Exhibition Archives

Pine Street Creative Arts Centre has exhibited a wide array of artists, art forms and subject matter. Below is a selection of past exhibitions:

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During NAIDOC Week 2015 Pine Street Gallery has the pleasure of hosting an exhibition of works by indigenous artists from the Paakantji Tribe, Wilcannia. The artworks all depict the traditional tools and food from Country, or Country itself. Works include paintings, woven baskets and bowls made by local artists.

The show will be at the gallery between Wednesday July 1 – Saturday July 11.

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An exhibition of photographs by Korean artist – Kyunghee Lee.   Exhibition dates: 2nd – 15 May, 2015.

Kyunghee Lee is from Busan, Korea and holds a BA in Pharmacy and has a Ph.D of Art from Busan National University. Kyunghee published her first book Island in 2008 (Toseisha, Japan) which was then launched at Paris Photo 2008.  Her second book The seventh Sense was published in 2012 (Toseisha, Japan). Her work has been shown by the Lianzhou, Yansui, Dali, Pingyao International Photo Festival of China, and Fotoweek DC, Wash. DC, BurnGallery show, NY amongst others. This year Kyunghee is featured in Head On Photo Festival in Sydney with a selection of works chosen by Head On founder, Moshe Rosenzveig and the Head On team.

Pine Street Gallery will be open during the Head On Festival Monday to Friday, 9 – 5pm, and Saturdays 11-4pm. Kyunghee will be at the Gallery on Saturday, May 2nd.


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Recent painting and drawing by Anthony Cahill


This exhibition from Anthony Cahill is part of his continuing fascination with the theatre of the absurd.

Cahill’s “Everyman”, from his earlier work, is almost gone. In these new paintings he has used landscape as the motif for his work, allowing surrealist overtones and a lexicon of symbols from disposable gloves to beach umbrellas to come to the fore.

These juxtapositions, inspired by flaneuresque observations gleaned from his walks to his studios in Sydney, Blackheath or his recent residency in Berlin create a composite of images that propose the improbable, traverse the impossible and question the implausible.

Opening night:   Wed 18 March, 6 – 8pm

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9-5.  Open Saturdays 11-4.  Duration 18 – 28 March, 2015

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INSIDE / OUT – installation by Sebastian Zagarella.

Experience a world within a world. An appropriated image of a HIV cell is applied to different mediums within a conceptualised domestic environment. Show dates:February 19 – March 14.

Opening Night: Thursday February 19, 6.00- 8.30pm

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Saturdays 12 Noon – 3pm.



Designs and Art works by Mike van Niekerk.

Mike van Niekerk has been making objects, designs and art works in Sydney over the last 20 years.  He’s use of materials is highly varied – porcelain, crystal, brass, timber and others.   This show brings together a broad range of his works.

Open for public viewing on Wed 4th.

Drinks with the Artist on the Sat the 7th from 12-3pm . Gallery open Sat 11-4.  Closing: Fri 13th.

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Drinks with the Artist: Saturday 24 January, 1pm – 3pm
Exhibition Dates: 20-30 January, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 11pm – 4pm



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Antipodes Invite: An exhibition of exchanged works between Sydney Printmakers and Central Print Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

Launch: Friday 14 November, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition Dates: 11 – 22 November, Monday to Friday 9am – 5:30pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm

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Exhibition : Fate or Destiny – Living Life with Passion
By: Nilmini De Silva

Exhibition Dates: Wed 29th Oct – Fri 7th Nov
Drinks with the Artist: Sat 1 November 12pm – 3pm
Artist Talk @ 1.30pm

Nilmini De Silva—a Sri Lankan born Australian artist and engineer—lives life with passion. She has spent time on all seven continents, travelling, volunteering and pursuing her loves for photography and writing.

Nilmini now presents her most recent journeys in a photographic exhibition at the Pine Street Gallery in Chippendale, encouraging others to pursue their own destiny rather than be trapped by fate. Aptly titled Fate or Destiny, the exhibition and accompanying photobook, illustrate how our lives are the outcome of our choices—either to accept the life that is laid out for us or to make conscious choices and follow our hearts.

Website: www.polisplan.com.au
Email: nilmini@polisplan.com.au
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Rita Orsini

Launch: 16 October 6pm – 8:30pm
15 – 25 October
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm, Saturday 25 October 11am – 3pm

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Melissa Selby Brown & Fiona Bennell

Launch: 1 October 6pm – 8:30pm
1 – 13 October
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm

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OPENING NIGHT LAUNCH: Tuesday 19 August, 6pm – 8:30pm
EXHIBITION DATES: 19 – 30 August
OPENING TIMES: Monday to Friday 9am – 5:30pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Rebecca Baird, Peter Buckley, Helen Gibson, Nick Hore, Cate Long, Iole McLachlan, Elisa Moechtar, Elinor Pickard, Tom Stitt, Leanne Thompson, Katharine, Vanderwal, Felicity Yorston.



Launch: Thursday 31 July, 6pm – 8:30pm

In ancient times the Greeks referred to the process of making pottery as “The Mysteries”. This exhibition addresses the desire to create beauty in form and colour through the alchemy of clay and fire. This urge leads the maker down a path of exploration and learning while the beholder is enticed by the idea of possessing an item of beauty. Many of the works presented were fired in an experimental wood fired kiln using recycled clay bodies and ash glazes.


Wilcannia Aboriginal Community Artists

Artist Talks: Saturday 26 July, 11am – 4pm Exhibiton Dates: 19 – 26 July Exhibiton Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5:30pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm

An exhibition of new and recent works by emerging Aboriginal artists from the Wilcannia community, in the remote far western region of New South Wales. Situated on the Darling River, on Baarkindji land, Wilcannia is home to a tightly knit Aboriginal community and a significant number of practicing artists. Addressing a long-term trend of underrepresentation of Aboriginal artists from NSW in favour of those from NT and WA, this exhibition seeks to overcome the tyranny of distance by giving artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work to the broader Sydney audience, generating a valuable cultural exchange that transcends the urban-rural divide.

This exhibition includes paintings, drawings, linocut prints and traditional sculpture from independently practicing artists, artists involved in a workshop program supported by Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation, and student work from Wilcannia Central School.


A Childish Thought

July 2 – 12, Pine Street Gallery Opening night: Wednesday 2 July, 6pm – 8:30pm Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm

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A Childish Thought is the debut solo exhibition by artist and illustrator Bea Bellingham. Packed with wit and nostalgia, the show explores the brilliance and humor of childish curiosity.

Bellingham’s combination of traditional representative techniques with vibrant colour pallets, typographical elements and playful themes create a body of acrylic on canvas work that challenges the viewer to embrace inquisitiveness.

Join Bellingham for opening night Wednesday 2 July, 6pm – 8:30pm with drinks sponsored by local brewery Young Henrys.

Artist Talk – Saturday July 5, 2pm

Emilya Coliver, Director and Founder of Art Pharmacy, leads a casual discussion with artist and illustrator Bea Bellingham around her current exhibition, A Childish Thought.

During afternoon tea, Bellingham will speak about her influences; her childhood in rural England and subsequent impressions of Australia; the natural environment, particularly animals and flowers; children’s illustrations; wit and whimsy; and a fascination with the written word.

She’ll also discuss her approach to art and illustrations, her feeling on being self taught, and the road giving up your day job.

Free event, places limited. Book at bbactarttalk.eventbrite.com.au

Children’s Program – Saturday July 12, 2pm.

In this fun and interactive children’s program artist and illustrator, Bea Bellingham talks in the setting of her exhibition about how imagination inspires her paintings, and the process of creating an artwork.

The group then uses their own imagination in an art activity for little and big kids alike, creating playful artworks to take home.

This is a free event for children 5 years and over. Children must be supervised by an adult. Bookings are essential and places are limited. Book at iiabb.eventbrite.com.au

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World Environment Day
Children’s Fine Art and Digital Art Competition and Exhibition

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2014 Theme: Sustainable Eating

Launch: Saturday 7 June, 1.30pm – 3pm (Announcement of Winners at 2pm) Exhibition runs from 5 – 28 June Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturdays 14, 21 and 28 June 12pm – 3pm

The City of Sydney’s Pine Street Creative Arts Centre plans specific events and exhibitions each year which provide opportunities for children to participate in and display their valuable and unique creative expressions to a wider community audience. The showcase children’s event in the Pine Street calendar is the WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY Children’s Art Competition and Exhibition.

Open to entries from children aged 5 – 12 years old, this annual competition and exhibition encourages environmental awareness through the arts, with the aim of educating children and their families to integrate sustainable actions into their everyday lives. World Environment Day is not just about recognizing our environment but also about encouraging people to ‘think and be green’.

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2014 Competition Theme

World Environment Day is presented by the United Nations Environment Program. The theme for 2014 is THINK, EAT, SAVE – REDUCE YOUR FOOTPRINT. Pine Street has adapted this into this year’s competition theme, which is Sustainable Eating. Foods that come in their natural ‘packaging’ like like bananas and organges, or grow in their natural habitat like Bush Tucker  create less waste. Make an artwork about your favorite natural low waste foods.

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Avoid, Reuse, Recycle… find out how at www.zerowaste.org.au


Official Head On Photo Festival listing

Launch: Tuesday 20 May, 6pm, with Special Guest Sandy Edwards (Creative Producer of Arthere, 20 years experience as a curator and photographer). Guest performance at 6:30pm by Flautist Chloe Chung (Sydney Youth Orchestra).

Artist Talks: Saturday 24 May, 1pm, with Special Guest Dr Doug Spowart (External supervisor for post graduate students at James Cook University, co-founder of the Toowoomba Centre for Regional Arts practice, practising artist for 45 years).

Regardless of where we are in the world, and regardless of the differences or distance between us – the landscape unites us. These differences may be represented through elements such as time, space, atmosphere or emotions, and will depend largely on our visual and psychological reading of the landscape before us. Presented by FIER Institute – Around the World in 14 days, features work by seven contemporary Australian and International photographers. This exhibition offers a unique insight into how each photographer reads the landscape – visually and psychologically. Presenting photographs created in Australia, Asia, New Zealand, USA and Colombia, this exhibition asks us to consider how elements effecting the landscape unites us together – regardless of our differences or the distances that occur between us. It also seeks to ask you as our audience, how you relate to the poetic fragments presented by our imagery from your own memory or experience, about your own sense of place.


BOOROWA – Population 1200 – One Day in a Small Town
Part of the Head On Photo Festival 2014

Boorowa is situated in the wheat sheep belt of South West NSW.  There is a population of about 1200 including outlying villages. A good friend’s family have lived in the area for six generations and it was their connection to community and extended family that gave me the opportunity to spend time with some of the wonderful people living in this small town.

For Pine Street Gallery I have created a multimedia photographic installation . Playing with scale enables you the viewer to feel the larger than life personalities. While projected footage of the landscape puts you right there. Immersed in the space that these people inhabit but by no means are dwarfed by.

