18 – 20 November
Ashley Street Green, Hornsby

Hornsby Shire Council and Hornsby RSL present Screen on the Green. Set over three nights, Hornsby will play host to a pop-up cinema on the green, featuring live performances, street food and bar; plus plenty of activities to keep you entertained pre-show.

Friday 18 November: Eddie the Eagle   eddie-the-eagle-web-marker

Screen on the Green photobooth gallery
The feel good movie of the year – EDDIE THE EAGLE is an absolute must see. Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a heart-warming story about an underdog that refused to give up. Starring Hugh Jackman & Taron Egerton, this is a comedy that the whole family will enjoy.

The event opens at 5pm for street table tennis, a retro sports photo booth, retro aerobics, an 80s feel good playlist, international food stalls including Vietnamese, German and Turkish, and Hornsby RSL’s pop up bar. Wear your best retro sports outfit for your chance to win a BEST DRESSED prize package.
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Movie starts at sunset (approximately 7:45pm).

Saturday 19 November: Disney’s Cars cars-web-marker

Disney's CarsFrom the acclaimed creators of Toy Story, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo comes CARS – a high-octane adventure comedy that shows life is about the journey, not the finish line.

The venue is open at 5pm for a classic car and fire truck exhibition, face painting, billy kart demonstration from Streetworks, a Disney playlist with your kids’ favourites and classic tunes that will inspire nostalgia for your own childhood, trackside food stalls, and Hornsby RSL’s pop up bar.
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Movie starts at sunset (approximately 7:45pm).

Sunday 20 November: Dirty Dancing   dirty-dancing-web-marker

Dancing to the beat of their hearts, heart-throb Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey star in this electrifying and sensual classic film. A vivid love story set in the summer of ‘63, DIRTY DANCING is set to pounding rhythms and vibrant dance – guaranteed to be the time of your life!

The venue is open from 5pm for street dancing inspired by the film, a Dirty Dancing playlist, Americana food stalls including The Nighthawk Diner, and Hornsby RSL’s pop up bar. Wear your best ‘60s digs for your chance to win a BEST DRESSED prize package.
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Movie starts at sunset (approximately 7:45pm).

Where: Ashley Street green, Hornsby. (Opposite Hornsby RSL)
Time: Event opens at 5pm. Film starts at sunset.


For the comfort of everyone, we kindly ask that dogs are left at home.

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Hornsby RSL

Screen on the Green is presented by Hornsby Shire Council in partnership with Hornsby RSL


17 – 27 November
Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre

Finalists’ exhibition and awards night

The Hornsby Art Prize is an annual acquisitive art award sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council. The exhibition showcases exciting new art works produced locally, and beyond. Vote for your favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award. Delivered in partnership with Hornsby Art Society.


Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: 17 – 27 November, open 10am – 4pm daily

Awards night

Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: Saturday 19 November, 6pm
Cost: Free. Bookings essential.

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Christies Design Framing Ibis Thornleight The Art Scene Ryde


18 – 30 October
Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre

Exhibition and workshop

Nicole Robertson was awarded the Hornsby Emerging Artist award in 2015 for her drawing, “Birds of a Feather”. This exhibition follows her ambitious artistic journey of discovery over the last twelve months with two broken elbows.


Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: 18 – 30 October, open 10am – 4pm daily

Opening event

Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: Friday 21 October, 6pm
Cost: Free. Registrations essential.

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Mixed media workshop for all ages

Nicole will demonstrate the fundamental concepts of mixed media techniques to create texture and patterns that can be used as a feature in an art work or as an under painting.

Students to bring:

  • 2 x medium size canvases
  • Acrylic paint (any colours)
  • Paper (old books, music sheets, recycled paper product)
  • Photo/images
  • Inexpensive paint brushes

All other materials will be supplied.

Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre,
25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: Saturday 29 October, 4pm – 6pm
Cost: Free. Limited spaces. Registrations essential.

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3pm – 8pm, 22 October Hornsby Mall

Where art, live music and food collide

Hornsby Shire Council and Westfield Hornsby enliven Hornsby Mall for a day of local cuisine, Sydney’s best musicians, live arts, free junk jewellery workshops and a few extra surprises.

Food and Drink

Celebrating the diversity of our local cuisine, Hornsby Mall will transform into a marketplace of flavours and sounds in this inaugural foodie event.

Stalls will showcase custom menus from well-known locals such as Shores, Rustic Plate and Olive Bar and Grill. You can also sample the best of international fare with House of Canton, Infuzions, Sofrito, and Fritz Weiners.

Wash it all down with drinks from Top Juice and the Top Shelf Mobile Bar Service serving wine and craft beer. To find out more about the food line up, visit the Westfield Hornsby website.


Blue Water Grill


Cafe Florence


Fritz's Wieners


House of Canton




Kangnam BBQ


Olive Bar and Grill


Oliver Brown


Rustic Plate







Live music

Taking the stage will be some of Sydney’s best up-and-coming musicians.

