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8536 5700
782 Kingsway, Gymea NSW Australia

About Hazelhurst


Opening Hours

Gallery:10am - 4pm

Cafe Hours:9am - 3pm

Gallery Shop:10am - 4pm

Art Centre

Mon - Fri:9am - 5pm

Sat - Sun:9am - 4:30pm

Public Holidays

Closed 2pm Christmas Eve reopening Saturday 2 January 9am, Regional Gallery 10am.

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Hazelhurst sponsor list, Arts NSW, Holt Estate, Moran Aged Care

Nicole Zhang

James Ruse Agricultural High School
Nicole Aged 8 (Revisited by Nicole Aged 18)

It's a bizarre feeling to stare at a childhood drawing, remembering the table you sat at, where the first stroke began, how each pattern was filled in, but have no idea how to draw that way again. As I flipped through the countless drawings by my eight-year-old self I began to envy the spontaneity and expressiveness of the animal forms. I wished to appropriate them, ultimately undertaking an approach that was both planned and spontaneous. On a canvas I carefully painted an abstract pattern with no recognisable shapes. Then I imagined animal forms hiding within the pattern and brought them to life.


ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW, hosted by Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre.

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