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ARTConnect Events​

​ARTConnect dinner will recommence in 2023. 
For details about Art Connect membership email jduncan@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Postcodes from the Edge

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Image: Postcodes from the Edge 2021

An art prize and exhibition featuring small format contemporary art works open to artists living within the postcode boundaries of 2508 in the north, 2534 in the south and 2576 in the west. Subject matter must reflect the Illawarra region (people, local sites, landscape etc.). Strict format 2 dimensional works must be 30.5 x 40.6cm (12" x 16" including frame). 

Postcodes will return again in 2024. 

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Image: David Stein treating artwork Eugene von Guerard,Cabbage Tree Forest, Amercian Creek

A new initiative of WAG Friends that encourages individuals and businesses to support the important work of conserving WAG's art Collection.  This program works on a star support system (1 star $1000 1 artwork, 2 stars $2000 2 artworks, 3 stars $3000 3 artworks).  Each level of support comes with incentives.   Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbury AM is the patron of Art Care.   All donations are tax deductible.

Full details or interest in this program, please contact Joanne Duncan​ at jduncan@wollongong.nsw.gov.au 


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Image: Bus Trip to Highlands on 8 September 2022

Bus trips include mystery tours to some of Sydney’s most exciting commercial galleries, regional galleries and the National Gallery of Australia. For further details call Joanne Duncan (02) 4227 8502.


Thursday 20 April 2023
Cost: Member $25/Non Member $35 (+ booking fee)
Red Point Arts:  A thriving, vibrant arts hub in the centre of Port Kembla!  It is a member-run arts co-op, where all types of artists, artisans and students come together to socialise, share ideas and show their arts and crafts.
Lunch: Little Thai Restaurant within co-op or bring your own lunch.
Wollongong Botanic Gardens:  Wander through these beautiful gardens and view Sculpture in the Garden - 25 thought-provoking sculptures from local, national and international artists are currently on display in the natural surrounds of the gardens. 

Bus departs Wollongong Art Gallery (Arts Precinct) at 10.30am. Return 3.30pm Bookings essential. Numbers limited.
WAG Friends Bus Trip Red Point Arts/Botanic Gardens

Friends Cookbook Artful Eating: The Flavours of Wollongong.
A collection of family recipes from Illawarra residents and local restaurants, on sale in the gift shop for $10.​

​Pop Up Friends Café

Quality coffee/tea and cake for $5 will be available with selected exhibitions.