Current Exhibitions


Land's Edge:

Prints of North Sydney's foreshores


The earliest prints of North Sydney target a British audience intrigued by the distant colony; they often contrast the untamed wildness of the north shore with the rising ‘civilisation’ of Sydney.

From the late 1800s, as artists created prints alongside ‘traditional’ paintings and drawings, so the portrayal of North Sydney’s changing waterfront became more personal.

By the early 1960s, printmaking was a bold visual art form in Australia. In contemporary art, printmaking has enjoyed a revival, inspired by the commercial success of indigenous prints and the potential of digital technology.

This is an exhibition of prints from North Sydney Council’s collection, depicting our foreshores.

Artists featured include Ella Dwyer, Robert Emerson Curtis, Elizabeth Rooney, Peter Kingston and Paul Joyce.

Open during Library Hours.

7 September 2019 - 30 April 2020



Online Exhibition:

An architectural history of our locality. This award-winning website explores North Sydney history through its built environment: it's architecture, architects, builders and residents. North Sydney has a diverse and fascinating range of dwellings dating from the first half of the 19th century.

(Online: continuous.)