Media Release
Portland Art Purchase Society Inc.
Announcement: 2021 Portland Art Exhibition

The Portland Art Purchase Society Inc. wishes to notify artists and patrons of changes, to meet the COVID-19 health restrictions, for their Annual Art Exhibition being held 4th, 6th and 7th March 2021.

With the social distancing requirements and restrictions on serving food and beverages we unfortunately will not be able to hold the traditional Opening Night Friday 5th March.

In lieu of the opening night, we are delighted to offer the opportunity for a special ‘preview’ night at a reduced charge of $5 on Thursday evening 4th March between 6.00pm and 8.00pm.

This will be offered over two sessions 6.00pm to 7.00pm and 7.00pm to 8.00pm for which reservations are essential. Reservations can be made online via TicketBooth or please call 0428230896.

Our exhibition will be open during the weekend as in past years with appropriate COVID procedures. Patrons are encouraged to wear face masks, will be required to register via Service NSW App and maintain 1.5m social distancing.

We are pleased our local CWA will again provide homemade delights available as takeaway only.

Weekend Exhibition hours
Saturday 6th March 2021: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Sunday 7th March 2021: 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Cost of entry to all sessions – $5.00 (seniors and students $3.00)

We are pleased to announce ‘The Foundations Portland’ and Joe Penn and Lesley O’Shea will once again be sponsoring the prize sections. This year’s ‘Isolation’ theme and the Simply Drawing prize will be judged prior to the preview evening.

The winners in these sections will shared to The Society’s Facebook page and website (

This year’s feature artist, Frank Hodgert has been an exhibitor at our Exhibition for over 10 years now and his paintings have always been popular with patrons. We appreciate Frank donating the raffle prize and are looking forward to seeing his selection of works

We welcome the public to come along to the Portland Crystal Theatre to view this year’s exhibition – all artworks on display will be available to purchase. Please call 0428230896 if you require further information.