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By booking in to attend the 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


​​Art Connect Events​

​2021 Art Connect Dinners dates

Wednesday 24 March 
Wednesday 26 May
Wednesday 21 July
Wednesday 20 October

All guest speakers are to be confirmed.

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


Objet d'Art Fair

28 August 2021 - 11.00am-3.00pm
Antiques, Art, Collectable for appraisal by Theodore Bruce Auctions.
Guests are limited to 2 items only per person. Entry $5.

Bloomin' Art

30 April - 9 May 2021
Local florists/floral designers respond to collection works in a week festival of flowers.
Gold coin donation to enter exhibition.

Raffle

Want to win an iconic symbol of Italy! We are raffling a 125cc Vespa Primavera Motor Scooter with helmet and on-road costs. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and are available at the front desk of the Gallery.  Raffle will be drawn in December 2020.

Congratulaton to our Vespa Winner Caitlyn Calleja from Ablion Park


Postcodes from the Edge

16 October - 13 March 2022
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).
Entry forms will be available from July-August 2021 


Art+Care

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.   Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbury AM is the patron of Art Care.   All donations are tax deductible.

Full details or interest in this program, please contact Joanne Duncan​ at jduncan@wollongong.nsw.gov.au 


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.