Founded in 1923, the Australian Watercolour Institute is the country’s first and foremost national society of professional watercolourists.

Throughout its history, the AWI has promoted the practice of watercolour through national and international exhibitions of the finest paintings produced in the medium both in Australia and abroad.

Since its inception, the AWI membership has comprised many of Australia’s most eminent artists and currently includes some of the leading contemporary painters working in Australia, England, Scotland, China, America and Malaysia. Read our history here.

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