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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It’s not often you can view decades of works by one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century all in the one place. From Saturday 13 July, Hazelhurst is the venue to visit to view over 80 works by renowned pop artist David Hockney. All the works have been drawn from the National Gallery of Australia’s extensive collection from 1961 to the present day and will visit Hazelhurst for the first time. Hockney has been making prints since 1954 and through constant experimentation and innovation has pushed the boundaries of printmaking in terms of style, subject matter, technique and scale, giving him a different point of view in his art practice. Now 81 years old and living and working in Los Angeles, Hockney continues to develop his prints using lithography and etching, photocopiers and fax machines, and – most recently - iPhones and iPads for startling results in the digital world.

David Hockney: Prints is a rare opportunity to gain insight into the mind of an iconic artist still searching for new ways of seeing and depiction. Read more

Image caption: Green Pool with Diving Board and Shadow (Paper Pool 3) 1978. Coloured and pressed paper pulp. Edition of 15 Variations 128.8 x 82.1 cm. David Hockney / Tyler Graphics Ltd.

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Looking for something a little bit different to do this Friday night? How about three hours of art, music, talks, guided tours, photo booth, food and drinks?

Our popular At Night event is back! Friday August 16  from 6 – 9pm. Enjoy an array of free activities themed around the current exhibition David Hockney: Prints. The exhibition features 80 works by pop artist David Hockney, one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Great news! John Hockney, brother of David Hockney will be talking with artist, Idris Murphy about David Hockney’s life and work. John has some great stories about his big brother.

There’ll also be 60s and 70s music by DJ Dan De Caires, In the Swim: Kids Corner where children can enter an immersive pool-themed space and enjoy free art-making and story time; an etching demonstration with artist Matthew Albitt; a photo booth; mini markets, guided gallery tour; along with English fare in Hazelhurst café. Read more

We have been inundated with thousands of very talented Sutherland Shire Primary Schools students at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre this week. Midway through the Sutherland Shire Schools Music Festival and we have seen more than 30 schools take part with two sell out dance extravaganzas and four concerts featuring dance and mass choirs. An amazing sight to see all our young people getting the chance to experience what it’s like to perform on the big stage in a professional environment. Congratulations to all those schools who have already performed and good luck to those still to come. Congratulations also to the teachers who have put together this incredible festival which will see a total of 44 schools performing on our stage. Read more

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