Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition

17-28 October

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby.
10am – 4pm daily. Free

Categories on display: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and 3D Works.

Hornsby Library,  28-44 George St, Hornsby. View opening times.

Categories on display: Digital Art – Stills.

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Celebrate the best the local and national visual arts at the ninth annual Hornsby Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition. Artists submitted entries across five categories, including; Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, 3D works or Digital Art – Stills. This exhibition is a showcase of the finalists’ works.

View the list of the 2018 Hornsby Art Prize Winners

Have your say on the best in show artwork of 2018, with the People’s Choice Award.

The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual art competition and exhibition. It is organised and sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with the Hornsby Art Society.

Hornsby Art Prize Award Night

Find out the prize winners at the Hornsby Art Prize Award Night! Enjoy beautiful artwork, fabulous hospitality and dulcet tones of Cadena Strings in the award-winning setting of Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre.

When: Saturday 20 October 2018, 6pm
Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby
Cost: Attendance is free, registration essential

Wallarobba Print Studio

Fridays during the Festival, 9.30am-2pm

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby
The Wallarobba Print Studio provides a regular, weekly time for printmakers to meet in the Community Art Space and work on their own artworks, in the company of other printmakers. The Print Studio is not a class; however beginners are welcome to attend. All participants are required to bring their own equipment, paper and inks. The Print Studio provides a HillDav Printing Press, drying racks, tables, chairs and good company, in a light, airy studio in an award-winning heritage building.

The Print Studio is run by local printmakers, John Crawford and Michelle Mabbott. Printmakers of long standing and great experience, they provide assistance to all participants in the use of the HillDav Printing Press and any advice when asked for it.

The Print Studio runs on Fridays during the NSW school term, from 9:30am to 2pm. It is free to participate.

If you have no printmaking experience, you should speak directly to John or Michelle about how to proceed. Just turn up on a Friday morning at 9.30 am and they will help you.

Remembrance Remembered

22 OCTOBER, 7.30Pm

Hornsby Uniting Church, 24 William Street, Hornsby
In a prelude to Remembrance Day, Robert Harris on viola and Tonya Lemoh on piano, will perform popular classics including Danny Boy, Greensleeves, Jamaican Rumba, Pavane for a Princess, Viennese marches, waltzes and much more, celebrating the centenary of the end of the Great War with music by composers who served and survived – Percy Grainger, Fritz Kreisler, Maurice Ravel, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Australia’s Arthur Benjamin and others.

Tickets between $10 and $25. Book now

Photo credit: Carla Thackrah

Of Memory and Change

An exhibition by the 2017 Wallarobba Outstanding Local Artist, Lyndall Beck


Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby
Join local artist Lyndall Beck on a journey through time and place, memory and change in Hornsby Shire. Through the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture and screen, Lyndall has recollected and documented the people, spaces, buildings and landscapes of the area where she has resided for her whole life. With the changes to the local urban, rural and social environments that Hornsby Shire is currently experiencing, this exhibition provides an opportunity to pause, remember and appreciate.

Opening Night

When: Friday 2 November 2018, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
Cost: Attendance is free, registration preferred.

Artist Talk

When: Sunday 4 November 2018, 2pm-3pm
Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
Cost: Attendance is free, registration preferred.

Lyndall Beck – Little Boxes – Photo credit: Hornsby Shire Council


A photographic exhibition by members of the Hornsby Heights Camera Club


Hornsby Library View opening times, 28-44 George St, Hornsby

Everyone’s a photographer these days. But do you want to be inspired to take better photos?  Or enjoy what others have done?

Come and see around 100 of the best recent photographs taken by members of the Hornsby Heights Camera Club.  It is a wide-ranging collection that will challenge and entertain you.

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Bob Sendt – Standing Tall – Photo credit: Bob Sendt

Hornsby’s Heroes

ANZAC Art & Memories Exhibition

We regret to inform that this event has been cancelled.

Writing Workshops with Keith Whelan

Hornsby Library, 28-44 George Street, Hornsby

Creative Writing: 10 November, 10am – 1pm

$10, Book online or at any Hornsby Shire library
Have you always wanted to write a story but didn’t know where to start or what to include and what to leave out?  Aimed at young and old, this workshop offers invaluable advice for novice writers and will help you develop the essential tools of creative writing.  Through exploring elements of fairy tales and narratives, experienced tutor Keith Whelan will help you bring your story to life.

how to get published: 24 November, 10am – 1pm

$10, Book online or at any Hornsby Shire library
Self-publishing your work can be very intimidating, but with some planning the rewards in the end are worth it. There are many tools out there to help you publish your own book, but they don’t inform you about the ins and outs of self-publishing or how to be successful at it.  In this workshop, presented by experienced tutor Keith Whelan, you will not only learn how to self-publish a book, but how to set attainable goals, set up your branding, figure out if you need a barcode or ISBN, and decide how to market your book.

