Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
$20,000 Prize Money
EMSLA celebrates excellence in still life painting and welcomes the influences of impressionism, abstraction, realism and hyperrealism in all their permutations.
Fifty-five (55) artists from around the country have been shortlisted as finalists for this year’s prestigious Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA).
EMSLA was founded in 2006 by Dr Mal Eutick and has been based in Wollongong since 2017.
"Two Trees Talking"
This exhibition brings together people, creativity and ideas that deal with mental health issues and how we can use art as a therapy/weapon to combat mental illness and crisis.
A variety of artworks will be exhibited including charcoal, acrylic, photography, sculpture and more. All artworks are available for purchase.
Maria Buncic , Margaret Black, Terry Cooper, JeddDimension, Gabi Gibson
Jake Holman, Sam Lang-Saxon, Richard Lee and students
Melissa Overton and artists from South Coast Private Hospital
JingYi Pan, Enuka Paulo, Sam Read, Simone Rose, Scott Whittingham
"Practise What You Teach"
Practise What You Teach (PWYT) is an initiative devoted to motivating and promoting the artistic practices of art teachers through exhibitions. This year's show will be held at Project Contemporary Artspace in Wollongong and will feature artworks from art teachers living and/or working in the Illawarra, Southern Highlands and South Coast regions in NSW.
Every Artist Was First An Amateur
Illawarra Visual Arts
(Curriculum Networks Illawarra)
Curated by Samantha Rath - Visual Arts, Photography and Music Teacher, Warrawong HS
This exhibition showcases the work of Year 11 students from High Schools within the Illawarra. Teachers and students will interact with audiences and run mini workshops for students whilst in the gallery space.
Queer Arts Festival: Queer & Visible
The Rainbow Underground (TRU), in community partnership with ACON and Wollongong City Council (WCC) Cultural Services, will be hosting the Queer Arts Festival: Queer & Visible, 2nd to 15th of September 2019 at Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong.
The Queer Arts Festival: Queer & Visible aims to provide *LGBTIQ+ creatives in the Illawarra and South Coast an opportunity to participate in various events and activities over the 2 week festival. This includes exhibiting visual art (all mediums including digital/multimedia, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture); performance art (drama, drag, poetry/spoken
WHSPA - Collective Class Exhibition
Wollongong High School of Performing Arts
Yr 11 Students in the Collective Class Exhibition are showing their body of work from over the past 5 years.
Selected in Year 7 for their creative ability and talent, these students have been guided and inspired to produce some amazing art.
Artworks include painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and installation.
Art Exhibition and CD Launch
The Tender Funerals REALM artists-in-residence project has given families the opportunity to work with our artists and musicians to create a ceremony, an artwork or a personal commemoration of their person. Whether through music and song, stitching or installation, each of these interactions was unique.
As part of REALM, Tender Community Choir was formed under the guidance of renowned local musicians Jodi Phillis and Malika Reese. The choir meet fortnightly and have been singing at events in the Illawarra, recently at Wollongong Memorial Gardens Mother’s Day gathering. The choir will perform and launch their CD of songs on love and remembering.
The Tender Cloths project, coordinated by Michele Elliot, will feature in the exhibition. These ephemeral fabric works have been made with donated funeral flowers from Tender families. After the exhibition, the cloths will go to Tender to be used as part of their mortuary care. In addition, Michele is also exhibiting artworks developed during the time of her Tender residency, on the theme of cloth, memory and loss.
Keira High School Annual Exhibition
School students of the Illawarra
showcasing inspirational creativity and talent.
The Keirabald Prize is an annual exhibition that emulates the
Archibald Prize and generally runs about the same time.
Unlike the Archibald, however, the Keirabald has a theme each year.
The broad interpretation of what this could mean
in terms of a portrait is both delightful and inventive.
17 APRIL - 28 APRIL
This exhibition features digital artworks from a diverse group of artists across a range of mediums.
Includes electronic music by Astrophysical Maser and Virus Installer on opening night April 18th from 6 pm - 9 pm
A special music night with Hunter Sweeney, Astrophysical Maser and Virus Installer is on April 26th from 6 pm - 9 pm.