Welcome to SFDAV
The Society of Folk & Decorative Artists of Victoria is a group of folk and decorative artists who meet every month on the 4th Sunday excluding December and January. We're happy and excited to report that with Covid restrictions easing, we are able to resume our meetings and workshops for 2021.
Our Mission is to create a sharing and caring Society where decorative painters of all levels, abilities and ages come together to share a mutual love of Folk and Decorative Art.
For the months of February, April, June, August, & October each year, a guest speaker or event will follow the general meeting. For the opposite months of March, May, July, September & November, workshop/s are held by visiting or member tutors.
Great fun had by all at our first workshop for 2021. Thank you Glenda King and Toni Nicholson (behind the camera). See our Galleries page for more photos. Our creations involved "colouring in" with textas and spraying and dotting with methylated spirits then washing and ironing to produce individual, distinctive silk scarves. It was a great workshop where we simply couldn't go wrong!
It is with much sadness that we advise that past member, good friend and wonderful artist, June Varey, passed away on 19th March 2021 after a long battle with cancer. June often taught at conventions in U.S.A. She had published many books and the International Museum of Decorative Painters holds one or two of her pieces in their collection. June will be sadly missed by all of us a SFDAV and we pass our condolences on to her family and friends.
We also send our love and best wishes to the wonderful person who put this website together and great stalwart of our Society, Lyn Rumble, for a speedy recovery after a recent stint in hospital.
Please don't forget our 30th birthday celebration on 18th April 2021. We'd love to see as many past and present members as possible at H.V. Jones Hall. See the Special Events page for details.
MEETING & WORKSHOP ADDRESS :
H.V. JONES PARK
Cnr Kingston St & Ashton Rd
Ferntree Gully, Vic 3156
Melways Map: 73G5
P.O. Box 495,