Arcadian Artists’ Trail

10 – 11 November

Various locations
Join over 50 artists and artisans for a showcase of art on Sydney’s northern rural fringe. Work includes painting, pottery/ceramics, jewellery, mosaics, sculptures, glass work, leatherwork, fashion, felting, resin work, weaving photography, printmaking and woodwork. There are great cafes and nurseries along the way, so grab your family and make a day of it.

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Where: Art trail through Arcadia, Berrilee, Dural and Galston.
When: Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 November, 9am – 5pm
Cost: Free.
For more infomation and location of studios, please visit arcadianartists.com.au.

Meredith Woolnough – Small Circles Collection

un:Seen – Untethered Fibre Artists

13 – 25 November, 10am-4pm

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby

untethered fibre artists inc. present “un:Seen”, a fibre art exhibition exploring emotion, memory, private histories and relationships between people. This is the fourth exhibition from untethered, the latest theme in a poetic, interconnected narrative from 20 artists.

Experience 40 intricate artworks that use stitch, print, dye, felt and more. Request a guided tour from one of the artists. See “un:Seen” before it travels to major galleries around Australia.

Conversations in Time – Brenda Livermore – Photo credit: Janet Tavener

Tell us your story

An exhibition by the artists of Studio Artes

17 November – 18 December

Hornsby Library View opening times, 28-44 George St, Hornsby

‘Tell us your Story’ features work by artists who have created pieces on what’s meaningful to them. This could be a personal experience, their favourite person or place, or a self-portrait. Artists have produced work in a range of mediums, including: painting, printmaking, textiles, photography, sculpture and ceramics. The show celebrates the uniqueness of each individual, and how they see and choose to depict the world.

Studio ARTES is a unique organisation that provides tailor-made creative activities and life skills for adults living with a wide range of disabilities, located in Hornsby and the Inner West.

Wildflower – Rachelle Rodriquez – Photo credit: Christopher Haysom

The Galston Gala

18 November, 2pm

Galston Uniting Church, 11 School Road, Galston
Lanyon Trio & Friends present A B-hive & a Zoo. This leading ensemble offers Rhine-Danube fare with Beethoven from Bonn, Biedermeier Vienna, Brahms in Budapest; Baltic bon-bons from Scandinavia and Russia; an Americas cruise from Broadway to Buenos Aires and the Carnival of the Animals as a fun finale to the Galston Concerts Series.

Tickets between $10 and $40. Book now.

Photo credit: Paul Lorenz

Christmas Boutique Show and Sale

North Shore Craft Group

23 – 25 November

Thornleigh Community Centre, Cnr Phyllis and Central Ave, Thornleigh
Gold coin donation

Enjoy an exhibition of beautifully hand-crafted jewellery, ceramics, textiles, wood, glass, leather. Purchase unique creations for yourself or as gifts, ready for Christmas. Delight in the onsite café, hosted by the ladies from the Hornsby Country Women’s Association.

23 November 1pm-6pm
24 November 9am-5pm
25 November 9am-4pm

Telena Routh – Xmas – Photo credit: Telena Routh

Celebrate 2018 – Ferry Artists Gallery

24-30 November, 10am – 4pm

Wisemans Ferry Central
Shops 1 & 2 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry
Enjoy an exhibition of artworks showcasing exquisite jewellery, paintings, wood work, ceramics, studio glass and much more. Purchase wonderful work made by local artists and artisans either for you or for that special Christmas gift.

Official opening night

Saturday 24 November, 5pm-7pm
Wisemans Ferry Central,
Shops 1 & 2 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry

Examples of artworks from the Ferry Artists Gallery – Photo credit: Carol Gill

In the Olden Days

An exhibition by the 2017 Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist, Samantha Wiltshire

27 November – 2 December, 10am-4pm

Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby
In the olden days is series of paintings and drawings that reflects on the charm of a bygone era. The works have been inspired by and drawn from the historical artefacts of Cheltenham artist, Samantha Wiltshire’s family and friends, the Hornsby Recollects Image Library, Hornsby Historical Society and State Library collections.

This is Samantha’s first solo exhibition, and part of the prize that she received as winner of the 2017 Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist Award. Samantha has used this creative development opportunity to draw together her twin passions of art and Australian history to create an exhibition of works that explores the past with a youthful curiosity.

Opening night

When: Friday 30 November, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
Cost: Free. Reservations Preferred

Artist Talk

Join Samantha for an artist talk about her creative journey and the process of using the historical record for creative purposes.

When: Sunday 2 December, 2pm-3pm
Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
Cost: Free. Reservations Preferred

Samantha Wiltshire – Bilgola babes – Photo credit: Matthew Weatherstone