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Georges River Art Prize 2021

13 November – 20 January 2022

The Georges River Art Prize is biennial art show that showcases pieces from artists all over Australia. The exhibition includes categories for painting and sculptural work, children and youth, and local artists. The Georges River Art Prize is hosted by Hurstville Museum & Gallery and the Clive James Library and Service Centre, Kogarah, and offers $20,000 in prize money.
 

Visiting the exhibition

The 2021 Georges River Art Prize exhibition is located over two sites. Hurstville Museum & Gallery displays the finalists works in the Painting and Sculpture Prizes and Clive James Library and Service Centre, Kogarah displays the finalists of the Youth and Little Artist Prizes. Both venues are free to visit during opening hours. To enter these facilities visitors will be required to check in, and show staff proof of their double vaccination status or medical exemption.
 

Self-guided visits

If you plan on visiting the Georges River Art Prize 2021 at Hurstville Museum & Gallery with a group of 5 or more people, please book a self guided visit by emailing museumgallery@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.
 

Guided tour

Book in a private group tour of the exhibition by requesting a date and time at least two weeks in advance. Please email Hurstville Museum & Gallery on museumgallery@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au to submit your request and a staff member will contact you to confirm your booking. Tours run for 30-40 minutes. Cost: $4.50 (minimum of $45.00).

  

Georges River Art Prize /
Local Artist Prize / Sculpture Prize

Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Tuesday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 2.00pm
Sunday 2.00pm - 5.00pm
 

Little Artist Prize / Youth Prize

Clive James Library and Service Centre
Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 1.00pm

For more information please visit the Georges River Art Prize 2021 page



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In sickness & in health

March 2021 - current

 

Using historic images from the Georges River Libraries Local Studies collection, In sickness & in health provides a unique insight into how, for over 120 years, the local community championed the development of healthcare services in the St George area.

Image: St George Cottage Hospital, Kogarah NSW, date unknown. Georges River Libraries Local Studies collection.



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Permanent exhibition

St George Stories 
people - places - community

Housed in a Tudor style building, this MAGNA award winning exhibition explores the history of the St George area.

Learn who has shaped this region from the earliest people to present day communities and how life has changed over the years. Engage with stories through multimedia and interactive displays.

Take a virtual walk through one of our permanent gallery spaces below.

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Online exhibitions

Capturing COVID: A global pandemic through a local lens

During the recent COVID-19 pandemic many people in the Georges River area and beyond have been unable to continue their lives as normal. This unprecedented time will feature in future history books, but what will be said about the impact of COVID-19 on people’s lives during this time?

In response to this, Hurstville Museum & Gallery has developed a digital exhibition, encouraging the community to reflect on their own COVID-19 experiences and stories. The exhibition, Capturing COVID: A global pandemic through a local lens, is both a record and expression of the local impact of COVID-19 through photography and personal stories. Featuring the photographs of local artist and former Artist in Residence, Elder, the exhibition highlights his evocative images, using light and dark to replace paint on canvas, and blend physical experiences, beauty and mundane reality during this time. His works combine the changing face of business, public spaces and people’s lives as a result of COVID-19, at night and during the day.

The exhibition also features quotes and excerpts from the Georges River Libraries ‘100 Diaries’ project. 100 diaries were sent out to members of the public in May 2020 to record, in text or as visual scrapbooks, people’s experiences of COVID-19 and its impact on their day-to-day lives.  The resulting diaries are a mix of sad, poignant, reflective and humorous observations of lock down.



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The beautiful game

Located within the Johnny Warren Indoor Sports Centre, this new display showcases prominent local players and a brief history of football in Australia and the St George region. The display features a selection of objects from the Hurstville Museum & Gallery collection, including a signed St George-Budapest Jersey, along with items from private lenders. To find out more information visit our online component of The beautiful game.


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Keep in Touch

The world as we know it has been turned upside down due to COVID-19. Our usual ways of keeping in touch with friends over coffee, regular family dinners and water cooler chats at the office, have all but disappeared overnight. In these times, it’s more vital than ever to stay in touch, and today we are lucky enough to have the technology to talk face to face with people all over the world via apps like FaceTime, Zoom and Skype, however communication over the years has changed greatly.

In our online exhibition ‘Keep in Touch’, we will look back on how communication has evolved in the St George area, and give you activities to stay engaged with us and your friends and family.

1) Letter writing

Start your journey with our first entry on letter writing

Enquiries
For more information on any of the exhibitions listed above, please contact Hurstville Museum & Gallery on (02) 9330 6444 or museumgallery@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au


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