Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions


JOY EWART SCHOLARSHIP EXHIBITION
21 November to 2 December

Exhibition of finalists for the Joy Ewart Scholarship 2017.

Lucy Bubalo, Josephine Collins, Chloe Handsaker, Leyao (Sue) Huang, Nami Liu, Annelyse Lowe, Ruby McVicar,
Gabrielle Morey, Akshkumar Patel, Yuki Tsujioka, Jessica Xu & Tina Yip

Opening & prize giving on Thursday 23 November, 6pm.

The Joy Ewart Scholarship winner will receive $1,000 to use towards term classes or holiday workshops at the Workshop Arts Centre as well as a $100 Eckersley’s gift card. One Highly Commended, awarded with a term’s tuition with Judith White at the Workshop Arts Centre and a $50 Eckersley’s gift card. One Commended, receiving a term’s tuition with Ros Devaux at the Workshop Arts Centre and a $50 Eckersley’s gift card.

CONGRATULATIONS
Joy Ewart Scholarship Overall Winner Nami Liu
Highly Commended Ruby McVicar
Commended Yuki Tsujioka



ALIFEROUS
7 November to 18 November

Mixed media works by Fiona Johnson, inspired by feathered friends.

Opening Friday 10 November, 6.30 – 9pm. Drinks & canapes supplied.


ART MARKET & OPEN DAY
The Workshop Arts Centre on Show
Sunday 29 October, 9am – 3pm.

ORIGINAL ART for every budget & OPEN STUDIOS

Framed & unframed Paintings, Drawings & Prints, Ceramics, Sculpture & more
See the Classes & Artists at work
Kids Activities, Coffee & Great Food, Live Entertainment, Raffle & more

Click Here For more on Art Market & Open Day



TRAVAUX EN COURS
19 September to 30 September

Works by Jane Theau

Opening Thursday 21 September, 6pm.

Everyone is welcome to join a stitching session with Jane Theau on Sunday 24 September, 12 – 3pm at the Ewart Gallery.
Over the past two years many people have been embroidering a public tablecloth – men and women, young and old.
No experience necessary and mistakes and accidents are cherished!

gallery open. mon – fri 9.30am – 4.30pm & sat – sun 10am – 3pm


WORKSHOP ARTS CENTRE $100 POETRY PRIZE
Friday 22 September, 7pm

Workshop Arts Centre & North Shore Poetry Project’s poetry prize.

Escape another night of alternative facts on the TV and join a bunch of excellent local poets play with words and ideas in a way that has real meaning and art. In fact, bring your own poem, any style will do as long as it not more than 30 lines.

For the first time the Workshop Arts Centre and the North Shore Poetry Project will be combining to bring our excellent local poets together for some pizza, wine and verse and a competitive edge. Yes, the audience can vote for their favourite poem with the winner taking home a $100 prize.

The night will be hosted by Gary McCartney, a Sydney based designer, poet and short story writer. His poetry is informed by his Irish roots, remote landscapes, and a keen interest in how humanity works, or doesn’t. So, bring along that poem you’ve been hiding from the world and see it gather some friends.

Cost: $15 per person, includes pizza. Limited places available.

Congratulations to Thomas Thorpe who was this year’s Willoughby Poetry Prize winner.



DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
5 September to 16 September

Works by Thursday Ceramicists – Susie Curtis, Roma Rubensohn, Yumi Sakai-Harmelin, Kiyoshi Ando, Kwirak Choung,
Jeannie Lapping, Rosalind Dey, Sue McGuinn, Rosie Quinn, Di Swalwell, Mei-Guin Ng, Fanny Sze, Feyona Van Stom,
Katya Marden, Margaret Hall & Margaret Strobl.

Opening Thursday 7 September, 6pm.



A FAMILY AFFAIR
24 August to 2 September

Paintings by Dee Roberts, Kate Greenhalgh & Pam Roberts.

Opening Thursday 24 August, 6pm.



THE ART OF CLAY
8 to 19 August

Works by Barbara Campbell-Allen’s Monday Ceramic Group.

Opening Thursday 10 August, 6pm.



MOMENTUM
25 July to 5 August

Works by Dominique Sutton’s artists.
Sue Andrews, Lisa Ballhausen, Leon Boland, Kathy Collins, Jenny Davis, Angus Dowling, Emily Gordon, Antonia Haege,
Margo Harbison, Tweed Holman, Barbara Hutchinson, Denise Jago, Jennifer Lavender, Melanie Leijerm, Joanna Lilley,
Jennifer Melillo, Alison McBride-Ackerman, Rosie Nankervis, Annabel Pranic, Sandy Pratten, Miles Sowden, Larraine Weir

Opening Tuesday 25 July, 6pm.

