Exhibition Program 2016

Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre's exhibition program runs throughout the year and hosts exhibitions by local artists, art societies, new and emerging artists and community groups. It also hosts national touring exhibitions, the Kogarah Art Prize, local history exhibits and special exhibitions celebrating our community.

The following exhibitions will be held in 2016: 

19 September – 2 October 2016: Kogarah Community Quilting Group & Whispered Threads

“The Joy of Colour” is an exhibition by the Kogarah Community Quilting Group that celebrates colour, harmonious, analogous, complementary, and all shades in between!

“Whispered Threads” is an exhibition by a group of 8 artists who work in textiles, producing art quilts. Now in its second year, each artist works in isolation, taking inspiration from a previous quilt. None of the artists sees the other quilts until the exhibition opening.


3 October – 16 October 2016: Peter Rudd

“Portraits and Streetscapes” is an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings exploring the colours and textures of the suburban environment of Kogarah and portraits of the artist and his friends.


17 October – 6 November 2016: St George Christian School

“A Sense of Place” is an exhibition where Year 11 Visual Arts students explore place and the individual. Students will draw upon their own experiences of life in Sydney as well as recent global events, creating artworks that reflect these themes.


7 November – 20 November 2016: Australian Chinese Culture & Art Research Institute

An exhibition of calligraphy and painting promoting traditional Chinese art to enhance communication and integrate Chinese culture and art into Australian society.


21 November – 11 December 2016: Gino Ambriano

“Southern Accents” is an exhibition of oil paintings by Southern Sydney artist Gino Ambriano that deals with Botany Bay and its surrounds, bush areas and wetlands. This area which encompasses St George and its local areas has played an important part in Australia’s history and holds a deep meaning for the artist who regularly paints plein air across this area where he grew up. A delightful collection of paintings that showcases the artist’s current response to the landscape.


12 December – 2 January 2017: Woniora Road School

“Woniora Road School Retrospective” is an exhibition of collaborative artworks, video, sculpture and mural paintings.


3 January – 24 January 2017: CASS Academy of Chinese Culture

Student works from CASS Chinese School in Kogarah. The exhibition aims to foster mutual understanding and co-operation between Chinese Australians and other Australians through multicultural activities and the promotion of Chinese culture.

For more information about individual exhibitions please call 9330 9578 or email libraryevents@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.

Find out how to apply to hold an exhibition here.