Arts and Culture

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Sutherland Entertainment Centre Refurbishment

Council has commenced planning for the upgrade of the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. Our vision is to create a vibrant cultural venue which provides all in the community with accessible opportunities to appreciate, practice and actively participate in the performing arts irrespective of age, background or ability

This is a significant project which will be undertaken over a number of years. Keep up to date with the progress, announcements and Frequently Asked Questions on this page. For further information, please contact us on ph: 02 9710 0333.

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There aren’t many things that beat the beauty of the sea, and as Australians the coastline undoubtedly holds a special place in our hearts. Alexander Housalas is a Sydney based photographer and Director who has pursued, among other things,  photography as a fine art endeavour. His latest project ‘Coast Dwellers’ is also his first solo exhibition, and it opens in the Broadhurst Gallery on Saturday 18 May.

This is an ongoing long term photographic project that started in 2015, where the initial motivation was relatively simple - to capture the influence of the sea on Australia culture and how it shapes our identity. The resulting work which has been captured can be described as “underwater street photography’. Alexander says “The same principals photographers have used on the streets for decades, have influenced my process of capturing those precise and decisive moments underwater.  Dive. Wait. Shoot. Try not to drown....” On until 28 May. Read more...

Image credit: Alexander Housalas The Upside Down 2017, giclée print

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We are looking forward to welcoming internationally acclaimed Boys in the Band to Sutherland Entertainment Centre on Saturday 1 June at 8pm.

Following on from their 2018 sell-out concerts Boys in the Band’ will present their brand new concert Jukebox Revolution…every record tells a story!” celebrating the most iconic artists of the 20th century.

Starring Australia’s finest leading men: Hugh Barrington, Tom Struik, Justin Rynne and Damon Grebert Wade and backed by their sensational band The Players, this dazzling performance features over 50 years of mega hits in an all singing, all dancing, high octane concert.

This will be a popular show. Be sure to get your tickets now.

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If you like contemporary artwork then you will love this new exhibition at Hazelhurst! RocoColonial is a colourful collection of painting, sculpture, design and fashion by fifteen contemporary Australian artists. The exhibition is inspired by the ideas and issues of the 18th century Rococo era of art and design, and the concurrent period of Colonialism. In 1770 while Lieutenant Cook was charting the east coast of Australia, on the other side of the world Marie Antoinette was marrying the future Louis XVI of France, this moment coincidentally marking the end of the rococo and the beginning of the colonial. The exhibition includes many new works from artists Deborah Kelly, Jenny Watson, Louise Zhang, Jennifer Leahy, Belem Lett and Techa Noble. On until 30 June. Read more

Image credit: Deborah Kelly, Venus Envy redux 2019

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Are you an artist? Do you love to work with paper?

Now’s the time to enter our biennial Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019.

Entries are now open, with a prize pool totalling $26,000, including the major prize of $15,000. This award aims to promote both excellence and innovation in the field of art on paper, and all finalists will be exhibited at Hazelhurst Arts Centre during our exhibition later this year. Hop online now and enter – entries close 1 July 2019.

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