The Balmain Watch House is available for hire as an exhibition space. Bookings are usually for one weekend.

The Watch House is located at 179 Darling St Balmain NSW

Information is available on our Contact Page or email Bookings

Interested exhibitors should submit their preferred dates by July for exhibiting the following year.

For current exhibitions see our Exhibitions page.
For past exhibitions see the Past Exhibitions page.


Mamas With Easels is an Inner West community project bringing together the artistic passions of women who are nurturing their own creative spirit as they nurture their own young ones. Their work is expressive, vibrant and playful. As they face the challenges of motherhood and embrace the many tender moments, they are entwining their arty selves into the tapestry of the journey itself. Fun and charming, soulful and enriching, this colourful and diverse exhibition of eight local female artists will certainly please the visual palette whilst the warm and nostalgic environment of the venue will make for a delightful visit.      

February Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 9am to 4pm

Opening Friday 9 Drinks 6 to 8.30pm All welcome


Jackson Wood is a young photographer who was born in Birchgrove the son of a local shipwright. Naturally he spends much of his time mucking about the waterways, boating, fishing and swimming. This exhibition is a stunning collection of sea and landscape photos that he has captured as part of his daily life travelling between his two homes on the South Coast near Central Tilba and Balmain.    

February Saturday 17 10am-4pm and Sunday 18 11am-4pm

Opening Friday 16 - 6-9pm  All welcome


A collection of beautiful and diverse oil paintings by Vicky Kastanias Vicky Kastanias is a developing Sydney based artist who began painting in her 60s after the passing of her husband. Vicky was always drawn to art and attended galleries but never thought of picking up a pencil or brushes to try it herself. On a whim, she attended art classes and found she had an ability to capture any image.  Oil painting became a passion. Before long, family and friends started requesting images for their own home displays. No subject was too challenging. Vicky is primarily drawn to the beauty of nature but paints a broad spectrum of themes and styles including still life, landscape, fantasy, abstract and religious images. This is Vicky’s first solo show.

February Sat 24 and Sunday 25  10am to 5pm 

Opening Fri 23rd Feb - 6pm to 8pm All welcome


Robyn Sharp This exhibition reflects the freedom I find in creating – a joyful process, where I can capture moments of imagination, fragments of memories, and the many levels of human emotion. My style is evolving; each creation teaches me about myself and is like a mirror of my life and emotions. I strive to be an authentic artist, one who bares their soul through art.  I suppose one day, my craft will stabilise and become artistically identifiable, but then again it might not. After all, we are forever changing beings, and my art is the change in me!          

March  Saturday 3 and Sunday 4  10.30am– 5.00pm

Friday 2 7.00pm – 9.00pm All welcome


The Balmain Peninsula Park Painters are holding their 14th annual exhibition at the Balmain Watch House from Friday the 9th of March to Sunday the 11th of March 2018. The theme for this exhibition is “Balmain and Beyond”, which will feature many of the local community’s favourite scenes and subjects, as well as a variety of other works, including overseas, still life and animals. This group of artists has been very successful in their long history of annual public exhibitions at the Watch House and have regularly exhibited, sold works and won awards at local community art shows in Sydney. This free exhibition opens from 5:30 to 8pm on Friday, 9th March 2018. Please come and join us for a glass of wine on the opening night or anytime over the weekend (Saturday, 10th March and Sunday, 11th March, from 10am to 4pm). Please join us for a glass of…

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March Saturday 10 and Sunday 11, 10am to 4pm

Opening Friday 9, 5:30 - 8pm All Welcome


Carolyn Haywood, Jeanette Prout and Barbara Ward are three artists with different styles and approaches to their work. We share a long-time passion for art and will be exhibiting together in March 2018. Etchings, photographs, drawings, artist’s books, watercolour and acrylic paintings will be for sale at reasonable prices. The subjects are colourful and varied with something to suit anyone.

March Friday, 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18, 10am-4pm

Opening Friday 16, 6 - 8pm All welcome


A show organised by Andra Krumins featuring different artists across varied media such as ceramics, print, photography, painting and drawing, to offer works both useful and purely decorative. The three, small, lockup cells of the Watch House will be individually themed as LIFE, HAPPINESS and HARDSHIP to create a sense of coherence and philosophical separation through different groupings of relevant works, while the other spaces will display a general exuberance of artistic output!

March Saturday 24 and Sunday 25, 10am-5pm

Friday 23 March at 5-8pm All welcome