Past Exhibitions

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    Cancelled due to Covid but thought the info. should be preserved The Balmain Association will present a photographic exhibition titled Chimney Stacks of Balmain, that made Balmain, giving emphasis to those industries that had chimney stacks. A few still exist today but most have been demolished. Below the White Bay Powerhouse stack.


2021 September Saturday 4, Tuesday 7, Saturday 11, 11am to 3pm

This year the Balmain Association has focussed on three topics for its exhibition at the Watch House to demonstrate the value of history. . Edmund Blacket, the Colonial Architect who designed the Watch House in 1854 . The Watch House, a preserved heritage police station and lock up saved from demolition after being vested in the National Trust and leased to the Balmain Association . Ira Gray, a policeman who with his family used the Watch House as his residence from 1930-1947 These three areas have been powerful in the formation of the Balmain identity. In Balmain’s early beginnings its first community c 1840 needed a lockup, the Watch House is a symbol of Balmain in that it echoes the progress of the suburb, namely its beginnings, heyday, decline and regeneration. Sergeant Gray and his family gives us a picture of everyday life for a large family {12 children (5…

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2020 Saturdays December 12, 19; 2021 January 9, 16, 23, 30 11.30-3pm

opening 2pm Saturday 12th December

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Mamas with Easels is a local artist collective which encourages all females to nurture and embrace their creativity and artistic ambition. Creative expression is a natural instinct which incites joy, tells a little about our story and inspires those around us. Making art connects people and keeps us growing a healthy sense of self perception and a positive personal identity – vital for wellbeing and fulfilment. Come and enjoy the artwork of an amazing group of local female artists who are on a journey with their art.  


2021 March Saturday 13 and Sunday 14, 9am-5pm

Opening Friday 12 March 6.30pm – 8pm All welcome

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Photographer Amelia Seddon Photography connotes a sense of the real, which makes it more jarring when we look at visual forms and see something unexpected. An avid reader, music lover and traveller Amelia is excited to weave fragments of Landscapes and Still Lifes into a shape which is at once familiar and new.  


2021 March Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 9.00-5pm

Opening Friday 19, 6-7.30 All welcome

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The work of four photographers is represented in this exhibition – Kay Hathway, Fiona Huddleston, Beryl Jenkins and Judy Warburton who explore what lies within the space between artistic interpretation and visual representation. There are multiple exposures and single images, contemporary processes and those that are more traditional. These works consider the freedoms that can flow when a photographer lets go of conformity.  


2021 March Friday 26 5-8pm, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28, 10am - 5pm

No official opening but please join us sometime during hours listed

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Richard continues to explore landscape with emphasis on the Australian Bush, largely in mixed media and watercolour, in a wide variety of differently sized works. What Richard refers to as ‘florally inspired works’ continue to feature as well, including some new alcohol ink works. Look forward to catching up in April! Drop in sometime over the weekend for a drink and nibbles.  


2021 April Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 10am to 6pm

Opening Friday April 9th at 7:30pm

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Australian Heritage Festival – Our Heritage, for the Future                               by Helen Carter 18 April-19 May 2021 The Balmain Association has registered for this event and Members of the Archive Committee are putting together an amazing exhibition. Our focus for Balmain’s history for the future is digitising our Collection making it easily accessible to all and the exhibition is titled “Digitising our Future”. Starting with our cassette tapes we have selected 4 Balmain personalities who were recorded as part of our oral history project in the early 1990s. Their voices and memories have been transferred to a different format and with projected images they now talk to you from the charge room and the cells of the Watch House. Come and listen to our podcasts. The personalities selected are – Joan Parsons and Lorna May Faulkner born and lived at 26 Grove Street, Birchgrove(great granddaughters of the John Degotardi,…

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2021 April and May Saturdays 11.00am to 3pm Tuesdays 11am to 1pm.