Geographically speaking Boorowa is indeed a small town but in every other aspect it was to me, larger than life. The people there made a lasting impression on me as an artist and as an individual. The generosity, kindness and openness of the people I met there was an experience I will never forget.

My thanks to the people of Boorowa and the young people who shared their day with me.

This is a FREE event Proudly sponsored by Vision Graphics.

Join Stuart Garske for an ‘artist talk and fairy bread day’ on Saturday 10 May, 11am – 2pm A day for kids to enjoy an art gallery experience in a kid friendly environment with fairy bread and a QandA with the artist Stuart Garske.

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4 – 26 April @ Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, Chippendale
Gallery hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm, Sat: 12pm – 3pm, Sunday: CLOSED

The 2014 smart ARTS exhibition showcases a diverse collection of artworks made by young people including sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, photography and digital art. All artworks exhibited are made by young artists aged 15-26yrs of age and focus on the theme ‘Your Voice, Your Impact’.

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‘365 People’
Photographic Exhibition by Tom Jones

Exhibition Dates: 21 – 31 March
Exhibition Times: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturdays 1pm – 4pm

Image from People Hero Exhibition

Back in September 2012, on an ordinary Sunday, Tom Jones decided he was going to photograph and tell the story of a new person every day, for a year. It was an idea that stemmed from a desire to meet the strangers we would normally walk past on the street, to discover the diversity of our cities.

He began by photographing his best mate and girlfriend, but the project soon evolved into a popular street portrait blog, where strangers with extraordinary stories were photographed on the lanes of Sydney, Paris, Manchester, Barcelona and Vietnam.

September 2013 marked the end of Tom’s journey, the end of what had become known as ‘365 People’, and several months on, they are ready to be exhibited to the beautiful folks of Sydney.


Loved Ones An exhibition of drawings by Cary Lee

5 – 17 March 2014 Drinks with the Artist: Saturday, 8 March 8, 12.30- 2.30pm Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm

‘Loved Ones’ reflects the pleasure of reunion; a celebration of those meaningful things which have pulled me back together again, after a period of fragmentation. ‘Loved Ones’ presents a transition from the blisteringly dry and desolate heart of a great desert, to the borderline between sand and fertile flora. As I collect and record my loved ones, dark images and vignettes still permeate and disturb the beautiful view. The flowers confuse me with their captivating beauty and the dark life that exists below them.  Cary Lee photo-2


Guy James Whitworth Exhibition

19 February – 3 March 2014
Opening Night Launch: Wednesday 19 February, 6pm – 8:30pm
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 22 February and 1 March 12pm – 3pm


As the final show in a trilogy of exhibitions at Pine St; Guy James Whitworth’s previous two exhibitions have explored the spiritual (2010’s Like Neon Within) and the physical (2011’s One Day You’ll Understand), this new show examines the most exciting of drives; sexuality. As part of this year’s LGBTQI’s Mardi Gras Arts Festival the poster boy for Sydney’s queer arts scene is not resting on his reputation for his new exhibition, using the show as a platform to challenge ideas on gender roles and sexual stereotypes. Notably, as he is known primarily as a portrait artist, for the first time this show will also include the more traditional genres of landscapes, still lives and abstracts, all executed in Whitworth’s recognizable neon bright colour palette.

Citing influences as wide ranging as 80’s pop-rock androgyny, neoclassical architecture and medieval heraldry, Guy James Whitworth is not an artist scared to take risks and this show, although possibly not for the fainthearted, is looking like one not to be missed.


6 – 17 February Opening Night Launch: Wednesday 5 February 6pm – 8pm

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm



Dung Well Flung

21 January – 3 February 2014
Opening Night  Launch:Tuesday 21 January, 6pm – 8:30pm
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 25 January and 1 February 11am – 4pm

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“Dung Well Flung” is a satirical reflection of the complexities of humanity. The exhibition consists of paintings of cows in topical, political, and global situations that are of concern to the artist.  The intention is to engage the viewer to laugh and enjoy through darkness and humour initially, and hopefully thoughtful progression to contemplation and debate.

About the Artist:

Leanne Prussing has been a finalist in many art competitions including: The Sulman Award in 2011, The Mortimore Art Prize 2012/2013, The Toyota Community Spirit Award 2012 and the Hunters Hill Art prize in 2013. She has been hung in many solo and group exhibitions and her installation of the early Governors of NSW is currently hanging at ‘Lachlan’s’ at Old Government House Parramatta.


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Offshore and Out of Sight is a ARTillery Sydney’s inaugural exhibition exploring the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. This mixed media exhibition will showcase works by local artists all inspired by the phrase ‘out of sight and out of mind’. ARTillery is youth volunteer group under Amnesty International Australia that uses art as its artillery to defend human rights.


Between the Trees Invite

Chris Hutch, Gavin Poidevin and Suzie Shaw are three high school teachers who work in Glebe and share a love of art-making.

Their show, Between the Trees, is the second time they have exhibited together. The works, which mostly relate to trees and other aspects of the natural world, consist of a mix of styles and media, i.e. paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolour; etching and collagraph prints; artist’s books; mixed media memory boxes and weaving………a box of allsorts, something for everyone!

Join the artists at the launch on Saturday 16 November from 1:30pm – 3:30pm


Decade – An Exhibition by Carmen Ho Carmen Ho Image

This first ever solo exhibition for the Sydney based artist marks the celebration of a new beginning and a deeper exposure to the art world. The exhibition features paintings, drawings and sculpture taken from a collection of works which represent progression. The works display elements of simplicity in the subject matter and document what is real.

