Critiques are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Georges River 16ft Sailing Club, Sandringham.  The critique is hosted by a guest artist who will view the artwork of members and in return give constructive advice. They will also choose the “Artwork of the Month”.

The St. George Art Society greatly appreciates the support of the Georges River 16ft Sailing Club in generously providing The Spinnaker Room to conduct our Critiques and our Social Art Group meetings.

Critique Night - Thursday 4th November 2021 @ 6:45pm


Fangmin Wu is an Australian artist based in Sydney, born in China who emigrated to Australia in 1990. Painting and drawing were his passion from an early age. He won his first art prize in provincial youth art competition in 1981.

He was selected to be included in “A Great Biographic Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese Artists ”.

During his early life in China, he engaged in printmaking. He began his solo art exhibition since 1997

after graduated from Sydney College of Arts with Honor’s Degree in Visual Arts and has won numerous art prizes.

In recent years, his works have been selected for several major art exhibitions both in Australia and internationally, including: “Coming Home” Beijing art exhibition 2009; Blake Art Prize (2011,2013); St. George Art Prize (2012 ,2014); Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize 2015; Waverley Art Prize 2015; Fishers.



Critique Night - 3rd June, 2021


Melissa (Mel) Martin is a local contemporary Artist, Art therapist and a Champion of Change, who is passionate about enabling one’s inner ability to create, through artistic expression, seeking to inspire and promote wellbeing through an artistic journey of healing and personal growth.  Mel has taken her interests and training in People and Organisational Psychology, Art Therapy and Holistic Creative Arts Therapies to a new level of experiencing self-awareness.  

She facilitates local art classes and workshops in both group and private session where she explores her students’ true potential eliminating the fear that holds them back. By engaging in this therapy, Mel is able to reach into the lives of the people she can help more directly or build a personalised service for an individual or group looking for team building opportunities to reduce stress, improve confidence, compassion, problem solving skills and workflow.  Mel’s Art of Zen is Mel’s business entity located here in the Shire.

Artwork of the Month Awards

Awards for June, 2021

In the June Critique, our Guest Artist Melissa Martin provided a new perspective on how we view and feel about our art .

It was a very enlightening and enjoyable experience.

Melissa selected Joe Green’s excellent abstract work for the “Artwork of the Month”

Awards for May, 2021

At our most recent Critique night, judged by Ros Psakis, three of our members were presented with the Artwork of the Month Award for May 2021. 

Our winners were Angela Iliadis for “Five Birds”, Wren Craw for “Autumn in Canada” and Joe Green for “Abbie”.

 “Five Birds” by Angela Iliadis 

“Autumn in Canada” by Wren Craw

“Abbie“ by Joe Green

Award for April, 2021

Artwork of the Month Award for April 2021 was presented to Angela Iliadis for her painting titled ‘Coral Beauty’.

Judged by Tanner Tan, his comments were; “The painting is colourful and dramatic of an underwater scene.  It will attract attention in the hallway of the house”

Angela was delighted to receive the Artwork of the Month Award at the St George Art Society Critique night from the accomplished award winning artist Tanner Tan.


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