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 


'Unquestionably Dry' by Gus Armstrong
OFFICIAL OPENING: 6.00PM on Friday 23 April, 2021 
EXHIBITION CONTINUES UNTIL: 3.00PM Sunday, 23 May, 2021

Unquestionably Dry' is an exhibition by Gus Armstrong, a regional contemporary photographic artist. Armstrong currently resides on his farm in Kandos, New South Wales, the site of his photographic and music studios and artists residency.
Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts gallery is opening a new exhibition exploring the impact of drought on Australian landscapes and our psyche. This exhibition offers a chance for us to reflect on our own drought story and explores a future of life without water, posing questions about the sustainability of our contemporary lifestyles.
Armstrong’s compelling stories depict the extremes of the Australian landscape, which we are now seeing at the other end of the spectrum with the recent floods.
Armstrong is a prominent upcoming photographer who has recently been selected as an exhibiting artist on the Kandos WAYOUT Artspace. He has also exhibited in Sydney, Rylstone and Mudgee. His photographic style mixes elements of spontaneity with careful planning.
'Unquestionably Dry' Officially Opens at 6.00PM on Friday April 23 at The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery and continues until 3.00PM Sunday, May 23.


Waste into Art Competition 2021: 'Metal Reimagined' 
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: 5.00pm Monday, 24 May, 2021
OFFICIAL OPENING: 1.00pm Friday, 28 May, 2021
EXHIBITION CONTINUES UNTIL: Sunday, 4 July 2021

Waste into Arts is a fun way to get creative and to spread the reduce, re-use and recycle waste message. Gunnedah Shire Council is calling on students, artists and collectives to get creative and come up with something amazing for this year’s competition which is held in partnership with Northern Inland Regional Waste to promote the message to reduce, re-use or recycle waste. The theme for 2021 is “Metal Reimagined ”, providing an opportunity to use cans, wire, electrical cables and any other metal waste product, to create a unique piece of art. Artists and community groups can interpret the theme in any number of ways, from functional pieces to 2D creations.
Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery is always proud and excited to see how imaginative and creative people can be – and there is a prize of $150 for each category. Categories include:

SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS
1. Early Childhood / Preschools
2. Primary Schools
3. Secondary Schools

OPEN COMMUNITY
1. Most Creative
2. Best suits theme of ‘Metal Reimagined’
3. Functional Art (Furniture/Homewares/Inventions)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
1. The artwork voted the ‘best’ by patrons

Entry forms are available via the link below and will also be available from Council’s main administration office in Elgin Street, at the Gunnedah Shire Library and at The Civic counter. Waste Into Art 2019 submission forms and ready to hang artworks are to be submitted to The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery by 5pm 28 May, 2021.  Gunnedah’s Waste into Art Exhibition officially opens at 1pm on Friday, 28 May, 2021. The exhibition continues until Sunday, 10 November. 

ENTRY FORM LINK: 
Waste into Art Competition 2021 - Entry Form 

NAIDOC 2021: Heal Country 
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: 9.00am Monday 28 June - 5.00pm Monday 5 July, 2021
OFFICIAL OPENING: 1.00pm Friday, 9 July, 2021
EXHIBITION CONTINUES UNTIL: Friday 6 August, 2021

Gunnedah Shire Council and The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery are calling on local creatives, artists, hobbyists, schools and community groups to take the time to reflect on the national theme for NAIDOC 2021: ‘Heal Country’ and contribute to Gunnedah’s Annual NAIDOC exhibition. 

NAIDOC 2021 invites the nation to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage and equally respect the culture and values of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders as they do the cultures and values of all Australians. 

The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country asks us to celebrate and take a moment to understand the greater significance of our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage as Australians. Heal Country, heal our nation. 

Artist submission forms and ready to hang artworks are to be submitted to The Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery, 81 Chandos Street, Gunnedah from 9.00am Monday 28 June - 5.00pm Monday 5 July, 2021 . Entry forms are available via the link below and will also be available from Council’s main administration office in Elgin Street, at the Gunnedah Shire Library and at The Civic counter.

The exhibition Officially Opens 1.00pm Friday, 9 July, 2021 and continues until  Friday 6 August, 2021. 

NAIDOC 2021: Heal Country  Entry Form