WCG 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 WCG 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 2011-12 Artist in Resident Jenny Tubby – Octagonal
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
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|New Resident Artist This program is sponsored by WCG Friends and provides an excellent opportunity for local and visiting artists to gain new audiences for their work.
Jenny Tubby: Resident Artist July 2011 - June 2012
Image: Resident Artist 2011-2012, Jenny Tubby in the Gallery studio. Photograph by Bernie Fischer.
WCG Friends 2013 Photographic Prize
Professional category Grant Nowell
Queen & Wine Judge
Amateur Category Winner: Russell Thomas, Evey, Lying Around
Student Category Winner Bronte Ford,
Scarred - My Mother Exposed
This Prize is a bi-annual prize and is next scheduled for 1 March 2015
Image: 2013 Photographic Portrait Prize Winning entry titled Queen & Wine Judge by Grant Nowell
WCG Friends 2012 Post Codes from the Edge Winner was Tanya Stubbles
This Prize is a bi-annual prize the next scheduled for 2014.
Image: 2012 Post Codes from the Edge winning entry Angels Adventure, by Tanya Stubbles, mixed media
Wollongong City Gallery Friends proudly sponsored by Tyrrell's Wines