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ARTIST TALKS & EVENTS

ADULT TOURS PROGRAM AT THE GALLERY

By booking in to attend a tour all visitors agree to the following safety measures: maximum 6 people on tour, Parents to socially distance away from art trail tour, or counted in total of 6 participants, hand sanitizer on entry, visitors register name / contact number, no cloaking facilities available, social distancing rules of 1.5metres per person apply to all attendees during the event and upon entry and exit of the event, All equipment cleaned before and after use. Single use. No sharing.


Adult Tours (maximum 6 people)

Whether you’re a first-time visitor who wants an introduction to WAG or a returning visitor who is looking for a deeper understanding of the collection and current exhibitions, our weekly program of tours is a great way to enhance your WAG experience. WAG has a dedicated team of Volunteer Gallery Guides who invite you to look closely and feel deeply about the works of art on display. 
Cost: Free When: Every Saturday, 1.00pm-2.00pm No bookings required
Eventbrite Link: Saturday Adult Tours

Art & Dementia Tour (maximum 6 people)

This program allows individuals and groups of people who have dementia to have meaningful engagement with Wollongong Art Gallery’s exhibitions and collection. 
Cost: Free When: First Friday of every month, 2.00pm-3.00pm Bookings essential: Places are limited to eight participants (excluding carers). Carers are invited for tea and coffee while participants with dementia partake in the guided tour

Private Tours (maximum 6 people)

You can book a free guided tour for a small group tailored to their interests and level of art knowledge. A minimum of four weeks’ notice is required for these bookings.  Cost: Free 

For bookings and enquiries call our Education Officer, Julie Danilov on 4227 8506 or email jdanilov@wollongong.nsw.gov.au 

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By booking in to attend an event all visitors agree to the following safety measures: maximum 44 people in the BlueScope Gallery, hand sanitizer on entry, visitors register name / contact number, no cloaking facilities available, no food or drink will be served, this is a seated event, social distancing rules of 1.5metres per person apply to all attendees during the event and upon entry and exit of the event

IAVA ARTISTS' TALKS AT THE GALLERY

Tony Hull and Kim Shannon

Saturday 14 November at 2.00pm
Tony Hull has had eight solo exhibitions, won numerous awards and prizes and his work is held in many private and corporate/ public collections. He has been an artist and teacher for nearly 40 years and received a Doctorate of Creative Arts from UOW in 1997. The major part of his practice is painting with watercolours and oils and his subject matter includes portraiture, studies of the human form, still life, and landscape which are often completed en plein air. 
Kim Shannon lives and works in the Southern Highlands. She has exhibited widely in Australia and overseas, had 16 solo exhibitions and won several awards. Kim taught at TAFE and currently teaches at the Bowral and District Art Society and takes workshops in regional NSW. Still-life is her preferred genre and she enjoys finding beauty and meaning in the everyday through the medium of oil paint which has the potential to create such tactile and visceral surfaces.
Limited numbers. Booking essential.  
Eventbrite Link: IAVA Talk

FABRICATION

Junior Art Trail 

Friday 11 September, 9 October and 13 November 10 – 11.30am 
Bookings essential, limited numbers
Bookings Link: Junior Art Trails


HERE+NOW A Decolonist Visualisation of the Illawarra

Sold Out Weaving Circle with Phyllis Stewart

Saturday 31 October, 1.00 – 4.00pm 
Drop in and learn simple weaving techniques with master weaver Phyllis Stewart. 
3 session times. Number limited to 6 per session.  Bookings essential.
Eventbrite Link: Weaving Circle Workshops
Presented in partnership with SCWC. 

Panel Discussion 

Wednesday 4 November, 11.00am – 12.00pm 
Curator-led discussion about the exhibition concept and how each artist’s work addresses this. Limited numbers. Bookings essential. 
Eventbrite Link: Panel Discussion

Enrichment Program HSC Writing Workshop 

Thursday 29 October, 10.00am – 3.00pm 
Cost: $50 per student

FREE SPECIAL EVENT 
Finnisage

Saturday 28 November, 6pm.
Live Music, poetry, talks and tours with curator and artists.  This event will be avialable on line soon. 

COOMADITCHIE: Keeping Culture Alive

Sharing Knowledge Enrichment Program Partnering with Red Room Poetry and Lani Balzon

Free for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students 
Years 3 & 4: Tuesday 24 November / Years 5 & 6: Wednesday 25 November/ Years 7 & 8: Thursday 26 November 10.00am – 2.30pm

EVERY BODY From the Collection

Written From The Body: an experiential workshop on writing from the senses with Dr. Sarah Nicholson 

Saturday 17 January 2021, 2.00 – 3.00pm 
Cost: $25/$20 SCWC members 
Bookings: South Coast Writers Centre website 

SCWC Poetry Prize on the theme of ‘Every Body’ 

August 2020 – February 2021 
$1000 in prize money for an exceptional poem responding to the Gallery’s exhibition theme ‘Every Body’. Prize and entry details are available on the South Coast Writers Centre website. 

‘Every Body’ Poetry Prize award event 

Saturday 27 March, 1.00 – 3.00pm 
This event will feature the announcement of the Poetry Prize award and readings from short listed writers. Afternoon tea provided. Free all welcome 
All events presented in partnership with the South Coast Writers Centre. 

Free Enrichment Program: Responding to Artworks Through Dance 

Students will develop a performative response to the Every Body exhibition. 
Years 10 & 11 Visual Art, Drama & Dance Students 
Thursday 25 March, 2021, 9.30am - 3.00pm 

Enrichment Program: Figure Drawing 

Year 3: Tuesday 10 November / Year 4: Wednewday 11 November / Year 5: Thursday 12 November / Year 6: Friday 13 November 9.30am – 3.00pm 
Cost $50 per student

 

JUST NOT AUSTRALIAN

Special Event 

Screening of Terror Nullius by Soda Jerk 

Date and time to be confirmed
A work that looks at Australia’s national mythology, encompassing ideas of visibility and inclusion. Free, all welcome 

Enrichment Program: HSC Writing Workshop 

Thursday 29 November, 10.00am – 3.00pm 
$50 per student