The Malvern Artists’ Society (MAS) is a not-for-profit company that is managed by a voluntary board of directors (Committee) elected by members. It is supported by an ongoing Hanging Sub-Committee and other Sub-Committees as established from time to time. The day-to-day affairs of MAS are administered by our dedicated Office Manager.


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Catriona became a member of Malvern Artists' Society in 2004 and joined the committee the following year. She has a cross-media arts practice working primarily in photography, painting and sculpture. Catriona is also a lawyer with extensive experience providing legal policy advice and managing reform projects, particularly in the area of corporate criminal liability.

Catriona Galbraith



I joined MAS as a member in 2008, although started painting with Carmel Mahony in the mid 90’s for a number of years. Serving on the Committee since 2017 and elected President for the last 3 years, I have also been involved with handy man work at the Gallery and researching and sorting the MAS archives.

Don Hammond

Vice President and Archivist

Terry O’Keeffe

I have been a member of Malvern Artists’ Society for ten years. This is my first year on the committee. My painting style may best be described as semi-abstract. The mediums I enjoy working with include acrylic on canvas and watercolour paper and watercolour on yupo paper.

Terry O’Keeffe



Linda McEwan was born in Red Cliffs, in the heart of the Victorian Sunraysia district, and moved to Melbourne with her family in the sixties. As a teenager she enjoyed drawing but did not pursue her love of art until much later. Linda is inspired by traditional and realist artists and works mainly in watercolour. Her subjects include seascapes, landscapes, animals, portraits and recently 3D artworks. Linda has been President twice at MAS and is a Life Member.

Linda McEwan


Ann Cho Feb 2023

I joined MAS in 2014 as part of a transition from oil painting to watercolours, learning under the ever patient tutelage of Joan Richard. As part of MAS, I’ve met wonderful artists, both teachers and fellow painters with whom I can struggle and strive towards an ultimate masterpiece.

Ann Cho

General Committee

andrea rydar

I joined MAS in 1997 and fell in love with watercolour in Joan Richard’s class. Over my time at MAS I spent many years on the committee including one stint as President. I’m still in love with painting and now attend Maxine Wade’s watercolour classes.

Andrea Rydar

General Committee


I became a MAS member in 2008 and have been on the Committee since 2010. I am a retired architect who has drawn and painted, on and off, for most of my life using pencil, pen and ink, watercolour, oils and acrylics. My subjects are land, sea and streetscapes, often including buildings. In my travels I have found great subjects, such as the hill towns of Southern France and the Mediterranean islands of Italy and Malta.

Tony Broughton

General Committee


I joined MAS in 2010 as part of my retirement strategy and it has been very rewarding. My first teacher was Joan Richard and I treasure the skills and techniques she taught me. To assist the society I joined the committee seven years ago and my ICT skills have been utilised by the office and assisted in the creation of our new website. I enjoy experimenting with new media and paint techniques but mainly work with watercolour paints.

Aileen Tesoriero

General Committee

Gordon Wilson

Gordon joined MAS in 2003. In 2005 he joined the committee and has 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 in 2021. Gordon regularly serves behind the bar at the 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

General Committee


Fiona has been MAS Office Manager since 2013. She enjoys interacting with creative people and being immersed in all the different types of art at MAS. The most rewarding aspects of her work are helping artists find the best way to develop and promote their art, and seeing the benefits, satisfaction and friendships that result.

Fiona Cupido

MAS Manager (Non-Committee)