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Kudos x Verge: Professional Development Series 2018

Sept. 2, 2018

For those in Sydney - Verge has teamed up with Kudos to present a series of professional development workshops very helpful for curators and artists alike ...

Art Exhibition: Journey - Nicola Bannerman

Aug. 30, 2018 - Sept. 22, 2018

Meditations on aspects of life as a journey, realised in metal. In these pieces Nicola explores themes such as origin, continuity, entanglement, choices and crises ...

SWELL Sculpture Festival

Sept. 14, 2018 - Sept. 23, 2018

Visit Queensland’s leading sculpture festival to experience works of art by local, national and international artists along Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast between 14 - 23 ...

In My Own Backyard

Aug. 31, 2018 - Sept. 23, 2018

For most of her life Colleen has loved flowers, plants, exotic textiles and baskets. This exhibition is a combination of all these elements. Using hand ...

Kurt Brereton - Report from the Littoral Zone

Sept. 8, 2018 - Sept. 25, 2018

An immersive exhibition that explores the littoral zones, mangroves and endangered shorebird environments of the Shoalhaven. 

Esme Timbery – Shellwork

Aug. 2, 2018 - Sept. 26, 2018

On display in Object Space are two works from Bidjigal artist and elder Esme Timbery

Painting with Thread –Tapestries and Samples from the Australian Tapestry Workshop

Aug. 2, 2018 - Sept. 26, 2018

Painting with Thread is an exhibition of recent tapestries and samples from the collection of the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne (ATW).

Urban Decay – Joshua Smith

Aug. 2, 2018 - Sept. 26, 2018

Five intricately-crafted miniatures of buildings, one roller door and one dumpster are on display, each constructed complete with ad hoc signage, graffiti and urban grime ...

Women in Design: Dr Gene Sherman AM

Sept. 26, 2018 - Sept. 26, 2018

A Sydney reprise of the keynote address delivered by Dr Gene Sherman AM at Women in Design 2018
Wednesday 26 September 6 – 8pm. $12 (inc ...


Aug. 1, 2018 - Sept. 28, 2018

SALA exhibition featuring the work of emerging artist Gina Raisin

Caring More About Caring Less

Sept. 19, 2018 - Sept. 28, 2018

‘Caring More About Caring Less’ is an exhibition exploring the cyclic nature of over-thinking and it’s resulting anxieties as you worry more while trying ...

Margaret Ingles Exhibition Opening

Sept. 28, 2018 - Sept. 28, 2018

Join us to celebrate Margaret Ingles new collection of work from 6pm - 8pm September 28. Light refreshments provided.

Fambo: A Queer Festival All Kinds of Families

Sept. 29, 2018 - Sept. 29, 2018

Fambo is a new 1 day QUEER contemporary arts festival for All Kinds of Families! 

Women's Work

Sept. 20, 2018 - Sept. 30, 2018

Drawing on the legacy of artists like Mary Kelly and Mierle Laden Ukeles, this exhibition contests the conventionally accepted ideas of who artists are and ...

1:1 Abstraction with Melinda Harper

July 19, 2018 - Sept. 30, 2018

TEACHER: Melinda Harper
DATE: Flexible
TIME: 10am – 5pm (hour lunch break)
LOCATION: QG&W print studio
COST: $455* (1p), $340 (2 pp), $295 (3 pp)


Sept. 30, 2018

Are you a creative practitioner with a business idea you’d like to get off the ground? Do you want to grow an existing creative ...

REDinc. Artists: REDY-made

Sept. 7, 2018 - Oct. 3, 2018

REDY-made showcases the artworks of REDinc. artists from the REDinc. Supported Art Studios in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

e v e r y – w h e n : Sensory displays of affection & alight

Sept. 20, 2018 - Oct. 6, 2018

Multimedia installation exhibition created by Michele Morcos.

Making it Better Workshop: Stitching Through Adversity with Shared Threads

Oct. 6, 2018 - Oct. 6, 2018

An experiential workshop to explore the processes of healing and growth through craft
Saturday 6 October, 2 – 5pm

In Motion 2018 : Rhythm

Oct. 6, 2018 - Oct. 6, 2018

In Motion 2018: Rhythm opens with a street festival on Saturday 6 October 2018, 6-9pm. It will transform Junction Street, and the galleries of AIRspace ...

Venice Reflections

Sept. 16, 2018 - Oct. 7, 2018

Her latest exhibition ‘Venice Reflections ’is her most eclectic to date and includes works created during and inspired by a month-long residency in Venice in ...

Craftfulness: A Conversation

Oct. 9, 2018 - Oct. 9, 2018

Five Sydney makers will explore how their process contributes to their sense of personal wellbeing.
Tuesday, 9 October, 6–8pm

3D Printing Workshop – October School Holidays

Oct. 11, 2018 - Oct. 12, 2018

Kids 3D Printing Workshop

11th & 12th October, 9.30m-3.30pm

Spring Fever

Sept. 15, 2018 - Oct. 13, 2018

A merry exhibition where artist explore spring themes.

rethinking value: the essence of time - by Bridget Kennedy

Oct. 10, 2018 - Oct. 13, 2018

rethinking value : the essence of time, exhibits the goods and services that were offered in exchange for the vessels and the documentary process of the ...

