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Raymond Terrace Art Space

Raymond Terrace Art Space, situated within Raymond Terrace Library, provides a free exhibition space for local artists showcasing varied mediums. The Art Space is managed by Port Stephens Council volunteers and is open to the public during library opening hours.

Contact Art Space
  • Raymond Terrace Library, 18A Sturgeon St, Raymond Terrace 2324 NSW
  • 02 4988 0111
  • Expressions of interest to exhibit should be emailed to Art Space

Current and upcoming exhibitions

"Brighten Up Your Life" by Juls DeAth

28 May to 30 June

Juls is a local artist whose inspiration is drawn from moments in life, nature, and meditation. Her paintings are full of vibrant colours, fun and joy to brighten up the world we live in and raise the spirits of all who look at her art.

Juls embraces her very unique style of painting, using bright colours, stencils, freehand drawing, tracing and many layers of painted

Jason Russell - Koori Colours Art Gallery

2 to 28 July 2022

An established Worimi Nation Aboriginal artist, Jason has completed works for local council, been commissioned for both commercial and residential murals, and sold under his business name, Koori Colours Art Gallery.

This collection is bright and colourful, playing with the colours in the coral and the blues of the ocean. Bringing attention to these environments and marine life, starting a conversation about how we keep these beautiful uncontaminated areas alive and thriving for thousands of more years into the future.

Jason paints his country in a special way to show others how he sees this beautiful land and water through contemporary aboriginal art.

Previous exhibitions

To view all previous exhibitions, visit our Facebook page and view our albums.

May 2022  -  "Vistas of Port Stephens" by Jess Dawes

Featuring stunning landscapes, interspersed with botanical and abstracted floral work, this exhibition is delightfully serene.  Paintings and sketches by Jess Dawes, a local emerging artist, bring Port Stephens to life through watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. This body of work provides a fresh, contemporary interpretation of our local landscape.

April 2022 - "Love of life, of water" by Christine M Wellham

A love of water and it's inhabitants, above and below, in all climates expressed through oils and acrylics.  Inspired by the Antarctic, Christine M Wellham has developed a diverse collection to capture the beauty of left and dramatic Arctic landscape.

March 2022 - "The things I love" by Kylee Evison

The pieces for the exhibition are paintings created from various media including modelling paste, acrylic, pencils, pastels and
gold leaf.  Kylee experiments with texture and acrylic water colours on canvas and paper.

February 2022  - A Yearning. A Knowing. A Belonging. by Astare Braaksma

Astare Braaksma is an upcoming artist inspired by Women’s rites, connections and country.  Every stroke of paint signifies who she is and what she is learning on country.  The exhibition includes a mixture of works in different mediums ranging from paintings, printmaking, ceramics, drawings and etchings. These artworks reflect a journey of learning towards finding identity.

December 2021 - January 2022 - A Brush With Nature by Linda Camac

The artist explores a change of style and medium. Some works are traditional while others veer toward the whimsical. These works are explorations of naive stylism using different artistic textures.

November 2021 – Dogs and Cats and Birds and Fleas by Chrissy McYoung

In celebration of all things isolation, Chrissy has used the 2021 lockdowns to find and share inspiration and joy through her art.  Many of the works are a collaboration between Chrissy and her facebook following (Hairy Phish) - with each dog/car having an owner. The past year has been an exploration in complex illustration, creating a multitude of ‘Wheres Wally’ style works.
Each work is created digitally and printed on high quality bond paper.

August  2021 –  A Piece of Art for Everyone - Sam Zok

With a background in art education, Sam Zok has been painting consistently for 20 years — experimenting with acrylic paint, enjoying exploring the world of fluid art and the 'dirty pour'.

July 2021 — The Works of John — John Darling

John Darling is a former loss adjuster. The nature of his work found him travelling through land ravaged by storms, time and other natural disasters. John didn't see destruction but inspiration. His paintings often reflected the landscapes he so loved.

July 2021 — Evgeniya Hockley

An oil portrait painting of ex-MP Tim Owen, created for Archibald's Portrait Competition 2020 by Evgeniya Hockley. The artwork is in the style of pointillism. Pointillism is the placement of dots of two distinct colours that optically blend to create a third colour. The portrait was completed over a 6 month period.

June 2021 — Between Here and Gone — Linda Camac

A broad range of eclectic subjects - moments in time that fired the artist in me, capturing a small slice of life in our local area
and other areas in the Hunter valley using watercolour, graphite, colour pencil and aquarelle.

May 2021 — Knots of Love, Bree

Knots of Love, Bree, is a small, locally run macrame business born out of a love of fiber arts during 2020.  Using natural materials such as cotton, wooden beads, shells and driftwood, taking elements from the world around us and weaving them into unique works of art.

April 2021 — Children's Books Illustrations

An exhibition of illustrations by Ileana Clarke featured in a series of children's books by John 'Stinker' Clarke.

February March 2021 — Tilligerry Art Group

This TAG exhibition showcased local artists with a focus on the local environment.

October 2020 - Slow Down Intersect by Leesa Maree - Temple Lah

An exhibition of works by artist, art therapist and self published author, Leesa Maree — Temple Lah.

September 2020 — Council exhibition

An exhibition of works from Port Stephens Council employees and volunteers.

August 2020 — Natural History Illustration

An exhibition of works from students of Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle.

December 2019 to January 2020 — Council Art Collection

An array of artist works from the Port Stephens Council collection.

November 2019 — Small School Exhibition

Celebrating small schools across our region and highlighting the quality of artistic opportunities they offer their students.

Mount Kanwary, Bobs Farm, Martins Creek and Millers Forest Public Schools.