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 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 

 Click here to download the exhibition entry form

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

Click here to download the exhibition entry form

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

Click here to download the exhibition entry form

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

Click here to download the exhibition entry form

Special event workshop

ABC of decluttering

Freshen up your life and your wardrobes as the experts from Less Mess explain how to declutter and simplify your cupboards.

Professional organiser, Susanne Thiebe, will teach you the basics of how to tackle clutter and what to do with the oversupply.

When: Saturday 4 May 2019,  10:00 AM  -12:00 PM

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

Contact Person: Sustainability Team

Telephone: 9424 0893

Cost: Free

For: Everyone

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Upcoming exhibitions

Semester 2 2019

Annual Tutors Show

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

Special Guest Speaker: Yaeli Ohana

A visual artist for over 20 years, Yaeli Ohana has exhibited in commercial galleries in Sydney, Melbourne and internationally. She was represented in New York by Monique Goldstrom, Axia Modern Art in Melbourne, and Michael Nagy Fine Art and NG Art in Sydney. She holds a Master of Fine Art in painting, minoring in Art History, from the Pratt Institute, New York. A passionate professional visual arts educator, Yaeli has taught painting and drawing for over 20 years.

Thursday 1 August - Thursday 22 August

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

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

Cost: Free

Portraits and Figures

To wind up the end of the Archibald Prize, submit your wonderful portraits and figures to be hung and displayed as part of our own Art Centre competition. There will be a Viewer’s Choice prize for the student who has the most public votes.

All mediums

Thursday 5 September - Thursday 26 September

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 5 September, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: Free

Birds of a Feather

Take this avian theme and interpret it either literally or metaphorically! What are your first thoughts when you think of ‘birds of a feather’? A group of similar individuals, or is it a beautiful bird species; colourful and vibrant or wild and predatory? Bring this theme to life in your own way.

All mediums

Thursday 17 October - Thursday 7 November

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 17 October, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: Free

Light and Shade

Light and shade is an exploration of the way tonal contrast or chiaroscuro (the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting), is used by artists in the development of their composition. Give your own interpretation of this exciting theme.

All mediums

Thursday 21 November - Thursday 12 December

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 21 November, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

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

Cost: Free