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  1. 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
  2. Brian Hartigan Circle in the Round

    Saturday 10 June to Sunday 20 August 2017, Wollongong

    As with jazz, improvisation is at the heart of the work of Illawarra painter Brian Hartigan. It embraces all the risk and surprise that painting in that way entails. This survey takes its title from one of his...

    10 Jun -20Aug
  3. Heurtistic

    Saturday 22 July to Sunday 8 October 2017,

    An exploration into the world of the self-taught street artist with visual experiences ranging across a variety of mediums including paintings, prints, digital media and virtual reality. Featuring works by local,...

    22 Jul -08Oct
  4. 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
  5. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Thursday 27 July 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...

    27 Jul -24Feb
  6. Wollongong Hellenic Club Thursday Trivia

    Thursday 13 July to Thursday 28 September 2017, Wollongong

    Free interactive Trivia quiz with audio, video and picture questions brought to you by Davertainment and Wollongong Hellenic Club. Lots of prizes and fun. Great food available from the restaurant, they recommend the...

    13 Jul -28Sep
  7. Winter One Day Jamboree

    Saturday 29 July 2017, Wollongong

    A One Day Creative Retreat in the Forest!In the beautiful forest surrounds of Mount Keira, just over an hour from Sydney, you will find yourself in the rustic setting of the local Scout Camp, complete with a...

    29 Jul
  8. Wollongong Museum Trail

    Sunday 30 July 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...

    30 Jul -28Jan
  9. Bakersfield Mist

    Wednesday 2 August to Saturday 5 August 2017, Wollongong

    The Tasmania Theatre Company and Straightjacket Productions in association with The Karralyka Centre presents Bakersfield Mist. By Stephen Sachs.John Wood and Julie Nihill star in a comedic tale about art...

    02 Aug -05Aug
  10. Bandaluzia Flamenco

    Saturday 5 August 2017, Wollongong

    Bandaluzia is an acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble that will ignite your senses!When virtuoso guitarist Damian Wright meets award-winning dancer Jessica Statham, the result is Bandaluzia Flamenco – the...

    05 Aug
  11. Pieter Wispelwey and the SSO

    Friday 11 August 2017, Wollongong

    The Sydney Symphony Orchestra returns to Wollongong with a concert to make you smile.Renowned Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey joins the musicians of the SSO for an uplifting evening of music by Haydn and...

    11 Aug
  12. Flower Workshop | Winter Arrangement

    Saturday 12 August 2017,

    Learn how to create a beautiful floral foam arrangement into a container using fresh winter blooms. Their floral designers will teach you how to select flowers and foliage that complement each other, and how to care...

    12 Aug
  13. Art on the Grass

    Saturday 12 August 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...

    12 Aug -10Mar
  14. Wollongong Anywhere Theatre Festival

    Thursday 17 August to Sunday 27 August 2017, Wollongong

    Anywhere Theatre Festival, the festival of performance anywhere but a theatre is happening for the first time in Wollongong in August 2017 thanks to major partners Wollongong City Council, Destination Wollongong and...

    17 Aug -27Aug
  15. Pete Murray - Camacho Tour

    Friday 18 August 2017, Wollongong

    Pete Murray returns with New Album 'Camacho' and 32-Date National Tour.This is an 18 years and over event.Byron Bay singer-songwriter and one of Australia’s most loved musicians, Pete Murray has...

    18 Aug
  16. Access featuring LDRU

    Saturday 19 August 2017, Wollongong

    The Access Crew is back for Round Two already this year! Only a few weeks ago Access brought them Slumberjack - a Sold Out gig! This time Access is bringing LDRU to Waves, Wollongong. If their last event was...

    19 Aug
  17. Harbourside Artists present Art In The Park

    Sunday 20 August to Tuesday 26 December 2017, Wollongong

    Art In The Park is an outdoor exhibition of paintings in oils, watercolours, acrylics, and pastels by members of Wollongong Traditional Arts Society. Held at one of Wollongong's most picturesque places, the...

    20 Aug -26Dec
  18. The Illawarra Festival of Flame

    Sunday 20 August 2017, Wollongong

    The Festival is a full-day program engaging various organisations and members of the community with one common theme, fire. Activities will include theatrical performances presentations about indigenous culture and...

    20 Aug
  19. The Wharf Revue: Wollongong

    Wednesday 23 August to Sunday 27 August 2017, Wollongong

    Australians all rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue!The unstoppable comedic minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott have been keeping the nation’s political and cultural leaders on...

    23 Aug -27Aug
  20. Boyd Meets Girl

    Friday 25 August 2017,

    An Evening of Classical Guitar and Cello. Boyd Meets Girl pairs American cellist Laura Metcalf with Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd, in an ensemble that performs an exciting and eclectic blend of...

    25 Aug

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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.