The South Australian Watercolour Society was founded in May 2012 with the aim of promoting the practice and enjoyment of watercolours.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in watercolours. There is no hierarchical membership structure so the Society includes novices and accomplished artists alike with many of SA’s top artists included in the ranks.

What We Do

Weekly painting sessions

Saturdays, 10 am to 1 pm at Marchant Community Centre, 338 Gorge Rouad, Athelstone SA 5076 (Bus stop 35)


A variety of exhibitions are available to members both at the Marchant Community Centre gallery space and at other venues.

Workshops and demonstrations

Workshops are organised according to demand and are conducted by local, interstate and overseas artists. All abilities are catered for including beginners and advanced.


The historic Athelstone Primary school is nestled between the River Torrens to the north and the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges to the east and south. Drive in for ample on site tree lined parking or take a bus to stop 35. Easy walking access to coffee shop, bakery and shopping centre.

The Centre provides a kitchen and comfortable lounge facilities. A spacious, wet studio provides natural south light with reverse cycle air conditioning. Just bring your painting gear and table top or floor easel.

Let’s paint!