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Wollongong Art Gallery Friends
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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.

Applicants are now open for the 2014-15 Resident Artist 
Proposal will be accpeted no later than 5pm Friday 4 July 2014.
2014.15 Resident Artist Flyer.pdf
Proposal Guidelines Resident Artist Program.pdf

 Image: Resident Artist 2013/2014 Jasmin Carter in the Gallery studio.
 Photograph by Bernie Fischer

Wollongong Art Gallery Friends
Photographic Prize

2013 Winners 

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 in
March 2015


Grant Nowell Queen & Wine Judge
Image: 2013 Photographic Portrait Prize Winning entry titled
Queen & Wine Judge by Grant Nowell

Wollongong Art Gallery Friends  Post Codes
from the Edge
2014 Winner: Paul Baker "Cringila 1"
2nd place: Jude  Rose "Chateau Dapto"
3rd place: Ben Piggot "Coastal Glimps 1"
Presidents Prize: Linda Fuller "Greetings from Belmore Basin Australia day 2014"

This prize is a bi-annual prize to be held again in 
March 2016.

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   Image: Paul Baker Cringila 1



 Wollongong City Gallery Friends proudly
sponsored by Tyrrell's Wines