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: Judy and Joe Shalhoub - Creativity Coupled
Exhibition Opens: 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 exhibition will continue until 3.00pm Sunday 11 April, 2020.
All artwork is to be collected on Monday 12 April, 2020 by 5.00pm.

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! 

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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