The Australian Guild of Realist Artists Ltd

Dedicated to the excellence of Realist & Representational Art


Contemporary retail gallery and exhibition space - head office for A.G.R.A.

1 Inglesby Rd, Camberwell, Vic. 3124 Australia  Phone/fax_03 9882 5859 (wheelchair access)s

AGRA Galleries/Office business hours of Wed- Fri 10 - 4pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 4.30pm ...Contact AGRA

Activities & Application Forms Membership Benefits Annual Awards Art Judges .Demonstrators
eHues Members Art Links Archived Annual Awards Art Tutors
Council Outstanding Achievers

Gallery Hire


AGRA has many professional development activities.

Visit Activities & Application Forms for details


Clive Sinclaire of Melbourne 20 painters


Julian Bruere wins Australian Art Medallian

Your Invitation to the Kenneth Jack Memorial Drawing Award

Kenneth Jack Drawing Awards

AGRA Artists on Line (AAL)

1st Place Anita Bently

1st Anita Bentley

2013 Summer Winners and Finalists

AGRA Artists on Line (AAL)

Barbara Beasley Southgate 1st place

1st -Barbara Beasley Southgate

2013 Autumn Winners and Finalists


AGRA Artists on Line (AAL)


1st - Sara-Lyn Lewis

2012 Winter Winners and Finalists

AGRA Artists on Line (AAL)

Julian Bruere 1st Place

1st - Julian Bruere

2013 Winter-Spring



AGRA is the Australian National body for Representational/ Realist art and artists.

Formed in 1973, it attracts both the exhibiting professional and other artists committed to producing fine artwork in Australia today. An Associate membership is available for those who are interested in supporting this work, or do not wish to exhibit, or those who are still developing their skill .

We are honoured to have as Patron of AGRA, Professor Emeritus Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE FAA FRS

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  • AGRA is a busy centre where our gallery manager provides assistance in all aspects of promotion, exhibition and sales of member's artwork.
  • The office takes calls from members Australia wide and we provide a forum where assistance can be exchanged in most matters relating to the profession of artists.
  • Guild House holds the AGRA Galleries, showing member's work and special AGRA or booked, private exhibitions.
  • Members have free hanging in a Members Gallery even when booked exhibitions are in progress.
  • One can  enjoy the art, have a coffee, read member biographies, check the library, participate in painting discussions, book into hands on workshops, specialised demonstrations or book to join members on organised painting trips.
  • Members receive Hues a bi-monthly magazine that is full of both news and thought provoking articles from our members and artistic advice.
  • Professional developmentactivities are offered.
  • The artistic support for members is provided through the efforts of AGRA Councillors who organise and co-ordinate membership activities throughout the year. 

  The 'Objects of the Guild' are listed on the Membership page.

AGRA is proud to acknowledge the generous and ongoing support of the City of Boroondara who are more than supporting the artistic interests of their local community. By helping to make Guild House available to us we are able to provide an interactive art space not just for those who can reach us easily. We bring fine work from member artists Australia wide. We are therefore in a position to promote, celebrate, educate or assist not only our members but visitors as well.

It's not all work- we have a good time too!


AGRA Celebrates the artists who have won the Art Medallions for 20013-14

Julian Bruere & Betina Fauvel - Ogden

Julian Bruere wins Australian Art Medallian

The announcement was made in November 2013 of the new Medallion winners

The paintings were judged in the following categories

1. The Australian Art Excellence Medallion is for overall winner for a consistent body of 3x pieces of work
2. Terry Collins Medallion is for Runner -Up (see above)

Australian Art Excellence Medallion – Julian Bruere

Terry Collins Medallion (second place)– Betina Fauvel-Ogden

Kevin A Taylor Award -Best individual Painting in Show

Maid of Orlean by Grace Paleg

Maid of Orleans-Grace Paleg

Packing Room Award

Tranquil by Betina Fauvel-Ogden

Betina Fauvel-Ogden

Highly Commended to

Geoff Sargeant
Barbara Beasley Southgate
For their set of three paintings

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The following artists qualified for the prestigious Australian Art Excellence Award Exhibition 2013-14 by winning in a previous AGRA exhibition.

The qualifying artists for 2013 :

Barbara Beasley-Southgate AGRAF Lesley Barrett Julian Bruere
Anita Bentley Trish Bourke Christine Cafarella Pearce AGRAF
Robyn Collier

Donald Ngaere

Rod Edelsten AGRA
Diana Edwards AGRA Betina Fauvel-Ogden Heinz Fickler
Julie Goldspink Glenn Hoyle Guntis Jansons
Roslyn Jennings Di King AGRAF Robert Knight
Adrian Johnson AGRAF Robert La Nauze Carole Lees
Lorraine Lewitzka Sarah-Lyn Lewis Claire McCall
Pete Marshall AGRA Vicki McInnes Grace Paleg
Lyn Mellady AGRAF Pauline McCutcheon Robert la Nauze
Walter Magilton AGRAF Bob Pelchen AGRAF Pamela Pretty
Alan Rawady Heather Peberdy AGRA Danielle Robertson
Louis Sauzier Geoffrey Sargeant AGRAF Pauline Stewart AGRA
  Karen Van Ulzen  


Honour Board of recipients of the Australian Art Excellence Medallions 2000-2013


Medallion History

Christine Cafarella Pearce  with Bob Wade 11/12

2011-12 - Christine Cafarella Pearce with Bob Wade



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