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.

All exhibitions are now virtual and displayed on our public Facebook page as a precaution against COVID-19. All are welcome to view our page without a Facebook login however you will need to log in to share, comment or like our gallery images.

Keep an eye on the gallery and Facebook page between exhibitions for exciting showcases, studio tours 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

Semester 1 2020

Blooms

Thursday 13 February - Thursday 5 March

Artists are asked to submit their interpretation of the theme ‘Bloom’. Subjects for your submission could include flowers, herbs and plants; but also represent the metaphorical meaning behind growth and new life.

All mediums

Exhibition Opening: 13 February, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: Free

(Entries closed Monday 3 February 2020)

Ancient and Modern - exhibition opening cancelled

Thursday 19 March - Thursday 9 April

The exhibition opening is cancelled as a precaution against COVID-19. The office will remain open to receive emails, mail and phone calls but closed to the public until further notice.

Modern art is more expressive and less formal than ancient art. It questions or rejects the traditional means, treatment, or mindset of creating art. Modern art reflects artists’ expressions and perspectives. What is your interpretation of this meaningful theme?

All mediums

Online display location: images are available on our Facebook page

Cost: Free

(Entries closed Monday 9 March 2020)

Green Dream - online exhibition

Thursday 7 May - Thursday 28 May

The exhibition opening was cancelled as a precaution against COVID-19. The office will remain open to receive emails, mail and phone calls but closed to the public until further notice.

Respond to the exhibition theme, ‘Green’; according to artists own personal style. Green as a word has a variety of connotations including growing, developing and flourishing. Artwork in the exhibition may be inspired by colour, environmental or metaphorical associations.

All mediums

Online display location: images are available on our Facebook page

Cost: Free

(Entries closed Monday 27 April 2020)

Fur, Feathers and All Things Small - online exhibition

Thursday 4 June - Thursday 25 June

The exhibition opening is cancelled as a precaution against COVID-19. The office will remain open to receive emails, mail and phone calls but closed to the public until further notice.

More than just tributes to pets, animals in art often symbolise ideas from political to moral. Animals of all kinds have captured the imagination of artists throughout history. Share your interpretation of our favourite little creatures.

All mediums

Online display location: images are available on our Facebook page

Cost: Free

Click here to download the entry form (entries close Monday 25 May 2020)

Semester 2 2020

Annual Tutors Show

Thursday 30 July - Thursday 20 August

The Annual Tutors Show highlights works by Art Centre tutors. Be inspired and discover a class that suits you.

All mediums

Location: To be confirmed  

Cost: Free

(More information coming soon)

The Sound of Silence

Thursday 3 September - Thursday 24 September

This exhibition theme addresses difficult questions about the human response to the suffering of others. Think about people’s response to current international events and themes such as social and economic inequality, refugees, and border conflicts- how can this be displayed through art?

All mediums

Location: To be confirmed  

Cost: Free

(More information coming soon)

Land, Sea, Sky

Thursday 22 October - Thursday 19 November

Embrace the cultural and practical significance of land, sea and sky. Create what influences you around this naturalistic theme.

All mediums

Location: To be confirmed  

Cost: Free

(More information coming soon)

Explorations 2

Thursday 3 December - Thursday 17 December

To celebrate the 2020 International Day of People with Disability, Ku-ring-gai Council and Settlement Services International are putting on Exploration 2, an art exhibition for people who have a disability.

All mediums

Location: To be confirmed  

Cost: Free

(More information coming soon)