Two zines also form an important part of the show as they are an extension of the artworks which combine image with text.

The artworks will only be on display for one afternoon from 2pm – 5pm on Sunday 10 November 2013.


Recent Work

Drinks with the Artists: Friday 25 October, 6pm – 8:30pm Exhibition Dates: Monday 21 October – Thursday 31 October Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm, Saturday 26 October, 12pm – 4pm

Waiting for Change Image

Mary Costello is a photographer who has been represented as a Finalist in the 2013 Blake Prize for Religious Art, Mandorla Art Prize, Olive Cotton Portrait Prize, Gosford Art Prize and Fishers Ghost Art Award. Her latest body of work is a series of atmospheric and moody large scale images of the large New Zealand White rabbits who were rescued from a meat farm and found sanctuary at Big Ears Animal Sanctuary in Tasmania.

Ron Pratt Photo - Of Family

Ron Pratt investigates the everyday. Fleeting moments captured with toy and plastic cameras. His images draw the audience in to a decisive moment, allowing us to see the beauty of people and objects we encounter. The series “of family… (hole in the soul)” recalls fractured memories of family, relationships that no longer exist, moments that now subsist and instances of time that befall dislocations.

Michelle Tinta Photo

Michelle Tinta’s work represents a juxtaposition of nature and culture; the simplicity of natural and constructed forms using the transformative properties of light to structure and reveal form. Shooting using a large format camera, and the nineteenth century process of collodion wet-plate Michelle’s photographic plates resonate between time and subject, light and shadow. Often employing a cross pollination with digital processes.


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SCA’d – Group Exhibition

Part of the Sydney Fringe Festival 2013
Opening night: Tuesday, 17 September 6pm – 8.30pm
Exhibition Dates: 18 – 26 September Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.30pm

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This exhibition ‘SCA’d’, is a sample of the current work of a group of artists and friends who attended Sydney College of the Arts in the mid to late 80s. Evolving from a chance meeting in an inner city park, ‘SCA’d’ is both a celebration of community and an exploration of how shared experience is reflected in diverse art practice.

KGV InvitationThe Driving Force

An Exhibiton of works produced by the students of the King George V painting class
Part of the Sydney Fringe Festival 2013
2 – 11 September 2013
Opening Night: Wednesday 4 September, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

The King George the V Recreation and Community Centre painting class is a culturally diverse group of community artists who come together as a “driving force” in a commitment to express themselves through the joy of painting.



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Ceramics works by Staci Crutchfield
16 – 29 August
Opening: Tuesday 20 August 6pm – 8pm 
This exhibition presents functional and sculptural installations which address the costs incurred by standing true to the ideals one hold dear, or the people they love and how the value of the by product of that struggle can be given a monetary value.

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Exhibition Dates: 22 July – 15 August

An exhibition of landscapes relating to the visual juxtaposition of industry and nature. How does industry affect, interact and change the landscape dynamic?

An exhibition of abstract and gestural paintings, iwth expressive mark making relating to the style of the American Abstract Expressive movement., these works contain narratives in the form of images that reference life situated within the complex layering of paint

Art by Helen CameronGrounded in the Clouds

Exhibition Dates: 9 July – 19 July

Grounded in the Clouds” is an expressive, organic and colourful exhibition that showcases artworks inspired by Artist Helen Cameron’s emotions, discovery of Reiki, and the energy of the world around her. Helen’s painterly works are foci of emotion and colourist expression. The works take on a lyrical and emotive feel that is portrayed through drawing, painting, mark-making and her ‘signature scribbles’. Helen also teaches art classes for children at Centrehouse in Lane Cove and Waverley Woollahra Art School in Bondi, Sydney. All art is for sale as well as mini artwork hand made gift cards. Sponsored by Art Pharmacy and 2 Elk Cider


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23 June – 7 July Launch: Sunday 23 June from 3 – 5pm Open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday 11am – 4pm

To be opened by Akky Van Ogtrop, President of the Print Council of Australia An exchange print portfolio. Open Studio, Canada & Sydney Printmakers, Australia Plus an exhibition of prints by members of Sydney Printmakers

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Children’s Art Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: 5 – 19 June

2013 Theme: My Favourite Native Australian Animal and it’s Favourite Food

Pine Street Creative Arts Centre plans specific events and exhibitions each year which provide opportunities for children to participate in and display their valuable and unique creative expressions to a wider community audience. The showcase children’s event in the Pine Street calendar is the WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY Children’s Art Competition and Exhibition.

Open to entries from children aged 5 – 12 years old, this annual competition and exhibition encourages environmental awareness through the arts, with the aim of educating children and their families to integrate sustainable actions into their everyday lives. World Environment Day is not just about recognizing our environment but also about encouraging people to ‘think and be green’.

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Here Now Pink

smart ARTS 2013 mini-fest is here! Held over National Youth Week, smart ARTS showcases the creative talents & initiatives of young people aged 15-26yrs. The mini-festival features a launch party, art exhibition & free workshops.
HERE & NOW art exhibition
The 2013 smart ARTS mini-fest exhibition features a collection of artworks made by young people exploring the theme ‘HERE & NOW’. The exhibition features sculpture, installation, painting, drawing & photography. All artworks focus on issues that are affecting young people locally & globally. The exhibition also includes large scale collaborative art works made by various youth collectives & organisations. The exhibition will provide a feast for the senses & will take you on a journey that transcends the confines of the gallery space.
Celebrate the launch of Youth Week in the City on the 5 April at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre with live music, art installations, projections, film , performance & experimental electronica in the Pine Street gallery & surrounds. Launch night is more than just an opening party – it is a multimedia experience incorporating sound & visuals!


