A varied and engaging exhibition program is presented here by our Arts and Culture team.
The program is based on existing arts and cultural activities, and by invitation to local artists or community groups from across our region.
CHALLENGE AND RESPONSE
19 April - 21 May 2018
An exhibition by Primrose Park Photography exploring North Sydney and beyond.
Karen Au-Yeung, Kevin Braganza, Michael Bucknell, Heather Fernon, Simon Hall, Michael Lynch, Debra Mooney, Andy Rogers, Rod Sainty, Jean-Paul Versteeg, Sandy Watson, Karen Williamson, Peter White.
Primrose Park Photographers enjoy a wide range of differing interests and activities. In this spirit, Challenge and Response is a thoughtful and inspiring photographic exhibition that explores each member’s unique perspective in their area of interest and creative response to an individual challenge, reflecting the diversity of expressions within the community.
Primrose Park Photography, is a local informal non-competitive photographic cooperative located in Cremorne, NSW. The group offers a relaxed and friendly environment that aims to broaden and enhance photographic skills. Areas of interest range from Pinhole photography right through all the traditional processes to the whole digital world - cameras, scanners, software and printers. Primrose Park Photography hold frequent workshops and seminars for members and interested visitors, and organise outings and other activities to provide interesting photographic challenges.
For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Team at North Sydney Council on 9936 8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1 March – 8 April
Anahita’s Dream brings together 5 artists from the Iranian Women Visual Artists Collective - Australia including Nazanin Marashian, Sepideh Farzam, Farina Salehi, Azadeh Yaghoubi and Negin Chahoud who have developed new work calling on the Ancient Persian Goddess Anahita for inspiration. Anahita is considered as the 'Persian Aphrodite' and patron of women. She is goddess of fertility, protector of the waters, of animals, and goddess of war. She represents all aspects of life and death – the mother, the lover, the protector and destroyer. Anahita’s Dream recalls the power, beauty and sovereignty of this ancient goddess through classic and contemporary symbolism. This exhibition coincides with Norouz, the Persian New Year celebration linked to the moment of the spring equinox in the lunar calendar, a moment of reverence for the material and spiritual world that takes place as one cycle ends and a new one begins.
SNAP TO IT
17 Jan - 27 Feb 2018
Snap to It is an annual photo competition for Council's Bushcare, Streets Alive and Harbourcare Volunteers. It was initiated in 2008 to encourage community participation in the Bushcare program and to foster an interest in our local natural environment.
This year there were approximately 40 entries in the three categories; Community, Contrast and Critters.
The winners were chosen and awarded prizes by Mayor Jilly Gibson at the Bushcare & Streets Alive Volunteer Christmas party. The Mayors Choice entries have been specially presented in four backlit displays.
Snap to It competition submissions are a useful resource for Council as they are stored in a photographic library for the promotion of our volunteer programs as well as providing engaging content for the Bushcare Events Calendar.
If you would like to become part of North Sydney Council’s environmental volunteer programs, call 9936 8100 or email email@example.com
5 December - 15 January 2018
Aftertaste is a group exhibition of images by five street photographers. Their aim is to create pictures that linger in the mind. Established fine art photographer, mentor and casual academic Lynn Smith presents Aftertaste in conjunction with four collaborators: Catherine Gilbert, Martin Smith (no relation), Mark Penny and Shawn Sijnstra. When describing the exhibition, Lynn Smith states that "a fine art photograph should reward the patient viewer, revealing a little more of itself each time you glance at it. The 18 images in Aftertaste were chosen for their ability to do this."
See Previous year's exhibitions below