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Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre

In accordance with public health orders, Mosman Art Gallery will be closed until at least 30 July 2021. All onsite activities and programs at the art gallery during this time have been cancelled. Enquiries can be directed to 9978 4016 Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm or to gallery@mosman.nsw.gov.au. We apologise for this inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Address Corner Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road (map (56.5KB))
Mosman NSW 2088
Hours Open 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week.
Closed between exhibitions and on public holidays.
Contact General enquiries (+61 2) 9978 4178,
venue hire (+61 2) 9978 4016,
fax (+61 2) 9978 4135
Website Mosman Art Gallery
Email gallery@mosman.nsw.gov.au

About the Gallery

The Mosman Art Gallery is a dedicated public gallery established by Mosman Council.

It presents a rich and varied program of high quality exhibitions, educational activities and special events, which make a significant contribution to the cultural life of Mosman and surrounding districts.

Derived from local, national and international sources, the exhibition program covers the visual arts, craft and design, including historical and contemporary themes and subjects. Exhibitions are accompanied by a program of gallery talks, seminars and formal lectures for general visitors, students and arts professionals.

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Art Prizes

Mosman Art Prize

The Mosman Art Prize is an annual, acquisitive award for painting sponsored by Mosman Municipal Council. Established in 1947, the Prize is one of the oldest and most prestigious, local government art awards in Australia. The winning works form a splendid collection of modern and contemporary art, reflecting developments in Australian art practice over the last half a century.

The primary purpose of the Mosman Art Prize is “to build a municipal art collection and to encourage an interest in the arts in the local community”. Works from the collection are regularly displayed in the Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre, Mosman Council and Barry O‘Keefe Library.

The winner of the first Mosman Art Prize, judged by Lloyd Rees in 1947, was Margaret Olley. Subsequent Prize winners include many prominent artists such as Grace Cossington Smith, Weaver Hawkins, Nancy Borlase, Anthony Galbraith, Elisabeth Cummings, Janet Dawson, Jenny Sages and Tim Johnson.

Mosman Youth Art Prize

This annual competition has been held since 1988 and is open to all young people aged 11-20 years. Cash prizes, art scholarships and materials are awarded for a wide variety of art media such as painting, photography, drawing, pottery, printing, etching, textiles and computer art. The competition is aimed at encouraging the creative talents of young people and providing a showcase for the community to view their works.

Education Programs

The Mosman Art Gallery exhibits 12 exhibitions a year and provides education programs for students K – 12. Programs are devised to compliment exhibitions which are relevant to the visual arts syllabus with opportunities for guest presenters and practical workshops in different media. Staff at the Gallery include two education specialists with art teaching experience.

The Gallery also offers a series of public programs throughout the year that would be of interest to Tertiary students. Specialist guided tours are also available.

See more about Education programs.

Venue Hire

The Mosman Art Gallery & Community Centre offers a range of well appointed function rooms for hire. It is the ideal venue hire for small or large, private or corporate functions – concerts, wedding celebrations, parties, product launches, exercise and meditation groups, children’s creative activities, meetings or special events.

The Centre also provides well appointed kitchens, formal dining facilities and audio-visual equipment. Our staff can offer advice about event planning and management, and any special needs such as catering and entertainment.

See our Venue Hire page for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits

Expressions of interest are invited from companies, organisations and individuals who may wish to sponsor art exhibitions and associated projects and activities conducted by the Mosman Art Gallery. Exhibitions include the Mosman Youth Art Prize and the Mosman Art Prize, as well as a number of touring exhibitions from other regional centres and states.

In return for financial support for exhibitions, public programs and special events, the Mosman Art Gallery can provide a range of benefits and privileges to sponsors depending upon the amount of sponsorship involved.

See the Gallery website for more information.

Links

Mosman Art Society – Outdoor and indoor drawing and painting groups, exhibitions, talks/demonstrations by artists and others, excursions, and social and fundraising events.

Last updated Thursday 15 July 2021
Last updated Thursday 15 July 2021