Bankstown Art Society


The De Haan Gallery

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Our gallery is named after former member John De Haan, a member of the Bankstown Art Society for over a quarter of a century.

Throughout those years he worked unstintingly for the Society, becoming a committee member almost from the day he joined.

Fellow-members remember his generosity, especially the sharing of his artistic experience.

His special interests were portraiture, the process of glazing, and his great joy of encouraging beginner artists.

The Society’s aim to set up a permanent gallery was a project dear to John’s heart and when he died suddenly in 1993 the members unanimously decided to name the gallery the “De Haan Gallery”.

In recent years we have been honoured to have Daryl Melham AM as our gallery patron.

Portrait of John De Haan
by former BAS member
Charles Altman

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