ART & EXHIBITIONS

Find exhibitions and creative opportunities coming up at The Cultural Precinct and The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery.  Follow the link below to be part of the exciting experiences offered at The Gunnedah Cultural Precinct 

CURRENT EXHIBITION: ART WORD PLACE
Presented by Arts North West
Showing Friday 18 December 2020 - Sunday 31st January 2021


Two local Gunnedah Creatives, Anne Bell and Maree Kelly feature in the nationally toured exhibition, Art Word Place that is coming to Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery in December, 2020.
Art Word Place was on exhibition at The Tamworth Regional Gallery in November 2019, as part of Regional Arts NSW’s Artstate event and has also been on display at Regional Australia Institute in Canberra from March 9- June 9, 2020.
Art Word Place focuses on the interplay between text and image and was coordinated by Caroline Downer, Executive Director, Arts North West.
Eighteen writers from the Arts North West region have been commissioned to create a short poem based on their home landscape. Selected artists have then drawn on this composition as the basis and inspiration of a new work capturing the identity and sense of place of the New England North West. There are recurring themes – of rivers, plains and sky, of drought, of adversity but also of optimism.
“There are depictions of drought and bushfire ravaged lands, of sky and clouds, of adversity and of the challenges in this landscape. But then there is also the representation of strength, of resilience and of perseverance. Here we have the works with more optimism; the river, the majestic mountains, the glimpse of a new day, the detail of new growth and a sense of hope.”
Caroline Downer, Executive Director, Arts North West
Art Word Place will be exhibiting at The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery throughout December and January with the Official Opening from 1.00pm Friday 18 December, 2020. The exhibition continues until 3.00pm Sunday 31 January, 2021.
Participating Artists: Bernard Alberecht, Gabi Briggs, Leah Bullen, Peter Champion, Jan Clark, Sharon Gilmour, Michelle Hungerford, Nancy Hunt, Paula Jenkins, Maree Kelly, Rowen Matthews, Liz Munro, Liz Powell, Max Powell, , Jo White
Participating Writers: Nicole Alexander, Anne Bell, Michael Burge, Esther Gardiner, John Heffernan, Lizzie Horne, Heather Kerridge, Yvonne Ledingham, Yve Louis, Lucy Munro, Bronwyn Parry, Helena Pastor, Virginia Tapscott, Michael Thorley, Nate Weatherall.
Places: Armidale, Ebor, Deepwater, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Inverell, Invergowrie, Manilla, Moree, Narrabri, Quirindi, Rocky River, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha, Warialda and Yarrowyck


Official Opening of ART.WORD.PLACE:
1.00pm Friday 18 December 2020
EXHIBITION CONTINUES UNTIL:
Sunday 31 January 2021


UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Judy and Joe Shalhoub - Creativity Coupled
Exhibition Officially Opens: 6.00pm Friday 5 February, 2021
Continues Until: 3.00pm Sunday 7 March, 2021

Exhibition Officially Opens: 6.00pm Friday 5 February, 2021
Continues Until: 3.00pm Sunday 7 March, 2021


Judy and Joe Shalhoub are from Gilgandra, NSW. The dynamic duo are a complementary, multidisciplinary couple who work with hot glass, paint, mixed media and more.
Joe is a glass artist who makes sculptures, bowls, platters and characters out of this unusual and painstaking medium. His craft has taken him years of trial and error to perfect. Joe’s background in building, cabinet making and leadlighting has inspired his current techniques of creation with hot glass.
Judy works in a variety of mediums with various subject matters and is an active community member in the Orana region. Judy is currently the treasurer of ‘Gilgandra Alive’, the local arts council and sings with Harmony Singers in Dubbo .
The Dubbo Weekender has dubbed Joe and Judy “one of the most active creative couples in the region”. Judy and Joe Shalhoub have been part of the cultural fabric of Gilgandra and the wider region for decades and have exhibited in numerous galleries throughout NSW, with many of their creations in personal collections across the country.


Official Opening of Creativity Coupled by Judy and Joe Shalhoub
Date: Friday 5 February 2021
Venue:The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery, Chandos St
Tme: 6:00 - 8:00pm
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Light refreshments provided. Please reserve your place, limited spaces available. 

UPCOMING EXHIBITION:
International Women’s Day 2021 is #Choose to Challenge
Showing: Friday 12th March - Sunday 11 April 2021


Gunnedah Shire Council is celebrating International Women’s Day 2021 with our biennial exhibition at The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery. The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is #Choose to Challenge.  

We encourage artists, creative collectives, hobbyists, community organisations and schools to participate in a celebration of women in our lives and in our community. We are encouraging women to celebrate their own achievements through creativity.

Artwork submissions close 5.00pm Monday 8 March, 2020 with all artwork to be dropped of The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery with an attached and completed entry form. Please follow the link for a copy of the form.

The official exhibition opening will be from 1.00pm Friday, 12 March, 2020 with light refreshments provided. We ask all of community to come along and celebrate! 

The exhibition will continue until 3.00pm Sunday 11 April, 2020.
All artwork is to be collected on Monday 12 April, 2020 by 5.00pm.