Our furry four legged friends and their humans were invited to submit photos of themselves and share their personal stories, to help create awareness about the plight of abandoned, surrendered and neglected dogs.
All submission’s have been added to the existing My Human Family exhibition which is being shown at the Margot Hardy Gallery in April 2013. Photos and stories will go up on a gallery pin-board and be entered into the DOG DIARY fostering campaign.

Presented in partnership with Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, Nick Baldas, BUMP Productions and the Margot Harding Gallery.
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Venue: Margot Harding Gallery, Foyer of Building 23, University of Western Sydney (Bankstown Campus), Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra
Launch: Saturday 10 April at 2pm
Exhibition Dates: 10 – 30 April 2013
RSVP: by Thursday 11 April to Rosemary Hopkins on (02) 4620 3460 or r.hopkins@uws.edu.au
For further information visit the My Human Family Facebook page

Manners are Necessary A Photographic Exhibition by Stuart Garske

Opening Night Launch: Friday 15 March, 6pm – 8pm Runs until 25 March
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5.30pm, Saturday 12pm – 3pm
MAN, Manners Are Necessary, is Stuart Garske’s first solo photographic portraiture exhibition. The theme of masculinity and our gay communities’ fascination with hyper-masculinity, straight-acting and ‘MASC’ was the inspiration for this series. Stuart approached a variety of men though social media apps such as Grndr and Scruff, to sit for a portrait in their own homes and share with you a truthful, relaxed view of themselves. Perhaps even a lesser seen side of their natural masculinity. “Masculinity can be unique. As unique as the men I have photographed.” Stuart Garske www.stuartgarske.com.au
Major Sponsors: Pixel Perfect Emergent Designs


Opening: Saturday, March 2, 12pm – 3pm
Dates: 2 – 14 March, 2013
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Sarj Hada’s first Solo Exhibition will feature most of his early oil paintings. Sarj was born in Kathmandu, Nepal and has been living in Australia for 10 years. His works have been compared to the likes of Pollock, De Kooning & Whiteley, and described as ‘intense & exciting abstracts’.

Grandma’s St‘, Oil on Canvas.

Brenton Parry; FREEDOM (Coinciding with Mardi Gras 2013)

Opening Night: Friday, February 15, 6-8.30pm.
Show Dates: 15-28, February, 2013

“My last exhibition was very dark in tone and highlighted people’s deep insecurities and their need to put up defences,” explains Parry. “Freedom is a much more positive exhibition and has allowed me to highlight people’s confidence and comfort within themselves and in nature. I grew up near the beach and near water. That was when I felt most free. The Freedom exhibition captures the way it feels to be comfortable with myself and with others that are important to me.” www.brentonparry.com
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Pine Street Gallery 64 Pine Street, Chippendale.
Ph: 9245 1503
Gallery Hours: Mon – Friday 9.30 – 5.30pm Saturdays: 11am – 4pm

1 – 22 November 2012
Opening night: Friday 2 November, 6pm – 9pm
The Memory Trap is a body of sculptural works that explore visual & sensory encounters experienced by the artist. The works on display include interactive pieces that encourage the viewer to engage with each work on a personal level.

Rose Daridis is a clay artist & sculptor who has been working in various sculptural mediums for the past 20 years. This is her second solo show. The works on display explore a new direction for the clay artist, featuring not only works in clay, but various mixed media pieces utilising found objects & discarded treasures.

Please note the gallery will be closed Saturday 18 November & every Sunday.

‘One Day You’ll Understand’ Guy James Whitworth

19 – 30 October

Guy James Whitworth latest show is all about aging disgracefully. It is an exploration of the devil may care attitude and lack of concern of what anyone thinks, that growing older can bring. His last exhibition ‘Like Neon Within’ at this gallery last year was a hit with both critics and buyers, with ABC calling him ‘inspiring’ and ‘collectable.’ Whereas last year’s show was made up of unworked life drawing and simple sketches, this latest collection is composed of elaborate paintings, portraits and collages, whilst still using the colours and graphic style he is known for in his sketches.

Pine Street’s Annual Outreach Group Exhibition

25 October – 4 November
Launch: Thursday 25 October, 3:30pm – 5pm @ 107 Projects,
107 Redfern Street, Redfern
An exhibition of works created in Pine Street’s Outreach Programs, including painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, mosaics, jewellery and multi-media.
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm

Pine Street’s Annual Student Exhibition 5 – 16 October 2012

Launch: Friday 5 October, 6pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday 11am – 2pm

Part of the City of Sydney’s Art & About Festival, this annual exhibition of student works is not to be missed! Featuring ceramics, printmaking, painting, drawing, stencil art, silver jewellery and more.

A leap of faith, a leap into the unknown, a leap forward. The emotional conflict of doubt and optimism involved in holding an exhibition for emerging final year artists from the Sydney Gallery School takes on a physicality in new sculptural works.
The work is as varied as the artistic outlook of the individuals. A diverse range of materials and approaches provides an exhibtion of interesting elclecticism. Steel, plastic, timber, bronze contrast and compliment to provide an exhibiton of broad appeal and from the point of view of the artists and their work – a leap into the unknown.
LEAP will be officially opened on Tuesday 25th September at 6pm by Will Coles, Sculptor and street artist.

