The Chapel Gallery is a permanent gallery space offering opportunities for students of St George Christian School and the wider community to connect, engage, learn, and create. Featured exhibitions work to complement the New South Wales Department of Education K-12 curriculum.
The Chapel Gallery sits at the heart of our Hurstville Campus. The building holds special significance to the community as it is one of the few examples of Gothic Revival church architecture still standing in the local area.
In addition to its architectural significance, the Mayoress of Kogarah, Mrs Ada McPherson, laid the foundation stone for the Woids Avenue Congregational Church in 1901. The building has been known by several names including the Bellevue Congregational Church and the Allawah Uniting Church. Church services ceased in the building in 1995, when the building was decommissioned as a Church and St George Christian School acquired the property.
In 2021, work commenced to restore The Chapel to its original state, as a stand-alone building, acknowledging our foundations and symbolising Christ and the “Church” are at the heart of our School.
We anticipate the gallery program will evolve over time and include exhibitions, lectures, performances, and other special activities and events both for our students and the wider community.
We look forward to welcoming the wider community back to The Chapel, to engage with our public exhibition and performance program.
Year 12 Visual Arts Class of 2023
14 – 21 November 2023
Our Year 12 Visual Arts Class of 2023 have returned to school to showcase their completed Body of Works in The Chapel Gallery. The exhibition, titled Curtain Call, features extraordinary work in a range of mediums including painting, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. Curtain Call will be on display in The Chapel Gallery for one week only.
Please join us for a special viewing of the exhibition for parents of Year 12 Class of 2023 students, along with the school community, on Wednesday 15 November, from 4:00-5:00pm.
To make a booking: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1146536
An exhibition of book illustrations by Shaun Tan
10 October – 10 November 2023
This Books Illustrated exhibition features a collection of illustrations from Shaun Tan’s best-known picture books including The Arrival, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Rules of Summer, The Singing Bones, Cicada and Tales from the Inner City.
Through this selection of brilliant images, as varied and fascinating as their narratives, it celebrates Shaun Tan’s unique approach to storytelling.
About the artist
Shaun Tan is one of Australia’s most celebrated children’s book author illustrators both in Australia and overseas.
His books including, The Lost Thing, Cicada and The Arrival, have been internationally recognised for breaking new ground in children’s book literature.
Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer and as a concept artist for the films, Horton Hears a Who and Pixar’s WALL-E. He directed the Academy Award-winning short film The Lost Thing, based on his award-winning picture book of the same name, with Passion Pictures Australia.
1 – 22 September 2023
Presented by 3:33 Arts Projects Young Curators, St George Christian School and Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design
Our inaugural exhibition, Euan Macleod, Chasing Light, is part of the 3:33 Arts Projects, Young Curator Program, founded by Max and Gabby Germanos. Our School was partnered with artist Euan Macleod and Dulwich High School of Visual Art and Design (DHSVAD).
Year 11 Students worked together in a small group, under the guidance of School staff, to curate an exhibition of the artist’s work. It is a collaborative project giving students the opportunity to learn about creative professions, be inspired by art and art spaces, and develop their skills in a wide range of areas.
The Chapel Gallery is located at the
St George Christian School’s Hurstville Campus
Please check our website or Instagram for opening hours, prior to visiting, as they may vary due to exhibitions on show and School Term and Vacation periods.
Curtain Call 14 – 21 November 2023
Community Viewing Afternoon
Wednesday 15 November 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Enter via Intercom on Gate 2 Woids Ave, Hurstville Campus
Weekdays By Appointment
St George Christian School, Hurstville Campus
Enter via Intercom on Gate 9, Main Reception, 70 Bellevue Parade
Curtain Call is our last exhibition for the year. The Chapel Gallery will reopen in January 2024.
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St George Christian School
70 Bellevue Parade, Hurstville
PO Box 144 Ramsgate NSW 2217
We recognise that all country is God’s country.
We acknowledge the Bidjigal people of the Eora nation, the Traditional Custodians of this land, where the river meets the sea, and on which our School is built.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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St George Christian School (SGCS) is a K-12 co-educational Sydney School with a reputation for strong academic outcomes, intentional pastoral care and a disciplined and warm environment. Our devoted staff strive to make a difference in the life of their students.
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