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Carlene Bullock

  • President of LAS for five years

  • Vice President of LAS for two years

  • Committee member twenty years

  • Exhibition Co-ordinator for twelve years

  • Art Therapy at Aldersgate & Glenara Lakes

  • Organised and delivered Art in Schools (Meandering)

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Carolyne Riley

  • Committee Member for 10 years

  • Workshop Co-ordinator for 6 years

  • Vice President for 2 years

  • President for 3 years

  • Initiated the Artists in Action day

  • President during the 125th LAS exhibition

  • President and force behind new exhibition ‘The Esk’​ (previously Tas Art Award)

  • Procurer of many new sponsors

Pauline Winwood

  • Vice President  

  • Art Beat Editor  

  • Information Technology and Social Media Officer and  

  • LAS Official Photographer 

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Louise Skabo

  • President of LAS for two years

  • Vice President of LAS for two years

  • Secretary of LAS for two years

  • Co-ordinator at Eskleigh in art therapy

  • Membership Officer

  • Publicity Officer

  • Art Beat Editor

  • Committee member for 10 years

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Margaret Baker

  • Secretary of LAS for one year

  • President of LAS for three years

  • Community work at Aldersgate Home in art tuition

  • Community work with Scotch Oakburn students working on mural tuition

  • Eskleigh Board - LAS representative for three years

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Eva Mehegan

  • President from 2001 to 2004

  • Treasurer of LAS

  • Workshop Co-ordinator from 2001 to 2009

  • LAS member since 1980

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Elizabeth (Beth) Faulkner

  • Joined the LAS in 1978

  • Committee Member

  • Secretary for ten years - multi-tasking

  • Served under five Presidents

  • Assisted the President, Hilda Kolkert with the successful 1991 Centenary Exhibition

  • Worked hard with the then President, Rae Saxon to save Ritchies Mill for the LAS

  • Instigator of annual dinners for members' social get togethers

  • Involved with the LAS becoming an incorporated body

  • Became an honorarium

  • Oil painter of landscapes, pen & wash historical buildings - still exhibits and a current member of 38 years

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Hilda Kolkert

  • Committee member

  • President for five years

  • Involved with the LAS exhibitions held in the Queen Victoria Museum

  • Worked hard to retain these exhibitions with artists Alan McIntyre, Geoff Tyson and Greg Waddle

  • Successful with gaining sponsors for the centenary exhibition

  • Instigator of North & South art shows

  • Taught art for Adult Education 

  • Hilda was a prolific painter using a wide range of mediums

  • She lived and breathed her art daily



Rosemary Mastnak


Rae Saxon

Rae was elected President (1980's) and brought new ideas and enthusiasm.  The LAS had Ritchies Mill as its home, which meant a venue for general meetings, workshops and exhibitions.  Rae started a Newsletter, instigated the major North-South Exhibition with the Art Society of Tasmania, invited past members of note to exhibit as part of the Committee's effort to improve the standard of work and gained advice from the QVMAG regarding the 'hanging' of exhibitions.  During this period the LAS also became incorporated to limit members liability, and a new constitution was adopted using 'model rules' (much of this work done by the late Gerry McNulty).  The LAS also started annual dinners and made presentations of life membership at this event to long serving members and past presidents, Sheila Londesborough and Barbara Welch.  As the LAS had the gallery space, extra exhibitions were organized, the most successful being "Winter Inspirations".  The space was also sub-let at a nominal fee to other groups, e.g. potters, quilters or private individuals and some members organized their own exhibitions.  Rae continued as Gallery Officer after her term as President until resigning due to personal circumstances.

LAS Life Members


Life membership is awarded to long term members of the Launceston Art Society who have made a major contribution to the success of the society.  The criteria for life membership are

  • Outstanding service to Launceston Art Society and community

  • Minimum ten year committee member and minimum three year Office Bearer

  • Involved in community service for Launceston Art Society activities

  • Fully participating in the life of Launceston Art Society

  • Attending openings

  • Participating artist in Launceston Art Society exhibitions and other events.

  • Innovative, inspirational ideas to further the aims of Launceston Art Society

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