The opening will be Saturday 24 April 2pm

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Martin Watson was born in 1972 Sydney. One of seven children encouraged to draw and embrace art from an early age. I create layered works that explore themes that are both personal and universal. My studio is a portal to worlds real and imagined. I like to incorporate a diverse range of media in my art practice. Discarded images and objects are collected and recycled, combined with traditional materials to create works that transcend our throw away culture. Through observation and memory I document everyday experiences and objects in an attempt to reveal their poetry and life force.’ Martin Watson. Image “Butter scape” BA members are welcome on opening night.     Our web address: martinwatson.com.au or http://martinwatson.com.au/


2021 May Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 10am-4pm

Exhibition Opening : Friday, 28th May 2021 5pm to 8pm

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A PAINTING EXHIBITION FROM THE MEMBERS OF hART stART studio. ‘the hART grows fonder’ is the 24th annual exhibition from Balmain hART stART art studio with expressive artworks, rich in exploration of colour and texture. This exhibition is for people who enjoy paintings in modernist styles. The  hART stART studio in Balmain for 25 years encourages mindfulness, personal growth, and a sincere friendship which grows between members. Through modernist methods, all members work in a confident personal style in an atmosphere of warm friendly support. hART stART studio meets for evening classes on Tuesdays in a designated art studio, just a few minutes walk from the Balmain Watch House. To enquire phone Gary 0410639819 or view the website at www.hartstartstudio.com.au                      


2021 June Sat 19 10am - 4.30 pm and Sun 20 10am -4pm

Drinks with the artists Sat 12-4pm

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Mamas with Easels is a local artist collective which encourages all females to nurture and embrace their creativity and artistic ambition. Creative expression is a natural instinct which incites joy, tells a little about our story and inspires those around us. Making art connects people and keeps us growing a healthy sense of self perception and a positive personal identity – vital for wellbeing and fulfilment. Come and enjoy the artwork of an amazing group of local female artists who are on a journey with their art.  


2020 September Sat 25 and Sun 26, 9am to 5pm

Opening Friday 24 September between 6-8 pm.

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The Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales exhibition features a wide range of bespoke handmade craft and design creations. The exhibition is being held during Sydney Craft Week. Members and guest artists have been creating unique works especially for you. Come and chat to the makers and find the inside stories to their inspiration and dedication in making handmade pieces, get an insight into traditional techniques, as well as new technologies, available to craft workers. Discover the range of crafts from designer garments, shibori silks, marquetry, ceramics, glass, silver, decoupage and embossed metals to plant stands of rusted steel and concrete. https://www.artsandcraftsnsw.com.au/, Instagram @craftnsw Facebook CraftNSW Members of The Society of Arts and Crafts NSW and guest artists will be exhibiting as part of Sydney Craft Week in October. Their unique craft and design is diverse ranging from designer garments, shibori silks, textiles, marquetry, ceramics, rusted steel…

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2020 October 9 to October 18 see opening times listed above

Opening Friday 9, 5pm to 7 pm a welcome to allvisitors with refreshments.

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Unfolding time – moments, our thoughts and memories captured We are three artists with very different styles, with one common theme – we love what we do and find great joy in creating beautiful, relatable & affordable art works. Claire Donaghy gives us vibrant and eclectic art work in a painterly style using bright fresh colours, her paintings are guaranteed to make you smile. Janet Lomax creates oil paintings with soft diffuse colours which have a dreamy quality, they are relatable and draw you in to overlay them with your own familiar dreams and memories. Jenny Albanis loves creating images from still life and nature, with a broad take on realism. A moment frozen in time and recreated with much joy in observing the quirkiness in the detail. Please note that the artists have cancelled their opening.  


