For the safety of our community, this year’s No Place Like Home will be an online gallery showcased on our website and social media. The exhibition is free to enter and open to all levels of experience. We have also added a photo competition: Community Connections.
Our No Place Like Home community art exhibition has been a huge success so far. The annual travelling art exhibition raises awareness for the need of affordable, safe and secure housing. It’s held across the Northern Sydney regions of; West Ryde, North Sydney, Hornsby, Ryde and Northern Beaches throughout August and September, in community art spaces.
Now in its fourth year, the exhibition is well supported by locals, artists and dignitaries, with many of the artworks done by tenants. This year the exhibition has expanded from four locations to five locations, giving more people the opportunity to experience the unique event.
With over 70 paintings and close to 30 sculptures, there’s a lot to see and absorb from each artists interpretation of the theme No Place Like Home, reflecting how a ‘home’ can transform lives.
West Ryde Community Space opened its doors on 1 August and kicked off the first installation of No Place Like Home.
This first stop of No Place Like Home ran from 1-13 August and was ‘absolutely fabulous’, with over 70 people attending the opening night. Link Housing would like to thank Councillor Penny Pedersen for City of Ryde – patron of the No Place Like Home exhibition – for her continued support and heartfelt speech at the opening night event. Also, thanks to Jonathan Nanlohy and his team at the City of Ryde for partnering with Link Housing to host the West Ryde leg of the exhibition. It was humbling to see so many residents, artists, partners, and community members at the opening.
North Sydney Community Centre‘s new pop up art space was next to host No Place Like Home from 15-20 August. We thank our special guests, including Mayor Jilly Gibson who spoke about the value of North Sydney Council’s long-standing partnership with Link Housing and the No Place Like Home initiative, at the opening night on Friday 16 August 2019. The 90 or so guests who attended the opening were also entertained by the One Voice Choir. A big thank you to North Sydney Community Centre and North Sydney Council.
The exhibition then ran from 22-24 August at Wallarobba Arts Centre. A big thank you to Hornsby Shire Council and Mayor Philip Ruddock for his welcome to our guests. Great to have the artists, community members, our partners including; Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter, Hornsby Councillor Warren John Waddell, Councillors, Joey Nicita and Mick Marr there.
After receiving a $63,000 grant from the NSW Government, Link Housing has transformed an under-utilised community hall in Blaxland Road, Ryde into a vibrant arts and cultural hub which is where the most recent exhibition opened on Tuesday 27 August. It ran through to Thursday 29 August and was the first exhibition to be installed there.
City of Ryde Councillor Penny Pedersen – patron of the No Place Like Home exhibition – says, ‘I was thrilled to attend the opening of Link Housing’s fabulous new community Arts and Cultural Hub at Blaxland Road.
Watch this space
The final installation of No Place Like Home 2019 can be seen from 25-28 September 2019, at Northern Beaches (Creative Space Curl Curl). Opening night is Thursday 26 September 2019, from 6pm-8pm. You can check out and even purchase works by Julie Peadon, Ting Ying Chang and Joo Ri Moon, and so many more.
We thank the metro and local media for their support of the exhibition this year. It has been wonderful to see our talented artists and their impressive artworks featured.
Link Housing would like to acknowledge all of the artists who are helping us to raise awareness of how a safe and affordable ‘home’ can transform lives.