Coming exhibitions

The Wonders of Wandin Valley

13 December – 2 February

The highly anticipated exhibition celebrates the much loved weekly TV serial, “A Country Practice”.

Filmed in the Hawkesbury area between 1981 and 1994, outdoor scenes and iconic buildings in Pitt Town, Windsor and Ebenezer were used as film locations. The Australiana Pioneer Village, in Wilberforce, also featured in episodes 199 and 200 - "Once upon a time".

Alongside commissioned artworks, inspired by the serial and its characters, the exhibition will include a nostalgic-inducing selection of fan-collected memorabilia, including the 1984 Woman's Day lift out 'A Country Practice Cookbook'. If you have ever wanted the recipe for Cookie’s Gemfish Cleopatra, well now is your chance! There will also be footage from iconic episodes and location photography from the National Film and Sound Archive.

The Gallery wishes to thank the many people who have come forward with a vast array of memorabilia.

The Wonders of Wandin Valley exhibition dates: Friday 13 December 2019 - Sunday 2 February 2020.

Official opening is 6-8pm, Friday 13 December, 2019

Curated by Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

Legacy: Reflections of Mabo

7 February – 22 March

Explore visually expressed reflections of the man behind the game-changing Native Title Act, Eddie Koiki Mabo - and the impact of his achievements on Australia, 27 years on. The exhibition brings together about 30 works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in the spirit of reconciliation.

A travelling exhibition presented by Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland


27 March – 17 May

This exhibition surveys treasures from the collection of the Art Gallery of NSW, depicting landscapes west of Sydney between the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries. With a focus on plein air painting at artist camps and on excursions organised to areas such as the Hawkesbury River, Blue Mountains and Sydney’s western suburbs, this exhibition reveals how these bucolic images fed into the development of national narratives at the turn of the century, and how this legacy both vexed and was embraced by modern landscape artists.

Fieldwork includes significant and seldom-seen paintings and works on paper from the Gallery’s collection by prominent artists including Hilda Rix Nicholas, Julian Ashton, Elioth Gruner, JJ Hilder, Sydney Long and Charles Meere. A highlight is the inclusion of Gruner’s painting Spring frost 1919, an iconic and much-loved painting that is seldom taken off display.

An Art Gallery of NSW touring exhibition

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