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Wine Tasting / Luncheon

27 August 2023 - 12-4pm
Full details of this event will be posted soon. 

Object D'Art Fair

28 October 2023 - 10am-3.30pm
Antiques, Art, Collectables appraisals by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers.  Valuers: Sally Hardy: Australian Art, some European/British Art, Casi Prischl: Jewellery & Silver; Amelia Scott: European & Asian Decorative Arts and Tory Page: Books, Maps & Engravings.
Cost is $5 per guest with a limit of 2 items only per guest.


​ARTConnect dinner in 2023.
31 May, 2023 
23 August, 2023 - guest artist Madeleine Kelly
18 October, 2023 - guest artist Glen Barkley
For details about Art Connect membership email desint@bigpond.com.

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Postcodes from the Edge

22 June - 15 Sepember 2024

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). 
All entries will be via Eventbrite.  Link will open in early 2024

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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 Alan Samways at desint@bigpond.com.

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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.

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.