Arts & Inspiration

Arts & Inspiration


    Discover ARTEXPRESS – a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Education Standards Authority. It is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work created by students for the 2017 New South Wales Higher School Certificate. The bodies of work represent a broad range of subject matter, approaches, styles and media that reflect the high quality of Visual Arts education in New South Wales.

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    Address: Newington Armoury Gallery – Jamieson St, 2127
    Open: Monday – Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm


    Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary arts centre that has six galleries (with changing exhibitions produced and presented by Casula Powerhouse), a 326-seat theatre, artist studios, Clayhouse Ceramics Studio, live-in facilities for artists, internal and external public artworks, collection storage facility, retail areas including café and bar, and green open spaces. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre runs a multi-disciplinary arts program that includes exhibitions, theatre, live music, dance, workshops, seminars and education programs.

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    Address: 1 Powerhouse Rd; Casula, 2170
    Open: Monday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm


    Parramatta Artists Studios is at the fore of contemporary artistic production. Located in the centre of Parramatta’s CBD, in the heart of Western Sydney, the Studios offer affordable non-residential/residential studio and exhibition space to emerging and established contemporary artists.

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    Address: Level 1 & 2, 68 Macquarie Street, Parramatta, 2150
    Open: Open for public programs and by appointment only


    Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) has built a reputation for its fresh and innovative approach to creative engagement with our communities particularly via screen and digital-based platforms. Importantly, this work has been accompanied by training and professional development initiatives that have seeded new artistic work and creative outcomes. Our work fosters and increases community pride, cohesion and creativity. For over thirty years ICE has collaborated successfully with communities, artists and educators to build creative opportunity and social capacity in Western Sydney and produce art that drives cultural change.

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    Address: 8 Victoria road, Parramatta, 2150
    Open: Open for public programs and by appointment only


    C-A-C consists of a 184 seat performance studio, rehearsal studio, workshop studios, library, exhibition spaces, café, collection facilities, residency studio, retail outlet and an external amphitheatre with capacity for 2000 people. The venue showcases a continuous program showcasing visual arts, performance, dance, music, live art and emergent practices.

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    Address: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown, 2560


    Blacktown Arts is a recognised leader in the development of contemporary arts in Australia. We support artistic innovation and offer exciting, new experiences through an award-winning curated program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, residencies and events.

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    Address: 78 Flushcombe Road; Blacktown, NSW, 2148
    Open: Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm


    The Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest is one of Australia’s most beautiful regional galleries.The Gallery is set on the Nepean River and in the former home of sculptor Gerald Lewers and his wife Margo Lewers, a well-known artist.The Gallery presents a dynamic and interesting mix of exhibitions, workshops and other programs. Cafe at Lewers is set in the heritage gardens and is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal. The café is open for breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

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    Address: 86 River Road; Emu Plains, NSW, 2750
    Open: Monday – Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm


    A public gallery which offers a changing program of exhibitions upholding the Hawkesbury’s artisitic and creative heritage while showcasing the new and original. The gallery also has events and programs for people of all ages who want to learn about art.

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    Address: 300 George Street; Windsor, NSW, 2756
    Open: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 10am- 4pm, Sat Sun, 10am – 3pm


    The art and culture of Cumberland are diverse, complex and vibrant. Residents come from 124 countries and the artists in our community present a variety of art forms in our public spaces, for community celebrations and festivals, art workshops and for exhibitions at our art gallery in the Auburn Botanic Gardens, the Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio.

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    Address: Peacock Gallery, Corner of Chiswick and Chisholm Roads, Auburn, NSW, 2144
    Open: Tuesday to Sunday 11am- 4pm


    The Fairfield City Museum & Gallery (FCMG) showcases the diverse cultural heritage of Fairfield City with an extensive program of exhibitions and activities. We aim to engage and strengthen our community through the arts, culture and heritage, inspiring an interest in the past and present. FCMG offers a variety of experiences to enhance lifelong learning at all levels in an attractive setting. The museum is a vibrant place providing unique personalised experiences with an extensive program of changing exhibitions and public programs.

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    Address: Fairfield City Museum & Gallery, 634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield, NSW, 2164
    Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm


    The Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge is the home of the Magic Pudding and displays the work of artist and writer Norman Lindsay (1879-1969). Run by the National Trust, the sandstone cottage and landscaped grounds are open 7 days a week and there is a specialist gift shop and cafe. Norman Lindsay (1879-1969), artist, cartoonist, and writer, came from a family that produced five artists. Lindsay left home when he was sixteen to live with his brother in Melbourne. In 1901 he moved north to make his permanent home in the Blue Mountains, working for the Bulletin in an association that lasted almost to his death.

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    Address: 14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge, NSW, 2776
    Open: 10.00am – 4.00pm


    The largest collection of art by Australian artist, Alan Baker is now on exhibition at the new public art gallery in Camden.The gallery, known as the Alan Baker Art Gallery, is in the heritage listed building, Macaria (C.1860), which has been renovated to create the dedicated art space.Macaria was built for Henry Thompson in the mid 19th century. It showcases gabled windows, high chimneys, stone trim, wooden porch and veranda. Macaria was once a Grammar School and for many years the home of Dr. F.W. West and later other medical doctors.

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    Address: 37 John Street, Camden, NSW, 2750
    Open: Thursday to Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm