What Does Your Ticket Cover?

Your Australian Pastel Expo ticket is your passport to more than just workshops and demonstrations, it’s your ticket to an unforgettable creative experience!



Non-members: $840

PSA members: $790

'PSA members discount code were emailed on Friday 28th February to all current financial members' 

Please call ring Vanessa on 0414 571 090 or Karol on 0419 023 841 if you need assistance.

The price includes four days of intensive art instruction and fun social interaction with like-minded people. You can select up to two days of workshops, PLUS two days of demonstrations and plein air sessions in any combination of your choice. As well, Australian Pastel Expo ticket holders are free to enjoy the following:

Wednesday evening:

  • Registration - opening at 3pm until 5pm at the Caloundra Event Centre (you can collect any materials pre-orders here)

  • Courtesy bus from the Caloundra Event Centre to the Oaks Oasis Resort - and back to our drop off points if you don’t wish to walk or drive (although it really isn’t far).

  • Opening Night Welcome with nibbles and greetings at the Oaks Oasis Resort 6pm to 7:30pm

Thursday evening:

  • ‘Paint-around’ fun social event with four artists creating collaborative works on stage, cheered on by two hosts in the Playhouse Theatre. You will be able to catch all the action both live and on the big screen and the paintings will be auctioned at the end of the evening.

Friday evening:

  • International Guest Artist Gwenneth Barth White will present a portrait demonstration complete with a live model in the Playhouse Theatre – and her painting will be auctioned on the evening.

Saturday evening:

  • Opportunity to attend the Australian Pastel Expo Gala Dinner (must be booked and paid for in advance), with limited tickets available. If you do not wish to participate, you may like to use the evening to discover some of the many quality eateries on the Sunshine Coast.


Your ticket covers all catering at the Caloundra Events Centre including morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas. You are not permitted to bring your own food into the venue, but special dietary needs can be catered for.

Trade Show

Free entry is included to the Australian Pastel Expo Trade Show to obtain all your special purchases at the best EXPO price deals. You will discover more pastel and general art products available in one location than anywhere else in Australia with the added advantage of being able to test them and speak to the manufacturers and suppliers. 

Trade Show is open 8am - 5pm Thursday - Saturday - all day. 8am - after lunch on Sunday.

Australian Pastel Expo Show Bag

Your ticket price includes a special show bag with samples and with goodies to take home.

Tutor’s Exhibition

Entry to the Tutor’s Exhibition is free and the PSA annual competition prize winners will be on display. There will be at least 50 very high-quality pastel paintings to admire or buy.

Totally free!

Join in the fun with raffles offering a chance to win great pastel prizes and a silent auction of tutor’s small paintings. And why not relax in the foyer or the nearby park and watch artists painting for pleasure.

The opportunity to meet and make new friends and enjoy yourself with like-minded people on the glorious Sunshine Coast. Take home lots of new ideas and techniques to improve your knowledge and take your work to the next level.