Submissions now being taken for Selfies Exhibition


Submissions are now being taken for our first exhibition back in 2014.

A salon of self portraits.

Your self portrait can be as true to life or as abstract as you like.

Show us your best side… or your worst. How do you see yourself?
Works must not be larger than A2 600 x 400. Works do not have to be framed. Framed works must have a hanging device on the back. Works can be in any medium. We can show small sculptural works.


Works can be dropped off up until 21st December 2013 or ON Tuesday 21st January by 2pm at the latest – any works dropped off after that time will not be hung.
We will be closed From the 23rd December 2013 until the 20th January, 2014 so will not be taking works within that period.

Exhibition runs from 22nd January – 1st February 2014

Opening night on Friday 24th Jan 6pm -8pm

Entry cost is $35. Multiple entries are accepted at $35 per entry.

To secure your place in the exhibition please pay the exhibition fee here by January 10th, 2014:


Please email Nina to confirm your submission and let her know when you are dropping off works.

MAKASI INSTALLATION ART Exhibition – Virginia Settre and Amanda Buckland

project launch and exhibition
launch date: Friday 29th Nov 4 – 8pm

On show from 27 November – 7 December 2013.


Makasi artists Amanda Buckland and Virginia Settre will be based at Studio 19 from Thurs 28th Nov – Saturday 7th Dec.
Please contact A: 0412 177796 or V: 0422 988 355
to arrange a meeting or for group visits and workshops

Makasi artist’s create bespoke art installations for festive events using up-cycled textiles. We connect ethical environmental practice with cultural awareness to foster a creative exchange that cultivates the skills of refugee and emerging communities.


Studio 19/157 Crown St Mall, WOLLONGONG
(Central Chambers – upstairs above the Hideaway Cafe)

Studio 19 Opening Hours:

Tues, Wed, Fri 10am – 4pm
Thursday 12 – 6pm
Sat 11am – 3pm

An Abstraction of Dreams exhibition by Robert Jankuloski

An Abstraction of Dreams

An exhibition of paintings by Robert Jankuloski
On Show: 12th – 23rd November, 2013

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Opening night Friday 15th Nov from 6.30pm – 8.30pm

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Born and raised in the Illawarra, Robert is a Sydney-based artist. An Abstraction of Dreams is brought home to the Illawarra for a celebration colour and bold expressions coupled with pure energy. Come and join us at this home coming of a local talent.


Robert Jankuloski’s paintings are on show at Studio 19 Art Gallery in Wollongong from 12th – 23rd November, 2013.


Nik Uzunovski’s Place and Memory Exhibition

An exhibition of recent work by Nik Uzunovski

Nik explores the mediums of oil and mixed media on canvas and paper.

Opening night:
Friday, 1 November 6 – 8pm

Exhibition showing:
30 October – 9 November, 2013

Studio 19/157 Crown St Mall, WOLLONGONG
(Central Chambers – upstairs above the Hideaway Cafe)

Studio 19 Opening Hours:

Tues, Wed, Fri 10am – 4pm
Thursday 12 – 6pm
Sat 11am – 3pm


Oil paintings by Nik Uzunovski from the exhibition Place and Memory on show at Studio 19 Art Gallery in Wollongong.

Studio 19 Gallery Anniversary Party and Exhibition

OH MY GOODNESS! YES – IT’S TRUE – OUR GALLERY HAS BEEN OPEN FOR ONE YEAR! (well one year and 2 months to be exact)

We are celebrating our wonderful gallery space’s anniversary in true Nina and Caz style with a big bash full of great art, live music and roving circus right here in the gallery.

We will have a two week exhibition full of some of the Illawarra’s most talented artist’s works (that the artists have generously donated to the studio) and we will be selling them via a silent auction throughout the week and at the opening night celebration party. So you have the opportunity to get a piece of art by a fabulous artist at the price you want to pay. We will also be raffling an amazing piece of sculpture by Anita Larkin!

If you were lucky enough to be at our grand opening you will remember what an incredible night it was – full of colour, vibrance and richness. There was brilliant art, roving circus performers and crowds of people pouring in and out all night. We plan on making the one year anniversary even better!

ARTISTS in the Exhibition:

Anita Larkin,
Warren Keelan,
Lizzie Buckmaster Dove,
Trina Collins (aka PONCHO ARMY),
Natalija Vocanec,
Joshua Wiffen,
Justin Beverstock,
Kurt Brereton,
Alannah Dreise,
Tash Benten,
Lillian Masters,
Lava Jafari,
John Corker,
Laura Bergman,
Amandine Fagotter,
Donna Townend,
Rachael Baez,
Jasmin Carter,
Daniel Bolt,
Julie Danilov,
Libby Batger,
Brad Chilby



JODI PHILLIS (Roger Loves Betty, The Glamma Rays, Clouds, Dearhunters)
Sydney Duo FABELS (Ben Aylward and Hiske Weijers)


and more to be announced.

The exhibition itself will run from Wednesday 16th – Saturday 26 October 2013.

Opening night, anniversary party will be on Friday 18 October 2013 from 6pm – 11pm.

Tickets are $10 and tickets are limited so get yours quickly.


Get your tickets here:


If you cannot make the Anniversary party but would like to contribute to the studio you can make a donation below.

