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The Canterbury Art Exhibition will hold its 47th exhibition from the 3rd – 5th May, 2019. From its inception in 1973 it has gained a reputation for its contemporary outlook and high artistic standards. This greatly anticipated annual event is held at Canterbury Primary School, Molesworth Street, Canterbury.

This year the Exhibition will showcase approximately 600 individual artworks from over 120 talented Australian artists. A highlight of the 2019 exhibition will be the work of two wonderfully talented local feature artists, Geoff Cunningham and Catherine Fitzgerald.


Geoff Cunningham at workGeoff’s interest in nostalgia, fashion and the absurd are constant themes in his art. His work constantly makes social comment on the present by evoking the past. Art is all about emotion; be it a sense of nostalgia, self-reflection, sadness or humour for Geoff - but the final image must be engaging and hopefully something you want on your wall!

We cannot wait to see what Geoff has to offer and look forward to his exhibit this year.



Catherine Fitzgerald at work
Catherine is a Melbourne based Artist who has attracted worldwide attention. Her work emanates vibrancy, movement and emotional honesty. Working with Oils and Acrylic on Italian Linen, Catherine's paintings naturally express her passion from memory and imagination for the simple things in life, travel, culture and nature. Catherine’s well-trained eye for colour and composition finds her brush strokes and layers of paint that emanate luminously from the depth of the canvas. Her paintings are a journey and we look forward to taking it with her in our 2019 exhibition.


Please join us - Art Exhibition Opening hours:

  • Opening Night - Friday 3rd May, 7.30pm – 11pm. (no stilettos please)
    Entry fee - $65 per head (early bird $60) includes beverages and canapés, catalogue and weekend entry. (Gift Shop open).
    Opening night tickets- https://www.trybooking.com/BBHWI

  • Saturday 4th May from 10am – 5pm.

  • Sunday 5th May from 10am – 4pm.

  • Location – Canterbury Primary School, Molesworth St, Canterbury, Victoria, 3126

Weekend entry fee is $5 for adults and children are free. The Café and Gift Shop will be open. All art works are sold on a commission basis with the proceeds directly benefiting Canterbury Primary School.