Art exhibitions and special events

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The Ku-ring-gai Art Centre Gallery has an exciting program of exhibitions each year, featuring artworks by Art Centre students, tutors and independent artists. 

Everyone is welcome. Entry is free of charge.

Exhibitions open on the first Thursday evening from 5.30pm - 7.30pm. 

As of 2016, the Art Centre has a new exhibition schedule and layout. After conducting the same exhibition processes for a number of years, we feel that this new, re-vamped structure allows for a more vibrant, exciting and professional exhibition space.

Each show now has a theme and works that are submitted must represent that theme in some sense. Instead of the exhibitions being run in class groups, they will be themed around a central idea and will accept all mediums. This allows any Art Centre Student or Tutor to submit work to each show. Exhibition entries will be accepted via our entry forms (available at reception or online) and artworks will be chosen via pre-selection.

For more information see exhibition forms or talk to Art Centre staff.

Keep an eye on the gallery between exhibitions for exciting showcases and artist profiles.

Ku-ring-gai Art Centre and Gallery

3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville 2069 (Bancroft Park)

Hours: Monday to Friday, 11am to 4.30pm

Telephone:  02 9424 0310

Email: artcentre@kmc.nsw.gov.au

Upcoming exhibitions

Semester 2 2018

Annual tutors show

Highlights works by Art Centre tutors - be inspired and discover a class that suits you.

Special Guest Speaker: Josefia Lemon

Josefia is an award-winning Sydney-based artist whose work has been displayed in Australia, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan and China. She has won over 50 prizes and awards for her watercolour landscapes and paintings inspired by views of Sydney Harbour, portraiture and figurative work in oils. She has also been a finalist in the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Berkelouw Portrait Prize and the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award. Born in Indonesia, Josefia studied at the Julian Ashton Art School and completed a Diploma of Fine Art. She is a well-known teacher of watercolour and is a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute and Portrait Artists Australia.

All mediums

Thursday 2 August - Thursday 23 August

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 2 August, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Location: Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville

Cost: Free

Our land

Explore the land and our surroundings. How does our environment shape and influence us, and how do we impact it in return?

All mediums

Thursday 30 August - Thursday 20 September

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 30 August, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Location: Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville

Cost: Free

Download the entry form here (pdf. 201KB)

Warm colours

Colours are closely associated with emotion. Warm colours are the yellows and reds of the colour spectrum- often associated with fire, heat, sun, and warmer temperatures.

All mediums

Thursday 18 October - Thursday 8 November

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 18 October, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Location: Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville

Cost: Free

Download the entry form here (pdf. 196KB)

What love means

Love is an enthusiastic surge of the senses, a shape-shifting emotion that never sits still. It can be romantic, familial or spiritual. What does love mean to you?

All mediums

Thursday 22 November - Thursday 13 December

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 22 November, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Location: Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville

Cost: Free

Download the entry form here (pdf. 188KB)

Semester 1 2019

Every Day

Observations on the nature of life as lived every day. Understanding of the belief of the every day; the differences between what is familiar, common or ordinary.

All mediums

Thursday 14 February - Thursday 7 March 2019

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 14 February, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Location: Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville

Cost: Free 

Bitter + Sweet

This theme could relate to an emotional feeling that is a mixture of both happy and sad, but it can also be separated and focused on either or. Literally or symbolically, find how these words transmit to your life, or your experiences.

All mediums

Thursday 14 March - Thursday 4 April 2019

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 14 March, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Location: Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville

Cost: Free

Famous Masters

Create a work based on the style of one of your favourite master artists/practitioners. Represent how they freed themselves from tradition and imagined art and life in new ways.

All mediums

Thursday 9 May - Thursday 30 May 2019

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 9 May, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Location: Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville

Cost: Free

Embodiment

To ‘embody’ is to articulate or give a material or evident form to (an idea, quality or emotion). To engage oneself in the world through the experiences we feel in our body, through our body, and perceived through our body.

All mediums

Thursday 6 June - Thursday 27 June

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 6 June, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Location: Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Avenue, Roseville

Cost: Free