2020 October Saturday 24 and Sunday 25, 9am to 5pm

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My Art practice responds to the outback Landscape of Far North West NSW collecting natural and Industrial found objects examining their co-existence on the landscape. The memory and markings in the found objects are my focus of research underlining the landscape’s history of outback NSW and the lands of Mutawintji, rich in Aboriginal culture. Reappropriation of these objects into sculptural assemblages evoke a memory of Indigenous communities, Industrial mining and farming history with the traditional practice of woven vessels for gathering representing a whole history. The casting of some objects in bronze symbolises the historical footprint of these histories and traditions. Kristen Radge  


November 2020, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15, 10am-4pm

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About us…. Fiona, Helen and Mollie are excited to be once more exhibiting at the Watch House. We are particularly excited to be amongst friends (socially distancing of course) after being restricted to home studios for what seems like a long long time! Our work is diverse yet similar. We all love colour but express ourselves in different mediums such as watercolour, acrylics and mosaic tiles. We would love you to join us at our opening for drinks and nibblies .Please mark in your calendar!      


2020 November Saturday 21, 10-5 and Sunday, 22 10-4

Opening Friday, 19, 5.30 to 8.30 All welcome

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‘From the Mountain to the Sea’ sees father/daughter duo sculptor Ulric and abstract painter Jessika Steiner combine artistic forces in their debut show together. “Through extensive experimentation and play, I discovered a way to communicate my mind’s snapshots of the vivid colours and organic shapes of my childhood. The themes found in natural forms that make up such an immense part of my history growing up on the Hawkesbury River are also entwined with my growing passion for poetry and literature” Jessika “My sculptures reflect the contradictory nature of my relationship with the natural world and the pull it has exerted on me to follow less trodden paths. My background as a precision engineer in Switzerland is reflected in the fine detail I give to all my stainless steel sculptures both abstract and figurative.” Ulric From the Mountain to the Sea sees father/daughter duo sculptor Ulric and abstract painter Jessika…

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November 2020 Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29, 10-4

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‘Take hART’ is the 23rd annual exhibition from Balmain hART stART studio at the Watch house. Audiences will be treated with expressive artworks, rich in exploration of colour and texture. This exhibition is for people who enjoy paintings in modernist styles with strong emphasis on individual expression. What has sustained hART stART studio for 24 years in Balmain is the hART stART method which encourages mindfulness, personal growth, and a sincere friendship which grows between members. Through modernist methods, all members develop a confident personal style in an atmosphere of warm friendly support hART stART studio meets for afternoon and evening classes on Tuesdays in a designated art studio, just a few minutes walk from The Balmain Watch House. The next FREE introductory trial class for new members will be on Tuesday 23rd July at 1pm or 6.30pm. To reserve a place, phone Gary on 0410639819 or apply at www.hartstartstudio.com.au…

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2019 June Saturday 22 10-4.30 and Sunday 2310-4

Drinks with the artists Sat 22, 1-3pm All welcome

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extraTexture are excited to be again exhibiting at the Balmain Watch House. We are a group of five textile and mixed media artists who are passionate about expressing our love of colour, form and texture in our primarily fibre based work. This year our exhibition has the theme Continuum which the dictionary defines as a sequence, something that keeps on going changing slowly over time. Our group work is one interpretation of the theme which reflects the highs and lows of life.  


2019 June Saturday 29, Sunday 30 June 10-4, and July Friday 5 10-3, Saturday 6 10-4, Sunday 7 10-3

Opening Saturday 29 June All are invited to meet the artists at 2.00pm

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This is an exhibit of my traditional Chinese water colours and calligraphy. This exhibit is a collection of my work over the past ten years. These watercolours and calligraphy are all about water. Water is like bodies and dancing, water can be quiet like fog and it can be energetic and overwhelming like a waterfall or sharp and unpredictable like a storm. These peaceful painting use water to give meaning and space. I like to explore landscapes and nature in its many beauties and colours. I delve into my memories of beautiful places and I make images that are delicate and full of dreams. My traditional calligraphy is part of my culture, it is deeply ancient, meaningful and vast like the oceans. Together the words and colours work together take us to a peaceful world. Artist Xu Yi  


