2017 Events Gallery

Ride A Day in My Wheels 2017


Studio ARTES Fundraising Experience


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merge. 2017


Contemporary Dance Residency @ Riverside


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merge. is a two year contemporary dance project, created to provide opportunities for dancers from Studio ARTES who identify as living with an intellectual disability. Over 2016 and 2017, participants have been supported through vocational development to learn new skills and develop their performance practice through a series of workshops and residencies. Dancers have built skills in a supported environment, to ‘merge’ forward and be better placed to participate in industry leading projects and performances.

In 2017 participants have experienced workshops with industry professionals in the areas of technique; improvisation; and health, strength and flexibility. Over the past week, our talented dancers have applied their knowledge in an intensive five-day residency with independent choreographer Matt Shilcock. Today’s work in progress is the result of a creative exploration into the word ‘merge’ and its multi faceted meanings.

Thank you to Nova Employment and Riverside Parramatta for your support of merge. 2017

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*Images by Noni Carroll, merge. 2017

Studio ARTES in the
Hornsby Shire Festival of the Arts


Mural Launch and Meet The Artists Exhibition


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Public Workshops


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Studio ARTES is proud to have taken part in the 2017 Hornsby Shire Festival of the Arts. As part of the festivities, we facilitated two seperate events. On Friday 10 November, we launched our mural which was funded through a grant from TransUrban and created in collaboration with artist in residency Jeff McCann and Studio ARTES members. Local politicians, community members, organisation representatives and friends all joined in on the celebrations, which continued upstairs in our gallery space where we introduced our artists to the guests! We exhibited photography and artwork by various Studio ARTES members themed around ‘In our streets’. Many artworks sold, and it was a huge success! Members spoke about their love of art and what it means to them to be an artist!

Festivities continued the following day where we facilitated FREE public workshops as part of FOTA. The workshops were a huge success, and Studio ARTES plans to facilitate more public workshops in the future, so stay tuned!

Thank you to Hornsby Shire Council for allowing us to be a part of the 2017 Festival of The Arts!

Jungle Fever
House Party!


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We caught a case of JUNGLE FEVER at our World Famous House Party in October. Friends, food, dancing and killer tunes were played! Our house DJs Kid Kermit, DJ Enzyme, and DJ Schnitty helped us get our groove on and it was a wild night for all!

Around the World Ball
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Oh what a night! Studio ARTES travelled AROUND THE WORLD in one night at our 2017 annual ball! We celebrated the cultures of the world, with guests attending dressed as anyone or anything, anywhere from Mexico to Madagascar!

Guests enjoyed a performance from our performing arts members, two-course meal, pop-up games, raffle and auction, and as always lots and lots of dancing. See more images from the Around the World Ball here!

Photography by Andrew Introna.

Annie Sloan
Paint our Studio Day


Annie Sloan paints, Piper & Ross Pymble and Honeybee Homewares joined together to design a mood board, provide support and donate some beautiful paint to help decorate our studio. We painted the studio chairs, reception desk, and a whole host of other fun things!

Thanks to our wonderful supporters and volunteers for helping make this day possible!

Dance Party
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Our first dance party in the new studio smashed it out of the park in June! There were non-stop laughs with friends, dancing, socialising and just first-rate good times.

Our house DJs Kid Kermit and DJ Enzyme swung hit after hit at the fiery crowd of enthusiastic dancers. We’re under high demand to put on more parties soon… so watch this space!

Minutes to Memories


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Studio ARTES presents a show to remember! The amazing and talented performing arts members and staff live on stage. Audience members explored moments in time as Studio ARTES’ talented performers defied logic and order in a spectaculor variety show which included dance, drama, music and film!

Photography by Karen Watson

Blue Illusion
Easter Fashion Parade


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The Easter Fashion Parade and High tea was in association with Blue Illusion at Hornsby Westfield. Members of the ‘Style ARTES’ group took to the stage in Blue Illusion’s Autumn-Winter range. Guests enjoyed a preview of the Blue Illusion range on a pop-up catwalk, where the Studio ARTES women modelled the new designs. Guests also enjoyed a high-tea provided by Blue Illusion. 15% of the profits made at Blue Illusion on this day went directly to help support Studio ARTES.

Ebb and Flow Exhibition


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Ebb and Flow was a project that brought together Ceramics Students from Hornsby TAFE and artists from Studio ARTES in an exhibition inspired by the Hawkesbury River. The work exhibited featured a variety of media including works on paper, textiles and individual ceramic pieces. As a part of our local environment, the Hawkesbury River has rich visual and historical significance. An exploration of the Hawkesbury inspired theme allowed artists a wide range of expression and which encouraged them to respond to the theme in a way that speaks to them.

This collaborative exhibition celebrated the diverse artistic talent within our community, giving TAFE students valuable experience in collaborating with a local arts organization, and our artists with disability the opportunity to exhibit alongside other artists within the community who focus on a different artistic discipline.


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