COVID Safety Plan


The Emerging Artist Concert Series is designed to nurture our next generation of musicians and bring their talent into the community through accessible daytime concerts. The pilot programme in 2022 saw audience numbers rapidly build as news about the concerts spread through the community.
INSPIRE Music and Tea at the Gallery concert series Feb - June.pdf

Our 5th and final performance in this series is: AN ODYSSEY OF ROMANCE

Thursday 8 June @ 11am
JACK THEAKSON / cello & organ with JOHN MARTIN / piano  Jack, 16, is a scholarship student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Rising Stars Program studying cello with Susan Blake and organ with Philip Swanton. His is Principal Cellist of the Hills Shire Symphony Orchestra and performs on Galston uniting's historic pipe organ.
Free, all welcome

IAVA Artists' Talk  

Saturday 17 June at 2-3pm
Local artists Sabina HR Choi and Lynne Johns discuss their various practices.
Free, all welcome.

Sabina HR Choi is a self-taught artist with a background in history, art history and museum studies. Since attending a local life drawing class in Melbourne 2001 Sabina’s passion for art continued whilst living in Wollongong, Singapore and UAE. With great interests in human emotions and narrative, her work developed a more personal meaning and became more abstract during the lockdown period. Since returning to Wollongong 2017, she has exhibited widely in the Illawarra area and Sydney. 

Lynne Johns’ practice is expressionistic leaning toward abstraction with the environment being an important theme. She works across a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, alternate photography and weaving. Lynne holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Dip Ed from the University of Wollongong, is represented in the OUW Art Collection and private collections in the UK and USA. She has been a finalist in the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Jervis Bay Sea-change Prize; 9x5 Waverley Landscape prize, Bryan & Robyn Carr Arts Prize and Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival, and exhibited in the Illawarra, South Coast and Sydney since 1984.