Image: work by Alison McBride-Ackerman



LAND, SKY, SEA
5 to 22 July

You are warmly invited to a curated exhibition of artists:
Jan Brigden, Sharan Daly, Nadine Finlay, Margaret Gruca-Dziok, Barbara Konkolowicz,
Mandy Kopelke, Sylvia Monsted, Alison Neville, Louise Ruddock

To be opened by artist Yaeli Ohana on Wednesday 5 July, 6 – 8pm

Exhibition continues until Saturday 22 July



OUT IN THE OPEN
20 June to 1 July

Out In The Open is a collaboration between three artists of the Cornucopia Community Art Group; Simon Champ, Rosemary Dugan & Ruth Sariban, members of the One Door Mental Health Hercules House Day2Day Living art program and the Workshop Arts Centre.

To be officially opened by Willoughby City Council Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney on Thursday 22 June, 6pm.

This exhibition offers the community a unique opportunity to experience the insight, whimsy and humour which resonates from the artists' work. For these artists inclusion in a mainstream art gallery represents significant recognition of their work.




NATIONAL AWARDS EXHIBITION
2 to 17 June

Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW)
Judged by John Caldwell

You and your friends are invited to the opening Friday 2 June at 6.30pm



EWART ART PRIZE
9 to 27 May

Annual Workshop Arts Centre Members' Art Prize & Exhibition
A selective exhibition open to current members of the Workshop Arts Centre

Overall Prize $1,000 from our sponsor Kadmuim Art + Design Supplies

Judged by Mary Faith – Director, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery


CONGRATULATIONS
Ewart Art Prize Winner Lynda Fraser, 5 River Stones
Painting Winner Diana Robinson, The Laneway
Painting Highly Commended Margaret Taylor, Fowlers Gap
Painting Highly Commended Jenny Lavender, Self Portrait
Drawing Winner Jo Conde, Nyssa In Winter
Printmaking Winner Seong Cho, Trail XXII
Printmaking Highly Commended Thomasin Graham, Something On Her Mind
Ceramics Winner Susie Curtis Vessel
3D Winner Amanda Harrison High Flyer

Categories: Painting; Drawing; Printmaking; Ceramics; 3D

Judge: Mary Faith – Director, Grace Crossington Smith Gallery

Prize: Overall prize winner will receive $1,000 from our sponsor Kadmium Art + Design Supplies. There will also be winners in each category at the judges discretion.

Overall prize winner announced at the opening: Thursday 11 May, 6 – 8pm ($12 entry per person – all welcome)

Image: Felicity Unwin, Global Warming. Winner, Ewart Art Prize 2016



The Wonder Of Water: UNFRAMED
26 April to 6 May

Unframed watercolour works by members of the Workshop Arts Centre
Artists include: Ruth Busbridge, Kay Chapman, Helen Drew, Pamela Duffin, Isabel Gaven, Tina Hamson, Denise Heffernan,
John Heffernan, Susie Murphie, Jenny Saunders, Pamela Seaton and Bruce Stanley.

Opening drinks with the artists on Thursday 27 April, 6 – 8pm



WACky Kids Art Exhibition
4 to 22 April

Artworks by our young artists

Tutors Szilvia Gyorgy & Chrissie Ianssen



JUXTAPOSE
21 March to 1 April

Artists in association with The Stables Print Studio
Monica Chivas, John Crawford, Megan Edwards, Jolanta Ewart, Linda Galbraith, Ken Johnston, Roslyn Kean, Marilla Price, Yoko Tsushima, Deidre Vaill, Margaret White & Trish Yates.

Official opening by distinguished artist Ruth Burgess and drinks with the artists on Friday 24 March, 6 – 8pm

Join us on Saturday 25 March to make your own postcard, 12 – 2pm. Materials supplied.



ART WITHOUT AGENCY
28 February to 18 March

A free exhibition of art created by mechanical means.
Tim Bruniges, Karam Hussein, Bronwen Williams, Grant Stewart, Joseph Florio, Niloufar Rezaei, Jinlong Song,
Chat-Kuen Eric Yeung, Paul Greedy and Ben Denham.

Official opening Thursday, 2 March at 6pm.
The Workshop Arts Centre and Ewart Gallery presents Art Without Agency, the exhibition for our annual Festival of Other Arts (FOOA), opening on 2 March, 2017, 6-8pm as part of Art Month Sydney.

Curated by artist and Workshop Arts Centre director Jane Theau, this is the Ewart Gallery’s first exhibition of work created using mechanical and robotic means. In this exhibition the artist is once or twice removed from the art of creation. Including works by nine artists working in various media, the exhibition is a showcase of the ever-evolving and diverse nature of contemporary art.

