Colour Society Of Australia


Jocelyn Maughan on Colour

  • 3 Dec 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Bakehouse Gallery, 19 Bay St, Patonga, NSW
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The last event of the year for the CSA NSW Division will be a free in-person visit to the Bakehouse Gallery, 19 Bay St, Patonga, on the NSW central coast, where eminent Australian artist and educator Jocelyn Maughan OAM will speak about and demonstrate her many insights into colour for painters. The visit will include a tour of both the public gallery and private storage areas to see the work of Jocelyn and fellow artist and educator Robin Norling OAM (1939 - 2017). Please take a moment to pass on this invitation to any of your friends, colleagues or students who would appreciate this very special opportunity by passing on the event link ( or the pdf flyer for the event that can be downloaded here.

Jocelyn Maughan OAM 

Jocelyn Maughan studied at the East Sydney Technical College (now the National Art School, Sydney) from 1954 to 1958, graduating with a Diploma of Fine Art with honours, specialising in painting. During this period she studied colour under painters including James (Jimmy) Cook and under Head of Design, Phyllis Shillito. Her teaching career included 32 years at Meadowbank College of TAFE, where she established a Fine Arts section and became the inaugural Head of the Art School in 1966. Following her retirement from TAFE Jocelyn has continued to help new generations of art students with the advice and feedback she freely provides to visitors to her gallery at Patonga, which she established with fellow artist and educator Robin Norling.

Jocelyn’s painting career spans more than six decades and she remains very active as an artist at age 84. She has had numerous solo exhibitions including major retrospectives at the Gosford Regional Gallery (2006, 2016) and at the Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, and the See Street Gallery in Meadowbank (2018). Her commissioned portraits hang in many public institutions, including the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Mitchell Library, Sydney. Her long list of prizes includes the Portia Geach Memorial Award (1975) and the Kedumba Drawing Award (2011), and she has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize on numerous occasions since 1965.

Jocelyn is an exhibiting member of the Australian Watercolour Institute and a Fellow of Royal Art Society and was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List with an Order of Australia Medal ‘for service to the visual arts, and to education’. Her work can be seen on her website and in her books The Draughtsman’s Contract and Genre: The Significance of the Insignificant.

Patonga is an up to 2-hour drive north of the Sydney city centre via Umina near Gosford (free street parking available). Public transport options from Sydney are either (1) taking the Wyong via Strathfield train to Woy Woy Station followed by the 9:19 am route 54 bus to Patonga (arriving 9:45 am), or (2) catching the 10:30 am Patonga ferry ‘Merinda II’ from Palm Beach wharf (arriving 11 am). To contact us if necessary on the day message or phone David Briggs on 0416 737 559. We will be at the gallery from 11 am to 1 pm, after which you may wish to have lunch at the Boathouse Hotel Patonga (bookings essential) or bring your own provisions for a picnic lunch in scenic Patonga (recommended).

View from Patonga, "a quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem"
(the title of one of Jocelyn's pictures). Photo: David Briggs

Jocelyn is providing her presentation for us free of charge but has suggested that participants may like to make a donation on the day to the Patonga Volunteer Rural Bush Fire Brigade.

As space at the gallery is limited, this event has a registration limit of 25 persons. So please book early to avoid disappointment, and should you find later that you are unable to attend, please take a moment to cancel your registration on the CSA website.

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