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Current exhibitions



1 August – 25 October 2020
Hurstville Museum & Gallery
USE is a new exhibition of contemporary jewellery and small objects, exploring the impact of 'tools' in artisan practice, developed by the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland. 

Selected artists: Helen Bird, Jac Dyson, Lois Hayes, Catherine Hunter, Alicia Lane, Catherine Large, Samuel Lintern, Andy Lowrie, Nellie Peoples, Claire Poppi, Kierra-Jay Power, Paoloa Raggo, Elizabeth Shaw, Katie Stormonth, Rebecca Ward, Helen Wyatt and Xiaohui Yang. 

USE is a touring exhibition in partnership between Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (Queensland Chapter) Inc. and Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians; the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; Liveworm Studio; and the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.


11 July - 2 August 2020
Dragon's Lair Gallery 

Marvel at this outstanding collection of photographs taken by local resident and professional photographer, Rob Annesley. Rob has spent three years documenting the delicate ecosystem of Webbs Dam in the Georges River area, and has curated an exhibition of images that give a detailed glimpse into its beautiful landscape. Rob has also created a book to accompany the exhibition. 

You can read more about Rob's artistic process on our blog.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet and chat with Rob at Hurstville Museum & Gallery on Sunday 12 July, between 2.00 - 5.00pm. We hope to see you there!

Image: Pacific Black Duck, courtesy of Rob Annesley.




25 July - 15 November 2020
Snapshot Gallery 

Dulcie Joan Hatton's (1926-2002) interest in and passion for local and community history was evident in her support for the establishment of the Centennial Bakery Museum at Hurstville, as a long-standing member of the Kogarah and Hurstville Historical Societies and as an author of nine booklets. Much of her personal collection of over 3,500 photographs was donated to the Council’s Local Studies collection, and the Hatton Room at the Clive James Library in Kogarah was named in her honour. In her everyday observations of the suburbs, buildings, streetscapes, and natural landscapes, Joan’s interests in all things historical were best revealed, forming a significant record of the history, character and development of the district.

Image: Joan Hatton (at right) on a House Verandah, Believed to be Carlton NSW, Date Unknown. Georges River Libraries Local Studies collection.



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.


Hurstville Community Garden was established in 2006 on an ex-lawn bowls site. This garden has 30 organic-friendly plots and approximately 50 members, providing an opportunity for people to connect with each other. The Garden is a place of peace and friendship where local residents regularly drop by for a stroll and to soak up its beauty.

Image: Hurstville Community Garden. Photo: Catherine B Hopkins. 


Online exhibitions

Keep in Touch

In the last month, 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

For more information on any of the exhibitions listed above, please contact Hurstville Museum & Gallery on (02) 9330 6444 or

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