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


Glenn Barkley ​Artist Talk

Wednesday 4 July 11-12noon
Glenn Barkley is an artist, writer, curator and gardener based in Sydney and Berry on the New South Wales South Coast.  His work operates in the space between these interests, drawing upon the deep history of ceramics, popular song, the garden and conversations about art and the internet.  Currently his has work on display at Wollongong Art Gallery and at Sullivan + Strumpt, Sydney.
Free all welcome.
Glenn Barkley Artist Talk eflyer.pdf


Red Alert program of events eflyer.pdf

​Seeing Red! Acrylic Painting Workshop with Elspeth McCombe

Saturday 30 June & Sunday 1 July 12-4pm
Examine the power of the colour red in the Gallery's exhibition Red Alert! Using acrylic paint and pencil in an expressive, decorative or realistic way participants will produce a painting with a RED focus.  Cost: $100 / $90 Friends. All materials supplied.
Eventbrite link: Seeing Red! workshop​

Fine Wine and Film at the Gallery
with wine maker Geoff Burton and film maker David Roach

​Sunday 1 July 3-6pm
Join us for a tasting of award winning Semillon, Shiraz and Rose of GUNDOG ESTATE presented by the wine maker (and cinematographer), Geoff Burton.  Geoff​ will be on hand to talk about his winery and answer all your questions.

This will be followed by a special screening of the acclaimed feature documentary, RED OBSESSION followed by a Q & A with filmmaker, David Roach.  Set against the stunning landscapes of Bordeaux and China, narrated by Russell Crowe, Red Obsession is the story two disparate and powerful cultures struggling to find common ground over their love of a rare and precious wine.  Free, all welcome.
Fine Wine and Film at the Gallery eflyer.pdf

Free Special Events

Free Special Events East Meets West eflyer.pdf

Artist talk with Dr Julie Bartholomew

Wednesday 4 July 11-12noon
Julie Bartholomew's practice explores contemporary issues including consumer culture, particularly the relationship between female identity and global branding within the context of western and eastern cultures.  Her works on display in East Meets West were included in the Gallery's international travelling exhibition Zhongjian​: Midway alongside ell-know Chinese and Australian artists.  Dr Bartholomew is currently Head of Ceramics, Senior Lecturer, at ANU School of Art.  Free all welcome.

Artist Talk with Dr Fan Dongwang

​​Wednesday 1 August 11-12noon
Chinese Australian artist Fan Dongwang will talk about his art training in Chinese Traditional painting and carving, his study of western art in Australian universities, and the development of his new work that nix both eastern and western philosophies, cultures and aesthetics.
Free all welcome.

Family Fun Day

Sunday 11 November 12-4pm
Join us for a fun filled afternoon of music, art and art making to celebrate the Gallery's 40th anniversary. Our exhibitions East Meets West, Here + Now and the Gallery's Contemporary Collection will be the focus of the days' activities which will include: face painting, circus performers, art and craft stations and more. Refreshments will be provided and all activities are drop-in and free!


The Gift Remembering Bob Sredersas Invitation and Program of events.pdf

Students Enrichment Program
Bob's Past - Your future

9.30-3pm. Year 3: 28 August / Year 4: 29 August / Year 5: 30 August / Year 6: 31 August
Cost: $40 per student. 
Bookings and enquiries phone (02042278506 or email jdanilov@wollongong.nsw.gov.au



Harold Cazneaux's 1904 Illawarra Holiday Snaps with Dr Joseph Davis 

Wednesday 4 July 1-2pm 
Joseph Davis' love of Thirroul Beach has enabled him to stumble on a whole cache of previously unknown early images of one of Australia's greatest photographers.  Come see the earliest examples of the proto-pictorialist school of photography at work in Illawarra.  Free all welcome.
Harold Cazneaux's 1904 Illawarra Holiday Snaps with Dr Joseph Davis eflyer.pdf

Artist Talk with Garry Shead

Wednesday 1 August 11-12pm
Garry will talk about his art practice and works on display from his D H Lawrence series based on the novel Kangaroo, which was inspired by Lawrence's stay at Thirroul.  Free all welcome

Eugene von Guerard - Travelling artist, Collector and Cultural Broker with Dr Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilaski

Wednesday 1 August 1-2pm
Eugen von Guerards' sublime landscape paintings are trailblazers of romantic realism in 19th century Australia.   Little is known about von Guerard's work as a collector of Aboriginal artefacts for European museum collections and his creative interaction with Aboriginal people.

Dr Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis will explore von Guerard's cultural lens that was somewhat removed from the official colonial narratives at the time.  Free all welcome.

Things we want to know but forget to ask
(stories about the painted past and the precarious future)

with Sue Ballard, Christine Howe, Luke Johnson, Tess Barber, Jo Law, Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis​, Aunty Barb Nicholson, Catherine McKinnon
Join Illawarra writers as they come together to read short works (or excerpts from longer works) inspired by paintings from the Jewels in the Crown exhibition.  These diverse writers of fiction and non fiction are interested in the land and waterways of the Illawarra, in the relationships between humans and other species, in wind, weather and waste, and the changing nature of life on this planet.  They will read in situ with the painting that inspired their writing.  Afternoon tea provided. Free all welcome

Junior Art Trail

10am-10.45am. Friday 12 July /10 August
A fun tour through the Gallery, designed for ages 3-5 years.  Children will explore art works through story telling, art making, songs and games with the Junior Art Trail team.  Morning tea in the toy kitchen: 10.45am to 11.15am.  Please bring your own packed morning tea to have in the Gallery at the end of the tour. Cost: $5.00.  Book online at www.eventbrite.com.u (search Wollongong Art Gallery)​

A Sense of Place - Primary Students Enrichment Program

9.30-3pm. Year 1: Wednesday 15 August / Year 2: Wednesday 22 August
Students will tour the Jewels in the Crown exhibition focusing on themes of home and place, followed by drawing and painting activities to explore and document their own interpretations and complete​ a work on canvas.  Cost: $40 per student.

For bookings and enquiries phone (02) 42278506 or email jadnilov@wollongong.nsw.gov.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 ach talk an IAVA member has invited an artist they admire, for a joint discussion about their artistic practices. Our next scheduled talk is Saturday 30 June 2-3pm Susan McAlister in conversation with Lorna Crane  Free all welcome.​
For full details see Program attached.
IAVA Program of Artists' Talks at the Gallery.pdf

​​NIDA opening Workshops at the Gallery

Open your creativity this winter, why not explore your creative potential and indulge your ​imagination with a NIDA Acting Boot Camp at Wollongong Art gallery.

​NIDA offers a fun and supportive learning environment for everyone at every age and stage.
acting boot camp grades 3-6, 7-10, 11-12
A fast paced intensive course for acting recruits:  build skills in fundamental acting techniques including improvisation, character development and scene work.
​​​Dates: ​Tuesday​ 17 - Thursday 19 July Time: 10am-4pm Cost: $370 ($330 with early bird discount, expires 19 June) 
For more information and to book please call NIDA Open on 1300 450 417 or visit www.open.nida.edu.au
NIDA Winter Open workshop eflyer.pdf