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Community Exhibition Program

The City of Ryde Community Exhibition Program has been developed to showcase and celebrate local creatives, and provide them with opportunities to publicly display their work.

Exhibitions will be held between September 2020 and June 2021 in one of Council’s four community gallery spaces:

We are delighted to announce the participants of the inaugural 2020 - 2021 Community Exhibition Program, listed below. 

Brush Farm House

Living Textures by Anna Lloyd

Living Textures

Opening event: Friday 20 November 2020, 6pm - 8pm
Dates: 20 November - 6 December 2020
Gallery hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 4pm

Artists: Anna Lloyd, Romanda Newman, Tara Axford, Eva Baer, Kelcie Bryant-Duguid, Rae Woolnough, Jennifer O'Young, Robyn McGrath,  Natasja Horne, Jenepher Walker, Anna Warren, Nicola Coady and Lisa Shepherd.

About the exhibition: 'Living Textures' presents works by a group of artists interested in connection to place and the textures of our surroundings. This exhibition features work made in response to Brush Farm House and the surrounding environment.

Artisans Ryde Retrospective

Opening event: Friday 12 February 2021, 6:30pm
Dates: 12 - 21 February 2021
Opening hours:

  • Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 February, 10:30am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 February, 1pm - 5pm
  • Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 February, 10:30am - 4pm

Artists: Nine members of Artisans Ryde: Andrea McFarland, Helen Hukins, Helen Walters, Helen Cosgrove, Margaret Fegent, Megan MacKenzie, Sammy MacKenzie, Sue Davie, Therese MacKenzie

About the exhibition: The 'Artisans Ryde Retrospective' will showcase the diverse art and craft practices of members of Artisans Ryde, and celebrate almost a decade of creative development.

Places in Nature

Opening event: Saturday 8 May 2021, 3pm - 6pm
Dates: 7 - 23 May 2021
Opening hours: Fridays to Sundays, 10am - 5pm

Artists: 15 members of the Hoju Grime (Australian painters) and Grime (Painters) in Korea. This exhibition will be curated by Ms. Annette Choi and Ms. Hyun Joo Bang.

About the exhibition: 'Places in Nature' is a group exhibition that explores beauty in nature through oil paintings by members of the Hoju Grime. The Hoju Grime, translated as 'Those who love painting in Australia', started in 2018 when five members participated in an exhibition held in Korea by the Grime group.

Around Us

Opening event: Saturday 12 June 2021, 2pm
Dates: 12 - 29 June 2021
Opening hours: Saturdays to Sundays, 10am - 4pm

Artists: Cecilia Hwang, Mee Lee, Soon Hee Park, Sun-ho Park and others.

About the exhibition: Around Us is a showcase of Korean artists, living in Sydney and Korea, responding to the surrounding natural world through art.

Ryde Library Display Cabinet

The Rambling Needle by Narda Campbell

The Rambling needle

Dates: TBC, this exhibition has been postponed due to the current health crisis
Opening hours: See Ryde Library hours

Artist: Narda Campbell

About the exhibition: Narda Campbell's works explore the different ways needle and thread can be used to tell stories, through words and pictures.

Ribbon Art Flower x ikebana

Dates: 8 - 17 September 2020
Opening hours: See Ryde Library hours

Artist: Peggy Tang; exhibition curated by Gordon Liu

About the exhibition: Peggy Tang combines ribbon art techniques with ikebana aesthetics to handcraft delicate Japanese flower arrangement miniatures and decorative accessories. 

Annette choi solo exhibition

Dates: 11 - 20 May 2021
Opening hours: See Ryde Library hours

Artist: Annette Choi

About the exhibition: Annette Choi's works are often bold and vibrant oil paintings inspired by beautiful flowers and gardens, as well as landscapes from Europe and Korea.

Ryde Library Inspiration Wall

Abstract Explorations by Marissa ODonnell

Abstract Explorations

Dates: TBC; this exhibition was postponed due to the current health virus
Opening hours: TBC

Artist: Marissa O'Donnell

About the exhibition: Marissa O'Donnell takes inspiration from moments found in everyday life to create colourful, abstract and experimental photography. 

West Ryde Library Display Cabinet

Create anything out of nothing

Dates: 8 - 18 March 2021
Opening hours: See West Ryde Library hours

Artist: Nelson Kerley

About the exhibition: With a focus on preserving the planet, Nelson Kerley reuses waste materials to create sculptures and objects that explore the challenges facing our natural environment.

More Information

For further information, contact our Arts & Cultural Development Coordinator on 9952 8316 or email

Last updated on 12 August 2020