Sights, Senses, Sounds – Festival Launch

21 October
Hornsby Mall

Come and feast your eyes, ears and taste buds as we kick off the 2017 Festival of the Arts.

Featuring roving entertainment, live art, artisan market stalls, a vintage photo booth, pop-up performances and drop-in workshops at Hornsby Mall.

Pick up a festival program, view artists in action, listen to live music, grab some food and meet ‘Happy Dragon’.

Where: Hornsby Mall, Florence St, Hornsby
When: Saturday 21 October, 11am – 3pm
Cost: Free.

Hugh Van Schaick – Emerging Artist

17 – 22 October
Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre

The Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist Exhibition is delivered through the annual Hornsby Art Prize. It has been specifically created to provide career development and support to an outstanding local artist in the first 5 years of their professional career.

Hugh Van Schaick was awarded the Hornsby Shire Emerging Artist in 2016 for his drawing ‘Quilty’, which won both the Emerging Artist Award and the People’s Choice Award. For this exhibition, Van Schaick has picked up, where he left off with his penetrating portrait of artist, Ben Quilty, producing work that is an intense and honest observation of his self, the people in his life and how they sculpt his world.

Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: Tuesday 17 – Sunday 22 October, 10am – 4pm daily

OPENING EVENT

Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre,
25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: Friday 20 October, 6pm – 8pm.
Cost: Free.
Book: Registrations essential, book here.

Self Portrait – Hugh Van Schaick

Breathe

24 – 29 October
Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre

Join Berowra circle of artists Sandy Weule, Susanne Latimore and Kerri Fitzpatrick for their first joint exhibition.

Their work explores a variety of landscapes and still life scenes, seeking strength, truth and friendship through creativity.

Sandy WeuleKerri Fitzpatrick

Left: ‘Vincent’s Table’- Kerri Fitzpatrick, Centre: ‘Flood Waters’ – Sandy Weule, Right: ‘Gumnuts’ – Susanne Latimore

Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: Tuesday 24 – Sunday 29 October, 10am – 4pm daily

OPENING EVENT

Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre,
25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: Friday 27 October, 7pm – 9pm.
Cost: Free.

inTransit – Untethered Fibre Artists

31 October – 12 November
Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre

inTransit is the third annual exhibition title for the untethered fibre artists – an exhibition group that is creating a series of related works over a five-year period.

Untethered fibre artists create, exhibit, and document fibre artworks which are related to the title. Each new title builds upon the last and adds to untethered’s evolution and exploration within fibre arts.

In this third iteration of the exhibition, artists explore the significances of place, memory, time and states of being in transit through fibre.

Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: Tuesday 31 October – Sunday 12 November, 10am – 4pm daily

Opening event

Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre,
25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: Friday 3 November, 6pm – 8pm.
Cost: Free.

Transition (detail) by Cathie Griffith Photo: Janet Tavener

Quirky Circus

4 November
Hornsby Park

Back by popular demand – the circus is coming to town! An evening of excitement, adventure, magic and a dash of danger.

Expect the unexpected as Circus Akimbo bring you a show brimming with talent. These performers are guaranteed to entertain you with their flamboyancy and fun.

From 5pm, kids young and old can try their hand at circus tricks with Circus Akimbo. The main attraction will commence at 5:30pm.

Bring your picnic rug, grab some popcorn or food on offer and get a front row seat for the Quirky Circus!

Where: Hornsby Park (in front of Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre)
When: Saturday 4 November, 5pm – 7pm
Cost: Free.

Please note there will be no bottled water sold at the event. Bring your own water bottle to top up at Council’s free water refill station. Let’s fight the war on waste together.

Check this website for details in the event of wet weather and for food stall options.

quirky-circus map

Circus Akimbo

Studio ARTES

10 – 11 November
33 Jersey St, Hornsby

Studio ARTES is a unique organisation that provides tailor-made creative activities and life skills for adults living with a wide range of disabilities.