ADC Makers Market

Oct. 13, 2018 - Oct. 13, 2018

Australian Design Centre's boutique outdoor Makers Market is back as part of Sydney Craft Week

Saturday 13 October, 10am - 4pm, FREE

Margaret Grafton with Wendy Paramor

Sept. 15, 2018 - Oct. 14, 2018

This exhibition of woven metal works by the late Margaret Grafton looks at her work and ideas but also the challenges she set, not only ...

Far to Go

Sept. 8, 2018 - Oct. 14, 2018

By employing the figure as a map to human experiences, I find an endless source of inspiration connecting; place, time, memory and history. Clay offers ...

Victoria Pitel

Sept. 8, 2018 - Oct. 14, 2018

By employing the figure as a map to human experiences, I find an endless source of inspiration connecting; place, time, memory and history. Clay offers ...

Sydney Craft Week

Oct. 5, 2018 - Oct. 14, 2018

Sydney Craft Week is an inspirational festival that speaks to our fundamental human urge to create, while also showcasing exceptional contemporary craft.

An initiative of ...

The Dark Matter

Sept. 26, 2018 - Oct. 21, 2018

An Exhibition of limited edition prints of my digital drawings.

This Wild Song

Sept. 1, 2018 - Oct. 21, 2018

This Wild Song is a long-term project by Melbourne artist Ilona Nelson. Nelson is in the process of photographing over 100 significant Australian female artists ...


Oct. 3, 2018 - Oct. 21, 2018

Open Wednesday -Thursday
10am - 4pm

Promiscuous Provenance by Anna Glynn

Aug. 11, 2018 - Oct. 26, 2018

Artist Anna Glynn is drawn to the work of the early colonial artists, whose depictions of Australian flora and fauna did not represent the landscape ...

Playing for Creativity

Oct. 27, 2018 - Oct. 27, 2018

Creative mixed media workshop with Niki McDonald
Saturday, 27 October, 1–3pm

Real Film Festival

Oct. 26, 2018 - Oct. 28, 2018

The Real Film Festival is a three-day community and film industry event aimed at showcasing and fostering the art of storytelling through film. Now in ...

Real Film Festival

Oct. 26, 2018 - Oct. 28, 2018

The Real Film Festival is a three-day community and film industry event aimed at showcasing and fostering the art of storytelling through film.

Medium - by Vernon Bowden and Sean O'Connell

Oct. 18, 2018 - Nov. 3, 2018

Medium brings together Vernon Bowden and Sean O’Connell to explore the power of objects and matter to evoke meaning.

Make Smoking History Canning Show

Nov. 2, 2018 - Nov. 3, 2018

The annual City of Canning Trophy for best exhibit in painting and drawing is again on offer to WA artists. This is a local show ...

Poke & Stitch: Tattooing Cloth with Emma Peters

Nov. 3, 2018 - Nov. 3, 2018

Decorative stitching workshop with Emma Peters
Saturday 3 November, 11-1.30pm

Morocco Painting Tour with WENDY SHARPE

Oct. 29, 2018 - Nov. 8, 2018

Renowned artist Wendy Sharpe will lead a 10 day Painting Tour in the glorious North of Morocco. Starting in the capital, the Imperial City of ...

Weave Your Love

Nov. 10, 2018 - Nov. 10, 2018

Therapeutic weaving workshop with Sky Carter
Sat 10th Nov 1 - 3.30pm

Jo Darvall

Oct. 27, 2018 - Nov. 11, 2018

This is an insightful overview of Jo’s practice taking in key works from several of her major solo exhibitions held in Australia and Singapore.

Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award

Oct. 5, 2018 - Nov. 14, 2018

Presenting outstanding work by contemporary NSW textile artists, this exhibition is produced by ADC in partnership with the Seed Stitch Collective (SSC).

Dorothy Filshie: Fish Out of Water

Oct. 5, 2018 - Nov. 14, 2018

Fish Out of Water is an exhibition of the textile object work of NSW artist Dorothy Filshie

Friday 5 October – Wednesday 14 November 24-hour street ...

In These HANDS: Mara nyangangka

Oct. 5, 2018 - Nov. 14, 2018

Sturt Gallery and Ernabella Arts present In These HANDS: Mara nyangangka, an exhibition of new paintings, ceramics, tjanpi weavings and punu from the artists of ...

Dynamics of Air

Sept. 14, 2018 - Nov. 17, 2018

Capturing the beauty, dynamics and sensuality of air in our built environment and its critical role in designing for a zero carbon future, Dynamics of ...

Hunter Arts Network’s Art Bazaar Lambton Park 2018

Nov. 18, 2018 - Nov. 18, 2018

Participate in this year's Christmas Art Bazaar at Lambton Park! Sponsored by Mayfield and Industrial Drive McDonald's Community Grant. Be one of the ...

Saturday afternoon art meetups

Every Saturday between 1 - 2pm we run a one hour class introducing a drawing skill. This week we experiment with frottage as texture in drawing.

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Glass Workshops @ The GSpot Glass Studio

Up for some HOT fun? G Spot Glass Workshops Manly Arts Festival. 5 events on offer. Register NOW.

Friday night life drawing

Come and draw the model in our well-equipped studio near Sydenham train station.

ART for BuyaBALE

We all want to help our struggling farmers… with this goal we are gathering likeminded people to be part of ‘Art in the Hills’. 

Saturday afternoon Creative Meetups

This is a weekly group meetup with consultation style contact with a professional artist. Open between 1 - 5pm, we charge $15 by the hour. Bring ...

The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health

The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health short course explores personal and community health and wellness strategies using visual arts mediums.