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Northern Illawarra Art Trail

Thelma S Zaracostas, Graham Sinclair and Judy Bourke will have their studios open for the Northern Illawarra Art Trail, Saturday and Sunday 19th & 20th November 2022 from 10 – 3pm. More info here

FREE parking next door, north of the studio in the commuter car park.


‘Gentle Reflections’ BAST exhibition at Clifton School of Arts

In November 2017 members  Frank Nowlan, Garry Jones, T S Zaracostas, Maylee Jones and Judy Bourke  and past Members Michele Elliot and Mary Wingrave  showed their latest works. The title of the exhibition is a tribute to the late Ian Gentle a local sculptor who used to live and work in this building.

Friday 3rd to Monday 6th November 2017 at Clifton School of Arts, A great local gallery.

The Exhibition was open 10 – 5 every day. Opening Friday night 6pm – 8pm at Clifton School

of Arts.

Guest speaker was Thirroul designer Mick Alvisse

Gentle Reflections at Clifton School of Arts

Barracks Art Studios Thirroul  had their first Members Exhibition from 3rd to 5th November 2017. The title of the exhibition was Gentle Reflections.

Members Judy Bourke, Frank Nowlan, T S Zaracostas, Garry Jones and Maylee Jones exhibited with past members Kendal Heyes, Michele Elliot and Mary Wingrave.

The opening was on Friday 3th November 2017 at 6pm.

BAST studio open for Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival

2016 News

Studio Open Days

The studios will be open for the Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival Saturday/Sunday  2nd /3rd April 2016. Studio artists will be available between 10am – 4pm to sell works directly to the public.

You may make arrangements to meet any of the artists Judy Bourke, Kendal Heyes, Skye Zaracostas, Garry Jones or Maylee Jones over this time,

The artist in residence studio will also be open for visitors.  Come and say hello to Graham Sinclair our present artist in residence

2015 News









Mary Wingrave, Kendal Heyes and Judy Bourke have work in this exhibition. the exhibition continues for August 2015.  Entry to NSW Parliament House is via the security entrance in Macquarie Street, Sydney.

Julia and Murphy showed their works to visitors to the studio during the Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival.

 Julia Stjepanovic completed her residency as part of the Made in Wollongong Program funded by a grant from Wollongong City Council.

Murphy Bouma is busy working in the  AIR studio. She is about half way through her residency.

The BAST studios will be open for the Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd March 2015. Artists will be on hand to discuss their works.

Made in Wollongong, Artist in Residence Program 2014-15

‘Made In Wollongong

Artist in Residence Programme 2014 – 2015

Barracks Art Studios Thirroul is offering two, three month residencies to local artists with a small exhibition at the end of the residency period.

There will be a reduced studio rental and small amount of money for art materials.

Suitable for Painters, Sculptors, printmakers and writers

$30.00 pw for three months

Poster, info and application form attached … scroll down

This Project was made possible by a Cultural Grant from Community Cultural and Economic Development, Wollongong City Council.


BAST MIW appplication form P1- V2.LR

BAST MIW appplication form P2-V2.LR