Events

2019 Program

Get creative at our free talks, workshops and activities for curious kids and adults! Workshops are suitable for all ages and all activities will take place at Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

For further information about any event please call 9391 7135 or email sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au.

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Oliver Ashworth Martin's TracesOliver Ashworth-Martin, Traces

Free exhibition of 2019 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalists

Saturday 12 October to Sunday 3 November
9am - 5pm weekdays, 10am - 4pm weekends
Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Guided community tours by appointment on sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or 9391 7135.

Professor Ian HowardProfessor Ian Howard

Artist talks

2019 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize finalists join Professor Ian Howard for an afternoon of lively conversation about their practice and chosen works.

Finalists participating in this event include Lisa Giles, Jess Leitmanis, Jeff Wood, Carol Cooke, Neil Laredo, Tina Fox, Veronica Andrus, Brenda Page, Wanda Gillespie (New Zealand), Alison McDonald and Merran Esson.

When: Saturday 12 October, 2-4pm

Where: The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Freebookings essential. Max 60 participants.

Wanda Gillespie with an abacusWanda Gillespie

Workshop with Wanda Gillespie

New Zealand finalist Wanda Gillespie will be hosting a special abacus making workshop! Work with wire, beads and other materials to make your own abacus based on Wanda’s entry in the 2019 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.

When: Sunday 13 October, 1-3pm

Where: The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Freebookings essential. Max 30 participants.

Sculptures by Siena White

Drawing sculpture with Siena White

A special drawing class that will be focused on drawing Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize finalists works based on light. The class will be conducted at the exhibition by Siena White and is suitable for all drawing abilities.

All materials provided.

When: Saturday 19 October, 1-3pm

Where: The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Freebookings essential. Max 25 participants.

Image of The Catcher by Emil Hurley-Stone and Oscar Shirley - 2018 Winner Group Category'The Catcher' by Emil Hurley-Stone and Oscar Shirley, 2018 Winner Group Category

Exhibition launch: Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize

The Woollahra Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize is open to students from K-12 attending a school in the Woollahra local government area and seeks to engage students with a passion for art and the environment to create a sculpture out of recycled materials that expresses an environmental message.

Following the launch, the Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize exhibition will run from 29 October to 8 November.

When: Monday 28 October, 4:30pm

Where: The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Free

Stitch meditation by Carol Cooke

Stitch meditation

A simple session for participants to experiment with stitch and fabric scraps. Reducing stress by focusing on this exercise can increase mindfulness while creating something with needle and thread. This is a perfect session for anyone, regardless of skill, to make a simple work of art in a short period of time. Carol starts by explaining some simple stitches techniques, composition and how to use the needle and thread. There is no right or wrong way of doing this while you are being creative!

When: Saturday 2 November, 1-3pm

Where: The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Freebookings essential. Max 30 participants.

Samantha Tannous - Sculptural Vessels

Sculptural vessels

Learn how to mould soft, fluffy fibres into a flat shape and then transform it again into a beautiful 3D bowl. Choose from a wide variety of colours to make your bowl in Australian merino wool. Be prepared to get your hands wet and soapy for the afternoon! Fibre artist Samantha Tannous will give you easy, step-by-step instructions and lots of guidance so you go home with a unique, hand made vessel of your own. All materials will be supplied.

When: Sunday 3 November, 1-3pm

Where: The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Freebookings essential. Max 30 participants.