Wollongong Art Gallery Friends is a vital part of the social life of the Gallery. It aims to bring together people who support
and nurture the role and activities of the Gallery as well as to stimulate and educate communities within the Illawarra region.
In all of its activities the Friends are committed to supporting the enhancement of the link between the Gallery and
the Wollongong community. It achieves this in a number of ways (i) through a membership base which raises funds
for acquisitions programme - the highlight of which was the purchase of artwork by quietly esteemed Australian
treasure May Barrie title Flow in 2011 (ii) sponsorship of the Gallery's annual Artist in Resident Program.
A survey of our membership between April and May 2012 provided us with valuable data about the expectations
and ongoing commitment of the current membership. As a result of the survey the committee commissioned a sub
committee to develop a 5 year strategic plan for the years 2012 -2017. See attached.
Friends Strategic Plan 2012-2017.pdf
|New Resident Artist This program is sponsored by Wollongong Art Gallery Friends and provides an excellent opportunity for local and visiting artists to gain new audiences for their work.
2013/2014 Artist in Resident Jasmin Carter.
Image: Resident Artist 2013/2014 Jasmin Carter in the Gallery studio.
Photograph by Bernie Fischer
Wollongong Art Gallery Friends
Professional category: Grant Nowell
Queen & Wine Judge
Amateur Category: Russell Thomas, Evey, Lying Around
Student Category: Bronte Ford, Scarred - My Mother Exposed
This Prize is a bi-annual prize to be held again on
1 March 2015
Image: 2013 Photographic Portrait Prize Winning entry titled
Queen & Wine Judge by Grant Nowell
Wollongong Art Gallery Friends Post Codes
from the Edge
2012 Winner: Tanya Stubbles
This prize is a bi-annual prize to be held again on
15 March - 11 May 2014.
Image: 2012 Post Codes from the Edge winning entry Angels Adventure, by Tanya Stubbles, mixed media