Life Members

Active Life Members

Life (Honorary) Membership of Malvern Artists’ Society is awarded to individuals who have given distinguished service to MAS or who have contributed significantly to the development of the Creative Arts.  MAS greatly appreciates the efforts of these individuals who have been the heartbeat of the Society since its inception. 


Linda served as President from 2009 to 2012, and again from 2015 to 2017. She also served a number of years as Vice President and worked voluntarily in the Office while the Society sought a new Office Manager. She made blinds for the studio sky lights, was involved in the hanging for exhibitions, and made gallons of soup and hundreds of scones for 'Artists at Work'. She was the liaison officer with Bendigo Bank for many years.

Linda McEwan

Gordon Wilson

Gordon joined MAS in 2003. In 2005 he joined the Committee and served as Secretary and Treasurer throughout the years from 2006 to 2022. He was also President in 2006 for 3 years. He was made a Life Member for services rendered in 2021. Gordon regularly serves behind the bar at members' exhibitions and enjoys chatting with people. He has a strong love of painting using both oils or watercolour depending upon the topic.

Gordon Wilson


Sue joined MAS around 2008 and attended watercolour classes with Joan Richard. Although never a Committee member, her choice, she has been a tireless worker for the Society. Sue was a leading light in the catering for ‘Artists at Work’ and has looked after the garden for over 15 years. She has taken an active role in maintaining the building: making curtains, painting, and stripping the floor, to name just a few things done.

Sue Cook


Joan has been a member of MAS since 1980 and is a former Committee member and President. She has also been actively involved in other Art Societies, including VAS and MSWPS. Joan was a widely respected and much loved watercolour teacher at MAS for decades, and many accomplished artists acknowledge her as an inspiration and mentor.

Joan Richard

Life Members