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ADULT TOURS PROGRAM AT THE GALLERY

Adult Tours (maximum 12 people)

Whether you’re a first-time visitor who wants an introduction to WAG or a returning visitor who is looking for a deeper understanding of the collection and current exhibitions, our weekly program of tours is a great way to enhance your WAG experience. WAG has a dedicated team of Volunteer Gallery Guides who invite you to look closely and feel deeply about the works of art on display. No bookings are required, however, first in best dressed rules apply on the day of the tour.
Cost: Free
When: Every Saturday, 1.00pm-2.00pm 

Art & Dementia Tour (maximum 8 people)

This program allows individuals and groups of people who have dementia to have meaningful engagement with Wollongong Art Gallery’s exhibitions and collection.
Cost: Free 
When: First Friday of every month, 2.00pm-3.00pm 
Bookings essential: Places are limited to eight participants (excluding carers). Carers are invited for tea and coffee while participants with dementia partake in the guided tour. For bookings and enquiries call our Education Officer, Julie Danilov on 4227 8506 or email jdanilov@wollongong.nsw.gov.au. 

Private Tours (maximum 12 people)

You can book a free guided tour for a small group tailored to their interests and level of art knowledge. If the group is larger than 12 people, we can split the group between two gallery guides. A minimum of four weeks’ notice is required for these bookings.
Cost: Free
For bookings and enquiries call our Education Officer, Julie Danilov on 4227 8506 or email jdanilov@wollongong.nsw.gov.au.

DRAWN BY STONES

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Taking its title from Marvin Bell’s 1984 poem Drawn by Stones, by Earth, by Things That Have Been in the Fire, this exhibition recognises that the foundations of ceramic practice lie in the earth – and through the work of exhibiting artists, aims to expand the relevance of ceramic histories, dialogues and interrogations of land, place, sovereignty and ownership across Asia and Australia.

Originally iterated as a small exhibition project for 4A Centre’s Haymarket gallery, Drawn by stones has captured a strong interest nationally, and is now a major touring project, premiering in 2021 at Counihan Gallery in Brunswick on Wurundjeri land. 

From 2022, the exhibition expands to tour nationally with works from Dean Cross, Ray Chan, and Wen-Hsi Harman, newly- commissioned pieces by Penny Evans, Ruth Ju-shih Li and Jody Rallah, as well as a community-engaged array of public programs. In 2022, Drawn by stones is curated by Bridie Moran with Assistant Curators Jody Rallah and Annette An-Jen Liu.

Artists: Ray Chan See Kwong with Chuen Lung community members (Hong Kong), Dean Cross (NSW), Penny Evans (NSW), Wen-Hsi Harman with Lakaw, Dogin, Palos, Lisin and Biyimu (Taiwan/UK), Ruth Ju-Shih Li (NSW), Jody Rallah (Qld). Curated by Bridie Moran (Australia, NSW).

Full details of Image: (detail) Ray Chan See Kwong, NEW RE NEW, 2018, 49 teacups: various local Chuen Lung clays, glazed and fired; produced as part of the 2018 public art and community project Hi! Hill!, by the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Organised by the Art Promotion Office with Curatorial Partner (art in-situ): Make A Difference Institute, Hong Kong; courtesy the artist; Mounted on River bench, recycled spotted gum bench and assorted hardwood legs, wax, by Bryden Williams of Mount Framing, commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 2021; photo: Christian Capurro for Drawn by stones, presented by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art at Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, 2021.

Ceramics on film

Participation: online and free Annette An-Jen Liu has curated an online film program for Drawn by stones to accompany the exhibition.

The films selected by Annette An-Jen Liu for this program Ceramics on film speak to this; offering perspective on contested histories, giving insight into artist practices and collaborations among Indigenous communities, and providing context for ceramic traditions and cultural productions that have been recognised by UNESCO.

Ceramics on Film is available to view free online here


BOUNDARY STRIDER Curated by Iain Whittaker

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Listening to the many voices of the natural world, exploring how human learning and meaning is shaped and informed by the more-than-human, are key collective experiences. 

Each painted image unfolds as it did in its making, under the slow art of the eye and the hand, resurrecting imagination, reflection, and intellection. Foerster and Iain Whittaker.

Artists: Lukifer Aurelius, Carrie Ann Baade. Oliver Benson, Kim M Evans, Martina Hoffmann, Cameron Potts, Bruce Rimell, Roku Sasaki, Liba Waring Stambollion, Madeline von Foerster and Iain Whittaker.


THINKING THROUGH PINK Curated by Dr Sally Gray

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Thinking Through Pink includes works from invited contemporary artists; works from the Wollongong Art Gallery collection and carefully selected objects from Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney – notably ceramic and glass works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries chosen for their visual, conceptual and historical resonances.

Thinking through Pink collage workshops Auslan

Dates: On Thursday - 13 October, 20 October,  27 October & 3 November. 
All workshops are free and run from 10.00am-12.00pm
Come along to a series of 4 workshops with Angie Cass to 'think through pink', get creative and make a collage.  Your artworks will be part of the thinking Through Pink exhibition to be launched on 4 December.  Auslan Interpreters will be at the workshops and launch.  Numbers are limited to 10 per workshop.
RSVP by 3 October to Sarah Leussink - Wollongong City Council email sleussink@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or phone 42277184. 
For full details see pdf attached.
Thinking Through Pink Collage Workshops Auslan.pdf