Art in the Libraries

Local artists are welcome to exhibit artwork at no cost at our Civic (Woodville), Hindmarsh or West Lakes Libraries. We have space for artworks and sculptures large or small, indoors or outdoors.

Exhibit your art with us

The program is open to artists that live, work or attend an educational facility within the City of Charles Sturt. Each exhibition runs for 12 weeks with spaces available for an opening launch or open studio facilities.

There is no cost for application or exhibition.

  1. Read Art in the Libraries - Conditions.
  2. Complete an Application Form.

Applications to hold displays may be made all year round.

Applications should include:

  • digital images, photographs or photocopies of the proposed works to be exhibited (please do not send original artworks)
  • concept and rationale for the display (up to 500 words typed or clearly printed)
  • a statement in 35 words which may be used for promotional purposes
  • exact details of numbers, size and media of artworks
  • current CV of the artists(s) involved
  • any preference for dates

After you submit your application, we will email you acknowledging receipt.

We only consider submissions that address our criteria. The City of Charles Sturt Library Service reserves the right to not accept any application submitted for application.

Once submission has been accepted the artist will be notified by mail and contractual negotiations will be undertaken between the artist(s) and the City of Charles Sturt Library Service.

Art in the Libraries - Conditions

Current Exhibitions

Bush, Beach and Boats Art Exhibition

SALA - Nature Art Photography

Last school holidays we invited kids aged 4-14 years to submit a photo of their favourite place in nature, or a piece of artwork using natural materials as part of our Nature Art Photography Competition. Some kids also took home one of our microscope kits to get super up close shots of nature.

We were really impressed with all the entries we received, and we've selected our favourites to be included in our very first SALA Festival online exhibition.

Online Exhibition
1 -31 August
Available to view here

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Thank you for keeping us safe - Nazareth Catholic College

The main idea of the OSHC art project is to feel and see grace in our lives more often if we look for it and notice it.

Living a life of gratitude is waking up and feeling thankful for every day.

By painting the pictures of 'Thank you' to different occupational people of the community, our children are appreciating the different benefits and benefactors in their lives and building a sense of community.

Online and Physical Exhibition
14 September -13 November
Available to view at Civic Library and here

Elucidation by Amelia Joy

The definition of Elucidation is 'the explanation that makes something clear.'

Amelia Joy's exhibition showcases a collection of four artworks, which show a variety of techniques and mediums that create diversity.

Each piece conveys different meanings or no meanings at all, but that cannot be revealed by simply glancing at it. To find the meaning, a deeper analysis has to be made, an elucidation has to be conducted.

Online and Physical Exhibition
29 September - 27 November
Available to view at Hindmarsh Library and here

Need help? 

Literacy & Learning Officer Adult & Youth
8408 1333