THE HISTORY OF OUR SOCIETY
The society was conceived by Australian artist Janine Bravery. The first official meeting was held on 21st June 1985.
There are also Miniature Art Societies in Victoria and Tasmania. The Queensland Miniature Art Society, which was formed in 1987, has since disbanded.
AIMS OF THE SOCIETY
· To create miniature works of excellence
· To foster traditional and modern works in miniature.
· To encourage public awareness and enjoyment of miniature works of art.
"Road to the Apple Orchard"
(52 x 102 mm)
Angela Van Wyck
(85 x 85 mm)
MEDIUMS USED BY ARTISTS IN THE MINIATURE SOCIETY
The Society fosters both traditional and contemporary art, realist and abstract.
A visitor to an exhibition of works by the Australian Society of Miniature Art will be aware of an amazing diversity of style and technique within the boundaries of the art form.
Drawing: Original drawings in (but not restricted to) pen and ink, graphite pencil, coloured pencil, charcoal & pastel, on any surface.
Painting: Mediums such as (but not restricted to) oil, acrylic or watercolour are executed on any surface.
Original Prints: All prints must be original works of art, and must have been hand pulled by the artist.
Mixed Media and other: A combination of techniques and mediums used together. The images can be 3 dimensional and often include found objects (eg. seed pods or pieces of metal).
3 Dimensional: A 3-dimensional work must fit inside a 10 x 10 x 10 cm cube
and the front cover of a miniature book can have a perimeter of no more than 40
cm. Books should be entirely hand-made by the artist.
We do not as a Society omit any medium as excellence in the chosen medium is paramount.
Go to ‘Gallery’ for more examples