Mount Vic Flicks
Cinema the way it used to be. Award winning, family owned classic single screen cinema offering quality, intelligent and always interesting movies from Classics, Art House, Foreign language films and quality mainstream movies. Screens Thursdays to Sundays, or as per printed programme guide. Address: Harley Ave, Mount Victoria Phone: (02) 4787 1577 Website: www.bluemts.com.au/mountvic
Ferry Artists Gallery
The Ferry Artists Gallery is a community run art gallery in the beautiful & historic Wisemans Ferry. The Gallery is a venue where talented local artists exhibit and sell their creations in a wide range of media including painting, ceramics, jewellery, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, metal art, photography, and glassware. New exhibitions and workshops are held regularly.
If people wish to exhibit work in The Ferry Artists Gallery they are asked to become a member for the small cost of $35.00 annually and do one day on the roster per month. The gallery is open 10am-4pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Address: Shops 1 & 2 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry
Phone: (02)4566 4385 Website: www.ferryartists.org
Directors Ian Smith, a potter and Anne Smith, a painter and printmaker established Falls Gallery in the Blue Mountains in 1989. Today the gallery continues to provide a constantly changing exhibition of works on paper and ceramics by some of Australia’s major contemporary artists. As working artists, Falls Gallery Directors, Ian and Anne Smith spend part of every day in their studios, painting, producing etchings and pottery. In a unique practice for a Gallery, they also have worked for many years in close collaboration with other artists to create limited edition print editions of their etchings and series of hand painted and glazed ceramics. All processes completed in the studios at Falls Gallery.
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10am til 5pm. Address: 161 Falls Road, Wentworth Falls Phone: (02)4757 1139 Website: www.fallsgallery.com.au
The Norman Lindsay Gallery
The Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge is the home of the Magic Pudding and displays the work of artist and writer Norman Lindsay (1879-1969). Run by the National Trust, the sandstone cottage and landscaped grounds are open 7 days a week and there is a specialist gift shop and cafe.
Norman Lindsay (1879-1969), artist, cartoonist, and writer, came from a family that produced five artists. Lindsay left home when he was sixteen to live with his brother in Melbourne. In 1901 he moved north to make his permanent home in the Blue Mountains, working for the Bulletin in an association that lasted almost to his death. His first novel was published in 1913, and by the 1920s he was both proficient and prolific in pen and ink drawing, etching, woodcuts, watercolours and sculpture. Lindsay rejected Christianity, and his art depicts Bohemianism and Arcadian pantheism madly admixed in a fantasy world. As early as 1904 his work was deemed blasphemous; in 1930 his novel Redheap was banned and the following year the police proceeded against an issue of Art and Australia that showcased his art. There were many critics of Lindsay’s work but he remained popular with collectors, and Albert, the loyal but cranky The Magic Pudding from his classic children’s book (1918) is still just as popular with today’s younger generation.
Home of “The Magic Pudding” and a magnificent collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and ship models displayed in the former home of the artist Norman Lindsay, now managed by the National Trust of Australia.
Open daily 10am to 4pm Address: 14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge Phone: (02)4751 1067 Website: www.normanlindsay.com.au
Bathurst Art Gallery
A modern, well equipped and highly celebrated regional gallery that focuses on Australian art from 1955. There is a strong Lloyd Rees collection, Australian ceramics from the late 1960’s, the artists of Hill End from 1945 and Australian sculpture collection. The Gallery averages 16 exhibitions annually with the program mix made up of touring shows, exhibitions researched from the permanent collection, Hill End Artists in Residence and local artists.
A combination of beautiful natural landscapes and the dynamic history of villages such as Hill End, Carcoar, Sofala and Millthorpe have created a unique attraction for visual artists in the Bathurst region since 1815. Bathurst Regional Art Gallery has forged strong links with surrounding townships and within the local community to create a vibrant space showcasing the full spectrum of artistic endeavour. Built in 1989, it was the first purpose built regional gallery in NSW, and provides professional development opportunities for local and regional artists. The Gallery is a creator of quality touring exhibitions, and operates the highly celebrated Hill End Artists in Residence Program. Located on historic Keppel Street, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is a modern, well-equipped and highly celebrated regional gallery.
Open 10-5 Tues to Sat, 11-2 Sun and Public Hols. Address: 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst. Phone: (02) 6331 6066. Web: https://www.bathurstart.com.au/
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery & Museum
Exhibitions offer a variety of media in visual art, craft, photography and design, upholding the Hawkesbury’s artistic and creative heritage while showcasing the new and original.
Every year, at least some of the exhibitions come through Australia’s extensive network of regional and public galleries.
All exhibitions aim to be thought-provoking, challenging and educational. Public programs provide opportunities for those who want to deepen their understanding of art, meet the exhibiting artists in person and make the most of their gallery experience. Every exhibition features artist and curator talks, and there are often children’s workshops, film screenings and guided tours.
Address: Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor Phone: (02) 4560 4441 Website: www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au
Hawkesbury Regional Museum is located in one of our country’s oldest settlements—the third on mainland Australia after Sydney and Parramatta. It is the only publicly–run , professionally staffed museum in the Hawkesbury and, indeed, in the wider area including the Blue Mountains, Penrith, Hills and Blacktown local government areas. It is also free to most visitors, and a token $2 per head is asked of booked groups, for which the museum is opened specially. Here you can see things you won’t find anywhere else, from the celestial globe that belonged to John Tebbutt, an internationally-renowned astronomer who lived his whole life in the Hawkesbury, to the diary kept by a member of HMAS Hawkesbury during World War II.
Address: 8 Baker Street Windsor Phone: 4560 4655 Website: www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/museum
David Robert Hill – Hill Studio
David Robert Hill has been a passionate and dedicated painter for over 40 years. A graduate of the prestigious Julian Ashton School, Sydney (Dip Fine Arts 1972), he is known for his celebratory use of colour and varied subject matter. He has held many solo exhibitions in Australia and abroad and his oil paintings are sought after by artlovers and collectors. David has taught expressive oil painting at adult seminars and workshops for many years. Phone: 4782 9339 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.artpages.com.au