Three Ways Group Exhibition Jen Fitzell, Karen Greenwood, Lynn Wallis

1 – 6 September, 9:30am – 5:30pm weekdays
Opening Drinks with the Artists: Saturday 1 September, 2pm – 4pm
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Dots, Maps and Light Boxes

19 – 31 July
Launch: Thursday 19 July, 6pm
Closing Night: Tuesday 31 July, 6pm – 8pm
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm, Sat 11am – 4pm

George Washingmachine is mainly known as a jazz musician. He tours Australia & Europe, and recently returned from The Ascona Jazz Festival in Europe.

He has been active in the visual arts for a number of years.
George has been working on a series of light boxes and some recent works in his Island girls series.
He is very excited also by his portrait of Australian Pop Icon, Martin Sharp.
Come along and enjoy the work!

My Human Family; Rescue Dogs Find a Home, Community Photographic Project 2012

Exhibition Dates: 5 – 14 July 2012
Open Day Launch: Saturday 7 July 2012, 12pm
Last Day: Saturday 14 July, 12pm – 3pm

With the aim of creating awareness about abandoned, surrendered and neglected dogs, the My Human Family community photographic project invites our rescued four legged friends and their humans to submit family photos and share their personal stories.
Go to the Project webpage
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Through the Windows of My Mind

Art Works by Staci Crutchfield and Sam Mallinson
Clay, Digital Prints and Mixed Media
20th June – 3rd July 2012
Opening Night Launch Friday 22nd June 6pm – 8pm
Gallery open 9:30am – 5:30pm (Monday – Friday), 12pm – 3pm (Saturday), Closed Sunday

Sam Mallinson – Digital Prints Educated at ANU and UNSW in mathematics, physics and engineering.
Sam’s technique evolved from his use of mathematical transformations to analyse experimental data. He has applied this technique to his own photographs, linocut prints and drawings, physical & digital ephemera and other artists’ works. Impressions are made on Epson Velvet Fine Art and Archival Matte papers using an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer.

Staci Crutchfield – Ceramics Has attended numerous short courses in Ceramics around Australia.
Staci’s main interest is in techniques using natural materials to impart colour, as in the Japanese Bizen tradition. Her pieces are hand thrown bowls formed without the use of a wheel fired in sagars packed with concentrated food waste, ash and garden clippings. Clay used is a compound of raku, stoneware and earthenware aged with biodegradable waste added.



Children’s Fine Art & Digital Art Competition & Exhibition
6 – 18 June, Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.
2012 Theme: Green Economy Sustainable Agriculture and Clean Energy
Launch Artworks will be displayed and competition winners announced at the official exhibition launch on Saturday 9 June, from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Official announcement of winners will take place at 2:00pm.

Location: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, first floor Gallery, 64 Pine St Chippendale.
More Information
Contact Pine Street’s Children’s Program Coordinator, Bess O’Malley
Phone: (02) 9245 1502

Email: bomalley@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
Avoid, Reuse, Recycle… find out how at www.zerowaste.org.au

Catherine of Aragon, 2012 www.rowenahall.com

History Bearing; A solo exhibition by Rowena Hall

May 2 – 14
Opening Night: Wednesday 2 May, 6pm – 8:30pm
Exhibition to be opened by film critic Peter Castaldi
Hours: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 5:30pm, Sat 11am – 4pm
Rowena Hall’s first solo exhibition, History Bearing, combines the narrative conventions of tableaux with those of staged photographic portraiture. The work is designed to reveal historical stories (850 AD to the 1960s) of women with emphasis on their fertility. This dynamic series of work is timely, readjusting the way the female body has historically been represented by including fertility as part of the norm, as opposed to treating it as something to be excluded.

Bambini without Borders; by Alessandro Perini

Opening 18 May 6pm 17 – 29 May

In 2010 Alessandro travelled to Africa to spend time photographing in an orphanage called the Watoto Wema Centre in Kenya, where he had a chance to live with the children and document some unforgettable and heart-warming moments. Once back in Sydney he decided he wanted to find a material way to help the children and their carers.
He set about building a website and created a way for people to donate directly to them. He also realised he could make a difference by selling his images as prints and in book form. This project now includes his recent visit to the Shanghai Healing Home for orphaned babies suffering cleft palate. This exhibition is designed to assist in creating awareness and an ongoing relationship with impoverished orphanages around the globe.
Cick here to download the exhibition invitation www.aletheintruso.com


13 – 27 APRIL
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smart ARTS is a youth arts & cultural festival showcasing the creative talents and
initiatives of young people in the areas of visual arts, film, performance arts and music.

smart ARTS is held during National Youth Week (13-22 April 2012) and will feature a range of cutting edge arts & cultural events happening over two weeks. The 2012 festival will feature live music, an art exhibition, live art, film screenings, fashion, drawing games, street art tour, free workshops & interactive installation projects across a varied program of exciting art events & cultural gatherings. All event are FREE. Click here for more info

Fairy Bread Day
Submission dates: 1 Jan – 18 Mar
Exhibition dates: 21 – 31 Mar
Family fun day & exhibition launch: Sun 25 Mar, 12pm – 3pm @ Pine Street Creative Arts Centre
For further information contact Nick at PRIDE In Colour: prideincolour@hotmail.com

FAIRY BREAD DAY Exhibition and Family Fun Day

Children Exploring the Family Unit through Art
21 – 31 March 2012 FAIRY BREAD DAY is a unique community exhibition & family fun day exploring diverse family units through the eyes of our children. Be part of the exhibition by sending drawings to Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, GPO Box 1591, Sydney 2001. Then join us for our free family fun day on 25 March! Face painting, balloon making, a magic show, a choir, badge making and yummy fairy bread will be some of the fun events your family can enjoy. You can also pose for a digital photo rainbow family portrait. Download Exhibition Flyer

