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Folk art the focus of a new exhibition

Posted 17 July 2015 by (Hurstville News)

Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s next exhibition entitled, Evolution from Functional to Decoration is a collection by Southern Sydney based arts group, Friends through Folk Art Inc.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Con Hindi said that this exhibition, which marks the group’s 20th anniversary, explores the creativity and freedom associated with folk and decorative arts.

“From chairs and wall hangings, to wooden plates, this exhibition shows how even the most mundane and ordinary of household items can be transformed into eye catching pieces of art,” he said.

“Traditionally, folk art was used to brighten homes and give a personal touch to everyday household commodities. This exhibition gives folk art more of a contemporary feel, as it combines typical European styles with a more modern Australiana influence.

“The exhibition is particularly engaging as it also includes a free public interactive session which I invite everyone in the community to come along and enjoy.”

The official opening of Evolution from Functional to Decoration will be held at Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville, on Saturday, 1 August 2015 at 2.00pm. All welcome.

There will also be a public interactive session to be held on Saturday, 8 August 2015, 12.30pm-3.30pm. This event is free and all materials will be provided.

Please book online from the ‘What’s On’ page at

The exhibition will run until 23 August 2015.

Mayor Hindi said that Council is committed to promoting arts across the Hurstville community.

“Dragons Lair Gallery is a community art space within Hurstville Museum & Gallery which regularly exhibits art by individuals and groups from across the community,” he said.

“Applications are now open for exhibitions in 2016 until Monday, 31 August 2015.”

For more information, contact 9330 6444 or visit

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Anthea Gregory-Desmond
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