Current Exhibitions


Peter Kingston: artist of Sydney Harbour

Peter Kingston has been capturing the essence of Sydney Harbour since moving to Lavender Bay in 1974. The ever-changing view from his Walker Street home has been his main muse, but he has also been inspired by Luna Park and May Gibb’s Nutcote, reflecting his love of Australian pop culture and his ongoing work as champion of those iconic heritage sites. His work is at once ironic, compassionate and humorous, informed by a social conscience forged in response to decades of developmental pressure on the North Sydney foreshore.

This multi-venue exhibition showcases Kingston’s distinctive artwork across a variety of media, drawn from North Sydney Council’s extensive collection. Highlights include etchings, screenprints, linocuts and oil paintings, as well as cut-out and cast sculptures.

Open from Monday 18 January 2021 at:

inTransit Art Space, North Sydney Council Chambers (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, until Mon 22 Feb 2021)

North Sydney Heritage Centre, Stanton Library Level 1 and throughout the Library during opening hours



Locality: Telling North Sydney stories in objects and pictures

North Sydney Heritage Centre has a permanent but evolving exhibition that explores various aspects of North Sydney’s history.

The exhibition uses stories associated with intriguing objects from North Sydney Council’s historical and pictorial collection.

Highlights include a 1930s red cedar model racing skiff of the type that used to be sailed in Berrys Bay; the 1938 Empire Games jacket given to local girl Joan Wakeham who swam for her country at the new North Sydney Olympic Pool; an early 20th century woollen swim suit; a postwar austerity wedding dress; and original artworks from the 1920s through to the present time.

Locality is a free exhibition open Monday-Thursday 1-5pm.



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.)