Arts, Heritage & Culture

From critically acclaimed exhibitions to student created street art, there is a never-ending list of talent sweeping the Shire. Come to explore the local culture or get your creative juices flowing at one of the many artist led classes. Join the ranks as a painter, sculptor or become a pottery expert. Whatever you desire, inspiration is never far away, so grab your paint brushes and explore the hidden art scene of the Shire. 

1. Walk The Walls - Cronulla

Follow the Walk the Walls trail and see how an array of street artists have beautified the streets of Cronulla. The trail includes 40 streets and laneway walls. There is a vast range of artistic styles including street art, stencils, posters, sculpture work, abstract and urban art, creating an art trail for all to embrace! Head to

Sutherland Shire Council's website to download the virtual map and the street art booklet.

2. Walk The Walls - Caringbah

The first ever Sutherland Shire 'Walk the Walls' - Street Art Festival was held in March 2018. 30+ visual artists were involved, including Phibs, Mulga, Ox King, Peque, Georgia Hill and many more, and they painted up a storm in one of the largest street art projects in Sydney.  The artists painted 1,500 square metres of walls in Caringbah as part of a large crime prevention program to stop graffiti and vandalism and as a way to revitalise open spaces in Sutherland Shire.

Sutherland Shire Council's website to download the virtual map and the street art booklet.

3. Hazelhurst Arts Centre
One of the Shire’s most infamous art offerings is the Hazelhurst Arts Centre. The art complex, is nestled on 1.4 hectares of beautiful gardens in the suburb of Gymea and draws artists from across the country to exhibit their works. With an ever-changing roster of art, no visit to the arts centre is the same.

4. The Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail
For a truly unique art experience, nothing gets more close and personal than the monthly Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail. Occurring on the first Sunday of every month, local artists open their doors and welcome the public to their studios. The acclaimed trail features many well-known artists including the ultimate artist accolade, Archibald prize winners. There are more than 20 artists welcoming you to their workspaces. Peek inside studios filled with paintings, drawings, wood carvings, glassware and more. The trail can be taken by foot or by car, however you travel, the trail offers a glimpse into the working life of true artists. Admission is free, just bring your creative curiosity with you.

5. Como Heritage Trail
Como Heritage and Environment Trail is a 4.2 km circuit through the local streets and bushland of Como that highlights local features and traditional stories that relate to the area’s local history.   The Trail traverses around the streets of Como and points out many well-known and not so well known historic stories

Featured along The Trail are eight interpretative stories that detail the history and development of the Como Pleasure Grounds, the Rail Bridge and Station, the Como Hotel and Scylla Bay Oval.  There are also two indigenous stories from the local Dharawal tribe that have a local connections with the Georges and Woronora Rivers.  You can down load the map, take the virtual tour of The Trail, read the entire Heritage Report prepared in 2017 or simply look at the fabulous photos that have been uncovered during the research.

6. Art Gallery Kurnell
Run by a cooperative of ten local artists, this gallery nestled in historic Kurnell, houses a variety of works from indigenous art, drawings, photography and more. Set on the edge of Botany Bay, the gallery is curated by the co-op of artists to profile unique and original works. Come to browse the array of art and take some home with an offering of reasonably priced pieces.

6. Cronulla Art Gallery and Interiors
Continue to explore the array of local talent fostered in the Shire with a rotating exhibit of well-known and up and coming artists. The gallery’s walls are covered with beautiful paintings; from serene landscape watercolours to brighter and bolder acrylics. For those with a love of interiors look no further, as the gallery also holds a collection of expertly crafted furniture for you to peruse (and purchase).

7. Sydney Tramway Museum 

The museum provides a nostalgic and educational insight, by preserving examples of public transportation in Sydney during the period of tramway operation from 1861 to 1961, with trams operating, plus restoration works-in-progress, exhibits and photos depicting their development and operation. Trams carry passengers towards Sutherland (one kilometre) and to The Royal National Park along the former railway line (two kilometres). The museum is open (with trams operating) every Sunday (10 am to 5 pm) and Wednesday (10 am to 3 pm).

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