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Learn more about the organisations and individuals that make up our creative community

Westside Mural

Sydney based artist, Hugues Sineux, has transformed Hornsby’s west side with the recently completed Dural Lane Mural.

Hugues, with more than 25 years of experience painting murals, has recreated a street scene that would have been familiar to Hornsby in the early 20th century. The tromp l’oeil style renowned in France – where Hugues was born – has been recreated here in Hornsby; featuring the humble general store, a café and bookshop façade that you could almost step right into.

“Drawing enormous inspiration from history and architecture, I am passionate about creating pieces that are not only visually striking but also hold a deeper meaning for their communities,” Hugues said.

Local icon, Ginger Meggs, is central to the design. It is believed that local illustrator, Jimmy Bancks based the colourful comic character on a boisterous neighbour and friend, Charles Somerville, who later went on to become a councillor on Hornsby Shire Council.

Pop on over to Dural Lane today and see if you can find Ginger Meggs!

Bring your creativity to the market!

Sunset Sessions will bring to Hornsby Mall for a second year, live music from up-and-coming artists set amongst food trucks, an intimate arts market and pop up bar each Friday night in February from 5-8pm.

As part of the Sunset Sessions, Council is looking to feature local artisans in a mini marketplace, showcasing the best of handmade and hand-crafted, upcycled, vintage, local, or sustainable products to sell out of vintage suitcases. Items may include jewellery, bric-a-brac, clothing badges, cards, artwork, or anything of that nature. Items are to be displayed out of suitcases on/or in front of single trestle table (can be provided.) We are encouraging stallholders to get creative with their table and suitcases; think vintage, quirky and eye catching.

Artisans can apply for one or all of the Sessions on Friday 3, 10, 17 and 24 February 2017.

For more information or to submit an application, visit


Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre is located at 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby, behind Willow Park. There is parking onsite and it is a seven minute level walk from Waitara Train Station. 

There are still exhibition vacancies at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre in 2017! If you would like to host an exhibition, contact Councils Arts/Cultural Development Officer, Eilysh Toose, at for an Exhibition Guide or call 02 9847 6893.

Vacancies include;
  • Monday 13 – Sunday 26 February (2 weeks)
  • Monday 19 – Sunday 2 July (2 weeks)
  • Monday 25 – Sunday 1 October (1 week)
  • Monday 27 – Sunday 3 December (1 week)


Hornsby Art Society Volunteers exhibition
Tuesday 24 January – Sunday 12 February, open 10am – 4pm daily

Seniors Week exhibition
Monday 27 February – Sunday 12 March

Andy Upton
Monday 13 – Sunday 26 March

Stephen Malone
Monday 27 March – Sunday 2 April

Hornsby Art Society Young Artists
Tuesday 4 – Sunday 23 April


January art workshops with Stephen Hall
Hornsby Leisure and Learning Centre and Beatrice Taylor Hall (behind Wallarobba)

An exciting opportunity to learn new skills or rekindle the ones you have. Each workshop covers a different skill or medium including mixed media, life drawing and ink.

See full list of workshop details


Opportunities to get involved in your local creative community

Sunset Sessions

Friday nights in February at Hornsby Mall, 5-8pm.
Live music, pop up bar, suitcase forage.

Sunset Sessions brings the best live music to Hornsby Mall for long summer Friday evenings, perfect for unwinding or priming for the weekend. Join us each Friday in February from 5pm until 8pm for live music, food trucks, a pop up bar, and suitcase forage that sees arts and crafts hawked out of suitcases. For more information, visit the website.



Celebrating Women

Tuesday 7 - Sunday 26 March
Hornsby Library, 28-44 George Street, Hornsby.
Open during library hours with the exception of meetings; phone 9847 6813 for viewing times.

Celebrating Women is an exhibition from Hornsby Art Society, showcasing the work of female artists in celebration of International Women’s Day 2017. The range of work will be diverse and sure to please anyone who enjoys art.

For further information, contact Eva Molnar on 0404 094 322 or or visit Eva's website at


The Dancer, Leonie Fisher


Locals sharing their skills and talents outside our Shire

Aeon’s Line

Art exhibition by Carolyn Haywood, Christina Frank and friends

Eramboo Artist Environment, 304 McCarrs Creek Road, Terrey Hills
31 March– 10 April, open10am – 4pm
Opening event: Saturday 1 April, 4pm – 6pm
Composers’ ensemble: Sunday 9 April, 4pm – 6pm

Aeon whispers her lines, deep within the land. What do they say?

Visual artists, a poet, a composer and musicians respond to beauty, fragility and hope in the natural world. Multi-disciplinary artworks including drawing, ink, sculpture, photography, installation and performance evoke “lines” of thought about environment and place.

Poetry readings and artists tours on weekends.

Please wear suitable walking shoes as the drive access is rocky. Limited parking is available on site.

Entry is free. For more information, visit

Photographic images: Carolyn Haywood
Sculpture: Christina Frank.


Opportunities for artists; including grants, scholarships and initiatives.

Remagine - Call for Entries

Entries close 3 April 2017.

Exhibition: 31 May – 18 June
Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre. Open 10am-4pm daily.

Hornsby Shire Council and Hornsby Art Society are calling on creative minds of all ages to inspire the world through the imaginative reuse of everyday items.

Artists are invited to submit work which demonstrates the concept of resource recovery - turning everyday waste into a resource – by creating beautiful works of art.
For more information, competition themes and entry terms and conditions visit

Hidden: Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk - Call for Entries

Entries close 13 March 2017.

Exhibition: 26 August – 24 September 2017

Celebrating 150 Years of the Sleeping City
Awards valued at over $12,000.
Hidden is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that takes place amongst the gardens and graves of Rookwood Cemetery (Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood.)

Missing - Thomas Quayle

The Trust is interested in exhibiting artworks that respond to themes surrounding the Rookwood site, such as history, culture, remembrance and love. This could include grief, loss, mourning, spirituality, the environment, and different cultural beliefs around burial and memorialisation.
This year, organisers are also interested in applications that are inspired by Rookwood Cemetery’s 150th anniversary. This may include (but not limited to) notions relating to Rookwood’s conception, development and evolution; cultural concepts specific to important eras within Rookwood’s history (e.g. the Victorian period); and the importance of commemorative events to celebrate love and life.
The Trust is open to a wide range of artistic approaches and artists can choose to approach the themes in a representational, conceptual, symbolic or abstract way.
Artists may propose works yet to be made or existing works that relate to the exhibition themes (produced post July 2015).
  • Artists selected into Hidden 2017 will receive $300 per artwork
  • Artists whose artwork requires transporting from a distance over 500km may be eligible for an additional $200 payment
  • Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Award (non acquisitive) $10,000
  • People’s Choice Award $500
  • Artist at the Armory Award valued at $800
  • Peacock Gallery and Auburn Art Studio Residency & Mentorship Award valued at $1000

Further information and application forms can be downloaded from

For queries regarding the exhibition or application process please contact Cassandra Hard Lawrie on 0425 327 590 or at

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