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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If you love a genuine art and design market then be sure to mark the date Sunday 13 October in your calendar!

Hazelhurst's annual artisan markets are back, bigger and better than ever. We have curated 99 art and design stalls including artworks, bohemian home wares & fashion, bold textile furnishings, contemporary glassware & ceramics, custom made bags & purses, desserts & chocolates, funky kids wear, gourmet food, hand loomed scarfs, handcrafted hats, Hazelhurst Café, organic candles, origami flowers, unique jewellery designs, vintage clothing plus much more!

Bring the whole family along and enjoy the fun with live music by The Shy Guys, open studios, family crafts with Eckersley’s, face painting, Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019, guided exhibition tour and more. Read more

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This October, at Oak Park Cronulla, we will be celebrating Aboriginal culture with a significant ceremony recognising The Whales of the Gweagal story and its connection to our local area, the amazing rock engravings behind Jibbon Beach, and the picturesque entry to Port Hacking.

A smoking ceremony and special dance will be held at the water's edge and in the park above, storytelling by Indigenous Elders and bushtucker to sample.

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The highly anticipated Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019 is finally here!

This year we received over 800 entries from artists all over Australia. The calibre of work is again incredible and we’re very excited to open the exhibition of our 86 finalists! Come and see these works on paper including drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, video and photography.  On until 17 November.

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Image: Liz Shreeve The Persistence of Blue (detail)

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Winner of the Hazelhurst Art on paper award 2019 is Robert Ewing for his work entitled Chaos and Consequence, October 2017. Robert who is from Pinjarra in Western Australia has been awarded $15,000.

The Young & Early Career Artist Award of $5,000 was awarded to Belem Lett for Mountains of Madness, 2019 and the Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist Prize of $5,000 was awarded jointly to Kerry Toomey for Mundhuii, 2019 and Paul Williams for Painting ongoing, 2017-2019

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Image caption: Robert Ewing, Chaos and Consequence, October 2017, Coloured pencil on cotton paper, 140 x 250cm (detail)

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Enquiries can be directed to Arts & Culture on 97100993 or

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