​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ArtistTalkEvents.jpgAll Gallery ​Public Program bookings will be processed through Eventbrite. If you have any problems using Eventbrite​, please contact either Julie Danilov (02) 4227 8506 or Joanne Duncan on (02) 4227 ​8502.​​


​TV Show and Tell 

Saturday 9 February, 2pm​ 
Join Wollongong City Libraries for this special TV edition of show and Tell!  Held in conjunction with Wollongong Art Gallery's The TV Show and The box in the Corner.

Do you have a treasured object with a story to tell? Do you have a passion for TV collectables, whether its kitschy or collectable, rare or mass produced, come and share your favourite TV memories!

You are invited to bring in a treasured object and share with others its history and significance.  Wollongong City Libraries will also be bringing along items from our collections highlighting the history of television in the Illawarra.  To register your interest in coming along go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tv-show-and-tell-at-the-gallery-tickets-54509081129​.  This is a free event, all welcome.​


Draw Off:
Marcelo vs Queenie Chan

Comics and Manga go head-to-head as two talented artists take part in a draw-off. Marcelo Baez and Queenie Chan face off in a battle of the styles to decide the ultimate visual artist. Who will be faster with the pen? Who will you cheer for? Team Marcelo, or Team Queenie? Come and be part of Pop Culture Pictionary!​


Sessions will feature some of Australia’s best independent creators, publishers and super fans, who will be discussing all things Pop Culture.
For more information visit www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/library or www.facebook.com/comicgong​

​​MONOCHROME Works from the Collection

​Collaborative Monochrome Paper Installation
Free Enrichment Program for Secondary Students 9:30am – 3pm

Year 7: 2 April, Year 8: 3 April, Year 9: 4 April, Year 10: 5 April
Students tour Monochrome and create a collaborative paper installation which will hang in the Gallery atrium until August. Bookings and enquiries (02) 4227 8506 or email jdanilov@wollongong.nsw.gov.au 

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop with Dr Fan Dongwang

Saturday 13 July 12 - 4pm
​Learn the basics of traditional Chinese calligraphy, using simple but expressive brush strokes on rice paper to create beautiful Chinese characters. Suitable for beginners. This calligraphic technique can be applied in other Traditional Chinese Painting classes.
Cost $50/$40 Friends. All materials supplied​
​Eventbrite Link:​ Chinese Calligraphy Workshop​

​BALNHDHURR - A Lasting Impression

Celebrating 20 Years of the Yirrkala Print Space

Another way of telling our stories: 

Printmaking at the Yirrkala Art Centre Print Space 
Wednesday 6 March, 1 - 2pm 
Floor talk by Dr Denise Salvestro 
Free, all welcome​

​Artist Floor Talk by Yolngu Artist Ruby Alderton

Wednesday 3 April, 1 - 2pm
Free, all welcome 

Black Wallaby Indigenous Writers’ Night

Thursday 2 May, 6 - 8.30pm
Book launch of Dreaming Inside Volume 7. Readings and Aboriginal art auction. Black Wallaby Writers, Aunty Barbara Nicholson and John Muk Muk Burke, and guest writers Sharon Twyford/Ingham and Lachlan McPherson will be reading from the latest issue, highlighting Indigenous voices from within prison. Cost $5. Refreshments provided. All welcome 

Sharing Knowledge: Free Enrichment Program for Indigenous Students

10am – 2.30pm Years 1 & 2: Tuesday 12 March Years 3 & 4: Wednesday 13 March Years 5 & 6: Thursday 14 March Years 7 & 8: Friday 15 March
Students tour the exhibition and work collaboratively with Yirrkala printmakers. Prints created by students will be on display at the Gallery until 26 May. Bookings and enquiries (02) 4227 8506 or email jdanilov@wollongong.nsw.gov.au


Reconstruction of the 1979 Wollongong IWD March

Friday 8 March, 5 - 6pm
5pm: Assemble outside the Gallery.
5.30pm: Join Les Femmes Fatales and colleagues for march and performance around Arts Precinct Square. 6.00pm: Future Feminist Archive opening with slam poetry and curators talks at Wollongong Art Gallery. Followed by procession to Project Contemporary Art Space for the IWD Exhibition opening at 7.00pm featuring the work of 32 local women artists.​​