Visitors will discover notable and provoking works, including Grant Stewart’s robotic machine, which will be perpetually drawing an abstract mural along one of the Gallery’s walls in response to visitors to the gallery, and Niloufar Rezaei’s Dispersion, which responds to breath, and is heading straight to Milan Design Week from the Ewart Gallery. Visitor interaction is required for this exhibition. Come and participate!

Pictured: Work by Grant Stewart



PAINT & PENCIL
14 to 25 February

Work by students of Mike Golding’s painting & drawing classes at the Workshop Arts Centre.

Opening Thursday 16 February, 6pm


THREE PAINTERS SHARING A STUDIO
31 January to 11 February

Jane Guthleben, Louise Frith and Pete Finlay are holding their first group exhibition of paintings at the Ewart Gallery. The three local painters share a loft studio art space in Sailors Bay Road.

Opening event: 6 – 8pm Thursday 2 February 2017


CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION & PARTY
29 November to 10 December 2016

Fundraising event for the Workshop Arts Centre
Donated works available via silent auction
Opening & Christmas party on Friday 9 December from 6pm
(all welcome – entry by gold coin donation)


JOY EWART SCHOLARSHIP EXHIBITION
15 to 26 November 2016

Works by the Joy Ewart Scholarship finalists for 2016: Michelle Chen, Amelia Johns, Noah Mullins, Gautirya Muralietharan, Anusha Pillai, Adela Nicula, Tania Stromsvag & Ashley Tan

The scholarship will enable an HSC Visual Arts student to take courses at the Workshop Arts Centre to the value of $1,000
There will be one Highly Commended, awarded with a term’s tuition with Judith White, and one Commended, receiving a term’s tuition with Ros Devaux at the Workshop Arts Centre

The winner and runners up of the Joy Ewart Sholarship for 2016 will be announced at the exhibition opening on Thursday 17 November, 6 – 8pm

Congratulations to this year’s Joy Ewart Scholarship recipient, Noah Mullins! Congratulations also to Highly Commended, Tania Stromsvag and Commended, Adela Nicula.

MOKU: OUT OF THE SHADOWS
Inksplash & Spontaneous Gestures
3 to 12 November 2016

Moku Expressionist Artists Exhibition: Trish Wade Quinn, Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen, Debianne Gosper, Catherine Madro, Sheridan Rogers, Andrea Williams, Gabrielle Edwards, Janice Baker and Sabine Le Tourneau

To be opened by Dr Neil Harrison, Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Education, Macquarie University on Thursday 3 November, 6.30pm

BOOK LAUNCH at Moku: Out of the Shadows exhibition opening on Thursday 3 November at the Ewart Gallery, Workshop Arts Centre. Out of the Shadows: Fostering Creativity in Teacher Education Programs by Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen
Published by The Learner, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing. Available online at thelearner.cgpublisher.com

Out of the Shadows: Fostering Creativity and Teacher Education Programs is a culmination of five years of research into the role teachers have played in nurturing the world’s greatest artistic minds. The study focuses on the evolution of creativity in teaching practices and finds that many methods are as relevant in today’s classrooms as they were ten thousand years ago. The ancient Chinese used a painting style known as Moku-Chi to nurture the creativity of their children.
They were encouraged to splash ink freely across rice paper, using broad, abandoned strokes to find inspiration.

This book fuses ancient and modern techniques to inspire teachers and their students.

We encourage teachers of today to learn from the lessons of the past. With a focus on Australian Aboriginal and Chinese arts and culture, comprehensive learning models and innovative teaching approaches aim to improve the art education in primary and secondary schools.


Visual Spaces; Imagined Places
21 to 29 October 2016

Painting and Drawing students of Judith White & Sculpture students of Richard Byrnes.
Opening Friday 21 October, 6 – 8pm

Beneath The Surface
06 September – 17 September 2016

Ceramic works by Lynda Fraser, William George, Montessa Maack, Beverley Mitchell, Richard Newton & Weihsin Tabbiner
Opening drinks Tuesday 6 September, 6 – 8pm

POP – Power Of Print
23 August to 3 September 2016

An exhibition of works by The Hollywood Printers – Judy Smith, Jill Harris, Prue Crabbe
Join the artists at the opening on Saturday, 27 August 2016 from 3pm – 5pm
Meet the artists on Saturday, 3 September from 2pm – 3pm

National Awards Exhibition
5 to 20 August 2016

Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW)
Judged by Michael Herron
You and your friends are invited to the opening Friday 5 August at 6.30pm