Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios July/August 2024 Exhibitions and Workshops

In July/August 2024, Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios will present two exhibitions, the Vonwiller Art Awards 2024 and Express Yourself 2024

My Country- Tingari   25/06/24 – 20/07/24
Rekindling  03/07/24 – 20/07/24
The Vonwiller Award 2024 – 30/07/24 – 10/08/24
Express Yourself 2024 – 13/08/24 – 17/08/24

My Country- Tingari Bob Gibson Tjungurrayi

b.1974, Ngaanyatjarra

The son of renowned artist Mary Gibson, Ngaanyatjarra artist Bob Gibson Tjungurrayi paints with a colourful and joyful intensity.

Interpreting his father’s Country (Pintupi) and his mother’s Country (Ngaanyatjarra), Gibson Tjungurrayi expresses his experiences of these Countries via bold brush strokes and vivid colour palettes – choices that are informed by a profound and continuing connection to Culture.

Supported by Galley Lane Cove + Creative Studios presenting partner Stuart Leal Gallery.

Five per cent of all sales will be donated to the Koorabung Project. This special project was set up by members of the Dharug Community to carry on Aunty Chris Burke’s strong legacy and revitalise the importance of caring for Ngurra/Country and preserving waterways.

Click here for further details about the Koorabung Project.

Opening Event:

Wednesday, 3 July, 6-8 pm

Join Gallery Lane Cove for the opening event, meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments.

RSVP to the opening night here.

Artist: Bob Gibson Tjungurrayi

Our cover photo is Bob Gibson Tjungurrayi, Tingari, 153x97cm—image courtesy of the artist.


Rekindling curated by Leanne Tobin

3 – 20 July 2024

This exhibition is part of Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios’ Guest Curator Program, with support from their lending partners Macquarie University and the Pat Corrigan collection.

Curator Lean Tobin describes the exhibition as follows:

“The reawakening of our fundamental connections to Ngurra (Mother Earth) has never been more pressing.

In a turbulent and unsettling world climate, humanity has become more impersonal and more removed from our natural surrounds.

The need to embrace the Old Wisdoms and revive our interconnections  with Mother Earth/Ngurra and each other has never been more urgent. Reigniting past stories is essential to healing both Spirit and Country. Truth-telling about place brings healing, understanding and empathy for all living beings and allows those interconnections to happen.

This exhibition during NAIDOC, celebrates our people’s resilient spirit, the reassertion of identity, and acknowledges the ongoing struggle for recognition and belonging in an everchanging world. Created by mainly younger generations, old stories have been adapted, taking on new forms and new media, rekindling the fires of their Ancestors. The inclusion of more current and contemporary stories has now become part of their Dreaming.

This show allows glimpses into the profound spiritual connections Aboriginal people continue to maintain with Country and invites others to also learn and reconnect to Ngurra and offers truth, courage and hope.”

Opening Event:

Wednesday, 3 July, 6-8 pm

Join Gallery Lane Cove for the opening event, meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments.

RSVP to the opening night here.

Artists: Banduk Marika, Beverly Burton, Billy Bain, Billy Morton Petyarre, Bronwyn Bancroft, Carolanne Ken, Charlene Carrington, Chris Tobin, Gloria Petyarre, Jade Bell, Judy Miller, Lex Saxby, Lisa Uhl, Marina Pumani Brown, Mavis Ngallametta, Michael Cooke, Phyllis Thomas, Rosella Namok, Thomas Tjapaltjarri, Tjanpi Weavers, Trevor Nickolls & Zaachariaha Fielding.


The Vonwiller Award 2024

30 July – 10 August

The Vonwiller Award for Children & Young Artists (formerly known as The Eve Vonwiller Youth Art Awards) is a prestigious biannual award presented by Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios dedicated to celebrating the artistic talent of children and young artists aged 5-17.

Named in honour of Eve Vonwiller, a revered member of our community, teacher, and advocate for children’s art education, the award aims to recognise and nurture youth creativity and provide opportunities for the development of their talents.

Opening Event:

Wednesday 31 July, 6-8 pm

Join Gallery Lane Cove for the opening event, where we will be announcing the winners and celebrating all the wonderful works.

Visit Gallery Lane Cove’s website to enter.

Artists: Participants of the Vonwiller Award 2024


Express Yourself 2024
Lane Cove Public School

13 – 17 August 2024

Lane Cove Public School’s annual art exhibition features paintings and sculptures from children in Kindergarten to Year 6.

This brilliant exhibition allows young artists to display their work in a professional gallery for the school and public to view.

Step into the gallery while Express Yourself is on and be inspired by Lane Cove’s youngest up-and-coming creatives.

Opening Event:

Tuesday 13 August, 5-7 pm

Join Gallery Lane Cove for the opening event, where they will celebrate the wonderful works.

Visit Gallery Lane Cove’s website to RSVP.

Artists: Students of Lane Cove Public School


Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studio Contacts Details


Address:  164 Longueville Road NSW (opposite the Library)
Phone: 9428 4898
Booking Info School Holidays:  Gallery Lane Cove
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook: @gallerylanecove

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios stages several exhibitions a year. Entry is FREE

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