Annual Autumn Art Exhibition at the Royal Art Society of NSW

If you love and appreciate local art, you'll love the Annual Autumn Art Exhibition at the Royal Art Society of NSW. This well-known art school and gallery is a 3-minute walk from North Sydney station. Limited street carparking available. 

Address: 25-27 Walker St, North Sydney.

Exhibition Dates: 11 March - 3 April 2022.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm.

I will be sharing photos from the exhibition opening night featuring some of my favourite artworks.

Seeing this vibrant and colourful-looking painting reminded me of my childhood. I used to pick up Rubik's cube and play around with the colours by switching it around.

Phil McKay's 'Maroubra (cubes)' acrylic painting exhibited at the Annual Autumn Exhibition held at the Royal Art Society NSW in North Sydney

Above: 'Maroubra (cubes)' by Phil McKay.

I was drawn to the beautiful colour combinations, particularly with the blue, brown and beige tones for the background. I find it soothing on my eyes. Given the shape of the subject in this painting, I decided to crop this image into a square.

 

When I noticed this painting, I sensed the familiarity of the location featured on this painting. It turns out that the featured location was Cremorne Point, a harbourside suburb in Sydney's lower north shore. 

Acrylic painting 'Walk to Cremorne Reserve' by Gaye Evans exhibited at the Annual Autumn Exhibition in the Royal Art Society of NSW in North Sydney

Above: 'Walk to Cremorne Reserve' by Gaye Evans.

Since I'm familiar with the location, I could identify the vivid-looking palm trees, hilly lawns and waterfront views featured in this painting. I used to love swimming at the local rockpool known as the MacCallum Pool.   

 

I loved seeing these three artworks together because they feature different facets of Australia - the town, bush and city. To me, they share one common theme which is Australiana. 

'Como Hotel' by Trish McLachlan, 'Ridge Top' by Julie Brown and 'The Quay comes to life' by Thomas Parslow

Left to Right: 'Como Hotel' by Trish McLachlan, 'Ridge Top' by Julie Brown, and 'The Quay Comes to Life' by Thomas Parslow.

I noticed that they all feature the blue skies which is typical of the Australian landscape. The architecture featured on the first painting on the left is common in most older Australian regional towns and cities. 

 

I also enjoy capturing people enjoy themselves at the exhibition opening nights as shown below. I find it rewarding to capture people in the moment. 

Opening Night at the Annual Autumn Exhibition held at the Royal Art Society of NSW in North Sydney

Above: Opening night at the Annual Autumn Exhibition at the Royal Art Society NSW in North Sydney.

Best cafes near the Royal Art Society NSW in North Sydney

Bay 10 Espresso, Lavender Bay

10 Middlemiss St, Lavender Bay

An industrial-looking cafe located under the bridge and illuminated with neon signs. Popular cafe with cyclists as there are plentiful bicycle racks.

The Roots, North Sydney

Shop 7 & 8 Elizabeth Plaza, North Sydney

Lovely breakfast and lunch menu. Perfect cafe for salad fans due to their extensive salad menu. Open Mon-Fri 7-4.

Latitude Cafe, Milsons Point

55 Lavender St, Milsons Point

Popular local cafe with extensive outdoor seating area and fabulous city views.

 

Check out my other top things to do in Sydney.
 
Love Karen

About Let There Be Life Photo

Karen is the creative founder and photographer of Let There Be Life Photo. She loves capturing Sydney and creating happy memories for lovers of Sydney. She turns beautiful images into wall art prints for Sydney lovers. Check out more of her Sydney photos featuring Sydney Harbour, Cremorne Point, Balmoral Beach and the eastern suburbs in Sydney. 

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