About us... Elgin Artists is a diverse group of people who love creating drawings, paintings and sculpture. We encourage and foster all types of visual art – and all styles of expression including traditional realism, impressionism, surrealism abstraction and printmaking. We have distinctive styles and paint using a range of media such as watercolour, oils and acrylics.
We encourage our members to express their feelings and imaginations through their art. We now share a studio space in Elgin Place, Hawthorn, around the corner from our original studio in Elgin Street. The studio provides a venue for painting, socialising, sharing resources, and further developing our artistic knowledge and skills.
Evan Walker established the studio after his retirement from public life in 2005. Following a distinguished career in architecture and politics, Evan wanted to pursue his passion for the visual arts by sharing ideas about drawing and painting with other artists.
Currently, we have seventeen members. We paint together in the studio on a few days each week but members have access to the studio all round the clock enabling them to work in solitude if they wish. Most importantly, we enjoy each other’s company. Most of the fun is in the company we keep and the discussion and banter over morning coffee. We enjoy travelling together to art exhibitions in Melbourne and provincial galleries, as well as on en plein air expeditions in Australia and abroad.