2017 Exhibitions

Aftertaste - An exhibition of Street Photography

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."


Children's Art Exhibition

A Window to the Future!  Art Exhibition by local primary school children

19 Oct – 4 December 2017


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.

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



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.