Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Piggery Lane Studios Exhibition

On Saturday September 13th the 7 resident artists of the Piggery Lane Studios, combined with the artists from the Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop, will be holding their inaugural ‘Annual Art Exhibition’ which will be open to the public every weekend 10am to 4pm until October 12th. There will a great variety of all forms of art on display, Paintings from local award winning artists as well as Pottery, sculpture Jewellery and Crafts.

Greg Hansell, a local artist of international renown and a multiple Archibald/Wynne finalist will officially open the exhibition on Saturday 13th September at 6pm and there will also be live Music, all are welcome.

for information about Greg Hansell  click here

Saturday 13th is also the day that the ‘Secret Garden’ on the UWS Campus holds its ‘Spring Fair’ with farmyard animals, childrens activities, BBQ, Music, Devonshire teas and hundreds of plants for sale. It would be a wonderful day's outing to combine the two events in one day. Children will love seeing the deer sheep and lambs near the Piggery, and the animals at the Secret Garden, and adults can enjoy the art and plants. The Secret Garden is located at UWS Richmond, entry via Bourke Street, open 9am -4 pm

more information can be found  at Secret Garden 0414 784 5 460 Email

The Piggery also shares grounds with the Earthcare Centre, a gathering place for people learning and working towards responsible stewardship of the earth. Earthcare will be holding their Annual Fair on Saturday October 11th, with stalls and music and information on environmentally responsible land use and the development of healthy and self reliant communities.The Piggery Lane Exhibition will still be on and the combined events will be an opportunity for another great day out for the family.

for  more information

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail 2014

Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail weekend Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th August 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

'Somewhere Under the Rainbow'

It's not the Yellow Brick Road, but all you had to do yesterday  to get there was  follow the road and aim at the Rainbow!
Campus Drive leads directly to the Piggery ( The name was changed from Piggery Lane to reflect the change from the Agricultural College of over 100 years to the modernizing UWS )...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail

The annual Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail is on again this weekend and the Piggery will be open Saturday and Sunday 10am -4pm  visitors are welcome.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

'freshening up'

it's been a while since anything was done to the Piggery, so we have been doing a bit of pre-Spring Cleaning, clearing weeds and adding a bit of paint here and there.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hawkesbury Art Fair

The Hawkesbury Regional Gallery recently held it's inaugural Hawkesbury Art Fair, a curated exhibition of local (Hawkesbury) artists and Art Groups.
The Piggery Lane Studios were represented there, the works selected may not have been typical of all the artworks on show at the Piggery... but overall it made up a very fine exhibition and it is hoped  this will become an annual event at the Regional Gallery

Some of the Piggery Lane Studios works at the Gallery

Malcolm Robertson was also asked to do a portrait demonstration... the subject was Peter Kay, who is a regular Father Christmas at the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney.