Big Fat Smile Gallery to go mobile!

Big Fat Smile’s The Gallery closed its doors with a final celebration event on Friday, 29 June. Although we farewell The Gallery in its current form, a refocus on supporting creativity and providing quality arts programs through our Artspace studio a...

Reg and the Kids

The Gallery @ Big Fat Smile is excited to be exhibiting a collection of works by the king of quirk, Reg Mombassa and the kids he inspired. “I was delighted to hear that Big Fat Smile is having a show inspired by my work. As a child and teenager I was...

“Cut a Silver Path”. One Poet. Five Photographers.

A new art exhibition in Wollongong promotes the idea that words can be just a powerful as pictures. ‘Cut A Silver Path’ is a new photography exhibition – on from May 5th until June 8th at The Gallery @ Big Fat Smile. Conceived by Big Fat Smile...

Listening, Learning and Positive Change

Following is a statement about learning from mistakes and improvement. Fun Club @ Bellambi Point had an incident two years ago where a child left the centre without being seen by staff. The incident demanded critical reflection and a comprehensive res...

Norman and the (not very) Giant Peach

Mum phoned last weekend to say it was time to sort through the childhood toy box – the wasteland of eclectic toys still taking up space. And so I journeyed back as a 26 year-old to the house I grew up in. Simple I thought, “I’ll throw away everyt...

KIDS, ART AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD

In arts education, two things really set us apart. First, the artists/educators we employ must be ‘career artists’. They must be degree qualified and practicing in a professional sense. Second, we believe that children need to be exposed to A L...

The Big Fat Artspace Show 2015

On Tuesday 24 November 2015, families and budding artists joined in celebrating the works completed by children at Artspace @ Big Fat Smile this year. The Big Fat Artspace Show 2015 exhibits at The Gallery @ Big Fat Smile until 10 December, 2015. The e...