Therese Smith – Art From Not-Art Exhibition


One of our lovely regulars here at Studio 19, THERESE SMITH is holding an exhibition of her recent works in our shopfront gallery.

Join Therese for afternoon nibbles and conversation about her collages, ink and pencil sketches on SATURDAY, 19th OCTOBER from 12.30pm-2.30pm.

Exhibition runs from Wednesday 16th October – Saturday, 26th October 2013.

Studio 19/157 Crown St Mall, WOLLONGONG
(Central Chambers – upstairs above the Hideaway Cafe)

Studio 19 Opening Hours:

Tues, Wed, Fri 10am – 4pm
Thursday 12 – 6pm
Sat 11am – 3pm

Collage works by Therese Smith from her exhibition Art From Not-Art on show at Studio 19 Art Gallery in Wollongong.


Kimberley Orlowski – Jung Fühlen exhibition

Jung Fühlen

Exhibition by local Artist Kimberley Orlowski

Show runs from Wednesday, 2 October – sat 12 October 2013


Opening Night: Friday, 4 October from 6.30pm-8.30pm


Jung Fühlen : (translated: feeling young) an exhibition of painted works by local artist Kimberley Orlowski.
Having studied at College of Fine Arts Paddington and graduated from West Wollongong TAFE with an advanced diploma in fine arts (Majoring in painting), Kimberley has since exhibited her abstracted works in group shows locally as well as being included in the Viva LA Gong festival and has won first prize in the Thirroul Seaside and arts festival.


Studio 19/157 Crown St Mall, WOLLONGONG
(Central Chambers – upstairs above the Hideaway Cafe)

Studio 19 Opening Hours:

Tues, Wed, Fri 10am – 4pm
Thursday 12 – 6pm
Sat 11am – 3pm

Kimberley Orlowski exhibition at Studio 19.

Gallery Closing for 2 weeks

Studio 19 will be closed for two weeks from 15th – 30th September.

Caz and Nina and taking a well-deserved holiday to a sunny spot.

While the Gallery itself will be closed we will still be hosting a number of events during that time -

Thursday Sept 19th from 6pm – Paint Mixer at the Little Prince Bar
Sept 21st from 7pm – Kenny Bartley CD launch.
Sept 28th from 2-5pm – The Ebb and Flow of Performance Poetry workshop
Oct 1st from 6.30pm – drawing session with band SWEET LIME

All details on the events panel at

We will reopen Tuesday, 1st October with a great new show from Kimberley Orlowski and a drawing session from the band Sweet Lime from 6.30pm.

See you at one of the events!

Cheers, Nina and Caz


Illawarra Amateur Photographers Exhibition

Exposure Arts & Media presents a photographic exhibition by members belonging to the Illawarra Amateur Photographers group (I.A.P). The exhibition will celebrate IAP’s 1st birthday and will proudly exhibit its members own works at the Studio19 Gallery in Wollongong.

Featured photographers: Mick Clarke | Shane Urban | Saraid Dammerel | Justin Beverstock | Nerida Brain | Bernadette Wilson | Steve Hewitt | Tamara Ottessen | Robert Knowles | Julie Steele | Jan Vokaty | Fiona McLauchlan | Noel Knox | Paul Cudina

IAP was established in September 2012 by local amateur Paul Cudina and it has grown rapidly to achieve more than 500 subscribers in its first year. IAP provides local amateur photographers of all skill levels the opportunity to share their images and participate in weekly Photo Awards, Meet & Mingle events and knowledge sharing. IAP also runs its own website which features it’s award winners, blog & VIP area.

Show runs from 4th – 14th September


Opening night is Friday 6th September from 6.30pm


Studio 19/157 Crown ST, WOLLONGONG
(Central Chambers – upstairs above the Hideaway Cafe)

Studio 19 Opening Hours:

Tues, Wed, Fri 10am – 4pm
Thursday 12 – 6pm
Sat 11am – 3pm

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Jesse Wakenshaw exhibition

In the Hallway gallery at the Studio 19 Art Gallery in Exposure Arts and Media we have the wonderful Jesse Wakenshaw exhibiting a series of photos and some video.

About Jesse Wakenshaw:

Jesse Wakenshaw, mixed media visual artist from Sydney, Australia. Jesse creates unique artworks using mediums such as makeup artistry, fashion styling and photography. His original visions can be peceived as bizarre, morbid, and unconventional but they are captivatingly beautiful at the same time. Jesse’s work mimics fantasy, using strong vivid colour, referencing sexuality, embracing distorted religion and captuvating spirituality.

“I am creating a world of fantasy to escape mundane life. I want the viewer to feel and see what beauty is through my eyes which ultimately stems from my twisted mind. Each of my projects consists of references and themes from iconic, religious, political and cultural figures. I am influenced by pop culture, music and avant garde beauty, and those dreams and nightmares we all experience each and everyday. As an artist, I am free with no boundaries. I explore, I experiment and I develop… I make and break all of my own rules!” -Jesse Wakenshaw


See his website for more details.

Show runs from 21st – 31st August


Opening night is Thursday 22nd August from 6.30pm


Studio 19/157 Crown ST, WOLLONGONG
(Central Chambers – upstairs above the Hideaway Cafe)

Studio 19 Opening Hours:

Tues, Wed, Fri 10am – 4pm
Thursday 12 – 6pm
Sat 11am – 3pm