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Chris McClelland

Chris McClelland

Chris McClelland is a local Hay based artist renowned for his unique, fine and intricate pencil drawings of African and Australian wildlife. Chris spends hours studying his subjects in their natural habitat, observing their movements and noticing the interaction between predator and prey.

Australian Guild of Realist Artist

Australian Guild of Realist Artist

Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA) was formed in 1974 by the distinguished artists Sir William Dargie, Paul Fitzgerald AM, Kathlyn Ballard OAM and Kenneth Jack OAM, for the purpose of actively promoting and celebrating realist art in Australia. A collective of AGRA artists will be visiting Hay in April for their annual gathering of members and friends, and will be painting en plein air at the grounds of the Bishop’s Lodge.....

Autumn Celebration

Autumn Celebration

You are cordially invited to attend our renowned Bishop’s High Tea and to wander aimlessly through our heritage rose garden. Whether sipping tea or savouring a glass of champagne, the art of the High Tea has been revered in exclusive circles since the 1700s; and the iconic dining and drawing rooms at the Bishop’s Lodge certainly set the scene for an exceptional autumn celebration......