2020 Desert Equinox Program


Calling for Poster Art about 'What Matters to You' in 2020!

In Australia's First Heritage City the Art Exchange is starting a TIME CAPSULE, as a digital archive for the future. Much is happening in Broken Hill and the Far West district. There are new urban renewal plans, the drought and Baaka - Darling River is dry, and temperatures are rising, along with more frequent dust storms and the desertification of the region. So in 2020 what matters to you... is it love, world peace, planting more trees, the plight of endangered species? Make a poster that describes how you feel and what you think. Email a jpeg to submissions.bhae@gmail.com before 1 March 2020 along with the form below to be in the Time Capsule.

Your poster  can be anonymous. However, the Art Exchange wants to be able to contact you, just in case the time capsule is exhibited in the future. If you choose to be anonymous then your name will NOT be credited with the work, perhaps consider using a nickname or a pseudonym if you don't want to be identified.

The posters will NOT be used by BHAE Inc for any commercial gain, and only for promotional, publicity and educational reasons, and one day we would like to exhibit them. If you have any questions please call us or you can drop of your poster (any size is OK) at BHAE office 313 Argent Street between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday.





Writers Collective inaugural meeting

Community News - Writers Collective
In Broken Hill on Monday 24 February a small group met at the Broken Hill Art Exchange to work out a regular meeting for local writers. The when, what and who where were readily agreed upon. Broken Hill writers are welcomed on March 30th at 11am to an initial venue of the Kitchen Gallery within the Art Exchange in The Grand 313 Argent Street. 

“I am keen to see local writers promoted. We have so much talent here.”  said Gigi Barbe.

“It will be a safe place to read our work aloud with feedback that encourage our words to flow,” offered Benita Jacino. 

“I am interested in opportunities to publish, competitions local, national and global”, contributed Albert Woodroffe of Silverton.

With all this out of the way the group started to read aloud each others' words and offer encouragement with pertinent remarks about voice, language and structure. "Find your voice" was a strong topic at this first meeting of the Writers Collective.  This originated in advice from a visiting author Cate Plink who ran a writing workshop in Broken Hill  early  February 2020. The group looks forward to repeating the successful and encouraging hour with writers on Monday March 30th  at 11am at the Kitchen Gallery, Broken Hill Art Exchange at 313 Argent Street. If you’d like to be part of this energetic and supportive session please bring your own or other’s words on Monday 30th of March or contact the collective by email: outbackcolours@bigpond.com

Submit your artwork for the BHAE Members Autumnal exhibition now!
Exhibition opens 20 March & registration closes Wednesday 18 March 2020.






The 'What Matters to You' in 2020 poster art time capsule closes. Last day to email your poster to submissions.bhae@gmail.com


The Autumn Desert Equinox

at the Broken Hill Art Exchange

Each year BHAE hosts a night of entertainment for all to enjoy. Its also the evening the Broken Hill Art Exchange opens is members exhibition in the Heritage Gallery. Stay tuned for information about how to participate in the BHAE Members AUTUMNAL EXHIBITION. Open to all art forms on any theme.

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Members Autumnal Art Exhibition opening at the Heritage Gallery on Friday 20 March, 313 Argent Street, Broken Hill. Registrations close 18 March.

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Writers Collective Meeting

Heritage Courtyard Gallery, Broken Hill Art Exchange 313 Argent Street. Email outbackcolours@bigpond.com for information



Thursday 9 - Sunday 12 April

Secrets and Scandals / Broken Hill Heritage Festival


Desert Pearls: An edited anthology of Her Presence / Women in history / Broken Hill 2020

Performance artwork by Cynthia Schwertsik and Susan Thomas with Willyama High School students

Broken Hill City Council Chambers Square 240 Blende Street, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 April, 4pm









Pack your bags Darlings... it's festival time!


10TH - 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020


The Broken Heel Festival brought to you by the Palace Hotel

Tickets available now 




Heritage Courtyard Gallery Art Exhibition

Broken Hill Art Exchange 313 Argent Street Broken Hill





     The Environmental Art Awards

presentation by Broken Hill Art Exchange

Sturt Park at dusk