2019 Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21, 11am to 4pm

Opening Friday 19 4.30 to 7pm All welcome

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Cancelled due to Family commitments. Migrated to Australia from Japan, Michiyo has been practicing Sumi painting (Japanese inkwash painting). The subtle gray hue and striking blackness created by sumi (ink made of soot), and warm texture of handmade paper are the elements of sumi painting. Like calligraphy, in sumi painting, once you make a mark on the paper with a brush stroke, you cannot change and the brush stroke shows the exact state of your mind at that moment. Also, her fascination with plants led to different types of art forms (she calls it plants art). One type is a plant arranged with a woven sculpture – not quite a flower arrangement as she mainly uses dried or burnt branches, weeds with seeds, and so on. Another type is the growing of a plant (often orchid) on a rock, a piece of dead wood, or a trunk of fern. Looking…

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Open Studio Printmakers are experienced graduate artists who continue exploring the joys of printmaking. Printmaking processes include linocuts, woodcuts, etchings, screenprints, monoprints and a combination of contemporary & traditional methods. Each of the artists create their own original prints, using one or a combination of printmaking processes to produce their beautiful, individual artworks. The title of this exhibition is a metaphor for the reflections of the artists and their prints. Like a mirror, the artworks reflect back images to the viewer. Each image is a reflection of the artist’s thoughts. A wide range of prints, both framed & unframed, will be on view for purchase.  


2019 August Saturday 10, Sunday 11, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 10-3

Opening Saturday 10th from 3pm All welcome.

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“Frayed”, a group of seven artists with a passion for textiles, is holding its second exhibition from 23 August – 1 September 2019. The title “Pathways” has inspired images of landscapes and ways of navigating through life. Works show a wide variety of techniques including eco dying, monoprinting, felting, quilting, fabric painting, gel plate printing, embroidery and mixed media art. As well as exhibition pieces, there will be a range of items for sale including bags, clothing, scarves and more.  


2019 August Friday 23, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 11am – 3pm Saturday 24, Sunday 25, Saturday 31 and Sunday 1 Sep. 10am – 4pm 

Opening 12 Saturday 24 at noon All welcome to come and meet the artists.

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Jan Wood continues on her journey and invites you to join her for the BA’s exhibition in December/January.  


2019 September Saturdays 7 and 12, 11.30am-3pm and Tuesdays 3, 10 11am-1pm

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“Around Us III” is the third exhibition at Watch House in Balmain. This exhibition will showcase culturally diverse artists and the scenes from the world that is around us. The audience can expect to see the artist’s inspirations and perspectives of the world. The exhibition involves Korean Australian artists based in Sydney with extended invitations to three artists based in Gloucester. These artists from all different walks of life will present different mediums and styles including oils, acrylics, drawing and mixed media that highlight the everyday experience of living in Australia. A number of artworks will also feature Hanji, a traditional Korean coloured paper. Korean Australian artists: Cecilia Hwang, Mee Lee, Mosura Park, Samuel J. Keem, Eun Hee Kim Gloucester artists: Rachel Saunders, Lyn Monro, Adele Compton


2019 September Friday 20, Saturday 21, Sunday 22 and Friday 27, Saturday 28, Sunday 29 10am-4pm

Opening Saturday 21 at 2.00pm All welcome

The mosaic artist Gretel Peristone, photographer Carol D’Amici and The MoDeMa Group of mosaicists are exhibiting their latest works which are inspired by the beauty of Nature. Light, colour, birds and the changing seasons are captured using a variety of mosaic and photographic media. Gretel Peristone has been exploring the art of mosaics for over 15 years and is drawn to the ancient medium of Italian and Mexican Smalti combined with found objects.She has recently completed a major commission to be installed in the Southern Highlands. Carol D’Amici previously has  exhibited her stunning photos of Nature,  capturing that elusive moment between light and shade. Mollie Pegler, Deb Kane and Margaret Tessarolo, through their friendship and love of mosaics, formed The MoDeMa Mosaic Group. They have enjoyed exhibiting at Balmain Watch House as well as Rozelle, Cremorne and Lindfield.  


