In brief, membership offers you the following benefits:

  • Access and use of the rooms and equipment/materials at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre for groups/classes on Monday evenings, and Tuesday and Friday mornings.  The Friday class is oil/acrylic painting, is tutored by Coral Morris and runs from 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.  The Tuesday class uses media other than oils, is tutored by Lyn Howard and June Taylor and runs from 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.  The group for Mixed Media Monday meets from 6.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
  • Reduced room levy fees.
  • Reduced attendance fees for workshops organised by our Society and held in our rooms.
  • The ability to enter work in our annual Exhibition.
  • The ability to use and borrow DVDs, books and magazines from our library.
  • A monthly Newsletter.
  • Ability to attend monthly meetings and the AGM and provide input on operational aspects of the Society.

A copy of our Constitution is available in the rooms should you wish to read it.  Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month (excluding January and December) in the rooms starting at 1 p.m.  The AGM is held in conjunction with the monthly meeting in August.

Country Membership is strongly encouraged for those artists in rural, remote or isolated areas (further than 100km from Rockhampton) at a reduced annual fee of $15.

The Rockhampton Branch of the Royal Queensland Art Society offers membership of the Society for people who live outside a 100-km radius of Rockhampton and who do not have easy access to other art organisations.  Country membership is at a reduced rate compared with ordinary membership (currently $15 v. $40), as we understand that it is likely to be difficult for country members to regularly attend classes and workshops, which are held at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre (WRCC) in Rockhampton.  If, however, country members are able to attend, then they will be eligible for the same reduced cost for classes and workshops as ordinary members.  Members can exhibit and sell artworks through the Annual Exhibition and Sales and any other sales organised by the club, and which are staged in Rockhampton.  Country members will receive the monthly newsletter (by e-mail) so that they can be kept up-to-date on activities and they can attend the monthly meetings (held in the WRCC on the 2nd Friday of each month, except December and January) and the AGM (held in August) if it is convenient for them to do so.  It may also be possible for country members to obtain feedback and critiques of their artworks from other members of the club, if they so wish.

For more information about the RQAS Rockhampton Branch, please visit our website ( or contact the Secretary on


Standard Application Form: RQAS membership application

Country Membership Application Form: RQAS Country membership application

Please contact The Secretary, Carol Petherick, for further information.

Application Process

New members are always welcome!

Once your application is received, it will be presented at the next monthly meeting to be voted on by members present at the meeting. Once the application has been accepted you will be notified by mail of your success, with a letter formally welcoming you to the Society. You will also receive an information sheet outlining everything about the club.

Membership Fees

An Annual Subscription of $40 becomes due and payable in July each year.


The Society meets every month except December and January when we are in recess. All members are welcome and encouraged to have input into the running of our club.

Benefits of Membership

As well as the use of the Club room and its facilities, members also receive a range of other benefits which include weekly art groups, exhibitions, plein air activities, workshops and tutoring opportunities.


Members can exhibit their work for sale in our Annual Exhibition held each year in July.


Members receive advanced notice as well as reduced prices on all the workshops offered by the Society.


Members support and encourage each other, forming long lasting friendships based on a common interest. You may find a painting companion, travel companion and new best friend!

Membership Application

Standard Membership Application Form: RQAS membership application

Country Membership Application Form: RQAS Country membership application

Please contact the Secretary, Carol Petherick,

RQAS Secretary, PO Box 5097, Red Hill 4701.