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The Gallery's COVID Safety Plan

SEEKING PHOTOGRAPHS of distinctive Illawarra Flora 

The Illawarra Pavilion is a major artist-initiated project scheduled to open at Wollongong Art Gallery in late November 2021.  In advance of this the artists are seeking images of characteristic Illawarra flora such as the iconic Flame, Tree, Bottle Brush, Christmas Bush, the Gymea Lily and in particular any images of the Illawarra Flame Tree and the Jacaranda simultaneously flowering, side by side.  Images can be emailed to: thehebitualists@gmail.com
Please attached your name to the email so that you can be credited along with the artists.
Call out for images of distinctive Illawarra flora.pdf

A CALLOUT TO RESIDENTS FOR IMAGES TAKEN BY STREET PHOTORAPHERS IN THE ILLAWARRA

Leading Australian photo-media artist Anne Zahalka is creating a new chapter of street photography with images collected from residents of Wollongong and the Illawarra. These images will be included in Snapped! Street Photography in the Illawarra, an exhibition by Anne Zahalka at Wollongong Art Gallery 11 December 2021 - 1 May 2022. We are searching for original photographs taken by commercial street photographers from the 1930s-60s in the Illawarra and elsewhere. Look through your personal family albums, biscuit tins and shoeboxes to find these historic street photos. Some may also have been taken overseas before the subjects migrated to Australia and we would be very keen to include these as the commercial street photographer was ubiquitous worldwide.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 

Submitting digital images 

To upload your images, visit: zahalkaworld.com.au/snapped-submissions/ 

Unable to scan images yourself? 

If you are unable to scan images yourself email: localhistory@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or telephone Wollongong Art Gallery on (02) 4227 8500 to register your interest in participating in the project.

WAG PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES - ENTANGLEMENT: HUMANS, ANIMALS, ENVIRONMENTS 

ENTANGLING EARLY: REBUILDING PASSION FOR NATURAL AND CULTURAL TERROIR FOR POST-COVID, LOW CARBON SOCIETIES WITH PROFESSOR ADRIAN FRANKLIN, UNISA

Date to be confirmed
Using the historic popularity of vacationing at beaches relatively close to home as a model, this paper explores the possibility of rebuilding more robust and diverse forms of domestic tourism for low-carbon societies. The natural history of ‘bucket and spade’ tourism was built around intense aesthetic, ludic and educative entanglements for children, producing lifelong attachments and belonging to the ocean and specific marine localities. The paper argues there is a new role for child-focussed natural and cultural history guides that extends working knowledge, active participation, lifelong enthusiasm and passion to new places and contexts.


IAVA ARTISTS' TALKS AT THE GALLERY

IAVA is a group of highly accomplished artists with networks of like-minded artistic friends and colleagues. In each talk an IAVA member has invited an artist they admire, for a joint discussion about their artistic practices. www.iavacomtempart.org.

SALWA WOODROFFE and JOHN PERKINS

Saturday 2 October, 2.00-3.00pm
Free, all welcome but numbers limited to 40 guests
SALWA WOODROFFE retired in 1997 after a 23 year academic career. She studied fine art at the Wollongong TAFE, attended art courses at the Sydney Art School and many workshops. Salwa paints in the style of an impressionist realist, has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, and been awarded several prestigious prizes. In 2014 she was published in the International Contemporary Artist and has contributed seven articles for the Australia Artist magazine.

JOHN PERKINS tutored for over 35 years at various institutions and is sought after as a demonstrator and Judge for many suburban Art groups. John is a multi-award winning artist recognised for his still life, marine and landscapes. He is a Fellow and President of the Royal Art Society of NSW, Inaugural President of Combined Art Societies of Sydney and Life Member of Drummoyne Art Society.