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  1. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Tuesday 2 May to Saturday 24 February 2018, Wollongong

    Bring out your artistic flare by painting, drawing and ceramics with Violetta Strabic.Situated in Wollongong, Violetta is passionate about bringing the world of day dreaming and beauty into everyday coastal...

    02 May -24Feb
  2. Madeleine Kelly: Diversity and Demise

    Saturday 11 February to Sunday 14 May 2017, Wollongong

    Encounters with Pelagic birds and sub-Linguistic form.Paintings and sculptures about pelagic birds and the threats that are pushing some species close to extinction.Artist Talk will be on Wednesday...

    11 Feb -14May
  3. Sarah Goffman Exhibition

    Saturday 11 February to Sunday 18 June 2017, Wollongong

    A site-specific installation simulating many of the Asian ceramic pieces and objects donated to the Wollongong Art Gallery collection in 2003 by William S. Tatlow and Gora Singh Mann. The replicas combine many...

    11 Feb -18Jun
  4. Frugal Forest

    Saturday 11 February to Sunday 28 May 2017, Wollongong

    Wander along a meandering path through a twilit rainforest world, or take a seat on a rock to listen to the evening chorus. But look closely, and you’ll find that everything - down to the last leaf, and the last...

    11 Feb -28May
  5. Indigenous Works from the Collection

    Saturday 18 March to Sunday 20 August 2017, Wollongong

    Works exploring identity and family connections by Christian Thompson, Garry Jones, Danie Mellor, Gloria Petyarre, Ada Bird Petyarre, Caroline Oakley, Michael Riley and Bede Tungatalum.Gallery hours: Tuesday...

    18 Mar -20Aug
  6. New Acquisitions Collection

    Saturday 18 March to Sunday 20 August 2017, Wollongong

    Contemporary works which have been recently acquired by the Gallery. Featuring ceramics by Stephen Benwell, Glenn Barkley and Kirsten Coelho, film by Daniel Mudie Cunningham and Nassiem Valamanesh, photographs by...

    18 Mar -20Aug
  7. Copier Jam!

    Saturday 1 April to Sunday 25 June 2017, Wollongong

    Copier Jam! is an exhibition showcasing current zine and independent comic creators, collectives and distributors from across Australia. The exhibition includes the publications alongside original art, layout pages,...

    01 Apr -25Jun
  8. Dhyana Praises - The art of Patrick Lam

    Sunday 26 March to Sunday 14 May 2017, Wollongong

    Patrick Lam's ancestry originated from Nanhai, Guangdong, China. He was a student of Lingnan Painting school grandmasters Mr. Liang Shao Hang and Professor Zhao Shaoang. He migrated to Melbourne in 1979. Patrick...

    26 Mar -14May
  9. Mid Week Meat Feast at the Meatery

    Wednesday 3 May to Wednesday 6 December 2017, Wollongong

    The Meatery is perfectly poised overlooking City Beach. Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Wollongong Lighthouse from the terrace - an idyllic spot to soak up the afternoon sun with a cold beer or...

    03 May -06Dec
  10. ACO Soloists - Wollongong

    Friday 5 May 2017, Wollongong

    In a group the size of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, there is nowhere to hide. It’s an ensemble of soloists. Experience the extraordinary talents of this orchestra of soloists in a thrilling concert...

    05 May
  11. Illawarra Autumn Jazzfest

    Friday 5 May to Saturday 6 May 2017, Wollongong

    Why not book a weekend pass for the 31st Illawarra Autumn Jazzfest - it's the best value Festival around. This year, the Illawarra Jazz club is aiming for a bigger and better festival and they really hope to see you....

    05 May -06May
  12. Golfies Kids Disco

    Friday 3 March to Friday 1 December 2017, Wollongong

    Wollongong Golf Club has a new Kids Disco on the first Friday of every month. This supervised kids disco allows the kids to have a fun night at a disco and the parents to enjoy a night out. It’s perfect for Birthday...

