10 September – 16 October 2016

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Over a twelve-month period a group of artists were challenged to explore the question ‘What is sacred to you?’ The resultant responses and use of artistic media are diverse yet possess thematic similarities.

The major themes running through this exhibition examine the love of being connected to family and friends, the natural world and the ever-expanding universe; as well as the strength of being connected to culture, faith and the spirit of things.

Featuring Rachel Develin, Tina Fiveash, Gerald Jones, Mary Kayser, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Amanda Stuart, Marcus Tatton, Bruce Tunks and Fatima Killeen.

Curated by Benita Tunks

Image: TINA FIVEASH Twin Spirit 2013, pigment print on cotton rag, 110 x 80 cm




Saturday 17 September, 2:00pm – 3:00pm 
FREE with Gallery admission ticket.
Looking for an insider’s view? Join Curator Benita Tunks for a free floor talk on the exhibition Sacred.
RSVP appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410.


17 September – 6 November 2016


ARTEXPRESS 2016 features a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts 2015.

The Blue Mountains City Art Gallery will show a selection of 33 artworks by students from the Blue Mountains, Central West and NSW. The works provide insights into issues that are important to the young artists, such as cultural and gender identity, globalisation and climate change. The exhibition encompasses a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, sculpture, time-based works and animation, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking and textiles and fibre.

ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW, hosted by Blue Mountains City Art Gallery.

Image: JESSIE LUCHETTI, Lithgow High School, Morfar (Mother’s Father) 2015, painting (detail), 120 x 100 cm



Friday 14 October, 8:30am – 3:30pm
This course is registered under the terms of the NSW Institute of Teachers Continuing Professional Development policy. For teachers accredited at Professional Competence, completion of this course or program will contribute 5 hours towards Institute Registered professional development. This
course will address the following Professional Teaching Standards:
3.2.10, 5.2.3, 7.2.4.
Bookings via MyPL@Edu

Monday 17 October, 9:00am – 3:30pm 
The Visual Arts Student Workshop offers an intensive one day program for stage 5 and 6 students with a keen interest in Visual Arts. The workshop provides an opportunity for students to experience a range of materials and techniques under the guidance of a practicing visual artist. The workshop is coordinated by the Department of Education, The Arts Unit in association with ARTEXPRESS.
Bookings via