Old Fire Station Exhibitions

Old Fire Station with Daisy

The Kiama Old Fire Station is a community gallery owned by Kiama Council and operated by the artists who hire the space.

Exhibitions are open 10am to 3pm Friday to Wednesday. Each exhibition is run by individual community artists hours may vary from exhibition to exhibition. 

Some may open Thursday afternoon or for longer hours depending on the exhibitor.

Entry is free and as the exhibitions are artist run you may also get to meet the creators themselves.

The Old Fire Station is also home to our local chameleon, Daisy the Decorated Dairy Cow.

History of the Old Fire Station

The Kiama Old Fire Station was built in 1915 and originally operated as a working fire station.

In 1996 Kiama Council and the Ministry of the Arts helped refurbish the space, allowing the Old Fire Station to be used as a community art gallery ever since.

The Old Fire Station is booked 52 weeks per year and is available to be hired for:

  • exhibitions
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • talks
  • recitals and
  • performances.

The mural on the back walls was painted by Trudi Voorwinden along with TAFE students during a TAFE Outreach Project, which trained 10 locals in mural design and coordination.

The trainees were:

Leonie Barracluff

Maryann Conway

Robyn Drake

Carole Dunn

Emmanuel Fenech

Rachael Kalkowski

Michelle Kent

Vicki Webster

Tanya Bond

Andrew Lawden

Grant Roberts

Warren Hunt.

The side panels were also undertaken as part of the TAFE Outreach Project and depict Daisy the Decorated Dairy Cow in the four seasons of our seaside environment.

Upcoming exhibitions