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Community Exhibition Program

Expressions of Interest for the 2020-2021 Community Exhibition Program are now closed.

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 October 2019 and June 2020 in one of Council’s four community gallery spaces:

We are delighted to announce the participants of the inaugural 2019-2020 Community Exhibition Program, listed below. 

Brush Farm House

The Natural World
Opening Event Saturday 29 February 2020, 5pm - 7pm   The Natural World by Luke Kim
Date 27 February - 17 March 2020
Opening Hours Everyday; 10am - 4pm
Artist Luke Kim

An exhibition of oil canvas works inspired by the Australian Bush, pastoral land and unique flora and fauna.

Living Textures
Opening Event Friday 24 April 2020, 6pm - 8pm Living Textures by Anna Lloyd
Date Postponed until later in 2020
Opening Hours Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 4pm
ANZAC Day 25 April, 12pm - 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 '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.
Around Us
Opening Event Saturday 6 June 2020, 10am - 4pm  Around Us by Soon Hee Park
Dates 6 - 21 June 2020
Opening Hours Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am - 4pm
Artists Cecilia Hwang, Mee Lee, Soon Hee Park, Sun-ho Park and more
About Around Us is a showcase of Korean artists, living in Sydney and Korea, responding to the natural world around them through art.

Ryde Library Display Cabinet

Doll Rescue

Dates 5 - 17 October 2019  Doll Rescue by Cheryl Clarke and Yvonne Batterham
Artists Cheryl Clarke and Yvonne Batterham (VSandO)
About An exhibition of bespoke rescued dolls and teddy bears – vintage and modern – repaired and dressed in hand-made clothes.
We are Family
Dates 14 January - 13 February 2020  We are Family by Artisans Ryde
Artists Artisans Ryde is a celebration of diverse artists collaborating to create original and innovative art in a nurturing environment in the City of Ryde.
About An exhibition of artworks displaying what family means to the artists of Artisans Ryde.
The Rambling Needle
Dates  2 - 14 May 2020  The Rambling Needle by Narda Campbell
Artist  Narda Campbell
About This exhibition is an exploration of different ways needle and thread can be used to tell stories, through words and pictures.

Ryde Library Inspiration Wall

Let’s Colour in Sydney!

Dates 3 - 17 February 2020   Lets Colour in Sydney by Haorui Zhang
Artist Jianshi Zhang
About During December and January, kids can colour in drawings of Sydney by Jianshi Zhang – decorating and redesigning their city. In February artworks will be scanned and displayed on the Ryde Library Inspiration Wall digital screen.
Abstract ExplorationS
Dates 6 - 20 April 2020  Abstract Explorations by Marissa ODonnell
Artist Marissa O'Donnell
About An exhibition of colourful, abstract and experimental photography

West Ryde Library Display Cabinet

Between the Notes
Dates 5 - 17 November 2019  Between the Notes by Stephanie Powell
Artist  Stephanie Powell
About An exhibition of sculptures based around discarded musical instruments and other found objects.


Don't Unravel Mistakes  
3 - 15 March 2020   Dont Unravel Mistakes by Christine Wiltshier

Christine Wiltshier

An exhibition of hand knitted sculptures exploring the generative potential of the unintentionally made mistake.


More Information

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


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Last updated on 18 March 2020