PSA Members Create Pastel Magic

Cathy Ku
An Elephant in Pastels by artist Hettie Rowley

Welcome to the Pastel Society of Australia

Welcome to the PSA! We are a group of artists dedicated to the beauty of pastels - that's our specialty. We conduct workshops, hold exhibitions, social functions and an environment within which we can all advance our mastery of this amazing medium. We are open to members of all ability and experience ranges, so if you are new here, have a look around and consider joining us!

Winner of Pastellist of the year 2019 Margaret van Maanen

Winner of Pastellist of the year 2019 - Margaret van Maanen

  The deadline for the PSA Annual Exhibition Online is the 6 of July.  There will be no physical exhibition and no delivery of any paintings anywhere.  IT IS STRICTLY ONLINE.  Click here for the entry form.

"With regret we have had to cancel the 2020 Australian Pastel Expo following the current Australian Government guidelines with Covid-19.  We are hapy to announce though that we will be holding our next EXPO in 2022. See you then! 

Any enquiries can be made via

Wonderful Benefits

The Pastel Society of Australia invites  you to apply for your membership now 

Competitions News

Winners and all entries to the 2020 Country Members Online Competition.


See what's happening with recent exhibitions 

PSA Features and Events

  • Coming workshops
  • PASTEL EXPO 2018
  • Featured Pastellist
  • demo videos

The PSA hold workshops for all levels of artists in a variety of areas.

Below is a list of upcoming workshops. The events calendar will inform you on more details of each workshop and how to book your place. You will not be required to pay online, but we will receive notification of your purchase and you will be provided with details for making payment via EFT or cheque. 

The events calendar can provide you with listings specific to each area or for the whole PSA. Please click HERE to see our events calendar.

Our Sponsors

The Pastel EXPO 2018 is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Sunshine Coast to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Sponsor - Art-Spectrum
sponsor faber-castell
Sponsor Soft Pastels
gwen-thiesfield sponsor
 sponsor arthouse-northside
Sponsor oxlades
Sponsor caloundra-art-framing-gallery

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