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New portrait exhibition at Hurstville Museum ;Gallery

Posted 10 November 2015 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Vince Badalati is inviting members of the community to come along to Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s newest exhibition The Portrait – Let’s Face It which opens on Sunday, 29 November 2015.

Mayor Badalati said this collection by local artist, Bruce Sharp showcases a selection of his favourite portrait paintings spanning more than 50 years.

“Most of the artworks within the collection are oil paintings on canvas, and all are available for sale throughout the exhibition,” he said.

“These wonderful paintings are the result of many life painting sessions with different artist groups and various models.

“Bruce has always had a creative background. He started his career producing displays and posters for movie theatres and then became a successful self-employed songwriter, commercial artist and photographer.

“Bruce is heavily involved in the local community and was the president of Rockdale Rotary Club and a member for over 50 years.

“Bruce also has a strong sporting background, representing Australia in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics competing as a gymnast and continuing his Olympic involvement by running with the Olympic Torch in Sydney, 2000.

Exhibition Opening:
Date: Sunday, 29 November 2015
Time: 2.30pm
RSVP: online from the ‘What’s On’ page at
All welcome!
The Exhibition Opening is on Sunday, 29 November 2015 at 2.30pm at Hurstville Museum & Gallery and closes on Sunday, 20 December 2015.

The Dragon’s Lair Gallery is a community art space within Hurstville Museum & Gallery. The Museum & Gallery welcomes exhibitions by individuals or groups, amateur or professional artists, and art styles of all varieties. For more information, please contact Hurstville Museum & Gallery on 9330 6444 or email


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