Equal parts raw and enchanting, sultry Sydney songstress Thandi Phoenix will prove why she is one of Australia’s most promising RnB/electronic artists, recently topping Spotify’s viral chart and making Triple J’s full rotation.

With an infectious, rhythmic sensibility to rival the very best, and humour to spare, Cuzn will make your hips shake and your heart flutter. Groove along to Marvell – a singer/song writing duo who defy categorisation with their unique bluesy-rock sound and radio-friendly pop hooks. Discover the freshest local music with pulse pop from La Vif and jam artists Lambrou Bros.

Live arts


Filling the streets will be live arts for the whole family.

Kids can make their own jewellery through re-use at a free workshop from Reverse Garbage.

See every day kitchen items come to life for a music performance by Gaia Rhythm that will get your heart thumping. Learn about food etiquette in a hilarious performance from Jetpack Theatre Collective. Marvel at our roving artworks – or hang around for our surprise guest who has been wowing audiences across Australia.

Where: Hornsby Mall
When: Saturday 22 October, 3-8pm


The Art of Dining is presented by Hornsby Shire Council in partnership with Westfield Hornsby


5 November, 5pm – 7pm
Hornsby Park, Peats Ferry Rd

An evening of excitement, adventure, magic… and a dash of danger!

Expect the unexpected in a show brimming with talent when the circus rolls into town. These performers are guaranteed to entertain you with their flamboyancy and fun. Grab your picnic rug, something to eat from the food trucks Chef Life, Bar Coco and G-Dup Burgers and get a front row seat for the Quirky Circus.

Ever seen a bearded hula hooper? Well you will at the Quirky Circus. We wouldn’t want to spoil too much of the mystery, but here is a teaser of some of the acts to feature.

Claire Reincastle
Claire Reincastle, owner of Hornsby’s very own circus school Circus Akimbo, will be performing a traditional circus act known as the Roman Rings, and is one of the very few performers in Australia specialising in this challenging apparatus. With grace, flexibility, and a surprising amount of strength, she will show you how the professionals play.

Photo credit: Brigette Grant Photography

Selkie will change the way you think of belly dancing forever. This steampunk belly dancing will captivate and surprise you mixing traditional styles with modern music.

Teen contortionist Jessica Peters will shock and astound you as she bends, twists and even sits on her own head.

DMC will get the blood pumping with a thrilling and fun mixture of acrobatics, flips, stunts, parkour, hip hop and breakdance.

Llynda Nairn is one of Australia’s few professional female jugglers, a consummate performer with over 20 years’ experience wowing crowds.

Guiding you through the Quirky Circus will be our very own ring master. From 5pm he will be ensuring you have the best seat in the house. He will challenge your skills over at the Circus Akimbo workshop area where you can try your hand at the amazing tricks on show tonight. You might be surprised at your own hidden talents!

In the event of wet weather, the event will be moved to Berowra Community and Cultural Centre. Check back here for details if wet.

Where: Hornsby Park, (in front of Hornsby Aquatic Centre)
When: Saturday 5 November, 5pm – 7pm
Cost: Free


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This event is partnered with Circus Akimbo, your local circus school offering fun & creative parties, workshops and classes for all ages to learn amazing skills and explore the world of circus.


12 – 13 November

Arcadian Artists 2016 Exhibition and Art Trail is a unique city-country experience in rural Sydney. Visit eight artists’ studios to enjoy the works of fifty participating artists. Works are for sale, refreshments are available and demonstrations will take place over the weekend.

When: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November, 9am – 5pm
Phone: 9651 6358


25 Muraban Rd, Dural

Dural Mosaic Studio
34 Muraban Rd, Dural

Ulric Steiner Studio
38 Calderwood Rd, Galston

Melanie Jai Studio
18 Megan Road, Galston

Pine Valley Studio
6 Pine Valley Road, Galston

Eastbourne Art
12 Charltons Creek Rd Berrilee

Sandra’s Ceramics Studio
10 Nollands Rd Arcadia

Kathleen Berney
31 Bloodwood Rd Arcadia


1 – 13 November
Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre

An exhibition of contemporary fibre arts from Untethered.

Ebb and flow explores social and environmental issues under this theme through various mediums including hand and machine stitch, felt, print, dye, weave, wirework and more. The exhibition contains an inspiring array of hangings, wearable and sculptural pieces revealing the diversity of work being done in the fibre arts.

Untethered was formed in 2014 by members of ATASDA (Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association), seeking to challenge the perceived boundaries of textile and fibre art through the exhibition of contemporary and innovative work.


Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: 1 – 13 November, open 10am – 4pm daily

Opening night

Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: Friday 4 November, 6pm
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Artist talks

Where: Wallarobba Artists’ Lounge, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: Tuesday 8 November and Saturday 12 November, both at 2pm
Cost: Free
Bookings essential
Tue 8 November – Book Now
Sat 12 November – Book Now