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For artists

The Gallery's artistic program is developed over a 3 years cycle engaging in and presenting exhibitions that explore a
range of ideas, mediums and practices. Exhibitions are scheduled on a seasonal basis with a maximum of 20 exhibitions
a year.

The Gallery has 9 distinct exhibition spaces as well as an external panel project space. It brings in a small number of
outside exhibitions and projects and develops a program of in-house contemporary art exhibitions focusing on artists
creating new work. Exhibitions although often diverse in nature are integrated in the program so that contemporary
exhibitions can also have a community focus, or broad themed shows are have a strong local relevance.

Wollongong Art Gallery Friends Resident Artist program

The Friends Resident Artist Program enables visitors to see first-hand an artist at work, participate in workshops and discuss the ideas that inform their work.
'The program is an exciting opportunity for artists of the Illawarra and beyond, and offers a centrally located studio work space for one year, plus a nominal stipend..

The residency includes:

  • studio space of approx. 75 square meters
  • separate 24 hour access
  • central Wollongong location, close to railway station.
  • lino floor, running water, sink
  • storage area
  • inclusion in Gallery public programs
  • publicity including media releases, invitation, catalogue, etc.
  • solo exhibition in the Sredersas Gallery at completion of residency
  • plus $1500 materials for a 6 month residency ($3,000 for 12 month residency)

Applications for the 2014/15 Residency will be available from April 2014.


2010-11 Artist in Residence Maree Faulkner

Image: 2010/11 Artist in Residence Maree Faulkner
(deceased 3/11/2012)


 Max Miller Chiaroscuro 2012

Image: 2012 Kiwi Watercolour Prize Winner Max Miller's Chiaroscuro 2012


The James Kiwi Watercolour Prize

The James Kiwi Watercolour Prize is a biennial award of $2000 for a work featuring watercolour as the predominant medium.

The prize was initiated from the bequest of Mr James Wambola Kiwi, a local watercolourist who left monies in his will for the establishment of an art prize that would highlight the techniques and subtleties of the watercolour medium.

The next James Kiwi Watercolour Prize will be held in 2014