Upcoming Exhibitions


Past Exhibitions


“The Opal Sea”

Ann Golledge

October 1 – October 8, 2013

“Little Gems”

Brett Garling

July 22 – July 29, 2013

“Works on Paper”

Emma Keep

June 7 – June 14, 2013

“Crazy for Colour”

Ann Golledge

March 30 – April 6, 2013



David Badcock

September 29 – October 10, 2012

“Land of Dreams”

John Weeronga Bartoo

July 24 – August 8

“From Flowers to Flames”

Helene Buchanan

June 8 – June 15

“Flowers of Colour”

Maree Breuer

April 6 – April 13

“Flying Colours”

Ann Golledge

April 14 – April 20

Past Exhibitions



Zoe King

October 15 – October 22

“Yuluwirri Rainbow Painters”

Yuluwirri Rainbow Painters

October 8 – October 13

“Sand, mud and colour from the shores of an ancient inland sea”

Karin Thurston

September 30 – October 7

“Colour My World”

Connie Amoore

August 12 – August 21

“Life is different in the Ridge”

Graham Merrett

July 23 – July 31

“Crossing Boundaries”

Ann Golledge

July 8 – July 22

“Lightning Ridge– A Snapshot”

Paul Bird

June 10 – June 17

“The Ridge – Past & Present”

Reg Proctor

May 27 – June 3

“Bold Colour and Movement”

Cathy Carson

April 20 – April 26

Past Exhibitions


“Voyage of the Narcissist”

Zoe King

September 24 – October 4

“Colourful Impressions from a travellers diary…”

Roslyn Brasier

17 July – August 1

“Zoe King Debut Exhibition”

Zoe King

8 – 14 July

“Oil and Water au Natural”

Helene Buchanan

10 – 16 June

“Places, Races and Spaces”

Judith Jackson

1 – 6 April



Ann Golledge

October 10 – October 25

“Colours of the Ridge”

June 6 – June 13, 2014

An Exhibition by Paul Bird and Ann Golledge



Lightning Ridge artists Paul Bird and Ann Golledge are excited about their upcoming combined Exhibition ‘Colours of the Ridge’. This inspirational exhibition will be officially opened on Friday 6th June at The Ridge ArtSpace, by Stephen Wilson, the Principal of Balmain Art School, Sydney. Stephen is a highly qualified teacher of art practice, and holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of NSW, College of Fine Arts.

Paul Bird’s work lives and breathes the diversity of all that the Ridge offers in the vibrancy of opal colours and sunsets, to capturing the story of mining adventures and lifestyles on the opal fields in a light hearted narrative approach and reflects his admiration and affection for Lightning Ridge. An artist for over 30 years, Paul’s work reflects softness in an otherwise harsh environment.

Ann Golledge has established herself in Lightning Ridge as a professional artist. Her first exhibition coincided with the official opening of The Ridge ArtSpace in 2009. She has had successful exhibitions locally as well being invited to exhibit at Sydney Parliament House 2010, which promoted Indigenous and non- Indigenous artists from regional NSW. She has also exhibited her ‘Play of Colour’ collection of artworks at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, 2011. Her painting technique and approach to her work reveals a loose, colourful, unfettered style that reflects the freedom of lifestyle and unique environment of black opal country that has sparked her imagination.

Exhibition is open daily from 9am-4pm.

Previous Exhibitions by Paul Bird and Ann Golledge