International Women’s Day Power Voice for Balance
with Anne-Louise Rentell + Readings

Friday 8 March, 11am - 1pm 
Wollongong Art Gallery Local artists and residents share their experiences of working on the development of The Siren Project, a theatrical and musical re-imagining of women’s stories from Port Kembla created by The Society of Histrionic Happenings. Having access to the stories of women is one way we bring balance into our understanding of community and culture. Free all welcome 

Power voice will be accepting submissions of poetry (up to 40 lines) and prose (up to 1000 words) on the issue of Gender Balance. Please send submissions to Kirstin at director@southcoastwriters.org.au Cost $5 to enter, and for further details
phone (02) 4228 0151.

Presented in partnership with South Coast Writers Centre

​​Future Feminist Archive In Conversation

Wednesday 17 April, 1 - 2pm
Join archivist, blogger and historian Michael Organ and activist and curator Sharon Callaghan and guests for a roundtable on the future of feminist archives in the Illawarra. 
Free, all welcome 

International Women’s Day: Girls Empowerment Workshop

Free Enrichment Program for year 10 – 12 female visual art students 
Friday 8 March, 10am – 3pm 
Students tour the Future Feminist Archive and using the exhibition for inspiration work alongside local artist Angie Cass to create a feminist colour collage. Bookings and enquiries phone (02) 4227 8506 or email jdanilov@wollongong.nsw.gov.au​


Artists’ talk

Wednesday 5 June, 11am - 12noon
Riste Andrievski and Frank Nowlan will discuss their art practices with reference to the works on display. Free, all welcome 

The Landscape of Home with author Amber Creswell Bell
and local artist John Bokor

Sunday June 9, 1.30 – 3pm
Amber will talk about her book ‘A Painted Landscape’ in which she writes about artists and place. John Bokor will discuss his creative responses to home and the local landscape.
Free, all welcome

Special Event

A Place to Call Home Finissage

Sunday 21 July, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Join us for a floor talk, music performance and afternoon tea. 1.30pm Sheds, Shacks And Shelter A walk-through talk by Dr Joseph Davis providing all sorts of arcane details and insights about Illawarra’s built environment as seen by its artists from 1832 - 2018. 2.30pm Music performance and afternoon tea The Klezmer Valley Girls evoke the sounds of home featuring accordion and banjo.
Free, all welcome

75 YEARS: Through the Lens
Wollongong Camera Club

​​Floor talks

Wednesday, April 10 and April 17, 11am - 12noon
Camera Club members will walk through the Gallery talking about the various Prints and the Digital Exhibitions Free, all welcome​


Flora of The Illawarra Watercolour Workshop with Ann Clarke

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May, 12 – 4pm
Immerse yourself in the beauty and design of Illawarra’s flowers. Learn drawing and watercolour techniques to create flower portraits filled with light, translucency, and life. Beginners to experienced artists. Cost $120/$110 Friends. (+ GST & booking fee) Materials supplied.​
Eventbrite LinkFlora of the Illawarra workshop​

Special Event

Flowery Writing Readings and Afternoon Tea

Sunday 23 June, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Selected Illawarra writers will read their responses to the visual and olfactory experience of Bloomin​’ Art, followed by a floral themed open mic. Free, all welcome

Writing competition: SCWC invites writers to view and respond in-situ to the floral arrangements on display from Friday 3 May to Saturday 11 May.

Submit poetry up to 40 lines, or prose up to 750 words by Monday 10 June. Fee $5 Prizes by Maison Balzac. Email entries to admin@southcoastwriters.org.au​

​​IAVA ARTISTS' TALKS at the Gallery

IAVA is a group of highly accomplished artists with networks of like-minded artistic friends and colleagues.  In each talk an IAVA member has invited an artist they admire, for a joint disccssion with their artistic practices.
Next Talk: Saturday 4 May at 2pm Arja Valimaki & Brigita Hamell
2019 IAVA Talks.pdf