SCHOOL OF ARTS
UPCOMING LOCAL ART WORKSHOPS
- END 2023-
DATES & TUTORS TBC
the next BATHURST ART WORKSHOP
JANUARY or July 2024 - TBC
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
— Lesley O’Shea
(artist, tutor and friend of MSA)
‘A busy week of fun, creative energy and at the end of it all, some great works and memorable friendships.’
The Art Scene was established in 1978 when its founder Mr Henry Malouf (a dedicated hobby artist) decided he could no longer remain retired at the early age of 50. With the help of his wife Evelyn and 4 children Paul, Julie, Kim and Greg who one by one gave up their careers to work in the business, they now have a thriving custom picture framing and art materials business.
Having been on the opposite end of the counter for some years he knew what he wanted as an artist, namely professional help in selecting the right picture frame to enhance and compliment his artwork and of course as is the case for most “struggling artists”, help in keeping the costs down.
Through word of mouth a substantial portion of the professional and semi professional artists in New South Wales heard of this quality picture framer which not only could offer a fresh look to the way pictures were framed but halved framing costs which were a substantial portion of the cost of a painting.
Another innovation by Henry was to make The Art Scene a one stop shop for artists and in 1980 he introduced a full range of artist materials into the store (still in its present site today but expanding each year down the street) so that all the artists shopping needs from frames, paints, brushes and canvases could be done at the one time and in the one place. The Art Scene has substantially grown its mail order business and now sells Australia wide with significant orders being exported to countries such as England, USA and Asia.
914 Victoria Road
West Ryde, NSW, 2114
Tel: 02 9807 6900
International Tel: +612 9807 6900
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 12.30pm
“Attending the MSA is an artistic massage. Our creativity is stretched, our technique pummelled into shape, our preconceptions loosened and we find artistic muscle we never knew we had.”