Inside Art

Opening drinks and nibbles at 6pm on Good Friday 25 March 2016 at the Wollombi Cultural Centre.

WVAC is proud to host the 13th annual exhibition of Inside Art, featuring diverse and original works by inmates of Cessnock Correctional Centre.

This popular Wollombi event provides creative motivation and encouragement for inmates and raises self-esteem. It also fosters a constructive approach to re-entry to society and to reducing re-offending. Most works will be for sale. Come and enjoy the variety and originality of this Art from the Inside.

OPENING: All welcome for opening drinks and nibbles, 6pm Easter Friday 25 March.

EXHIBITION: Open from Saturday 26 March, continuing until Sunday 10 April 2016 from 10am to 4pm, weekends and Public Holidays.

Sponsored by the Wollombi Valley Arts Council under the auspices of NSW Ministry for the Arts.

Inside Art 2016, Hunter Valley Art Exhibition, Wollombi Cultural Centre

Opening drinks and nibbles at 6pm on Good Friday 3 April 2015 at the Wollombi Cultural Centre.

WVAC is proud to host the 12th annual exhibition of Inside Art, featuring diverse and original works by inmates of Cessnock and Muswellbrook Correctional Centres.

This popular Wollombi event provides creative motivation and encouragement for inmates and raises self-esteem. It also fosters a constructive approach to re-entry to society and to reducing re-offending. Most works will be for sale. Come and enjoy the variety and originality of this Art from the Inside.

Exhibition open over the Easter Long Weekend, and continuing until Sunday 19 April 2015 from 10am to 4pm, weekends and Public Holidays.

Sponsored by the Wollombi Valley Arts Council under the auspices of NSW Ministry for the Arts.

Inside Art, 2015, Wollombi Cultural Centre

Opening drinks and nibbles at 6pm on Good Friday 18th April 2014 at the Wollombi Cultural Centre.

This is the 10th annual exhibition of Inside Art, featuring a wide range of art works by inmates of Cessnock Correctional Centre and others.

This popular Wollombi event provides creative motivation and encouragement for inmates and raises self-esteem. It also fosters a constructive approach to re-entry to society and to reducing re-offending. Most works will be for sale. Come and enjoy the variety and originality of this Art from the Inside.

Exhibition open over the Easter Long Weekend, and continuing until Sunday 4th May 2014 from 10am to 4pm, weekends and Public Holidays.

Sponsored by the Wollombi Valley Arts Council under the auspices of NSW Ministry for the Arts.

Inside Art 2014, Wollombi Cultural centre

Opening drinks and nibbles at 6pm on Easter Friday 29th March 2013 at the Wollombi Cultural Centre.

It’s on again! The 9th annual exhibition of Inside Art will feature works by inmates of St Heliers (Muswellbrook) and Cessnock Correctional Centres. Curator James Whitington is pleased to bring together a diverse range of artworks including paintings, drawings and sculptures. This popular Wollombi event provides creative motivation and encouragement for inmates and raises self-esteem. It helps to foster a constructive approach to re-entry to society and reduce re-offending.

Most artworks will be for sale. Come, see and enjoy the variety and originality of this Art from the Inside.

Exhibition open over the Easter Long Weekend, and continuing until Sunday 14th April 2012 (3 weekends only) from 10am to 4pm.

Sponsored by the Wollombi Valley Arts Council under the auspices of NSW Ministry for the Arts.

Inside Art 2013, Wollombi Cultural centre

Opening at 6pm on Easter Friday 6th April 2012 at the Wollombi Cultural Centre.

This annual exhibition, now in its 8th year, features artworks from the Hunter Valley’s Correctional Centres including predominantly the art of indigenous inmates. Inside Art provides the inmates with much encouragement as art programs, within the Correctional Services, create an opportunity to help inmates use their time constructively, to retain or gain their self-esteem, to plan positively for re-entry into society and to reduce re-offending.

Hosted by the Wollombi Valley Arts Council (WVAC), James Whitington is the WVAC curator of Inside Art. Well known indigenous artist Les Elvin (2008 Naidoc Artist of the Year) will help facilitate the exhibition.

Come and enjoy the variety, originality and beauty of this Art from the Inside

Exhibition open over the Easter Long Weekend, and continuing until Sunday 22nd April 2012 (3 weekends only) from 10am to 4pm.

Sponsored by the Wollombi Valley Arts Council under the auspices of NSW Ministry for the Arts.

Inside Art 2012, Wollombi Cultural centre

Opening at 6pm on Easter Friday 22nd April 2011 at the Wollombi Cultural Centre.

Come and enjoy the variety, originality and beauty of this Art from the Inside at the Wollombi Cultural Centre (WCC).

Featuring artworks from Cessnock and Muswellbrook Correctional Centres including those of indigenous inmates, this annual exhibition, now in its 7th year, provides much encouragement to participating inmates.

The Correctional Services art programs have created an opportunity to help inmates use their time constructively, retain or gain their self-esteem, plan positively for re-entry into society and reduce re-offending.

Exhibition open over the Easter Long Weekend, and continuing until Sunday 8th May 2011 (3 weekends only) from 10am to 4pm.

Sponsored by the Wollombi Valley Arts Council under the auspices of NSW Ministry for the Arts.

Inside Art 2011, Wollombi Cultural centre

Inside Art 2010, Wollombi Cultural centreOpening on Easter Friday 2nd April 2010, at 6pm, with drinks and nibblies, Inside Art is back for 2010 at the Wollombi Cultural Centre.

This year, the exhibition will feature artworks from St. Heliers Correctional Centre at Muswelbrook and will include, predominantly, a display of indigenous art from inmates and ex inmates.

This annual exhibition, convened by James Whitington from the WVAC, is now in its 6th year and is a popular and much anticipated event within the Wollombi community and, also, provides the inmates with much encouragement. The art programs within the Correctional Services has created an opportunity to help inmates use their time constructively, to retain or gain their self-esteem, to plan positively for re-entry into society and to reduce re-offending.

Well known indigeneous artists Tex Skulthorpe and Les Elvin will help facilitate the exhibition.

Come, see and enjoy the variety, originality and beauty of this Art from the Inside (and the Outside).

Exhibition open over the Easter Long Weekend, and continuing until Sunday 18th April (3 weekends only) from 10am to 4pm.

Sponsored by the Wollombi Valley Arts Council under the auspices of NSW Ministry for the Arts.

Inside Art, an exciting exhibition of Paintings Drawings and Craft Work, by the Inmates of Cessnock Correctional Centre.

In this annual exhibition, bars are still no barrier to the imagination. Inmates from all walks of life and backgrounds and combined to bring together this much anticipated annual exhibition for the Wollombi community, who has always shown them such encouragement.

This exhibition is the culmination of programs and courses, to assist inmates to adjust to imprisonment and develop new attitudes, skills and knowledge. A primary purpose of the programs is to help inmates use their time constructively, to retain or gain their self-esteem, to plan positively for re-entry into society and to reduce re-offending.

Past artists have attained outstanding results. Some students are studying Certificate IV in Fine Art, while others create paintings and craftwork for their loved ones or for personal interest, emotional healing or relaxation. Works range from traditional to contemporary.

Held over the Easter Long Weekend, and continuing for 2 weekends from 10am to 4pm.

Sponsored by the Wollombi Valley Arts Council under the auspices of NSW Ministry for the Arts.

Inside Art 2009, Wollombi Cultural centre