Vida; Maria Prada, An exhibition of photography

Launch: Friday 2 March 6.00 – 8.30pm
Exhibition Dates: 2 – 13, March, 2012
Maria Prada is a Sydney-based Colombian born photographer whose interest lies in documenting the beauty and mystery in the ‘everyday’. Taken over a ten year period, Prada takes us through her travels around the world, where she has aimed to capture the essence of human emotion and the beauty of the seemingly ordinary.
Opening Hours Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sat March 10: 12pm – 3pm
Fiona Martin

Enchanted Garden Fiona Martin

An exhibition of metal and textile jewellery.
Exhibition Dates: 18 – 28 February, 2012
Launch: Friday 17 February 6.00pm
Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Techniques such as crochet, knitting and embroidery are used with silver and copper wire and various other materials including gems, glass and textiles to create unique and highly individual jewellery.

The garden forms the theme for this exhibition, with jewellery inspired by flowers commonly seen around Sydney but also more whimsical interpretations.
Click here for Image Gallery
An Amnesty International Human Rights Innovation Fund 2010 Grant Project

MANUWANGKU, Under The Nuclear Cloud; Photographs by Jagath Dheersekara, Curated by Sandy Edwards

17 – 29 January 2012
Launch: Tuesday 17 January, 6.30pm
RSVP by Friday 13 January
Contact Natalie Wasley 0429 900 774 or natwasley@gmail.com
Open Mon to Fri: 9:30am-5:30pm
Sat 21 and 28 Jan: 11am-3pm
Public holiday 26 Jan: 11am-3pm
Click here for Exhibition Invitation

Artist Statement (Jagath Dheersekara) Muckaty is situated on Warlmanpa country, 120 km north of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. Traditional Owners call the area “Manuwangku”. Nomination of their traditional land as a domestic nuclear waste dump site in 2007, coupled with proposals for Australia to “lease” uranium and take back radioactive waste from overseas nuclear power operations, have generated justifiable fear and concern amongst the Aboriginal communities in and around Muckaty (Manuwangku). They have responded to the nomination with ongoing protests to defend their right to live in a clean and safe environment, free of hazardous waste. The photo project “Manuwangku, Under the nuclear cloud” for which I received Amnesty International Human Rights Innovation Fund Grant in 2010, is focused on this community under threat. Living with them and experiencing their socio-cultural life and activism, I attempted to document the spirit, connection to land and the collective voice of this community as they try to resist institutionalised racism manifesting in this instance in a move to convert their traditional lands to a dumping ground for nuclear waste.

From the Curator’s Notes (Sandy Edwards)
Jagath spent time living with the communities documenting ‘their spirit, connection to land, and collective voice’. We are familiar with images of protest and action that have in fact taken place in the community however Jagath chooses to take a different approach. With great sensitivity and a nonintrusive camera (not an easy mode and one which can only be achieved with complete collaboration by those being photographed) he records the daily life of a broad range of community members, men, women and children. The images are disarmingly simple yet leave a strong impression … Muckaty is a small community sitting in a low scrub desert landscape with the predominant colours created by soft red earth, long green grasses and blue cloud scudded skies. By contrast the built environment is striking for its vibrant primary colours in the walls of rooms and on people’s clothing. With a naturalistic eye Jagath records with great subtlety the relationships between family and community members. We see them in kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms as well as in the outdoor environment. Children play pool, women gather plants, make art and watch television, men are shown in relation to women and children. There is much revealed in body language. We experience a poignancy at viewing such normalcy of life knowing that it may well be destroyed for this tribal group.

Home is Where Your Art is… Pine Street’s Staff Exhibition

Launch: Friday 2 December, 6pm
Runs until Friday 16 December
Open Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm

Come and celebrate Summer at the opening of Pine Street’s Annual Staff Exhibition – witness first hand the creative skills of the artists working at our Centre. The exhibition will feature an inspiring display of artworks across the disciplines of ceramics, printmaking, silver jewellery, sculpture, painting, drawing, stencil art and more. Come and enjoy the art, and perhaps pick up some creative gift ideas for Christmas.
Foreground Art by Isabel Watts
Background Art by Rebecca Baird
Invitation Design by Craig Bunker


Double Pass

Featuring collaborative ceramics works by Pine Street tutor Evan Wills and Pine Street students Emma Peters, Melinda Craig, Sophie Tourrier, Summer Chan, Tatiana Wans, Tristan Harmen, Zoe Mahony.
Launch: Friday 18 November 6.30pm
Exhibition Dates: 18 – 30 November
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm

LIKE NEON WITHIN; Guy James Whitworth

Launch: Wednesday 2nd November at 6:30pm
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday 2nd – Saturday 12th November 2011
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 12pm – 3pm

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This is Guy’s first Sydney exhibition in almost a decade and his first ever made up of life drawings and portraits. ‘What I was really trying to do was capture the inner being whilst using colour and line to describe the outer.’ He says smiling, ‘These aren’t traditional portraits as such but an attempt to try and depict the sitter’s dreams and passions.’ The bright neon colours used in these recent works offer a dramatic contrast to his previous exhibition of mostly black and white paintings which had a far more superficial, fashion magazine feel. The pieces making up this exhibition range from quite small, intimate portraits to large, oversize explosions of colour and form. ABC Sydney said ‘this show is sure to be a hit’ and What’s on Sydney called the show ‘exciting’ and ‘not to be missed.’