2019 October Saturday 12, Sunday 13 10am-4pm

Opening Friday 12 6-8pm All Welcome

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6 ARTISTS – 1 WEEKEND Original prints and sculptures by Karen Steele, Brenda Livermore, Kate Lovejoy-Furnell, Tracy McCarthy, Bernadette Facer and Susan McLeod. Starting from the inspiring lines and forms of nature, each artist works on her own take on the way in which these emerge as marks; of the natural, meaningful, the individual, the beautiful and the reflective. From the studio to you is about those marks we mark.  It is about meeting the world and abstracting its contrasts, from landscape to natural elements, from cliff faces to coastal places to contours of private and common significance. Tracking the serendipitous and subjective mark-making toward the historic and even the heroic, epochal.


2019 October Saturday 19, Sunday 20 10-4pm

Opening Friday 18, 6-8pm All welcome

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After an enjoyable and successful group exhibition in 2016, ‘Artists At Large’ are back for a second show! Our group is comprised of dedicated artists, all under the guidance and tutelage of professional artist Fiona O’Beirne, an Archibald prize finalist. Over the last three years, we have all further explored our interests and experimented with various media and visual genres. Our exhibition will be quite eclectic, with works in oils, acrylic, watercolour and pencil. All works will be for sale. For further details contact Elisabeth Prax on 0478824678    


2019 October Saturday 26, Sunday 27 10.30 - 4.00

Opening Friday 25 6- 8.30pm- all warmly welcomed.

Over to You – 2019 (part 2) New exhibition and pre Christmas Clearance sale of ex-exhibition works. Join us for a drink anytime over the weekend.


2019 November Saturday 2, Sunday 3 10am-6pm

Opening Friday 1 7:30pm All welcome

We invite you to attend the Biennial Exhibition of our latest artworks as a group of experienced artists: Barbara Hamilton, Carlie Lopez, Jenny Thompson Saunders, Corinne Gaston and Allan Coker. Our artworks include a range of watercolours, ink and acrylic paintings, impressionist photography, drawings, ceramics and sculpture. We include many works reflecting our personal impressions of the beauty of our local Balmain and Inner West  area as well as memories of our travels. You can review our works on http://www.balmainartists.com All works are for sale for cash at affordable prices – some unframed – over one weekend only.    


2019 November Saturday 9, Sunday 10 10am-4pm

Opening Friday 8 November 6 -8pm. All Welcome

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Four women with a love of art and design, from three generations and different backgrounds, bound by friendship and a strong desire for creative visual expression, decided on a random whim to step outside their comfort zone and show their individual work together in one space.   Jan Barnett, a retired law secretary, Michelle Roberts, a graduate of landscape architecture, designer Elke Klein and high school student Rose Schafer are the FOUR heARTs+minds behind the upcoming exhibition of the same title at the Balmain Watch House. Works on show will include a surprising and eclectic mix of delicate water colour flower paintings, hand painted ceramics, quirky colourful fabric pieces, including bags and wall hangings, as well as drawings, collages and illustrations with a surreal take on youth, suburbia and strange dreams – all inspired by the immediate world around us and fuelled by emotional experience.    


2019 November Saturday 16 and Sunday 17, 10am-4pm

Opening Friday 15, 6-9pm Please join the artists

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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

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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

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The Balmain Peninsula Park Painters are holding their 15th annual exhibition “Balmain Inspired” at the Balmain Watch House in March 2019, from Friday the 8th of March to Sunday the 10th of March 2019. The exhibition will feature many of the local community’s favourite scenes and subjects, as well as a variety of other works, including overseas, still life and animals. Artists exhibiting again this year are Mary Cullen, Susan Grant and Jennifer Kerr. This group of artists has been very successful in their long history of annual public exhibitions at the Watch House and have regularly exhibited, sold works and won awards at local community art shows in Sydney.  


