Combined Art Societies

Welcome to the Combined Art Societies of Sydney

The Patrons of the Combined Art Societies of Sydney are Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales and Mr Dennis Wilson.


The Combined Art Societies of Sydney or CASS is run by a small group of volunteers who are dedicated and enthusiastic Art Society members.

Their aim is to unite and strengthen the standing of art societies in our community, to gain greater recognition for art societies, and to encourage a standard of excellence among individual artists within our societies. The CASS at this time has fifteen member societies.

The Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition – IS ONLINE NOW!

The annual Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition is a premier event showcasing the work of artists from the fourteen member societies which together are the Combined Art Societies of Sydney (CASS).

For 2021 CASS has taken the opportunity to take the Art of Sydney online! This exciting exhibition is now open and can be accessed at The exhibition was a juried event and we are extremely pleased and honoured that renowned artist Mr John Haycraft was our judge.

The Best in Show, sponsored by The Art Scene, went to John Wilson for his work ‘Moody Morning – Capertee Valley’. All the awards are showcased on the exhibition site.

The online exhibition will be available from January 15th 2021 to February 28th 2021.
Our  CASS Art of Sydney 2021 catalogue is available for download. Congratulations to all our award winners and all our participants and thank you to our sponsors!

Art at the Top 

The Combined Art Societies of Sydney have deferred the Art at the Top workshop weekend to 2021 as a result of the uncertain world we live in at the moment. The event is now (hopefully and fingers crossed) scheduled for 26th to 29th November next year and CASS are happy to announce that almost all our tutors who planned to be there this year are putting this it in their diaries for 2021. Thank you to everyone for your support and please stay safe and keep well.

Art in the Mountains

Again due to the current situation with our collective health uppermost in mind, The Combined Art Societies of Sydney in partnership with Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts, have postponed the planned exhibition of members’ works and our new dates are 27th July to 15th August 2021.


Easter Show Exhibits - Marlene Weaver

Easter Show Exhibits – Marlene Weaver

Art of Sydney 2020


People’s Choice ‘Tangled Thoughts’, David El Melky

Art of Sydney 2019