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RED ALERT! Works from the Collection

Readings and Music in RED!​

Sunday 28 April, 1.30-3.30pm
Like a painting, stories can be full of colours, influencing the way we think about real and imagined worlds.  SCWC Writers will read a short work and reveal how the colour RED influenced their piece.

RED themed music performance:

The Klezmer Valley Girls featuring banjo, accordion and a surprise​ guest playing two mystery instruments.
Open mic for writers to present 'red' inspired short stories or poems (max. 2min)
Cost: Gold coin donation.
Afternoon tea provided, all welcome.


Entanglements: Humans, Animals, Environments

​The Gallery is delighted to present a series of talks in partnership with the University of Wollongong. Researchers from the Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space (ACCESS) and from the Animal Studies Research Network (ASRN) share ideas and developments from their research.​​

Feral Affections with Fiona Probyn-Rapsey
Deers are the Cane Toads of the Escarpment:  Language and deer management in the Illawarra with Alison Moore​

Thursday 16 May 5-6.30pm

The Flight of Birds: Writing about birds, humans and the planet with
Joshua Lobb

Thursday 13 June 5-6.30pm

Law and Lawlessness: Deep time and settlers colonial era inundation histories with Lou Glover

Thursday 1 August 5-6.30pm

Dirty Ecologies: The black marlin in Allens Creek with Michael Adams

Thursday 29 August 5.6.30pm

On the Island: on the Water: Underwater with Leah Gibbs

Thursday 26 Setpember 5-6.30pm

More-than-Human nationalisms and emergent multispecies politics in India with Yamini Narayanan

Thursday 7 November 5-6.30pm

WAG Public Lecture Series Entanglements Humans Animals Environment.pdf


Draw Off:
Marcelo vs Queenie Chan

11 May 2019 
Comics and Manga go head-to-head as two talented artists take part in a draw-off. Marcelo Baez and Queenie Chan face off in a battle of the styles to decide the ultimate visual artist. Who will be faster with the pen? Who will you cheer for? Team Marcelo, or Team Queenie? Come and be part of Pop Culture Pictionary!​


Sessions will feature some of Australia’s best independent creators, publishers and super fans, who will be discussing all things Pop Culture.
For more information visit www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/library or www.facebook.com/comicgong​

​​MONOCHROME Works from the Collection

​Collaborative Monochrome Paper Installation
Free Enrichment Program for Secondary Students 9:30am – 3pm

Year 7: 2 April, Year 8: 3 April, Year 9: 4 April, Year 10: 5 April
Students tour Monochrome and create a collaborative paper installation which will hang in the Gallery atrium until August. Bookings and enquiries (02) 4227 8506 or email jdanilov@wollongong.nsw.gov.au 

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop with Dr Fan Dongwang

Saturday 13 July 12 - 4pm
​Learn the basics of traditional Chinese calligraphy, using simple but expressive brush strokes on rice paper to create beautiful Chinese characters. Suitable for beginners. This calligraphic technique can be applied in other Traditional Chinese Painting classes.
Cost $50/$40 Friends. All materials supplied​
​Eventbrite Link:​ Chinese Calligraphy Workshop​

​BALNHDHURR - A Lasting Impression

​Black Wallaby Indigenous Writers’ Night

Thursday 2 May, 6 - 8.30pm
Book launch of Dreaming Inside Volume 7. Readings and Aboriginal art auction. Black Wallaby Writers, Aunty Barbara Nicholson and John Muk Muk Burke, and guest writers Sharon Twyford/Ingham and Lachlan McPherson will be reading from the latest issue, highlighting Indigenous voices from within prison. Cost $5. Refreshments provided. All welcome 

Sharing Knowledge: Free Enrichment Program for Indigenous Students

10am – 2.30pm Years 1 & 2: Tuesday 12 March Years 3 & 4: Wednesday 13 March Years 5 & 6: Thursday 14 March Years 7 & 8: Friday 15 March
Students tour the exhibition and work collaboratively with Yirrkala printmakers. Prints created by students will be on display at the Gallery until 26 May. Bookings and enquiries (02) 4227 8506 or email jdanilov@wollongong.nsw.gov.au



Artists’ talk

Wednesday 5 June, 11am - 12noon
Riste Andrievski and Frank Nowlan will discuss their art practices with reference to the works on display. Free, all welcome 


The Landscape of Home with author Amber Creswell Bell
and local artist John Bokor

Sunday June 9, 1.30 – 3pm
Amber will talk about her book ‘A Painted Landscape’ in which she writes about artists and place. John Bokor will discuss his creative responses to home and the local landscape.
Free, all welcome

Special Event

A Place to Call Home Finissage

Sunday 21 July, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Join us for a floor talk, music performance and afternoon tea.
1.30pm Sheds, Shacks And Shelter ​
A walk-through talk by Dr Joseph Davis providing all sorts of arcane details and insights about Illawarra’s built environment as seen by its artists from 1832 - 2018.
2.30pm Music performance and afternoon tea The Klezmer Valley Girls evoke the sounds of home featuring accordion and banjo.
Free, all welcome


75 YEARS: Through the Lens
Wollongong Camera Club

​​Floor talks

Wednesday, 10 April and 17 April , 11am - 12noon
Camera Club members will walk through the Gallery talking about the various Prints and the Digital Exhibitions Free, all welcome​


Flora of The Illawarra Watercolour Workshop with Ann Clarke 

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May, 12 – 4pm 
Immerse yourself in the beauty and design of Illawarra’s flowers. Learn drawing and watercolour techniques to create flower portraits filled with light, translucency, and life. Beginners to experienced artists. Cost $120/$110 Friends. (+ GST & booking fee) Materials supplied.​

Eventbrite LinkFlora of the Illawarra workshop​

Special Event

Flowery Writing Readings and Afternoon Tea

Sunday 23 June, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Selected Illawarra writers will read their responses to the visual and olfactory experience of Bloomin​’ Art, followed by a floral themed open mic. Free, all welcome

Writing competition: SCWC invites writers to view and respond in-situ to the floral arrangements on display from Friday 3 May to Saturday 11 May.

Submit poetry up to 40 lines, or prose up to 750 words by Monday 10 June. Fee $5 Prizes by Maison Balzac. Email entries to admin@southcoastwriters.org.au​