2019 Exhibitions


Creating Wellbeing - Works by participants in the 2019 Program

19 Dec -19 Jan 2020

Arts & Culture North Sydney’s long running Creating Wellbeing program supports the creativity and wellbeing of residents experiencing mental illness or living with social isolation. Residents attend monthly creative workshops held at the North Sydney Community Centre facilitated by professional artists from the North Sydney area. The artworks in this exhibition include a selection of individual and collaborative artworks by program participants

For more information regarding the Creating Wellbeing program contact the Arts and Cultural Programs Officer on 9936 8100


Metamorphosis original works on paper presented by members of Primrose Paper Arts Inc

20 Nov - 17 Dec 2019

Primrose Paper Arts Inc. is a paper making group operating from Primrose Park Art & Craft Centre, Cremorne. The recently renovated studios house a vast range of materials and equipment for hand paper making, printmaking and bookmaking, a comprehensive library and gallery space.

The artworks on display were selected from several of our members, who were invited to respond to the theme through a change of the form or nature of paper and supporting media. Primrose Paper Arts Inc hosts regular program of workshops, social work days, meetings and other activities providing members and friends with an opportunity to share skills, experiences and information in a supportive and inspirational environment.

New members are always welcome. We acknowledge and greatly appreciate the support provided by North Sydney Council.

Activities including children’s workshops are listed on the Primrose Paper Arts website www.primrosepaperarts.wordpress.com


Art Box Workshops Student Exhibition

16 Oct - 19 Nov 2019

In response to the "Animalia" theme for the North Sydney Children's Creative Festival 2019, Art Box Workshops held classes with a focus on animals and the environment. Primary school students created art that included: Self Portraits with Native Australian plants and animals, Gang Gang Cockatoos, Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Brush Turkey's and birds and animals sighted at the Pool and surrounds. Artworks were also inspired by the Powerful Owl and Brolga Crane.

Each year Art Box Workshop students enter the Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition. The competition helps bring awareness to over 1000 threatened plants and animals in NSW alone. This year over 2000 children participated from 63 schools. Art Box workshops students first place for a group artwork titled Cool Owls of Sydney and second place for group artwork Brolga Gathering on Limited Wetlands.

Art Box Workshops, Neutral Bay (est. 2011) co-founders, local artists Basia Zielinska and Julia Sawicki foster a love for art in the students as children develop skills and confidence in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage & sculpture. More information, visit www.artboxworkshops.com.au


Bradfield College Lehla Nowland Urban Codes, selected artworks Bradfield Senior College students
17 Sep - 14 Oct 2019

An exhibition of selected works taken from Bradfield Senior College's participation in VIVID Ideas, June 2019. In that show their work answered the question: “how do the codes we live in, shape the codes we live by?”

Bradfield students come from over 100+ Sydney suburbs, with very differing perspectives and art practices. They explore how the creative, social and geographical networks of Sydney interact, connect and inform each other. Students question social ideas, but work collaboratively.

Urban Codes reveals the diversity of Sydney suburbs, while continuing Bradfield's agenda to challenge the norms of senior school education.



Anne_Numont_NS7_detail.jpg Between Landscapes, Anne Numont

8 Aug - 9 Sep 2019

A selection of finely detailed drawings on paper by artist, Anne Numont, who explores concepts around themes of landscape & liminality. Anne says

My art practice reminds me of my relationship with nature and the physical world, the impact of the environment on humans and vice versa. So as a transient space, inTransit suits these works because the landscapes I draw, some of particular places, can be seen as archetypal, universal or a 'non-place' They reflect a current human experience of combined realities yet offer disruption to our frenetic existence by providing stillness to contemplate it.

Anne Numont is a local artist who draws, makes paper, plus installations. A finalist in the North Sydney Art Prize (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019) she was selected for the Council-curated ‘RED PROJECT’ in 2018. Anne is in our Primrose Park Artist Studio Program and her work is held in our Local Studies Art Collection.

Website:  www.annenumont.com


IMG_6092.jpg Artworks from across Central Australia’s Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Nyangatjatjara communities

2 July - 7 August 2019

Represented by Maruku Arts which is Anangu owned and proud, artists and knowledge keepers have created artworks and wood objects that tell stories of place, language and ceremony. Starting on the lands and rippling out to the nation, these works will share their stories with the North Sydney community while on display in the inTransit Art Space.

This project was made possible through a partnership between Maruku Arts, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College, the 2019 Gai-mariagal Festival and North Sydney Council.

Gai-mariagal Festival brochure (all events) (15MB)



inTransit Basketry Exhibition un-Contained: An exhibition of fibre art by Lissa-Jane de Sailles

30 May - 1 July 2019

This exhibition explores the use of traditional weft twining techniques in the construction of two dimensional circular sculptural forms. ‘un-Contained’ is a colourful and playful experiment in colour, texture and the use of traditional basketry techniques. Most of the works are inspired by natural phenomena encountered during a six week basketry study tour of the USA in 2017. The title ‘Uncontained’ plays with the notion of using basketry techniques for making objects other than traditional utilitarian containers.



LIGHT WAVES: An exhibition of photography by Primrose Park Photography

25 April- 27 May 2019

Light waves can be identified by their properties of reflection, refraction, and dispersion. Using analogue and digital technology, each photographer in this exhibition explores their interpretations of this theme, inspired by the capture of water and light. 



Image:  Heather Fernon, Torrent Landscape Willoughby Falls Primrose Park, 2019


READINGS - an exhibition of textile works by Rhonda Pryor

27 March - 22 April 2019 

Rhonda Pryor

Image: Rhonda Pryor, Cloud 1 (2018) Linen, reclaimed textiles (faux fur, men's suiting, WW2 military uniform), thread, hand painted timber frame, 101 x 76 cm



13 February - 19 March 2019

An exhibition of new photographic works by Gerry Lefoe, Mark Penny, Shawn Sjinstra, Lynn Smith & Martin Smith. Curated by Lynn Smith.

Nostalgia Australian style. Because what we value about the past can be built on as we navigate the future.



Image: Lynn Smith, Wire Man, 2015


Studio A - exhibition by Greg Sindel and Peter Dudding

29 Nov 2018 – 14 Jan 2019

Bold, confident graphic artists, Greg and Peter are represented by Studio A, Crows Nest. Greg is a passionate and prolific graphic novelist whilst Peter is a gestural drawer and painter who has developed a rich and personal language of brutal scrawls and dancing marks.

For information visit: http://www.studioa.org.au/



Image: Greg Sindel, 2018




For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Team at North Sydney Council on 9936 8100 or email artsandculture@northsydney.nsw.gov.au