    03 Mar -01Dec
  13. The Best Medicine | Wollongong

    Saturday 6 May 2017, Wollongong

    Join this outstanding up-and-coming comedian for a night of hilarity as she lifts the lid on motherhood, living with chronic pain and life with a lift mechanic in her ridiculously funny new show, The Best Medicine (as...

    06 May
  14. Ride Around The Lake

    Saturday 6 May 2017, Wollongong

    Ride Around The Lake is a charity recreational cycle around Lake Illawarra, Wollongong.2017 ushers in the seventh edition of the popular ride, attracting over 500 recreational riders, all out to "Break the...

    06 May
  15. Wollongong Museum Trail

    Sunday 7 May to Sunday 28 January 2018, Wollongong

    Discover more about Illawarra’s rich history on the Wollongong Museum Trail. The Illawarra is home to a diverse range of museums that highlight all aspects of the region’s history, including the Black...

    07 May -28Jan
  16. Comic Gong

    Saturday 13 May 2017, Wollongong

    Comic Gong is Wollongong's biggest comic festival for all comic and cosplay lovers, attracting up to 7000 people from all parts of NSW. Start planning your costume and save the date for Comic Gong, a festival of...

    13 May
  17. Comic Gong at the Gallery

    Saturday 13 May to Sunday 14 May 2017, Wollongong

    Join in the fun and excitement of Comic Gong 2017.A day that embraces all things comic book, with activities at the Wollongong Art Gallery, Town Hall, the Arts Precinct and Wollongong City Library...

    13 May -14May
  18. Art on the Grass

    Saturday 13 May to Saturday 10 March 2018, Wollongong

    Red Point Artists members showcase their handmade art and crafts in their studios and in the lovely grassed courtyard every second Saturday of the month at Art on the Grass.Meet the working artists...

    13 May -10Mar
  19. John Bokor The Source

    Saturday 13 May to Sunday 23 July 2017, Wollongong

    Artist John Bokor’s work transforms the mundane - the objects, interiors and landscapes of life - into vibrant,evocative, boldly coloured, multi-layered paintings that reveal that life may not be quite so...

    13 May -23Jul
  20. Bill O'Donovan Go Go: Self and the City

    Saturday 13 May to Sunday 23 July 2017, Wollongong

    Paintings and prints exploring the recurring motifs of the city, its vibrancy and daunting scale and the commodification of self. The work is supported by a selection of incidental work featuring sketches, prints,...

    13 May -23Jul
  21. Mother's Day at TBH

    Sunday 14 May 2017,

    This Mother's Day save Mum from cooking and treat her to a Buffet Breakfast or two-three course lunch at Towradgi Beach Hotel. Their Buffet Breakfast will run from 8.30am- 10.30am. Their Lunch Option will...

    14 May
  22. Mothers Day at the Lagoon

    Sunday 14 May 2017, Wollongong

    Celebrate your Mum this Mothers Day with a delicious three course lunch or dinner at the Lagoon Restaurant. The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant provides an experience that is unforgettable. The view of...

    14 May

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Events in Wollongong

Wollongong hosts an exciting range of sporting contests, musical performances, markets and other events throughout the year.

Wollongong’s coastline provides an idyllic setting for a wide range of sporting competitions including charity runs, triathlons and cycling events. The town also hosts many national and international tournaments including A-League football matches.

Wollongong’s food scene is celebrated at the weekly Foragers Farmers Markets and fortnightly Foragers Makers Market at the Bulli Showground. Explore the diverse stalls showcasing fresh local produce and artisan creations.

Wollongong also hosts several arts and culture events. The seaside town is home to a number of talented artists whose works can be seen exhibited at the Wollongong Art Gallery, one of the largest regional art museums in Australia.

Stop by the local visitor information centre while you’re in Wollongong for the latest information on upcoming events and spectacles.