Arts & cultural program

Twilight Concerts 2018

Advance ticket sales now open! Fill your diary with fantastic shows for 2018.

The Twilight Concerts program is a series of six concerts held in Randwick Town Hall. It forms a mini festival of entertainment which can include music, film, dance and comedy and is carefully programmed to be family friendly. 

This year our music performances come fully costumed, choreographed and theatricalized. You can dress up too and join the Starr Sisters in an air-raid shelter during the London Blitz. Enter the mysterious world of Keppie Coutts and solve the musical murder mystery. We welcome the return of Simon Tedeschi with Gershwin and me – back by popular demand. If you like dancing you will find three great opportunities to kick up your heels to live music. We are thrilled to announce Bernadette Robinson in Concert – back from her London premiere of Songs for Nobodies and bringing a specially tailored program to Randwick Town Hall. 

Council is also happy to announce a special Family Group ticket price of $60 for two adults and two children between 5 and 12 years of age - and the price of an adult ticket has dropped to $20.

There is something for everyone in Twilight Concerts 2018 – all tickets available now with Eventbrite.

You can collect a copy of the 2018 Program PDF, 2289.62 KB at Council's Customer Service Centre and our libraries and our Concerts are also listed on Council's What's on!

International Women's Day Art Prize 2018

Entries are now open!

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.The Prize celebrates the creative talents of local women and gives the community an opportunity to enjoy an exhibition of their work at Randwick Community Centre with a 'best of the exhibition' continuing at the Lionel Bowen Library Gallery.

Each year Randwick Council celebrates International Women's Day by running the women's only art prize. This provides a platform for women who live, go to school, or work in Randwick City to showcase their achievements and creativity. This event is the Council's way of recognising and celebrating the important contribution women make to families, workplaces and communities.

Who can enter?

You must be a female and aged 12 years and over who lives, works or studies in the City of Randwick.

How do I enter? 

Complete both sides of this entry form PDF, 1079.28 KB and attach the cut off section securely to the bottom corner at the back of your work. Your entry must be delivered to Randwick Community Centre, Munda Street, Randwick between 2pm and 6pm on Monday 26 February accompanied by the adjacent signed section. 

Please print your details clearly. There is a limit of one entry per person and late entries will not be accepted. Randwick City Council is authorised to display entries in Randwick Community Centre for the duration of the exhibition (see below). Entrants give permission for their artwork to be photographed for promotional purposes. If you would like to provide your own image of your artwork for inclusion in the brochure, please bring it with you at time of delivery. Image must be a Jpeg no less than 300dpi and must be saved for downloading at time of submission on a USB or disc.

What are the 2018 deadlines? 

  • Entries close Monday 26 February 2018, your artwork must be delivered to Randwick Community Centre between 2pm to 6pm, 27 Munda Street Randwick.
  • Award ceremony and morning tea will be held on Saturday 3 March 10am to 11am
  • All artwork NOT selected for Lionel Bowen Library exhibition must be collected on Monday 12 March, 2pm to 6pm
  • Exhibition Best of Women's Art Prize 2018 opens at Lionel Bowen Library on Sunday 4 March, 12pm to 4pm
  • Exhibition Best of Women's Art Prize 2018 artwork must be collected on Monday 30 April from 2pm to 6pm

2018 Exhibition Times

Randwick Community Centre:
Saturday 3, March 10am to 1pm
Monday 5, Tuesday 6 March, 1pm to 3.30pm
Wednesday 7, Thursday 8 March, 1pm to 5pm

Lionel Bowen Library:
Tuesday 13 to Sunday 29 April (except Easter and Anzac Day)
Monday to Friday, 10am to 9pm;
Saturday, 9.30am to 4pm; Sunday, 12pm to 4pm

2017 Prize Winners

12 to 19 years category

First Prize  - Casey O’Regan for Caitlin. The Judge felt that this painting demonstrates remarkable skill in handling the brush and the medium of oil paint. It is a slightly unsettling image as the viewer has no choice but to engage directly with the subject of the painting who seems to have a story to tell. The artist skilfully leaves the story making to the audience.

2017 Woman's Art prize winner 1st 12-19Second Prize  - Heritage by Alyssa Silva  Judge’s comments were, A beautiful painting made complex through a refined system of mark making. The composition is interesting because it crops the subject as camera would, yet, at the same time, it highlights important traditions

2017 Woman's Art Prize 2nd 12-19Third Prize - Respect by Adena Sheps The judge said, “This new media work captures the spirit of International Women’s Day. The graphics are reminiscent of the 1960s-70s when the second wave of feminism emerged creating a lively link between then and now. It’s gutsy and we need more of this.

2017 Women's Art Prize winner 3rd 12-19

 20 years and over category

2017 Woman's Art Prize 1st 20 plus

First Prize - Winter at Wylie's Pool by Sandra Routh. This work shows excellent observations of perspective and the interaction of light, shadow and colour. Interesting because it is an observational work with hints of geometric abstraction. It seems to hold ’new world’ promise in much the same way as is found in the work of ‘David Hockney’.

Second Prize - Nerium by Yuko Takeshita  Judge’s comments were, A small painting abstracted by being painted on the bask of Masonite. Gentle in both execution and form. It captures those peaceful spaces still to be found in Sydney.

2017 Women's Art Prize 2nd 20 plus

Third Prize - Relief by Alexandra Russell-Floyd The judge said, this work is an adventurous excursion beyond the conventional ‘rectangle or square’ format. The work locates itself in an interesting space between painting, clothing and the body. It’s a little bit rebellious which is very fitting for International Women’s Day.

2017 Woman's Art Prize winner 3rd 20 plus 

Councillor's Commendation

Birdsong by Anne Ring  We felt that this was a charming photograph.

2017 Women's Art Prize Coucillor Commendation

2016 Prize Winners

20 years and over category

First Prize - Coastal Vista by Jan Cook The judges said this was a quiet and sensitive response to the landscape and showed great control of the medium.

1st Prize over 20

Second Prize - Green Man by Lyn Campbell The judges said this was a well executed and composed mosaic showing creative flair.

Third Prize - Litchfield Swimming Hole by Betty Rovner The judges said this was an interesting contemporary response to landscape painting with hyperreal touches.

12 to 19 years category

First Prize - Marrow Graves by Yasmin Carter The judges said this was as engagingly complex and well balanced investigation of new media.

1st Prize 2016 WAP 12-19

Second Prize - Aspite by Jasmine Trindall The judges said this was a great use of Space and symbolic imagery.

Third Prize - Reach for the Sky by Pia Michalandos The judges said this was a dynamic and surprising composition.

Special Award - Desire by Eliza Graaf The judges said this was materially engaging and an interesting visual critique of identity

Councillor's Commendation

Malala By Matraville High School Councillor Shurey and Neilson felt that this was an interesting and complex work which speaks to young women in particular and is highly appropriate for International Womens Day. This work is a collaboration made by students at Matraville Sports High School.

Councillor Award winner 2016

Congratulations to all our winners! Randwick City Council would like to sincerely thank the two judges for 2016 - Sylvia Ross from the UNSW and Sally Clarke, Artist and Manager of Air Space Projects.

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