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​​Art Connect Events​

​2019 Art Connect Dinners dates:

Wednesday  24 July - Great Speaker Tori DeMestre, Artist 
Wednesday  18 September - Guest speaker Michael Organ, Historian
Wednesday 20 November: Members drinks to select an artwork for donation to the Gallery.

​For details about Art Connect membership email jduncan@wollongong.nsw.gov.au​​

Bloomin' Art (Fundraiser)

4 May to 15 September 2019
Opening Friday 3 May at 6.30pm
Floral display 3 to 10 May (flowers permitting)
For full details of Public Programs go to Artists Talks & Events​


Bus trip to Wendy's Secret Garden & Brett Whiteley Studio

Join us as we head to Wendy's Secret Garden in Lavender Bay, dine at an exotic location, then visit the Brett Whiteley Studio in Surry Hills.
When: Friday 9 August 2019 (9.30am depart WAG return by 4pm)
Cost: $35 Friend / $45 non-Friend (cost of bus fare only)
Seats are limited. 

Eventbrite Link: Bus trip to Wendy's Secret Garden & Brett Whiteley Studio​ ​
Bus trip to Wendy's Secret Garden and Brett Whiteley​ Studio e-flyer.pdf
Bus trip booked out

Expressions of interest for Christmas in July

Tuesday 30 July 2019
Cost: $70 per head (drinks not included)
If interested please contact Joanne Duncan at jduncan@wollongong.nsw.gov.au
Expression of Interest - Christmas in July e-flyer.pdf

Objet d'Art Fair

(dated to be confirmed)
with Lawson's Auctioneers & Valuers
Antiques, Art and Collectables appraisals
Cost: $5 per person (maximum 2 items per person)

High Tea with Susie Elelman

Wednesday 11 September 2019 2-4pm
Spend the afternoon with Susie as she invites us into her life as a model, TV presenter, author and much much​ more whilst nibbling on sweet treats and sipping tea!
Cost: $40 / $45 non member.


Postcodes from the Edge

16 November 2019 to 2 February 2020

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).  
Entries close Friday 1 November at 5pm.  See entry form for full terms and conditions.

2019 Postcodes from the Edge entry form.pdf



​Art Patron Star Program

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.  This program is supported by the Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbury AM.   All donations are tax deductible.
Full details or interest in this program, please contact Joanne Duncan​ at jduncan@wollongong.nsw.gov.au 
The Lord Mayor Art Patron Star Program.pdf




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.