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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 are now open for 2014/15 Residency.   Applications close Friday 4 July 2014 at 5pm.

2014.15 Resident Artist Flyer.pdf
Proposal Guidelines Resident Artist Program.pdf


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

Wollongong Art Gallery Contemporary Watercolour Prize
$10,000 (Acquisitive) Prize
Is a biennial competition open to artist from around Australia. The prize aims to encourage innovation and experimentation in watercolour painting, including works on paper in watercolour, acrylic, gouache, pen and ink, and watercolour mixed media
Entry forms must be submitted with entry fee ($40.00) by 5pm Friday 4 July 2014.
James Kiwi Traditional Watercolour Prize $2,000 (Local)
Is open to residents within the boundary of Helensburgh in the north, the Southern Highlands in the west and Gerringong in the south. This is for paintings on paper which use watercolour only, applied in a transparent, traditional watercolourist style, in keeping with the teachings of James Kiwi.
Entry forms must be submitted with entry fee ($20.00) by 5pm Friday 4 July 2014