Click on the links below for media write ups about Guy’s upcoming show:ABC Timeout Liveguide


Pine Street’s Annual Outreach Exhibition 2011

Venue: Carriageworks Foyer, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (This venue is wheelchair accessible)
Exhibition Dates: 12 – 22 October
Official Launch: Thursday 13 October, 3.30pm
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm; Sat 9am – 1pm

Join us at Carriageworks for the launch of our annual Outreach Exhibition. The City of Sydney’s Councillor Phillip Black will be officially opening the show on 13 October at 3.30pm. Featuring works produced in Pine Street’s 2011 Outreach programs, including 2D and 3D mediums – painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, mosaics, and jewellery. Click here to download an invitation flyer

Mental Health Inc. presents Recovery In Art

@ Pine Street Creative Arts Centre
Exhibition Dates: 20 Oct – 28 Oct 2011
Opening launch: Friday 21 October 12 noon
Launch RSVP to NSW CAG required
Email: info@nswcag.org.au or phone: 02 9332 0200
For more information go to www.nswcag.org.au
Opening Hrs: Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm; Sat 12pm – 3pm
Click here to download the invite flyer

Vijaya Sen, in association with The City of Sydney presents… INSIDE OUTSIDE

An Exhibition of Paintings
4 – 15 October 2011
Launch: Saturday 8 October at 11:30am
RSVP: 0415 247 190 or 0405 221 853

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 11am – 2pm
Vijaya and her artwork Artist’s Statement
My childhood absorption in art led me to complete a BA (Visual Arts) at the Australian National University where I graduated in 1998. Since then I have pursued art, developing in a range of styles and materials and, when living in Canberra, regularly exhibiting my work in both group and solo exhibitions. This is my first solo exhibition in Sydney following my inclusion in a private exhibition in North Sydney last year. At university and since graduation my output has included dry point etchings in some of which I responded to travels in India and Italy. A number of these were shown in a 2001 exhibition at the Megalo gallery. Other exhibitions also featured Australian and Parisian images in gouache and acrylic. In 2007 I won 2nd Prize at the City Heart art exhibition with a water colour portrait. I took part in a solo exhibition at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Building in 2009 and the Belconnen Community Centre’s Artist Proof group exhibition in the same year. In addition I was invited to submit work to a community exhibition at a Civic venue the following year. Portraiture involving family and friends has been a constant in my art with some of my favourites being detailed pencil drawings. I also paint using acrylic medium, exploiting its potential for colour and immediacy; and more recently I have used oils. For my current exhibition, Inside Outside, I have concentrated on acrylic and water colour painting. My works express my sense of selfhood, my cultural background and my natural surroundings. Some are highly symbolical of experiences and influences, allowing me to express personal and individual responses to life and art in a meaningful way.

Inside Outside expresses ideas, imaginings and feelings in relation to subjects ranging from people close to me, cultural influences, pets, places that include churches and beaches and, of course, nature. Vijaya Sen October 2011

Annual Students’ Exhibition Part of the City of Sydney’s Art & About Festival

16 – 28 September 2011
Official launch: Friday 16 September, 6pm

We are very please to announce that the City of Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, will be opening the exhibition! Come and celebrate Spring at our annual exhibition, featuring artworks from Pine Street programs run throughout the year – ceramics, porcelain, printmaking, silver jewellery, painting, drawing, stencil art and more.

All our Term 4 2010 and Term 1, 2 and 3 2011 students are invited to submit works created in our studios. Click here to download the info letter and entry form (page 2 of the letter). Click here to download the exhibition flyer

Market Street, Linocut by Mike Cook, Pine Street Printmaking Student

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29 August – 10 September
Launch: Wednesday 31 August, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm, Closed Sunda
What are masks? Six artists from different and diverse backgrounds form together like Voltron in an attempt to peel back the concept, reveal the meanings, and expose the monsters and disfigured freaks that lurk behind them. Join the artists for opening night drinks on the 31st August – lucky door prize for the best mask!
Featured Artists: Lewis McKeown
Christie Torrington
Zihni Chirali
Tamara Killick
Click here for the exhibition press kit
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“Uncivilised Scenes”

40 Photographs by Sally McInerney
10 – 22 August
Launch: Thursday 11 August 6pm
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm,
Closed Sunday

Click here for the invitation flyer

Sometimes the workings of Nature coalesce with signs of human industry so that a truce is formed between the two powers – the wild and the civilised – and a beautiful, transient third territory appears, a prospect of the world going on without us.
Archival pigment photographs on Canson Rag paper


AWY 087 Koorawatha 2009
Algal blooms Gunning 2004
White chair near Blacketts Creek 2004

Pine Street Printmakers

20 – 30 July 2001

An exhibition of works by Pine Street’s printmaking students

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Sydney Diaries: Urban Constructs

Exhibition: 1-18 July 2011
Opening night: Friday 1 July 6-8pm
Opening Times: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm, Saturday 12:00am – 3:00pm
Featuring the work of: Jessica Angelina Rungkat, Christine Pizzuti & Aditi Bhonaghiri
Sydney Diaries: Urban Realities is an exhibition exploring Sydney through the eyes of three Sydney based photographers. With each artist focusing on their own individual personal interpretation and exploration of the city, Sydney is captured in dream like colours and in more classic black and white images.

As all three photographers were born overseas, namely in India, Italy and Indonesia the city of Sydney is captured through the multicultural eyes of the people that call this city home.

Please join us at Pine Street Gallery, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale for our opening night drinks on Friday 1 July 2011 from 6 – 8pm.

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City of Sydney’s Pine Street Creative Arts Centre,
in partnership with the City’s Sustainability Unit present….


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