Bankstown Art Society


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Glenda CARTER studied at the Julian Ashton Art School, Willandra Art Centre and Burwood Evening College. She has won numerous awards for her traditional and contemporary artwork.

Mona W GOUBRAN gained a BA degree in Fine Arts (majoring in sculpture) in Egypt. She is a qualified art teacher with many years experience and has continued teaching and curating for several organisations since arriving in Australia in 1990.

Petros HOVAGHIMIAN was born in Egypt. Arriving in Australia 30 years ago, he has a long list of awards and achievements in the art world. He has BA in Fine Arts from East Sydney College and a Diploma in Visual Arts from UNSW. Petros has taught at TAFE colleges, art centres, primary schools and UNSW.

Norma C JONES had early training in dress design followed by a Commercial Arts Course in Melbourne, then further study at the Mitchell College, Bathurst (School of Creative Arts). She has taught in the Adult Education Program and other community art groups.

Richard PORTER studied at the Julian Ashton School and has been teaching there for many years. He has taught at NIDA, Walt Disney, Macquarie University and other venues. His works are found in private collections in Australia and the USA.

Ruth THORPE studied Art at St George College of TAFE and St George Community Centre. She is a qualified TAFE teacher and has taught Art to Children & Adolescents, and Art Therapy for Adults. Ruth has taught for many years at TAFE, Before-School and After-School care organisations, primary schools and a privately owned art school.

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