Coming soon


kanalaritja: an unbroken string 

3 May – 14 July 2019

Shell-stringing is one of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community’s most culturally significant and closely-guarded traditions. kanalaritja: an unbroken string features a variety of beautiful, delicate and rare shell  necklaces, created by Tasmanian Aboriginal ancestors in the 1800s, and acclaimed makers of today, as well as a new wave of stringers who had the opportunity to learn the tradition through the luna tunapri (women’s knowledge) cultural revitalisation  project. This exhibition is a culmination of the journey of cultural renewal, whilst also celebrating the generations of makers who have sustained this uniquely Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural practice.

A Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery (TMAG) touring exhibition. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

Official opening:

Thursday 2 May 2019, 6.00pm.
All welcome, drinks & nibbles provided. RSVP online.

To access the teacher's guide that accompanies the exhibition, click here

Image: Shell necklaces. Artist: Ashlee Murray.
King marina

Current exhibitions


Beyond the bowl explores and celebrates the diversity and aesthetics of contemporary ceramics and glass, showcasing the works of Julie Bartholomew, Alexandra Chambers, Cobi Cockburn, Matthew Curtis, Merran Esson, Honor Freeman, Anita Larkin, Eloise Rankine, Kirstie Rea and Emma Varga. These artists push the boundaries as to what can be achieved when working with glass or clay.

Image: Honor Freeman, Spill, 2017, slipcast porcelain. Photo by Craig Arnold


Whether achieved through pencil, paint, sculpture or photography, the portrait has been an enduring presence throughout human history. A traditional definition of a portrait is a 'depiction only showing the face'. However, a portrait is often so much more as it can capture the personality and uniqueness of its subject. In the picture presents a series of portrait photographs selected from the Georges River Libraries Local Studies collection.

Image: Unknown, date unknown. Georges River Libraries Studies collection.


This exhibition features recent works exploring the concept of 'impressions' by 12 local artist printmakers from Studio 6 at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery. The exhibition will showcase a wide variety of techniques including etching, collagraph, linocut, and solar plate etching; in both two and three dimensional works.

Exhibition opening: Sunday 7 April, 2.30pm

All welcome, drinks & nibbles provided. RSVP online.

Image: Impressions: selected works

Learn about the fun yet challenging art of Scottish country dancing from the members of the Mortdale Scottish Country Dance Club.

Image: Mortdale Scottish Country Dance Club performs at Hurstville Museum & Gallery, May 2018.


Permanent exhibition

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.


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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