Community Art Exhibition ‘No Place Like Home’

May 27, 2019

A safe, secure home can make a huge difference to the quality of a person’s life. Yet, there is a lack of affordable and appropriate housing across Australia. In fact, some reports suggest that 195,000 Australian households are on the waitlist and another 433,000 affordable properties are needed by 2036 to meet the need.

To raise awareness of this issue, every year, Link Housing holds an annual community art exhibition ‘No Place Like Home’.

The exhibition, which has been running for four years, gives both residents and non-residents from NSW the opportunity to contribute artworks around the theme ‘No Place Like Home’.

If you’re a Link Housing resident with creative talents or an interest in art, this is a great way to showcase and even sell your work.

You don’t have to be a professional artist to apply – artworks from people of all abilities are welcome and will be displayed at the exhibition.

We accept a wide range of different mediums such as paintings, sculptures and sketches as long as your work addresses the theme. For example, last year an acrylic painting called ‘Sunrise on the Beaches’ showed a personal connection between the ocean and home, while another one called ‘Silence’ expressed the discomfort of being left out from a community.

This year, Link Housing is once again partnering with the City of Ryde, North Sydney Council, Hornsby Shire Council and Northern Beaches Council to host the exhibition across Northern Sydney.

Link Housing art exhibition attendees

The CEO of Link Housing, Andrew McAnulty explained the importance of the exhibition:

 “We are so pleased that the exhibition is going from strength to strength. We expanded to include Ryde last year and will do the same again this year as the exhibition continues to grow across Sydney. Thank you to the local councils – City of Ryde, North Sydney, Hornsby Shire and Northern Beaches – for supporting the exhibition and helping to raise awareness about the need for safe and affordable housing.”

The exhibition details are:

  • West Ryde Community Hall: 1 to 13 August 2019
  • North Sydney Community Centre: 15 to 20 August 2019
  • Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre: 22 to 24 August 2019
  • Creative Art Space: 25 to 28 September 2019

This year, for the first time, we will also be running a Link Housing Tenant Photography Competition on the same theme ‘No Place Like Home’.

The competition is open to Link Housing residents only and winning entries will be included in this year’s art exhibition. Winners will be awarded $200, $100 and $50 EFTPOS gift card vouchers for first, second and third places respectively.

The deadline to submit all entries is Friday, 19 July 2019.

To APPLY for the art exhibition please read the exhibition information pack.

To APPLY for the photography competition, email us at enquiries@linkhousing.org.au or call us on 94125111 for more information.

We also invite you to join us for the exhibition opening events which will be held in each location. Events are open to the public and guests will be able to enjoy complimentary drinks and canapes. All exhibiting artists are invited and can bring along their friends and family.

Exhibition launch event details are:

  • West Ryde Community Hall: Thursday, 1 August 2019 6PM-8PM
  • North Sydney Community Centre: Friday 16, August 2019 6PM-8PM
  • Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre: Thursday, 22 August 6-8PM
  • Warringah Creative Art Space: Thursday 26, September 6-8PM

You can keep up to date with the news about the art exhibition and register for the opening night events on our Facebook events page.