2019 March Saturday 9 and Sunday 10, 10am to 4pm

Opening Friday 8, 5.30-8pm All welcome.

Come and enjoy a presentation these exhibitions from our archives Balmain Through Younger Eyes photos taken by students at Nicholson St Public School  circa 2004 and an encore of Balmain Personalities by David Liddle.  


December 2019 Saturday 14 and Saturday 21 11.30-3pm

Saturday 14th December Christmas Drinks at 2pm All welcome

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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

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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.

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Saturdays DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY December 15 and 22: 11.30 to 3pm January 5, 12, 19: 11.30 – 3pm February 2, 9, 16, 23: 1.30 – 3pm We will be presenting an encore of Life and Death in Balmain examining the Life and Death of the Industries, the Balmain cemetery and many personal observations. Don’t miss this second opportunity at the Watch House on Saturdays Do you think any of your ancestors were buried in the Balmain Cemetery? Come along to the Watch House and we can help you search through the listings to discover your ancestors. Have any of your relatives worked in any of the old industrial sites in Balmain? Look at the many photos and pictures and catch a compelling video which gives an insight into Balmain’s industrial past. We look forward to seeing you!


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Christeene Britton There is a definite journey for both the artist creating and the collector investing in a new and exciting piece. Both are on a journey of discovery. ‘Life Evolving with Art’ is a visual journey documenting the development of my art as it carries me into the future. This year I will be showcasing a collection of textural acrylics on canvas, which highlight the intriguing depths of colour that come into play.  Contrasting this, will be a collection of delicate watercolours and inks – compositions of colour and movement creating an intertwining visual mix. Inks, in particular, have a mind of their own and so marrying their highly fluid nature with a need to conform is both challenging but, at the same time, quite addictive. This will be the debut solo and I invite you to join me as I showcase this collection of works.    


2019 March Saturday 16, 10-4.30 and Sunday 17, 10-4pm

Official opening Saturday 16 3-6pm, All welcome.

An exhibition from Rachel Vosila examining a selection of non-native plant species and the impact these have on their surrounding native ecosystems. This is explored through the anthropomorphism of their invasive characteristics and embedded into objects to tell these stories. Visit Rachel’s website to see her work. https://www.rachelvosila.com/  


2019 March Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 10-4.30pm

Opening Friday 22 6-8.30pm All Welcome

     


2019 Saturday 6th April

National Trust Heritage Festival This year’s festival will bring together an array of events across the nation from 18 April – 19 May 2019. The theme this year is Connecting People, Places and the Past. Balmain has been the home of many people who have made significant contributions in the past. In 2019, the BA will hold an exhibition highlighting seven such people, the industrial heritage of Thomas Mort’s dockyard, Henry Perdriau’s ferries and rubber manufacture, the Elliot Brothers chemical manufacturing, John Booth’s sawmills, John Bell’s shipbuilding industry, Maybanke Anderson’s contribution to social welfare particularly women and children and Mrs A’Beckett who set up a Ladies school and applied for land for subdivision. The exhibition will feature stories from the industries illustrated by images of the people and places around the peninsula. Maps of the area will allow visitors to visit the places to see how they have adapted from…

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2019 18 April – 19 May 2019

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An event not to be missed! It’s Spring again and after 10 years the Balmain Association is planning another opportunity to visit some of the spectacular gardens in our area. We will have open for inspection a variety of the wonderful gardens – some large, some small, some tucked away behind high fences. There will be a planned walking route in two areas which will also give you the opportunity to look over the fence at some gardens as you pass by. Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore the exceptional gardens at Ewenton at Cameron’s Cove Balmain East, Wyoming at 25 Wharf Rd and Hirondelle at 26 Dock Rd Birchgrove where of particular interest are the bromeliads, orchids and succulents set a lush tropical-style scene. The Spring Garden Walks are on Saturday 27 October. The gardens will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Last entry…

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Saturday 27 October 2018, the gardens will be open from 10.00am to 3.00pm.