn’t take the tour of the house but instead wandered over the extensive gardens to find a suitable site.  Janette settled on the front lawn under a tree to captured the front of the house while Susanne and I made for the beautiful swimming pool with its fountain and trellises. 

It’s an idyllic spot which also  has a lovely lake with water lilies, rowing boats moored in the reeds, and Japanese bridges leading from island to island. Behind the house is a large fernery and beyond that was the rose garden.

School children who were touring the property were treated to a game of croquet on the main lawn and staff were appropriately dressed in Victorian costume.

To top off the day we had tea in china cups with sandwiches and cakes befitting of a National Trust Property.’


Thursday 5
Melbourne city

 Meet: 10am at at Cafe Alcaston, Shop 1/ 2 Collins Street, Melbourne
Website link -> Cafe Alcaston

Special Notes : Sketching / notebooks / cameras. Gardens, City / Buildings

Public transport : Get off at Parliament Station.

The cafe is inside the entrance to Alcaston Building


Contact for Paint Outs

Janette Garbuio 0431 048 304

or Jenny Griffiths (info in your VicPastel magazine), if you would like more information on any of our en Plein Air expeditions

More en Plein Air painting opportunity for members

The Victorian Artists’ Society has a Paint-Out program (as well as ours), which members of the Pastel Society of Victoria are welcome to join. Dates and destinations are available on their website under their Members section

-> go to Victorian Artists’ Society Paint Outs