Wollongong High School
of Performing Arts
15 - 28 March
An exhibition of works by young local artists.
Art as Activity
31st March - 2nd April
An exhibition by Daniel Breda
'Art As Activity' explores the concept of ‘dynamic sensation’ in neo-futurist art through the synchronization of virtual reality and installation art. The exhibition will portray Breda’s love of creating active participation in the gallery space, alongside his painting practice to form juxtapositions between innovative technology and traditional art.
Described by the Italian Futurists in 1909, ‘dynamic sensation’ involved artists representing their ‘whole environment’. This included depictions of machines, nature, humans and the movements of such; presented in unification. In contemporary space, our environment also includes the digitalised spaces of screen culture, digital interfaces and virtual environments. To convey this concept in a neo-futurist manner, utilising installation and virtual reality art, this project creates active participation through the synchronization of the Virtual interface with real-life experience.
CELEBRATING DOWN SYNDROME:
A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION CHANGING THE WORLD ONE CHROMOSOME AT A TIME
17/02/21 - 28/02/21
We’re proud to present a very special photographic exhibition from Celebrate T21 in February, celebrating the lives of more than 100 incredible people with Down syndrome across Australia.
Featuring beautiful images captured by more than 60 photographers around the country, the photos celebrate the diversity of people with Down syndrome from pregnancy through to childhood and into adulthood.
Celebrate T21 is a small business based in the Illawarra, which operates a national community service: supporting and advocating for people with Down syndrome and their families.
The exhibition by Celebrate T21 is an opportunity to shine a light on the lives of people with Down syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, and also to remove outdated stigmas around the condition.
Celebrate T21 have produced two beautiful photo books to celebrate the lives and experiences of families who have a member with Down syndrome through wonderful photos and heartfelt stories - an Australian version of the book was published in 2018, and a UK version for British charity Wouldn’t Change a Thing in 2019.
“Our hope is to provide all families with a new diagnosis of Down syndrome in Australia with this very special gift pack, which welcomes them into the supportive Celebrate T21 community, and provides comfort when it is most needed” - Stephanie Rodden, founder, Celebrate T21.
The exhibition has been made possible through fundraising by the families who feature in the book, and more than 2,000 copies of the book will be distributed for free across Australia by organisations such as Down Syndrome Australia, Heart Kids, T21 Mum Network Australia, 321 Pregnancy Care, 21 Gifts and through doctors and specialists.
Find out more at: https://celebratet21.com
A Photographic Exhibition of Resilience and Resistance
The Illawarra Women’s Health Centre, in partnership with the Illawarra Mercury, DVNSW and Waples is holding a photographic exhibition of women who have survived family and domestic violence. Taken by Walkley Award winning photographer Sylvia Liber, the powerful and intimate large scale photos cut through the words and statistics of domestic and family violence, bringing to the viewer both the full force of the mental and emotional trauma of violence and abuse - but importantly it showcases the strength, resilience and power of survival.
Wednesday 25th November
Acknowledging International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Waves and Particles
Two Trees Talking
"I Was Here, I Am Here"
Curated by: Terry Cooper
Two Trees Talking is a unique community art exhibition raising awareness around mental health and well-being.
It is a professionally-curated, contemporary art show telling the stories of more than 30 local artists.
The exhibition is the brainchild of Terry Cooper, an artist with 5 decades experience in making art.
A professional surfboard maker, Terry stopped creating art during a decade of debilitating pain and depression. He returned to art as his weapon of choice against the destructive thoughts brought about by physical and emotional pain, and slowly battled his way back to himself, his family and the world
Terry thought that if art could have such a profoundly positive effect on his mental health and his ability to function in the world, there surely must be others with a similar experience.
And so the Two Trees Talking art exhibition was born
Terry’s vision is to create a platform for artistic expression of pain, provide a safe experience of healing and growth for all who exhibit, and start a broader conversation about how art can
be used as a weapon against mental distress and illness, and a medicine to keep people healthy.
We are proud to feature a diverse range of emerging and established local artists, many of whom are exhibiting for the first time.
International Women's Day (IWD)
The 2020 International Women's Day is celebrated annually on 8th March and is a global day of celebration to mark a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.This year’s theme is 'An equal world is an enabled world'. #IWD2020#EachforEqual
International Women's Day Art Exhibition at Project Contemporary Artspace in Wollongong celebrates the work of 31 local women artists and their creative contribution to the cultural, social, economic and political life of the Illawarra.
The Exhibition runs from Wed 2th March – 22nd March 2020. The Exhibition Opening will take place on Saturday 7th March 2020 at 6pm, and will also include a number of dynamic performative and musical performances by local women
Refine Your Senses
Curated by: Natty Dipold
Welcome to a space where you are invited to shift your awareness from the everyday into a space where you can feel, look, taste, hear, smell the nature with in you
Join myself @lizlivesecstaticcreativity @vanessaianni @jodievictoriaoshea @nattydipoldphotography @the_boochbar + more
For a naturally fun way to connect to your body - awareness - heart - connection
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" - Terry Cooper
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.
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.
"In The Making" SCULPTURE
"In the Making" was conceived to connect accomplished artists and to showcase their exceptional talent in working with a variety of materials including glass, paper, wood, found objects and felt. The practices encompassed will include design, assemblage, installation, sculpture, collage, glass and textiles.
The exhibition will draw together creative practitioners who are affiliated with some of the major local institutions, community based cultural organisations and small businesses.
"HAND IN HAND" - SCARF
A celebration of art, community and culture in support of SCARF and the Illawarra's refugee community.
Art for sale (and auction) by well-known and established artists who donate their work to support our cause. In the past our artists have included Glen Preece, George Gittoes, Blak Douglas, Paul Ryan, Pamela King, Moira Kirkwood, Nikki Main.
OPENING NIGHT Friday 22nd March - ART SALES - AUCTION -
ticketed event - contact SCARF for tickets
SCARF - Strategic Community Assistance for Refugee Families