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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

Hunter Valley, Newcastle & Port Stephens Homeschool Artists

26 November to 26 January 2023

This is a children’s exhibition of works from Newcastle, Port Stephens and Maitland homeschooling community. A collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture from preschool to graduating students to celebrate their achievements in art.

Previous exhibitions

'Splash of Colour' by Sam Zok

"I want art to not be intimidating for the viewer. As a result a lot of my paintings are a little bit quirky and a lot of fun. I enjoy experimenting with the possibilities of paint and as a result I haven't really settled on any one style or subject matter. I hope you find something in my collection that brings you some joy and makes you smile." - Sam Zok

'The beauty in minutiae' by Kate Wilkie

Landscapes, flora and fauna inspire local artist Kate Wilkie, whose exhibition features paintings, prints, collages, photographs of the stunning Central Australia Larapinta landscape and real cicada wing jewellery in gold, nickel and copper.

'Knots of Love, Bree' by Bree-Anna Latham

Using natural materials such as cotton, wooden beads, shells and driftwood and taking elements from the world around us Bree-Anna weaves them into unique works of art.

'The Finer Detail' by Henrietta Mooney and Julie Jackson

The exhibition title The Finer Detail refers to the detailed research required to create a scientifically accurate illustration or painting. Henrietta Mooney and Julie Jackson are botanical illustrators, and their collection of works explores the local plant species and forest types of the Port Stephens area, and the wider Hunter region. This exhibition will take you behind the scenes as a demonstration of the scientific and illustration techniques used to complete a finished work of art. The exhibition will include examples of flower dissections, Herbarium specimens, and drawings from the microscope, as well as detailed completed artworks.

'Koori Colours Art Gallery' by Jason Russell

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.

'Brighten Up Your Life' by Juls DeAth

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
patterns.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

'A Piece of Art for Everyone' by 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'.

'The Works of John' by 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.

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.

'Between Here and Gone' by 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.

'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.

'Children's Book Illustrations' by Ileana Clarke

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

'Images of Port Stephens' by Tilligerry Art Group

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

'Slow Down Intersect' by Leesa Maree - Temple Lah

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