inTransit Art Space

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.

 

Current Exhibition

ReUSE - an exhibition by Primrose Paper Arts

 3 August - 4 September 2017

Artists: Avrille Ciccone, Anne Numont, Rhonda Nelson, Angela Marynissen, Chris Hutch, Suzie Shaw, Tamsin Salehian, Lou Gilchrist, Rosemary Christmas, Mandy Burgess, Brenda Livermore, Basia Zielinska, Jill Elias

 

Primrose Paper Arts is an association of paper makers and artists who share a studio with other organisations in the Primrose Park Art and Craft Centre. As a group we share skills, experiments, tips and technical advice in all paper arts, as well as running exhibitions and workshops for adults and children.

The basis of the artists' works is the use of handmade paper which is often made from recycled mount board and paper, or from plant fibres. However, other materials are used and experimented with such as denim jeans, worn clothing, sheets, coffee cups, seaweed and a combination of many of them. We regularly reuse materials - some of our printmakers use their old prints or cut-offs to make paper for new prints.

Each member has a personal way of using paper including printmaking, sculpture, collage, paper colouring, drawing, book making, embossing, etc, and many of these techniques are included in this display. The theme of each piece varies but they all involve the reuse of some material, technique or idea.

 

Previous Exhibitions 

Have a look at images and details from some of the previous exhibitions...

 

 

In Conversation with Heritage - an exhibition by Bradfield Senior College students with the support of Planet X Youth Centre

22 June - 1 August 2017

Bradfield Senior College Students have devoted their time and energy to creating individual and collaborative artworks based on the site of Berry Island Reserve, Wollstonecraft. This historical reserve is one of North Sydney’s most interesting and culturally significant areas of harbour side bushland.

Due to the location, breath-taking views of the harbour and city set the scene. This alongside the importance of the history’s heritage of fishing, hunting and camping for Aboriginal communities, the colonial history and the environmental concerns were the inspiration for the students. This lead to a vast range of interpretations when it came to visually representing Berry Island.

A 15-week project time period proved how much passion and dedication the students were capable of. This overall process showcases the students’ passion and abilities through paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography and printmaking, most works being inspired by the overall environment, flora and fauna. As a sign of sharing our creative works, merchandise has also been developed from the artworks to promote all aspects of this inspiring reserve.

Thank you to Planet X Youth Centre for organising an enriching excursion that included talks by Karen Smith, Aboriginal Heritage Officer, Ian Hoskins, Historian at the Stanton Library and Hugh Goodman from Harbour care and Andrew Scott from Bushcare.

 

From the Archives - works on paper from the Stanton Library Collection

10 May - 20 June 2017

Council holds a collection of artworks from artists who have been inspired by our local area, people and place.

Most artworks in the collection stored in the archives and are rarely on public display. 

This is a unique opportunity for the public to see a small selection of works on paper including photographs, etchings, screenprints, drawings and mixed media works from prominent local artists including Peter Kingston, Martin Sharp, Cameron Sparks and Ann Cape.

As well as historical works there are artworks that have been purchased from the North Sydney Art Prize and from artists in the Primrose Park Artist Studio residency.

 

Portrait Stories - Celebrating Seniors

31 March - 8 May 2017

Portrait Stories celebrates Seniors from the local community. Seniors with a story to tell, or who have contributed to community, were nominated to have their portrait painted by professional painter Alex Thorby.

 

Life in Colour - an exhibition by Sunshine Studio Artists

23 February - 27 March 2017

Features work from the artists at Sunshine Art Studios.

Sunshine is a leading NDIS service provider supporting children and adults with disability to live a great life. The Sunshine Art Studios are located at Pymble and Frenchs Forest and provide art tuition to people with disability. For further information contact the Arts & Culture Officer on 9936 8100 or email lisa.sammut@northsysney.nsw.gov.au.

 

Snap To It

11 January - 21 February 2017

This began as a Bushcare Volunteer amateur photographic competition in 2008 to encourage Bushcare participation and interest in our local natural environment. Also Streets Alive and Harbourcare volunteers where invited to participate in 2012 and 2014.

