Now taking bookings for 2021.

The Watch House is located at 179 Darling St Balmain NSW

Information about hiring is available on our Contact Page or email Bookings

Interested exhibitors should submit three preferred dates to Bookings.

Allocation of space begins in July of previous year.

For current exhibitions see our Exhibitions page.
For past exhibitions see the Past Exhibitions page.


Artist, Christeene Britton, returns to the Balmain Watch House weekend 23-24 November. She will be exhibiting in Open Studio Trail as part of IWC’s EDGE Program (see events). Britton’s classic colourful ink works as well as her textural acrylic on canvas pieces will be presented as a celebration of ‘What’s not to L.O.V.E.’ Britton brings a sense of harmony, balance & intrigue to her works to encourage and support a positive aesthetic vibe. Having a background in interior design her pieces are becoming highly collectable sitting comfortably within a combination of eclectic, classic and or contemporary settings. This exhibition will also offer a selection of handmade crocheted wire jewellery. This jewellery appeals to those seeking that individual piece – a selection of which feature semi-precious stones specially paired to create stunning earrings which are super comfortable to wear given their lightness regardless of size. As these earrings are all hand…

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2019 November Saturday 23, 9am-5.00pm, Sunday 24 10am-4.30pm


Sumit Ameria, Susan Landau Williams and Martial Cosyn. These three artists were all born overseas – America, France and India. Their various interpretations of their new life in Australia are represented here in various and joyful ways. A new life and a different culture – but a culture that is generous to the creative spirit. It has encouraged a connection to the earth, the folklore and the bush – Susan with unique pottery, Martial with glorious whimsy – bringing Joie de vivre amongst us, and Sumit adapting his amazing attention to detail in exquisite botanical works. This love and appreciation of their new homeland has inspired this Exhibition – a mixture of beauty, skill and humour, and Great Fun in the Joy of Making! This exhibition is Perfect for those wanting Happiness on their walls and shelves, and for that Special present. Hoping very much to see you there. Gaudium!…

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November 2019 Friday 29, Saturday 30, Sunday 1 December and Friday 6, Saturday 7, Sunday 8 December 10am-4pm

Friday 29 6-8pm All welcome


Sophie and Jane Witter are sisters. Sophie is a painter from Tasmania, who recently had a successful solo exhibition in Hobart, while Jane lives in Sydney and works with reclaimed textiles, but they share a vision about the importance of creativity and beauty in our everyday lives. Their exhibition “Play it by Ear”,  is a celebration of the feminine gaze and the struggle to carve art out of the demands of the domestic space. Please join them for some bubbles at their opening night. Instagram accounts witterjane and wittersophie.

February 2020 Saturday 15 and Sunday 16  10am-4pm

Opening Friday 14, 5-8pm, All welcome

History room will be open 11.30 – 3pm please join us to peruse our archives, look for family names and information about your house.

February 2020 Saturdays 22, 29 and 7 March, 11.30-3pm


The Balmain Peninsula Park Painters, Mary Cullen and Susan Grant, are having their 16th annual art exhibition at the Balmain Watch House featuring many of local Balmain scenes, as well as still life, animals and travel works. The artworks include a range of watercolours, oils and etchings.  

2020 March Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 10am to 4pm

Official opening Saturday 14 at 12.00 midday All welcome

Long Nose Point, an etching by Mary Cullen.


This exhibition has been cancelled due to the Covid 19 virus outbreak A new exhibition by Livonne Larkins and Jenni Trezise This exhibition is a creative collaboration with a strong narrative. A correlation of lens and brush. as nature discards, so does humanity. These artworks reveal the rescue and valuing of that which is thrown away, that which has fallen through the cracks. Both Livonne and Jenni’s work is based on their life experiences. They deconstruct mental and social issues through their poetry and art. Whilst Jenni uses nature’s detritus which drops to the earth or is washed up by the sea, Livonne uses discarded objects bound for landfill to make artworks which create the mood in her composite photography. Ironically in order to find their potential, these objects must be discarded before being rescued hence the parallels to life and the artists themselves. Meet the artists over the weekend.

This exhibition has been cancelled due to the Covid 19 virus outbreak
2020 March Saturday 21 and Sunday 22, 10 am-4pm

Opening Friday 20 March 6pm-8pm All Welcome