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ARTConnect Events​

​ARTConnect dinner will recommence in 2022. 
For details about Art Connect membership email jduncan@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Postcodes from the Edge

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). 

Postcodes will return again in 2024. 
Link to 2022 Winners

Bus trip to the Highlands

Thursday 8 September, departing Art Gallery at 8.30am returning approx 4.30pm
Join the WAG Friends as we visit the Highlands: 

Sturt Gallery Mittagong: With its purpose-built exhibition space and contemporary design retail space, Sturt Gallery showcases the best of Australian contemporary art and design. Morning Tea 

Ngununggula Regional Gallery Bowral: Ngununggula, meaning 'belonging' in the traditional language of the Gundungurra First Nations people, is the first regional art gallery in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Short walk to lunch at Moonacre Café. 

Retford Park National Trust Bowral: The house at Retford Park (designed by Albert Bond) is set on a low rise, a grand rendered brick Italianate style residence. It was in 1964 that James Fairfax bought the property and started to turn it from an agricultural property to a gentleman’s residence. House & Garden tour. 

Numbers are limited. Bookings essential.

Eventbrite Link: Bus trip to the Highlands


Object D'Art Fair

22 October - 10.30am-3.30pm 
Antiques, Art, Collectable for appraisal by Theodore Bruce Auctions.Full detail available soon. Limit of 2 items only per person. Entry $5.
Theodore Bruce Valuers:
Sally Hardy: Australian Art, some European/British Art
Casi Prischl: Jewellery & Silver
Amelia Scott: European & Asian Decorative Arts
Tory Page: Books, Maps & Engravings


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.