community groups

OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

As well as individual artisans, we have a series of local community groups exhibiting their products and promoting their services. Love Local hopes to connect our local community with art and design related services.


Here you will find organisations such as the Hurstville Museum & Gallery, St George Arts Society, St George Men's Shed, GRLC Creative and more!


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COMMUNITY GROUPS

GRLC CREATIVE

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GRLC Creative is a collective and a creative community of artists and designers based at Georges River Life Centre. Our artists work in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design and textiles. We love to create art that delights in beauty and wonder and draws people into a space of joy and connection.

GRLC Creative will be hosting a series of free workshops during Love Local. See our ''Whats On' for more information.

HURSTVILLE MUSEUM & GALLERY

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Hurstville Museum & Gallery opened in 2004 and is maintained by Georges River Council. Located on MacMahon Street, in the centre of the Hurstville CBD, it is the only regional museum and gallery in the St George district. A popular destination for thousands of local and interstate visitors each year, the Museum & Gallery is a vibrant hub of community activity, with regular talks, programs, special events, and dynamic exhibitions. The Museum & Gallery also offers a range of syllabus-linked educational programs for primary and secondary students.

Hurstville Museum & Gallery is dedicated to preserving the unique history of the St George region, as well as working with local multicultural communities to develop exciting art and history exhibitions and public programs.

The gallery will be hosting free kids workshops during Love Local and will also host an information stall about the museum & gallery, along with council services.

ST GEORGE ARTS SOCIETY

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 The St George Art Society was inaugurated in 1944 ‘for the encouragement of art in the St George district’, to develop the practice of art and art appreciation. 

Membership of the Society is open to all artists and to anyone interested in art.  The society hosts a range of art classes,  life drawing, exhibitions, critiques and workshops.

SGAS hold their annual 'Members' Art Exhibition' which showcases the best of local art, along with a special student exhibition 'Make Your Mark'. Opening Night & presentation will be held this year on Friday, 25th October at the Kogarah School of Arts. 

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of SGAS,.

ST GEORGE MEN'S SHED

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 St. George Mens’ Shed is a registered Mens’ Health Charity, formed in 2011, then based in Hurstville. Since then we have moved, first to Penshurst, and about three years ago to our  present location in Carss Park. Currently we have 44 financial members. We open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings with an average attendance of about 20 to 25 Members. We do mainly woodwork but have a range of capable people who I can do  most things required of us. We do Community Projects for a range of Charities, from Hospitals, Preschools, Schools for Disabled Children, Councils and Private Citizens. We are Funded by Federal, State and Local Governments and Clubs, and by our own  fundraising activities. 

ST GEORGE POTTERS GROUP

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St George Potters has served Sydney’s inner and southern suburbs since the early 1960s.  A few years ago we celebrated 40 years in the Old St Davids Church.  We have now over 20 members  We hold classes every day of the week except Friday. 

 We want to see the art of pottery flourish in Australia so we also provide affordable classes where we pass on our knowledge and skills to those who want to learn this amazing craft.  We have a well equipped studio in Arncliffe where we run classes, hold exhibitions and sales and run events. We have an Open Day and Spring Fair on Oct 19th and our Exhibition and sale of work is held on second weekend of December- 13th 7.30pm, Dec 14 and 15 10am. We prepare students to further their education and interests in ceramics thus keeping the craft alive.

GEORGES RIVER LIBRARY SERVICES

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