The competition entries have proven to be a very helpful resource. These images are stored in a photographic library for the promotion of the volunteer programs as well as providing engaging content for the Bushcare Newsletter and Calendar.

If you would like to join one of North Sydney Council’s environmental volunteer programs, complete a Volunteer Application Form (97KB)

For further information call the Bushcare Officer on 9936 8100 or email council@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

 

Viewpoints

8 December 2016 - 9 January 2017

An exhibition by Matthew Abbott, Aletheia Casey, Katrina Crook, Tony Kenny and Kellie Leczinska

Five Australian artists explore different cultures and environments each presenting their unique viewpoints to the audience. From the Australian outback to the tiny streets of Gion, Japan to the Caspian Sea in Iran; Murray-Darling Basin and back to Sydney.

 

Little Windows - children's art exhibition

20 October – 5 December 2016

Colourful mixed-media artworks by local primary school children.

 

Being Me

15 September - 14 October 2016

An art exhibition by Creating Wellbeing Program participants

In celebration of Mental Health Month in October the Being Me exhibition showcases watercolours, paintings, sculpture and ceramics created by participants during North Sydney Council’s Creating Wellbeing Program. 

 

Myself as a Superhero

3 August – 12 September 2016

An Exhibition by Students at Cammeraygal High School

Imagine you were a super hero. What special super powers and skills would you possess? How would you use these to make the world a better place? Myself as a Superhero is a unit designed to introduce year 7 Visual Arts students to the idea of portraiture.

 

Exploring Heritage of the Ball Head Reserve

23 June – 1 August 2016

An Exhibition by Bradfield Senior College Artists with the support of Planet X Youth Centre and H.A.R.C.

The students of Bradfield Senior College have sought to bring a contemporary perspective to the historical layers of the Balls Head Reserve in Waverton.  It is a place of rich cultural history and a site where many histories have interacted.

 

Urban Nature

12 May – 20 June 2016

Urban Nature shows how our urban landscape has evolved. It features work from the artists at Sunshine Art Studios.

Sunshine is a leading NDIS service provider supporting children and adults with disability to live a great life. The Sunshine Art Studios are located at Pymble and Frenchs Forest and provide art tuition to people with disability. For further information contact the Arts & Culture Officer on 9936 8100 or email lisa.sammut@northsysney.nsw.gov.au.

 

'Selfies' with Seniors

8 April – 9 May 2016

In celebration of Seniors Week and Youth Week 2016, this is an intergenerational arts project where Year 6 Cammeray Public School students nominate a senior community member to create fun, imaginative and meaningful digital photographs. Seniors were introduced to 'selfies' and kids got to collaborate with an admired senior community member.

 

Blue Views - artworks from the North Sydney Council Art Collection

A selection of artworks from the collection and displayed together showing how the local landscape has inspired artists. 

 

Snap to it

This began as a Bushcare Volunteer amateur photographic competition in 2008 to encourage Bushcare participation and interest in our local natural environment. Also Streets Alive and Harbourcare volunteers where invited to participate in 2012 and 2014. 

The competition entries have proven to be a very helpful resource. These images are stored in a photographic library for the promotion of the volunteer programs as well as providing engaging content for the Bushcare Newsletter and Calendar.

If you would like to join one of North Sydney Council’s environmental volunteer programs, complete a Volunteer Application Form (97KB)

For further information call the Bushcare Officer on 9936 8100 or email council@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

 

Home for Christmas

4 December 2015 - 28 January 2016

A neighbourhood is a close community of people and their homes..... and each has a different story to tell.  The home is a place where we can be ourselves, gather with friends and family and feel safe and comfortable in our surrounds.  It is also a special place for creative expression where we can make a house our home.

This photographic exhibition documented the final artworks created as part of the Home for Christmas project, focussing on the unique, small and individual details of the larger outdoor installation in Civic Park.

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