Muriel Henry has had the honour of receiving the Fairfield
Local Artist Prize for four years, 1984, 1987, 1990 & 1991.
Muriel Henry was a member of Cabramatta And District
Art Society (CADAS) from 1972 until 1991. CADAS met
in Fairfield School of Arts with Muriel attending the monthly
meetings. While attending the monthly meetings Muriel
submitted works for constructive criticism by the meeting.
Muriel has entered many art competitions over the years with exhibitions at both Camden School of Arts & Fairfield School of Arts. She has exhibited her art work annually at Liverpool Lower Town Hall where there was a prize of $1,000.00 donated by Liverpool City Council.
She has organised weekend workshops each year where Daphne Miller, Brian Stratton & Billy Hall acted acted as instructors. Her dedication to the art world is very deep, as the following will prove; -
From 1981 1991 organized open-air classes with Allan Bates, Eric Giles & Pat Curry, tutors from the Royal Art Society. She has organized weekend workshops each year where Daphne Miller, Brian Stratton & Billy Hall acted as instructors. Her dedication to the art world is very deep, as the following will prove; -
1981 1987 applied for subsidiaries with the Western Area Assistance Scheme, which were taken over by Fairfield Council & were later expanded to include many other crafts at Westacott Cottage. During this time Fairfield Council renovated the School of Arts & employed an Arts Officer. These subsidiaries were used to subsidize the cost of the tutor's fees.
The Fairfield Council supplied the $1,000.00 first prize, to be awarded to the person who was considered to be the 'best artist' for the year. In recompense, Fairfield Council retained the painting
1987 the Art Society were holding classes in the Fairfield Swimming Complex with the tutor being Eric Giles FRAS due to the cramped conditions at Westacott Cottage.
Over the years she has held many varied executive offices including President, Treasurer & Secretary of CADAS, it changed its name to Cabramatta & Districts Art Society. In 1991 she also organized the 25th Anniversary Exhibition & Dinner.
Muriel attended the Art Group who drew & painted live models at Camden Primary School each week from 1970 to 1990 under the leadership of artiste Alan Baker, his wife Marge & son Gary Baker all of whom were Fellows of the Royal Art Society. This meant both members & tutors were were taught free of charge. She has taken the advice of Alan Baker who has stated that to become competant artistes one need to paint more than once a week. With this in mind Muriel organised open-air landscape classes with Alan Bates of both Cabramatta Art Society & Liverpool Art Society.
Muriel has known many artists who are well known throughout the art world, for example Pat Mellor, Pat Talor, W. Filipich, C. Shalipan, M. Wunsch, Josephine Muller, Beverly Clark & Robert Topic, all of who have been awarded Degrees in Bachelor of Arts & who started with CADAS.