Studio ARTES is a vibrant creative centre and caters to the needs of the individual. Members come from all over Sydney to experience the exceptional opportunities this Hornsby based organisation provides.

MEET THE ARTISTS

Pop Up Exhibition at Studio ARTES featuring artists in mixed media, sculpture and textiles. Refreshments provided.

Where: 33 Jersey Street, Hornsby
When: Friday 10 November, 3-5pm
Cost: Free

 

ART WORKSHOPS

Run by Studio ARTES, come and explore techniques and drawing styles using different mediums.

Where: 33 Jersey Street, Hornsby
When: Saturday 11 November, 10am – 1pm
Cost: Free. Registrations essential, numbers limited. To register, please visit the Studio ARTES website. Tea and coffee provided.

WORKSHOP 1 Felted Jewellery

Working with colourful merino wool fibres, layer colours, add textures and sculptural elements to create a hand felted cuff while learning the basics of felting.

WORKSHOP 2 Portrait Drawing

Learn the basics of drawing a face and how to get a likeness in a stress free, relaxed environment. Beginners
are welcome.

WORKSHOP 3 Coffee printing

Learn a variety of intaglio printmaking techniques on cardboard plates. Coffee will be used as the primary colorant, along with printing inks and various masking materials.

Arcadian Artists’ Trail

11 – 12 November
Various locations

The Arcadian Artists 2017 Exhibition and Art Trail is a unique city-country experience in rural Sydney.

Visit eight studios to enjoy the works of fifty participating artists. Works are for sale, refreshments are available and demonstrations will take place over the weekend.

OPEN EXHIBITIONS AND ART TRAIL

Where: Art trail through Arcadia, Berrilee, Dural and Galston.
When: Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 November, 9am – 5pm
Cost: Free.
For more infomation and location of studios, please visit arcadianartists.com.au.

Lyrebird Arts Community

11 – 12 November
Various locations

Featuring original work by 14 local, visual artists – showcasing painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, glass and
fibre art.

All artists will be available for a chat about their work and the inspiration behind their art. Works are for sale and you can register for free workshops including hand printed tea towels and handmade paint brushes.

OPEN EXHIBITIONS AND ART TRAIL

Where: Art trail through Hornsby, Wahroonga and surrounding suburbs.
When: Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 November, 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free.
To register for workshops and to find out more, please visit Lyrebird Arts Community website.

Hornsby Art Prize

15 – 26 November
Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre

Not to be missed – this annual exhibition is a showcase of the best paintings, drawings, prints and 3D works submitted to the 2017 Hornsby Art Prize Competition.

The works have been submitted by artists locally and nationally, and selected by judges, Rebecca Pierce, Roslyn Kean and Greg Hansell. The exhibition and competition is organised and sponsored by Hornsby Shire Council and delivered in partnership with Hornsby Art Society.

FINALISTS’ EXHIBITION

Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: Wednesday 15 – Sunday 26 November, 9am – 4pm daily
Cost: Free.

AWARD NIGHT

Celebrating visual arts in the Hornsby Shire, this special night will reveal the winners of the 2017 Hornsby Art Prize competition.

Enjoy fantastic food, art and a performance by Mimosa Ensemble, in the surrounds of Hornsby Shire Council’s award winning heritage building, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre.

Where: Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
When: Saturday 18 November, 6pm – 9pm
Cost: Free.
Book: Registrations Essential. Please book here.

Hawkesbury River Writers

16 November
Hornsby Library

An inaugural event for the library presented by the Hawkesbury River Writers Group, come listen to engaging writings accompanied by jazz music.

First established in November 1999, the group meets once a month for a discussion and to view each other’s latest works.

Where: Hornsby Library 28-44 George Street, Hornsby.
When: Thursday 16 November, 6.30pm
Cost: $5, refreshments provided.
Book: Registrations essential.

Photo Credit – Elizabeth Kelly