Gallery Sunshine Everywhere Inc. is a not for profit organization incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981.

ABN 83 474 921 704


Dozens of schools and hundreds of students have been involved in the many exhibitions and other activities, Gallery Sunshine Everywhere has conducted since it was established in 2007. Most of the exhibitions have been held at the Granary Cafe in Sunshine and will be again this year. The exhibitions mainly feature the work of pre-primary, primary and secondary school students and sometimes , local artists as well.



As I am sure you all know, there is little to report in 2020 by way of exhibitions.

In February, we put up the exhibition of work by Maxine Cooper and her granddaughters, Ellena  and Maddie.

We were then all overtaken by COVID 19 and the accompanying restrictions and lockdowns across Melbourne and beyond and the exhibition remained on the Granary Cafe walls until November.

Under the leadership of the amazingly creative and energetic Debbie Qadri and with some funding from Brimbank Council, the Little Say of Sunshine banners project commenced and continued throughout the year.

Members of the Gallery Sunshine Everywhere community were invited to send us five or more kind words: words that came to shape 2020 and we hope will  shape the years beyond as well.

Debbie produced large banners including the submitted kind words, returned them to the people who had submitted the words who subsequently displayed their banners in various local and international spaces.

Please check the Projects section of the website for more details about this wonderful project.

Then, have a look in the Publications section for the book we put together featuring each of the banners and details of their owners, reasons for selecting the words they did and why they displayed their banners as they did.

The book and some banners have been added to the collections of several libraries and museums.

It was very special to have so many people involved in the Little Say of Sunshine Project during the challenges of 2020 and it is certainly our hope that the messages from the project continue to sustain us now and into the future.

Take care

Stay well

Happy Days

Maureen Ryan


Gallery Sunshine Everywhere

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What does Gallery Sunshine Everywhere do?

The purposes of Gallery Sunshine Everywhere are to promote engagement with art-making and art education among pre-primary, primary and secondary school students and their schools and families, and business and the broader community of the Western suburbs of Melbourne, through:-

(a) exhibiting and valuing the art of pre-primary, primary and secondary school students.

(b) celebrating the talents of young artists and enabling community access to the art of pre-primary, primary and secondary students.

(c) extending the involvement of families, schools, business and the broader community with youth oriented art activities.

(d) increasing community understanding of the art of pre-primary, primary and secondary school students.

(e) developing art-focussed partnerships with schools and other organizations.

(f)  mentoring young and emerging artists.  

  1. (g)undertaking collaborative projects to raise the status, accessibility and visibility of visual arts for young people in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.

We aim to engage schools, families, business and the broader community with the art of pre-primary, primary and secondary school students. Exhibit the art of pre-primary, primary and secondary school students.

    Value the art of pre-primary, primary and secondary school students.

    Celebrate the talents of young artists.

    Extend involvement of families, schools, business and the broader
    community with youth oriented art based activities.

    Enable access to the art of pre-primary, primary and secondary students.

    Increase understanding of the art of pre-primary, primary and secondary
    school students.

    Develop partnerships with schools and other organisations.

    Mentor young and emerging artists.


  1. 1.Gallery Sunshine Everywhere coordinates at least ten curated exhibitions each year in Sunshine in Melbourne’s west.

  2. 2.There are no costs to families or schools. Grants and Sponsorship are always welcome to support each of the exhibitions. We collect the work, frame and hang it on the walls at the Granary Cafe, organise opening events there for students, families and friends and return the work at the end of each exhibition.

  3. 3.Gallery Sunshine Everywhere liaises with all schools that register for each exhibition and selects work for exhibition and for the on line Art Gallery on this web site:

  4. 4. All work is photographed and added to the on line Art Gallery on this site.

  5. 5. The work selected for exhibition is framed or otherwise prepared for exhibition

  6. 6. Each exhibition period of three or four weeks commences with an official opening

  7. 7. An identifying card listing the artist’s first name, year level and school is displayed with each art work

  8. 8. Where enquiries are made about purchasing  (framed or unframed) any work on display,
    Gallery Sunshine Everywhere follows up with schools, families and potential buyers.


Gallery Sunshine Everywhere has produced  a set of cards in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013. Click on the dates to see these.

Collaborative projects with groups including Brimbank Council, AMES, SAIL, Victoria University, Inspiring KIds to Create Primary Art Program, Diversity and Disability Art Group, Sunshine Rotary and the CASS Foundation.

In 2020, we completed the ‘Little Say of Sunshine’ project with Brimbank Council and in 2021 plan to implement the Intergenerational Maps Project with Moonee Valley Council (Postponed from 2020)


Maureen Ryan  

Gallery Sunshine Everywhere   

PO Box 5203  Burnley, Vic 3121  Australia 

(M)  0412 218 974     


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