What we do

Established 1961

Warrnambool & District Artists Society (WADAS) has been a major contributor to the South West Victoria art scene since 1961. Over seventy local artists make up the Society’s membership sharing a wide variety of experiences across all art genres.

The Merri View Gallery is owned and operated by WADAS providing a meeting place for members and an important outlet for the display and sale of artworks to the public.

Member volunteers hold office and positions of responsibility to conduct the operations of the Society and the Merri View Gallery.

Members meet regularly to support each other in their art endeavours. The Society runs regular exhibitions, workshops and the annual Member Awards Exhibition and Ceremony.

New members are always welcome.

Learn more

Life drawing

Monday 7-9pm
Merri View Gallery

Pastel painting

Tuesday 1-4pm
Merri View Gallery
Prospective members welcome

Getting started with watercolour

Thursday 1-4pm
Merri View Gallery
Prospective members welcome

Monthly social gatherings

Exhibition changeovers

Plein Air painting

Featured artists

Meet the artists